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    Gingham and Bows (Blogiversary and Birthday)

    Photos by Ale Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    Leather Saddle Bag (Similar here and here)
    Zara Gingham Blouse (Sold out, similar here)
    Asos High Waist Trousers (Old, similar here and here)
    Every year for Christmas, my sisters and I put together a wish list to make the shopping process easier for ourselves. I kept my list pretty vague this year so I didn’t know what kind of gifts to expect, but I think my sister Sarah completely nailed my style with this gingham top from Zara. I love the oversize fit, puffy sleeves, and the bows at the wrist. It’s also one of those pieces that makes you look like you tried without having to put in too much effort. I wore it here with high waist trousers, but I think it will also be a fun piece to wear with a flared skater skirt or shorts for a more casual look.
    High Waisted Trousers
    Mac X Selena 'Como La Flor' Lipstick
    Gingham Blouse
    High Waist Trousers
    This post is special because I’m celebrating both my 3-year blogiversary (it just passed on Jan 14th) and 28th Birthday (Jan 19th). I started this project of mine a few days before my 25th birthday as a way to deal with my “quarter-life crisis.” It was during a time when all my friends were moving away and moving forward with their careers. As a result of the changes happening around me, I felt really down and stuck. This space provided me an outlet to explore my interests and channel my creativity. It also gave me the opportunity to work through some of the anxiety I was feeling.
    I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t have those moments when I think about quitting this blog. However, the pros of maintaining this blog always outweigh the cons. I like being part of the blogging community and connecting with other people with similar interests. I also love being able to see how much I have changed and grown over time.
    Now, when it comes to my 28th birthday, I definitely have moments when I don’t feel that excited. I just want to be at a point where I feel stable and like I’ve figured things out. That sort of anxiety usually causes me to make impulse decisions like moving to a different state and chopping off all my hair. Therefore, I hope to at least be able to learn to manage those urges and be less restless in the upcoming year.
    To end this post, thank you for following my journey these past few years. I truly mean it when I say that this community definitely makes working on this blog worthwhile.
    xoxo,
    Helen

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    Periwinkle Sweater

    Photos by Sarah Veyna
    Outfit Details:
    Ruche Necklace (Similar)
    H&M Sweater (Similar)
    Asos High-waisted Trousers (Similar)
    Madewell Loafers (Similar here and here)
    We’ve been enjoying cooler temperatures these past few weeks, so I’ve had the opportunity to break out some of my clothes that I usually don’t get to wear, such as this periwinkle sweater. I love the lavender blue shade, and I also like that it’s a top that I can wear with pretty much anything. As versatile as this sweater is, I probably won’t get to wear it again until next winter since the weather is supposed to be over 100 degrees by next week. It’s getting to be that time of year where I basically live in shorts, tanks, and loose dresses.
    I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I went to Disneyland with my sister and friend Dana, and that was pretty fun. I actually shot these photos about two weeks ago, which came in handy since I didn’t have the time or energy to take photos this weekend. I’ve realized that I like having the time to sit on my photos for a while instead of rushing to put together a post at the last minute. I’m going to try to be a bit more organized when it comes to this blog and plan ahead, so that I can work at  more leisurely pace and feature more diverse posts. I’ve been mostly focusing on outfits lately, since that’s easier to do when I’m in a crunch for time, but I want to get back to featuring more DIY tutorials and recipes on the blog. I already have some ideas for projects, but please let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts.
    xoxo,
    Helen
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    Classic Black And White

    Photos by Alejandra Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    ASOS Blazer in Boucle
    ASOS High-Waisted Trousers
    ASOS Tank in Lilac (Old)
    Madewell Stacked-Heel Loafer in High Shine

    Last week was one of those that had me yearning for the weekend; it was a tough week in terms of work and my personal life, and I couldn’t help but feel anxious all the time. I just really needed time to myself so that I could rest and collect my thoughts.
    I would say that my outfit this weekend reflected my mood. All that I wanted to do was get some rest and relaxation in, and not have to worry about anything. Black and white are simple and classic colors that are perfect to wear when you just want to feel comfortable and don’t want to put too much thought into your outfit. There’s also something about wearing black and white that always makes me feel like I have some sort of stability and balance in my life, which is exactly what I needed.

    Aside from having time to wind down, what I really enjoyed about this weekend was that I got to spend some time bonding with my siblings. We didn’t do much, but it’s just nice when we can all get together and catch up or watch an episode of Scandal (I mean, who wears black and white better than Olivia Pope?). I have two younger sisters named Alejandra and Sarah, and a little brother named David. Even though my family can be a bit crazy at times, I am so close with my brother and sisters that I could never imagine things being any other way. 
    I must say that I feel rejuvenated after this weekend, and I’m crossing my fingers that this week will be much better than the last. The great thing about the beginning of the week is that it’s an opportunity to get a fresh start. So, here’s to new beginnings!
    As always, I am extremely grateful to all of you for stopping by my blog and I really hope that you enjoyed reading it.  Please feel free to comment. I’d really love to hear from you!
    Much Love,
    Helen Grace