Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall Fashion Under 40$

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a fun packed weekend. This weekend I took the first of my CSETs (tests to become a teacher for anyone who is unfamiliar with the term) and then I went out with some friends afterwards! Of course I ended up getting sick and just laying in bed the rest of the weekend, but that meant online shopping and that's exactly what I did!

I don't know about you guys, but I am obsessed with Windsor! They have such cute clothes at really affordable prices! Since fall is approaching (can you believe August is over this week?!) I did some much needed clothes shopping and picked up some fun pieces for this fall. Here in Southern California it doesn't get cooler until about November so I decided to pick up a super cute taupe midi dress and this pink suede moto jacket to layer over it on cooler nights. I am honestly OBSESSED with this pink moto jacket and I can't wait for my package in the mail! The best part? All of these pieces are UNDER 40$!! You're Welcome. I know I haven't done any fashion posts with me wearing the clothes, but I will be sure to do that as soon as I can to show you all how cute these pieces are! What are some of your favorite fall styles? Anything you want to see? Let me know in the comments below!

XO, Destinee Nicole

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Monday, August 22, 2016

A Style Guide For 8am Classes

Happy Monday Everyone! Today is the first day of my fall semester! So in honor of that I decided to do another College Edition post on some quick and easy fashion and beauty for those 8am classes. I don't know about any of you, but I was once the college student that showed up in sweats to my 8am classes. Needless to stay, I felt so blah on those days. Ever since then I have been mixing and matching my favorite basic pieces that make getting out the door before 8am a breeze. Shorts, a basic tee, some converse and some sort of accessory! Easy. Other than getting dressed in the morning, I always make sure to put some sort of makeup on. Even the most simple of makeup makes me feel 100x more put together than a bare face. Some concealer, mascara, and a nude lip are perfect for just that. What are some of your quick and simple beauty and fashion go to pieces for when you need to get out of the door early? Drop them in the comments below, i'd love to check them out!

P.S. The Rebecca Minkoff Sandals in look three are 50% off!

Have a great week!

XO, Destinee Nicole










Monday, August 15, 2016

College Edition: What To Expect Your First Semester Of College



Whether you are diving right into a four year college or starting out at a two year college, here are a few things you should expect your first semester of college. I am heading into my final year of college this next week and I couldn't be more excited for that. These past five years (yes, five years) have taught me a lot and I have met so many really great people along the way. So without further ado, here are some things that these past years have taught me that may help you out as you start this adventure.

  1. Before the first day of classes make sure you go and find where all of your classes are, because nothing is worse than running around frantically trying to find where your next class is and then walking in late. (Been there, done that). You better believe the following semester I hunted down my classes before hand. Soon enough you will figure out where everything and this will become less of a necessity later on. 
  2. There are a ton of new things happening now that you are in college. This is most likely your first time away on your own and off without your high school bff. As scary as this may seem, take it and turn it into something awesome. Join clubs that have to do with your interests, rush a sorority, try out for a club sport, and participate in those silly events your residence hall puts on. These guys are just starting out also and will most likely be some of your greatest friends once you graduate. 
  3. Ahh the "freshman fifteen". It is only a real thing if you let it be. Find your gym on campus and make sure you fit it into your schedule somewhere. It is paid for by your tuition. Other than the gym, you will be temped by the delicious options that your meal plan and dinning hall have to offer. Not to mention all the parties you will attend with endless booze (sorry mom). Those calories will add up if you don't pay attention. I think this is an overrated concept so don't worry to much about it. Just make sure you are being conscious of what you are eating and how much you are exercising if you don't want the freshmen fifteen to be a thing. 
  4. Are you commuting to school and right about now you are freaking out about how you are going to make friends since you aren't going to be in the dorms like the rest of your friends? Don't worry. I was that person. I turned out fine. Like I stated in #2, join clubs and try out for a sports. It may be a little bit more work because things on campus aren't as accessible if you are commuting, but it is still possible. There is normally events the first week of school that are advertised all over the place. Look out for those and make time to attend. It will be worth it in the end. 
  5. Your first semester, make sure you find out where the important resources you will need are. For instance, find the Starbucks or coffee shop on campus. You will need it. The library will be your best friend when you need somewhere to study. Sure you can probably find that easy enough, but make sure you walk around and stake out a spot that you enjoy studying at. Some levels of the library are quiet zones and others are for group work. Just find your place, grab a coffee and a snack and hunker down. Find your advisors on campus, they will save your life when you have questions about what classes you need to be taking. Also, find out where your professors offices are located. You'll want to know where they are when you don't know how to figure out problem number 23 on your third homework assignment. 
  6. Lastly, this is not like high school anymore. A ton of responsibility just landed in your lap, but you got this. Enjoy these next four years. Like the saying goes, work hard party harder. Nail those courses, be the life of the party, start a club, and join the team. Each person writes their own story just remember it is what you make of it. Welcome to college life. 

I hope these tips help guide you in the right direction as you navigate your first semester. This can't possibly be all the information out there and so you will learn a lot as you go. Stay tuned for some upcoming College Edition posts on supplies you'll want to have, some style & beauty tips and tricks, and how to find balance in this crazy new life. 

Are you a first time freshman? Did you find these tips helpful? Have anymore questions for me? Drop them in the comments or you can find my email here.

Have a great week!

XO, Destinee Nicole


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Office Space Inspiration



Sabrina's office makeover at Pink Little Notebook

Lauren's office space at The Fashionista Diary

This Megan Wright Design Co office feature at Best Friends for Frosting

Rachel Parcell's new office space at Pink Peonies


Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I wanted to post a little office space inspiration! Lately I have been really wanting to redo my office area especially with the new school year approaching. I decided to put together some of my school year essentials that include a big tote like this Michael Kors Tote and this Target Yearly Planner, but then I also wanted to feature some of my favorite office spaces that I have seen on some of your blogs!

I really love the light and bright looks that these four blogs have created for themselves. I am dying for a new desk, storage space, and some inspiration boards to post all of my ideas. I can't wait to be able to create the space of my my dreams! If you have an office space post on your blog, I would love to check it out, so post a link down below!

XO, Destinee Nicole

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

22 Goals For My 22nd Year



Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today marks my 22nd birthday. *Queue Taylor Swift* So for fun I thought I would share 22 goals I have for my 22nd year. This past year I have let myself slack of A LOT, but I plan to turn that around this year. I have a ton of goals I want to pursue and I need to start getting to them! For one, I love posting on here and connecting with everyone, but I don't do it enough. One of the biggest things I am wanting to change. With that being said, here are the rest of my goals for the year:

1. Take up yoga (this has been a big on and off for me)
2. Receive my bachelors degree
3. Hike more often
4. Work more often on my blog
5. Read more often
6. Finish decorating the apartment
7. Get accepted into a teaching credential program
8. Build my closet
9. Be genuine
10. Make new friends
11. Start & Finish some of my DIY projects
12. Work hard at getting better with makeup
13. Get outside more often
14. Continue working on my photography
15. Take risks
16. Visit another state
17. Lose those extra lbs you've been wanting to shred
18. Work hard & Don't make excuses
19. Complain less
20. Be positive more
21. Stick to all of these goals
22. Live life & Be happy


I'd love for you to share some of your own goals! What are you all working on lately?



I am off to celebrate for the remainder of the week/weekend with family and friends! Plenty of margaritas and yummy food. Have a great day!

XO, Destinee Nicole




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