M.I.A

Sep 26, 2014


The weekend is finally here! Yess! I've been quite lazy this week when it came to leaving the house other than going to work, class, or to workout. I'm making an effort to leave the house this weekend and hang out with my friends who by now probably think I moved or something because I haven't seen them in so long. I've been in hiding. The definition of M.IA.  Glued to my computer. Taking pictures and blogging. I know, I have a problem. I'm working on it.... starting with this weekend.

These pictures are from last weekend while I was in Houston. My little brother took these for me and  I think he did a pretty good job. I feel so blessed to have family and friends that are always so willing to help out. It makes the whole experience so much more satisfying knowing that I'm doing something I love with the people I love.

TopGolf

Sep 24, 2014








 Hey hey! Yesterday I went to TopGolf with my man friend and basically had the time of my life. If you've never heard of TopGolf, it's the new hot spot that combines competition with entertainment through golf. The basic object of the game is to hit microchipped golf balls into different targets in order to score points. The closer the ball lands to the middle of each target, the more points you get. For the people like me who don't have any experience playing golf, it's just fun hitting the ball around and not really caring how far it goes. For the more experienced people, there are different games you can play that are sure to test your golfing skills. 

What I love the most about this place is the atmosphere. The modern design, friendly staff, lounging areas, and well presented food and drinks really gives you that high-quality experience.  If you're wondering if you need to be good at golf to play, the answer is no. Im actually terrible at it and my hand-eye coordination is a complete struggle, but I still really enjoyed myself.  All you really need is a fun person to go with and you'll enjoy yourself. Aside from the actual game, there's music, food, and a bar for anyone who just wants to hang out with friends and have a good time.

Staying on Track

Sep 22, 2014








Good Morning! Can I just say that I am obsessed with these pants? Everything about them is just yes, yes, YES! The fit is perfect, the length is perfect, and the print is so vibrant they are sure to turn a few heads. I never got the opportunity to attend fashion week, but if I did, this would be an outfit I'd consider wearing. 
Top: Gianni Bini 
Pants: Gianni Bini 
Shoes: Rock & Republic 
Hat: Forever 21


Pink Friday

Sep 19, 2014





Im going home today! When I say home I'm talking about Houston. Technically my home is here in Austin, but I'll always consider Houston my home because that's where I grew up and that's where my family is. I haven't been home in what feels like forever even though it's really only been a month. 

My freshman year of college I literally went home every chance I got. I had weekend track practice most of the time so I only had a free weekend once or twice a month, but if I was free I was heading  home. It's crazy how times have changed because as the years passed I started going home less and less to the point where I was only going home on the major holidays.

Lessons from Home

Sep 17, 2014










Growing up, my parents constantly gave me advice and tips on how to be a better person. Those tips have now turned into lifelong lessons that I will never forget. I love sharing parts of my life with you so I've decided to start this new series called "Lessons from Home" where I'll share one lesson I learned growing up that has helped shape me into the person I am today. Of course, I'd love to hear your thoughts as well as any life lessons you've learned over the years. 

Lesson 1: Be Nice to People

Homebody

Sep 15, 2014




I have been slightly obsessing over Criminal Minds lately. The show has been out since 2005, but for some reason I'm just now getting into it.  I seriously cannot get enough. I get home from work and find myself checking the TV guide and getting so excited when I see that Criminal Minds will be on for the next 5 hours. You know what that means? Get a bowl of cereal or a quick dinner during the commercial breaks, but other than that I probably won't be leaving the couch.

Color block Maxi Dress

Sep 7, 2014


Good Morning! Currently wishing I was in New York for Fashion Week, but I'm here in good ole'  Austin, TX getting ready for a Sunday just like any other. For me that includes church, grocery shopping, and maybe some homework (but probably not until the last possible moment). I've noticed that the grocery store is always packed on Sunday. Personally, I just go because of the free samples and I'm probably not the only one. It would be easier to go during the week so I can avoid the crowd, but why pass on free food? Never. If it's around 1 p.m. you know where to find me :). 

Here's a look we shot over the weekend. It is still hot as ever in Austin so I'm still in summer mode, but I can't wait to start dressing for the colder weather. 

Black & Navy

Sep 5, 2014


Happy Friday! It seems like this week went by so fast for me, and I am definitely not complaining. The job interview I went to on Tuesday was successful and today is my first day in the office! While deciding what to wear I realized that I need more work clothes. I've been loving the midi skirt trend lately and I think I am going to add a few to my wardrobe. All the mini skirts that I have are not going to to cut it for the workplace. I am fairly tall (5' 10") so most skirts look extremely short on me which makes it difficult to shop for more modest occasions. I still want to look cute, but I want to have more options than a pair of black slacks. With that being said I am on the hunt for some stylish pieces that won't make me look like I'm in my 30s, but still modest enough for the work place. You can expect more outfits for the work place that can easily be worn for other occasions on the blog soon since I am now a working girl.

Of course, if you have any suggestions for new content you would like to see here on The Brisk Life don't hesitate to let me know! Here is a navy and black outfit that I wore a while back. I love mixing these two colors because it's so unconventional and I never listened to those made up fashion rules anyways. Enjoy the photos, have an amazing Friday, and be sure to smile at someone today :)

Ubud Monkey Forest

Sep 4, 2014



Hello Hello! Today we are journeying back to the beautiful Bali. During my stay my sister and I journeyed to the Ubud Monkey Forest where we had such an unreal experience. When we decided to go the forest I knew we would see a lot of monkeys, but I had no idea we would be able to interact with them the way we did. I got to feed monkeys! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was. Every zoo I have been to in the past had a "no touching the monkeys" policy so to be so up close and personal with these furry animals is a rare opportunity and I enjoyed every second of it. They were all so friendly, probably because they knew I had bananas, but either way I was still feeling the love. I had a couple monkeys follow me around, and one even went as far as tugging on my dress asking for more bananas haha. I had such a great time and my sister tried to capture as many pictures for me as possible. Here they are! Enjoy.

Golden

Sep 2, 2014


Good Morning! Quick post today because I have a job interview in a couple hours and I don't know what I'm wearing yet. Story of my life. I also start classes today....back to reality for me.  I took these pictures a couple months ago, but I never got a chance to share them so here they are! I hope everyone has a great day! 

Game Day

Sep 1, 2014


Hey hey!! Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. This is what I wore to the football game festivities on Saturday. I ended up not going to the game because it was way too hot, and I could not deal with the heat. I brought two cold bottles of water with me, and they were done within the first hour.  I don't even really like water so the fact that I drank two bottles so quick just tells you how hot and parched I was. {fun fact --  Parched is one of my favorite words. I'm never just thirsty and need a drink. I'm always parched and need a beverage.}

I  know, I should be used to it by now because I always have track practice in the heat of the day, but I feel like this situation is different. When I'm at practice,  I'm focused on the workout and not on how hot it is, or the fact that I'm getting darker by the second. Trust me, I do notice the heat which is why i'm grateful for the water stations and cold towels, but it is still bearable because I know it is going to benefit me in the end. Not to mention I'm only outside for two hours, and I am wearing much less clothes than I would be on any other occasion. In any other situation I feel like I just get hot very quickly and it's way more uncomfortable than being at practice.  I spent 3 hours tailgating and didn't see myself standing at the game for another 3 hours in the heat. So I settled for tailgating and watched the game at home with the a/c on :). Have a fantastic Labor Day and I will talk to you tomorrow!
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