I keep saying I will blog more,
and I keep forgetting.. oops.
But, here I am.
I hope you're all well and dandy.
I do have some fun blog posts coming up this weekend, so I hope you'll check them out.
I finally got around to filming a summer favorites video, so I will do that blog post shortly as well.
I've missed you guys so much.
My grandma moved in with my family this weekend, so life was pretty chaotic there for a while, but now I'm hoping to be back!
Don't forget- 3 1/2 weeks until I move- and I'll be documenting every step of the way!
I missed you so so so so much. I can't even begin to tell you how much of a void I felt not writing or posting videos for you guys.
I took a little bit of a hiatus. Not that this is hard work that I ~had~ to have a break from, but I needed time to just... be. I guess I needed to work through somethings, and I needed to make sure I was putting my best face on, and I had to make sure that I was taking care of myself.
I wanted to sit and share a little bit of what's on my mind, I hope you enjoy...
One trend I'm really adoring this season are kimonos! I love this effortless look. Throwing on a kimono makes you look like you put so much effort into your outfit, even if you didn't. They can be accessorized multiple ways. Adding a pop of color to your outfit really brightens my day and improves my attitude- and kimonos are PERFECT for that :)
One thing I've been really struggling with lately is the fact that I'm the classic case of a broke college girl. I come from a single income household, and a very small income at that. I have recently started to make my own money, but just enough to cover living expenses (such as gas for my car, gluten free food for my allergy, etc.) Not to mention the fact that I'm planning to move about 1,000 miles away from home. With all this stress comes the realization that I am unprepared. I'm financially, emotionally, physically and psychologically unprepared to make this move. It's risky, but that's why I need to do it.
I want to push myself and drive myself to be better than I am. I'm lucky enough to have the most amazing mother on the planet. Raising me was hard on her, but she never quit. She never let me took our struggles out on me, and she never made me feel like she regretted having me. It was tough getting me here. I want to repay her for everything she's done for me....I want to be able to show her a life without having to struggle, live pay check to paycheck, and a life without burden. I also want to give my children a stable house, a stable upbringing. I want to be able to know I can take care of them, god forbid, anything ever happened to me, my husband, or our marriage. For me, this is only attainable through hard work and dedication, I just wish it was.... more clear. I'm at this point where I know what I want to do, what I want to turn into my career- but I'm struggling to make it a reality. I know that one day, this struggle will pay off though.
I guess I'm just struggling to find my path, which is okay. It's okay to not see everything clearly. Steve Harvey said:
"There are many letters between A and Z. It's not important that you get directly from A straight to Z. However, it IS important that you start."
Today, I thought I'd do a little OOTD (outfit of the day) for you all. I have on Levi deep blue jeans, Target cutout chiffon top, and daisy Keds. This has been one of my go-to outfits this season, and I have to say- it's very comfy. Sometimes, to change it up, I'll wear black flats, black pants, and a black and white pinstripe blazer. But for a casual day around town, I feel this outfit is best when it's toned down. Under this sheer top, I wore a black fitted bandeau.
Kaylie has on a sheer floral shoulder shirt, light blue jeans, and black boots. She's also rocking a sweet pair of aviator sunnies, and it completely pulls this outfit together. She added a little bit of flair by accessorizing with a dainty necklace, and a small bracelet. The shirt is what really captures your attention, it has lace detailing around the bust and elbow line, and has a tapered ruffle at the bottom. She wore this shirt with a black bandeau underneath.