Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows

I don’t have cable. It’s so expensive and I don’t think a lot of people around where I live even have cable. We have Hulu and Netflix. That’s really all I need, I don’t watch live sports unless I’m at my boyfriend’s house, or at a sports bar.

I’ve been binge watching on Netflix like I have all the time in the world lately. I procrastinate so much. To a point where it’s not funny. It’s like I actually like staying up until 2 am writing a 7 page essay. Why am I this mean to myself??

But this is all good news for you because of course, I have a list! I know, I can be annoying with my lists. But they help! At least that’s what my mom tells me.

  • Selling Sunset

This one is a bit newer, so there is only one season. But it’s so good! It’s about a real estate office in LA and all of the girls that work in the office. It’s billed as a ‘reality’ show, but it is definitely partly scripted. I mean, the Kardashians were partially scripted for a bit (maybe they still are? I haven’t watched that show in so long). But this show is making me want to go into real estate. And I worked in real estate (kinda social media stuff) and hated it! Maybe I need to move to LA and do reality there… I’m actually watching it right now. I can’t help it!

  • Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie tugs on your heart strings and is also very funny. I was really hesitant to actually watch this show and I have no clue why! You can watch it if you want to kinda pay attention or if you really need to zone out. I usually kept it on in the background while I’m doing homework or writing. You can kinda pick it up anywhere in the season and start watching, but there is also a plot line that flows.

  • New Girl

Okay, I am obsessed with this show. I keep it on all the time. I fall asleep to it, I eat with it on, I do homework with it on, I watch it even if it’s not in the back ground. I’ve rewatched these seasons twice (so far) and that doesn’t happen often. It’s about a teacher named Jessica Day that moves into a loft and has three guy roommates. It’s all about their friendship and the ups and downs of their life. It’s definitely a comedy but I am emotionally connected to the characters. I will cry when watching this.

Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC
  • The Office

Do I have to explain this one? It’s the office! It’s about an office and a ridiculous boss. By now you probably know if you like it or if you don’t. Just watch it. It’s so good.

  • Schitt’s Creek

Okay, they are actually filming their last season and I am really sad. Schitt’s Creek is a comedy about a rich family that literally loses everything and has to move to a small bum town. I am emotionally invested in these characters too, and I am very stressed out about this last season… I just want everyone to be happy! It’s very entertaining and there are so many funny little touches here and there. You actually end up rooting for the people you don’t think you would root for. One for the underdogs, am I right?

  • Gilmore Girls

Okay, this one is kind of generic too. Lorelai and Rory will always have a special place in my heart! Do I have to explain this one? It’s about a mother-daughter duo that has an amazing relationship. It’s funny, it’s emotional, it is a rollercoaster! There is a reason they came back with an additional season years later! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a binge!

  • Jane the Virgin

I was a bit hesitant to watch this one too. I watched a few episodes when it first came out and I wasn’t the biggest fan. But I decided to rewatch the series about a month ago, and I am so glad that I did. It’s so interesting and twisty I love it. It’s about Jane, who gets accidentally artificially inseminated (gross) and basically her life and relationships. It also has a novela twist and I love it! I love novelas but I don’t speak spanish and I don’t want to read the subtitles… so this is perfect for me!

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My Bougie Wishlist

We all wish that we had more money. Sometimes we pretend that we have more money than we actually do and walk around expensive shops. Or online shop on Chanels website without actually hitting the “purchase” button.

Okay, maybe it’s just me but still.

We all wish we had a little more money to spend on ourselves. It’s okay to admit it. Every once and a while I compile a list of everything I want, go to the cheapest item, and then I try to figure out ways I could buy it. I’ve never been able to buy anything but it gives me hope. Maybe a false sense of hope but it’s still hope.

The other day I was strolling through Neimans on a casual Tuesday afternoon, as a broke college student does, when my jaw dropped. I hadn’t window shopped in so long. It was like a whole new world. I felt so out of touch. SO incase you are feeling out of touch as well.. let me show you the light!

Class Ring’s Your Classmates won’t Have

I love jewelry. I don’t always wear it, but I LOVE IT. But when it came to getting a class ring in high school I knew I wouldn’t wear it. I didn’t and don’t want to be reminded of high school everyday. Plus they looked weird on my hands and they were severely overpriced.

So I kept chugging along looking at rings. THEN COLLEGE. I started browsing last semester (I’m a junior right now) and I slowly started to fall in love with alternative class rings, the only issue was that they were so hard to find! I searched for so stinking long. But now my issue is trying to narrow it down… I don’t know what is more difficult, searching for rings I like or narrowing them down. Geez, can you imagine how long I’m going to take to pick out an engagement ring?

