Things Are Looking Up

Turtleneck- Forever 21 
Sweater Cardigan- Forever 21 
Jeans- Forever 21 
Ankle Boots- Forever 21 

Hello all! It's been a while but the last couple weeks have been crazy. I was hired at one of my favorite places on earth right after the new year. I left a job that was a bit toxic and now I am able to balance my life a little better. Tennis season is right around the corner and I'm still waiting for my clearance from my neurologist. After that, I get to hit the courts within a couple weeks in time for our spring season! 

With my new job, I'll be able to keep up my coffee addiction and balance my schoolwork. Exciting things are coming!!

With love, 

Carmen xx 

2017 Summed Up

Happy New Year! 2017 was definitely a year that I will never forget. The year started off well and I managed to get through my second semester of college. I had a great summer and got to spend it with my favorite person in the world. I started my sophomore year of college and decided on my major. When September hit, my life changed a bit after a car accident. I spent the rest of the year living with a concussion and waiting for the day I could be concussion free. Unfortunately, I started off the new year with a concussion that I can't seem to shake. 

I know that my life has altered a bit but I could not make it through the year without my family, my boyfriend, and the best friends I could ever ask for. My family has been with me for every neurologist appointment and has dealt with me complaining about my headache all of the time. My friends have been some of my biggest supporters during this long and agonizing journey. I can't thank my boyfriend enough for helping me get through this hard time and helping me start up this blog again. I can just wish for a speedy recovery in 2018. 

2018, please be good to me. 

With love,

Carmen xx

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Dog Lovers

Hello all! I'm back today with a quick post featuring one of my favorite mugs. I purchased this mug that says, "Home is where the dog is," from a local pet boutique. I featured my dog, Dallas, in this post because this mug definitely applies to me. One of my favorite things about this mug is that it has the shape of my home state on it. This mug is definitely a go-to gift for of your friends that are dog lovers! 

I shopped around on Etsy and found a mug that is somewhat similar to the mug pictured above. You can find that mug here. 

I'll be back with another holiday gift guide post tomorrow!

Carmen xx

Sweater Weather

Sweater- Forever 21 
Jeans- H&M 
Boots- H&M 

Finals are over and I'm able to come back to blogging. This semester has been pretty intense and I am glad that its over. These pictures were taken in November but I never got around to uploading them. North Carolina has officially experienced the first snow of the season and this sweater is definitely my favorite clothing item. I feel the need to purchase more sweaters and they may be a good or a bad thing. I plan on working on a holiday gift guide this week because the snow has gotten me into the holiday spirit. Have a good day!

Carmen x

The Beginning of the Holiday Season

Top- Forever 21 
Cardigan- Forever 21 
Leggings- Forever 21 
Ankle Boots- H&M 

Hello, it has definitely been a little while since my last post. I'm currently in my sophomore year of college and I've been all over the place. My college campus is part of a historic district which offers the best background which offers the best picture taking opportunities. The holiday season is approaching and I am so excited about the Christmas posts. I hope to post as often as possible.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Americans!


Carmen xx

Hi guys! It's been quite a long time since my last post but I promise I'm back for good. I move out in a little over two weeks and start my college career in three weeks. Life has been crazy and I've been through a lot recently.

I plan on taking outfit posts while I'm in college and will try to do them on a weekly basis. For now, here's a look from the beginning of the summer.

White Top- Crown & Ivy
Kimono- Francesca's 
Black shorts- Forever 21 
Black Sandals- Jack Rogers


Top- Forever 21
Shorts- Forever 21 

A lot of you may know that I recently flew to Houston alone. I've never been in an airplane before and this trip was a really nerve wracking experience.  It was all very surreal and Houston is so much different than where I live. There's so many malls and places to eat. I don't want to really bore you with all of the things I did while in Houston. 

That trip was a month ago and I miss Houston so much. Anyways, some of you may have recognized these shorts from a post I did over a year ago and I apologize for recreating a similar outfit. By the way, my blog turns a year old on the 23rd and I'm so excited! Do you guys have any ideas on what I could do to celebrate it?