Monday, November 10, 2014

Cropped Sweater with Black Denim





Sweater- H&M  Denim- Forever 21  Heels- DSW  Rings- H&M  Sunglasses- ZeroUV

We tend to have fairly mild fall and winter months here in Atlanta, but this year has been unusually warm. It's November and I'm still able to comfortably wear a cropped sweater and open toe shoes. I was so excited about this sweater that I took a leap of faith and purchased two additional cropped sweaters. Hopefully the weather stays favorable because I already have an idea of how I want to style them. Am I the only one that envisions a look in their head way before I intend to wear it? 

Also, I just realized that we have less than 50 days left in the year. How crazy is that? What are you looking forward to in the new year? I've made a promise to myself to not let fear hold me back from following my dreams, so I'm excited to see how long I'll keep that promise and what opportunities it leads me to. 

Let me know what you're looking forward to in the new year in the comments below.

Keep Smiling!
-A.U.

Monday, October 27, 2014

How to Exercise at Work





If you’re like me and most Americans, you spend the better part of your day in a seated position whether it be at school or in my case at work. Besides the most obvious effects like those extra pounds that you’ve gained seemingly out of no where, there’s also many hidden dangers. Sitting all day is so dangerous to your health that researchers have coined sitting as the new tobacco. Whenever there’s an opportunity to stand or go for a walk I take advantage, but there’s many a day when my entire schedule consists of going to meeting to meeting and before I know it the work day is over and I’ve been in a seated position for at least 7 hours. And unfortunately, an hour workout post-work or school isn’t enough to undo the harm that’s been caused by all that sitting. For those days when anything other than sitting is just not an option I’ve created a quick arm exercise you can do while seated. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe.

What are some things you do at work work to keep fit? Let me know in the comments below.

Keep Smiling!
-A.U.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simplicity in Life

Ashley Udoh

Ashley Udoh

Ashley Udoh

As I grow older I'm learning to appreciate the simple things in life. I find myself unable to remember everything I did on my latest vacation but I can tell you word for word the conversation my boyfriend and I had on the couch. The uncontrollable laughter my friends and I share about nothing in particular or those special moments with my parents doing nothing in particular - these are the things that matter most to me in life and it has begun to reflect in my wardrobe. There was a time when everything I owned was printed and full of bold prints but now I find myself drawn to simple pieces with pops of color in my accessories. With only 2 months left in the year I've found myself reflecting quite a bit on all of the things I've accomplished this year and all of the things I still want to achieve, but I'm enjoying the person I'm becoming. 

With only 2 months left in the year, in what ways can you see yourself having grown?

Keep Smiling!
-A.U.

Monday, September 29, 2014

That Origami Skort





What better way to close out the summer than with the infamous origami skort! If it's any consolation, this skort is from Mango not Zara - yeah that probably makes no difference and I totally get it. While I'll be the first to admit that this skort is pretty much overkill in the blogger-sphere, I haven't seen it worn nearly as much "in real life", maybe because there's only 2 Zara's in the entire state of Georgia, but I digress.

All jokes aside, this skort was the perfect piece for a family gathering that called for me to be a little bit more dressier than jeans but not so dressed up that a dress was required, turns out everyone ended up in jeans and flats so I wound up looking a little over dressed (Ha!).

Have you rocked the origami skort? If so how did you style it? Let me know in the comments below.

Keep Smiling!
A.U.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Floral Pants

   



 Photographer: Richard SaikhamKong

Welcome to my redesigned blog! I can't believe it has been 5 months since my last blog post. Blogging was something that I fell in love with from the start so it feels weird to not have posted in so long. My passion never faltered, but my priorities in my personal life changed and unfortunately the blog fell to the way side. Although I wasn't posting, the blog never left my mind and I decided that if this was something that I truly loved I had to give it my all, starting with the lovely new blog design you see here. I also have a new photographer, better content coming to my YouTube channel and more frequent posting on my social media. I'm truly excited about all the hard work I've been putting in behind the scenes and can't wait to share them with you all.

Speaking of my hiatus, I have no idea who the "it" blogger are now. Let me know who your favorite bloggers are in the comments.

Kepp Smiling!
-A.U.