DAVID YURMAN

I was so hesitant to look at David Yurman rings. I personally think most of their jewelry is a little too bulky and not my style. BUT their newer collections are so gorgeous! I put the ring on my finger and I fell in love. I’m assuming it’s the same feeling someone gets when they choose a wedding dress. I don’t know for sure but it felt so right on my finger!

SARAH CHLOE

I love a good signet ring, they are gorgeous and timeless. Personally, I wouldn’t want my university’s logo (is it called a crest?) is on a ring (there are a few exceptions, you’ll see). But I’d love to treat myself to a cute signet ring for graduation. It’s like a nice pat on my back, you know? I deserve it.

SAN JOSE JEWELERS

Sooo this is my logo/crest thing exception (besides a&m rings… those things are so beautiful). San Jose Jewelers have an amazing collection. Their rings are modern and just gorgeous. They look so new and fresh! I have been talking to people who own one of their rings and I haven’t heard one complaint. Well, the only complaint I hear is that they didn’t customize. Not really, a complaint, complaint, but you get it!

SO, what are y’all’s thoughts? Let me know if you have any more suggestions.. Which one is your favorite? I need help!

A Periwinkle Paradise

I am not usually not big on wearing blue, but I have been loving periwinkle lately. I am in the process of moving right now so I don’t have a lot of extra money in my budget (I mean, what college student does). But I can look, right?

I’ve been scrolling through Instagram a little bit more lately (finals procrastination) and I have been seeing pops of this color everywhere! I mean, hello to Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes. Also, can we talk about the puffy shoulder trend? I haven’t tried it, but I can’t wait to!

Personally, I’d pair these with light neutrals. Whites and creams. Maybe a black shoe or bag.. BUT I just love how this color pops with white! Also, it looks good on all skin tones. This color is just gorgeous!

Top 5 Places to Eat in Fort Worth

I love food. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I. Love.Food.

I’ve always liked to go to different restaurants and try new foods. Don’t get me wrong, I get in ruts, right now I’m in a taco rut (you’ll see). But for the most part, I love exploring new areas and new cuisines. But, I’m balling on a budget. I am a college student, what else do you expect? So, these are some budget-friendly options.

  • Torchys

I am obsessed with tacos. Torchys has an amazing menu and their margaritas are sooo good! As soon as I turned 21 I got a margarita and a Baja Shrimp taco. SO. STINKING. GOOD. The atmosphere is more sporty they have tv’s by the bar and they have an amazing deck that is attached to a small patch of grass, perfect if you have kids.

  • Velvet Taco

Velvet is the restaurant that made me fall in love with tacos. In high school, I would go once a week and get their Nashville Hot Tofu and eat my heart out. I don’t know how I afforded it, but it was amazing. They are more of a restaurant that you’d go to with a group of friends. They have good beer, tacos, and a great deck. This isn’t really a place to take little kids, not a lot of room for them to get their wiggles out, but it is an amazing place for a GNO. It’s also close to West 7th, like it’s walking distance. So you can grab a taco, margarita, and then bar hop with your friends.

  • Righteous Foods

Righteous is higher priced, but it’s still good. Not going to lie, I was nervous the first time I went in. It looks a little pretentious and I definitely did not fit in when wearing shorts and a baggy t-shirt with my makeup. BUT, the staff made me feel comfortable and they were very informative. They have healthier food and I swear it tastes amazing. I love taking my mom or grandpa here and sitting and talking, it’s so nice!

  • Tokyo Cafe

Tokyo is one of my all time favorite places to get sushi. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is so good. I always get their Volcano Roll and their Tok Fries (not sure how to actually spell the name of the fries, but I tried my best). I actually met the owner once while I was working and she is super sweet. I may use that as an excuse to eat there more often… The only thing is that it’s not as budget-friendly, but it is definitely worth the investment. It’s a really cute date spot, or even if you want to dress a little nicer and take cute pictures with your friends. There is a cute mural on the building next door and it’s perfect for taking pics.

  • Blue Sushi

Blue sushi is another fun hangout spot. You can go with girlfriends, or on a date. And the sushi is pretty good too. They have a huge fish tank in the middle of the restaurant and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s also close to West 7th if you want to go bar hopping after you grab a bite! I like to dress a bit nicer (aka wear real pants and maybe actually put on a bra) when I go, but that is totally up to you! I’ve been for lunch and people dress down, during dinner they typically wear real clothes.

