Happy Monday!

  I was talking to a friend the other day and I was so frustrated. I said “I feel like all I ever do is run errands.” We talked about this for a while and finally he asked “When do you need to get all this stuff done?” I thought about it for a while and realized that most of these errands didn’t have an immediate due date. I just wanted to get them done and cross them off of my list.

  I’ve been thinking about that ever since. How many of us are going through life just “crossing stuff off of our list?” I’m not saying that you should be careless and not responsible. There are times when you just have to “adult” and there’s no way around that. I’m talking about those other times. The other times when stuff can wait. The other times when we have the choice to slow down and just smell the roses. So that’s a goal that I’ve set for myself. Just to stop every now and then and smell the roses. 

Sweater: Target

Jeans: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Homecoming Weekend

Hello!

   Homecoming weekend was this weekend at my alma mater. I love homecoming weekend because it’s always great seeing old faces and catching up and it reminds me of how much I have grown as a person. Don’t get me wrong, I know that I still having growing to do. I think we all do but sometimes we tend to focus only on the negative. I don’t know about you, but I’m so quick to beat myself up. I’m quick to remind myself of a goal that’s not completed. Or how I should’ve done a certain task better. While I was walking on campus and driving past familiar buildings, I started to think about who I was back then and the woman I am now. I realized just how much I’ve grown. I encourage you to do the same this week. When you’re tempted to beat yourself up, just remember how far you’ve grown and focus on the positive. 

Sweatshirt: FreedomHouse

Shorts: Belk

Boots: Forever21

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: Forever21

Boots: ShoeDazzle 



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Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day
 

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day! If you’re celebrating with the girls or have a hot date, I love the idea of a wrap dress. The shape it creates is flattering on most body types. It’s able to effortlessly accentuate or create curves. These #otk boots are a flirty way to show off your legs. 

Asymmetrical dress
laperla.com

Leka leather jacket
$455 – wolfandbadger.com

Quilted bag
shein.com

Kate spade necklace
$78 – shopbop.com

Game Day Fashion

Hello! 

    It’s game day! I’ll admit, not really excited about the Super Bowl this year but I love game day festivities. I always like to be comfortable but chic, so this year I’m opting for denim on denim. This denim shirt isn’t restricting at all. In fact, it feels like I’m wearing a sweatshirt! I’d love to hear what you are wearing for game day in the comments!

Shirt: Banana Republic

Jeans: Express

Shoes: ShoeDazzle



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Zara Gift Card Giveaway 

Hello!


   Alright, so it’s finally here! This isn’t sponsored by Zara. I’ve purchased a few items from Zara.com and have never been dissapointed. So in efforts of sharing some love to you guys, I’m giving away a $25.00 Zara gift card. All you have to do is:

1. Follow me on Instagram: _lifeisgolden_

2. Tag two friends under the giveaway post. 

The giveaway will be open from 7:30 PM EST on Thursday, February 2nd to 11:59PM EST on Saturday, February 4th. The winner will be randomly selected. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, February 7th. Good luck!!