Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday Funday: August 30/15

** This was written yesterday, but I only got around to posting it today. Sorry guys :/ *
Hi there! (That was written sheepishly, just FYI.) I know that I’ve been a really… shitty blogger with my inconsistent schedule and, well, lack of a schedule at all, really. I’m not going to bother with excuses, but today will the first of many more posts that will come to your little screen on time. Just to reiterate, I’ll be updating on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There will also be a post on Thursday, but that’s just to let you know about the video that I uploaded on my YouTube channel, so I don’t like to count that as another proper post.

Monday, August 24, 2015

5 Basic Closet Staples that I Need to Get

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Hi there! I'm known amongst my close friends and family to shop for statement pieces. It's just been a habit of mine that works conveniently for my eclectic style. However, most basic and staple pieces don't often go on sale (if at all), so I'm severely lacking in those, something that I've only recently discovered. For some people, not buying statement pieces totally works for their style, but the whole 100% minimalist thing is not really my thing, but I still need those basic pieces to build my outfit on top of.
Keep reading for a look at a few of the closet staples that I really do need to get my hands on ASAP.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Funday: August 23/15

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Hi there! I had a pretty busy post-birthday week filled with lots of, well, work. It might not seem like it since I haven't exactly been posting on my blog, but I've been pretty productive in other areas of my life, which has made me significantly happier. I also got the chance to catch up on a few things, mess up a few others, you know, like your typical human being.

SAT madness

I'd been trying to study for the SATs for quite a few months now, I'm not going to lie. I covered a few chapters of math back in November or so, but when holiday season came about, I just forgot about SAT prep. Well, I didn't truly forget about it, I just chose to ignore it completely.

After my trip to New York in July, I vowed to start studying as soon as the family friends left our house and headed back to California, but as mentioned here, I was in a bit of a rut. I couldn't find the motivation to open up the book and start studying, so I didn't.

Flash-forward to the week of my birthday (it was on a Thursday) and I finally whipped my butt into shape (metaphorically) and started studying. To be honest, I'm not trying to come off as like, whatever, but I've actually been kind of addicted with studying. Considering all the other things kids my age could be addicted to, I'd say that this is a pretty harmless one for the time being.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back to School: First Day Outfit Ideas 2015

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** This post is so long overdue, I'm so sorry, guys. **

Hi there! I wasn't originally going to write this post because I feel like I've done it so many times before anyway. (Here is last year's post and the year before's if you were curious.) However, I changed my mind once I realised that despite the year and despite how many times I've done it in the past, I will always, always be looking for first day outfit inspiration. So as long as I'm blogging, you can expect one of these every August, that's for sure.

Now, enough of me babbling. Let's get into it.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Funday: August 9/15

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Hi there! Another week has passed, meaning that I'm a week closer to starting school again, which totally sucks to think about. I was hoping to get this up earlier, but I just wasn't feeling it last night to be honest. I'm totally feeling it now though, at like 11 pm on Sunday night. I still have an hour to go!

Anyway, after today's semi-eventful day, I'm now officially ready to wind down and give this blog a little love. Keep reading for what I've been up to this past week!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

VIDEO: July Favourites, New York Haul, and New York Adventures!

Hi there! I just posted three new videos recently - one's a monthly favourites full of the stuff that I've been loving in terms of beauty, fashion, music, and TV, the other's a haul of a bunch of bits and bobs I got on my vacation to New York, and the last one's a vlog-type thing about my trip. If you're interested in watching dozens of minutes of me talking or of some delicious food and pretty sights, I'd highly suggest checking them out. ;)

Also, just a FYI, I'll be posting on Mondays now instead of Sundays. I mean, I love Sundays, but I feel like Mondays don't get much love at all, so I thought it'd be nice to brighten up your Monday mornings/afternoons with a video instead of uploading when every single other YouTuber in the world uploads on Sunday afternoons.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Being Alone: Pesky Insecurities and Lessons Learned

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Hi there! Today, I wanted to talk to you about something a bit more personal.  I'm writing this super late at night and I'm hoping that it'll help one of you out there. However, like some bloggers have admitted in the past when writing more personal pieces, they not only write it in hopes of helping others and sharing their experiences (I don't want to use the word wisdom because I don't consider myself to be that wise), but also to help themselves get through or accept a certain thing.

The title "Being Alone" can be interpreted different ways. Maybe the first thing you thought of was being alone in a crowd and feeling lonely and lost despite the company. Maybe it was not being in a romantic relationship. Maybe it was taking time to take care of yourself. Whatever it was, hopefully, I'll touch on it in this piece. Grab a cup of tea because it's going to be a long one.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tips for Dressing for Summer Weather When Out With Your Parents

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Hi there! Sometimes, it's quite difficult to dress nicely when the weather is boiling hot and all you want to do is wear short shorts and tank tops. It's even more difficult when you're out with your parents and they want you to cover up, too. Here are a few outfit ideas (for different ends of the strict-o-meter) for those tricky times when you actually want to look cute when you go out with your family in the hot summer heat.