OOTD: NoDa

March 22, 2017

Hi friends!

I hope you are all doing well. I haven't blogged in awhile because I honestly just haven't had the time to! I'm so busy with school, my internship, my job, and my clubs that I unfortunately don't have the time to blog sometimes. However, my spring break was last week and I knew I wanted to get at least one look shot for the blog. I headed down to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit my friend from high school who goes to college there. We ventured into the up and coming neighborhood of NoDa. NoDa, which is named after North Davidson Street, the main street in the neighborhood, is small and quirky with lots of charm and character. After, we went to Romare Bearden Park to get some city shots as well. All my outfit details will be linked down below!

(side note: so sorry for the lighting quality in some of the pics I didn't do any test shots before we started shooting in the park😩)














Shirt: Zara (Similar) Jacket: H&M (Similar) Skirt: Nasty Gal (Similar) Boots: H&M Bag: BCBGeneration (similar) Sunnies: Ray-Ban

See ya soon with a new post!

Ciao for now!
Sydney

Organization

March 6, 2017

Hi friends!

I hope you're all doing well! Organization is something that has NEVER come naturally to me unfortunately. I wish all my drawers and notebooks were nice and neat, but alas they are not. I really have to try and take that extra step to be organized, but when I do it's amazing. I always feel more productive and inspired when everything has a place. I'm definitely a perfectionist but you would never guess that if you opened up my desk drawer. Here are some of my favorite tips to be organized:


Get a planner.
I never started to use a planner until I got to college and I now wonder how the heck I graduated high school without one?! My little black planner never leaves my side. Whether I carry a backpack, tote bag (I alternate school bags depending on my outfit, incredibly extra oops), or my purse, my planner is right there. I right down everything from homework due dates, meetings, tests, coffee dates, work schedule, etc.. I would be way more scatterbrained than I already am without it.

Declutter.
Okay, real G talk right here. I am a packrat. I have SUCH a hard time getting rid of things and I don't know why. It takes a lot out of me to sit down and throw stuff away as it's so much easier to just pretend it doesn't exist. I constantly feel like the Kermit meme when it comes to throwing things out.

Me: "wow it's time to throw out these papers"
Me to me: "but what if someone asks you about that paper you wrote in the sixth grade and you no longer have it for proof???'
I spent more time making a meme of myself than I did writing this entire post.

Decluttering not only helps with downsizing but allows for more room for stuff you actually need. If you haven't touched/looked at it in a month, throw it out.


Form good habits.
Make it a routine to clean a certain day of the week, wash clothes on a certain day, or even start packing your bag the night before. Some things I try to do on a daily basis include making my bed every morning before I leave for class, pick out my clothes for the next day, and be sure I put all my clothes are hung up or folded as they should be (which is a rare sight but I'm trying so hard!).

What are some of your favorite organization tips??

Ciao for now,
Sydney