I am back and I am so happy to be blogging. Finals are over and I have the whole summer to bring my blog up to something I love. This summer I wanted to focus more on my health, mental and physical. So of course I need to get me some new clothes! Seeing a chance to get some bright colors into my wardrobe I jumped at a chance to pick up this front zip sports bra. I was surprised that the material was soft and stretchy, so putting on my bright unicorn leggings I tried to put on this matching bra…
It wouldn’t zip…
This was my size, it was not too small. The zipper just kept getting stuck. When the zipper finally did zip up it broke. I was so disappointed.
I am going to try to fix this because it looks like such a pretty and great bra to workout in. Just wish they would have gotten a better zipper. You can try your luck and see if this was just a faulty one. Purchase the bra HERE
I’ve been trying to thrift more clothing lately. Not only to save money, but one of my cousins who has always worked in high fashion has recently begun to be an advocate of thrifting. Apparently, fashion is the 3rd biggest pollution industry in the world! Anyway, I’ve decided to try Thredup They recently had a 40% off deal that I just couldn’t pass up. First of I gotta say it was incredibly easy purchasing the clothing, plus I actually trust the site to have quality control and make sure everything was of good quality. I always get nervous buying clothes online and I think buying used/thrift clothing is even worse.
The brown Maurice jacket is really comfortable, not as warm as I was hoping it would be. I love the zip up and the giant buttons. I have a thing for giant buttons! Since we moved here to Idaho winters are colder so I’ve been looking for warm jackets that don’t drain my bank account.
I really love the star burgundy Zara cardigan is really warm, almost warmer than the jacket. It is also the most comfortable cardigan EVER! Okay, that may be an overdramatization since I have not worn every cardigan, but it’s close. It is a bit chunky but I love it. There are also 2 small pockets on the front for carrying small things if needed.
The Gloria Vanderbilt Kakis are exactly what they are. There seems to be some slight fading but it’s not so bad. there is zipper at the knee so you can make them shorts on warmer days.
The pink and black Annabelle dress is gorgeous, I bought it especially for my company Christmas party. It’s slightly thinner than I thought it would be and I hope it is not see through. If it is, a slip should suffice!
What do you think of my haul? Have you ever tried ThredUp?
*Thank you to Zevrez for discounting me the grey sweatshirt dress. This post may contain affiliate links*
We have a cold front settling in and while it is sunny outside it’s in the 30s today. So you know what that means, It’s time to break out the gloves, hats, and scarves!
It’s been since I’ve had anyone take pictures of me and well I was extremely awkward and I did not know what to do with my hands. Also, how do you pose? Do you look at the camera? I found myself looking down or away.
I really love this new grey sweater dress (although I really wore it like a tunic instead, it was way too short to wear as a dress). The embroidering on the side is so beautiful It made me so sad that I had to wear a jacket over it. some of the flowers are double embroidered and layered which gives a bit of oomph to an already beautiful design. I really wish there was some embroidering on the pocket in the front though as it would have it stand out a bit more. It’s so cozy too! It’s made to be baggy so though don’t look for any body definition. This is a cozy everyday wear item and it’s surprisingly warm. I like it because since it is baggy you can layer under it to provide extra warmth
I wore some warm black tights and black heeled boots to complete the look. If your interested in this look you can shop the sweatshirt dress HERE.
It is going to be a while before I start taking pictures of outfits with me in it. Mostly because of the whole house thing. Once we move and get settled in I do plan to wear the outfits and take pictures. For now, I hope you can deal with my flatlays.
I was feeling pretty and girly today so I wanted something to match my mood. This dress absolutely does. The flowers are so pretty and colorful that I needed to wear it. The one thing though is that this is completely a summer dress since the material is so thin. I wasn’t drawn away from it though.
Seriously isn’t this such a gorgeous coloring? I felt really feminine in it. This dress would be perfect for a summer date night. I paired the dress with some brown booties
and a wooden pink deer necklace that I have been wanting to wear and I felt the coloring matched perfectly.
The one thing I will say is that with this dress if you order it you really have to size up as it runs about 2 sizes too small.
If you want to purchase the dress you can do so HERE
I like clothes, I think we’ve established that in the years I’ve been blogging. Gym clothes are no exception. I need to look stylish while being comfortable and sometimes that is a super hard thing to do. No only do the clothes have to fit, but they have to absorb sweat, not be see through (surprisingly this is hard to find. So when offered to try these black Dawn Raid Capri workout pants I sort of jumped at the opportunity.
This capris do run small so it was a little discouraging when I had to order a size up and it still being slightly smaller than expected. The one pleasant thing I will add though is that the pants are not see-through so squatting and yoga will not be a problem! They are a magnet for lint and hair so if you are particular about being lint free you may want to bring a roller. With 2 cats and a dog I am quite used to having some sort of hair on me at all times (sometimes I is my own sooo…)
The pants are a very dark black that has yet to fade from washing, I am able to stretch in the pants despite them being tighter than I am used to. They are actually super comfortable and softer than I expected. Despite them being advertised as high waist, I found them to be more of a medium waist. This annoyed me a bit, but I got over it. Overall, these are comfy, stretchy and opaque, exactly what workout pants should be.
