clothing Winter Clothing Essentials January 2, 2016

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Happy New Year! We got snow today so that’s always nice to look at, although I hate having to shovel it. For today’s post I wanted to share with you guys some of my winter clothing essentials.

1.) Chunky knit scarf – Scarves can dress up or dress down outfits, which is one of the reasons why I love them. I personally love chunky knit ones in the winter cause they keep me warm and can also double as a headrest in class (shh…don’t tell my professors that!) I have one that I knit for myself and its so cozy and oversized.

2.) A white v-neck – White t-shirts are an essential for any season. I included one in this post though because they’re easy to layer up, by wearing a bralette underneath it or adding a flannel on top of it. I love wearing v-necks then adding a patterned scarf on top so I look a little bit more put together. They’re super easy to style which is one you NEED one…or ten!

3.) Long, oversized cardigan I love clothes that I swim in (by that I mean they’re way too big). There’s just something about the look of it, like hobo-chic haha. But I think it makes you look cozy and comfy, and that’s what your style should really be about, right? I love the marled burgundy one pictured above, especially because it has pockets! Cardigans are a must, especially for the cold weather. They’re easy to layer with and go with pretty much any outfit. (They’re a staple in my closet!)

4.) Dark Wash/Black high waisted jeans – I love love love jeans. Everyone says how much they hate them since they’re uncomfortable, but they go with anything and can make your outfit look casual or dressy, depending on how you style them.

5.) Beanie  Beanies are amazing. You can easily hide your bedhead or two-day hair which is why I love them. They’re easily to style with and can make your morning easier since you don’t have to dry shampoo since your roots will be covered, no one will know 😉

6.) Boot socks – I’m such a sock person. I asked for socks for Christmas and got so many pairs (yay!!) I love wearing combat boots as well as knee high boots and I think they don’t look 100% right without a pair of socks sticking out (is that just me? I hope not…) I have a pair of lace edged socks that look great with my boots!

7.) Heeled booties – Booties are a staple, you need at least one pair (but I totally won’t judge if you have more…) I personally love the ones pictured above because they aren’t too high and the heel is thick enough so they would be easier to walk in rather than stiletto heels. I also like the lace detail and feel that it would tie your look together (haha, get it??)

 

Well that’s all! I hope you enjoyed the post and got some inspiration if you do a little shopping for clothes before it’s full on winter 🙂

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments what your winter clothing essentials are! 🙂

XOXO, Rae

 

youtube My First YouTube Video! January 1, 2016

Hey lovelies! Here’s my first YouTube video which I’m very excited about. Obviously the quality is terrible (even though I recorded in 1080p…boo you youtube) I hope you guys enjoy the video and let me know if you want to see more videos from me!

Please subscribe and give the video a thumbs up so I know to make more content for you 🙂

 

Thanks for an AMAZING year! I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me.

 

Xoxo, Rae

life New Year’s Resolutions/Goals December 30, 2015

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It’s crazy how 2015 is almost over but I am glad to begin a new year – hopefully it will be as eventful and great as this past year has been.

I thought I would list some of my New Year’s resolutions and share with you why I am trying to make these changes in my life for the New Year.

 

  • Blog more. I really enjoy writing and don’t do enough of it. I feel like it challenges the mind and I find it entertaining to attempt to get my thoughts down on paper. I took a journalism class last semester and enjoyed interviewing people and trying to figure out a story to write. It was a challenging class (since I’m shy so my interviews didn’t go well) but I passed with a 3.7 and I now have the knowledge of how to write a proper news story, which I’m sure will help me later in life. I hope that I will post at least once a week, if not more.
  • Read more. Reading is very important to me and I think it helps to expand your vocabulary as well as spark inspiration. I used to read quite often but once I got into high school, I stopped unfortunately. I love reading Ellen Hopkins and mystery stories. I think I might start a goal list for every book I read, I get to reward myself with something for completing the book (totally bribing myself…) I got I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones for Christmas and have already started to read it. So far so good and I can’t wait to finish the book and have all this knowledge about how to be a better me.
  • Meet new people. Since I’m shy, I really don’t take to anyone other than the friends I already have (it’s awful, I know). I need to get myself out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I’m also not entirely close with any of my friends (unfortunately) and would love to have someone that I can talk to whatever about, whenever. I need to find those who will give me an extra push to reach my goals.
  • Save money. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who sucks at saving money too…I pay all of my bills monthly, then decide “Oh hey, now that’s all paid I can buy something I want.” But I shouldn’t be like that and should realize that my money should be in my savings account and not in my savings. I would love to go on a vacation so I might start a vacation fund just incase I ever get the opportunity to go on one.
  • Start a graphic design portfolio. I guess this isn’t really a resolution but more of a goal. I used to constantly be playing with Photoshop but as I’ve gotten older, I don’t experiment with it as much (which is ironic, since graphic design is my major in college). I want to create more work that would be useful in a portfolio and for my own experience. I also would like to start my own design portfolio/website and Etsy store to sell prints and invitations and such. Just a thought, but a really cool thought (maybe someday!)

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about my resolutions/goals. I will keep you updated as the year goes on of how my goals are coming along, I might also need some support with some of my goals.

What are your New Year’s resolutions/goals for 2016? Let me know in the comments below!

I would also like to thank you for a great year and for reading. I truly appreciate it!

 

Xoxo, Rae