Cue Music…”Saying goodbye is never an easy thing…but you never said that you’d stay forever. But if you must go…well darling I’ll set you free…but I know in time, we’ll be together…” Ha! Does anybody remember that song by Taylor Dayne? I used to listen to that music when I got jilted in love in college. Confessions, confessions! But that’s not really what I was singing that for. I’m talking about summer. Yes, I’m pretty sad that we’re halfway in September already and summer is going to be over in a week. While I know it’s always exciting when a new season begins, lots of fun really does happen during summer. Do you agree?
So I’m sharing 5 tips with you on how you can make the best out of the remaining summer days…8 days to be exact.
We’re wrapping up summer real soon and if you don’t know yet, this is the best time to grab some of the summer pieces you’ve been eyeing on because a lot of them are on sale. Though those pieces may be seasonal and you may think it’s useless to buy it now, think again. You can always use these pieces next summer, especially maxi dresses. Maxi dresses never go out on style – they always come back in spring and summer.
So I’ve curated the cutest maxi dresses for you below. A lot of them are below $50 and some are below $100! A 40-50% cut from its original price. Some colors are actually good for fall!
If you’re already shopping for the holidays and you know someone who loves maxis, then check out the below selection!
In only a few days, summer is officially gone and a new season begins. A few days ago, Frost Bank’s 30-Day Optimism Challenge concluded and now it’s up to the individuals who took part in this challenge to begin a new season of consistent optimism.
If you’re following this blog and my Instagram, you know that I took part in this challenge. If you missed the previous posts, just click the following link: How to Be Optimistic and Love Your Life: Do The 30-Day Optimism Challenge and Four Things I’ve Learned From The 30 Day Optimism Challenge.
It’s easy to do a challenge when you know there is a community of like-minded individuals who is aiming for the same thing. But what happens when the community challenge like this one ends and you’re on your own to continue what you’ve started? In my opinion, that’s when the real challenge begins.
You have to find your own inner strength. You have to find the motivation to do so. You have to make a choice to stay positive.
It’s been a few months since we’ve moved to our new home but…unpacking boxes, organizing the contents, and selecting and buying furniture can be a long process and can be very challenging as well.
Although we’ve made a lot of progress, we still have a long way to go in organizing the little things here and there. Imagine combining two people’s stuff. My husband was in his old house for 18 years. He was single and lived by himself for such a long time so you can imagine that spring cleaning was probably never in his vocabulary. Bless his heart. We’ve already discarded and donated a lot but we still have a ton more to sort through. And being a blogger, I, too, have accumulated a bunch of stuff throughout the years. Although I make it a point to donate or give away yearly.
That being said, I found myself shopping for organizational products to keep our home organized and I’m sharing these items with you.
One Piece Off-Shoulder Suit | Skirt (Currently on sale!) If you’re following me on Instagram and you’ve seen my posts, you know that my husband and I went to San Diego a couple of weeks ago for a quick getaway before summer ends. I have a full San Diego Travel Guide that will be published separately next week but for now I would like to share with you my travel outfits – almost everything is from Revolve. It’s one of…
A few weeks ago, Frost Bank launched its 30 Day Optimism Challenge and I initially shared it with you and encouraged you to join. Hopefully you did! If not, you still have time to join here!
There have been many studies about the effects of optimism on overall physical health, mental wellness and overall well-being. I’ve mentioned that while I’m normally an optimistic person, there’s always room for improvement so the challenge was very much welcomed!
Being optimistic doesn’t mean that negative thoughts won’t come to you. It just means that you are able to handle it, navigate away from it and turn it into positive thoughts.
For example, a few months ago, I had just changed my car insurance deductible from $500 to $1000. I’ve been driving for long but never got into any single accident. I figured, I can lower it since I’m a good driver and really never had any incident. Well….right when I increased my deductible, we had a crazy hail storm that did some damage on my car. However, I didn’t sweat it. I paid off my car recently and it turned out, I was able to acquire some insurance money to get it fixed. See, I could’ve beat myself up for my decision of increasing my deductible but it is what it is and everything worked itself out for me.
I must be honest…I was completely lost on what to talk about on this post. I’m honestly done just trying to look pretty without talking valuable stuff that will help my readers. Not that liking clothes and being fashionista is wrong. In fact, I advocate for dressing up well because the way we dress and carry ourselves says a lot about how we see ourselves. I don’t know about you but when I dress well, I feel more confident and I’m able to carry myself better in meeting other people and conversing.
I’m also not saying that I won’t post fashion stuff anymore. I’ve always loved fashion and will always love it.
But this past couple of years, I’ve been on a self-discovery journey. And I did that for myself, for my husband, and for our marriage, as well as for other people. I know that if I’m better and if I’m feeling good about myself, I can give more to my marriage and I can serve people better.
See, there’s a lot of things that go on an daily basis that a lot of times we either just roll with and let slide – events, people, stuff, that make us happy, sad, upset, and we don’t even understand why. Our emotions just flow a lot of times. It’s all good when it’s positive emotions but what about the negative emotions? What frustrates you and why? What upsets you and why? What makes you sad and why? How do you handle them when they come?
It’s time for yet another steals and finds! I haven’t done this in a while so it’s just about time and I’d like to highlight some items that I’ve been eyeing from Shopbop.com.
If you’ve never heard of Shopbop before, you ought to check them out. They carry name brands and designer collections but I found some really good deals for you guys for under $100! For a fun, casual/sporty and effortless look, check out the trendy items I’ve curated for you!
Endless Rose Bell Sleeve Sweater ($19!!! Also available in pink) | Sam Edelman Mule Espadrilles | Calvin Klein Joggers | Z Supply Tank 2 Piece Set ($36 for 2 tanks!!!) | Levi’s Distressed Skinny Jeans | Sleep In Lazy Sunday Tee | Levi’s Buggy Trucker Jacket | Quay Sunglasses | Fila Backpack ($30!!!)