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Babes!! Long time, no chat ๐Ÿ™ I’ve missed blogging sooo much, but my hiatus was 100% necessary. Blogging, writing, photography, and creating are passions of mine but recently I haven’t felt inspired. Not whole-heartedly loving what you do is one of the shittiest feelings there is. I had lost my creativity for a few months, and I didn’t want to put out content that I wasn’t proud of. I was becoming discouraged with Instagram because it’s so hard to keep up with the lives of professional blogger and influencers and make content even remotely comparable to theirs. Basically, I was in a rut. The deepest, muddiest, stickiest, most dreadful rut I’ve ever been in (creatively at least). Now that I had my time to reflect on the direction I want to take One Broke Blonde, I’ve fallen in love with it again. This new year has inspired me, as it does most people, to think about what I want to change not only about myself…but my work and goals as well. As corny and cliche as it sounds (and I am probably the corniest person on the planet so this should come as no shock), I am inspired by 2018. I want this to be my most accomplished year. The year I better myself, better my brand, and better the world. Here are the ways I plan to do that!

This one is pretty obvious and relatable, but it’s a pretty great thing to be inspired about! Last year I decided to cut red meat out of my diet completely, and it has made me feel better. It was pretty hard at first cause ya know, cheeseburgers, but it has been beneficial in the long run. This year I want to try to cut back on sweets, and focus more on eating veggies. I want to create a workout schedule that I can stick to and look forward to. I also want to live healthy mentally as well. As a person who has to deal with anxiety I want to try to rid my mind of any negative thoughts or feelings that may cause me to be nervous. I overthink EVERYTHING and have some pretty irrational fears. This year I want to focus on removing those thoughts from my mind to live a happier, healthier 2018 and years to come.

Because of my anxiety I tend to stray away from food, situations, and people who don’t make me feel 10000% comfortable and I end up missing out on opportunities! I want to try food I never would have before, and go places that I normally wouldn’t, and take up new hobbies I might have been anxious about failing before. I want to take on new challenges with my blog and writing and do something that scares me a little more regularly.

I’m the type of person who is always planning ahead and looking towards the future instead of appreciating what I have at the moment. I’m always thinking so far ahead that I put pressure on myself to make sure those things in the future actually happen on time. Time goes by so fast when you live in the future rather than in the moment, and that is something I want to work on this year!

This has been a goal of mine for soooo long, but I have a great feeling 2018 is the time it’s actually going to happen lol. I don’t expect to be anywhere near finished with my book by the time 2018 is over, but I at least want to have it going ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you’ll see a book by me on shelves in 2020 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enriching my mind and expanding my horizons is something I am 100% dedicated to achieving this year. I want to learn a new language, and hopefully by the end of the year be almost fluent ๐Ÿ˜‰ Some languages I would want to learn are Spanish, Italian, French or maybe even Chinese!

Skincare is something I have never been dedicated to. I know how important it is, but I can just never stay in a routine or find products I really love that make a difference in my skin. In 2018 I want to find my holy grail products and stick to a routine that makes my skin glow! I also want to regularly take time out of my day to relax, take a bath, paint my nails, put on a face mask, and unwind.

In 2018 I want to stop living in fear of what others will think. I want to make decisions based on my happiness instead of how others might view me. This is a goal I have been working on since high school to be honest, and I think every year I improve more and more. I hope this year I can take it all the way and fully not care what others think because ultimately, it’s my happiness that matters. People can change their opinions, but happiness lasts longer.

Creating goals is easy, but keeping up with them is a different story. In order to make sure you stick to your goals be sure to put them on your wall, write them down, tell your friends and family, and remind yourself how gratifying it will be once you complete your goals!! You can do it, and I’m here to cheer you on! What are some of your goals for the new year?? Leave them in the comments, I would love to know ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Hey peeps! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving, ate some yummy food, and got some killer sales this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a Black Friday Haul coming soon, so be sure to be on the look out for that! I got some amazing deals and I cannot wait to share them with you ๐Ÿ™‚ For right now though, I’m going to be sharing with you five of my favorite outfits for the fall/winter! They are all just as cure as they are affordable! You guys know by now that I am all about being comfy and cozy at all times, and all of these outfits are sooo soft and comfy and perfect to stay in allll day long ๐Ÿ™‚

