[NEW POEM]: Rock Bottom

She tries to be brave 

But she fails in the face 

Of the everyday danger she sees

 

 

She tries to be strong 

But things always go wrong

And she feels like it’s all her fault

 

 

She can only push so far 

Too fast

Not enough 

to last 

 

 

She wishes it were easier

But she knows it can be 

If she were better 

At everything 

 

 

People keep talking

She tries to listen 

She tries to do what she’s told 

But each move is like stepping through quicksand

 

 

Tears fall down her face

As she tries to pick herself up again 

She’s too scared to move 

She’s just rather sink 

to rock bottom 

where all her problems began 

 


Author’s note: Hi guys. I know it’s been long time, no post. I haven’t been inspired to write. But tonight I had a lot of emotions, and decided to put them into words in the form of a poem. It’s basically about how I’ve been feeling regarding job hunting and just life in general…trying to even do little things is immensely difficult. Maybe you can relate, maybe not. Either way, thanks for reading if you did. -K. 

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New Holiday Beauty Products

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love makeup. Like, oh my goodness, it’s great. And even greater are all the new makeup launches and products that have come out recently. These are wonderful for the holiday season, and with festivities like Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, it’s the perfect time to stock up on these fun items! Happy shopping! 🙂


 

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Fall Favorites 2017

I’ve been on Pinterest and on Instagram recently and there’s so many things that make me think of fall. Like it’s so much fun to look up new styles or discover new products that are perfect for fall time. I was majorly inspired by this blog post from one of my favorite duos Megan & Liz. They’ve been giving off major #FallGoal vibes — so I wanted to put together my own list of fall items to get in the swing of the season. So grab a PSL and take a seat & enjoy this blog post! -K.


 

Beauty

 

  • Cranberry lips
  • Coral cheeks
  • Red eyeshadow
  • Orange eyeshadow
  • Plum (anything really!)

  • Dark polish
  • Gold glitter accents

  • Ombre hair
  • Easy waves
  • Braided accents
  • Dark chocolate hair
  • Rose Gold or Red Accents

 

 

Fashion

 

  • Knit sweaters
  • Everything plaid
  • Chunky boots
  • Scarves

  • Boho layers
  • Comfy sweats and sweatshirts
  • Green or red accents
  • Mustard yellow or burnt orange 

    Miscallenous

  • Instagram shots of pumpkins, apple picking or Halloween costumes
  • Cozy nights in or football games with friends
  • Fall quotes
  • Fairy lights

  • Fall scented candles
  • Fall books
  • Snapping photos of the leaves changing, or classic #OOTD/#coffee pics
  • Fall-ish TV shows: Friday Night Lights (football season anyone?) and One Tree Hill (school drama + fun relationships + picture perfect North Carolina)
  • Movies like Murder in Greenwich or Practical Magic 

    Food & Drink

  • PSL
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Pecan anything
  • Apple cider

  • Hot cocoa
  • Traditional Thanksgiving food
  • Apple fritters
  • Creme pie
  • Pumpkin pie

Summertime Sadness 

YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. 🙌 Balance is key. Love this post by the lovely Jessica Tyler! Seriously, go check out her blog if you haven’t already because it’s so good.

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A friend sent me this quote a while ago, and I refer back to it often.


I think it’s safe to say that we are all our own worst critics. As I look at myself, or rather at my body in the mirror, I know this to be true.

One of my best friends that I hadn’t seen in a few months told me that it looked like I’ve lost some weight…if only it felt like that. I mean, maybe I have lost some weight, but my reality feels like everything I’ve drank and ate this summer has officially caught up to me. *Insert stress here.*

With our beloved, yet short summer, coming to an end (sad face x10), I couldn’t help but feel this overwhelming sense of anxiety – and no, not because of the changing weather – I really do love fall. My summertime sadness has everything to…

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Work Wear 

Being the dreamer that I am, I’ve often pictured what I’m going to wear at my first professional job. Plus I’ve always been fascinated with putting something so polished together. I think that the clothes you choose – especially for this occasion – say a lot about you. 

So below I’ve compiled some of my favorite work/office/professional outfits, along with a bonus hair & makeup idea! Enjoy & happy working! 👩🏻‍💻💼

Black & White 


It all depends on your office’s work code. So if you need to be more suit-like or business professional, then a pantsuit or blazer and trouser pant would work best. If you can have a little leeway, then I’d try out a skirt or an embellished blouse. Keeping the colors black and white help the outfit look put together and not distracting. Plus it’s classic for a reason. 


Neutrals 


I’m talking tan or brown, gold and bronze. Even gray or a super dark navy could qualify here. But pairing say, a black pant with a tan jacket or pinstriped shirt (like you see above) can take your look up a notch thanks to the pattern/texture. Still appropriate for the office, just a little bit cooler. 


