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    Blouse Shirts & Sweaters: Zaful Fall Wishlist

     

    So many of you who watch Youtube religiously know that there are so many videos of Zaful hauls and some are soo good that it’s shocking. I’ve bought from them on four different occasions and never had an issue, hence why I have a wishlist for fall including this Blouse shirt and sweater! Both items are so versatile and are classy for fall outfits and give me so much inspiration for the colder months!

    All items above are on Zaful and are all relatively cheap especially the bag which is only 33 usd! y’all it’s so pretty and just looks expensive. All products come with an area for reviews and for the most part customers put their own pictures of their purchases, so keep an eye out for those when making a purchase!

    Now, I’ve bought on four different occasions from Zaful and 3 of them have been swimsuit purchases ( I have an obsession and I’ve bought like 7 from them) from when I was planning for Costa Rica. All the bathing suits were great quality all but except some white bottoms which wasn’t a big deal.

    As far as this haul goes, I definitely need more sweaters and blouse shirts are great to be dressed up or down, whether it be with a pair of heels and some jewelry. You can find my wishlist items here:

    1. Chunky Sweater
    2. Striped Blouse Shirt
    3. Tassel Earrings
    4. Double Buckle
    5. Moon Watch
    6. Leather Bag

    Right now Zaful is having a back to school promotion where everyone gets free shipping worldwide!  All you would need to pay is shipping insurance which I recommend for every order placed with them, since it does take a while for your package to arrive you can keep tabs on your package! ( It does come from China so be patient!). You can also see any giveaways on their Zaful Blog as well as their promotions going on, so give that a check as well.

     

    This is a sponsored post for Zaful but all opinions are all my own, and I will be receiving a package from them with the sweater, belt, watch, and earrings from above in a later package, but the bag and blouse shirt I will definitely be purchasing as well!

    What I’m Bringing to Europe: 16 Days in a Carry-On

     

    Eek! I’m 4 days away from boarding my very first international flight and I am filled with excitement. It’ll be my first time every flying on an international flight on my own and traveling without knowing anyone which makes me so excited and kinda terrified. I know I’ll be fine, and this trip is a sense of self discovery for me. I’ve been doing so much research on what I want to see, what I want to bring and I’ve finally narrowed down what I’m bringing. In order to avoid not having my luggage with me so I’m only taking my carry on luggage, and a backpack with me as well. I just want the security of having my belongings with me lol (my boyfriend had his luggage lost when we went to California– it was a nightmare getting it back!). Pinterest is a god send in finding out what to bring and lovely graphics like the one I made above are huge reasons I’m making this post. I love these kind of graphics and they are so much easier to pin and look at for reference. So hopefully you like how it came out jsut as much as I do!

    I’m definitely an over-packer, and I really want to avoid not being able to bring more things back when I come home. When I went to Costa Rica I brought so much with me and managed to bring quite a bit of stuff so i think I’ve conquered my luggage lol. I’m quite tiny so my clothes fit pretty much anywhere haha.

    I absolutely love how the graphic above turned out, and I hope you all do as well!

    Tops:

    I’ll be bringing 5 tops, I have two flowy tanks that will be easy to dress up or keep casual if need be, and in probably in neutral colors as well. Plus, a off the shoulder top since I’ve been obsessed with the off the shoulder look this summer and think it adds a nice touch to any outfit (besides, Iove my collarbone haha). I’lll also be bringing two nice little crop tops that I can wear with a cardigan and jeans for a more casual look thats also comfy. I almost have two crops that look identical to my graphic.

    Pj’s:

    This is a given but I feel as though I have to mention this since I obviously will need Pajamas to sleep in lol, It will more than likely be bringing two pair of leggings and two of my love’s t-shirts ( boy shirts are so comfy!), and I’ll be bringing a bunch of socks since I have to sleep with them on haha

    Bottoms:

    I’ll be bringing two pairs of shorts and two pairs of jeans both white and denim, just because I love white denim and it goes well with everything and with some jewelry it looks great. As far as denim goes, that’s a given as it’s comfy and as I’ll be doing a lot of walking the shorts will definitely be used more often that’s for sure!

    Dresses:

    Dresses are the best thing ever, simply because the less time I have to wear pants such as jeans means that I’ll be super happy. So I’ll be bringing two dresses, one in black, off the shoulder and one in a more fun summery print with lemons that is also off the shoulder and quite possibly my favorite dress ever. Yellow goes so well on my tan skin, and makes me happy 🙂

    Rompers:

    Now, I love rompers with all my heart. you get the best of both worlds: half dress with the comfort of shorts. I have a few cute ones that I’ll be bringing but i’m gonna try to limit myself to two, so I don’t bring too much.

    Outerwear:

    Seeing that I get cold quite easily, I’ll be bringing a cardigan with me. I also have an excursion going up the Swiss Alps so I’ll be bringing a jacket that is light enough to fold but doesn’t take up too much space in my luggage.

    Shoes:

    As far as shoes go, I’ll be doing a lot of walking so comfort is key and I’ve bought a pair of black slip-on sneakers that I’ve broken in at work and they are so comfy! For two other options, I’ll be bringing a dressy pair of tie-up flats for nights out and for when I want to dress up a little bit. Sandals are also a necessity since it’s summer and I have a cute cognac colored pair I’ll be packing!

    Accessories:

    I have so many accessories to bring with me, such as jewelry, a solid hat, and two pairs of sunnies that I absolutely love. All in all, there’s not much to write since this category will probably be switched up by the time I actually leave haha as far as jewelry goes. The two sunnies I have look relatively close to the graphic.

