Mid-Twenty Thoughts

Mid-Twenty Thoughts

March means it’s my birthday month! I’m the kind of person that has countdowns and celebrates all month long, but I’m starting to feel anxious about my birthday now, maybe because I’m starting to hit my mid-twenties. Life is always a learning process and there’s so many things I’m still realizing.

Be Happy

Life has definitely not gone the way I planned. I wish I could control it but I can’t. Something I realized is that there’s no point holding on to frustrations and grudges because life keeps moving. The older I get the more I realized to just be content and joyful for life as it comes. Time is too valuable to ponder on unnecessary things, might as well enjoy what you have now!

Health is Really Important

So far this year I’ve gotten sick twice. I’m realizing how I just can’t bounce back from things as easily as I used to. It’s a little heartbreaking but it’s making me focus on taking better care of myself in every way. This means eating healthier and taking vitamins. It’s better to start younger than waiting until it’s too late.

It’s Never Too Late to Change

I feel like people always assume you can’t change because you’re so set in your ways, but that’s not true. I was doing some thinking and was cringing at my past self so I’m setting out to become a better person. It won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it. Bettering yourself should always be a priority.

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If you’ve been following me now for a few years, you know that I love having a giveaway from my birthday! I love giving back so this is a chance for all of us to celebrate. This year I also hit 2k subscribers on Youtube! So I’m double celebrating with this giveaway. I’m giving away $10 to Starbucks, $10 to Target, a Wicked inspired bath bomb, a cute notebook, and a DIY candle. 

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What’s some advice you can share about entering your mid-twenties?

How to Get Your Closet Ready for Spring

How to Get Your Closet Ready for Spring

With spring around the corner, it’s time to put away our winter coats and take out the fresh, easy threads. California is always in a weird weather limbo in the spring. It gets really cold in the mornings but really warm by midday. So I’m going to be sprucing up my closet and adding some new additions because it’s needed. I’m going to be sharing my favorite pieces from Uniqlo’s spring collection that I’m incorporating to my closet!

Lightwear Jeans

This is probably one of my favorite things about Uniqlo. I love jeans and I wear them until the heat is unbearable. Their spring collection offers ankle length boyfriend jeans, which are amazing! I honestly never thought about picking up a pair but I’m so glad I did. They’re roomy and really soft. Plus, they have a worn look, which has been my go to style lately. I’m usually a black skinny jean wearer, but these are so comfy that I’m incorporating them to my everyday look. They also have cute joggers in different colors, if that’s your thing!How to Get Your Closet Ready for Spring

Tops

I love a good longline top. Since spring is a lot warmer, I wanted to get something that wouldn’t be so heavy and bulky. I got this easy drape camisole top and I’m in love. I’m a bit self-conscious but when I tried on this top, it fit amazingly! The straps aren’t so thin and it’s long enough for my liking. I can easily dress it up or dress it down, so I love the versatility of it.

Outerwear

Layering is still good in the spring and I love good outerwear to top of an outfit. I’m seriously obsessed with anything longline so I was so happy to find this drape long jacket. It may look a bit heavy, but it is the lightest jacket ever. I can throw it on with everything, even as a last-minute addition and it looks cute and it’s a simple cover. I got it in black (I wear too much black) but they have two other colors and they’re so pretty!

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How are you preparing your closet for spring? Don’t forget to check out Uniqlo and mix and match!

February in Review | ’17 + Giveaway

February in Review | '17

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February is coming to a close! I’m excited because March is my birthday month so that’s always what I’m looking forward to. February is a pretty chill month this year so it gave me time to mentally prepare for my upcoming trips! I liked February, but I’m just too excited to see what will happen in March. So here’s a couple of things that went on this month.

Lifestyle

– I’m trying not to buy clothes until spring but have you guys seen Cotton On? I’ve shopped here before but for some reason I fell in love with their clothes lately!

– Has anyone tried Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer? I heard so much about it this month but my shade is sold out! Is it any good?

A&E

– Finding good Christian bands is hard sometimes. I found Local Sound and I’m absolutely in love. They have such a cool sound and have great lyrics.

