March 26, 2017

When One Door Closes Another Door Opens

So I'm currently sitting in the library a little frustrated, confused and annoyed. Without going into any details, I'm anxiously waiting for news that could impact so many things. The more I think about it the more nervous I get, but now I'm coming to another realization. Don't put all of your trust into material things or people.

March 22, 2017

Spring Fashion Must Haves 2017

I can hardly believe winter is over...well kinda. It's still a little chilly here, but what do expect when you live in Michigan. On a brighter note, I am so excited for the warmer weather that is approaching. Have you ever noticed how everyone's mood and the entire city changes each season? Once spring comes it's like everyone comes out of hibernation! The sun shines longer,  a quiet city is now bustling and heavy coats and sweaters are traded for light weight jackets and dresses. 

This season I am looking forward to adding new pieces to my wardrobe and trying out different trends. I admit, I'm not always the most fashion forward person. A cute t-shirt and jeans tend to be my go-to and who could blame me being that I'm a college student. Walking across campus to class almost everyday keeps cute clothes at bay. Since the semester is almost over, I've been trying on different outfits and creating looks that have me anxious to get finals over with. 

One of my favorite trends that I hope never goes away are shirt dresses. I swear, whoever came up with this trend specifically thought of me. They're the perfect combination of cute and comfort. I recently collaborated with Tobi to show you all some more examples of my favorite spring fashion trends and ways to style them! Check them out below!

The first look is perfect for a casual day out with your friends or running errands. This striped shirt dress is so soft and breathable so I highly recommend it if you live in a humid city. A cute choker is the perfect statement piece and Converse seemed undeniable when putting this outfit together. 

The second outfit channeled my bohemian side which is well...all of me. I rarely wear dresses or tops that are off the shoulder so this pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I love how effortless this dress is and I added a skinny braided belt to help define my shape. Ankle booties are comfortable, quick to throw on and really pulled this look together.

Last, but not least is an outfit that features a gorgeous sweater dress that fits like a glove. I love the side pockets and simplicity this dress brings all while being classy. It really stands out on its own so I paired it with nude sandal high heels and a matching embellished clutch.

Comment below which outfit is your favorite and check out Tobi for more fashion inspiration!

Have a wonderful day! 

March 13, 2017

Cool and Intereseting Websites You Need To Know About

It's Monday and we're adjusting to Daylight Savings (ps I miss that hour of sleep) so I'm here with a post full of cool websites that will make your day a little brighter! 

Objects I Can't Afford: It's hard to believe that "Objects I Can't Afford" came about just last year. This website is exactly what the name says. You will find a collection of items the author wants, but is out of her budget. I think people love it because we all can relate to wanting random items that we can't afford and compensate by having multiple wish lists. Have fun scrolling!

Honest Slogans- I don't think this website is updated very often, but it will give you a good laugh. The very first one is an ad for Pokemon Go with the word "outside" inserted at the bottom. It's clever and I'm pretty sure everyone has thought this. Fun fact, a few weeks ago I almost ran into someone that was trying to catch a Pokemon. My favorite one has to be Guilt Trip cookies instead of Girl Scout cookies!

The Oatmeal- If you love comics this is for you. These clever and hilarious comics often surround everyday situations, trends and thoughts we've all had. I can't tell you how many times I've read one and thought, "omg I know right!" There are also cats...lots and lots of cats.

Pixel Thoughts- This website is my favorite on this list. When you go to Pixel Thoughts, relaxing music starts playing and stars are floating in the background. There's a text box where you type in something that is bothering you. Once you hit enter, the text appears in a star and starts to shrink. While this is happening reassuring text is displayed. It reinforces how our negative thoughts are insignificant and truly left me feeling better.

Touch Pianist- If you've always wanted be an amazing piano player, but never got the hang of it, here is your chance to shine! Just use your keyboard and press in the rhythm that is shown on the screen. The correct notes are already there so you're just bringing the song to life!

My Script Font- I haven't used this yet, but I'm so excited to try it out! I've been wanting to make my own font for my graphics, but it always seemed difficult. With this website all you have to do is fill out the template, scan it, upload it, give your font a name and you're done!

Bored Button- Sometimes it's incredibly hard to find something to do, but the bored button fixes that. Click the button and you'll be taken to fun and quick activities. When you're finished with one, click the red button again to see what's up next.

Let me know which website is your favorite?

Have a wonderful day!

March 10, 2017

Link Roundup: Fickle Friends, An Animated Short and Balloon Fruit

It's Friday and while I typically reserve my roundups for Sunday, I couldn't think of anything else to write about. I've been working so hard on building my blog traffic and collaborations so in my "free time" I browse the internet for some inspiration.

DIY Balloon Fruit - If you're ever in need for a great DIY project, bookmark "Oh Happy Day." This DIY is just one of many.

On Living Alone- Marie Andrew has once again taken my thoughts and put them down on paper as an illustration (except I only have one closet). Nonetheless, living alone is the life!

This animated short made me smile and proved that even cartoons have a better love life than I do. If it doesn't warm your heart, I don't know what will🌟

Last, but certainly not least are my latest music discoveries. I swear finding new music is like hitting the jackpot...ok maybe not that great, but really close! Fickle Friends is one of my favorite bands so when I heard they had a new single I had to check it out. It's of course a winner in my book and will be on repeat until further notice!

Have a great weekend!

March 4, 2017

Links Worth Clicking: Getting Real, Music and DIY's

The theme for this weeks' roundup is "getting real." I came across a few posts that had me nodding my head in agreement and feeling like the author was reading my mind. It's not easy to talk about loneliness or stress, but it feels good knowing I'm not the only one. Granted, I wouldn't wish negative feelings on anyone.  Of course I had to include a pretty diy because...glitter! Also I'm loving this song by Alayna. It's been on repeat all week long!

Real Talk: Being Lonely

Holographic Glitter Acrylic Calendar DIY

How To Deal With a 180 Degree Life F*ck 

Why We Need To Stop Waiting For Stress To Disappear And Make Changes Today

Have a wonderful day!

March 2, 2017

Resource Roundup: Free Patterns

We're so close to the weekend so why not celebrate with another resource roundup post! This week I am bringing to you all these pretty (and free) patterns. I don't use patterns that often and that is about to change. They're a great way to make a more detailed and intricate design.  

Lately I've been burnt out in terms of design and it's been frustrating. There are so many competitions and submission opportunities available and my brain really needs to get it together. These roundup posts help spark ideas and I'm truly grateful for all these amazing artists that are willing to share their creations. 

If you download any of these patterns, check out the artists' website and leave them some positive feedback. Artists rarely get the credit they deserve and its time we (myself included) step it up and show our appreciation! 

Which pattern is your favorite? Comment below! 

Have a wonderful day!