Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Long Time No See

Hello there, long time no see! 

It is no secret to you guys that over the last year I’ve taken a few breaks from my blog because life just got to be too much. When I started my blog almost three years ago I had a flexible schedule that allowed me to shoot new outfits weekly and write blog posts daily. This past semester I worked just under 30 hours a week and took 19 hours worth of classes. That left me only Saturday and Sunday to even breathe. Because of this I really put my blog and my Instagram on the back burner. It wasn’t necessarily what I wanted to do, but it was what I had to do. I am two semesters away from graduating college and I want to graduate with grades that I am proud of so I poured my heart and soul into my studies this semester. 

I was sad to push my blog to the back, blogging was something I enjoyed doing from the get-go, even when I am shooting outfits in 100-degree heat, it was still fun. But, I was beginning to push myself to a place that made it not so enjoyable anymore, it became a chore for me. I joined different engagement groups where I felt as though I was just commenting on people’s posts to get my own more engagement and it was pushing me to a point that I didn’t like posting. I knew that every time I posted if I wanted anyone to really see it I had to go send it within the group to help it get the engagement that it needed to become successful. That’s where I began to fall into the number game. I was seeing other people grow so quickly and I wasn’t. I began to feel very insecure about blogging and about myself. I have never been a victim of the comparison game but lately, it’s been hitting me pretty hard. I strayed away from Instagram completely because I felt as though I just couldn’t be happy with who I was or where I was in the blogging world. 

All of that to say, those things were brought on by myself but, they took me a while to realize. What is important about all of this is that I did realize it all and that I am doing something about it. I dropped out of my engagement groups so that Instagram no longer feels like a chore. I am working on making real-time photos of my outfits rather than always planning a large photoshoot so that I don't feel overwhelmed. I am working on trying to stick to a schedule and remembering that not everything has to look perfect for it to be post-worthy. It has taken me a long time to get where I am today with my feelings on all of this. Stories used to be my favorite thing and over the last few months, I have disappeared from them. It was due to the fact that I did not want to come on faking a happy face when I wasn’t happy with how my blog was going. Now that I have had the time to figure everything out and I have some time off from school I am ready to jump in. Maybe not jump in head first, but we’re getting there. 

Thank you to all of you who took time out of your day to read this. I hope that it helps you in some way or another and to know that it’s okay to step back from something, no matter how much you love it, to work on yourself. I look forward to bringing you guys new and exciting content in the new year. 

I love you all. 


Monday, August 5, 2019

Back to College Essentials

Can y'all believe that it is already August?! August means that it's time to go back to school! I know that I have a lot of followers who are just starting college or are maybe still in college like me! Either way, I wanted to put together a small series that can help you guys out! This post is the first part of the series and in it, I will be discussing the things you must have to survive college! Most of these things are school supplies because they are truly essential to success in school! So let's hop right in! Stay tuned to the end of the post to see what's coming next in the series!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Game Day Style with Obsession Boutique

I'm back with another styling post with Obsession Boutique and I think that this one may be my favorite by far. I get the honor of launching a ton of their new game day tees with all of you guys! Not only will I be sharing the new tee's but I will also be sharing how you can style them for game day! Southeastern girls, this one is for you! But don't worry all my Baton Rouge babes, I've got some LSU tee's and LSU game day look's for you guys too! 

Friday, July 5, 2019

What I Ask for at the Nail Salon

New Orleans, LA, USA
So a question I get quite often whether it be through Instagram or in real life is are my nails real. The short answer to this question is "no", so I asked you guys if you would want a whole blog post on what I ask for when I go to the nail salon and you all voted yes! So let's hop on in!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Delicious Lemon Herb Chicken Recipe

New Orleans, LA, USA
Sharing another recipe on this Wednesday for y'all and this one is super yummy! I found the original recipe for this dish last week and tried it and quickly realized that it needs some tweaking. So this weeek I tweaked the recipe and decided that I should share my own verison of the recipe for y'all! 

