The 10 Pairs of Shoes That Every Girl Needs to Have

No outfit is complete without a smile…or shoes.

The older I get the more I realize the need to have staples in my wardrobe. It’s not about following the trends, but using the universally flattering clothing that generations upon generations of women have discovered and making them into amazing outfits. And the same goes for your feet.

I have lots of shoes in my closet, but there are about 10 pairs that I wear over and over again until they need to be replaced. These 10 are going to last the span of time because they go with the change of trends and the everchanging demands of fashion. Whether it’s dressing up for a gala or dressing down for a barbecue, if you’re getting dressed for something your go-to shoe is on this list. Next time you go shopping make sure you have each of these 10 so you’re never standing in front of the mirror with two shoes saying, “But, neither one works.”

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Jobs I Would Succeed At (So Hire Me)

As I sit in my papasan chair wearing sweats and eating ravioli with my college degree sitting beside me, I realize I am now in the job market.

Getting a job is easier said than done, as you all know, and as I begin searching for something to help utilize and grow my skills, I’m realizing that all the jobs I want are not available. I’m plenty qualified in my own mind, but the jobs that are for me just aren’t a thing.

Below I have a made a list of jobs I would do amazing at, yet are unavailable: Continue reading

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Favourites Friday #39

As July draws to a close and we watch the days turn hot and the nights turn long (seriously, does anyone fall asleep before midnight anymore?) I find myself in a little slump. I’m exhausted by 3 o’clock, my appearance is whack, and I find myself monotonous with work.


My goal this week was to focus on things that made my life crummy, such as the aforementioned above. This Favourites Friday focuses on the things this week that brought a smile to my face, made long days of work worth it, and kept me from looking like a homeless bum walking into a business. It’s truly been a week, but with everything below, I made it work.

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What to Bring to the Dorms, As Told By a Survivor

As I begin my journey of leaving school and searching for my first adult apartment, there are 18 year olds across the world getting ready to move into a 2×2 room in the dorms.

college dorm room decorations:

Moving into the dorms is one of those things that is a rite of passage and a pain in the bum. My own dorm could barely fit more than the two beds and I had to inhabit it with another person. But that’s not to say it wasn’t great! From fitting half my hall in my room to gossip at midnight, to epic fort building competitions in the lounge, to making friends that I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of, my dorm experience was amazing. Even if it was in a room smaller than my apartment’s kitchen.

Now that I’ve survived the dorms (and lived to tell the tale) I thought I would share my wisdom on what I found to be the things you’ll definitely need for move-in day, and some things that are only going to weigh you down. After nine months of living in Bean West, this girl is the queen of what goes in – and what should stay out – of the dorms. Continue reading

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Favourites Friday #38

When life is a little too much, how do you deal?

Recently the list of everything I’ve had going on has gotten kind of long. Don’t believe me? Let me make you a list:

  1. Finishing up school
  2. Working my day job
  3. Starting a new business
  4. Doing my side job of being a virtual assistant
  5. Running this blog
  6. Practicing for my drive test
  7. Finding somewhere to live in a month
  8. Maintaining social relationships

That’s a lot! But even when things are this insane, I know there are certain things that keep me sane in the face of stress. And this week, that’s what I’m celebrating.

This week’s Favourites Friday is about everything this week that has kept me in the right mind and not bogged down with stress. Thank goodness for these things!

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