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4 Ways To Make Through The Holidays

Happy Holidays! I know this time of year everyone is out shopping, spreading holiday cheer, looking forward to opening gifts and spending time with family. But I'll be honest not everyone is looking forward to the holidays. Around this time many people are faced with depression and are feeling alone.

I'll admit last year I was in a funk. I just couldn't get it in the Christmas Spirit. Every little thing had me angry or emotional. I just felt stuck where I was at in life. But things did get better for me, my family from Arkansas came down and my nephew was christened. It wasn't the normal routine Christmas I was used to having and I loved it. I surrounded myself with my family and made the best of it.  The more I went out and created my own memories the more I felt better.

I know we all have different situations but I hope these tips will help you during the holidays. Even on days when you're feeling down.

1.Create New Traditions

My boyfriend and I went to see a local light festival twice last year. We also visit a local  Christmas  Tree at a local park just to hang out. Creating new traditions and experiences will bring so much joy. When we get stuck in old ways we get bored and don't want to do anything at all.  So get out trying something new. Attend a workshop, visit a new restaurant, buy new decorations etc. Do something out of the ordinary.

2.  Journal
Write down how you're feeling and your thoughts. Even on good days write down how you're feeling so you can go back to those days when you're feeling down. Journaling is very therapeutic and it'll help let up your thoughts and feelings.

3. Take A Break Off Social Media
Scrolling and watching everyone's highlight reel and really put you in a mood.  Remember that people only share what they want to.  Don't let it get to you. Instagram and even the iPhone allows you to put a limit on how long you've been on the social media. Utilize that tool and don't get caught up in scrolling.                                                                                                                                          

4. Reach Out
Reach out to your friends or loved ones to check on them. Maybe even let them know how you're feeling and they can help you. They may be in need of a plus one for a party and you may be the one to fill the void.

Just know that you're not alone during this time of year or anytime. I know the feeling and I know I felt much better when I started to create my own happiness. Don't sit around waiting for others to fill that void for you. Get out the house and make the best of your day.  Life is so short and you're still here living and breathing. I know it's easier said than done but just take the first step and the rest will follow.



What I Wore This Week: 11/26- 12/6

Last week I was so busy with my graduation that I forgot to share my looks during the week. So this time around you'll be getting a double dose of work week style. I look forward to taking these pictures every day but I also look forward to Winter Break which about 10 days away (not counting weekends). Let's get into these looks though!

Monday, Nov 26
Cardigan: Lane Bryant Outlet
Top: Loft
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Boots: Forever 21 (2015)

Tuesday, Nov 27th
Jacket: JcPenny
Sweater: Lane Bryant ( Thrifted)
Skirt: Old Navy
Boots: Payless

Wednesday Nov 28th

Jacket: Sears
Top: Lane Bryant Outlet
Pants: Target
Boots: Lane Bryant ( 2016)
Thursday Nov 29th

Sweater: LOFT
Leggings: TjMaxx
Boots: Nine West (2014)

Monday Dec 3rd

Top: Belk
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Tuesday Dec 4th 

Sweater: Nordstrom
Pants: Belk
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Wed Dec 5th

Top: Target
Pants: Lane Bryant
Boots: Forever 21

Thursday, Dec 6th

Cardigan: Nordstrom
Top: Lane Bryant
Jeans: TjMaxx
Boots: Lane Bryant

Until Next Time,



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She Believed She Could So She Did

"She believed she could so she did...."

Yes, this has been my motto for the past 3 years while on this journey of my Bachelor's Degree. There were so many times I second-guessed this degree because of what others were saying but it was just fuel for me to finish. I remember starting this degree in the Summer of 2016. I was transitioning into a full-time job that I've been longing for. It was like a confirmation for me to keep pushing to this degree.

After completing each semester I would think back when I thought I wasn't fit for college. But I could hear my dad's voice when I was in high school. He would tell me " If you just apply yourself then you can accomplish anything."

Well look at me I did it!  I walked across that stage and got my degree. Those Friday nights, when I would be locked in my room doing work when I'd rather be out getting a drink. All those times I wanted to just quit because that Accounting Class was kicking my butt... All of that is apart of the journey of success.

This has also taught me to cheer for myself and who is in my corner rooting me on. I want to say this no matter what anyone says if you want something, go out and get it. Believing in yourself is half the battle you've got to put in the work. It's never too late to go after what you want. Don't allow anyone to talk to out of what you want. Take their advice and measure how far they've come. My dad once told me how can you take advice from someone who never stepped foot off their front porch.

I hope this reminds you that you and do anything you put your mind. Always remember that if you apply yourself, you can make it happen.  This degree has been added to my list of great things that have happened in 2018.

Photography by: Shot By K.Marie



Stylish Sneakers To Rock This Season

My love for sneakers has always been there. But my boyfriend is a big sneaker love so he's starting to rub off on me. I love to throw on a pair of sneakers with jeans, a skirt or even a dress. I'm not into the latest sneaker releases but I find a pair that I really like then I'll look into buying them. These NIKE sneakers have been my go-to for about a year now.  They're comfortable to work out in and dress them up. I loved these pair so much I wore them until they got a hole in them. So I re-ordered them and purchased the pink pair I'm rocking here.

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