Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last First Game









 I absolutely love cheering. It just brings me such joy, and it really helps having an amazing team. This year, my team consists of 19 girls. That is a TON for my school. Somehow though, we are the most bonded we've been in my past 3 years. They make all the hard work worth it.

After six long years, I have finally reached the final seventh. Sadly, for our first game our uniforms did not come in. I was seriously upset. This year, our team is getting completely new uniforms (I helped pick out). I'm praying they come before Friday. So, back to the first game. After cheering for the 1st quarter, there was a lightning delay. An hour and a half delay. We thought for sure the game would get called, but it never did. So after sitting in a humid, hot gym, we were able to go back out. Our team ended up winning 42-14! 


J. Crew New Arrivals

Here are a few of my favorite things from J. Crew's new arrivals! Check them out, and let me know your thoughts!

This is possibly the most beautiful coat I have ever seen. 
This wool sweater looks like it is perfect for curling up on the couch and reading a good book.
I absolutely adore this skirt! It looks so comfortable and the chevron pattern is so trendy right now!



Navy




I have to say that I don't think there is any better color for clothing than navy. It compliments any color, and it has such a classic, clean look. I styled this khaki Vineyard Vines skirt with this gingham J. Crew button down to show off my love of navy. I like matching a neutral base and navy because it gives you the opportunity to get creative with your accessories. I added a navy bag and navy KJP bracelet. I would say I definitely love navy! 

Have any favorite navy combinations? 

Shirt: J. Crew//Skirt: VIneyard Vines//Shoes: Jack Rogers//Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick//Clutch: Vineyard Vines

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Year, New Friends

Sometimes I just want to get away from everything and start all over. Like you know those days when you just want to curl up in a ball and cry or scream or shrivel up to nonexistence? Alright that last one was a bit extreme, but you get the point. We all have those days. 

Well at least I did last year. Not going to lie, I felt like that a lot of days, but now "Everything Has Changed" (cue Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran). A major part of the change in my mindset was my friends. I found a new group of absolutely fabulous people who made me feel, well, me. I believe friends influence everything we do. If you have really crummy friends, you are going to feel down all the time. But, if you are lucky (like I was this past year) you can find the people who will bring out the best in you. 
I know a lot of people deal with that feeling of wanting a complete change. We can't help it. Change is built in us. The best way of dealing with change is the support of loved ones. Because of the new school year beginning in a week or so, I thought I would give my own thoughts on ways to make friendships and maintain them. 
Here is one of my favorite pictures of me and my friends! Go America!!!
1. Be Open-minded
Just because someone has different interests or style doesn't mean they can't be your best friend. I know it's cliche and what not, but don't judge a book by it's cover. My friend group is the perfect example. Out of the girls in my group of friends, there is a cheerleaders, basketball players, runners, workers, and singers. Surprise, surprise there are only 5 in my group. Sure, we all do several activities, but we all somehow mesh together. 

2. Don't be Negative Nelly
I HATE negativity. It is my pet peeve. It just seems to eat people away. Friendships especially. Negativity is contagious, whether or not you think so. I've seen it happen. I've seen it happen to me. Ultimately, if you are around someone negative, you will start having the same outlook. 

3. Face Reality
There is no possible way to be the best you all the time. You are going to have those bad days, but don't freak out if your friends see you at your worst. They are your friends! They want you to be there for you, and if they don't, they are not your friends.

4. Honesty
Do not put on a show. Ever. Be real. Be you. Be true. 

5. Compliment Truthfully
This is extremely important. We all know those people who are always like "oh my gosh your hair looks AMAZING today." And we all know those people are really thinking "HER HAIR IS SO UGLY." Therefore, make sure your compliments are true, honest, and believable. Don't give half energy when trying to be nice. That seems fake. 

6. Last but not least, don't own one of these
This one is self-explanatory.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cheri









Hello world, I am back! Did you miss me? After two of the craziest, busiest weeks of my life, I have finally found time to sit down and write a post. Like I said, these past two weeks have been wild! Being cheer captain, I have had to do a lot of planning lately. I've had to figure which bows to order, plan practices, and even order twelve tutus online (I'm not kidding). The tutus did have a purpose that wasn't absolutely insane. My team went to cheer camp at University of Florida last week, and one of the days was fun day where we could dress up all crazy. Now, I'm not going to go into a ton of detail about camp; that post will be next! Cheri is defined as "darling", and these past few weeks were  just that! Although I was exhausted from being so busy, I had so much fun!

This is one of my favorite new outfits. I just feel like it gives me some spunk and flare. I loved matching these J. Crew shorts with my newest Nine West shoes from Marshalls. I just feel so fierce. 

Shirt: J. Crew(old)//Shorts: J. Crew(old)//Shoes: Nine West(Marshalls find)//Necklace: Tiffany & Co