Being 5’1″, I never thought I’d see the day where a midi skirt ended up in my closet. I’ve always thought it was an awkward place for a skirt to end, and that it was only a flattering look on those 5’9″ and up. Well, surprise, surprise…I was wrong. Society is always telling women what to wear. Short women shouldn’t wear this, tall women shouldn’t wear that…yada yada. The best thing you can do for yourself is to wear what you feel comfortable wearing. We tend to judge ourselves a lot harsher than the people around us do, so if you’re…

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The warmer the weather gets, the less makeup I wear. Minimal makeup can look very fresh, so that could be why. Or maybe it’s just because there’s no use in applying a lot just to sweat it all off by the end of the day. Either way, you won’t catch me in front of the mirror for longer than 10 minutes over the summer. Normally, I just like to apply a light gloss to the lips, but sometimes when I’m feeling frisky I reach for one of my bolder lipsticks and pair it with my very minimal eye makeup. Contrast is…

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Physical exercise and I haven’t always had the most stable relationship. Of course I have always been the disloyal one; I would go through phases where I exercised consistently, but I also went through phases where I didn’t exercise at all. It can be tough and disheartening to find a workout regimen that works for you, but it’s possible and necessary. Here are some things I’ve personally learned on my roller coaster ride with exercise. Doing something is better than doing nothing. While you will see the best results by being consistent and pushing yourself, it’s better to make small conscious efforts…

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We are all familiar with the saying “The grass is always greener on the other side.”  Of course in plain terms it means you want what you don’t have. As humans, we are always wondering “What if?“ and placing ourselves in imaginary scenarios that we hope one day will come true. Through our childhoods and even through adolescence, I think a majority of us go through a phase where we’re a little selfish and ungrateful. As we get older, we become more appreciative of the opportunities we receive and the things we have. Yet life is in a constant state of evolution; with…

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Summer is rapidly approaching (though with this hot weather it feels like it has already arrived), and that means a new list featuring some summery goals. As always, I continue to work on goals from previous months, but I also like to add new things to work on as I think of them. For the month of June, I want to: Learn how to crochet. My mom used to teach me how to crochet when I was younger to give me something to do over the summer besides watch TV and play video games. I was never really good at it, but I…

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