Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Taste of Summer

 It's been pretty warm in Seattle and everyone is in a better mood. I'm thrilled to see the sun since I'm a California girl at heart. And Seattle's leaves looks even more green with the sun rays on it.
I don't often wear dresses without tights because I don't think it's flattering on my body type. I feel a bit jiggly…without the security of my long black sheer, footsie pants. I also haven't been able to live without my "leather" jacket. It's been the perfect touch to my outfits lately.
xoxo, Debby

Jacket, Boots- H&M | Dress - Thrifted
P.S. Sorry I haven't been posting! I've been extremely busy with starting a new job (find out where on my Instagram) and school. Blogging in itself is already a heavy load so please forgive with me!

Friday, April 11, 2014

20th Birthday Celebration Part II

 Towards the end of my Spring Break, my family wanted to celebrate my birthday. It was a small and simple event that made me feel incredibly special. 
 Derp face while cutting ze cake.
 It's crazy how fast we actually grow up! I remember just praying to rush through middle school to get into high school. Words of Wisdom: "Never rush life kids because time won't stop for you anyway."
I usually would never talk about my family because I like to keep that part of my life private. But these are my supporters, best friends forever, and the greatest teachers. These two love muffins are my parents. Now to address some obvious questions: YES, I'm adopted & YES, there's a huge age gap. But I wouldn't have it any other way because they are the greatest gift God has given me. I'm forever grateful for them and the beautiful life they've given me. I love you mom & dad.
xoxo, Debby

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Happy Monday!" | Self Acceptance

I started this new series on my youtube channel called "Happy Monday!"where I discuss ideas, stories, advice, etc. on happiness and wellness. I wanted to do this for a very long time but didn't know how then one day I realized that I could use my platforms to share my truth. I hope that whoever is reading can feel some form of comfort and since of happiness through this series!

This is a huge concept to grasp, even for me. Although I am much more confident than when I was 14, I still struggle to accept myself on a daily basis. But I had to remind myself that everyone struggles with this! I'm not the only human being cursed with hating my body or believing that I'm stupid. 
After a very long struggle, I do not hate my body, or anything else about myself for that matter. I simply accept the things that make me who I am. Some tips that I have helped me get started on the journey of self acceptance are three key things: 1. list only things you like/love about yourself  2. improve the things you don't  3. and accept the rest.
1. List Only Things You Like/Love About Yourself
Let's be honest…you don't actually hate yourself or you wouldn't be where you are today. You wouldn't have cared about your grades, or combing your hair, or allowing yourself to just laugh. Even though it can be hard to admit it, especially those who suffer from self-hatred, you at least like yourself. With that being said, write down 12 things that you like about yourself and a brief explanation why.

2. Improve the Things You Don't
Anything that you don't like about yourself fix it! I know that you probably think you have a long list of things that you don't like about yourself but ask yourself this: how long would my list be if I was forced to change them all? Exactly! So set small goals for yourself to change one thing about yourself day by day. Don't set too high or too many goals or you may get discouraged! Now, if its body image issues like I had just begin by working out. Or if it is a personality trait that really peeves you, simply focus your energy on other things!

3. Accept the Rest
This can be kind of hard but accept the things that you cannot change! I cannot stress this enough but understand that certain qualities about yourself make you, YOU! So why would you want to be similar to someone else? In 8th grade, I was extremely insecure with my body and wanted to look good but was to lazy to exercise. I started learning a lot about fashion and makeup to find ways that would enhance the things that I liked about myself. Fast forward to this present moment, I'm here talking to you on my fashion blog! How crazy!? Something that I was extremely insecure about lead me to my passion.

I hope that I was able to help at least one person get through today. Let me now what you guys think of this new series. And I hope you all have a happy monday!

xoxo, Debby
P.S. Make sure you watch my last Happy Monday! video about "How To Get Happy QUICK!"
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Little Glam

I haven't blogged in well over a week and I feel empty. Blogging has become a huge part of my life and I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of it. From styling outfits (yes, I actually wear these outfits in public), lugging my dslr around, begging asking my friends to take photos of me, and posting on Instagram about what's happening in my life. It's a lot of work and time consuming but fashion is my life
Coat- Thrifted | Top, Watch- Cotton On | Pants- H&M | Shoes- UO

I''ve been loving these shoes that I got on sale from Urban, they are absolutely to die for! I'm such a boot girl and they are so comfortable due to the slight heel and cutouts. It's always a good thing to have some ventilation on your toes, especially in the summer time. 
xoxo, Debby