– Finding good renditions of classic Disney songs is hard. But then I found Everybody Loves Disney. I’m so in love! Max’s cover of “Colors of the Wind” is the best! It’s been on repeat for days.

Personal

– I got a Universal Studios Hollywood pass! I was debating this but their cheaper pass was only $20 dollars more than a day ticket, so it was a good bargain!

– So something finally clicked in me to stop spending so much. I’ve done a no buy month before, but I’m actually focusing on saving in general. I’m switching my mentallity to only get the things I need and not just what I want.

Around the Web

– I love watching vlogs and some of my favorites are LexLovesLos! If you don’t know them, it’s Carlos and Alexa Pena Vega as they’re navigating life. They’re so adorable!

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What was new with you this month?

Words: Seven‑Mile Miracle | Steven Furtick

Words: Seven‑Mile Miracle | Steven Furtick

I received this book from Blogging for Books for reviewing. All opinions are my own.

The crucifixion of Jesus is a story many know. We know how it ends and we know how He resurrects. It’s a pivotal point in our Christian faith. Steven Furtick goes through this story in a different approach in Seven-Mile Miracle. He goes on to explain the last seven things Jesus said and how important they are to our lives.

There are seven phrases Jesus says during His last moments. They all represent different struggles and purposes that deal with things we encounter in life. Furtick explains how Jesus said specific phrases with purpose, containing deeper meanings than what we think.

At first it seems like a theological type of book where you just look at Jesus crucifixion and what it represented.  Through each mile, Furtick encourages you to do some soul searching. It’s not just about what Jesus said, but how it applies to life now. It gives a perfect basis of what the crucifixion meant and how we can learn from it.

Overall, I felt like this was a much faster read compared to his other books, but it was still great nonetheless. It’s refreshing to hear more about Jesus’ last moments from a different view, than just a reiteration of what we already know. Plus, copies have a reading plan that you can start leading up to Easter. It’s a great read if you want to learn more about what Easter is and if you need some encouragement. Seven-Mile Miracle highlights Jesus’ sacrifice and what a gift it is to us.

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What books have you read lately?

Quick & Comfy Travel Outfits

Quick & Comfy Travel Outfits

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If you must know, I’m a pretty lazy dresser. I’d rather be really comfy than look amazing. When it comes to traveling, I take the comfy factor extra serious. I hate the feeling of being constricted or that I have something bulky on a long trip. The thing about travel outfits is that sometimes it’s not something we would necessarily wear during our actual trip but I will be sharing some of my favorite travel pieces that are versatile. Travel smarter and a lot comfier!

Comfy Bottoms

Look, I know not everyone is on board with leggings but they really are amazing! They’re also perfect for flights. You can stretch and they’re soft enough that they low key feel like pajamas. If you’re going somewhere that you will be walking a lot, leggings are perfect for outfits! There’s many cute ones that don’t look like leggings, and jeggings are also a perfect alternative.


The Right Tops

I’m the kind of person that likes oversized shirts. Let me tell you, they’re the greatest tops I own. Pair this with leggings and I think you have the best travel outfit in the world. The right top is essential for a good travel outfit. If you wear something that needs you to keep pulling up or needs extra care, it’s just an extra worry you don’t need. Soft shirts are your go to.

If You’re Cold

I think airplanes are always too cold for me, regardless if it’s 100 degrees outside. This can go both ways. You can either bring a blanket, which is great because you can use it wherever you stay. But if that’s not your thing, a cute, oversized sweater (yes, I love oversized everything) it makes it so comfy and just makes every outfit chill but cute.

Easy Shoes

Getting through TSA is one of the most tedious things we have to do. It makes me so anxious having to take off tricky shoes and putting them back on then holding up the line. Seriously, this is one of my anxieties. I made it a point to travel with cute shoes that are easy to slip on. I actually have a comfy pair of low boots (couldn’t find them online) that are so easy to slip on, but having a good pair of sneakers does the trick too!

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What does your travel style look like? Do you rather be dressed up or take a chill route?