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Hey ladies! I've been so inconsistent lately with my blog and social media and I apologize for that. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things so I thought I should share what's been going on in my life and where I've been lately. 

Around August, I was fortunate enough to gain a higher position at my job as a social media manager which meant more responsibility. It came to a point where I realized that I was too distracted from my own blog/social media and couldn't keep up with the pressure that I had at my full-time job. I decided that I had to get rid of distractions and really focus so I took some time off from blogging and became much more relaxed with it (something that I haven't done, the past 4 years of blogging). It resulted in being able to succeed at my job and create content for my company that I was proud of. The best part was that I was able to focus on my real life more, which is something that I've always struggled with. I work in the social media industry so naturally, I pretty much live ONLINE. Real life, just never felt as exciting as social media does and I realized how unhealthy that kind of thinking is. It felt like I was wasting my real life away. Once I took a step back and created healthier habits (such as going home after work and NOT going on social media), I felt better and more balanced.

I highly recommend every blogger or social media person, to step back and focus on other areas of your life - just as much as life online. There's so many great opportunities out there that you might be missing out on! Other than my career improving, I was even able to form a new relationship with someone special (and no I won't be posting him all over the place on social media LOL), form some new friendships with other bloggers and even pursue other hobbies like interior design (I can't wait to show everyone what I've been working on!).

Have you been taking more time to pursue your "real" life? What are some ways that you disconnect from the social media world? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,

Skirt // Shoes // Bag // Sunglasses // Lips 

I know, I know. Where have I been? It's been a crazy 2 months at work and I've been focusing so much of my time and energy on my social media job over there. By the time I get home, I'm just exhausted and drained from social media and don't ever want to go back on it for the rest of the night! haha. I've been struggling with balance but slowly I'm learning that it's okay to step back and take a break so you can come back better than ever. 

I shot this look last week in Dallas when the weather was in the 90s and this week it feels like fall with the weather being rainy and in the 50s. It feels good to be able to wear my favorite sweaters and coats again but I'm freezing! I forgot what it was like to experience cold weather. As for this look, I usually never wear patterns but I couldn't help but fall in love with this floral skirt with ruffles that are strategically placed and look so flattering and slimming. 

Also, I can't believe it's officially been a YEAR since I moved to Dallas. I wanted to shoot at this gorgeous wall right behind Flea Style in Deep Ellum for this shoot because it relates so well to my experience in Dallas. Good things really do happen here. A year ago, I was wondering what my life would be like once I moved out of Rochester for good and I'm so glad I took the risk because it payed off! I'll admit, it took a while for my life to come together but it's all a part of the process and I couldn't be more grateful. I highly recommend everyone to move out of their hometown and to move someplace new because the amount of knowledge and life experience you gain is incredible! Even if it doesn't work out, at least you can say that you did it and never went through your life saying "what if?". 

Thanks for reading and sticking with me with this little blog of myn, over the years. I'm so grateful for each and every one of you! 

After a crazy couple of weeks at work and a company event that's finally over, it's nice to work on the blog again! I'm slowly easing myself back to my blog routine and I thought this post would be the perfect way since it's talking about one of my favorite subjects: fall! It feels like overnight, everyone has become obsessed with fall again and I can't blame them. All I've been drinking lately is pumpkin spice lattes and wishing the weather in Dallas was cool enough for scarves and flannel haha. I thought this guide would be helpful for anyone that's living in a warm climate but still wants to embrace all things fall. Check it out:

1. Purple Turtleneck Dress
2. Cut-out Bow Bodysuit
3. Leopard Calf Hair Clutch
4. Vegan Leather Skirt
5. Grey Ruffle Ankle Boots
6. Black Floral Fedora
7. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in "Bond Girl"
8. Givenchy Cooling Jelly Highlighter 

Thanks for reading,

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