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.
I’m so excited to share with you all my new mules courtesy of H&M. It’s tough living in Dodge City sometimes, as southwest Kansas isn’t always fashion friendly. It’s a constant struggle for me. But I love home. Anyway, a lot of my friends scorned me for even trying to buy mules, so I didn’t buy them, until now. When I saw these I fell in love with everything about them. They are cool. They are textured. They are of perfect height. They are versatile. I’m just ready to wear them 24/7.
What I’ve learned about living in a small town is that people aren’t always going to be in your favor, but in order to stay true to who you are, you have to leave those thoughts behind. I’m me unapologetic. I hope this blog reflects that.
Today, I wore the mules with my new top from Maurices, because of late, it’s my go-to shop for in store browsing. The top is delicate itself so the mules give it a nice compliment.
I hope you enjoy seeing these babies often. As always.
Since I posted about my previous jumpsuit find, I’ve been spotting various and wonderful jumpsuits all around. I found this one last week at TJMAXX. Yes, I bought more than my fair share of good pieces while there.
Can you blame me for getting this piece? I mean look at it, it’s perfect for summer, it’s the right length, it’s cool, and it actually fits me. Items like these are hard to find. I mainly fell in love with the airy feel of the colors and floral pattern. In addition the pantsuit makes it easy to run free. Gosh what a find. The price my friends only a mere $19.99! You can’t beat that.
Have a great Tuesday. As always.
The sun is out and that mean shorts!
Now, I’m not big on shorts because at times I get a little insecure about my bottom. I can’t seem to find the right pair of shorts that makes me feel modest and sexy at the same time. If that’s even allowed. It’s hard people.
Many say I should be proud of my legs and butt, however I don’t see why it’s so great when I can’t find proper fitting bottoms. Anyway, I did run across these from Target. I like these shorts because they are the stretchy side and it helps– majorly.
Excuse the uneven tan lines and enjoy my top. It’s from H&M. As of lately I’ve been in between Zara and H&M. You’ve heard me talk about Zara for far too long that now I’ve decided to switch it around. To give everyone a break. So this top is one of my favorites because it’s short and the color (the splash of pink) is just my right type of shade. I’m usually not into the color pink so this one is great because it doesn’t wash out my skin tone. Plus check out the accent on the sleeves and bottom.
I’m also showing off this bracelet that my friend from San Fran gifted me with as a “see ya” soon parting. It’s totally her style. The dream catcher gives me hope that I’ll see her again.
Enjoy the heat if you’ve got it. As always.
Today was the last day of my summer vacation. Year two of teaching begins tomorrow. I’m totally excited and nervous.
And while, my time off is over, I have to admit that I’m looking forward to returning to a more “productive routine.” Which also means I also have to actually comb my hair and wear makeup.
To celebrate my last day of coasting, I ran to some last minute school errands, in my “toast to a great summer outfit.”
Tomorrow, I’ll post my school outfit.
I hope everyone has a wonderful return to school. Good luck. And be studious, ambitious, and goal oriented.
Outfit: jewelry from my trip to Norway, top from The Buckle, shorts from Target, and boots from Forever21.