This is one of those closet staple button-ups that you have to have. Mine is from Princess Polly and was under $30!
I did a quick 5-minute styling video, so be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel
Song: Cool Girl by Tove Lo (not my own)
Steve Madden Heels: https://www.stevemadden.com/collectio…
Princess Polly Black Belt: https://us.princesspolly.com/collecti…
H&M Cow Print Jacket (similar): https://www.prettylittlething.us/cow-…
Combat Boots (similar): https://www.stevemadden.com/products/…
PLT Double Buckle Belt: https://www.prettylittlething.us/kich…
Tory Burch Bag (similar): https://www.target.com/p/ring-work-to…
This time is history is so crazy and one day this generation will be telling of when we had to go through this together not just as a country or nation, but the world as a whole. Being in quarantine has definitely sparked up new trends. Tik Tok has taken over.. TBH I’m not much of a fan. I’ll make them to stay relevant, but I really do not try that hard and I never spend more than 10 minutes a day on it. However, it is something to do and its good to keep up with as far as influencing goes. I am nowhere near being Tik Tok famous and I am 100 % happy with that.
Another trend that I did try was making a dress out of your comforter. Behold my gown with a sweetheart neckline, thigh high slit and train. Got to have the belt to keep the comforter held up.. I mean to accentuate your waist.
Behold my white comforter that has seen 1 too many apartments and has 1 too many puffs missing because when Paisley was a puppy she would bite them off. I knew my white comforter would come in extra handy one day, bless my sense of style when it comes to a clean aesthetic even at home decor. (I cannot say the same for my HOT pink couch that I have had since middle school. My sense of decor clearly did not come in until after high school.)
Here are a few more shots that I took for my quarantine series. My dad bought me a sheet last time he visited and man was that just a brilliant move looking back.
What is your go-to quarantine look?
I have been getting a bit more “artsy” with my Instagram posts. 1. Because I like the way that my feed looks overall and 2. because there are only so many things you can do when you are stuck at home. I am so lucky that I have a white sheet that is perfect for creating content in the apartment. That and my tripod have really come in handy!
I recently received some super cute looks from Princess Polly that I had to show! This sweater is one of my new favorites because it is easy to wear out and at home. I love pieces that are so versatile especially ones that come in handy at a time like this since we all have to be home.
Next off I just had to show off these two tones jeans. I have one other pair but none like this. These do have a bit of a wider straight leg which I like because it is so unique and easy to wear.
Princess Polly does tend to run a bit smaller so I sized up in the pants, but I shouldn’t have because these actually do run true to size.
What’s your favorite item from Princess Polly?
Sweater : Princess Polly // Jeans : Princess Polly
So here it is.. time for another round up of my favorite things on the internet right now! Trust me, I’ve had time to explore the internet, I’m sure we all have!
What interesting articles/links have you found?
So what I have been doing on my lunch break is watching the Giant Panda’s cam at the Smithsonian National Zoo! They have a few other animals that I check out as well like Lions, Elephants, and Naked Mole Rats. (Naked Mole Rats? So Random!) Honestly they do not do much but it’s kind of comforting!
Miley Cyrus has started a new Instagram Live series called Bright Minded that you should definitely check out! She has some pretty cool guests and I have been hooked so far! Definitely a must! Also, everyone and their mom is going live (including me) so if you’re out of Netflix shows to watch, check those out!
I have been getting my fashion fix recently from Business of Fashion. Definitely worth subscribing to if you are into keeping up with the back end of fashion.
The Brief History of Influencers as told by CR Fashion Book
Might as well brush up on your fashion education between binging Love is Blind and that new Tiger show
I’ve been super busy with work recently so I have not had a chance to upload to my blog. So here is a short recap of a few of my Instagram posts. I have been trying to change up my aesthetic on insta to something a bit more dreamy and sassy.
It’s crazy to look back now at how my posts have changed! I try not to take my posts off of my Instagram unless I really don’t like them or they do not go with my vision. It is something cool to look back on as to see how my style has changed. I definitely started off with a basic Instagram, then it went really girly and almost southern-blogger. Then I went through a harsh filter phase.. the dark times haha! And now I try to make it more dreamy and cool. I love bright whites, blacks, nudes and light pinks.
What’s your aesthetic right now?
UPDATE: I was super excited to collaborate with Princess Polly. I always love posting items that I actually buy and believe in!
Top : Princess Polly // Skirt : Princess Polly
Tips for changing your aesthetic
Create a vision board : Pinterest is your best friend for this!
Derive Inspiration from Others : Who is your Insta inspiration?
Get a color Scheme Going : Make a color palette and stick to it! Editing apps can also help with this
Plan out your grid : This can take a bit, but its all about the visuals
I would not recommend starting a new account, archive all of your old content if you want to start fresh and see how far you grow and how much you change your posts over time!
Sweater : 12th Tribe // Shorts : 12th Tribe
If you’re like me, you are always looking for something new to watch. I have the PERFECT recommendation for you, but I’m sure you’ve already seen it. Good Girls is one of NBC’s best shows of the moment. (And if you’re like me who likes a refresh of season’s past it also is on Netflix!)
With so many twists and turns I never know what is going to happen next. The show is all about three regular mothers who’s plan to rob a grocery store takes them down a crime filled path. They get involved in money laundering, pill exchanges, murders and more! Each time they narrowly escape the FBI and have time to make dinner for their families.
When we last saw beth, she had just shot Rio as he was beating up Agent Turner. Now he’s out of the pictures and the girls are ready to build an empire all their own. Honestly, things aren’t always what they seem and for some reason, I predict that Rio might just lay low for a bit then come back because Agent Turner said that he had a chance if he called the ambulance right away… but with this show WHO KNOWS!
If you like a comedy-infused drama then this is a great watch. It’s more of a mix between ‘Thelma and Louise’ and ‘Breaking Bad’.
So who’s my favorite character? It’ll have to be Rio! He’s more of a bad-boy type and someone you just don’t want to mess with but you can’t help but be interested in! Yeah, he is definitely the “wrong crowd” but he is straight up, gets things done, and doesn’t lie about being one of the good guys!
Here’s a quick peek on his character from NBC : https://www.facebook.com/286094561830947/posts/1022301858210210
Want more insights on the girls’ crimes? Check out this talk with a few more die-hard fans : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=838453833269768
Okay so this is a bit late but… I have really been wanting to start writing a memoir that I would pass down to my kids and their kids about my time here in California. A dream would be for it to turn into a book, but honestly, I don’t think it would be that exciting and I’m not a writer.
Regardless I wanted to start doing end of the month wrap-ups (if I remember) to note anything special that happened during the month, any big events, ideas or just what I thought as a whole! So here it goes…
January seemed pretty long! I worked my butt off at work for Awards season and I think I learned how much it pays off when you really put in the effort. I am glad I am at a stage in my life where I can be selfish with my time and with what I choose to do with it.
I started reading more fashion-focused articles which have really helped my writing and creativity.
I landed a few cool collaborations for the upcoming months so stay tuned for that!
Because I focused so much more on work I slacked on my social media and blog. I think that is okay to take a step back, it can bring you back stronger and reignite the need for a creative outlet.
What is your creative outlet?
Joggers : Zara // Body Suit : Zara