Funny Story

I'm a little sleep deprived right now. Because of this I have funny stories to tell you. The other night I was studying late at night and needed a snack. I decided to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and went back to studying. I ate the sandwich faster than I should have, licked the peanut butter off my hand because peanut butter should never be wasted, and fell asleep with a book on my head. Cool. Right? So I woke up at 6 am the next day and got dressed. I looked in the mirror as I was putting on my mascara and realized I had a huge, huge, huge red spot on my check. I immediately panicked because I realized at work we were taking photos and I really didn't like looking like a red crater hit my cheek. I put on zit cream, I stared at it, I put an ice cube on it hoping it would take it away. 

Spring Casual Outfit

Spring florals with with white sequin jacket

Spring florals with with white sequin jacke

Monogram Necklace

Spring florals with with white sequin jacke
Shoes: Target (exact)
Necklace: C/O One Necklace (exact)
Shirt: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Sequin Jacket: White House Black Market (sold out)
Purse: Kate Spade

I then got to work all dejected and accepted that I was going to have a gigantic spot on my face in all of the photos. I went into the work bathroom and gave myself a pep talk, "You can face life like this Alissa. You really can. It'll be OK. You graduate in 30 something days and no one will ever remember you as the zit faced girl." I sighed. I can do this. I mentally put on my big girl pants and walked out the door. I scratched my face and accidentally scratched the massive cheek crater thing I had going on. 

I looked at my hand and realized it had something on it from my face. Great. I'm probably bleeding to death through this zit popping. I went back into the bathroom. GUESS WHAT GUYS? TURNS OUT IT WAS REALLY DRIED OUT STRAWBERRY JELLY AND NOT A ZIT CRATER. I washed my face, looked at myself in the mirror and wondered how on earth I am about to graduate from college if I can't figure out what is a zit and what is dried jelly.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share


Link Up + Giveaway Reminder

It's Wednesday! We are halfway through the week and today I have three meetings for my capstone class so I'm going to be a little quiet here. Just kidding, I can never be quiet. This week I am trying to power through so that I can get to Friday at 2 p.m. when I can have some family time and take my 4 year old niece out on a auntie/niece date. I just have 4 pages of a draft to write and 5 meetings to take care of. Piece of cake. Actually cake is what I want to deal with those meetings and paper. 

This week's awesome babe is Whitney! This woman always has a brilliant smile, the confidence to rock anything and a complete grace about her! Go on over and say hi to Whitney, you will totally adore her. 

Now it is time to join the link-up! 1. We ask that if you are linking up today, please you follow your hosts, Alissa @The Adored Life and Tiffany Ima @ Style Honestly  with Bloglovin or GFC. 2. Link up whatever makes you feel beautiful! This can be an outfit, or even your Spa Day Recap! Please link to a specific post and not your entire blog. 3. Please comment on the blog who joined the link up before you - remember we are here to encourage each other and foster great community! 4. Grab a button or provide a text link back to one of your host.



Oh and for those of you who haven't entered yet, don't forget about the $75 Sephora gift card!
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Little Victories

The other day the weather was warm enough that I needed to pull out my shorts. Typically this day is met with groans, depression, self-loathing and eating whatever comfort food I have in my pantry. As you can tell, I dread this day. I immediately start doing lunges like somehow 35 lunges at one time will give me a supermodel butt and give me a thigh gap. Lunges that remind me of every bit of frozen yogurt I have emotionally eaten and now regret. As I go down my thighs scream at me that I should have taken care of them better.  I can tell you that after 3 years of sweating to try and get into shorts, the squats, etc, none of this works. You just end up at the nearest ice cream store. Well, NOT this year! Wahoo! 

Shorts with blazer and gingham top for spring

Shorts with blazer and gingham top for spring

Silk shorts with blazer for spring

Naturally Curly Hair

Silk shorts with blazer for spring

Vince Camuto Strappy Heels

Silk shorts with blazer for spring

Gingham: Ann Taylor (similar)
Blazer: H&M (sold out) (similar) (similar)
Shorts: Target (similar)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (exact)

This year I actually fit into shorts that I didn't fit into at the end of last summer. Yes! I realize that in the grand scheme of life that isn't a massive thing but I've learned to celebrate the little things. Celebrate that for once in my life I didn't feel the need to do 35 desperate lunges. NOPE! Get outta here regret! Anyway, now I just have to work on getting a spray tan and I will be set for spring.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share


All Of The Things + A Giveaway

I had a test at 8 am, on a Friday. Now, I realize there are worst things in the world than this but at 5 am on a Friday you would have a hard time convincing me. Actually wait, the only thing worse than an 8 am test on a Friday is an 8 am test on a Friday in a class about the first amendment. Yes, an entire 16 week class on the first amendment. You know what is even better? I found out my final for this class is at 7:30 am. So you know, you think a class can't get worse and then life says, "I RAISE YOU THAT AND GIVE YOU A 7:30 FINAL!" So don't ask these kind of questions because it could, in fact, get worse. 

So to combat this awfulness I wore everything I own that puts me into a good mood. Sequin jacket? Check. Leopard Shoe? Check. Comfortable jeans? Check, check. Graphic shirt from Zara? Check, check and check.

Sequin jacket with a graphic shirt

Sequin jacket with a graphic shirt and boyfriend jeans

Sequin jacket with a graphic shirt and boyfriend jeans

Sequin jacket with a graphic shirt and boyfriend jeans

Sequin jacket with a graphic shirt and boyfriend jeans

Leopard Shoes

Jacket: Gap (similar
Shirt: Zara (exact)
Jeans: Aeropostale (exact)
Shoes: Nine West (gift from Ashley) (similar)

I walked into class that day and my teacher said that I got extra credit for wearing sequins at 8 am. Turns out he was just kidding and I massively bombed that test. If only he wasn't. For just once in my life I would like to get extra credit for showing up not looking like a Neanderthal that rolled out of bed and went to class. 

Anyway, enough of that! This week I am celebrating my 2 year anniversary of blogging and I'm teaming up with some people to offer you an AWESOME gift card. Ashley, Nikki, Danielle, Jessica and I are giving away a Sephora gift card.

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Rolling With The Punches

These past two weeks have been a little trying, to put it kindly. Nothing bad has happened but nothing has gone smoothly. Standing meeting times suddenly wouldn't work for people, I missed my best friend on campus by 5 minutes everyday, simple things took 3 times longer than necessary, women have been catty for no reason, and in general I haven't been feeling it. I get really upset when I have a set agenda and that doesn't get accomplished due to someone else's lack of planning. To be honest, I felt a little down about life. I keep on telling myself that I'm doing fine, everything is going to workout in the end and all that jazz but I am a type-a person and with that comes anxiety and general over-thinking. I KNOW, I KNOW thing really will come together and I will laugh at myself for being worried but I am not there yet.
Green pants with striped outfit

Spring Casual Outfit

Spring Casual Outfit

Spring Casual Outfit

Layered Statement Necklace
Top: Gap (similar)
Pants: Gap (exact)
Necklaces: Forever 21 and JCPenny 
Shoes: C/O Aeropostale (exact in black) (exact in pattern)

 I really am trying to just take it one day at a time and certain days that works better than others. On those days where I am taking it one day at a time I love life and am not as stressed. I'm trying to remember that great feeling. I'm attempting to roll with the punches and not get so bent-out-of-shape when things don't go according to my planner.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share