An Update after 3 Years

Hello everyone. It’s been a minute…or three years hasn’t it? For a few years, I fell out of love with blogging. I started this blog as an outlet to document my style and thoughts. After a while, I felt pressure within myself to churn out new posts and my inspiration and authenticity was lost.

Until tonight, or this morning I guess, I had not looked at my blog in well over a year. While I left it up, it did not bring me joy or excitement to post anymore and it was no longer something I shared with others or thought of as my own. Tonight was different. I looked back on my posts with a sense of nostalgia and a renewed sense of excitement. O

I stopped posting for reasons many can relate to. I felt like I had to compete with those around me and the pressure from metrics such as likes, comments and followers took its toll. I no longer enjoyed blogging for what it was, a chance to post my thoughts and ideas. It become nothing more than a numbers game and it became more stressful than serene to develop any sort of content. I was always comparing myself to others instead of looking for inspiration. I never thought my posts were as put together as others and I began to doubt myself. I decided it was best for me to step away from social media and sharing and focus on being in the moment. I stopped worrying about capturing the moments and began relishing them. I began to feel better and more at peace. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore reading blogs and following influencers on on social media. Much of my style is still very much influenced by others who shape the fashion industry. But I needed to step away from the metrics for a while and get back to real life.

Over the last two and a half, nearly three years, I have started college, changed majors (and transferred schools), received my first promotion at a company I love working for, made new friends, met the love of my life and most importantly, gained a strong appreciation for coffee… hahaha just kidding on that last one.

I may post about some of these experiences (the tea is good!), some related to fashion and others not so much in future posts but for now I am moving at my own pace.

These adventures have changed me and I feel at this moment I am ready to share again. I’m not going to worry about a timeline or metrics or anything that doesn’t “spark joy” (shoutout to Marie Kondo) in the world of blogging. I am focusing on why blogging truly matters to me: it is an escape and a joy, not a chore and a hassle.

Mindset is everything. You cannot control your circumstances but you can control your outlook on them.

Thank you and welcome back.



Swing Dresses

Hello loves!
I wanted to share these two swing dresses from Forever 21 (on the clearance rack!) that I think are perfect for winter! The fit of these is perfect because they are a bit more polished than a true “t-shirt” dress but they are still just as comfy!

My friend Isabel was so sweet and modeled one of the dresses for me. We had way too much fun channeling our inner Kendall and Gigi for these photos. She was also in one of my posts from about a year and a half ago, which you can read here: Girls’ Night Out

PC to my wonderful sister!

Thank you for reading!



First Day of School Outfit

Hello loves!

Today was my first day back at school and it’s finally my senior year. Even though I’ve been at the same school now for quite some time, I still love to plan out my outfit way ahead of time and spend a lot of time getting ready. I think we can all relate to the struggle of constantly debating what to wear for the first day. I think that this year’s outfit put together a lot of current trends into one look which I ended up really liking.

I promise I’m not mad. LOL


When I was initially thinking of first day outfits, I thought this look would be too trendy. While I love all of these pieces individually, I thought it would be too much if I wore them all together. I ended up just trusting my instincts and wearing it anyway. This look will definitely be a go-to for fall.

Thank you for reading!





Colourpop Haul and Review

Hello lovelies!

So today I have something a bit different to post today. I have never shared anything makeup-related on my blog but over the past few months I have been quite interested in beauty in addition to fashion. I recently purchased several items from Colourpop which I thought I’d share with you today. I’ve never done a “haul” post before mainly because I usually buy things over time rather than all at once and I know they have kind of a mixed opinion from readers. Personally, I love reading them. So if you enjoy hauls then keep reading!

So I usually don’t pay much attention to packaging when I get something in the mail but this one is too cute to not share. I was pleasantly surprised by the packaging as I wasn’t expecting anything special. I can’t bring myself to get rid of the box so I’ve been storing makeup in it.

