Wednesday, July 27, 2016

All Tied Up

Tie up choker? Check! Tie up blouse? Check check! I might be a little obsessed with the choker trend but who isn't? It's just so perfect when you're trying to accentuate that bare naked neck of yours. This one that I bought from a local boutique is coming quite in handy and I love that it's a little different from my other chokers. This blouse is something I've had for a long while that I hadn't worn yet. (I know, I do that a lot!) So I'm so glad I finally took it out of the closet and gave it some sun. It's from Goodwill and it's actually a large but I used it as a loose crop. It came with shoulder pads but I took those babies out and voila, perfection! Goodwill is such a gem sometimes. I wanted to pop so I paired it with white pants and I went for a sophisticated look and added the heeled sandals from Lola Shoetique, which are in heavy rotation this Summer. I hope you guys like the look! Don't forget to watch my latest video on my channel here and see all the goodies I got from BeautyCon!

Top: Thrifted from Goodwill | Pants: American Apparel | Necklace: Local Boutique | Sandals: Lola Shoetique
Photography by: @Madfaithphotography

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Motivation Monday

I know that I seem like the crusader for all things positivity on here but the truth is, I struggle with it, A LOT. I'm not perfect and I'll say it time and time again. A lot of things are easier said than done and as much as I want to practice what I preach, life just happens! All of a sudden I'm sitting at home and I'm realizing how life isn't what I expected or wanted it to be at the moment. Now I have a ton of things to be thankful for but of course we're not all perfect and there are certain things where I feel like I'm lacking. I can't help but to focus on those tiny minor things and they end up being such a big deal to me. I lose focus of what's important and don't realize that I'm allowing the negativity to consume me and my life; only bringing more negativity into my life. 
Sometimes I'll write these #motivationmonday posts in a way where I'm talking to myself. They are journal like posts that are meant for me where I need a wake up call and realize that not all is lost. When I focus on the little tiny things that bother me, I fail to see all the good in my life. The irreplaceable things such as my health, my family's health, my great job, friends that are there for me and love me, my freedom to be who I want to be, and the list goes on. The point I'm trying to make is don't be so hard on yourself. Everything comes when it's supposed to. If you're lacking something or it isn't here yet, it doesn't mean it won't happen it's just not the time. But for now focus on what is now, and appreciate yourself for who you are and what you've become at this point in time. The other parts of your life will fall into place when you least expect them. Appreciate what is, appreciate the goodness of your life, and don't forget to water your side of the grass. You are where you are for a reason and all that's meant for you, the happiness you desire and dream about will come on it's own terms. Enjoy these moments, they'll only happen once.