This beauty finally arrived in the mail today and I couldn’t be more excited!
I have a slight obsession with lucite and couldn’t resist purchasing this after stumbling upon Nike Adinata’s website (www.mnologie.com.) Not only are her pieces stunning and one of a kind but they are also affordable (making this purchase a win-win in my opinion.) Of course, it doesn’t hurt that everyone will know that this baby is mine since it has my name engraved on it.
What can I say I love a good mail day.
N.B. If you decide to order one of Nike’s creations for yourself be prepared to wait awhile for it to arrive in the mail (especially if you want it personalized like I did.) This is because Nike custom makes all of the pieces herself, but like any good thing it was definitely worth the wait.
Like most women, I often look in my closet and feel like I have absolutely nothing to wear. I often imagine what I could look like if i had unlimited amounts of money and access to all the amazing clothes and accessories that type of wealth could buy.
However, at times like these I try to remind myself that great style can happen on any budget and that putting in a little effort is often the first step to looking put together and polished. I know I’m not the only person who feels better about themselves and life in general when they look cute and are able to put their best foot forward.
Seeing as I’ll be back in school in September and surrounded by some very fashion-forward people, I thought I better get in gear and start looking cute pronto! When it comes to looking amazing everyday, there is no better source of inspiration than blogger Julia Engel/Berolzheimer of Gal Meets Glam.
Julia is one of those girls that would be easy to hate if she wasn’t so fabulous. Beautiful and always impecabbly put together she manages to look good no matter what she’s doing. See pictures from her blog below to see what I’m talking about.
Although I can’t look like Julia (or anyone else for that matter), I am determined to spend more time on my beauty and style routine and emulate her feminine, pretty, and polished style.
Cheers to looking and feeling beautiful and starting the school year off in style,
“You can never be overdressed or over educated.”
– Oscar Wilde
I first started this blog to document a very transitional time in my life. Over the course of the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, my goals, and what I’d ideally like to be doing. Although it is always scary to live life for yourself instead of others and actively pursue your dreams, my experiences this year have definitely taught me that it’s worthwhile. That’s not to say that taking the road less traveled hasn’t come with it’s fair share of anxiety or challenges. In fact, I often felt discouraged and wanted to give up. However, I am glad to say that I didn’t and that I think my perseverance and hard work are finally starting to pay off. If you can remember, one of the things I wanted to do most (and still do) when I first started this blog in May was to be back in school. However, I often worried that I might not be accepted and that my life would remain forever in hiatus. Well, I am VERY happy to report that I was accepted into a postgraduate program in retail management and will be going back to school this fall. I guess that old adage is true – things often have a way of turning out as long as you are willing to work hard and never give up on your goals (and maintain a positive attitude.) After all luck is often disguised as hard work, and if you are willing to make your own opportunities and seize the ones that come your way – great things can and do happen! Of course it doesn’t hurt to have lots of loving and supportive people in your corner and I am blessed to have that in spades.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back in school and how lucky I feel to have had this opportunity come my way. Being back in school really is a dream come true for me and I plan to make the most of it and work even harder towards achieving my dreams and goals.
I am really thanking my lucky stars right now and cannot wait to be a student again this September. Hopefully this post will inspire all of you to keep shooting for the moon. I know I will be. After all as Oscar Wilde once famously said, ” Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Here’s to a glittery future,