Un, Deux, Trois, Quatre
These eye shadows are part of Colourpop and Jenn Im’s collaboration and I absolutely love these! All of the colors have great pigmentation and the whole set was only $20. They are a cream powder formula so they kind of feel damp to the touch. I personally like to apply them with my finger and then blend them out with a brush. The texture makes it so easy to get a professional look. Just make sure to blend! I also like that I can buy the colors individually so when I run out of just one color, I don’t have to buy them all together.

Blush: Between the Sheets Highlight: Lunch Money

The blush and highlighter I purchased were also fantastic! They are very similar to the eye shadows in terms of texture and pigmentation. I am super pale and I really like that these don’t wash me out.

Lip Pencil: Pitch  Lipstick: Limbo
Ok, this has to be my favorite product that I purchased… I have slowly become a lipstick addict and this is by far the best one I have ever used. Colourpop’s are cheaper than most drugstore lippies (only $6 for lipstick and $5 for pencils) and are one hundred times better than anything in the drugstore. The shade I purchased, Limbo is a dupe for the Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown K. Some other dupes they offer are Clueless (Candy K) and Beeper (Dolce K. ) The number one thing I look for in a lipstick is that it is transfer proof and these definitely stand up to the test. I can eat and drink pretty much anything and it doesn’t budge. That being said, it can be a bit difficult to get it off. I personally like to use NYX’s Be Gone! Lip Color Remover instead of a traditional makeup wipe to take this off.


Thank you for reading!





Casual Striped Dress

Hello loves!

Sorry for the so not eye-catching title… but I finally have a proper OOTD post after oh, so long! I first wore this dress back in March when I went out to dinner with my friends. I dressed it up with some pink heels and off I went. This time swapped the heels for tan boots so it would be casual for work. The origami hem keeps it from being too simple and though I chose not to, I could’ve added a little jewelry to spice it up. The fit of this dress is pretty nice. It’s fitted, but not overly tight. It’s simple and matches almost everything in my closet; my kind of dress.


Until next time, (which hopefully won’t be long)



Life Update

Hello lovelies!

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a proper blog post. Life has been so busy lately that blogging has really taken a backseat. 😦

I’m finishing up my junior year of high school and getting ready to send out college apps! I am so ready for senior year! School, in particular, has been the busiest part of my life. As most people can attest to, junior year is definitely the most taxing year of high school.

I also recently got my first job, working at Carter’s which is a cute baby store and I’ve been really enjoying it!

I’m coming up on one year since I started blogging, (even though I haven’t posted in two months! eek!) and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to read my musings on OOTDs and fashion. It means so much to me and I hope to continue this for quite some time.

Also, like last summer, I’ll be going to FIT for more precollege classes. Last year I took a class in fashion merchandising and this year I’m taking two classes; product development and visual merchandising. Last year was such a great experience and I can’t wait to go back. I’ll try to post more about it than I did last year lol.

I’ll try to put up a proper blog post soon! Thank you for reading!!



Spring Fever

Happy Leap Day, loves!

To say that I’m ready for spring is an understatement. Where I live, it’s that awkward time of year when it’s not quite warm, not quite cold. Gah, weather you make getting dressed such a challenge! Once March hits, I’m over my fall and winter wardrobe. If it was up to me, the weather would change with the months and tomorrow would be sunny and sixty five degrees. But no, the weather does not care about my wardrobe woes and does whatever it wants to do. To (sort of) cure my spring fever I decided to go ahead and start breaking out my spring clothes.


There’s always at least one picture of me freezing.



I started simple with a floral skater skirt from Charlotte Russe. and blue button down from Forever 21. One can never go wrong with the classic and reliable combo of a button down and skirt. This is a top that will be on repeat all season long. I wear it with almost every skirt I own. It makes for quite uninteresting #ootds.

What are your favorite pieces for spring?





Moody Blues

Hello loves!

It’s been 2 weeks since my last post and it feels like it has been months.