How I Stay Sane

Let’s be real. Life is busy. Hella busy. Especially when you are in school. Life becomes HELLA busy. If you don’t balance work/school with your social life and your alone time properly, you will drown in an ocean of tears and paperwork. Trust me, I’ve been there. We all have to draw a line somewhere. Give yourself a social media detox, homework detox, or even a life detox! TREAT YO’ SELF.  It’s essential to staying sane in this world. Sometimes you even have to detox from something you love, like wine. Thankfully dry January is over and I can drink freely!

I have some go-to’s when I feel a mental breakdown coming on, or if I have. a few free hours. And to be honest, these things are life savers, I probably would have dropped out of school if I didn’t figure out how I can de-stress.

1.Watch a movie or a tv show.

Personally, I use this as a form of escapism. After school, I watch an episode of The Mindy Project or American Housewife and chill for an hour. It takes this weird weight off of my shoulders that I didn’t know what there. It gives your brain a second to chill out. Your brain is technically not a muscle, but you should treat it like one. When you take a break and watch something mindless, it is like taking a break between reps.

2. Write a to-do list (one long-term and one short-term)

I know it sounds crazy, writing two different to-do lists is a bit insane… BUT IT WORKS! I keep one daily or weekly to-do list (depending on how I feel) and one monthly to-do list. The daily/weekly to-do list helps me stay on top of homework and household chores, while the monthly list helps me keep an eye on the bigger picture (aka my new years eve resolutions).

3. Keep a planner on you at all times

I am a maniac, running around from one job to the next and to school and back… I need physically need a planner to let me know what job I am going to have to be at on what day and at what time. I even put when essays and homework are due. I highlight tests, birthdays, and pretty much anything major. It keeps this busy girl sane.

4.Keep a monthly layout

Again, I know I am an organization freak (if you saw my room or asked my mom… they would say otherwise). But keeping my planner on me along with having a desk layout helps me in so many ways. I keep everything major on my desk layout and mark it up with when I work and anything major. It helps give you an idea of what you need to get done now and what can wait. It also helps remind you to keep an eye out for a bday coming up in the next few weeks.

5.Give yourself at least one day off a week

I cannot stress this enough! Give yourself a day to sleep in, catch up on a book or tv show. This is another form of escapism I use. I try to steer clear of the news and anything argumentative for a day and chill out with my friends. Sometimes without my friends (we all need some alone time). I try not to think about class or work and I just spend a day at leisure. It is amazing. Personally, I try to do household chores during my day of leisure so I don’t feel like a complete bum, but hey, we all have our quirks.

6. Take your self out to eat

I love food. I am always on the hunt for an amazing restaurant. Sometimes you aren’t in the mood to talk to people, it happens. Or maybe no one is free and you really want to try out a new restaurant. Just take yourself out to eat. I have to be honest, I was so stressed out the first handful of time I went to a restaurant alone. But eventually, I felt okay putting my phone down and leaving myself to my thoughts. It’s actually very relaxing, I swear.

My Friday Favs

I’m backkk (kinda).

Let’s be real. Life is hard, and crap gets in the way. I’ll get into it in a later post, but for now… what’s up? How are you? I’ve been doing good. If you were wondering.

I figured I could come back with a basic blog post. I’ve been posting here and there, but not really in a solid way. SO I’m going to try to be better, and actually, post. Don’t hate me, don’t unsubscribe (please, I swear I’m funny and cool), just hang on for a second! Let me know what you would want to see!

-Witch Hazel

I’m kind of jumping on the bandwagon with this one, I’ll just go ahead and admit it right off the bat. But I just didn’t feel like buying it for the longest time. I finally bit the bullet over the summer and I do not regret it at all. It took me a while to use it regularly.  But once I did it changed my skin. I’ve had acne struggles (ish) for the past year or so. Like bad cystic breakouts. It’s awful, my skin literally hurt and was so swollen. But if I put this on daily and do a facial massage when I feel a breakout coming on, I’m golden.

-Ban.do Planners

Okay, I love planners. I usually buy two a year even though I know it covers the full year. I usually get bored and want a different design. But I am obsessed with this planner’s design. They pack them full of amazing designs and I love the layout. I’ve kept this planner for almost a year and I am not giving it up. It’s amazing. Also, their stickers make me so happy.

-Hydroflask

I know these are annoying and trendy. But I love my hydroflask. It keeps my water cool, I can leave it in my car on a summer day in Texas, and it’ll still be cool when I come back. It is bulky, but I personally don’t mind carrying it around. I prefer a bigger bottle so I can chug water whenever I want. Also, I put a bunch of cool stickers on mine. I’m cool.

-These New Balance Tennis Shoes

These shoes are the comfiest tennis shoes I have ever owned. I usually buy nike, but I wanted to switch it up a bit. So I bought these shoes two years ago not expecting too much. These shoes have lasted me so long, and they are still comfortable. I run, walk, work out, and nap (when I’m really tired I pass out on the couch without changing) in these shoes.

