Break Free (OOTD)

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Hey y’all! The fashion posts are officially back! I am so passionately in love with this dress that I had to make a post immediately. 

So obviously, I’ve been pretty absent from this blog. However, no apologies or excuses. Life happened; that’s it.

The title of today’s blog is brought to you by my obsession with Break Free by Zedd/Ariana Grande. I’m not a big fan of Ariana, but mostly anything by Zedd really gets me boogieing out of my seat. 

Update on my life? Being captain is hard work. Getting tan basically happened over night. The side-braid is unsurprisingly omnipresent. The textbook buying process was significantly more difficult than semesters past. Using blogspot for blogging is excruciating (doing it for a class). I’m feeling more confident and fabulous that I ever have, thanks to my beautiful friends. Choreographing a sassy swing dance is so much fun. I’m genuinely interested in all of my classes this semester, no matter how frustrating they may be. On the first day my professor for Dinosaurs legit squatted on a chair in the front of the class and pretended to lay an egg. College, man. 

Anyway, on to this beauteous dress.

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What I Wore:

Dress: Forever 21+
Oxfords: Gifted
Lips: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – India

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This dress is just so. flippin. cute! The box pleats are incredibly flattering, and teal and gray are my favorite colors to wear! When I saw this dress online, I knew I absolutely had to have it. It fits like a damn glove. The best part easily is that the teal isn’t just big ol’ polka dots; they’re actually speech bubbles!

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This is just the perfect dress for me, and I’m so happy about it’s existence in my closet (or more currently: on my body.) I got so many nice compliments today, and yeah… I’m feeling good about it. Did ya notice? 

Also this lippie is bomb. I’m all about that deepened radiant orchid color for this fall. Highly recommend. 

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P.S. Here’s a super cute pic of me and my roommate, Heather. She’s gorgeous and just as fabulous as I. I love her!

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Letting Go (OOTD)

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There’s been quite a lot of stress in my life as of the last week. For some reason my classes have taken off at an exponential pace and I am struggling to keep up. I’m taking a Writing for the Workplace class and it’s definitely geared towards upperclassmen. I have to write up my resume and I just don’t have much to put on it yet since high school is irrelevant and I’ve been out of it for a year. It’s very frustrating for me since I have to have it ready in two weeks for my mock interview with real employers. It’s just all very overwhelming.

So of course when the first of many thunderstorms rolled in last Thursday I went out in it and ran around for a good half hour. I do this every once and while and it feels. so. good. Running around barefoot in the pouring rain while thunder rumbles and lightning crashes across the sky is one of the best feelings ever to me. It felt amazing to just let go for even a little while.

Letting go and  just letting it all happen is something I am so bad at. I let things wear me down until I can no longer take the burden and I crash. Hard. Sometimes I stay down for weeks and it affects my school work and health.  I really am a bit of a perfectionist and I’m trying to cut down on the pressure I put on myself to get things just right. It usually ends up with me giving up and being disappointed in myself. It’s something I was going to work on this semester but it seems like I don’t even have time to settle into it  at all, let alone better myself.

Hopefully I won’t let myself fall so low again this semester. Everyone has those days but I really want to work on a better self, and letting go and accepting is step one.

Dress: Walmart (for $2!)
Flats: Payless (not worn at time of thunderstorm)

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Life Update

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This is going to be a short post. This is more for my than for my (very small amount of) readers. Now that I’m at school and have a LOT to do, I’m going to try to give myself a loose schedule to work with so that I don’t disappear. I really want to keep this blog going and make myself a better blogger, and to do that I need to push myself to stay on top of things. This is what I’m going to shoot for:

  • Tuesdays: ootd
  • Thursdays: updates/opinions/reviews
  • Sundays: either another ootd or a weekend wishlist type of thing.

I plan to one day expand and work with this, but this seems like a doable weekly setup. My goal is to keep this going throughout my fall semester, and maybe at times even adding in another post here or there if I have time. I am a professional writing major so that requires a lot of writing efforts from me, but I promise to myself and to you my readers that I will adhere to these weekly commitments. If I want to further in this then I need to do this, and I still want to enjoy it. A little work a little play, isn’t that a huge part of blogging?

But anyway, this is my plan. Like I mentioned, my workload is going to be a bit heavy this semester, but I’m going to push to stay organized and in control. I hope everyone else’s school semesters are off to good start as well.

I am so excited for fall!

xoxo Gigi