Cleaning Out My Closet

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Have you ever felt like you wanted a makeover? Like you wanted to be part of TV shows such as “How Do I Look” or “What Not To Wear”? Well, I have. And lately the daunting task of cleaning out my closet has been hunting me. I promise you, I have clothes from possibly middle school hiding in the back on my closet, collecting dust. To make matters worse, I also have pieces that I have never even worn with the tags still on!

Since I have been thinking of updating my wardrobe, I have decided to change these bad habits and give myself a complete makeover. I have been feeling this way for quite some time. I need a change of style. As I get older, I am developing to a more classic, timeless yet comfortable sense of style. I am going for the minimalist look so I know I have some serious purging to do. However, before I go crazy and start to donate my entire wardrobe, I have made a promise to myself that I will wear each and every piece of clothing that I currently have, at least once. I mean, I bought them for a reason right. Unless they are either too small or just completely hideous, I will make use of them.

Basically, I am tired of having a closet filled with items, yet nothing to wear! I want to slowly move towards having a solid range of clothes that I want to wear; not a dizzying heap of things I have outgrown. Let’s not even mention the disastrous state that my closet is currently in, which makes is impossible to find anything! I will share my outfits with you all and perhaps, we can make this interactive. With each post, you can let me know your thoughts: To keep or to donate? That is the question. I hope you will follow me as I transition into this new “ME”.

Ps. For this post, I have no idea where the top or Jeans are from! They have been around since the Bush administration! Lol

..xo

-J

Feeling like a Teenager!

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Hey guys!

I still remember quitting my full-time job so vividly last Fall. It was a nerve-racking thing to do as I not only enjoyed my work but I was also diving into a new chapter in my life. The uncertainty was killing me but I am glad to say that I survived two semesters of school!  It’s crazy how fast time went and I am one step closer to completing my degree. This goes to show that sometimes you just need to take the leap, and everything else will follow.

As we are finally experiencing warmer temperatures here, I have to say that I am looking forward to having four months off and enjoying the summer. The good thing about being a student is actually having downtime in the spring/ summer.  I feel like I am 18 all over again! When I was working full time, it just wasn’t the same. I still had to wake up early, went about the task of the day, and was too tired to accomplish much after work so it didn’t feel like summer at all. The days felt just as busy as any other seasons. However, I find myself rolling out of bed around 11am lately with a grin on my face and going to bed around 3am. I am telling you, the life! lol

I hope you are enjoying yourself, wherever you are!

..xo

-J

Pop Of Color

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Hey guys!

As I was editing the footage for this hairstyle, I decided to include an outdoor scene of my hair and outfit. Tripod and camera in hand, I ventured outside hoping to get this done as quickly as possible because I had to go to work in a couple of hours. As soon as I got to an ideal location, I turned on my camera and it died instantly! I didn’t quite understand as the batter was in the charger all night. I went back home, just to find out that the unit wasn’t plugged in an outlet as all! Because I was DETERMINED to film, edit and upload this video today, I did not let this get to me. I let the battery charge for about 20 minutes as I prepared something to eat and then went back outside to accomplish my mission. I knew that I wouldn’t have much time before the camera died again so I quickly filmed what I needed. I even had time to snap those photographs for the blog as well! Talk about killing two birds with one stone. I was out there for about 12 minutes and let me tell you, I nearly got frostbites! Regardless, I am happy I was able to do this in -23 degree weather.

All of this to say that when you set you mind to accomplish something, nothing can get in your way!

I hope you had a great and productive Monday. I leave you with the video of this easy, simple, yet cute low manipulation hair style.

..xo

-J

Live, Love & Laugh

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I hope all of you are doing well and the New Year is treating you fabulously! Isn’t it crazy that the first month of 2015 is nearly over? Time is just flying by right in front of us!

2014 was filled with joy. When I was going though my hard drive to find footage for this post, I realized how interesting it is that I am documenting my life. Making YouTube Videos has basically enabled me to record and keep track of all the little moments. I didn’t even realize how great 2014 was, until I was looking at the videos and pictures. It was nostalgic going down memory lane.  It was a really happy year for me, as you will be able to see in the video below. My hair wasn’t the only thing that thrived. I truly enjoy filming and I hope that I can keep the blog more active this year! These things really make me happy.

I am so grateful that I am able to share these moments with you all! Oh and did I mention that today is my birthday? Yep, quarter of a century! However, (between you and I), I will always be Forever21 at heart!

..xo

-J

Take a Snapshot

Hello world,

Or shall I say hello to the very few who actually read this blog! Yep, it’s me again, popping in. I was catching up on a few of my favourite blogs the other day, and got inspired to take snapshots of my surroundings.  Many times, we take for granted the little things in our lives that keeps us sane, that makes us happy. Hence, I decided to walked around my apartment, camera in hand, and captured the  small items that make up the true picture of my life. I ended up having a serene Friday evening afterwards, sipping on a cup of Chamomile Tea.

Have a great week end!

xx

-J

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I Know Just How To Whisper

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 Hey guys!

I know, I know, where have I been (once again)?. Summer seem to have flown by and I can’t even say I have accomplished much. I have just been trying to enjoy the sun here (or lack of), and I took a little vacation to Vancouver. Now that I am back to reality, I hope to post frequently.

How was your summer?

..xo

-J

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

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Hey all!

Thanks to all who read my last post and kept me in their prayers. It really felt good to get this off my chest and connect with you all on a personal level. I have decided to take control of my life once again and have started to rebuild my relationship with God. It’s been a while, but going to church last Sunday gave me a sense of inner peace that I really needed.

I snapped these shots last week. I find the first photo pretty amazing. This plant is able to thrive in this dry, rocky environment. I am sure many of us can learn a thing or two from this. We are stronger than we imagine and are able to make it through the storm.

Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying their week-ends!

..xo

-J