Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015

Is it just me or did 2015 fly by? I’ve learned so much this year and want to share what I’ve learned in hopes that it might help someone else. So here it goes:

1. Go with the flow but know that you can’t always control it. 

When I got sick in August, I had to have a volvulus removed.  It’s basically when your intestines wrap around your colon and nothing can get through so you’re basically toxic. It’s something they usually see one sleepy people; not a 27 year old woman. I had to be rushed into survey and spent a week and a half in the hospital. I had some complications afterwards and am still not 100% back to the old me but I’m okay with that. I learned to just kind of go with the flow of life. I used to always want to control every aspect of my life and would freak out when things didn’t go according to my plan but this situation taught me you can’t always plan for everything. 

2. It’s okay to dream BIG. 

I have you guys to thank for this one. I would’ve never imagined that I would have people who were interested in my experiences, point of view or personal style. I’ve dreamed about it and I still plan on reaching bigger goals but I learned it’s okay to dream big. People may laugh and that’s fine. Their laughter just lets you know that your dream intimidates them. If people don’t laugh at your dreams, dream bigger!  Believe in yourself and your dreams and goals will come together. 

3. Your unique perspective is important!

I was bullied a lot in middle and high school. One of the reasons is because I was different. I was teased about the way I talked, acted and dressed. I didn’t know it back then but being different is a gift. If we all thought the same, life would be so boring. While embracing what makes you different you realize that your uniqueness  is a strength that sets you apart from the crowd. I’m not sure about you, but I’d rather stick out than blend in any day. 

I don’t really have any New Years Resolutions. I just want to strive to apply what I’ve learned in 2015 to 2016. So cheers to the new year! 
  
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How to Dress for Winter When It’s Warm Out

I find it funny that its supposed to be winter however it’s 70 degrees. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to wear when the season and temperature don’t match. That’s why I think layering so great! You can throw on a light scarf or a vest without making yourself overheated.

I hope you all had a great Christmas! I spent mine going to my in-laws and ended it at my mother’s house. I think sometimes it’s easy to take family for granted. This year with me going back and forth to have procedures done and my nana having a stroke, it made me realize how great it was to have everyone together, in the same room and in good health.

Dress: Forever21

Jacket: Forever21

Boots: Old Navy

Earrings: Target

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

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In All Black

I rarely wear all black. I just put the finishing touches on classes and am on a two week break from classes and work so I felt the need to relax a little. One of the great things about wearing all black, is if the fit is correct you don’t have to accessorize as much because it’s already a bold statement. You have to make sure the outfit you’re wearing fits your body correctly, if not you’ll look like the outfit overwhelms you and you’re beautiful shape won’t be defined. 

Hat: Target

Sweater: Target

Jeans: Forever21

Shoes: Old Navy

Jacket: Express

Bag: Target

   
    
 
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Boyfriend Jeans & Sequins

With Christmas shopping done, I felt like deserved an award. So I went out to get some ice cream! The weather here is so weird right now and it’s actually pretty warm for December, which means it’s perfect weather for a stroll. 

One of the reasons I love boyfriend jeans is because they are so versatile! I blogged a look with them in October. I paired these jeans with a sweater and boots but I love mixing these jeans with the glamourous effect that comes from sequins too. 

Hat: Old Navy

Shirt: Forever21

Jeans: Forever21

Shoes: Old Navy

   
    
   
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