Motivational Monday: Dr. Seuss Always Says It Best…

Hello and happy Monday beauties! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and you’re ready to take on this week! My best friend (and roommate from school) Michele came to visit this weekend and we had a blast! We went out on Saturday night with my very best friend from high school, Hilary, our good friend Samantha, and some other friends and it was great! Michele recently got a big fancy job in New York City working at VH1 Classic where she is scheduling promotions. I am so happy for her (that’s pretty much her dream job! Well, it will get her to her dream job…) but that means that it is harder for us to get together and visit, so it was really great to get to see her and spend time with her this weekend! Here are a few photos from our night out in Arlington!

Back In Action - Out With The Girls In Arlington

A little Snapchat action that we just had to save! Bottom Row: me (left), Hilary (right). Top Row: Samantha (left), Michele (right).

The Girls Out In Arlington - At Hunan

My favorite girls all in one picture! (Left to right: Hilary, me, Michele, Samantha)

Hilary and I at Hunan in Clarendon.

Me and Hilary at Hunan in Clarendon.

Michele And I In Arlington

So glad I got to see this gem this weekend! (Me and Michele)

But, now that I have just blabbed about my weekend… Back to Motivational Monday! So, this week I have a few words that I found to be really meaningful. I have heard this quote about a thousand times probably, but when I saw it last night it meant something a little different to me.  I always just saw it for what it was, knew it was meaningful and was a powerful quote, but I never really looked deeper than the surface or saw beyond the words.

Motivational Monday - Quote About Memories

With all of the change I have had in the past few months – graduating from college, moving back home, looking for a job, etc. – this quote really hit close to home for me.  Sometimes when we are in the middle of doing one-hundred things, we forget to step back and really appreciate the moment or the thing(s) that we are doing.  I know that personally, this happened to me when I was in college.  I never thought four years could fly by so fast, but it seems like I went to bed as a freshman and woke up the next day at graduation. It flew by, so my advice to anyone who is in college now or will be in college in the future? Enjoy it.  Every single minute of it.  The long nights spent studying or doing homework in the library, going out on a Tuesday night just because you can, staying in on a Friday night with your closest girlfriends and watching movies and eating your weight in pizza and ice cream, going to frat parties and maybe drinking a little more than you should have, even pulling all-nighters to finish that paper that you’ve had all semester but put off until the last minute despite saying you weren’t going to do that this time.  It’s the small things that you will look back on and think that they were the best days or nights that you can remember. Like staying in sometimes and just having a well needed girls night. My roommate Kasey and I had our fair share of these our senior year (maybe a little more than normal…), but those are the nights that I laughed harder than I ever have in my life and made some of the best memories of my entire college career.  Or Sunday nights doing homework with my roommate Michele, getting distracted by every little thing and ending up taking videos of her acting like Harry Potter (I will never get rid of those videos and every time I watch them or even think about them really, I laugh just as hard as I did the day it happened.) My point is, at the time we felt like we were just being boring and staying in because it was freezing or raining outside, or like I was just doing homework that I really didn’t want to do but needed to get out of the way, but in reality they were some of the best moments I’ve ever had. However, because I didn’t realize how much those memories would mean to me after graduation, I didn’t really cherish them as much as I think I should have.

What I am trying to say is to make sure you appreciate every moment you have with your friends and family, because you never know what it will mean to you in the future.  Don’t wake up one day and regret taking so many things for granted.  You only get to do all of these things (no matter what they may be) once, and you can’t go back and change things.  That being said, don’t ever beat yourself up about decisions you’ve made or things you’ve done that you may be embarrassed about. Like I said, you cannot change the things that have happened in the past, so if it is something you may not be the most proud of, learn from that and don’t make the same decision twice… Use it as a learning experience and move on!

I hope you enjoyed my little nugget of wisdom on this wonderful Monday! I hope I wasn’t too naggy, and I hope it didn’t come across as a lecture (I realize now that it may have…).  So, until tomorrow… Have a wonderful Monday, lovelies!

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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and you’re enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve had today (that is, if your day has been as nice as mine has!). This is my last week of undergrad (well, college in general actually because I am not going to grad school!), and I am starting to feel a little sad about leaving this wonderful place I have called home for the past four years.  With graduation approaching this Friday and Saturday, it is all getting to be really real lately.  I guess I better get ready though, because whether I want it to or not, it’s still coming! I have been on the job hunt for quite some time, but I have really been cracking down lately.  While I would love love love to work in fashion (as you all know!) I am starting to really open myself up to other options as well, just to get my foot in the door somewhere, network with all kinds of people (you never know who they know!), and get some real experience under my belt.  So, I’m hoping something comes up soon, but until then I will just have to keep trying and keeping a positive attitude – eventually I have to get a job, right?! But, if any of you know anyone who is hiring or have any suggestions/ideas as far as a job lead, I would love to hear from you! Please email me at kristen.booth06@gmail.com with any comments or suggestions!

But, now that I just rambled on forever (we’re not getting any younger here, Kristen!)… Let’s finally get to today’s outfit of the day! This week’s Trendy Tuesday is the perfect outfit for a fun spring or summer day.  I am loving these lace/crochet shorts – I really need to get a pair! And these colors are just so fun and summery… They make me so excited for pool days and barbecues! So, here is this week’s Trendy Tuesday outfit: Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday   Top: Alexander Terekhov, $749; Shorts: Alice + Olivia, $275; Shoes: Corso Cosmo, $69; Necklace: Stephan & Co., $24; Bracelets: kate spade new york, $48 (turquoise) Valentino, $545 (gold) Bauble Bar, $66 $34 (coral) On Sale Now!; Earrings: Stella & Dot, $24; Nail Polish: OPI, $8.99 – Bubble Bath (neutral) and Where Did Suzi’s Man Go? (Coral)

What do you guys think? Is that fun or what?! I don’t know about you, but all of these items (well except the nail polish… I already have those two and love them for the summertime!) are definitely going on my wishlist of summer items! Let me know what you think of this outfit and I would love any suggestions you may have for me! I hope y’all are having a great week so far!

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