Sunday, November 29, 2015

still warm









top: thinner
pants: twelve k 
shoes: steve madden
purse: bongo

This is me trying to enjoy and appropriately dress for the still warmish weather. It's only a matter of days before it starts raining and the temperatures drop. I know, other places have way lower temperatures, but I'm from Northern California, okay? Stay cozy, dolls! 

xxL 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

journal away


journal: hallmark
top: bongo

I started writing in a journal a couple months ago and it's been so...therapeutic. It doesn't matter if I had a horrible day or the best day in a while, at the end of the day I look forward to writing away. My mind is at ease and my body feels less tense after journaling. (Yes, I know that's not an actual word. But it should be.) There's something about writing the old fashioned way, paper and pencil, that just makes it so much more real.
My favorite concept of writing in a journal is that you can make it into anything you want! Which is why I've made a list of neat things you can do in and with your journal.


  • record your day. did you have a healthy breakfast? did you pass your exams? did bae finally come through with a text? did you wave at a dog? write it down. 
  • make lists of things you'd like to improve on or change about yourself. But, also make a list of things that you absolutely love about yourself and wouldn't change for anything in the world. 
  • sketch and paint! even if you're not a good artist, do it. It'll look cute in the end, I promise. 
  • make collages using magazine, book, or newspaper cutouts or Polaroids. a picture is worth a thousand words.
  • press leaves and flowers. they'll look oh so lovely and they'll make your writing smell good?
  • compose short stories, poetry, and songs. 
  • write reviews about films, tv shows, books, restaurants etc. 

That's all I can think of for now! The possibilities are endless, honestly. I encourage you to keep a journal. It'll be time well spent. And the best part will be reading it. You may cry, laugh, feel embarrassed; but it'll be okay. Reflect on the past and acknowledge how much you've learned.

xxL

Sunday, November 8, 2015

on the daily





 top and jacket: adam levine
pants: twelve k
boots: madden girl


It's around this time in the college semester when I'm just d o n e. Things are at full swing at work as well. The days and weeks have gotten so repetitive and it kills me. But instead of focusing on the negatives, I'd like to talk about what I enjoy doing on a daily basis. You know, the things that you think you're gonna get tired of soon but you don't and you're totally fine with it. 

blasting music when I get ready in the morning: I have a wide taste in music, but it all really comes down to my vibe at the time of choosing what to listen to. Good music puts me in the best mood and that's how I'd like all of my days to begin. With the sleepiness and exhaustion leaving my body and mind with every note that plays through the speakers. With the rays of sun coming in through my window to dance along with me. 
ordering coffeehouse breakfast: On the days I go to work, I hardly have time for breakfast. But on the days I have class, I take advantage of the extra time I have in the morning to go to my local coffeehouse. The baristas are so kind and the atmosphere inside the place makes me feel warm inside. My favorite drink to order at the moment is an iced chai w/ almond milk. I looove bagels and I always get whichever new one they have for the day. A couple weeks ago I tried the pesto bagel and I felt so #blessed. 
weekends of sporting events: my brother plays both soccer and football, one of my sisters plays soccer as well, and my youngest sister does cheer. I like going to their games not only to cheer them on and support my community, but because the games get super intense! I'm basically a soccer mom but without the mom part...okay, I am kinda like a mom sometimes lol.
journaling: do ya'll remember when I said I wanted to start a journal? Well I did. I won't write too much about it at the moment because I'm planning a blog post for that. But just know that I love it!

Whenever you feel like you're life is just the same day repeating itself, stop, think, and appreciate the things about your day that you do enjoy doing. If you can't think of any, then change something. Take a different route to work. Try a new restaurant for lunch. Start a collection of scented candles. These are just suggestions, but it's okay if you end up candle vlogging like Jennifer from Scream Queens. Do you boo boo.

xxL