Denim Obsession

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Denim, denim, denim! When you’re like me, the perfect fitting jeans are the best thing since sliced bread. Personally, I’m all about high waisted, but being 5’2 with soccer player legs it can be tricky to find the perfect pair. Jeans fit body types in all different ways so I’ve selected a few of my must have denim styles and what makes them GRRRREAT!

The Boyfriend Jean: There is a very thin line between the perfect fitting boyfriend jean and the jean that looks like your borrowing your dad’s jeans from the 90’s. This pair is my all-time favorite boyfriend because I don’t look like I’m being swallowed or packing on a bottom-heavy layer to my legs. These are my go-to comfy jeans, they look great with a bodysuit and work well to accentuate your curves. 10/10 would recommend!

The White Jean: These J Brand white jeans are to die for! They are very figure fitting but aren’t too tight. I’ve found that when white jeans are too tight they can tend to look like they are pinching your skin, but that isn’t the case at all with these babes! J Brand is already such great quality, so it’s hard to go wrong with this pair. Comfy and cute, just don’t wear them on a rainy muddy day! I learned my lesson the hard way—Tide To Go is the real MVP.

The Black Skinny Jean: I’m totally obsessed with these black skinnies by Cheap Monday. Black jeans are so easy to mix and match, and perfect for winter when you’re trying to get away from constantly wearing leggings. I will say that these skinnies run a little small so you might want to size up. Also, this pair fits me length wise but they are a little bunched up at the bottom so they will work for you taller gals just fine! P.S. This pair goes perfectly with over the knee boots!

The Blue Jean: I am and always will be a die hard for a good pair of Abercrombie and Fitch jeans. They have such a great selection and their sizes come in short, regular, and long. Call me old school but I don’t think I’ll ever stop shopping at Abercrombie for jeans. Not to mention, Abercrombie has a revamped their look in to a simple, chic, and minimalistic style. But hey, I’ll never forget the days when I dragged my parents into the perfume filled, pop music blasting store, and wore that moose just about anywhere!

 Thank you guys so much for stopping by my site! I hope you have a wonderful evening and if you’re watching the UNC-Duke game, may the odds be ever in your team’s favor. Love, love, love you guys!

XOXO,

Kelly



Instagram Round Up

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

| Moto Jacket | White Tee (Similar) | Jeans (Similar) | Converse | Lipstick (Lilac Flush) |

| Jacket | Sweater | Leggings | Bean Boots | Beanie | Lipstick (Punch Pop) |

| Sweater (Similar) | Leggings | Boots | Lipstick | Choker |

| Beanie | Leggings | Jacket | Shirt | Keds | Beanie | Choker | Lipstick (Lady Danger |

| Hat | Jacket | Jeans | White Tee | Cheetah Flats (Similar) |Lipstick | Choker |

 Hey guys! I hope you’ve had an awesome weekend so far. I just wanted to do a little post of my latest Instagram looks to help you guys recreate any of these looks if you wanted to. I’ll probably start doing these posts at the end of the week and just keep them short and simple. I hope you guys like it! Have a wonderful weekend and Super Bowl Sunday!

 



Chambray Tops, Over-the-Knee Boots, and a Little Thing Called Patience

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


Shop This Look

| Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: J BrandBoots: (Similar) | Bag: Kate Spade |

| Bracelet: Tory Burch (Similar) | Lipstick: MAC Lady Danger |

| Watch: Fossil (Similar) |


Hello loves! I hope you have had a wonderful start to your week. If you guys follow me on social media you saw that we finally got snow here in North Carolina! My pup, Knight was a little excited. Just kidding, he freaked out. Sniffin’ is already his number one hobby, but when it comes to sniffin’ in snow it’s another story! My cat Magoo, who follows us on walks, also enjoyed prancing around in the snow. It’s safe to say the yard of my apartment complex was filled with my footprints followed by two sets of paw prints. I may be biased, but I think I might just have the cutest fur babies EVER!

So obviously, these photos were taken a few days before the snow when it was 65 degrees out. I snagged this chambray top at the Newbury Street Anthropolgie in Boston and these amazing boots about a block down at a boutique called Bobbles and Lace. The boots are no longer available online but as of 5 days ago they were available in store so give them a call if you’re interested! Either way you should check out their site, when I was shopping there I couldn’t stop taking items off the rack. TOO many cute things guys! I paired these pieces with white jeans, rose gold accessories, and topped it off with a bright red lip.

