Saturday, December 31, 2016

Reflecting on 2016

I’ve heard people say in the past few months, “Can't wait for 2016 to be over” or constantly blaming misfortunes on this year. Don't get me wrong, this year wasn't a breeze, but knowing that each day is a new start of something is quite refreshing! Looking back on this year, I've realized how much growth I've had as an individual. Chasing after goals I have set for myself and not stopping until I achieve them. But being completely honest I haven't checked off all of my “resolutions” for 2016, but I'm anticipating a great new year. I encourage everyone to grab 2017 by the horns and make it your best year yet!

Hope you and your families have a happy and safe New Year!


Friday, December 23, 2016

What to Wear this Christmas

Hi everyone!

If you guys couldn’t tell, I chopped my hair and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve never been so obsessed over my haircut, I usually end up regretting cutting it all off, but I have found perfect length for me. Anywho, since it is Christmas Eve Eve (haha), I wanted to put together a mini “look book for this Christmas”! These outfits are perfect for going to go visit family, Christmas dinners, cookie swaps, or even spending the day peacefully in your pajamas. Hope you all enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!



Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute Gift guide!

Hi Everyone!

Can't you believe that Christmas is only six more days away, I can't wait! If your anything like me and always find yourself scrambling to do something/ or find a gift last minute, this is for you! I put together a "Last Minute Gift Guide" (All under $50) that will be sure to ease the worrying of not finding anything!



Monday, December 12, 2016

Quick Tips to Help You Get Through Exam Week!

Tips to Ace Any Exam

Hey everyone! As we approach the wonderful holiday season, we know we all have to get through the ever so dreaded week of midterms. It's quite mind boggling that I'm almost halfway through my senior year, even though it feels like the first day was just yesterday! Your mind might already be set in vacation mode, but you’re almost done so just endure this final week before break! Below I put together a few tips that are sure to help ace any exam!

1.) Put Away any Distractions
This should be a no-brainer, but it's one of the hardest. Put away anything that can distract you from focusing on studying (phone, music, netflix, etc.). Even if that means leaving your phone in your bedroom while you’re studying in the living room.  This will immediately cut off  any distraction that could just lead you to be awake into the early hours of the morning because you were procrastinating.

2.) Keep in Mind the Long Term, Not Just the Here and Now
I know the hours of studying can seem like an eternity, but be optimistic about the outcome of putting in hard work. I've always been a strong believer of "You reap what you sow." In order to achieve your goals and dreams, you must work for them! Keeping in mind the long term effects of doing well in your classes will help ease the burden of studying.

3.) Prioritize your Time Wisely
Even if this means creating a "mini-study schedule," prioritizing your time is a must during exam week. Make sure you take a few breaks and have a time slot for each subject you have to study for.  And most importantly, get right back on track if you find yourself procrastinating!

4.) Relax!
This week can be quite overwhelming.  With struggling to turn in assignments before they are due or extra credit to boost any grade, be sure to find some time in the chaotic day to find some peace. Take a nice bath in the evening, call one of your friends, light a candle, or eat some ice cream. Reward yourself, after all you've gotten this far!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Art Basel + Vineyard Vines Contest Recap

Hi Everyone!

This weekend was jampacked with so much happening and went by way too quickly!!! However today, I decided to just unwind and listen to Christmas music! Saturday was quite exciting, I sent in my “audition” tape for the Vineyard Vines brand ambassador contest! I know it'll be just a stroke of pure luck if they choose me out of the thousands of people across the nation that entered, but hey,  it was definitely an experience to do so!  Part of the audition process is that they record you on an Ipad answering a series of questions for 30 seconds and like most people, I hate hearing my own voice on camera so I hope they don't mind! I’m usually quite chatty, especially under pressure, but with only like 30 seconds, I felt like I was talking a million miles per hour!  I kept reminding myself to just be me and have fun with it.  This little note of encouragement my friends gave me prior to going eased my nerves and made me realize that I didn’t need to worry, just present myself in the best way, and be comfortable and have fun with it!

Right as I got home, I quickly got ready for Art Basel in South Beach. (I surprised myself and wore a leather jacket, a bit more “edgy” from my usual style but why not!) Art Basel is world renowned art gallery event that happens once a year down in Miami Beach and celebrities, bloggers, and designers from all over the world come here each year! I was ecstatic to be going for the first time and consider myself fortunate enough to visit such an iconic event without having to travel that far from where I live! It was quite a maze inside the convention center and each time my friend Rachel and I thought we saw everything, we ran into a new section! Next year I hope to get tickets to the fashion and design exhibit.

I hope everyone has a great week!



Down Below are some of my favorite pieces as of right now from Vineyard vines 


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