For this past season I’ve been loving overall dresses. I never thought I would wear anything with overalls once I was over the age of 8, but alas, here I am. 17 and wearing denim jumpers… #noregrets

I bought this from PacSun (yay for giftcards!) back in October but I’m just now getting around to blogging about it. Whoops! I was a little hesitant to order it but I took my chances and was pleasantly surprised. The fit is nice; not too tight and I never had to adjust the straps on it! Ah that was a win in my book. Short girl problems. It was shorter than I had expected it to be. That was a plus for me though as I find often myself drowning in dresses.

It’s extremely versatile which I love. This is one of those items that I’m probably not going to wear season after season after season so being able to wear it with every top I own is awesome.

I know for many fashionistas, the (overall) opinion on overalls is kind of divided. You either love ’em or you hate ’em. I was skeptic when I bought this dress because I thought it might be a bit juvenile. I already look quite young as it is so I wasn’t sure how it would look on me. Let me tell you, I am a changed woman. Once I put it on, I absolutely loved it. To keep it from looking too presh I usually play up my makeup for the day. If I’m wearing overalls, I usually have on a red lipstick. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 01 is my go-to bright red and L’Oreal Collection’s 406/Zoe’s Red is my go-to dark red.

Love you xx



Kendall + Kylie Collection Overview

The Kardashian-Jenner clan are a fashion force to be reckoned with. That is a statement that has been said many times before, but one that I never took notice of until recently. I don’t consider myself to be a fan of the family though I like Kendall and Kylie’s style. I hear about them all the time. I’m a total pop culture and entertainment nerd. I heard about Kendall and Kylie’s latest fashion endeavor whilst scrolling through my phone this week. They are launching their own collection as part of their global lifestyle brand.

The Jenner girls have had an interesting style evolution. They first forayed into fashion back in 2013 with their collaboration at PacSun. The collections had a mixture of boho and edgy looks with each girl’s individual influence quite prominent. They continued with other endeavors, specifically with their Topshop collab. This saw a shift in the pair’s style with their maturity being more evident than before.

Their newest collection is regarded as their debut collection. It features a mostly neutral color palatte with splashes of soft pinks, blues, and prints. I would definitely wear many of the items in the collection; something I’ve never said about their previous . Prices range from $68-$498. One aspect of the collection that has many people raving is the amount of options available with the shoes they designed. I’m not super impressed by the selection because they are all quite simple so for the price you’re paying, ($100-$200) I don’t think it is worth it. One could go to Forever 21 and find the same shoes for a fraction of the price. I did like many of the pieces though. There is a level of sophistication and class that I was pleasantly surprised to see. Here are a few of my favorites:

I’m a sucker for jumpsuits so obviously this caught my eye.

Picnic in Central Park- Count me in.

Taylor Swift, anyone?

These are so cool!




Always love a good pair of pumps.

I’m obsessed with lace up shoes at the moment.
You can preorder the collection at Neiman Marcus and the line is available in February.

What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Let me know in the comments below!





Disclaimer: All photos belong to their rightful owners. All opinions are my own.





Asos Sweater and Ana Boots

Hi loves! Happy Wednesday! 

The brief warm spell we had enjoyed is now over. Snow has fallen and I am freezing. The temperature was 22 degrees, 12 with the wind chill. 😫 I went with the good ol’ classic of a sweater, jeans and boots. This one is from Asos and I absolutely love it. It’s super soft and comfy and I’m pretty sure it’s also the only green item I own. My jeans are from Levi’s and surprisingly fit me perfectly in the length. This has never happened as I am forever and always a smallfry. And these boots! I purchased them on clearance last year from J. C. Penney and I haven’t really worn them much. They match everything which is nice but I think that combat boots kind of went out of style. (sorry!) Riding boots were the shoes for Fall/Winter 2015/16 but I never really got on to that trend. 



I’m on top of the world, hey! Well, the top of the yard.

Until next time xx,