Blooming Baby

Today I wanted to do a more personal post with you guys. I feel like lately it’s been all business, fashion, makeup, and adulty stuff, so I kind of thought diving into my life on a more personal level would be a good break from all that. And hello, I love talking about myself.

I think a lot of people who read this blog know me from school or work, and a lot of you are family members. So many of you already know me, but we don’t always get to catch up. Here’s our chance. Please contact me back and let me know what all of you are up to as well. 

I recently turned 19 not too long ago, which feels pretty unreal. I mean, it’s always like right when you get used to saying how old you are, it changes again. I have to say though, I am terrified of turning 20. It’s like, that’s it. No more teenage years. Things really settle there it seems. My boyfriend turns 20 this May. I’m not sure how he’s feeling about it. 

Speaking of my boyfriend:

Dakota and I have been together for 2 years tomorrow. How insane is that?? That’s a long time. We’ve been through a lot together already and look forward to more adventures coming our way. He’s always supporting me and my decisions, checking in on me, and inspiring me everyday. He helps out more with this blog than y’all know. 

Look at those blue eyes ladies? Aren’t they just adorable? I tell him a lot how his eyes are like the ocean or little crystals. And his smile is heartwarming. We’re celebrating our anniversary this Sunday by taking a day trip out of town. I will be taking lots of pictures and showing y’all some of the things we got to experience, including what we wore, this upcoming Monday. 

So the title of this post “Blooming Baby” comes definitely from the season we are in, but also for the growing up I am doing. I mean, who knew a fun little blog would turn into a dedication? Would inspire me to start a more creative path? In high school I always thought I would use my artistic skills to form a career. That’s like, who I was in high school. Always drawing or something. And now to see my passions manifest into something that reaches different countries all the over the world is amazing!! 

 There are so many new things going on and coming up, but don’t worry. Keep up with me and you’ll find out soon enough. Hopefully, there will be a lot more traveling and experiences, (especially museums and coffee shops). I’m hoping to find more hole-the-wall places, visit nearby towns, maybe go on a cruise or festival or something. I’m almost 20. It’s about time to start getting lost. 

Another thing that’s been on my mind a lot is friends. After high school, my closest friends and I sort of found different paths in life, which is totally natural. We knew the day would come, and we accepted it with smiles. We were more excited that each of us had specific plans for the future than we were worried about wedging our ways into each other’s lives. I have good friends that I work with, good friends that I run into, and good friends that I don’t talk to everyday, but I know they always have my back. 

Now more than ever, I find it important for me to separate myself from toxic things and people. I’ve always had a very bad habit of letting hurtful people in my life, and I don’t want to do that anymore. It’s important to surround yourself with people who genuinely only want the best for you, especially at this very vulnerable stage in life. 

I’m blooming into a powerful young woman, and I see this happening for lots of ladies all over the world. It’s a wonderful thing. I wanted to give y’all a little update and for you to know I’m human too, not just outfits and makeup. It truly does mean the world when I hear someone tell me they read my blog. Thank you so much. I will be updating you more as life gets crazier! Thank you for reading and I will see you soon. 

The Importance of SPF Foundations

As Spring and Summer approach us quite rapidly, it is time for us to start tanning and switching our pale Winter foundations for our tanned summer foundations. As this transition occurs, I wanted to give y’all a little advice on keeping your skin protected as well as beautiful this upcoming sunny season. 

SPF is what makes sunscreen effective and the higher the SPF number, the more protection that product provides you with. My BB Cream that I use everyday is SPF 30. That’s good protection for my face to keep it from getting sunburned while being outside.

Your mom probably stressed the importance of sunscreen when you were a child swimming. I know my mom did. I usually use a tanning lotion for my body which has a very underwhelming SPF 4. My mom hates it, but it tans me up. However when I’m swimming I do use a more heavy duty sunscreen for my face. 

Using SPF foundations is a good trick to use to keep your face from getting a burning bright red this summer. Good for us, makeup companies have realized how significant protection is and it is easy to find affordable products out there. Another little tip from me for foundations is to use a lightweight BB or CC cream. They provide significant coverage, and there are very cheap ones out there on the market. The reason I’m throwing this out there is because I love to swim during the summer. And I also love makeup. 

The thought of applying an expensive foundation on my face just for it to be washed away make me cringe. A cheap cream that is easy to apply and buy being washed away by the waters doesn’t make my stomach churn as much. And once you’re don’t swimming, you can quickly go to the restroom to blend the cream without taking an eternity and a day. 

I hope you all have fun good summer and these tips help keep you protected and having fun the entire time. Please stay safe out there. Thanks for reading. 

Check out next Wednesday’s post where I’ll be showing y’all what I got from Ipsy this month, including this amazing lip color. See you soon!!

1 Piece 3 Ways 

Today I wanted to do a little something different and show y’all how you can get 3 different vibes from the same article of clothing. My boyfriend photographed me for this one, and he had me cracking up laughing the whole time. This is a fun thing I wanted to do, and I hope y’all like it as much as we enjoyed making it. What I’m styling for you today are these stunning pair of black pleated trousers. I’ve been looking for some comfortable pants to wear besides jeans and thought these were so cute. I got them from Forever 21. I ordered a size medium, and think these fit me pretty perfectly. 

Sporty:

For this look, I wore my Chevron stripe sweatshirt that I got from F21 also, and some black booties I got from JCPenny like forever ago. I tucked in my sweatshirts to give me some form, because these pants are not very form fitting at all. I like this look for a cute date night out walking, and it’s definitely great for colder months.

Fancy:

This look is so cute. The colors are adorable and the silhouette is incredible. I wore this mock neck pink thin sweater that I actually cropped myself to accompany the pants and booties. I see me wearing this to a play at the theatre or a restaurant where they have cloth napkins and expensive light fixtures. If crop tops are your thing, this look is a treasure you have to try out. 

Cool girl:

This last one is my favorite look. Please let me know which one is your favorite. This look was the most comfortable of all. I wore a form fitting grey and black striped tee with this bottom down shirt I thrifted. This outfit can go anywhere, from something as simple as a walk downtown or something cute like a casual date. 

All of these looks are different, but use the same base, these gorgeous pants. I have never owned a pair of pants like these before, but I love them a lot. My favorite parts are the high waisted feature and the pleated design. 

If you’re interested in more posts like this, please leave a comment to let me know. Thank you all so much for reading. It truly means the world to me.