Blue you

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I had such a great weekend. I traveled to Wichita to hang out with my little soccer sister from college ball. It’s so important for me to keep in contact with her, and when I can, I like to spend time with her. We shared our love for the game during a FC Wichita soccer match and after we club hopped the downtown area. It was fun to get away, if for only for a day.

Today, I spent the major of my time napping, relaxing, but also helping my parents run some errands. It’s been life lately. Next week I will start to prepare for my mission trip to Mexico with Micah. I hope to be able to share with you all my travel advice along with what I’m wearing and how preparing for this trip. There’s so much to do in so little time.

Since the majority of the day was spent running from indoors to outdoors I wore this very pretty blue top from the Buckle. I bought it last year during our rodeo day festival, but in reality it screams delicate and fine. I love the “V” detail and the lace. In addition the color is the perfect shade of blue.

I hope everyone’s Monday was filled with many accomplishments. Thinking of you, as always.

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Express

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Today wasn’t a good day, weather wise. It was cool and windy. On top of that, there was just so much to do. I spent the majority of the day running up and down trying to get tiny tasks done. It was a bit frustrating that small items couldn’t be completed in a timely manner. It seems like during windy times frustration lurks around.

To help easy my frustration, I wore my hair in a ponytail. The top is an outlet find from Express. It’s new. Another new item are these heels I bought for a wedding I attended last weekend. They are from JCPenny’s. I have a feeling like these heels will be my go-to.

This weekend I’m taking a trip to Wichita to see my friend, it’s long overdue. Be sure to follow me on IG for videos and photo uploads. If not I’ll see you on Monday, as always.

Half in half

On Thursday, I got my wisdom teeth pulled. All four. It was a major ordeal. One I wasn’t quiet prepared for as I am now literally starving and in pain. I have never felt miserable, except for that one time where I lost my three front teeth in high school and my then boyfriend dumped me. Oh well, things could be a lot worse.

Naturally I have felt ugly for the past four days. Blame it on starvation. So today, I tried to pretty myself, you know to lift moral and it worked. I completely forgot what it was like to take care of yourself. Literally.

I wore these trousers from H&M that I’ve had for awhile and worn to school multiple times, because they are that comfortable. Since it’s been warm and windy I opted for wearing a ponytail and a cool silver top I found at TJMAXX. Both great wears for a not so comfortable life situation.

Here’s to feeling better, as always

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Red it

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One of my favorite colors is red. Next to purple of course. The school that I teach at sports with pride the big red and blue. So naturally a lot of my items include red pieces, like this cardigan. This one in particular I wear during  the casual parts of my life. It doesn’t necessarily keep me warm, but it does give the majority of my outfits that stamp of approval. And I approve.

The color red, for me anyway, also represents that Christmas is right around the corner and this too, puts me in a festive mood. Yet again. It’s hard to believe that there are only 12 days left until Christmas break. Gasp.

I’ll continue to post as many bare legged outfits as the weather will grant me permission with.

Outfit: Converse shoes, dress catalog find, and cardigan from Forever 21.

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Beauty Day by Mary Kay

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Keeping in mind my post from last week, you know the one where I talk about how little I know about beauty and stuff? Since then, interest has been peaking in my little brain. So it’s as if the great beauty wind has blown into my life because my friend Berenice asked me to model (she basically wanted to use my face) products for the brand Mary Kay.

All courtesy of Berenice, I received a facial and makeup tutorial, using the brands new top of the line products. Again, keep in mind, I know nothing. But, I learned so much during the process.

For example how to apply blush, eye shadow, and that the lips need to be exfoliated just as thoroughly as the rest of the face.

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Because I’m not an expert, yet, the only real testimony I can give is that my face felt 100% better after the entire facial procedure. I fell in love with the satin lip treatment and will probably purchase this product here pretty soon. In the make-up department, I really fell in love with the loose powder, the blush, and the gel eyeliner. All of the products seemed to work well with my skin, which is oily to normal the majority of the time.

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In addition to the beauty review, I have to praise the work Berenice did because she not only taught me new tricks, she expanded my brain with beauty health tips. Berenice along with the staff were knowledgeable not only on the product, but also on the skin and health.

Believe it or not, they did all of this without trying to purposely sell me Mary Kay.

Purple Pop

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My mom has always gotten at me for dressing in black. Honestly, I don’t remember the exact moment, in which, I started wearing black hues because my favorite color is purple.

So in order to please my mom and myself, I bought this dress. It technically doesn’t solve the black obsession, but then again that’s why it’s an obsession.

*On another note, the weather was super crazy today. The wind speed was probably 100 mph.

Outfit: dress and boots from JC Pennys and choker from Hot Topic

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Mayfar Day 2: When the sunrises, I live

  This week at school is Suicide Prevention Week.

For me, suicide is many things. It’s mixed feelings such as hate, regret, blame, selfishness, pain, and uncertainty.

This is a tough subject all across the board. I had never encountered a death like this until last year, when one of my students took his life. Not only did he take his life, but he also shattered hundreds of  hearts. It was a difficult pill for me to shallow because death hadn’t hit me so close.

It was hard for me to imagine what my student was going through, his pain, how long he kept his feelings hidden, how long and how hard he had been suffering. As an educator I also blamed myself for not noticing his hurt. For being distracted.

This morning, as I walked towards my car to begin my journey to school, I noticed how beautiful the sunrise was. There was majestic feel to the way the warm colors stood. It made me feel so thankful that God not only gave me another day, but that I didn’t take it for granted.

Life is hard. Life is mean. Life is unfair. Trust me I know.

I always think of the Gossip Girl episode when Chuck tell Blair, “Did you expect me to say it then (I love you?)” and Blair responds, “Yes and when you didn’t I wanted to die.”

I have felt like Blair before. But, living is worth more. Living allows you to fix or bend broken feelings and hearts. Death makes it impossible to heal.

I encourage everyone to choose life. I encourage everyone to seek comfort. I encourage everyone to speak out and discuss this topic with teachers, friends, family members, loved ones, your dog. I encourage everyone to live.

*Oh and the sunrise photo was taken as part of my Instagram filter challenge. It was taken in Mayfar.