Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring Lookbook

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you some of the outfits I've been loving for spring. It's been awfully cold this season, so even though I've still had to stick with long sleeves and boots, I incorporated some fun colors that are perfect for spring!

 Look 1: Bright Pink and Floral
Cardigan: Aeropostale, Shirt: TJ Maxx, Jeans: American Eagle, Boots: Aeropostale, Wallet: Betsey Johnson, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

Look 2: Girly and Romantic
Top: Forever 21, Lace Cami: Aeropostale, Jeans: American Eagle, Boots: Payless, Rings: Forever 21

I love my arrow rings

As I said in my favorites post, I've been loving braids! This is Elsa inspired :)

Look 3: Casual Cute
Top: Old Navy, Scarf: American Eagle, Leggings: Old Navy, Boots: Aeropostale

I love this scarf so much! It's my favorite. The material and the print are just perfect!

I hope this gives you guys some inspiration for your spring looks! Hopefully the weather warms up soon! And I'll leave you with some super professional model poses ;)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My Finals Week Advice

Hey guys! School has been keeping me very busy, which explains my lack of posts lately. In the spirit of the end of the school year I decided to post about my finals week advice. The last couple weeks of school is always hectic with so many projects and papers due, along with exams galore! So here's some of my tips to make your end of the semester successful:

1. Remember to take care of yourself
I find when I have so many assignments due I often don't take care of myself as much as I should. For example, I tend to eat more junk food which is so bad because it just makes me feel worse and slows me down. I'll also want to wear sweatpants and hoodies all the time, which honestly makes me feel even more tired. I suggest taking some time out of your studying to apply a face mask or even just put on a new nail polish. Pampering yourself when you feel over stressed can help to take a step back, have some time to think, and just give yourself a nice break. And I would recommend just giving yourself 10 extra minutes in the morning just so you can give yourself a little time to get ready. I feel a hundred times better when I at least wear a cute, but comfy outfit and put on some mascara and lip gloss. It will make you feel awake and also feel good about yourself on test day! Here's some outfits I found on Pinterest that I think are perfect for the last couple weeks of school.

2. Take Breaks
It is so important to take breaks when you are studying. If you don't take a break you don't give yourself time to process things and cramming is never a good idea. I believe for every 30 minutes of work you are supposed to give yourself a 5 minute break, but if that doesn't work for you work for an hour or so then take a longer break. I recommend getting out of your dorm or house and taking a walk. It will help you relieve some stress and get your body moving! Also remember to eat some healthy snacks during your breaks like some berries, almonds, or pretzels and hummus.

3. Sleep!
I know sleep seems like the least of your worries come finals week, but it's so important! Sleep helps you to process and remember all the information you're studying, and cramming until dawn is not a great idea. Plus, I know when I get little or no sleep I'm a nightmare, and in no condition to take a final! So even if you're tempted to pull an all-nighter, I would suggest to get at least some sleep because that's better than no sleep.

4. Don't Stress The Things You Can't Control

It's the night before your test, you've studied your butt off and feel like you know the material. But what if your professor makes the essay question something you missed in the reading? Or what if you get to the test and don't know anything? When you think like this: STOP! This spiral thinking will only make you anxious and stressed and there's nothing you can do to control these things. You can only do what you are able to and there's no sense in stressing out over things you can't change, like the setup of the test or questions asked. It's way better to get some sleep instead of being up all night worrying! Make a cup of tea, go over your notes one last time, and get some rest.

5. Be Confident In Yourself
When you take your finals it will actually help you if you believe that you know the material and can do well. Having a positive attitude will help put you into the right mindset to take the test. You've studied hard, you know this stuff! You will do well!

Then after you've finished finals week throw yourself a party and sleep for a week ;)

And remember...

Good luck on your finals everyone! You CAN do it!

Monday, May 5, 2014

April Favorites

Another month, another favorites post!

First of all, I have been loving the Bath and Body Works Carried Away body butter. It's fresh and floral but fruity at the same time. It sounds odd, but it's just the perfect blend! Plus it's very moisturizing so I use this at night after I shower and let it soak in over night. This loofa has been such a great find! I have been using a purple one and I needed to purchase a new loofa, so obviously I haven't used this one yet but I've been loving my purple one! It makes my body wash lather up better than any other loofa I've ever tried. I found it at Walmart for two bucks and I'll keep repurchasing! This may sound silly, but this loofa is luxurious! It's definitely not a cheap crappy one.

For nail polishes I have worn two this month. Most recently I have been wearing the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polish in Bubblegum Pink. It's a pink girly color that's so cute. At the beginning of the month I wore this Revlon polish in Enchanting and it's such a dreamy lilac color. I've also been using this hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works nonstop. Coconut Cabana is a creamy coconut smell that is perfect for summer!

This month I have been obsessed with braids! I love that since my hair has grow out I have been able to do the long side braid because it's such an easy and cute style. I just braid like normal then loosen the braid by pulling on the sides. This picture is from a look of the day post coming up soon! ;)

Aren't these flowers so pretty? My boyfriend Steven got them for me and they have literally lasted FOREVER! I've started calling them my steroid flowers.

Lately, all I want to do is watch Frozen! I love this movie so much, which is no surprise. It sends such a great message and the songs are so catchy! Elsa has been the inspiration for some of my braided hairstyles :) I also read The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, which was amazing! Expect a book review in the next couple weeks! Basically, it's about a girl back in her home town after spending some time driving around with her dad around the country for a couple years. Her dad is a veteran and is battling post traumatic stress disorder and she must deal with her tough home life along with just being a teenager in high school. I definitely recommend this book and if you're interested check it out here.

Lastly, I've been loving this sweatshirt and this necklace! I got the top from Aerie and I just love the combination of the two pinks with the gray. I think the light pink collar is just adorable. I purchased this necklace from Forever 21 and this picture doesn't even do it justice. It's so pretty and makes any outfit I wear so much better. I especially love this combo because it dresses up the top.

What have you guys been loving? Comment below!