Winter Outfit Roundup

One of my goals this year is to get back into blogging more consistently, so here I am.

I love layering, as you will soon see. I rounded up my favorite winter outfits from these last few years of blogging. As you can see, I reuse a lot of staple pieces (vests, sweaters, etc.) I also tend to keep things simple, choosing to keep the focus on one thing (for example, a bright red sweater with black jeans doesn’t need much else). Scarves are also one of my favorite ways to add to an outfit ~and~ keep warm at the same time.

If you’re in need of style inspiration, hopefully this helps you in the chillier months.

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Autumn Photography Roundup

It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything, thanks to the stress of school, work and extracurriculars. This has been one of the busiest, most stressful semesters, but also one of my wildest, most fun semesters (semester reflection coming soon, so I’ll save more for that).

Photography is still one of my passions, and I’ve had the opportunity to focus more on nature/travel photography more this semester. One thing I’ve been trying to get in the habit of is bringing my camera with me more. That way I can get more practice even if what I’m taking pictures of isn’t as good as I want them to be.

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Apple of My Eye

I love apple picking. It reminds me of when I used to go with my mom and sister when I was younger, and it just makes me happy to be outside.

So some friends, my boyfriend and I decided to take on apple picking on a rainy Sunday afternoon and despite the chill, I had so much fun.

Since I was in an 8-hour retreat Saturday night, I decided to forgo some of my responsibilities on Sunday to have fun and do something I wanted to do. So much of my life in college has been dictated by meetings and obligations that I need to remind myself to actually go out and do something fun every now and then.

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Growing Up With Anxiety

I used to think that being anxious was just a part of my personality, that it was a flaw in who I was and I would never be able to get away from it. I thought I would eventually grow out of it, but it never happened.

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Things That Bother Me

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for this blog, and to try and get my creativity flowing again, I decided to start with this, just an unbroken flow of words where I can take stress and frustration out.

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Keeping Your Dorm Room Organized

Keeping your college dorm organized

Organization skills are vital once you get to college, and can be used in all parts of life. Being organized helps prevent over-scheduling in life in general, but it’s also important to have good organization skills in your dorm room.

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Reflecting on This Summer

Looking back, this summer has been a good one. It was definitely a learning experience, where I found out more about myself and what’s important to me, as well as learning what I need to improve on.

First, this summer helped me learn more about being a *real* adult. I bought my first car, and going through all of the paperwork was dizzying but also helpful, especially with my dad by my side to help explain all of it. It felt like buying my freedom to go wherever I want, which will be especially helpful at school.

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Tips for Going Through Sorority Recruitment

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Recruitment season for us college gals is coming upon us, and I thought it would be a good idea, as someone who’s been on both sides of recruitment, to come up with a list of tips for thriving during recruitment week.

It is a crazy, busy, fun and sometimes emotional week, but you’ll learn more about yourself, and meet some great people along the way.

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Fun Things to Do in Cancun, Mexico

Fun things to do

Both of my blog posts last week were about Mexico, but I love writing about travel-related things, so here’s another one.

There’s so many things to do in the Quintana Roo are (where many popular tourist destinations in Mexico are!). I actually felt that my family could have stayed longer, but I guess this just means we’ll have to go back one day (wink, wink).

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