I LOVEEE Chiffon!!!!!

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It’s official…. I need to go to rehab for my chiffon addiction!

Everyone  goes through fashion phase at some point of their lives or throughout their lives. I went from loving lace to loving chiffon.
There’s just something about the material feels great one your skin without being too smooth and soft like silk or satin ( not saying silk or satin is bad). I have chiffon everything from chiffon shirts and blouses to chiffon maxi dresses.  I LOVEEEE IT!!!!!

I am not ashamed of my chiffon addiction…. Whoever created that fabric was a freaking genius.

 

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Gwen Stefani on Vogue cover

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I really hope that I wasn’t the only person who was excited when they found out that the ever so lovely and AMAZINGGGGG Gwen Stefani was going to be on the cover of  January 2013 edition of Vogue Magazine.

Those who live in a box and do not know who Gwen Stefani is…… She started as the frontwoman of the groundbreaking band No Doubt. Stefani then had an extremely successful solo career and came out with one of the biggest songs of the 2000’s “Hollaback Girl“. Stefani is also a designer and starred in the movie “The Aviator” along side Leonardo DiCaprio.

Not only is Stefani absolutely breath taking, she is an amazing artist and one of my fashion inspirations. This 43-year- old, mother of two, does not look a day over 20.  Needless to say, I can not wait to read up on what Stefani has been up to since No Doubt’s reunion earlier this year!!!!
Plus, this outfit that she is wear is crazy cute!!!! It goes perfectly with the New Year’s theme of the magazine for the January edition.

The January 2013 Edition of Vogue hits the racks today!!!!!! Very Merry Christmas for me!!! ❤

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Managing Your Stress

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I am a third year student at a university and I think I have experienced more than enough stressful situations to be able to write an article on how to cope.

I highly doubt there is anyone in this world or anyone reading this blog who hasn’t been put in a stressful situation. For example, next week is finals week and I have tons of projects and exams I need to complete before taking my ACTUAL final exams. My stress level has risen 10x in the past 2 weeks. Despite having experience with being put in stressful situations, it never gets easier. And these methods of coping with stress doesn’t only have to apply to college students as myself. These methods are universal ways for EVERYONE to cope and overcome stress!!!!!!!

1.) Talk to your professors/boss/family/friends

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One thing that I’ve learned in my almost 21 years, is that communication is key!!!!!! If you really need help, ASK FOR HELP. This is go for anything. If you need extra help or having trouble, go talk to your professor!!!! Don’t wait until the last minute to do so. Do this beginning or mid semester to help prevent last minute stress and to show your professor that you care and that you are trying, so that when it is close to finals week and if you are struggling or having issues, they will be more willing to offer assistance.

2.) Give Yourself Time

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This  piece of advice kind of reflects a little more on the previously given advice. Although in some case it can be really hard for you to give yourself time and get things done way ahead of time. Try to fight the urge to procrastinate!!!!! Because if you wait to the last minute to do certain things it’s just going to cause a lot of unnecessary and preventable stress. This is ESPECIALLY for college students. Most of us are busy or we are just too lazy to do things before hand and that’s where many college students go wrong. For instance, do not wait until the week before finals to try to get 10 due assignments done. Or in other cases, wait until the last minute to get missing work done. Save yourself some time and stress and just get all of these stuff out of the way before it’s too late or before you lose your mind….. which ever comes first!!!!!

3.)Sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think I speak for majority of the population when I say “I LOVE SLEEPING”. . I can go on and on about how good sleep is, but the sad part of it is that most of us don’t get enough of it. The ideal amount of sleep you should get a night is between 6-9 hours. Personally, I get about 6-7 hours of sleep each night, this does not include naps. When I was in kindergarten I never wanted to sleep during nap time, but now all I want to do is NAPPPPPP!!!!! Even though it feels good to do it, it’s not really the best thing you can do. So, if possible avoid napping too often.

4.)Fitness and Eating right

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Many of us already know that exercising helps reduce stress and depending on what kind of work out you do it can be an outlet of frustration and anger. You don’t even have to do an extensive work out, just 10-30 mins a day or every other day will do the job. Also, reducing your intake of junk and fatty foods will help out a lot. If you don’t know where to start off you can click here and it will take you to the Health and Fitness category of Pinterest, and give you some ideas of what foods you can eat and what exercises you can perform to help reduce or prevent stress.

5.) Keep Going and Work Hard

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If all else fails and you still feel overwhelmed and stressed, just push through it and don’t give up. I know it’s easy to want to give up when you are going through a stressful time, but remember the end results will be worth it. We all have the ability to overcome our stress!!!!! And if you see someone who is experiencing a hard time or stress, offer some help or just listen to them. This could be your good deed!!!!

Please remember that I am not an expert, these just simply just tips and preventative measures that have worked for me. I hope this helped and I hope you can help someone!!!!  If you have any questions feel free to comment below ❤

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Control Weight Gain During Holidays

Tis’ the season to get chubby…..

Whether you celebrate holidays or not, this is around the time of year when people seem to rapidly put on a few pounds.  For college students such as myself, it is hard to fight the urge to stuff your face when you get home for Thanksgiving and Winter break.  As college students we tend to stuff our faces with the cheapest and most affordable food we can find and majority of the time it’s the most unhealthiest foods.  So, obviously when we make it home for these individual breaks we tend to over indulge ourselves with the most rich and fatty quality foods. It’s only right because who knows when’s the next time we will receive such a big home cooked meal.

BUT, for some…. they couldn’t agree less. Weight gain is one thing that most people all over the world fear. Here are a few tips to control and avoid weight gain during the holidays and throughout the year.

1.) Eat In Portions

Portion eating is a great way to avoid unwanted weight gain and still eat what you want. Many people all around the world swear by the portion control system. The image above pretty explain how much of what you should be eating.

2.)Working Out

Working out is the most obvious method I could possibly think of. It is said that if you eat an hour before and within the hour of working it helps keeps your metabolism going (in this case try to not over eat if you plan on doing this). Working out helps promote bowel movements and keeps your digestive system moving, which is a very important part of being a living creature on this Earth.  Also, if you have already gained weight you can just do your best and work off all the extra weight you’ve gained.

3.) Avoid Sleeping After Eating and Late Night Snacks

This is probably one of the worst things you could do!!!!! You chances of getting heart burn or indigestion go WAY up.

Sleep is the time for your body to recovery from all the torture you’ve put it through while conscious, so when you eat right before you go to bed you are not giving your body the proper resting period it needs and it also can lead you to break out overnight.
Even though your bodily functions are still going on while you are sleep, you are not being physical, you body is laying down for several hours with minimum movement, all those calories you just took in will become stored energy which is basically a nice way of saying FAT.

4.)WATER!!!!!!!!!

Water is vital to all life forms on Earth including us!!!!!
But water really helpful with trying to control your weight. Water helps keep your body and it’s organs hydrated and fully functional. So, drinking water keeps help promote bowel movements. Also, if you drink water during a meal, it will help give you fol your body that it is full, and it will help reduce the amount of food you take in.

5.) Just Slow Down and Pace Yourself……

Common mistake for most people. Majority of the time we don’t even realize that we are doing this.
The best way to solve this is to just pace yourself. Taking your time eating helps give the illusion that you are full and you will not be tempted to go back for seconds and even thirds.

Please remember that everyone is different and this does NOT guarantee that you will NOT gain weight, these just simply just tips and preventative measures. I hope this helped!!!!  If you have any questions feel free to comment below ❤

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