Moving Forward

Aug 30, 2014

As some of you may know, I have one more semester left of my college career and until I have to face the "real world". Now, more than ever I am feeling the pressure to choose a profession and make my way into corporate America. Having graduated from one of the top business schools in the nation, I watched majority of my friends and classmates accept job offers on Wall Street or top corporate companies. Since I chose to go to graduate school I did not have to make those life changing decisions so soon, but it is coming and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I have been in school for most of my life, and to think that in just a few months I will no longer be labeled a "student" again is quite daunting. I constantly get asked what I want to do after I graduate, and to be completely honest I still have no clue. From high jump, to a full time job, to blogging, my life could go in so many different directions. So while I do not have any concrete plans at the moment, the most important thing is that I am prepared to go in whichever direction necessary to achieve my long term life goals. 
Attending the Magic Fashion Trade Show made me realize that blogging is something I love to do. I love talking to people about what I have started and sharing my passion with them. To have that creative space where you have the freedom to post whatever you want is something that I truly appreciate. I have so many plans for the future of my baby blog and I hope you will join me on my journey.  I love you all and I will talk to you on Monday!

Happy Friday!

Aug 29, 2014

I finally made a Facebook Page

Happy Friday! I am soo ready for the weekend. Tomorrow is the first football game at the University of Texas and I am so excited! Saturday game days for me usually consist of: wake up, get ready, tailgate, football game, home to get ready again, downtown to celebrate a win or loss (last year it was mostly losses haha). Really, we weren't celebrating anything. We just went downtown because it always seems like the place to be on a Saturday night. I really want to make the most of my last semester in college so I'll be attending as many school related events as I can. There may not come a time again when the responsibilities are few and the opportunities are endless so make the most of your college years while you can.  So tomorrow we go back to early mornings long nights, burnt orange, and football (hopefully better this year).  I cannot wait. There is nothing quite like UT game days and I'll do my best to capture it on camera for you.

Here is the outfit I wore on the final day of the Magic Fashion Trade Show. If you missed day 1 and day 2 be sure to check them out! Have a fabulous weekend!

Army Like

Aug 27, 2014

Happy hump day! Here is the outfit I wore on the second day of the Magic Fashion Trade Show.  I am currently loving army print so I just had to incorporate it into one of my looks.  I found this button-up last minute at Forever 21. It definitely did its job in completing the look I was going for, but I am currently on the hunt for a button-up or jacket with a brighter color payoff and a thicker material. Let me know what you think about this look, and if today is your first day back at school I hope it is an amazing one! :) 

Check back on Friday to see what I wore on the last day of the Magic Fashion Trade Show!

Complete outfit except for purse from Forever 21 
Purse - Charles & Keith 

White & Orange for Day 1 of Magic

Aug 26, 2014

Hey! It's almost 4am and I am wide awake. I know, I need to work on my sleep schedule, but I feel so much more productive at night. School is starting up so I need to work on fixing it ASAP. My official first day of class is tomorrow, but my professor sent an email saying we won't be meeting until next week. Seeing that it is my only class means an extra week of summer vacation for me! I have one more week to stay up late for no reason but just because I want to. One more week of not having to write long papers or meet up for group projects. One more week of freedom then it's back to the school grind.

Charles and Keith - My new treasures!

Aug 25, 2014

Side Note: I just finished watching the VMAs, and my gosh....could Beyonce be any more perfect? At first I didn't even think she was going to show up because she was MIA the entire night, but then she graced the stage with something close to a 15 minute performance and it was just perfect. To top it off, THAT moment at the end of her performance with Jay-Z and Blue just melted my heart. I can watch it over and over again and never get tired. Beyonce was born to perform, and I will be forever grateful that I got to live to see her do what she does best. I'm sorry.. Okay I'm done professing my love for the Queen, now on to the real post.

While I was shopping in Singapore I stumbled upon this store that instantly made my eyes widen and my jaw drop. It was love at first sight, and what started off as window shopping turned into 2 large shopping bags between my sister and I. Charles & Keith where have you been all my life? If you are looking for good quality for a price that won't make your bank account frown, I am telling you, this is the brand for you. I love handbags, and I am all for splurging on that bag you've had your eye on for quite some time, but when you find a bag that has both quality and a low price point, you've hit the jackpot.  Charles & Keith's purses are such great quality, and the styles are very much on trend. I have been into smaller purses lately so I opted for two cross-body bags that I can carry around everyday. I am so in love with them and could not be happier with my decision. I've had them for over a month now and the quality hasn't changed a bit. I carry the black buckle bag almost every day and it still looks brand new. As for the orange sling bag, I love that I can throw it over my shoulder and it will give any plain outfit the pop of color it needs.


Aug 23, 2014

This time last year I was moving into a new apartment and having a meltdown because the movers I booked cancelled last minute (reasons why booking the cheapest quote on Craigslist isn't always the best move). This will be my first time since being in college that I haven't moved. After 4 years of moving from dorm to dorm to apartments, it feels so good to finally be able to stay in one place. With that being said, I have had a lot more free time this summer. Normally I would be shopping for furniture and decorations or unpacking boxes, but not this year. I'm spending the rest of the day planning looks for future blog posts and heading to a movie later tonight. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend! 

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Aug 22, 2014

Happy Friday! I'm currently on a flight back to Austin and I thought what better way to kick off these posts from Vegas than with the amazing Cosmopolitan Hotel. This was my first time staying at a major glamorous hotel on the strip and I absolutely loved it. I feel like the Cosmopolitan has my name written all over it. Everywhere I turned there was a perfect backdrop for photos. The hotel was designed in such a way that you can't help but be in awe while walking through the hallways. So many textures and patterns mixed together, but somehow it all works.

Dreaming of Bali

Aug 19, 2014

Hey everyone! Right now I am in Vegas for the Magic Fashion Trade Show, and am absolutely loving it. This is my second time here, and I swear I love it more every time I visit. This city puts me in such a great mood, and the fact that I get to attend a fashion event all week puts me on cloud 9. Of course, I will be posting about my time here so make sure to stay updated!

These photos are from my trip to Bali. Looking back on all these pictures from my trip to makes me want to go back so bad. Seriously, if I had to spend the rest of my life here I would not object. I love laying on the beach all day and not doing anything. We don't have any good beaches near Austin so every time I get a chance to go to a good beach I make sure to take advantage. Both of my parents are Jamaican so I feel like I was born with the love of the island life already inside of me. I've always loved visiting tropical destinations, but Bali is definitely at the top of my list. The island is so rich in culture and full of so many scenic destinations. Whether you are looking for a relaxing or adventurous vacation, Bali will definitely have something for you.

Life in Nusa Dua

Aug 11, 2014

YESSS IM BACK! It has been weeks since my last post although it feels like months. I got back from my oversees trip July 27th and got super sick. I have no clue exactly what I had because I refused to go to the doctor, but I think it was something along the lines of the flu. Needless to say I was in bed all week. I wanted to post, but my brain wasn't functioning properly so I just decided to take a break until I was back at 100%. Well, now I'm back and better than ever and won't be leaving any time soon. I hope you are prepared for lots of travel posts!
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