Obsessed does not even begin to explain how much I adore this outfit!!! I have been in love with the off the shoulder sweater trend since last year, and not much has changed tbh. This sweater dress from Tobi features all of my favorite qualities in an outfit: pink, cozy, soft, affordable, and off the shoulder. What more could you want honestly?? AND I found these killer Steve Madden boots at DSW for about 60% off!! I am sooo in love. I plan on wearing them every day for the rest of my life. This outfit is perfect for holiday parties, or just when you wanna feel a little more fancy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Honesty, the dress could totally be dressed down with some white sneakers as well!

To me, this outfit screams, “let’s get coffee and brunch and go shopping and do winter things.” I’m a sucker for slogan tees, and this one speaks to me on a personal level. It’s from Honeybum, and it’s absolutely perfect for the the chilly months because it’s a thicker material tee! I decided to pair the tee with my leather jacket,ย  favorite jeans (similar), a blanket scarf, and some freaking ahh-dorable booties!! I cannot believe I haven’t owned black booties before a few weeks ago. I am so glad I picked these up because they are so comfy and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to any outfit. *The jacket, scarf, and jeans are sold out so I linked similar items ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, how perfect is this sweatshirt dress?? It is so insanely comfortable, and it looks sooo good on. It can be paired with sneakers for a running errands/casual look, or dressed up a bit with boots like I did! I ordered a size M so it was a little oversized, which is exactly what I wanted. I think oversized sweatshirt dresses look so effortlessly cute, and I’m in lOoOove.

First off, I want to sincerely apologize for my wrinkled skirt. I didn’t realize how bad it was until after I took the pics lol but ya know what, it gives the outfit some character ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Second, I dig this outfit on so many levels. I think it’s the perfect combination off sassy and fun, and I’m all about it. I paired this gray leopard print sweater, with my favorite denim skirt, and finished off the look with the gray boots! (I told you I was going to wear them forever). I added on my bf’s peacoat in the last pic because I was getting chilly, but it actually ended up looking pretty good ๐Ÿ˜‰ *My sweater and skirt are sold out so I linked similar options!!

I would like to introduce you to the comfiest dress I have ever put on my body. This sweater dress is soft as a kitten, and you will want to cuddle in it all day/night. Like the other sweater dresses it can be dressed up or down, which is something I love. Versatile clothing pieces are the best, and when they’re comfortable and you never want to take them off it’s always a good idea to change up how you style them ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this post gave you some outfit inspiration!! All the dresses I linked are from Tobi, and speaking of which they are having an awesome Cyber Monday sale you should check out RIGHT NOW. Get shopping, babes.

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Happy Thursday peeps!!

A few days ago, something exciting happened in the makeup world. The stunning and ever so fabulous Gigi Hadid released a collaboration with Maybelline and let me tell you, it gives me all the feels. I have been a huge fan of both Gigi and Maybelline alike, so when I found out on their collaboration I was so pumped. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this collection to be honest, and I was pretty bummed. So I decided to give it a try for myself! The complete collection comes with so many items, but since ya girl is one broke blonde, I only got the Jetsetter Palette and the Tinted Primer!

The Jetsetter Palette is complete with two concealers, two mini brushes, four eyeshadows, a mascara, bronzer, blush, two lip balms, and a highlighter! Literally everything you could ever need minus foundation. It’s perfect.

So, honest review. This palette is awesome and beautiful, butttt not the highest ofย  quality. The eyeshadows aren’t super creamy and pigmented as I would have hoped, and the bronzer is a little bit chalky. Other than those minor factors the palette is perfect! The shades that Gigi chose to be a part of the palette are essential for a natural, yet glam look! The Tinted Primer is super hydrating, and gives my skin a really healthy glow which I am all for. I think that this palette is a necessity if you’re a traveller, and even if you’re not tbh. The packaging is so chic and screams my aesthetic. I’m actually obsessed. Now I’m no makeup artist (that’s my sis you should check her out), but I am really pleased with the look I created from this palette! I think it’s perfect for girls who want a natural glow! I recommend this palette for sure! You won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you guys enjoyed this review!! If there are any other products you are wondering if it’s worth the hype then leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to give them a go!! This palette is affordable, and worth the money for sure!! (And I’m not just saying that because I love Gigi) ๐Ÿ™‚ Give it a try and let me know what you think!!