If you would like to order the pants you can do so HERE
So now that I have a full time job, I can finally buy some new clothes (on sale of course!). Romwe is a inexpensive clothing site that offers deals daily.
* Bird Mesh Top / Pink $5.60
I love the way this top looks, the only problem is that the fabric has zero give. It’s not really tight, but it’s not loose either which makes me wish I ordered a size larger than I wear. Either way the bird details are pigmented and I love wearing this with some blue jeans and pink flats.
* Black Coffee Cup Long Sleeve Top / Black $6.99
Yes, I am a coffee addict, so of course I need the shirt to go with it.
* Petal Sleeve Chiffon Top / Olive $8.40
I purchase this chiffon top because I actually have a skirt that this would perfectly match too. Plus I love the sleeves, they are a cute and stylish.
* Dragonfly Embellished Flats / Blue $27.60
As you can see my flats were the most expensive thing I purchased, they were also the reason I ordered from Romwe. While slightly narrower than I like, they are not too bad. I love the dragonfly embellishment.
What do you think of my haul?
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Golden Tote and I am so happy I am able to get one now. I really love the bag, it reminds me of my hometown, which sort of gives me a bit of homesickness but it’s okay. I ordered the Mini Tote since it was in my price budget
I picked this shirt because of the bright green color, I love wearing green and so this caught my eye. It’s perfect for work. It is a little boxy on me but not enough for me to return it.
Haha, sorry you could see my foot but I was a bit rushed in taking these pictures. I am not sure how I feel about the dress, the material is light and perfect for summer but it is a bit see through and kinda long for my height. I think I will keep it though since I do really like the pattern.
I’m thinking about getting a mystery tote next time, it’s slightly more money but I like to be surprised
What do you think about the Golden Tote.
I’ve been pretty into flats lately, plus with my new job I really wanted shoes that I not only would be comfortable in but also I feel is stylish. Now that I am older I sometimes prioritize comfort over fashion however I feel like flats are stylish. I still love heels don’t get my wrong but wearing them 8 hours a day is killer. I’ll start trying to look for comfortable heels (oxymoron).
My favorite are the yellow flats, I love wearing yellow, it’s one of those colors that I feel goes really well with me. I will say the most comfortable (besides the Polo shoes) are the black H&M flats. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some OOTD posts so you can see how I style them.
Lately I have been so busy! I started my pace summer classes so that is taking up so much time, but not only that I started a new job. So far I’ve been doing good and I just wanted to let you all know.
With this new job I am working full time and I am able to actually dress up for it. I really want to show you all what I am wearing for it since I’ve been really into style and fashion lately. I hope I’ll be doing a haul soon since I bought some new shoes and I just want to show you all what I bought. Don’t expect designer though since I have like zero spending cash right now. I need to get that paycheck.
I am thinking of trying some fashion subscriptions, anyone know of any they recommend, I’ve tried Golden Tote and love it but I am just wondering if there are any others.
So it’s 2017 and I thought I would try out some blogging goals. Blogging goals I think tend to motivate bloggers to not only post but also interact and monitor their social media. It also gives bloggers a chance to get in touch with other bloggers and work with some companies.
While there are some numbers, I don’t actually want to focus on my blog being a numbers thing. If I look at the numbers I get stressed out, then I look at other bloggers and my ‘blogging confidence’ tends to take a nose dive. Instead I want to focus on creating better content and hopefully that will attract more followers and more engagement to my blog.
I want to follow at least 1 new blog a week
While your thinking why only 1 blog, why not 5 or 10. Well the answer is that I start school next week and I am looking for a part time job. I won’t have the time to follow more blogs. Plus I want to be able to read that bloggers blog posts and to comment on that bloggers posts. If I follow 1 blog a week thats 52 blogs a year, which equals to a lot of blog reading. Plus I am already following quite a few bloggers at the moment so I do read their works
Comment on other posts more.
While I do read lots of blog posts, I find myself not know what to reply with. leaving a ‘Great Blog Post’ seems kinda tacky and makes it seem like I didn’t read the post and just want that person to pay attention to me. This year I am going to try to engage more, not just on blog posts either but with Twitter and instagram too. Replying to what people say. maybe start up a conversation.
I think I’l have a goal of 700 twitter followers. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot to some people but it is to me. I won’t have a number goal for bloglovin or instagram yet, but still make sure to follow me. Also do please follow my Bookstagram and Book Blog.
Bring back some of my Favorite Post Series and create some new ones
I loved doing Sample Sundays (especially since I have so many samples to use) it was really fun to do. Also I want to do more OOTD and Earring/ Jewelry OTD it gave me a chance to display what I have in my closet and to think more creatively. I am not sure what other series to create but I have some ideas.
Post about more Local shops and eateries.
This will give me a chance to explore and step out of my comfort zone. Plus it gives people an Idea what Idaho is really about.
Work on my Blog Photography
At my old place I didn’t have an area that I can set up my camera and have sunlight and be able to take quality pictures. Now I do and I intend to take full advantage. I’ll have to learn some some tricks and experiment but hopefully it can take my blog the step up it needs to gain attention.
Those are my goals for now it’s nothing I don’t think I can do. As long as I stay focused and dedicated and I think I can make it work and hopefully you guys can benefit with better content and engagement.
Do you have any blog goals or just life goals set?