Yummy and Easy Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Last week I shared that I was making stuffed bell peppers for dinner and you guys wanted to know how I did it! I decided to start sharing some more recipes on my blog in hopes of helping you guys figure out what to cook each week! In honor of posting my first recipe I have a special treat for you guys and am publishing two different recipes today so make sure to check out the other one as well! 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Things I have Bought from Amazon lately

So we all love to shop Amazon, that's no secret, but there are some hidden gems I have been discovering on Amazon lately that I wanted to share with you all! This post is a random mixture of everything I have been buying lately from dresses to toiletry bags so I hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

My Summer Skincare Routine - Summer 2019

It has been a hottttt minute since I have shared my skincare routine with you guys and a lot has changed! I am the type of person that changes my skincare often because my skin gets used to one product and then it stops being as effective as it once was. I also LOVEEE to try new products, which is why you see me trying new things on my Instagram often! My skincare routine in the summer is a little different than it is is in the winter so let's get into it.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Simple Summer Looks

Summer is offically here, even though it feels like it has offically summer in Louisiana for a hot minute now, but we're making it! Summer outfits are my favorite because I feel like I can do so much with them! Today I am sharing some of my favorite easy and summer looks that you can recreate at home! 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wayfair Sale Must Haves

I couldn't sleep this morning so that resulted in me ordering a new bed for me and Dalton's room all because Facebook was showing me a great sale that Wayfair was having and I could not pass it up. So I decided to whip up a quick blog post for you guys of all of my favorite picks from the sale!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Disney World Trip Tips and Tricks

Today's post is all about what we learned on our first Disney trip without family and just us! We learned a lot from transportation to dining plans, to lines. So if that interests you keep on reading! 

Disney Outfit Inspo

If you are anything like me while planning your upcoming Disney trip, you are also planning all of your outfits as well! Months before we ever left for Disney I was finalizing all of my outfits that were based on each park! I have been promising you guys this blog post and I 
finally have the time to sit down and write it for you! So let's jump right in! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Ladies, wedding season is officially upon us, which obviously means we have nothing in our closets to wear to that wedding next week. Don't fret any longer, I have put together a whole guide of dresses that are perfect for Spring and Summer weddings!

My Updated Makeup Routine in 6 Steps

Hello hello, it's time for one of my favorite posts to do, and that is my updated makeup routine! I have been trying out a lot of new products for y' all and I couldn't wait for any more to sit down and tell you all about them and why I love them. I even have a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape in here! So keep reading to find out all about the makeup products I've been loving lately! 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring Shoes Shopping Guide

Hello ladies! Excuse my absence on the blog for the last two weeks, school and life got really busy really fast! But I am back with another post that I know all of you will love! Today I am sharing a whole Spring shoe guide!

Monday, April 8, 2019

The White Sneakers You NEED in Your Closet

One of the biggest trends for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons is white tennis shoes. It is definitely a trend I can get behind because they are seriously so versatile. In today's post, I will be talking about one of my favorite pairs of white sneakers. Spoiler alert: the laces are ribbon! 

Friday, March 29, 2019

How to Keep Your Blonde (or color treated hair) Fresh

Hello, gals! I have been getting questions about my hair lately, what I ask for, what I use, what I do, etc. I figured that instead of answering each of those questions individually I would make a big blog post for you guys explaining everything that I do and use and break it down for you guys! So let's hop right in!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Music Festival Essentials

If you saw my Instagram stories today than you heard me talk all about my music festival essentials! I decided to throw together a quick blog post for you guys so that you could refer back to it whenever you need it! So enjoy! If you click any of the items that you're interested in it will take you to the page where you can buy it!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Boutique Take Over with - Obsession Boutique

Hey, gals! I have another boutique takeover going up today and these outfits are some of my favorites! I hopped on over to Obsession Boutique and spent some time putting some outfits together for you guys! There's a look for everyone in this post so I guarantee you'll find something that you like! So let's get to the outfits! 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Boutique Take Over with - Tailored Boutique

Hey, gals! I am super excited because today's post is with an adorable local boutique - Tailored! Tailored is the sister store to Obsession Boutique (if you want to see more from them stay tuned for next Friday's post! Tailored is still a newer boutique, and today is actually their birthday! I got to put together some super cute looks to share with you guys so let's get into it!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Boutique Take Over with Edge Boutique

Hello gals! Today starts a new series on my blog and I am so excited about it! You guys know how much I love shopping at boutiques and this series is all about spreading my love for boutiques with you guys! To give you the run down, each Friday I will be sharing a different local boutique on the blog. Each post will be highlighting some of their new spring arrivals! If you're not local, don't worry you will still be able to shop. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Best Pieces to Transition Into Spring With

Hey gals, happy Monday! Today I am sharing some of my favorite pieces I have found to transition into the Spring with! I didn't do a ton in this post so that it wouldn't be overwhelming! Remember, you can shop any item that you see by clicking the image! Coming on Friday I have a boutique take over so get ready for that!

