The Next Chapter… (Part 2)

It is almost exactly one year ago, I sat down to write my first “The Next Chapter…” post about where I was headed/doing after graduating college (You can view it HERE). It is crazy to think after just one year, I have a new adventure I will be embarking on this fall! This post might get a little long so I apologize before hand haha.

Come August 21st, I will officially start my biggest journey yet of going back to school and getting a Masters of Science in Business Analytics from SMU (My undergrad was Mathematics from OU)! It is honestly so crazy to say that I am headed back to school because I was that person who said “I am never doing this school thing again!” Well now I am really eating my own words so I guess moral of the story is never say never. To be completely honest I came out of college thinking I would find a job, move into an apartment, and start my life… boy was a way wrong. It was actually really hard for me to accept that I was going to be taking a much different path than most of my friends. If you read the first “The Next Chapter…” you will know right after graduating from college I traveled for my sorority all over the country for 9 months educating and talking to women on different campuses. Even after those 9 months, I still had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do/where I wanted to be in life.

I was super late in deciding to go back to school haha. I’m talking applications were due 2 months from when I made my final decision. That included, recommendation letters, essays, and GMAT testing. Fast forward two months, everything turned in a week before it was due and went in for an in person interview a couple days later. I only applied to one school (Southern Methodist University) so everything was riding on this one decision. I can barely make a decision about what to eat for lunch let alone what I would be doing for a full year haha. Anyway, I received an email with my acceptance letter exactly one year to the day that I graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Funny part was I was in Norman, OK celebrating my best friends graduation so I guess you can say it was meant to be:)

My choice to go back to school was not an easy one at all but I had a dream of working for a big company in hopes of one day reaching an executive level. After doing tons of research and mapping out how I thought I could reach these goals I came to the hard conclusion that this was the best route for me. I by no means think that I am the smartest person in the room because school is actually a huge weakness of mine but a weakness is something I wont let defy me.

I am a big believer in making your own way in this world (with help from friends & family of course!) and continuously challenging or putting yourself outside your comfort zone gives you the ability to reach those goals/dreams.Starting this blog was a big part of me getting outside my comfort zone and trying something new. This blog was started in hopes of traveling more and sharing those experiences while exploring my more creative side hence the title of my blog:) After realizing I didn’t travel enough to have consistent posts, I moved into something I have always had a passion for, fashion, and decided to put myself out there as a fashion blogger.

While I understand that not everyone wants to start a blog or go back to school, I want to challenge each of you to find a passion in something and let that passion drive you to succeed. It’s really easy to get comfortable and accept things around us as it being what it is. There are so many opportunities out there and with a little bit of faith and a huge amount of motivation, those opportunities can be one of yours. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a massive life change but it can be something small that eventually snow balls into a dream or goal you never thought possible.

I honestly could not tell you where I will be a full year from now but what I do know is that taking this step outside of my comfort zone can only help me achieve what I want in life. I know this isn’t your typical “fashion blogger” post but I hope that through this you can find your own motivation/passion:) Hope everyone has a really great rest of the week!

“Good things come to those who wait. Great things come to those who go out and get them”



Summer Wedding Look

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Floor Length Dress: Make Me Chic [c/o] (Exact Same HERE) (ONLY $23!!) // Heels: Steve Madden // Earrings: Lisi Lerch [c/o] // Lips: Stila ‘Perla’

It’s Monday again:( But I do have a fun post today about cute looks for a summer wedding! Anyone else feel like Facebook has turned into a place where everyone shares engagement or babies? Honestly it should be called Engagementbook or Babiebook haha! My entire feed is full of weddings after babies after weddings! But if I am being honest I don’t really mind it because I am a sucker for beautiful wedding gowns and colorful bridesmaid dresses! I am that girl who has an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to what I want my wedding to look like one day (A girl can dream, right?). You can see the board HERE!

Since planning a wedding isn’t in my future anytime soon, I will settle for looking for that perfect summer wedding look! There are so many different types of dresses out there and finding one for the occasion can be super tricky. Also you can end up spending ungodly amounts of money but to me it isn’t really worth it, if its for one time use!

I found this one off of Make Me Chic and was not expecting it to be that great of quality due to the price being so low. To my major surprise it was really stunning and flattering in person!! I threw it on and knew it would be great for a summer wedding attire. It is a long dress and not every wedding is perfect for a longer dress but if you have one I highly recommend this one! The floral pattern is obviously my favorite part and I love how it comes high up on your arms so the straps don’t fall down. That’s a big plus because dancing the night away can definitely get super intense and straps falling all the time are no fun!

Have a wonderful week! Hopefully we don’t all melt away with this extreme heat down south! Haha I love to sit outside and eat lunch/brunch with friends but these past couple weeks, I am all about that 60 degree AC!



Two Piece, Too Cute

SheIn: Striped Bandeau Top & Ruffle Short Skirt [c/o] // Heels: Sam Edelman // Purse: Red Dress Boutique // Hat: Brixton // Lips: MAC Lipstick “Mehr”

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I wanted to quickly talk about this adorable summery two piece set for only $30! I know I have been sharing so many fall pieces lately and to be honest I feel like I am missing out on all the summer that is left. Texas heat is still getting up to over 100 degrees so fall clothing is not going to cut it for a while around here haha. My favorite thing about this set was the slit up the front. If it had not been there I think the whole set would have looked a little boxy. What was very interesting was the shorts underneath. At first I was worried they would look weird but since the slit is so high, it makes the skirt appropriate!

On the sizing of the two piece, I wish I had sized up one because the skirt was a little tight to zip up.
Overall the material was pretty high quality and would totally pack it for a fun beach trip! Also loved that the stripes went down instead of across to make you look longer! I hate when I find a cute striped top and then realize the stripes are horizontal haha. They always end up making me look bigger than I am… or I think they do!

A little side note but these past couple weeks have honestly just been go, go, go! No matter how much planning and preparing I do, I am still chasing my tail. Trust me my “To Do List” is miles long and I can not seem to complete one thing before adding 5 more! Is this adulting? Endless “To Do Lists”? haha cause I really don’t like it! Anyway, I am sure some of y’all are like I could care less but just thought I would share some real life struggles:)

Thanks for stopping by and let me ramble on;) Hope y’all enjoy this summery look as much as I do after seeing so much fall items!