2017 Recap: Fashion, Life and Everything Else You’ve Missed


2017 Recap: Here’s What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been a big year, so here’s a big ole’ recap. I started off the year doing freelance graphic design work from home and blogging on the side. I loved it—being able to do what I love in the comfort of my own home with my pup by my side. Sometimes, I’d go to the grocery store so that I could have something cooking for dinner when Ryan got home. At the time, I was so bored and I hated the fact that I didn’t have a steady income, so what did I do? I got a job, but not just any job…I got the job. I became the Creative Director of Ocala Magazine. I had no clue what I was in for. Read More

Fashion, Lifestyle

Cyber Monday, Sweater Weather and Deals

styelled_blog_fashion_lifestyle_beauty_style_blogger_topshop_forever_21_denim_skirt_striped_turtleneck_diff_eyewear_winter_style_fall_sweater_weather_over_the_knee_boots_10Top: F21 (Extra 30% off sale) | Skirt: TOPSHOP | Boots: F21 (similar, similar) | Sunnies: DIFF (Cyber Monday 30-50% off) | Lip: M.A.C. Velvet Teddy

Cyber Monday Deals!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving—I know I did! I usually dread holidays, but this year it was very laid back and fun. Ryan and I got up early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the dog show. After that, we got ready to go eat lunch at my dad’s house! We stayed for a while, and then got ready to go to my mom’s house for dinner. We played What Do You Meme with the whole family. Even Nannie (my grandma) enjoyed the game!

Aside from the weekend festivities, I went Black Friday shopping with my mom’s best friend Barb. We do it every year—it’s our little tradition. We went to a few local shops downtown and then we went to HomeGoods because we couldn’t skip out on that. Even though the stores were packed, we had a great time.

Now, let’s talk about Cyber Monday! Read More

Fashion, Lifestyle

Where I’m From, Camo is More Than a Trend

 styelled-blog-elle-elisabeth-forever-21-camo-shirt-dress-fall-fashion-nasty-gal-labradoodle-denim-jaket-distressed-01Dress: F21 (similar, similar) | Denim Jacket: NASTY GAL | Sneaks: ADIDAS | Pup: Winston the Labradoodle!

I’ve Had A Lot on My Mind Lately

Are any of you from a small town? If you’re reading this — I hope these words ring true to you as much as they do me.

Lately, I’ve felt defeated. Not only have I felt this defeat, but I’ve also felt grief. When I was a young girl, my mother always told me that, “no matter what, you must always…always be kind.” I used to just smile and go on with my day, but as I’ve grown older, I find myself repeating those very words almost everyday. Why would I think back on this one piece of advice my mother gave me? I have about a million to choose from, so why this one? It’s because she raised me to be so vulnerable, so kindhearted and so warm. Now that I’m an adult and on my own, I’ve realized that not everyone has a kind heart, true intentions and a genuine soul. I’ve been forced to face the harsh reality that is…people. They are mean, they will burn you and they will do everything they can to break your spirit. So, in this world full of snakes, I choose to be kind. I promise you, mom, I will always…always be kind. Read More