Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Role Models

  I don't really know why I'm doing this blogpost, but I've had a lot of feelings about this subject that I just wanted to share. Whether that be to one person or many, it doesn't matter to me. I'm going to share with you my top two role models; these are the two people that I look up to the most in my life.

1. Taylor Swift
  She's an obvious choice as a role model, and I'm definitely not the only girl that looks up to her. I've had a love for Taylor Swift since her album Speak Now came out back in 2010. Back then, I didn't know much about HER, I just loved her music. I liked the way it all sounded mostly, as I didn't really understand the lyrics because I was only 13. But once I grew up a bit more I learned more about Taylor and more of her songs started to strike a chord with me. It wasn't until Taylor started promoting her album 1989 that I knew I respected and loved her so much as a person.
  Taylor advocates for loving yourself. The hidden message found in her album 1989 for the song Clean reads: "She lost him but she found herself and somehow that was everything." When I first read that line, it hit me. I love the way Taylor values loving and finding yourself before loving anyone else. 
  I also love how wholesome she is. In an industry that is full of women feeling the need to sell sex in order to sell their albums, Taylor stays true to her modest self. She can do whatever she wants, but the fact that she can sell more albums than any other artist in one year without having to pose with no clothes on says a lot.
  Taylor is so nice to her fans as well. She connects with us through Tumblr and makes us feel like we are her friend. She sends people gifts in the mail and that's something no other celebrity does. Taking the time out of her busy schedule to send someone a letter is rare for a celebrity, but so powerful and thoughtful.
  Taylor makes waves in this world with her poise, intelligence, and talent. That is why she is an iconic role model to so many girls.

2. Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

  Zoe might be a random choice for a role model but she is most definitely someone I look up to. I love her for so many reasons, but most of all she makes me feel safe and happy.
  I've been watching Zoe's YouTube videos since 2012. I remember coming across one of her haul videos and being drawn in by her beauty, fun personality, and awesome accent. I started watching all of her videos from the beginning and I became so in love with her persona. I've been a loyal follower ever since. Back in 2012, Zoe wasn't the happiest person she could be. She was going through a lot with her mental illness and other personal matters. But now, she is always so peppy and looks genuinely happy in all of her videos, and that makes me happy.
  One of the things that Zoe has taught me is to smile and laugh as much as possible. In videos, Zoe is always shown smiling and laughing even at the littlest things. She once said that whenever she's happy, she shows it through laughter. That's something I always do too. I laugh at a lot of things (just ask my friends) because why not? I think so many things are funny and a lot of things make me smile. That's good! I don't really know if the point of this paragraph has been made but I hope you understand. ;)
  Similar to Taylor, Zoe is very wholesome. She is modest and sweet and kind and lovely. I strive to be like her. She's so kind toward other people, and I always have her mannerisms in the back of my mind when I'm going through life because it helps me make the right choices. 
  Even though Zoe is just a normal 25 year old from a small village in England, to me she is an exceptional role model that I will always look up to. As for making me feel safe, Zoe makes me feel like I can do things. One of her quotes of life is "just say yes." She's gone through a lot in her life but she's ended up in such a great place, She's done so by saying yes to more things and being open to the world. Whenever I think about something as daunting as going to college or growing up, I think about Zoe and the happiness she gives me and I think, even if my life is as crazy as it can get, I know she will be one click away. 

I Love My New Oxfords

Top & Shorts & Glasses: Forever 21
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington
Necklace: c/o Be Mint Boutique
Shoes: H&M

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Denim Skater Skirt

Top~ c/o iWearSin
Skirt~ c/o Cali Couture 
Shoes~ Payless
Sunglasses~ Forever 21
Flower Crown~ c/o Debshops


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vintage Beauty


No one really knows this, but I sometimes struggle with the image I want to put out, and the way my style is perceived. Sometimes I want to dress one way, sometimes I want to dress another. But I think this outfit is one of my favorites for ME. I feel like myself in this outfit, and that's what I love most about it. The dress I'm wearing is actually a pinafore from TJ Maxx. I think I got it for around 15-20 dollars and it was definitely worth every penny. It's a great dress! You can't really tell, but I put a black sheer, puffy sleeved, Peter Pan collared top from forever 21 under the pinafore. I love the way it looks! I'm also wearing some black and gold loafers from Forever 21 on my feet. Although not the most comfortable pair of shoes money can buy, they're still really cute. I then popped on a cute black bow from the shop bows please. And that's it! Also, this is my natural hair texture. No hot tools used!

New Puppy


Meet my family's new puppy, Katie! We got her at a really nice pet shelter near my town, somewhere that I plan to be volunteering at soon. It's a really nice shelter that takes great care of the animals they house. I'm so happy that we were able to take a puppy home!
  I already have two dogs, their names are Sara and Molly. Sara is about 8.5 years old and Molly is about 4 years old. They've been a great pair for a while now, but we've decided that Molly Moo has too much love to give for having just one sister. So we decided to add another pup to our family! We named our new puppy Kate, (it may or may not have been inspired by the Duchess) but soon realized that Katie was better. She's a very hyper and loving girl, she loves to give kisses. She hasn't even been here for 24 hours yet and she already feels right at home. <3

Visit the link to vote for this pet shelter and help them win $10,000 to use for supplies for taking care of the animals at their shelter. It would mean the world! Link: http://bit.ly/1ihxSnk

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Here comes the sun

Top~ Forever 21
Shorts~ Pacsun
Jean Shirt~ American Eagle
Sunglasses~ c/o Sunglass Spot