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A moment of sudden insight or discovery

About a year and a half ago, I graduated from college (Go Knights!). On my graduation cap, I wrote a little saying that you might have heard of before: “The Best is Yet To Come”. I thought it would best fit the direction I saw my life heading in. I was expectant and hopeful as I was about to be pushed out into the real world and I assumed it could only go up from there.

AHHH it’s finally here??! After I took to insta story (btw, follow me on insta) the other day to show you guys some new updates I’ve been making to my room, so many people wanted to see a blog post on it. This has been in the making since pt. 1 of the apartment reveal (If you didn’t see my apartment reveal pt. 1, go check it out!), but I wanted to make sure my room was just right. There are still some changes I want to make and things I want to add, butttttt for now, it’s perfect! 🙂 The vibe I was going for was neutral and simplistic. I get a lot of my inspiration from Studio Mcgee. I literally love everything they do so I kept that in mind when I was creating my own room. Now onto the decor ?

Fall is finally here! Well, Florida’s weather hasn’t gotten the memo yet, but the calendar says October 🙂 We are in the last quarter of the year! Can you believe it? I feel like 2017 has flown by. I also feel like I say that phrase every year LOL. Since I know I’m not the only one that is jazzed about it being fall but bummed that they can’t start wearing all of their fall clothes yet, I decided to create a transition outfit.

I’m all about looking good with as little effort as possible, so a dress is one of my go-to’s. It makes it look like you tried, but deep down it was really because you didn’t feel like putting on pants haha. I have tons of dresses in my closet: short, long, tight, lose, sparkly, leather, you name it. It’s something I highly suggest every girl to stalk up on. This one is from Ross. I’m telling you guys, don’t sleep on Ross! It could be a pain, yes I know. And those lines, forget about it! But you can find some really great pieces there. Yeah, they may not be the best quality, but I believe that if you take care of your things (no matter the quality), they will last you a long time. Ross has tons of these dresses and they usually range from 8-10 dollars! WHAT A STEAL! I always gravitate towards neutral colors and when it comes to fall, I pretty much ONLY wear neutral colors.Now on to the “fall-ness” of this outfit.

Fall is ALL about layering. What’s great with layering is that you can take things off! Cue my favorite jacket in the whole wide world. Since the jacket is a layering piece, us hot weather people can always take it off when you step out of the cool AC and step into the 90-degree weather :/ This leather jacket is from Forever 21 and it’s a pretty lightweight jacket.

I paired it with these cutout boots from American Eagle which are to die for! You’re still getting the fall bootie vibe but the cutouts help your feet breathe in this hot and humid weather (if ya know what I mean). I tend to keep it simple when it comes to the accessories, so I just paired it with my MK watch and my black cross body from Forever 21.

SO even though the weather is not as cool as I would like it to be, I still try to make it work! I can’t wear summer clothes forever LOL. If you loved some of the pieces in this post, there are similar items listed below 🙂

 

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It’s finally here! You don’t even know how excited I am to be sharing pieces of my apartment with you. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! Like every person that is obsessed with decorating, I can’t say that it will stay like this forever or that it’s complete, but I can say that it’s comfy, homey, fabulous and so very me. Not only will I be sharing my apartment, but I also will be sharing some tips for decorating your first apartment on a budget.

If money was unlimited and I could get anything I wanted, I would head straight to Restoration Hardware (can anyone say expensive taste?) and buy the whole showroom as is LOL. But money was not unlimited and I was working with a just gradated from college budget. It’s okay, don’t panic if that’s you too! You don’t need to have all the money in the world to make your apartment look good and I’m glad I get to share with you some of the tips and tricks I learned a long the way.

Side Note: How cute is this picture? I love it!

Well Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Whether you’re going out with your boo or having a night with the girls (ME), I hope you have an amazing time. Don’t judge by the title. I promise it’s not going to be all negative. This is just an open and honest conversation, from me to you, on being single. I’m actually thankful for my singleness (It took a lot of prayers and A LOT of revelations to get to this moment lol), but there are some sucky moments if I’m being real. This is just the disclaimer, so let’s start this off right!

As graduation gets closer and closer, the one thing that’s on everyone’s mind is “What do I do now?” Should I go to grad school? How do I find a job? What’s the job hunt going to be like? We’ve been in school all of our lives and now we have to put to use what we’ve learned over the past couple of years and go out there and find a job. My beautiful and talented friend, Rebecca, gave me some of the best after graduation advice a couple of months a go. Today, I have asked her to share on the blog the process she went through finding a job after graduation and how she powered through it…

So a couple of weeks ago, I turned 22. You know that one age that no one really acknowledged until Taylor Swift made a song about it? Surprisingly, I did not have Taylor Swift blaring through the apartment, but I must say I am feeling 22. This year is a huge year for me. I graduate from college and end that season of my life. I have to put my degree to work and find a big girl job. This year, adulting happens in full effect. So many changes are about to happen and take place in my life. I honestly don’t know if I’m ready for it, but it doesn’t matter because it’s happening lol.

Through my many life experiences at 22, I have learned some things. You know that saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” I used to think it was a bunch of bologna, but it honestly is true. Over the past couple of years I have had amazing memories, but also some horrible ones. But in every moment, good and bad, I have learned a lesson. Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years:

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