Today as usual, I was rushing to class. I got a great parallel spot across the street from my building, but because of the recent snow I was stepping out of my car over a huge muddy slush puddle. The guy behind me was in a truck and stopped traffic for me so I could get out, waving at me as I awkwardly stepped over the muddy pile of snow. It was so sweet and reminded me of my soccer days when my teammates and I would put together a successful play. GO TEAM!

Shortly after, I crossed the street where I then had to cross another street to get to my building. The light was green, but a car was stopped waiting to turn left so a few people went ahead and started to cross. Once the car turned, an impatient driver started to hurtle towards the people on foot, including me. We all had to dodge this reckless driver as he sped passed us angrily pointing up at the green light.

As someone who is constantly trying to come up with inspiration for writing I like to focus on my experiences throughout the day, take them in, and see what lessons I can learn from them. My experiences this morning showed me what an important virtue patience is. Maybe the speeding driver was going through a break up, lost his job, or was just having a bad morning. So, I forgive him. But was it necessary for him to act that way? No. Could he have hurt someone and made his day a lot worse? Yes. His actions were rude and made me think of him as someone who doesn’t consider the lives and safety of others. But the actions of the friendly man in the truck made me feel full and grateful, and urged me to spread the kindness that had just been shared with me.

Patience is not a one-sided thing. It’s important that you practice patience with yourself just as much as you do with pedestrians on the street. Maybe our reckless driver was just a jerk. But from my personal experience with impatience, he was probably beating himself up about whatever it may have been that ruined his morning and just wanted to get home.

Patience is realizing that everyone makes mistakes, acts like a complete asshole, and has bad days. So, maybe Speedy Gonzales wasn’t patient today. Maybe he won’t be tomorrow, the next day, or the next year. But that doesn’t mean I can’t practice patience throughout my daily life with the hope that it might reach him again at some point when he’s crossing the road rushing to class. You can define patience as many things, whether it be tolerance, composure, or self-restraint. But all in all, patience is love, patience is compassion, patience is forgiveness, and patience is the beginning of change. Practice it with others and practice it with yourself. You aren’t perfect, neither is anyone else, and that’s okay.

Thank you guys so much for checking out my site! I hope you have a wonderful week filled with great experiences. If you do come upon that one stressful one, know that you can handle it because you are amazing. If you have any comments or questions, or just want to talk please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I love you all! As always, stay delightful!

 



Valentine’s Day: A Self-Love Affair

Sunday, January 29th, 2017


Shop This Look:

Sweater:(Similar) | Skirt:Shein | Boots: Sam Edelman | Bracelets: Gold/Silver |

Watch: Kate Spade | Choker:Similar | Hat: GoJane | Clutch: Lulus |

| Lipstick:(Lady Danger) |


So of course, this Valentine’s Day you know I’m going to be all about self-love. Whether you’re staying at home watching Netflix, or going out on the town with your girls you should be feeling as beautiful on the inside as you do on the outside. Last week one of my friends said to me, “Geeze Kelly, you really have it all together. You have nothing to worry about!” That got me thinking. While I have come far in my personal growth I still can’t say that I “have it all together”. I forget things, say the wrong thing, I’m messy, I get nervous, I cheat on my diet, I embarrass myself at least once a day, and the list of flaws that exist in my life goes on. While I used to think of my imperfections as a weakness, I now see that my goofiness, clumsiness, and weirdness are all unique aspects of my personality that make me who I am.

For the longest time, I looked for happiness in others. Whether it was a boyfriend, a huge group of friends, or even a follow or like on social media. As you can guess, I never found true fulfillment through those things. Yes, relationships are a huge part of living a happy, healthy life but why would you want to give someone else enough power to control your joy? Sure, it’s great to have someone come into your life and become a positive influence. But it’s so much more fufilling to be able to say you can have that in solitude as well. To be able to say you created that inner joy yourself, it’s yours to keep, and you will have it whether you have the positive outside factors or not is what makes it real. What’s so great is that you can easily sway your happiness in a positive direction with just a few minor changes.

Since the new year began I’ve been focusing on the little things that make me happy and concentrating on making those things consistent in my everyday life. Valentine’s Day, and every day is the perfect time to create new habits that make you appreciate your life and love yourself even more! I thought I would make a little list of a few things that have worked for me lately, and maybe you guys can try them out!

