How to Style: See-through Top

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TOP: H&M (in store)  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  GLASSES: T.J. Maxx  |  SNEAKERS: H&M (similar)
          Although I love this top, it's a bit difficult to wear.  The fabric is super thin and it has sections of lace that are see-through.  I have a few tops like this and after a lot of trial and error, I figured out how to wear them.  With this particular top, I wear nude colored undergarments.  Whenever a shirt would show your bra straps, I wear a strapless one.  I also put a nude cami on underneath and tuck it into my jeans.  This way you can't see anything underneath or the cami.  It seems like a pretty obvious solution but I often hear people asking how to wear things like this.  I got this top from H&M and love all of the detail.  

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Casual Saturday Outfit

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TOP: H&M  |  JEANS: Asos  |  CARDIGN: Forever 21  |  SNEAKERS: H&M (in store)  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  BELT BAG: H&M (in store)
          This outfit is such a common basic outfit for me.  I've been wearing (tucked in or tied up) t-shirts with jeans a lot lately.  It's a really easy go-to casual look for me.  It's normally perfect for the weather and whatever we are doing.  We go to the beach and go hiking a lot.  As for the belt bag, I don't wear it very often.  They are super convenient if you are going somewhere and don't want to carry a purse.  I bought this one for a festival that I went to in the summer, and it was perfect.  Even though they are starting to go out of style again, I definitely want to keep it around because they are just so practical.  

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My Current Favorite Influencers

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I don't know if you are looking for any new influencers to follow, but I though I would throw together a list of my current favorites from YouTube, Instagram, and blogs.  Some of these accounts aren't necessarily my favorites, but maybe I am just really enjoying them right now as well.  My list includes all of the categories that I follow.  Most of them are fashion and travel accounts.  I know most of these are really popular but I just wanted to put them together in a list.  Let me know who your favorites are.  Also, I don't read a lot of other blogs.  I'm always looking for new ones.  What are your favorites?

YouTube
-Flying the Nest
-Fashion Mumblr
-Aspyn Ovard
-Brad & Hailey Devine
-Kendall Rae
-Bryce + Hailey

Blogs
-Connie and Luna
-carinavardie.com
-fashionmumblr.com
-esteelalonde.com

Instagram
-@jacimariesmith
-@fancytreehouse
-@jayde_archives
-@dreaming_outloud
-@bucket.list.adventures
-@inthefrow
-@travel_inhershoes
-@camperandhoney
-@taramilktea

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Purple Chenille Sweater

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SWEATER: Max Studio  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  BOOTS: Steve Madden  |  NECKLACE: Forever 21  |  PURSE:  Target
          I have been wanting a chenille sweater for SO long!  I never got around to buying one because some of them aren't very soft.  I finally found this super pretty, soft, and good quality one from Max Studio.  I also really love the color.  I just paired it with jeans like I normally do with all of my sweaters.  That's what I've pretty much been living in all winter.  
          We discovered this cute little marina area on Christmas.  We were looking online for places that have lots of lights, and came across this area.  It's a super nice little island neighborhood with waterways and boats behind all the houses.  There is a walkway with bridges where you can walk next to the water.  


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Travel Posts

Big Bear Lake

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Plaid Scarf
Winter outfit
Big Bear Town
Big Bear Lake
crystal ball photo
sitting in snow
COAT: H&M  |  SCARF: Forever 21  |  BOOTS: Primark
          Recently we took a little day trip to Big Bear Lake.  We have heard so much about it and wanted to see what it was like.  Also, we wanted to see snow again.  It's a little sky town in the mountains that is located right on a lake, in California.  We only went for the day but it was a nice trip.  We want to go back and go snowboarding/skiing.  There is also an alpine coaster, which is something I have been wanting to do for so many years!  It's not as big as the ones in Switzerland but it still looks fun.  My outfit in this post isn't very exciting but it was nice to wear my winter coat again.  Let me know if you have been.  


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My New Year's Outfit: 2019

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Gold Glitter NYE
TOP: H&M (on sale in store)  |  SKIRT: Forever 21
          This year for New Year's my fiancé and I celebrated our nine year anniversary.  We usually celebrate New Year's on the 31st and our anniversary on the 1st.  For NYE we went to a party at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.  It was really fun and a unique thing to do.  They had different DJ's set up in different areas, places to buy alcohol and snacks, and a count down with confetti.  You could also explore all of the aquarium.  There were lots of people dancing and it was really fun.  We watched fireworks at midnight. 
          The following day we went to Malibu.  We were planning on going to San Diego, but didn't feel like waking up early enough to drive there.  In Malibu we went on a short hike at Topanga State Park and went out to eat at a seafood restaurant.  Then we made a quick stop at the beach.  Since being engaged we weren't as concerned with doing something super amazing for our anniversary.  Although, this is the last year we will have NYD as the anniversary that we celebrate.  
         This is the outfit that I wore for NY day.  I was planning on wearing it for NYE but it was too cold.  I recently got this t-shirt from H&M and I love the gold on it.  It matched with an older skirt that I had so I just wore them together.  I hadn't had a chance to wear the skirt yet, so it was perfect. How did you guys celebrate the new year?


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Lifestyle

How to Accomplish New Year's Resolutions

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Happy New Year!! For the past few years I have been doing a really good job of accomplishing my new year's resolutions that I set for myself.  I don't accomplish all of them, but most of them.  I have always felt like there is no point in making a list if you are just going to forget about it.  New Year's is the perfect opportunity to start fresh.  Here are some tips that I try to follow every year.

1.  Get a planner and write in it.
I think  they are very important for managing time.  I am the type of person that loves making lists.  Any time I feel overwhelmed or stressed, I make a list.  My planners really help to keep life organized.

floral planner
I got this one for Christmas from my fiancé!

2.  Think about what you want most and limit it to about 5.
Having a small list is much more realistic.  Of course it's good to think about every thing you want to change and fix but there is a very small chance you will actually succeed.

3.  Make your goals very specific so you know what to aim for.
I think when you say exactly what you want, it is more clear in your head.  It's always easier for me to have a clear vision if I can set a quantitative goal.  The more specific, the better.

Example: I want to loose 10 pounds by August.

4.  Think about ways you can work on your goals. 
Be proactive.  Think about things you can do to get closer to accomplishing your goals.  Think about the actual steps you will take.

5. Stay positive
If you aren't doing a great job, keep it positive.  It's never too late to turn it around.  If you get off track it's best to stay positive and not give up.

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