Leopard Shift Dress

It’s hard editing these pictures and putting these posts together now that I am back in Rexburg. I just miss the Sacramento sun so much! I literally drove my car for 15 seconds to the mailbox the other day because I didn’t want to try and cross my apartment complex that is currently covered in a thick sheet of ice. Lazy or genius? I say the second ūüėČ

Spring time is almost upon us and this dress is perfect for spring and summer! It is made of a super lightweight fabric that won’t be too heavy when the temperature starts to heat up. I am a sucker for leopard print so I knew this dress would be perfect! I wanted to add a little something to give it more shape and this belt adds a great touch, not too skinny but not too thick either. ¬†I am a firm believer that a belt can help any outfit look amazing! If you haven’t heard of JunieBlake before you need to click the link below! My friend Jules sells their modest clothes and can hook you up! They also make little girl clothes too which are adorable. Check out her page below!

oxox Sydney

Dress: c/o JUNIEblake with Jules | Belt: Similar | Shoes: Similar

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LYTE Planner

New year new you, right? I am so ready for the start of a new year!  Last semester I feel like I really got off track with my goals and am getting back to the place that I want to be.  I have tons of goals this year. Work out, eat healthy, journal, read my scriptures and pray more consistently, plan meals, and so many more things that I want to work on!

One of my biggest goals this year is to write things out and be a better planner. ¬†For me writing things down and making lists is so important because it keeps me accountable and organized! Plus, being able to mark things off on my lists makes me feel so good too. One of my new favorite tools to help me be better about this is my¬†LYTE planner, AKA my new bff. This planner has it all. One of its many amazing qualities is that each page is dedicated to a full day so I don’t feel like I have to skip writing things down because I don’t have enough space. I get to write down the tasks that I need to accomplish that day along with all of my homework assignments and still have room for more. Plus there also is a section for the meal plan for each day which is another big goal of mine! Another really special part of this planner is that it is all goal oriented and about “finding your truth.” I love this quote from their website that really sums up what sets their planners apart:

“The LYTE Planner is about defining who you truly want to be and how you really want to spend your time and building your life and schedule around those answers. The LYTE Planner starts with the “Truth Resolution” letter where you define who you want to be and what you want your year to look like. The LYTE Planner is also full of “Truth Prompts” which are one-of-a-kind journal pages that exist to help you nail down answers to the harder questions and prioritize the people and things that matter most to you. Each day in the LYTE Planner also starts with a “Truth Focus” which is there to keep you centered and focused every day no matter how crazy your schedule may get! Finally, the LYTE Planner has extras like a “Bucket List” and “Goals” sheet to keep you dreaming, discovering, and doing! More than anything, the LYTE Planner encourages you to live from your place of truth so you can create a life that you’re truly proud of.”

Who doesn’t want to live a life they love and are proud of?! I know that I do! And sometimes when we don’t feel like we are doing super great that can be hard and cause us to lose motivation (that was me the last couple of months!). ¬†But I know from experience that when we are doing the things that we are supposed to, when we are writing down our goals and dreams and working towards accomplishing them, that we are going to feel good about ourselves and have that motivation to keep going. ¬†The times that I have felt down¬†about myself have been the times when I have not been doing the things that I should be doing and I lost sight of the woman that I want to be. ¬†I wasn’t staying organized or working out or eating healthy. ¬†But when I made the choice to change the things that I wanted to change (like going to the gym and plan out healthy meals) I have felt so much better and had more motivation to set new goals.

I know that we all have goals and dreams and things that we want to accomplish. I also know that when we write these things down and look at them daily that we can really work towards them and accomplish whatever we put our minds to! Because we all want live our own truths everyday.

*LYTE planners are now on sale for only $32. Trust me, you will not regret buying this! We can all work on our goals and plan together ūüėČ

Planner and Accessories: c/o LYTE

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Mauve

Happy Monday! Less than a week until Christmas! I have to admit that Christmas came for Houston and I a little early this year…we did a mini Christmas with just us yesterday before we make the drive to Sacramento to spend some time with our families. I really just could not wait any longer because I knew what was on my Christmas list and was just so eager to get it! It was a fun day, and even better now that we have a small break in-between semesters!¬† Continue reading “Mauve”

Dark Days

Winter is here and we have entered into what I fondly refer to as “the dark days” because I am not a snow lover (I probably mention this about 3 times a day) and when I can’t wear jeans and a t-shirt outside it is not good! Today’s look is a really cute, low key look that anyone can rock when it’s cold. ¬†I love this plaid shirt because it is short sleeved! So perfect for the summer (but waayyyy too cold to show you right now!) And of course I have to rock the moto jeggings again because they are the best. ¬†And these black ones are so great! As always details are below. Continue reading “Dark Days”

Into The Woods

Houston and I did a little exploring over the weekend and found this fun spot near where he worked for a bit! I was a little afraid that this table was A. going to break, or B. there was something that was going to crawl out of the crevices and I do not do very well with creepy crawly things. ¬†But all was well and I sat at the very furthest corner that I could. What a fun place to go though, it was so peaceful and I love being able to step away and not be around others people. ¬†That sounds a little anti social… but you know what I mean! Continue reading “Into The Woods”

The Pink Maxi

I am so so so lucky to be able to do what I love and to be able to work with so many amazing people! I seriously love being able to meet new people and work with them, and love it even more when these collaborations are just magical. I was able to collaborate with MauLoa Floral Design and Emily Russel Photography to make this photo magic happen and it is safe to say I am totally obsessed with this shoot! It came out so dreamy and beautiful, I wish I could do this everyday!¬† Continue reading “The Pink Maxi”

Sparkle and Shine

I have been MIA but it’s for a good reason! Houston and I have finally moved into our new apartment! We have known we were going to be moving for a while but when it finally creeps up on you things just get so crazy and hectic no matter how much you try to prepare. ¬†Needless to say having to work and go to class and clean the old apartment and move into the new one made for a hectic day. It was bittersweet saying goodbye to our first apartment together but we have been wanting an apartment that was not as expensive so this one was an answer to our prayers. ¬†Can’t wait to get to decorating and organizing more, the best part of moving somewhere new! Continue reading “Sparkle and Shine”

Give Me Some Pleats

Fun Fact: This is one of my favorite colors to wear! Another fun fact: I deeply regretted painting my room this color when I was in my “I want a beach themed room” phase. ¬†Not at first of course but once I got older I was not as into it! ¬†Regardless looking at this color everyday did not put a damper on my love for wearing it. ¬† Continue reading “Give Me Some Pleats”

Cut It Out

Hello Lovelies! I hope that everything is going super well for this Monday! I know that at the start of the week I always try to have the best day so my week can go smoothly (I try to do that at least!). ¬†Today’s look is tapping into one of the biggest trends right now – the cut out neckline.¬† Continue reading “Cut It Out”