Don’t you love it when you feel comfortable and cute at the same time? Yeah me too. Honestly that’s why I wear my platforms everywhere but that’s another story. Another piece that does this well is a jumpsuit! So many of the jumpsuits I have seen/worn have the easiest and softest fabrics. I had to show off the one I recently bought for my study abroad and for going around town so I featured a few that you can shop now!
I wore mine all day going to meetings for school as well as sight seeing and I love the way it felt! The wider cut of the pant felt airy and cool and the cinching at the waist definitely gives me a good curve! Finding a jumpsuit for your body type is everything! So this is something you may want to shop around for a bit before you find your favorite!
Denim Jumpsuit : Forever 21
California has been the perfect vacation destination! Nothing like enjoying a day by the Venice Beach, am I right?! The first thing I do when I get ready for a fun vaca? Plan out my outfit! And somewhere where there is a beach and a pool you have to have the perfect swimsuit! Recently I’ve been obsessing over the color nude! A cute suit like this is perfect for vacation to any destination because it will be perfect with any background for cute pictures.
I always like to wear something cute to cover up with and this top can be worn at the beach, at the pool, or even out for dinner. Pieces like this are ESSENTIAL for vacation since you don’t want to overpack but you also want to have cute pieces.
What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?
I also wanted to do a special feature on these killer shoes! Nothing says summer like Espadrilles! Always my favorite for a summer night or day out!
All pieces are from PrettyLittleThing
Mocha Crinkle Scoop Neck Bikini Top // Mocha Crinkle Bikini Bottoms // Dorsey White Beachwear Shirt // Niella Black Espadrilles Flatform Sandals // Karielle Black Flatform Espadrilles
Whenever I go somewhere new I always try to scout out fun places to go, see and take pictures. When in London, I found this super cute place for a some tea and eat some sweets and I had to go! The background was perfect and I would have taken even more pictures if I hadn’t just walked around for a few hours of media visits and had fresh makeup on!
Anyway, I’m sharing how I get ideas for places to take cute pictures and find the perfect backgrounds!
Pinterest : My first stop! I always look up the city and surrounding areas and do about 10 different searches, from cool food places, to instagram walls and new attractions, Pinterest has it all!
Instagram : Use hashtags and search for places, and when you find a place to visit go to their instagram page to get a feel for the vibe before you go!
Facebook : The fun videos for more popular cities always have unique places to visit! Usually pages like Buzzfeed have the best videos!
Archives : Whenever you see a cool place you want to visit, save it, you never know when you may have a chance to go and explore!
Explore : Walking or driving around is how you find the cutest places in my opinion! That is how I used to find where to take all of my pictures for Instagram! Especially in a new place, walk around and find a cute wall or little shop for fun pictures!
Ask a Local : They live there and know the coolest spots, it’s always better to make a new friend along the way too!
JumpSuit : Berkley Elleven, (similar), Asos, Forever 21
So the reason I said this is a throwback is because I wore this almost exact outfit a year or two ago when I went to California. I obviously like to save this maxi for fun occasions! I paired it with a white top that I tied last time and this time I added some bright turquoise earrings and a light pink cross body. I really never wear my hair up for blog posts but this day was a bit hot after all the walking around geneva!
Switzerland was never high on my list of places to travel. I always heard it was beautiful but I wanted to visit Paris, Rome, Italy and Greece before I started venturing to new places. When I heard that the study abroad was going I thought hmm, still worth a try and I submitted the application. I was super excited when I was accepted and the whole trip was beyond amazing!
Geneva was truly gorgeous, clear water, mountains in the background, nice locals and amazing food. We walked all around the city and while we were there the pope even came! I tried to see him but there was a conflict with our media visits.
BACK TO THE MAXI! I love a good yellow especially one that brightens up my skin tone! The jean jacket made the look a little more casual and neutral along with the pony hair which I think made the look a little better for the daytime. Also these sweet earrings went well with the bright yellow without over doing it!
Jean Jacket : H&M // Maxi Skirt : Zara (similar) (similar) // White Crop : Asos// Earrings : (similar) (similar)
One of my favorite parts of summer are the clothes. Shocker right? But seriously, I love getting dressed up, or mostly down if we’re being honest because of the hot weather. While the heat is not really my friend and I honestly hate getting sweaty or having to put my hair up, I love the idea of tanning by a pool or drinking a sweet, cold drink. Summer is the time for me to catch up on all the things I did not have time to do during the year; reading a book, going to church and seeing my friends are more fun since I have more time. For all of the activities I have to have a go-to summer look.
