Monday, February 16, 2015

17 going on 27

Another prime example of how I tend to dress older than my age. I actually wore this outfit out with loafers instead of heels, but I ordered these shoes a few weeks ago from Forever 21 and I am obsessed with them! I've been looking for a pair of heels like these for months, and then one day I decided to check Forever 21, and lo and behold they had exactly what I was looking for. They're a great height, and they honestly don't hurt my feet that much. I'm glad that I finally have a pair of heels  that I can easily wear out to dinner or nice events without feeling out of place. The black heels I had prior were about 5in high and if I chose to wear them out, I was basically signing myself up for sore feet and a night of teeter-tottering all over the place and trying to not completely wipeout on the floor.

Also, worth noting, black and tan is such a good combination, no?It creates a neutral base for some fun and bold accessories (like my necklace), and the contrast isn't as stark as black+white which makes it feel a bit cozier. 
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) // Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger (similar, similar)  // Pants: J.Crew // Necklace: J.Crew Factory // Shoes: Forever 21 // Watch: c/o Urban Peach

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Music Madness #26

This month is all about love so I obviously had to make a playlist that reflected that! Doesn't matter what the current state of your love life is, there's a song for everyone :)

all black

My outfit may be all black, but I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! Remember my post from yesterday? Well it looks like I can finally cross off #4...I got into the Honors Program at Northeastern University yesterday! 
Shirt: Everlane // Pants: Pacsun // Shoes: Aldo (similar, on sale)// Necklace: J.Crew Factory (on sale) // Sunglasses: J.Crew Factory // Tote: Everlane

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

18 Before 18 | Halfway There!

Happy half birthday to meeeee! In a mere six months I will be a legal adult and that is absolutely terrifying. So instead of focusing on my impending departure from child to young adult, I thought that we would take a minute to check in on the 18 goals I set for myself six months ago. Let's take a look, shall we?

ACCOMPLISHED:
7. Go to another concert
8. Buy someone dinner
9. Buy a new camera lens 
11. Have a picnic with friends
14. Meet someone new

ALMOST/WILL ACCOMPLISH:
1. Get my license
2.Go on a trip with my friends
3. Graduate high school
4. Get into college
12. Give a sizeable donation to something 
13. Go to a baseball game
15. Clean out my closet 
17. Go to torchy's and gourdoughs

MAYBE NEXT YEAR?
5. Leave the country
6. Reach 100 blog followers
10. Get a job
16. Watch a movie at the alamo draft house
18. Splurge on myself 

Overall I'd say that I'm off to a decent start! There's quite a few things on my almost/will accomplish list that I wish I had already crossed off, but I know that within a few month or even weeks, a handful of those goals can be moved over to my 'accomplished' list. Here's to six more months of working towards my goals!


Monday, February 9, 2015

three things

Top (on sale) | Necklace (on sale) | Bag

Starting a new little series on here where I feature three things that have caught my attention recently. Whether they be something I bought, something I want, or even something I watched. Coincidentally, all of these items are from j.crew (surprise, surprise), but trust me, there'll be more diversity in the next installment. I pinky promise.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February Goals

New month, new goals!

1. Drink at least 36oz of water a day // I read somewhere that you should drink around half your weight in ounces a day. For my that means that I need to drink roughly 50oz of water a day. Last month I worked on drinking at least 24ox, and I'm trying to gradually work my way up to 50oz!

2. Workout at least once a week for 30min // Don't let my slim physique fool you, I am incredibly out of shape. Back in my glory days (aka seventh grade) I used to work out often and I was able to run/jog a few miles without feeling like death. Oh how things have changed... 

3. Post twice a week on the blog + two videos on youtube // Posting consistently is something that I'm gonna be working on for awhile. Along with regular blogposts, I also want to try to revive my youtube channel and start posing a video or two over there. 

4. Keep my couch clean for at least a week // I have a small couch in my room and I haven't seen it in months. It's constantly covered with random bits and bobs: my school bag, notebooks, dirty clothes, clean clothes, things that have shifted from my desk to my couch in a poor attempt to clean my desk, I honestly could go on and on. I would love to be able to finally clear off my couch and use it for what it's intended purpose is, even if it's only for a week.

5. Be careful with my spending // January was a month filled with unexpected, but totally worth it purchases. I made a nice chunk of change taking senior pictures for multiple people, but because I currently don't have a job, I need to be a bit more mindful of what I spend my money on and I should probably cut back on how many times I go to eat out with friends.

I'm super excited for a new month filled with some new goals! Let me know what your goals for the month are and feel free to check out my january goals as well. 

p.s. I'm linking up with Melyssa as a part in her Weekly Wishes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Goals | Check In

Checking in with my monthly goals today, let's see how I did

1. Drink at least 24oz of water everyday // ALMOST. There were a few days that I didn't drink much water, mainly due to the fact that the lid to my camelbak was leaking and I had to wait for the replacement part to come in, but other than that, I was pretty good this month!

2. Post at least twice a week // ACCOMPLISHED. With the help of a good brainstorming session and a planner, I was able to make an editorial calendar for the month. There were a few posts that got missed, or were posted late, but overall I was fairly consistent with my blogging this month!

3. Clean up my outfit inspo boards on pinterest // YUP. Instead of having one board filled with outfit inspo, I know have three boards. One for hot, mild, and cold weather. It was nice being able to break down my boards into smaller categories and to delete any pins that aren't my style anymore.

4. Organize all my blog files // KINDA. All of my 2015 are nice and organized, but my 2014 files are still a bit all over the place. I did some minor cleaning up, but not very much. I'm honestly not really stressing about it since I rarely feel the need to access old blog files.

5. Apply for at least three major scholarships // NOPE. not even close. I filled out my FAFSA, does that count?

I'd say that i did pretty well this month! I might have not knocked all of 'em outta the park, but i'm definitely heading in the right direction, and that makes me feel stellar.