National Wear Your Lilly Day
Yesterday was both Father’s Day and the first day of summer, and with the first day of summer comes the infamous National Wear Your Lilly day so I thought that it’d be the perfect time to share my first official outfit of the day here on the blog. I just recently got my DSLR back from my parents and I am so stoked about it. I am hoping to start doing some more outfit posts for you all in the coming weeks. I hope you are all as excited about this as I am. Now I can actually be a real fashion blogger. Stay tuned this week for my summer staples and much more.
My apologies for the semi awkward posing in these, it was my first time posing for “fashion blogger” pictures so I am still a little uncomfortable on camera. Hopefully it’ll become more natural with time.
How did you celebrate Father’s Day yesterday? Let me know down in the comments.
Memorial Day Outfits
This outfit is a bit more laid back and casual, which is perfect for day time. The distressed denim shorts really showcase your American spirit and the white converse are comfortable for walking around. Add a small crossbody and you are good to go.
This last outfit is my favorite and of course the most dressy of the three. I am absolutely loving the cobalt and red together and how both the purse and dress have the pretty scalloped detailing. If it’s chilly where you live, you can throw on a white cardigan over your dress.
To be honest, I will probably be sporting a tank top and Nike shorts for actual Memorial Day because we will be driving back from Oklahoma but it’s always fun to curate holiday outfits, right? Maybe I will get a little more festive on Saturday or Sunday, who knows. I do know that I will be sporting my American flag bikini sometime this weekend though because what’s an American holiday without a festive bikini?
– tampons (you never know when you will need them)
– 1 pair of Nike shorts
– 1 nice blouse
– a book or two
I absolutely cannot believe that I graduated from college a year ago. I feel like so much has happened since then even though it feels like just yesterday I was crossing that stage and receiving my diploma. Since May 10, 2014 I have moved back to Houston and into an apartment with my amazing boyfriend, gone on vacation to Hawaii with my parents and boyfriend, worked at Vera Bradley, got a wonderful marketing internship, and much more…It’s been a crazy journey since graduating and it’s definitely been nothing like I expected it to be. Now I am heading back to the city where it all started (my college town) to embark on a new journey. I am so stoked to see what’s in store for me in the future as I find the right career path and everything else in between.
I’m going to have a moment of honesty right now. I am not going to lie, I definitely graduated from college and expected my life to just fall into place, and well, it didn’t. I expected that once I graduated and began my job search that I would immediately find a full time position that I loved, and that would be that. Well that was just not the case for me, and to be completely honest, for awhile I felt like a failure because things didn’t turn out as expected. I was embarrassed because everyone else around me seemed to be making things happen for themselves and I just wasn’t. People would ask me where I was working and I’d be really hesitant to tell them that I was just an intern somewhere.
I know I didn’t have the most conventional path after graduation, but that’s completely okay. It definitely took me awhile to accept this fact but now that I have, I am so much happier. I think what people forget to mention is that not everyone’s lives just come together immediately after graduation. It’s just something that’s not talked about even though it should be and you shouldn’t feel guilty or have people make you feel guilty for being in that boat. So for everyone struggling to find a full time job after college, this is for you. Don’t fret, you will find your place eventually. Sometimes it just takes longer than you expect so hang in there because good things are coming your way.
How to Get Things Done at Work
1. Make a master to-do list and map out everything that you need to get done.
2. Make sure your work space is clean.
3. Get your most unpleasant task finished first.
4. Decide what to do with every email you receive, right after reading it.
5. Don’t let social media distract you
What are some of your tips for getting stuff done at work? Let me know down in the comments.