Like a seven layer dip

Like a seven layer dip

Heyo,

We have all made it through the first full week of 2019. Go ahead, pat yourself on the back. You deserve it, honey. Hopefully this week has been full of greatness and you have been kicking ass & taking names.. and if that hasn’t happened.. maybe 2020 is your year. πŸ˜‰ just kidding, you’ve got plenty of time to get your life together.

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The even better news about the beginning of the year is the fact that we can now start counting down the days until it is finally warm again. If I didn’t live in Reno, I could confidently say that it will get warmer day by day until it is finally summer, but Reno likes to throw that late April snowstorm curveball that I can never quite get behind. I like the cold, don’t get me wrong.. I mean no inner thigh chafing since I can wear pants, closed toe shoes help my poor circulation-ridden toes stay warm, and big cozy sweaters that make you feel like the cool girl from the pajama commercial (are these actually a thing?) But ya girl can really appreciate some 70 degree weather.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Ruffle Sweater (similar) | Dress | Boots |Purse

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I am getting ahead of myself here, because as we can all see.. it isn’t warm. Like at all. But here’s the crazy thing about retail stores – they are already packing their shelves with short shorts and mini dresses. And if you’re anything like me, that money (like 6 dollars in my case) is burning a hole in your pocket and you MUST shop. So I am going to tell you right here, right now to buy that spaghetti strap dress, but don’t just throw it in your closet to be worn once it is finally warm.. wear it now!

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The best thing about clothes is that they can be layered. Although I wouldn’t suggest the exact pieces she used, we could all take a little advice from my niece, Harper. Her movie-going outfit the other day included a shirt, swimsuit coverup, sweatshirt and then a jacket. Best fashion statement I’ve ever witnessed? No. But did she look fly as helllll and seemed to be a genius for finding another use for that towel-like coverup you thought she couldn’t wear in winter? Yupp. The moral of the story is that I really really think you should combine your winter and summer wardrobes for the next couple of months to get the best bang for your buck.

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Try a long sleeve under a dress, some tights under a miniskirt, or a cardigan over a tank top. The options are endless.. but probably avoid the swim coverups until you’re somewhere near water. Here are some cute picks that are perfect for layering. πŸ™‚

Whatever you wear – own it, work it, look good in it. Chat soon (since it is only the 11th, so I can’t give up on my two posts per week resolution already)

Xo, Ciera

Just call me the comeback kid

Just call me the comeback kid

Well hello there,

HAPPY NEW YEAR PUNKIN BEARS!

I am finally back from the longest hiatus in what seemed like the history of ever. School got the best of me at the end of last semester (still got a 3.9 though so don’t you worry) and honestly writing blogposts sounded much less comforting than a couple hours of sleep. However, that’s beside the point now because I am back, and better than ever, babay. It feels a little weird coming back to write a blogpost, almost like I am starting over… but no better time to get a fresh start than now!

So obvi with the grand festivities of New Years Eve, comes the New Years Day giddy up. The first day of the year brings a new beginning and marks 1 of 365 in your life book (there are so many other clichΓ©s I could list here, but I will save us all the despair). So unless you ended up in jail on December 31st from going just a little too hard (which if you did, that is super cool that you are using your internet time to read my blog, ILY so much), you really have no excuse to make a change for the better.. So girls and boys, let’s talk resolutions.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Dress | Shoes | Clutch

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I am a major resolutioner (new year, same me.. making up words on the daily). And first on my resolution list should probably be to use less parenthesis in blogposts, but we will revisit that at another time. Whether you believe in the power of January 1st or not, setting goals is never seen as a bad thing. This new year celebration just gives you the perfect excuse to really hunker down and get to work. My advice to you is to set small goals, then big goals, then even gosh dang bigger goals than the ones you set before. And I would like to point out that no resolution is dumb (unless it is something like you want to experience getting attacked by an alligator.. that is just plain stupid).

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So in the spirit of you categorizing, prioritizing, and altogether just improving your life, I am going to share a few of my resolutions with you. πŸ™‚ Here’s hoping you all hold me accountable because ya girl needs the support.

  1. Write and publish AT LEAST two (yes, I said 2) blogposts each week. I will stick to this gosh dangit.
  2. Build my booty. I’m not really thinking Kardashian status, but you better believe I am going to squat and deadlift my way to a little more junk in the trunk.
  3. Be nicer to myself. It’s not always easy to be your own biggest fan and some days I will admit that I am much harder on myself than I should be.. but I am gonna be the nicest girl I have ever met.
  4. Be kinder to everyone for that matter. You know the saying, “throw kindness around like confetti”? Well guess what, I am going to straight up deck you in the face (nicely) with kindness confetti. We could all use a little more kindness. πŸ™‚
  5. Do one pull up.. yupp, you guessed it, still can’t do a pullup. Better luck this year.
  6. GRADUATE COLLEGE . OMG YES IT’S HAPPENING, PEOPLE.
  7. Get an internship – so if you know anyone in need of an addiction treatment services intern, hit a girl up. πŸ™‚
  8. Not eat peanut butter for every meal. Like not joking either.
  9. Have a sorta kinda semblance of some chiseled abs.. not like a 6-pack, but the kind of abs where if you squint both eyes, spin around 4 times, and blink really fast.. then you’ll see them.
  10. Last but not least, be the sassiest, kindest, funniest, and most well-dressed version of myself for the coming year.

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These aren’t all of my resolutions, but a girl can only reveal so many secrets about herself. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I hope that 2019 is the best year yet and everything you set out for it to be. Make those resolutions, change for the better, and let’s hope I get less sappy by my next post. Thanks for coming back and reading once again, friends. Love you so much. <3

Xo, Ciera

I can feel the carpal tunnel already

I can feel the carpal tunnel already

Hi again!

We have made it to hump day, and of course the final day to run around like a crazy person collecting 20 pound birds and absurd amounts of dinner rolls. The craziest part to me is that Thanksgiving is such a quick holiday. One day of excess eating and then Christmas starts in full force with shopping, candy cane eating, and SANTA! I have always wondered who thought it would be a good idea for bulk shopping the day after Thanksgiving.. the bloat is real.

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Hat | Cami | Similar Cami | Cardigan | Similar Jeans | Booties

Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

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But the best part about that is you can completely avoid the terrible fitting room experiences by hunkering down in front of your computer and doing some diligent online shopping. Then your purchases take a few days to get here, and by then you have worked off a majority of your feast and everything looks way cuter.. trust me. πŸ™‚

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The scariest part about online shopping though is there is a whole world out there, and even a dark web (avoid that). So to save you from the pains of regret, anger, and possible carpal tunnel syndrome, I will guide you through the best of the online sales you will ever need to see.

THE GOOD GOOD

Gymshark – up to 70% off ALL of their inventory

Levi’s – 40% off sitewide & free shipping with code ‘INDIGO’ (ends 11/26)

Urban Outfitters – BOGO 50% off sitewide (ends 11/23)

Topshop -up to 50% off selected lines (ends 11/26)

Nasty Gal – 60% off everything

Once we get through cyber week in one piece I will also make sure I keep the deals a comin’ and get on my gift guides ASAP. I promise not to leave you hanging this holiday season and will be your go-to for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER. You won’t even be able to go onto the internet and attempt to shop without thinking about my shining face.. you’re welcome.

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So anyway, Happy Thanksgiving again! Enjoy your time with family and have the best of weekends. πŸ™‚ Shop, shop, shop my friends!

Xo, Ciera