Monday, October 20, 2014

Pinspiration: Mixing Sneakers and Style


Has anyone else seen this style lately of mixing sneakers with stylish outfits? Gone are the days where it's only socially acceptable to where sneakers with running shorts and a t-shirt. 
Now go ahead and pair them with just about anything, no yoga pants required! 
I love how the lady above paired her neutral sneaks with leather pants, a simple chambray top, and gorgeous statement earrings! I also love the idea of pairing them with boyfriend jeans (I mean come on, what doesn't look good with boyfriend jeans? Quite possibly nothing.) 
You could even go above and beyond and pair some stylish sneakers with a dress or skirt! I think it can look really cute if paired correctly. I don't think I have the guts to do it just quite yet, I still believe dressier outfits should be paired with dressier shoes. But I think I may start experimenting with the idea of swapping out sandals for sneakers! 






These stylish but comfy outfits would be great to wear while running errands, shopping, traveling, going to school, and just about anywhere else! 

My favorite sneaker picks...

        

        

(click on pictures to be taken to website)

Do you like this new sneakers and style trend?

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

PBA Open House


Guess where my Mom and I are headed right now! To the Palm Beach Atlantic University open house!! I could not be more excited (or nervous!). I get to meet a PBA student and spend the day with them! I'll get to be a pretend college student for two days! :) I get to sit on a class, eat in the dining hall, go to a Chapel service, attend an academic majors fair, meet professors, tour the campus, and stay the night in a dorm room! 
Phew! That was a lot.
It's going to be a crazy busy 2 days but I think it'll be so worth it. 
I can't wait for my Mom to see the school and fall in love with it just like I have.
I also think the whole experience will be a great test run for my first night away at college so I'll be more prepared, and I'll know what to expect next year. 
Oh, and I'll be sure to snap some pics of the beautiful campus to share with you guys!
Wish me luck!!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday Tips: If You See Someone You Know, Say Hi

This may sound super obvious, right? Well not according to my generation. I swear there's this unfortunate social norm among people my age, and this isn't just my made up theory. I've asked multiple people my age about this social norm and they all said it's so true. 
The social norm is that if you are out in public and you see someone you know, who's your age, the "correct" thing you're suppose to do is walk right on past them and act like you never even saw them in the first place. 
Isn't that horrible!!!
I'll be honest, I have conformed to this "rule" in the past and it did not turn out in my favor.
A couple years ago my Mom and I were at our families church and we ran into one of her old chemo nurses. She introduced me to him and then he introduced us to his family, which included his 16 year old son who I knew of from school. We chatted for a little bit and then we parted ways and went about our lives. Then, I saw him at school a few weeks later and suddenly I didn't know what to do. Am I suppose to just ignore him? But that seems so mean! Should I say hi? Or should I just smile? 
We ended up passing by each other, having really awkward eye contact, and pretending like we hadn't ever seen each other before.
Of course I felt so guilty, especially since he's younger than me, but I thought I'd never seem him again and I thought ignoring him was the "right" thing to do. 
WRONG.
I saw him every single day last year at school on my way to 4th period, and every single time I saw him we had super awkward eye contact followed by a whole lot of silence. 
And bottom line, it's never ok to ignore someone because of some stupid "rule".
I so regret not saying hi the first time I saw him after we met! Not saying hi to someone you know when you run into them in public just creates unnecessary moments of awkwardness.
It can all be avoided if you just say hi to them or at the very least just smile!
Take it from me, if you do, you'll avoid a bunch of uncomfortable encounters.
But, at least one good thing came from my unfortunate encounter with my Mom's chemo nurses son. I learned to break free from my generations stupid social norm and from now on to say hi no matter who the person is or how well (or not well) I may know them.
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