Travel Visuals: San Pedro, Belize

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Earlier this month, I took a ten day trip to Belize for my birthday. If you remember, I had a solo trip experience last year that left an impressionable mark on me (read up on it HERE).

This time, I returned with old and new friends and visited San Pedro instead of Caye Caulker. We fully embraced the island life and spent our days lazing in the sun, splashing in the sea, and more often than not had a drink in our hand. It's a vacation unlike any other I've ever taken. What a foreign feeling to relax and not feel the urge to do anything. It's been ages since I've really been able to stop jumping from one task to another and do absolutely nothing. But after this trip, I believe it's necessary for us to do it more often. I'm so recharged and inspired to tackle everything now!

Ten days is tough to document and share cohesively, but if you want to see my attempt at it, watch my vlog below (and subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE). I'll say this, if you want to do some unforgettable snorkeling, Belize is a must stop! The waters are unbelievably crystal clear and are stunning to behold.

OOTD: Thrifted Dress & Cape

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Earrings: Rocksbox (use code "dragonfruitxoxo for a free month of jewelry!)

When a girl gets a new pair of shoes, she likes to show them off. Hence, this outfit post came to be. It was finally warming up on Sunday, and it had been ages since I had dressed up properly. After this recent trip to Belize, my skin was still kissed by the sun and I hated the thought of wriggling into tights. So bare legs it was!

These tan, suede booties are from Just Fab (of course), and are another lovely addition to my shoe family. Have you tried Just Fab before? I love them so much I ended up ordering the same pair in black. Do I have a problem? Yes. At least I can freely admit it.

There's been a lot of changes in my life over the past few months, and perhaps I'm feeling a little lost at the moment because of it. I recently had a jealous outburst from a friend that kind of hit me out of nowhere, and I feel...well, I don't know how I feel. When there are seeds of truth sown in amidst anger, it can a tough pill to swallow. I'm still digesting it and figuring out my own feelings. Sadness, anger, and guilt are just a few of the main contenders.

Growing up is hard to do, but it's a process that we all go through. I've never done well with conflict, but trials within friendships can either make them stronger or break down something that may be better to let go of anyway.

Whoo, what a way to end what was supposed to be a lighthearted outfit post! What's your week look like, loves?

Hello. It's Me.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's been almost a month since my last post. Whoops?

You could say I've definitely dropped the ball on the blogging game. But for weeks, no driving urge has spurred me to make a post. Instead, I've been focusing more on YouTube videos, Instagram, and traveling. I'm sure if you follow me on my other social media platforms you may have noticed.

However, I could never abandon this little space on the internet. After all, it's how I got started. I may not post consistently and follow a proper schedule, and I hope you'll forgive me for that. Instead, when inspiration strikes, I'd like to be able to pop back on here and share it with you. 

So hello again, it's me. Hopefully you haven't forgotten who I am yet! This is just an awkward reintroduction.

The Big Apple

Monday, January 23, 2017

New York City is huge. The buildings dwarf you as you scurry down bustling streets. The air hits you with a thousand different scents every few feet. Smoke, sizzling hot dogs, gyros, piss, pollution, body's a lot to take in.

My favorite part of my two day adventure in New York would have to be the morning I woke up and took a stroll on my own. My fellow traveler was out cold, and I couldn't bring myself to shake her out of her slumber. So, wincing at every creaking floorboard I hit, I let myself out onto the streets of New York.

I've been to big cities before, but the Big Apple is an entirely different kind of monster. I spent several hours just walking up and down blocks, marveling at the sky scraping buildings and the constant hustle and bustle of everyone around me. When I stumbled across Madison Square Park, I could hardly believe it! Everywhere I turned I could spot iconic landmarks. It was thrilling to witness in person!

Eventually, I located the coffee shop I'd Googled (Cafe Grumpy) and purchased two coffees. All the while, I tried to indiscreetly take photos and video clips. Afterwards, I walked a couple blocks down and was intrigued by the signs plastered on what looked like a cute, hipster looking coffee joint. "Everything $2 for a limited time!" it announced.

Well...I wasn't about to waste any money. I stopped in and grabbed us scones and a giant red cookie. However, before I made my way back to our hotel, I had to take a seat at one of the many tables places outside the Flatiron Building. Gazing up at the unique, towering structure, I sipped on my coffee, finished my share of the treats I bought, and quietly people watched.

Something about having this small slice of time to myself to soak in New York was probably my favorite part of the trip. Times Square, Central Park, and the Met were all wonderful as well, but I'll never forget the little bubble of contented peace I experienced alone.

Watch Day 1 of the New York Vlog below:

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