Vintage thrift store finds

Thursday, June 30, 2016
I recently made a trip to the thrift store and I found this beautiful silk pink top and these vintage Tommy Hilfiger jean shorts, and the both of them combined only cost me about $6.00! The Mickey Mouse watch is an old vintage favorite of mine i purchased about a year ago.
 I have always been a big lover of thrift stores because I like the idea that I have the ability to make my own style. It gives you freedom to play around and create, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to do so!
Almost every trend we have today is rooted from something in the past. For instance, the highwaisted shorts and crop tops. We've seen those before in the 80s and 90s.
The thrift store is full of trendy pieces, my biggest piece of advice is to just be willing to search for them!

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Styling Denim

Friday, June 17, 2016

Skirt: Old Navy
Shirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Academy

Hey ya'll!
I recently picked up this adorable button-up denim skirt and i wanted to show you guys how i decided to style it. I have to admit, i haven't always been a fan of denim. But when i saw this skirt i fell in love! I really like the vintage look it gives and how versatile denim can be. Unfortunately, Old Navy does not sell this exact skirt anymore. But if you head over the their website, you can purchase a very similar one on sale for only $25.00. I linked everything above!

Vacation OOTW

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
My vacation outfits of the week! 
Everything is linked down below. 
Romper: TJ Maxx (mimi chica brand) similar here
Hat: Forever 21
Sandals: Academy 

Shirt: Rue 21
Shorts: Gap
Bralette: American Eagle

Shirt: TJ Maxx (similar here)
Shorts: JC Penney
Sandals: Academy

Romper: Ross (similar here)

Choosing Real Joy

Monday, June 6, 2016
This is me: comfy clothes, smeared makeup, and that famous "horse laugh" of mine. You wanna know why i'm happy? It's not because i went online and seen how many likes my latest picture got, because i gained new followers, or because my perfectly squared photos flowed together so flawlessly that i convinced you all that my life was perfect. That's not it at all.
I'm happy because i'm sitting here, with my family, telling stories and cracking jokes. Talking about the smallest and ridiculously stupid things that wouldn't even matter to anyone else, but to me they're gold.
So many times we get caught up in the social media world. We forego long term joy for a fleeting feeling. We update our wardrobes, redecorate our homes, buy new and pretty things and then turn to social media to fool others-and ourselves- into thinking that we have found joy. But in reality, all we have really done is create a world of comparison. Comparison to others, comparison of our "ideal' lives with the lives we are actually living. It doesn't create joy, it robs you of it.
I've come to realize that real joy is so much more than a fleeting feeling, it's a choice we make everyday. Its found in the little things, the real things. It's found in the nights you spend reading a good book, laughing with your friends until your stomach hurts, telling stories, helping others, deep conversations at 3 a.m. It's found right now, as i put my phone down, throw my head back and laugh as i choose to live fully in this moment. Joy is a choice.
I challenge you to put your phone down, to stop comparing, and to choose to live for more than a quickly attainable fleeting feeling.