Friday, February 22, 2019

All About My PopCharm's Bracelet

If you follow me on Instagram, chances are that you have seen my rocking my PopCharms bracelet in most of my posts. I'm not kidding when I say that every time I wear it I get compliments on it and questions about it. Since I just hosted a giveaway with them I figured I would come on and talk all about my PopCharms bracelet and all about what PopCharms is. So if you've been wondering what in the world that bracelet that is in all my pics is all about, keep reading! 

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Mardi Gras Tee's You Need This Carnival Season

Hey gals! It's my favorite season of the year, Carnival Season! If you're not from the South, you probably have no idea what I am referring too! Carnival Season is another term for Mardi Gras, it is a term for the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras! Today I am teaming up with one of my favorite gals to show you guys the cutest tees for Mardi Gras! Each tee will have a direct link below it for you to be able to shop it, along with styling tips for each shirt! 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Styling a Couples Photoshoot

Hey gals! I promised you guys a long time ago that I would go over how I styled me and Dalton's recent couple shoot and I never did get around to it! Well, I finally have and I am going to break it all down for you and tell you guys exactly how I came up with everything that I did. I am going to include a bunch of pics from our shoot because I am still obessessing over them! I will also share the photographer that we used at the end of this post beacuse she's amazing too! So let's jump right in! Pre-Warning this post has a lot of pics in it, but I couldn't just choose 3 or 4 to share, so sorrrrry.

Monday, February 11, 2019

How to Shop for Cute Clothes on a Budget!

Hey, gals! I am super excited to write this post today and to share my tips and tricks with you guys. One thing I get asked all the time is how do I afford all of the clothes that I post while being a full-time college student, which is a very valid question! Well, I learned how to not only shop on a budget but to set prices and numbers for myself, and I will explain how and what all of that means later in this post! So let's jump right in and first off talk about where I shop! 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine's Day Looks - What I'm Wearing for Valentine's Day

Hey gals! Can you believe Valentine's Day is only 10 days away? Are you still stressed about what you're going to wear on your date? Don't worry, this blog post has you covered no matter what you're doing or what your price point is! At the end of this post I have listed a ton of Valentine's Day options that are all avaliable to shop to hopefully make your outfit choosing experience a little less stressful! Now, let's get into what I'll be wearing this Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation Review

Hey, gals! Today's post is all about my newest obsession, Smashbox's Studio Skin 15 hour wear foundation. I've been trying this foundation out for the last few weeks running it through the tests of my crazy life to get the best review for you guys! So let's jump right in! I have made this blog post super easy for you to navigate and have labeled each part for you to be able to find what you're looking for! I tried to go as in depth as I could so that this review was beneficial for you! Let me know in the comments if you guys like this style of blog posts!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

How to Style Spanx Leggings Two Different Ways

Hey, gals! Today's post is a super exciting one and one that I think is necessary! When I first got my Spanx leggings I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to style them, after all, they are still a legging. I'm sure you guys have also struggled with this! So today I wanted to show y'all two completely different ways to style everyone's favorite leggings! If you guys are interested in shopping for any of the pieces that you see here, scroll to the bottom of the pictures to see the links to everything!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Why I Took a Break From Blogging + What to Expect in 2019

Hello friends, long time no talk. I decided to come on and open up about where I've been and why I've taken such a long break from blogging, and what I am planning on doing with my blog in 2019. Grab a drink and a snack because this is going to be a long one. I appreciate every single one of you who stick to the end of this post, I hope that this inspires you to not give up and to go after your dreams. Numbers don't define you, always remember that. 

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