Sunday, June 22, 2014

Re-Vamp Your Life For Summer!

Hello Everyone!

At the beginning of a new season, I always enjoy "re-vamping" my life. Whether that be organizing my room, getting a haircut, getting new clothes, I always like to do something different. Now that it is summer, I always do a huge re-vamp to my life. Since I am home a lot more in the summer, I want it to be a different space and me feel like it is completely de-cluttered.

Here is what I like to do:

First, I re organize all of the "table tops" in my room. My bookshelves, the top of my dresser, the top of my desk anything like that. Doing this makes me feel so organized and so refreshed because it always makes the space feel brand new.

Something I also like to do is re organize my bulletin board. I am a crazy person when it comes to keeping things that I think will hold sentimental value, but in reality, mean absolutely nothing. So at the beginning of summer, I took everything down from my bulletin board and I threw away things that I couldn't even remember the story behind. Now my bulletin board is filled with things that truly do hold value.

Next I will completely re-organize and de-clutter my closet. I am the queen of holding on to clothing that I never wear anymore, but feel that I need to keep. So this year I went through everything in my closet including bathing suits, jewelry, shoes, tank tops literally EVERYTHING and made sure that everything that I was keeping, I wore.
I also re-organized my closet in a way that was a lot more functional for summer. I put my sweaters and jeans in the back of my closet and moved my tank tops, t-shirts and short sleeves shirts to the center. This makes it so much easier to get dressed because everything that I can wear for the season, is right in front of me.

The final thing that I did this year and probably my favorite was I went through all of my makeup and all of my beauty products and threw away anything that I didn't use anymore. This was the most refreshing of them all because I had been keeping products that I wasn't even using and had probably expired. For example, I  had a bin of eye products that half of the things in there, I probably hadn't touched in a year. Now that bin is more than halfway gone because I got rid of anything that I wasn't using.
I also went through my "beauty closet", which sounds a lot more luxurious than it actually is because its just a linen closet that I would keep my over flow beauty products in. So I threw away a ton of beauty things that I hadn't touched in a while and got rid of anything that I didn't see myself using in the future.

Another thing that I would recommend doing if you wanted to "re-vamp" something other than your living space, is I would get a hair cut! I am trying to grow out my hair, so I'm not going to do that, but I would recommend it if you wanted a fresh start for the season!

I hope that you guys found this post helpful in making your space feel brand new for the new season!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Jewelry Essentials for Summer!

Hey Everyone!

Since summer is now here, I figured that a perfect post would be to tell you guys my jewelry essentials for summer. During the summertime I love wearing things that are very laid back and go with everything. Because if I am being completely honest, in the summer I typically wear shorts and a t-shirt everyday, so wearing my tiffany bracelet and Michael Kors watch  just looks a little weird with that outfit.

The first thing that is essential in my jewelry collection for summer is a casual bracelet. The bracelet that I am currently wearing this summer, which I never take off (I swim, shower, eat etc. in it) is from a place called Whole Earth which I believe is just in Texas. I love the colors in it because I feel like its still fun and relaxed for summer, but if I were to still go out for a nice dinner and throw on my nice jewelry it wouldn't look weird to keep it on.

Here is what it looks like:

The second thing that I like to do is pick a pair of earrings that aren't to dressy, but still make a statement. I like to wear cheaper earrings in the summer because then if you loose one in a pool or something, it isn't that big of a deal. My favorite earrings to wear in the summer are some that I got at Anthropologie a couple of years ago. What I love about those earrings is that they look good with any metal that you are wearing that day (gold, silver, rose gold even)

Here is what they look like:

The last thing that I find essential in summer is an ankle bracelet. There is something that is so summery about wearing an ankle bracelet and I feel like if you were to choose one jewelry piece to wear in the summer, an ankle bracelet should be it because of how perfectly summery it is. Now, I got an ankle bracelet while I was in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately it fell off because I didn't tie it tight enough. But you better believe that I am getting a new ASAP!

I hope that you guys found this post helpful in deciding what your essential jewelry pieces should be this summer!



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