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The weather here in NJ is FINALLY starting to cool down! Granted, the afternoons are still 80 degrees, but the mornings and nights are chilly and perfect. The other day I went apple picking with some of my family, and we had the best time! It was chilly enough for me to wear my new ultimate favorite sweater and I was way excited about it. I saw this sweater a month or two ago at H&M, and even though I knew I wouldn’t be wearing it for a while I had to snag it! It was one of those moments in movies when the main character sees something so beautiful that all the lights dim, and there is a spotlight on the beautiful object and the angels are singing from heaven. It was basically like that only not quite as dramatic. Not only is it super soft and snuggly, but there is a full on sass party on the back. The back embroidery is not itchy at all, which is really awesome because no one likes an itchy sweater. I’m all about quirky slogans and sayings on my clothes. I think it adds something fun and different and gives my outfit personality. I decided to pair the sweater with some distressed jeans, and red Keds! This sweater is super versatile though and can be worn with so many things! It would be adorable with a skirt, leather pants, leggings, the list goes on! I know I’m going to get sooo much wear out of this baby, I totally recommend it 1000%!! I’m not sure if it’s available online, so if not I’ll link something similar!! Definitely head to your local H&M to see if they have it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was the best apple cider donut I’ve ever had. This is what pure joy looks like lol

How pretty are these mums???ย 

My fam gets just as excited about donuts as I do ๐Ÿ˜‰

How cute are my little cousins?? ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Sweater | Jeans | Keds | Sunglasses

Have you done anything fall festive yet?? I can’t wait to carve pumpkins, go to haunted attractions, watch scary movies, and celebrate Halloween!! Let me know what you’re excited for in the comments! I love hearing about it and getting some inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ More autumnal posts are coming soon so stick around by subscribing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay chic babes!

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Happy October 3rd (iconic Mean Girls Day lol). I cannot believe that it is finally October!! October is one of my favorite months because the fall vibes are in full swing, the weather starts to get a little chilly, and HALLOWEEN. Overall I’m so pumped for this fall season because I’m going to be rocking Winky Lux‘s brand spanking new Kitten Palette!! ๐Ÿ˜ป This gorgeous palette launches today and features 9 stunning, creamy, pigmented shades! I’ve been using it nonstop since I received it and I’ve gotten so many compliments! It’s purrfect for fall because the shades are deep, warm, and colorful. My favorite shadows are Cateye and Strut ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the color combo is SO AUTUMNAL it makes me so happy. I love small compact palettes like this because they’re so easy to throw in your bag and take with you to show all your friends ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also can we just talk about the packaging for a second?? How stinking cute! Winky Lux always has the most adorable product packaging. Ugh I just love them.

How cute is my kitty model, Olive??

I borrowed my kitten niece for these pics and she was less than happy to be a part of it lol

I also recently discovered that Winky Lux has a sister company Laqa & Co. They have insanely creamy lip colors, and recently released their Cloud Lip collection which is everything you think it sounds like and more. The colors go on my lips so smooth, and last for hours thanks to the avocado oil they’re made with! When I say it’s like they somehow managed to put a cloud in tube I’m not exaggerating. I’ve tried sooo many lip products that claim to go on smooth, but this is a whole new level. They also make my lips look nice and plump which is always a nice touch ๐Ÿ™‚ Winky Lux and Laqa & Co products are all cruelty free as well which is something I can totally get behind.

From left to right: Cherub, Daydream, Sunshower, and Storm

Sunshower

Cherub

Storm

Daydream

This is my first post in my fall series so I hope you guys enjoyed it!! I have a lot of fun things planned, so make sure you stick around by subscribing!! It would make me sooo happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Also be sure to check out the new Kitten Palette and Cloud Lips!! They are an essential addition to your fall makeup routine ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re for sure a part of mine! If you guys wanna see a full makeup routine with these products let me know and I would love to do one! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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