Talk about the back

Tomorrow I return to work. While I’m excited to start the new school year, I’m also anxious, nervous, and a bit on the unmotivated side of things. It’s year five for me, but something inside of me still wants to be in Mexico.

So while the realization of school starting back up is more than real and I can’t physically be in my motherland, these pictures will have to suffice.

These pictures take me back to the endless hours of walking through these woods that sit behind my grandparent’s home. Micah and I would explore this area and enjoy our love quietly, holding hands.

On this day I wore this pretty and simple top from the Buckle. It’s pretty long so my white shorts are appear invisible sometimes, which I liked. I typically wouldn’t wear something like this in Dodge because my students would look at me strangely. But I took advantage of being away from the noise to wear this daring top. My favorite part is the back side. I enjoyed the cutout detail and how I was able to flaunt a little more of my back than usual.

My sandals are Skechers. I bought them especially for the mission trip. They are EVERYTHING! I wore them everyday because of their comfort and design. They were also on sale for $19.99. Oh joy! You’ll be seeing them on here more than you’d like.

With school starting on Monday, my time blogging will simmer down, but don’t forget about me. I’ll post often. As always.

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Freedom

I’m up early on this special day, the Fourth of July. It’s Independence Day. For me it’s not just a day where I realize or even celebrate how much freedom I have in this country, but it’s a day that fills me with joy because of what it’s done for my family. Yes, it’s giving us liberty, but sometimes I don’t acknowledge the pursuit of happiness aspect of what of the United States has to offer. We are filled with some much happiness here. The main reason is because we are filled with opportunity. That’s a great a freedom to hold.

Thanks to this country and its Founding Father’s I am a first generation college graduate, I am a teacher, I am a sister, a daughter, a child of God, a girlfriend, and a blogger, all of this is based on the opportunities I was given. I suppose it doesn’t matter how I got here, who my parents are, and what they’ve done to be in here, (trust me, they have sacrificed A LOT) what’s important is that they could. Without question. That in itself is grand. And I salute being American every day.

Today on the blog, I wore this pretty white top from the Buckle. The boyfriend jeans had to make an appearance of course. And the bandana allowed me to incorporate red because for some reason I don’t own red like I thought I did.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth, that many fireworks are popped, and that we let freedom ring. Today and everyday. As always.

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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.

Jump on this

It’s been awhile since I’ve worn this jumper. When I first saw it at Forever 21, I completely, and without thinking got it. Since then I’ve only worn it a handful of times because while it was a great find, it was difficult for me to find different ways to wear this piece.

Today, I decide it to wear a basic white t-shirt underneath it in order to give it a street style vibe. It was perfect for running errands. I also paired it with my day 1 sandals from the Buckle. I got these baby’s way back in the day. I’ve taken such good care of them that to this day, they still keep me satisfied.

In contrast, I wore these bright coral ear rings from the Buckle in order to add variation. This color addition added a unique pop to this outfit. I rather enjoy when colors make a surprise good mix.

What do you think of this color combination? Happy Tuesday, as always.

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Wednesday Addams?

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The moment, I saw this dress I fell in love it mainly because it reminded me of Wednesday Addams. And well, who doesn’t love a good Wednesday dress in lieu of Halloween?

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Outfit: Dress from Stefano Di Romo catalog, boots from JCPenny’s, and glasses The Buckle.

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Just a small change

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It may not seem like a big deal. But, ever since the “break up,” I re-vamped my personal style. It has been such a blessing because it literally has made me feel like a new woman. New in the sense, that I’m “me” again. Single and ready for the adventure. One small (major for me) change was my hairstyle. During the prime stages of my heartbreak, I felt dull, sad, blank. But, the re-building stage worked wonders and the post aftermath leaves me feeling fresh, full, bright. It’s AMAZING.

Today, instead of complaining about how long my front bangs are getting. I parted my hair down the middle and went bangless. I used to think I looked terrible with my hair parted center. But today, I looked at myself in the mirror and said to myself, “Aley girl, what are you hiding? You rock.” So good-bye bangs– for now.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been reading the “Single Woman” by Mandy Hale. The book has been so helpful. I reached part 5 yesterday, the “letting go and moving on” stage of the book. This portion talked about thanking those who have existed our lives and finding the “good” in good-bye. I made a small mental list and realized there is so many good things I overlooked.

And while, saying good-bye maybe hard, whether it’s to bangs, relationships, those really expensive shoes you can’t purchase just yet, life continues to revolve. To move. To shift. And it’s all for the good.

Outfit: Dress and sweater from Forever21, shoes from Justfab.com, glasses from the Buckle, and the ring was gifted.

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A tint of shimmer

Sorry about my absence. Life is crazy. My weekend was too much fun, the fact being– I went shopping. I picked up this shimmery gold skirt. I paired it with black tones to make it pop. Oh and the heels, ah dore! I have a lot of good friends, but I think these shoes are going to be spending a lot of time with me, especially during the winter.

Outfit: skirt and sunglasses from Charlotte Russe, T from the Buckle, tights and ring from Forever21, and heel booties from PacSun.