My summer look is simple : a tank or tee + denim shorts + sandals + fun accessories. I am a sucker for a white tee and denim and I say that a lot but it’s so true! I just think it looks great on everyone! Sandals are easy to slip on and I like to match them with my outfit. I usually keep it simple and easy and throw on pieces I know will “breathe”. I get super annoyed when I get sweaty too easily so I try to plan wisely.
Texas heat is seriously killer. Like cook an egg on the sidewalk killer. So I dress my outfit up with accessories. My main goal for an outfit is always the focal piece. Well since I cannot always wear a cute pair of jeans or a top with lots of ruffles I go for the accessories. This scarf is seriously my favorite! I love wearing it because of the bright colors and it makes my hair look super cute when I don’t have time to do it. Another way to dress it up are fun earrings! Fun earrings and plain pieces are a great combo!
Top : Buddy Love // Shorts : Levis // Shoes : Steve Madden (similar) // Scarf : Zara
Pink Cupcake ATM’s are made for taking pictures in front of! Am I right?! I loved how cute this is and I wanted to take pictures here since I heard about it. Okay on to the crop tops! I love the front tie because it looks so flattering on a variety of body types! Small and big chested can wear this top easily and you can always wear a high waisted bottom if you’re uncomfortable to rock it. I liked wearing shorts to counter the long bell sleeve of my top. I also like the length of the sleeves because it shows just enough skin!
As college has officially come to an end, I wanted to share ten things I have learned in my years here. Four years is actually such a short time if you think about it, but I miss it and it’s all filled of such great memories. These are some things that I think I would not have learned if I had not have come to such a diverse university and I am grateful for the things that have happened for me.
- Don’t Judge : There are so many people in the world and what my mom told me is the world needs every one of them to function no matter how weird, different or unique
- Be Involved : The more you do the more fun you will have. Be involved in multiple organizations and get even more involved in those organizations and you will get even more out of it.
- Be Open : Try new things, do new things, that is how you grow and life is going to force you to grow so you might as well be more open to it and let things easily come and go.
- Get Out of the Room : Binge watching Netflix is great, but on a nice sunny day go outside to the pool, invite a friend somewhere, you get more out of life when you make memories instead of just being home alone
- Try Your Best when Studying : There are a few classes I know for sure I could have made an A in but I made B because I did not give it my all, what is the point of knowing so much if you do not give it everything you have?
- Take a Mental Health Day : Sometimes you need to skip that class, eat an entire pizza and put on a face mask. Every once in a while you need a reset button to just take life head on
- Don’t Talk About Others : Okay this is a big one, people talk and you are not in high school anymore. Talking about people does not make anything change so accept people for who they are and move on with your life.
- There will be Bad Days, But you will also have Good Ones : Keep your head up, bad things are going to happen but just as suddenly as they do good things do as well, keep that in mind when the bad ones happen.
- Form A Schedule : Every day or two I make a point to go to the gym and I look forward to that, I live by my planner and it keeps me organized and knowing when I have free time and when I don’t makes a world of difference.
- Go to Church : My first years here I never went but Junior year I started going to bible studies and it made a world of difference. My last year I went to mass instead of non-denominational services and bible studies and it felt like home. Do the things that make you happy and feel like home.
Top : (similar) (similar) // Shorts : Levi’s // Bag : Nordstrom (similar)
When I found this pink one piece swim suit I totally fell in love! It was only $13 from Zaful! I knew it would be perfect to take to my trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina because when you’re in a beach town it is totally acceptable to wear swim suits wherever you go right? I mean this basically looks like a body suit anyway!
The sand was perfect and the water was cool but not too cold. Nothing like the Texas beaches we have! Definitely a great vacation spot! Summer is never complete without a beach trip and a cute suit to go with it! Half the fun of the beach is getting cute sandy pictures right before jumping in the water and messing up what little hair and makeup you have done! My beach tips? Always use sunscreen (duh) and always bring a hair tie because it helps make the perfect beach-y waves when your hair dries!
Pink Striped One Piece : Zaful
Black and White Striped One Piece : Aerie
Tommy Hilfiger Striped One Piece : Macy’s
Strappy Striped One Piece : Free People