Pops of color 


I’d save the pops of brighter color (or busier patterns) for an office that’s more creative or casual. But if you’re allowed to incorporate color into your office wardrobe, then I’d say go for it. It’s a great way to stand out, sport a signature style and showcase your personality. Red is often seen as a power color, while floral is very feminine and pretty. I myself may throw in some turquoise or an animal print, but that’s just me. 💁🏻😅

Hair and Makeup Idea 


•Stick to neutrals with makeup. Browns, tans, champagnes or golds. Or try a soft liner on the upper lashline for definition. Mascara and blush to finish. 

•Hair looks best when it’s polished. Try a low bun or a half up half down ‘do. A ponytail, higher or lower set always works. Be sure to set any updo with hairspray so it’ll stay all day. 

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” -Coco Chanel 

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Patience 

It was sunsets that 

taught me that beauty 

sometimes only lasts 

for a couple of moments, 

and it was sunrises that 

showed me that all it 

takes is patience to 

experience it all over 

again.

– A.J. Lawless, “Patience”


As I woke up this morning, I looked out at the sun, shining ever so brightly through my window. 


The curtains never fully closed last night. Nothing is ever really fully closed off, if you think about it. Not people, that’s for sure. You can hide all you want, but what you’re really wanting is to be found.  

Even though you’re engulfed by darkness, what you really crave is the light. 

And what I’ve noticed, at least about myself is: the more I push away, the more what I’m really trying to say is “I need [you] [this] [whatever it is]” 

And the further I fell away from what I love, the more I wanted it back. The more distant I grew from myself, the closer I wanted to hold it to my heart. 

Because it hurts to lose yourself. The pain is unbearable when you’re hurting. And it’s my own fault mostly…you know, I choose these things and keep going back around to my vices. Those demons haunt me, like ghosts of who I was. 

But I’ve also noticed that I have a choice in those pivotal moments. And in the past I’ve chosen to let myself succumb to the pressures. And I’ve given into my bad habits. 

But what if I too, acted like a sunset. Where I was able to stop myself from losing the beauty, or at least, try and preserve those good moments? 


Or a sunrise is perhaps a better metaphor. For I want to get that beauty back even after it’s faded. Because much like the sunset, the day does end and time does go on. And I can put those mistakes or bad thoughts away and let them pass through me like waves. 


I can let them wash over me and not drown. Instead tread the waters of my mind. And let myself learn something from it all. 

Then once the morning comes, much like the sunrise, I can see the beauty all over again. The light. The positivity. 

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. 

We fall, we rise, we repeat. We do this continually, just like the sun continues to set and rise again each morning. 

And I think I like that idea a lot. ✨

Lights & Colors 

“I love it. I hate it. And I can’t take it.” -Back to You, by Louis Tomilinson ft. Bebe Rexha 

I’m penning this post as we’re driving home from Sarasota. We had a night out, seeing a movie and going to dinner. It’s at these later moments of the night that my mind starts to wander off.


It wanders to the bright lights, the vivid colors, all blending together like some sort of watercolor. And it amazes me to see how these little things affect me. Much like I wish that the water would absorb into my very pores, I want to feel everything so intensely. I want to feel the heat, the cool, the in between. 
I want it to burn me. To feel like ice in my veins. I want those types of feelings, the kind that shake you and make you gasp. Those are the ones that leave a mark. That change you. 
Maybe I’m expecting too much from my surroundings or from myself, but are we really surprised? I’m not. I’ve always been one to aim high, too high for my own good. 
But that’s just because it’s easier to escape into something you imagine then deal with what’s real and right in front of you. It’s easy to be mesmerized; not so much to be stuck in more of the same. 
I think that’s why I love vacation(s) so much. It’s a chance to break out, to be free of the usual. The routines are stripped away and replaced with adventure. The stress melts away the second I hit that water. At least that’s what I’d like to believe.

 “One sip. One hit. One kiss. (bad for me). But I give in so easily.” -Weak by AJR 


  Because I remember those little moments where everything seems so clear. Like what I love and what I do. I loved the sunset over lido beach last night. And I loved being able to sink my feet into the sand, walking around and soaking up the sun. 


The ocean so blue, the heat so fierce. That’s all I focus in on. I don’t think of the insecurities, the worries, nothing else. Just the warmth and the happiness. But I don’t know if it fades or if the facade does. I sometimes don’t know if the happiness is real or not. 
If it’s not real, then it’s fake for my own sake. Like a mask I wear or a game I play. To see how long I can keep it up. It can be exciting, but only for so long. Then it becomes a dangerously thin line between who I am out here and who I am when the time comes to go home. Because vacations end, and maybe the lies will too.