    Bags:

    I have two cross-body bags that I have for my trip, I’ve read so many articles that suggest keeping a bag close to you and never unattended.

     

    24 Things To Do Before 24

    It’s crazy to think in two years time I’ll be in my mid-twenties, with my adult life ahead of me, which is kind of crazy and a little terrifying. I never thought I would still not know what I what I wanted to do, or the fact that I’m not living in my own home at the moment nor am I in a full time job that I thoroughly enjoy. Up until this point I thought I wasn’t doing something right and I was a failure because I wasn’t doing anything that I thought I’d be doing but honestly I’ve come to terms with how everything has been going. I can honestly say I am genuinely happy with everything, and have learned to not be too hard on myself. Live and let live.

    I decided to do a post like this mainly for my benefit, because I think it is so important to write down your goals for the year to come and what to work on in the year or years to come.

    1. Go back to school to get my Masters
    2. Buy a home (or start looking)
    3. Travel to Greece
    4. Spend a birthday in Vegas
    5. Travel more often in general
    6. Find a full time job in the meantime of going back to school
    7. Bake and cook more for my love
    8. Have a substantial savings account to buy a home
    9. Start a more healthy lifestyle & work out more often
    10. FINALLY see a Broadway play in NYC
    11. Learn how to make macaroons
    12. Learn more about Wine
    13. Be consistent with my blog
    14. Start more consistent fashion posts
    15. Read more frequently
    16. Invest in a better theme (which will be sooner than later)
    17. Live and let live
    18. Learn that it’s okay to not please everyone
    19. See my love’s Childhood town in NY
    20. Increase traffic to my blog
    21. Buy more makeup & have the storage for it ( Ie. Ikea Desk)
    22. Buy a new Lens for my camera
    23. Start a Youtube Channel
    24. Not let my anxiety get in the way of doing things in life.

    I know many of these things may be little goals but I believe little goals are easier to achieve in the long run. I’ve already achieved so much and only want to grow within the next year, and having these few written down will hopefully make them set in stone!  I’m so excited for the road to 24 and bigger things for my blog <3 Hopefully some of you will keep up with me and my journey.

     

    What are some goals you have for the next year? Let me know! I’d love to hear your goals <3

    Liebster Award Tag

     

    A couple days ago I was tagged for a Liebster Award by the lovely Danielle over at Danielle Tweedles. So go check her blog out as well! For those of you who do not know what a Liebster Award is, it’s basically a get to know me tag and gets newer blogs out there. Those of you who I tag, please comment below and link back your post so that I see it, or tag me on Twitter <3

    Essentially answer the 11 questions you were tagged, tag 11 new bloggers of your choosing, and then create 11 new questions for them to answer<3

     

     

    What is one thing you cannot leave the house without? I absolutely cannot leave without my phone, I used to not rely on it so much but now that I’ve gotten more into social media, it’s so hard not to be attached to it. I honestly blame Twitter! Lol.

    What is your favorite brand of make up and why? This is such a hard question!, I have so many brands that I don’t have an absolute favorite, but if I have to choose It would be Anastasia Beverly Hills just because my Modern Renaissance palette is by far my favorite. 

    What do you want to achieve in 2017? I would like for my blog to get more readers and officially have a set schedule, and I would like to travel more often. 

    Other than blogging, what other hobbies do you have? Honestly, I watch a ton of Netflix haha I pretty much spend my time working and sleeping! I know, I know soo boring but if i said anything else I’d be lying lol

    Do you have any strange or unique phobias? I wouldn’t call them strange or unique: I HATE clowns, and spiders. 

    If you had to describe yourself using only 3 words, what would they be? Honest, Dreamer, Dancer

    Given the choice of anyone in the world, who you would you want as a dinner guest and why? Oh god, I have a slight obsession with Marie Antoinette, mainly because I believe she was an extremely misunderstood woman in history and frankly I want to ask her questions about the political climate on the eve of the French Revolution (Can’t you tell I graduated with a Bachelor’s in History?! :P) 

    Do you have a particular blogging subject that you favor?, either reading or writing? I definitely enjoy reading travel blogs but as far as writing it would be beauty blogging. 

    What is your favorite piece of clothing you own? Has to be my black blazer with a pinstripe cuff, it by far has been the best purchase I’ve made, just because it dresses up any outfit and I can go from a day outfit to a night one. 

    Do you have a favorite blogger who you aspire to? I absolutely love the Blonde Abroad, I literally love everything she posts. 

    Have you got any interesting/amazing stories or facts about yourself that you would like to share? I was born in Panama and I understand Spanish and French pretty well, I grew up with Spanish and can understand it fluently. 

     

    Here are the new 11 questions:

    1. What is your blogging goal for your blog?
    2. What made you create your blog?
    3. What is the one thing you can’t leave the house without? (I’m stealing that question)
    4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    5. What is your favorite book/Movie?
    6. What is your hometown like?
    7. What are your travel plans for the next year?
    8. What is your favorite memory?
    9. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who you would you want as a dinner guest and why? (I’m also using this one again, it’s such an awesome question!)
    10. Would you rather stay in and watch Netflix or Go out and have a night of dancing?
    11. How old are you and what are your goals before your next birthday?

    I’ve Tagged (if you’ve already been tagged I apologize)

    ashleighflowers

    littlelottiecakes

    corinneandkristy

    ellacatherine

    thechroniclesofholly

    thetaghag

    caterinasosso

    thelifestyle-files

    beautybyemm

    kateejessicay

    jadescreativeramblings