Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Hey boo boos,

Happy Thursday to you spicy mamacitas (and probably 1 or 2 men reading this, papcacitos). I started my first last day of school on Tuesday, and let me tell you.. it has felt like high school senior spring, but like 500 times more intense. How do they expect me to ever pay enough attention to graduate and become a contributing member of society?! And along with that point too, how did I forget about the fact that after I graduate college, I will have to be a full-blown big girl and do adult things?? I blame you all for not warning me. I mean really though, what is a girl to do these days?

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Now before you get any ideas based on the pictures in this post, I have zero intentions of entering any workforce requiring a camo uniform.. but that doesn’t mean ya girl doesn’t rock it from time to time. Okay, and by time to time I mean way more often than I should. But camo is reeeeeeal cute, so get used to it, honey buns.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Bodysuit (similar) | Pants | Booties (similar)

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So ya know, leopard has had its moment for quite sometime (like many moments), and I don’t see it making its exit anytime soon. However, if you are looking for a new pattern to throw in that handy dandy closet of yours, look no further than camouflage. And don’t you knock it before you try it. Once you get past the countless jokes about you not wearing ‘x’ garment of clothing since it is indeed camo (haha funny), it really only gets better from there.

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Not only will you look super trendy and cute, but you can also step into any forest and immediately run with the deer. Win, win. Am I right? All jokes aside though, there is a right and a wrong way to do camo. In some senses you can count it as a neutral, but layering different camos is not the business. Try pairing it with a striped top and don’t even get me started on how cute camouflage looks with a blush pink color. Whatever you do, avoid pairing camo with a pair of clunky boots for fear of looking like the newest cadet, or possibly a Bratz doll. Here are some of my favorite camo pieces to complete your closet although you may not be able to see them (see, not funny.. but get used to it)

Keep me in your thoughts to get a second post up this week so Hanna doesn’t personally choke me out. Okay, ily bye.

Xo, Ciera

 

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