-Annie’s Mac and Cheese

I am a broke college student who is trying to save. I try to find cheap and good food to eat. Most of the time college students eat ramen noodles. BUT, I hate ramen. I’m sorry, I just don’t like it. But give me melted cheese, and I’m there. I love this mac and cheese. And I don’t know how healthy it really is, but since it’s Annie’s I feel like it’s moderately okay for me. Honestly, I don’t care. It’s really good.

Get The Look For Less

By now, you should know that I’m obsessed with NYFW (If you didn’t know… check out my last post here). I have been stalking Instagram and googling different looks, going crazy over all of the looks I’ve been looking at.

But lets face it. I can’t afford a $100 bag, much less a bag that’s worth $1,000. Maybe one day, but that day is definitely not going to be in the next week. So, for the time being I’ll scour Forever 21 and ASOS.

I am in love with this simple Jonathan Simkhai look. I have been looking at long trench coats and drooling ever since I got home from New York in early January. And those jeans… To be honest, I got pretty dang close to it this look. I’m so proud of myself. I love Forever 21 sometimes…

Top / Bottom / Shoes /Jacket / Belt

Friday Fav’s

Yah, I’m hopping on the trend. Well, actually it’s 11:30 pm and I just drank Dr. Pepper and I don’t want to study for Macro Econ. I’m a communication major okay?!

So while I’m on this caffeine high and can’t stop thinking, I might as well batch some blog posts. Might as well be kinda productive while I procrastinate. Am I right, or am I right?

1.Grape Seed Oil

Okay, this stuff is magic. I don’t have terrible skin, but we all have our days. I struggle with cystic acne and dryness every once and a while. I usually apply this one a week (I use to apply it every day… my skin was literally glowing) with my fingers before I put on creams at night. I wait 30 minutes to an hour for it to soak in and then I apply my night cream. It has worked wonders. It soothes, tightens and brightens. You can also use it to cook with, but I have never done that. I got windburn on the back of my hands last year (I didn’t even know that was a thing) around the same time a friend got windburn on her face. I applied the oil morning and night along with lotion and my hands healed within days, her face too two weeks to heal fully. I told you, it’s magic.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz for YEARS. When they came out with the Brow Definer, I literally laughed. The tip is huge, how could it make your brows look natural?! You’d be shocked. I just restocked and I am in love with this brow pencil. It is so easy to apply and it takes me half the time. If you are doubting this pencil, go into a Sephora and ask them to test it on you. You won’t regret it! Well, unless the person applying it sucks at doing eye brows, go to the girl with the best brows and ask her.

3. These Mom Jeans

I really didn’t think mom jeans would look good on me. I have a very awkward body and I typically have to wear skinny jeans. But these jeans are affordable (I use afterpay) and super cute on. I always get tons of complements on them. When I was working at Anthropologie people would stop me all the time and ask me where I got them, thinking they were from Anthro and I spent a good $200 on them. Jokes on them, I bought them for $80 (still more than I’d like to spend) at Urban Outfitters!

4. Superga Sneakers

I got these for myself as a birthday gift last year, and I am still obsessed with them. I throw them on with anything and everything. They aren’t the comfiest, but they are super cute. Mine are a little scuffed and dirty now, but I personally like shoes that are a little dirtied up. They are like cheaper and less comfy Golden Goose shoes with out the branding. Right?

5. My Favorite Cardigan

I bought this at Anthropologie and let me tell you, it is worth it. I got a discount because I was working there (I definitely would not have bit the bullet if I didn’t have a discount) and it was the best thing purchased there. I wear it all the time. It is heavy enough to get me through a cold morning, but light enough to get me through the day. It is so flattering on, this pic does not give it justice. I am actually considering getting it in different colors… I got mine in brown and grey (which is out of stock unfortunately, they don’t like to restock). But I am obsessed with all of the colors. It is so cute and classic. It’ll definitely carry to next year.

Instagram Profiles I’ve Been Loving

I have been scrolling through Instagram for quite a while. Meaning, since it came out when I was in 7th grade. We couldn’t post videos. We couldn’t post anything that wasn’t a square picture. The explore page was non existent and I didn’t really go on anything but FaceBook. The world is so different.

Nowadays I follow bloggers and personalities and celebs and maybe a friend or two. I like aesthetically pleasing feeds that have good content. I spend a little too much time on social media, instagram specifically, so I curated my feed to show me what I want to see. I know I’m weird, but I like looking at pretty pictures of cute clothes! It’s like my own version of a magazine.

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