  1. THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS!: So really, this one was one of the hardest for me. The truth is, negativity will do a spectacular job of keeping your life stagnant and dull if you let it. If you’re on routine like I am (school, work, etc.) it’s easy to lose appreciation for the things that you do over and over and mentally get in this state of complaint and resentment towards your everyday tasks. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can start with the little things. For example, every day when I’m driving to class I tell myself I am GOING to get a good parking spot. There hasn’t been a day since I changed my mindset that I haven’t gotten one! Once you start small you can spread the positivity towards bigger ideas and goals and watch the energy work its magic!
  2. Don’t compare: It can be hard not to compare yourself to others, especially with the copious amounts of edited photos and body pictures that are all over your discover page every day. Sure, there may be seven billion people in the world but there’s only one YOU! The only person you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday. Focus on your own goals and realize that just because someone has success doesn’t mean you don’t! You have your very own amazing characteristics that make you unique and different. Why would you ever want to dull them down by comparing them to someone else’s?
  3. Get organized: So, those who know me well know I’m not a naturally organized person AT ALL. Within the last year I’ve realized how much unnecessary stress and anguish disorganization adds to my life so I decided to make a change. Even if I’m in a rush in the morning I make sure that my bed is made and that all clothes are off the floor before I leave the house. I recently got a new little Ban.Do agenda. I’ve been writing everything I need to do down, and I mean everything. I’ll even write down that I need to get dog food! This may seem time consuming but I promise you it saves a lot of time not having to rack your mind of your responsibilities! You can change a habit in 21 days, and even within the first week I was asking myself, “How did I ever live disorganized?” So, go for it! I promise you, it will be life changing.
  4. Take care of your body: This doesn’t just mean looking fit. Someone can have the perfect looking skinny little body and be unhealthy because they aren’t eating anything. Taking care of your body means so much more than looking good. It’s about feeling good! Nourish your body with food when you’re hungry, drink lots water, exercise, and get SLEEP! For the longest time, I was going to bed at 12:30 or 1:00 and trying to wake up at 6:00. By the end of the semester I was extremely drained. Starting this year, I have been trying to get into bed by 10:30 or 11:00 and I’ve felt so much better. Your body (especially your skin) will thank you!
  5. Be conscious: Once you start to be conscious of what’s happening around you it’s quite easy to appreciate what you have. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll take a second to look around and focus on all the great things I have in my life. Family, friends, pets, I’m so fortunate to be graduating in May debt free, I have a roof over my head, beautiful clothes in my closet, and I’m healthy enough to be active every day. There is so much to be thankful for and once you allow yourself to be conscious of everything around you rather than the one thing that is making your day seem bad, you will realize that unfortunate things might happen but really, it’s all good even when it seems all bad.
  6. Spread love to others: So in my opinion, every day should be national compliment day! Spreading kindness to someone will not only put a smile on their face but also yours. Make eye contact, smile, and listen. I’m working the PR for an event called Panorama (based on Ted Talks) and one of the speakers mentioned how looking someone in the eyes and truly listening to what they are saying is one of the most real ways that you can show respect. This is SO true! I can’t lie, eye contact makes me uncomfortable and I’m definitely one to daze off during conversation. So, this is something I am really trying to work on. But anyway, there are so many ways that you can spread the love big and small. No matter how you choose to do it, it makes a difference in someone’s life so get creative and spread the love this V-Day and every day!

Thank you guys so much for stopping by my site! I hope this list will contribute to positive change in your life and make this the most perfect Valentine’s day yet. You all are amazing and can do anything you set your mind to! If you have any comments, questions, or just want to talk please don’t hesitate to reach out. Have a wonderful weekend and as always, stay delightful!



Bodysuit Dreams

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Bodysuit

Flannel (Similar)

Jeans

Booties

Lipstick (Potent)

Hey guys! I hope you’ve had a wonderful past week. Sorry I’ve been a little MIA, I like to take a break from everything to regroup before school starts. If you guys follow me on social media, you know this is my last semester of college! I can’t believe it and I’m feeling so strong and refreshed as I start this new semester. I got this bodysuit from Dress Lily and it’s such a cute and simple base piece. I love bodysuits because they are super figure fitting and you don’t have to deal with constantly tucking your shirt in. I styled this bodysuit with high-wasted jeans to accentuate my curves and then wrapped a flannel around my waist for a touch of color! I finished this look off with some gold accessories, black booties, and the lipstick “Potent” by Estee Lauder.

 Thank you guys so much for stopping by my site to check out this look! I’m so excited for new things coming this semester and can’t wait to share them with you all. Have a wonderful evening my loves, and as always stay delightful!



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