Off the shoulder

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Anyone else counting down the days for this semester to end?

I’ll admit when this semester first started, it felt like it was flying by. Lately it’s starting to feel like it just won’t end. I felt so busy from the start, I’m ready for a few months off! Especially from my commute.

Anyway, once the semester is over I’ll have plenty more time for the blog and to take photos and hopefully get back to my two times weekly posting schedule that I had for a while there!

When I first ordered this top, I was so close to getting it in blue. But I talked myself out of my neutral and blue habit and went with the pink for spring. I still need to transition out of my black jeans though, I’m just not ready to give them up.

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Musings No.4

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LATELY

listening to:  Big Little Lies soundtrack, The Aventine album by Agnes Obel (who I found because of the Big Little Lies soundtrack) has been my go to when studying or writing lately. When I want to listen to music but not music I’ll get distracted to. It really makes me want to learn piano!

reading: Since the semester is winding down and most of my big assignments have been turned in, I finally started reading a book I got for Christmas, Now I Can Die in Peace by Bill Simmons. If you’re a fan of the Four Days in October 30 for 30 on Netflix, this book is for you!

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2017 Goals || March Update

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I totally had this planned to go up earlier this week but school has been crazy. So much was due this week and I’ve been swamped!

I’m excited for this update because February-March was really good for accomplishing my goals.  Especially the ones that I didn’t do much with in January.

2017 Goals

January Update

1. Watching more baseball and more photography went together especially in March.  My best friend and I went to the Rangers ballpark to watch Texas Tech play UT Arlington so I took my camera and I was so happy I did because the sunset that night was gorgeous.

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Skincare Routine || Favorite Face Masks

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I’m the worst when it comes to skincare routines. I can keep up with it for a few weeks and then I skip a day and that ruins the routine. Lately, I’ve been better about it because I’ve been doing a face mask every day. My skin goes through phases of looking like it’s finally going to clear up and then it freaks out. So when I do a face mask, I feel like I’m getting my skin back on track and because of that, I’ve been doing them daily.

It also insures that I’m washing my face every day. I always wash my face if I’ve worn makeup that day, I’m really good about taking my makeup off before bed. But if I don’t wear makeup, I almost never think about washing my face. That’s where the face mask comes in.

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More Hair Care

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Almost immediately after this post, I changed up my hair care routine once again.

Kristin Ess, AKA the woman responsible for Lauren Conrad’s amazing hair, came out with her own hair care line at Target and who doesn’t want hair like LC? So of course, I had to go out and try it. (No I haven’t finished the Bumble and bumble set I got a couple of months ago. Oops.)

I purchased the leave-in conditioner, the working serum, and the finishing spray. Everything is under either $14 or $10 so it’s super affordable and it all smells amazing.  Continue reading

The Perfect White Peplum

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Last spring I purchased one of my favorite peplum tops from Old Navy. I tried it on in white, didn’t purchase it, and I totally regretted it. I refused to make the same mistake this year.

So I wouldn’t have any regrets this time, I purchased this top in the mint and the coral shade as well. I was tempted to get it in black as well, but I have a few black peplum tops and since I don’t reach for a lot of color, I thought three was probably enough.

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Beauty Favorites Vol. 2

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Some time in the last few months I’ve completely changed up the products I’ve been using in the morning when getting ready. I’m usually a creature of habit, and 90% of the items I reached for were from the drugstore… somewhere along the way that changed. I’ll blame it on Christmas when I got a few things in my stocking, that I’m now obsessed with.

My last everyday makeup routine was a year ago and I hadn’t changed much of that routine for a while. Until recently. Then I changed it all, so here’s what I’ve been loving lately.

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