March 21, 2017 • style
It was fun having a conversation with my momma the other day about how the bell sleeve trend is back "in." She grew up in the 70s and she said, "Those bell sleeves and bell bottoms were all the rage. You are literally wearing a shirt I used to wear." Funny how it all comes back, ain't it?
Have you seen the new Beauty & the Beast yet? That's what inspired me to name this post Beauty & the Bell Sleeve. Bell sleeves are feminine and seem to have some princess charm to them, right? If you have seen the movie, tell me your thoughts below! (I guess you can't spoil too much of it, since it's the same basic story.) 😉
How do you feel about bell sleeves?
I was going through old photos on my camera last week, when I happened upon this weekend trip I had taken to Torrey, Utah last summer. I'm obsessed with all of the red rock. I've got some serious cabin fever lately, so I wanted to share the beautiful scenery and maybe make you feel my pain. 😉
My goals are to head to Mexico and back home to Nashville at some point this summer. Fingers crossed.
Where are you off to next?
March 09, 2017 • how to, style, styling tips
I stared at my closet this morning completely lost what to wear. It's warm enough that I don't need to be bundled and frump-a-schlump, but not warm enough that I can just frolic in dresses. (Anyone else experience this struggle?) So...I compromised. I wore a light sweater and my favorite lace-up sandals. Warm on top, cool on bottom. This will probably be my outfit formula for the next little bit.
Keep scrolling for my top picks to wear for this awkward spring thing we're experiencing.
MY 12 PICKS FOR SPRING TRANSITIONING
How do you dress during the awkward winter/spring transition?
(Let's call it swing, for winter swinging into spring. Yeah?)
March 04, 2017 • how to, style, wise words
Millionaires usually have around 3-7 sources of income. So if you've got multiple hustles, they are legitimate and are bringing you towards your financial goals and life goals. That doesn't mean it isn't overwhelming and stressful.
As someone that has been known as or is currently known as a store owner, student, sales associate, actress, blogger, model, and singer...just to name a few, you need something that can help you stay sane amidst all of the madness that comes with your hustles and side hustles. I'm sharing how I stay sane with all of the hats I wear. I hope these tips can help you as well.
SCHEDULE EVERYTHING OUT
I use a Happy Planner which helps me to stay on top of every different thing I’m doing. The one I got has different sections that I can use for my different jobs/activities.
Everyday, I have my to do list, my schedule, and business tasks written down. I also try to write down my 1-3 goals that must get done for the day.
ALLOW FOR “ME” TIME
If I don’t get time to recharge my batteries, alone in my room, I feel like a robot that’s about to combust from overheating. Allow at least 30 minutes a day that you can take a break and do what you want to do. Like catching up on a funny show (like Superstore or Brooklyn 99 for me), painting your nails, taking a nap, reading a book, or just chilling and doing absolutely nothing.
GET UP EARLIER
Okay, I am not a morning person, but I’ve started getting up earlier and completing the must-do tasks then. What happens? I’m not fretting about those tasks for the rest of the day. Hallelujah! I try to work out in the mornings for sure, cause if I don’t, let’s be honest, it ain’t gonna happen.
Your body deserves nutrients. It fuels your mind, your energy, your mood…I could go on and on. Take care of your body and you’ll be able to be so much more productive and feel a ton better.
I found this article on easy and healthy snacks that I use for my snacks throughout the day.
LEARN TO LAUGH AT YOURSELF AND YOUR MISTAKES
Sophia Amoruso said in her book #GirlBoss (a must-read) that success and failure is not black and white. It’s kinda gray. Your failures and mistakes can be a lesson that catapults you into your success. But what is success? Only you define that.
When you mess up, just laugh, and remember you're human. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Be grateful for the mistakes you make. Now you know what NOT to do. 😉 Don’t let it set you back. Within every failure is a hidden opportunity. Find it and get back out there.
SLEEP 7-8 HOURS
Caffeine is not an option to constantly keep you going. Making sleep a priority will help you stay healthy and, let’s be real, SANE.
When I don’t get enough sleep, I’m cranky, unproductive, and just done with life. Sleep sleep sleep. And if you feel tired during the day, take a 20 minute power nap. It’s proven to increase productiveness.
CARVE YOUR OWN PATH
It’s always a good idea to read up on how people have been successful in your field. Take a few notes, but don’t use them as your bible. Throw out those notes, if you want! There isn’t just ONE way to do things. Even if it’s never been done before, carve your path in your own way and see if it works!
Their way worked for them. Do what works for you. And start that by being you.
Hat: Gigi Pip (similar) | Blouse: Boohoo (on sale for $17!) | Jeans: Joe's Jeans | Booties: Sold Out (similar pair)
February 25, 2017 • how to, style, wise words
So much of our lives, we’ve been told who to be, how to act, and what to see. Mantras have personally unburied me from the labels I’ve put on myself. Daily recitation has increased my confidence in myself and my abilities. Read on for mantras and affirmations that will change your perspective and view of yourself.
I BELONG HERE.
I always say this when I'm walking into a place out of my comfort zone. It's the best reminder that you deserve to be where you are.
I RELEASE WHAT I CANNOT CHANGE.
The past has passed and it's time to let go of our regrets. Those choices we made have shaped where we are now. And no matter what, I promise you it will work out.
EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY.
I CREATE MY OWN STANDARD OF BEAUTY.
Hi comparison. Hi social media. It's the easiest thing to wonder why we don't look like this or aren't skinny like "them." Our bodies are so so different, for a good reason. Embrace what you look like and work what chu got.
I LOVE MYSELF.
Breathe in and out, and say that to yourself. Look in the mirror, embracing every imperfection and say it. It's time to become best friends with yourself. Root for yourself, love yourself.
I LOVE WHERE I AM.
I AM WHOLE.
I AM ENOUGH.
I'm a mess, like all of the time. I struggle to get to the gym. And my body isn't perfect.
But nevertheless, I AM ENOUGH. And so are you. You deserve the world and the moon and the stars. Don't let anyone treat you like you deserve anything less, most of all yourself.
I write this post because I want you to get closer to lasting happiness and believing in yourself. Sending all of my love across the interwebs to you.
P.S. If you were wondering, yes, that's snow on the ground, and yes, it was quite cold in that short sleeve tee. 😂