CHOKERS

Chokers are my everything right now. I don’t wear them for everyday wear, but I love to wear them when I’m heading out with friends. Funny enough, North West & Kim K West got me into them! LOL! This is going to sound crazy, but I haven’t bought any chokers yet because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the money on them. So up until now, I’ve been using headbands. They have worked wonderfully and people can’t tell the difference.

I found this website that makes some really cute chokers. Check them out and hop on the choker trend!

http://stargazejewelry.com/

 

CROCHET BRAIDS

I recently learned about crochet braids and I think they will be my next go to hairstyle! They are so easy to do and with practice, you can probably do them on yourself. It’s the perfect hairstyle if you’re looking for something with lots of volume and curls. Ask your hairdresser if she can do this style for you, for summer!

Maintenance Tips:

  • Before going to bed, separate your hair into 3 sections and twist each section and add a small rubber band or hair tie at the end to secure the twist. After twisting your hair, put on your satin bonnet.
  • After some time, your curls may be hard to manage. Grab a spray bottle, fill it with water, and spray evenly throughout your hair. After this, detangle and add some product.
  • Don’t use a comb in your crochet braids whatsoever!
  • This hairstyle won’t last as long as others. Keep it in for about 4-5 weeks.

Peep some inspiration below — 

The images above are from Pinterest.com

GRADUATION

 

AlumnaOn Saturday 14th, 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications and Advertising and with a minor in Health Information Management.

It’s been a beautiful journey. Texas State University has given me so much — my best friends, inspiring professors, and a community. I am so thankful for the university and its people.

College is a journey that not everyone gets to go through. College is a privilege, not a right. I feel as though history is repeating itself — the rich are educated and able to further their education, while the rest of the population cannot. I was able to attend college because my parents were holding onto a vision. They wanted to see their child take off, discover and broaden their mind. I was able to attend college because I had a great support system.

Some of my best and most proud moments happened while in college. Some of my worst, upsetting moments happened while in college. I grew, I learned, I listened, I spoke, I discovered and I bloomed.

To all the incoming freshmen, cherish the time, for it goes by so fast. Go outside your comfort zone and find out who you truly are. To those who have graduated, the real world starts now! I wish you the best of luck in your job search. Searching for a job is hard, tedious, and stressful, but the right one will fall into your lap soon.

Best of luck to all!

 

 

SONGS OF THE MOMENT

Here are the songs I’m jamming to while at the gym!

  • With You x Drake x PARTYNEXTDOOR
  • Controlla x Drake
  • Grammys x Drake x Future
  • Sorry x Beyoncé
  • All Night x Beyoncé
  • Gotta Lotta x 2 Chainz x Lil Wayne
  • Voodoo x Frank Ocean
  • Tell Your Friends x The Weeknd

DAINTY JEWELRY

I love jewelry when it’s minimalistic. I used to love chunky necklaces and dangling earrings but I’ve learned that simple is sexy. I ordered a gold initial necklace from Mia and Mac on Etsy for $20 dollars and wear it almost everyday. I feel like it gives the perfect touch to most outfits.

Peep some inspiration below!

All images were pulled from Pinterest.com

RELATIONSHIP PRAYER

Jesus, help us know when to pursue, when to back down, when to let go, when to open up, when to share, when to listen, when to release, when to love well, when to forgive, when to give up bitterness, when to humble ourselves, when to stand up, when to pray. 

We give you every single one of our relationships — the awesome ones, the ones that drain, the ones conflicted, the ones confusing, the ones stumbling back, the ones familial, the ones with addictions, the ones far from Jesus, the ones of many years, the ones of few weeks, the ones online, the ones in person. 

Help us love well, release well, speak well and listen exceedingly. 

Amen

RING CEREMONY

 

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Photo by Stephanie Walker 

This weekend I participated in my university’s Ring Ceremony. It was such an honor being recognized in front of my friends and family for completing the Gold Book in order to receive a free class ring. Texas State has an awesome tradition where class ring recipients put their ring on during the ceremony and put their hand in water from the San Marcos River. I am lucky to have my family live close by so they were able to join in on the festivities! To me, this was a mini-graduation and during this ceremony, it truly hit me that in less than 2 weeks I’ll be walking across the stage and done with undergrad! I am so fortunate to attend the best university in Texas and I am so proud to forever be a Bobcat.