It’s never easy adapting to change. It’s even more difficult when life becomes comfortable and routine. However, sometimes change can be a good thing.

I grew up in sunny Southern California. This was a place I was raised being exposed to all types of food, places, and people. I absolutely loved it. I traveled some throughout my youngin’ years, mainly to surrounding areas, but I never knew what it was like to not have easy access to all these things I loved. I became comfortable with what I would label as “the city life”.

When I was eight years old, my parents dropped the bomb on my sister and I, and told us we were relocating to a farm in a little town in South Georgia. Geography was not my forte at that age, so I had no clue we were moving to the middle of nowhere. You could saw I was more than shocked when we arrived at our new home.

My new neighbors were chickens and the closest human being wasn’t within walking distances. Outside my window was practically a forest, and the nearest grocery store was a long and quiet 15 minute drive. Transitioning to a completely different environment was beyond difficult. Little did I know, this move, this change was a good thing.

In this little town, I was able to learn and grow in ways that I wouldn’t have expected. I learned to become an explorer and lover of nature and animals, I mean I did live in the woods… I learned patience and appreciation for my surroundings. I learned life doesn’t always have to be chaotic and rushed. I learned that you can be happy wherever you are in the world, as long as you surround yourself with amazing people.

This little town might have been scary at first, but I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. Everything we go through in life is for one sole purpose, to teach us something. It’s our decision whether we want to travel through the journey with a smile or frown.

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“If it scares you, it might be worth a try.”


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  1. Pumpkin pie or apple pie? Apple Pie
  2. Favorite fall song(s)? “Autumn Leaves” by Ed Sheehan and  “Something Wild” by Andrew McMahon, Lindsey Stirling
  3. Favorite halloween song(s)? “This Is Halloween” from Nightmare Before Christmas and “I Put A Spell On You” by Bette Midler
  4. Favorite fall drink? Chai tea latte
  5. Favorite fall food(s)? Carrot cake, pumpkin seeds, mash potatoes and cream corn; I know it’s a random combination hehe
  6. Favorite Halloween/fall movie(s)? Hocus Pocus and Twitches
  7. Favorite fall color? Mustard yellow screams fall to me. You can definitely find me wearing my mustard yellow cardigan from Urban Outfitters at least four times a week. img_7227
  8. Favorite Halloween candy? Sour Punch Twists or Kit Kat
  9. Leggings or jeans? Is this even an argument? 100% LEGGINGS. YES, they are pants in my book haha
  10. Favorite fall blogs? I haven’t come across one yet, but if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments. I would be happy to check them out.
  11. 10 mini pumpkins or 1 big pumpkin? 10 mini pumpkins for sure!
  12. Favorite book to read in the fall? The Harry Potter series seems to be my favorite around the holiday seasons.
  13. Favorite candle scent(s)? Bath & Body Works Leaves and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles.
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  14. Coffee or tea? Both! Always both!
  15. Favorite fall activities? Bonfires, devouring s’mores and cuddling
  16. Caramel apple or candy apple? Caramel apple
  17. Favorite fall outfit? Big comfy sweater/cardigan, leggings and boots.
  18. Sweaters or jackets? Definitely sweaters! They’re comfier than jackets. But I still love styling jackets.
  19. Halloween or Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving. I love food (:
  20. What do you have for Thanksgiving? I believe we are the only family in America who chooses roast chicken for thanksgiving instead of turkey. With sides of cream corn, mash potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries, and corn bread.
  21. Sweet treats or salty treats? Sweet treats
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  22. Corn maze or haunted house? Neither! I’m a scardy-cat
  23. Traditional jack-o-lanterns or artistic jack-o-lanterns? Artistic jack-o-lanterns
  24. Zombies or vampires? Zombies
  25. Scarves or hats? Hats! Especially, beanies with pom poms on them.
  26. Do you like baking? Yes! Fall baking is the best! The spices make the entire house smell amazing. 
  27. What’s your favorite thing about fall? By the time fall roles around I’ve had enough of the scorching hot summer, so my favorite thing about fall is when the air begins to become crisp and chilly. Seeing the leaves transition into beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow makes me smile so big. Also, fall fashion is incredible.
  28. What’s your favorite shops/brands for fab fall outerwear? Forever 21 always has a great selection of sweaters and jackets, so I tend to shop there. Lately, I’ve been loving Zara. Their clothing is little pricier  than Forever 21, but you pay for better quality clothing. 
  29. How would you style rain boots? Since I lived in South Georgia the majority of my life, I pretty much wore rain boots half the year. I will say its much easier to stye rain boots in the fall. I would usually wear a pair of leggings, a cute oversized sweater and top it off with a beanie with pom poms of course.
  30. What fall trend are you most excited for? I am super excited for all the fall boots. Over the knee, suede, cut-outs, ankle, combat, etc. Boots are my all time favorite shoes.
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Threw it back to 2011, strolling through the city with my jean jacket, singing Hot Chelle Rae’s “Downtown Girl” because it’s just so catchy. There’s nothing I love more than putting on my go-to outfit and heading downtown for a coffee date or in this case, an impromptu photoshoot with my sister.

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I find happiness in walking the streets of downtown and gazing aimlessly at the beautiful historic buildings. And words can’t explain how ecstatic I get when I see Christmas lights hanging from wall to wall.

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My go-to outfit for these types of occasions is simple and hella comfy. I practically live in these MOTO Black Ripped Jamie Jeans from Topshop. They’re extremely comfortable. And the distressed knees add a grunge factor that I absolutely love. My top is a grey tank from Brandy Melville and we all know their clothing is pretty much made of clouds. Underneath my top, I wore a burnt yellow lace bralette from Me to We. I threw on my favorite Oversized Vintage Denim Jacket from Pacsun, just incase the weather got chilly. And to complete my outfit, I wore classic white Converses, which let’s be honest…shouldn’t even be considered white at this point.Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with a4 preset

Summer is coming to an end, so now is the time to get in all your last minute summer travels. Sometimes, planning a trip to a tropical island or a foreign city isn’t ideal for a budget or convenience, but you can still have a wonderful vacation locally. 
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My family and I recently took a two day trip to Dana Point Beach for a staycation at the Monarch Beach Resort. Although, the location was thirty minutes from home, I still felt as if we were miles away. The resort had a gorgeous view of the ocean and included many activities on the premises. My favorite part of the trip was driving by their butterfly sanctuary. The beach was equally as beautiful as the butterflies.

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For the duration of our short trip, I lived in this swim suit combo. My unique swim top is from Aerie from American Eagle. My simple black tied bathing suit bottoms are from OP. I used my absolute favorite top from TopShop as a cover up. The high slit on the side of this top make it even more summer appropriate and spices up an ordinary button up.

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Summer may be ending, but I’m happy to have made so many memories. Stay wild, child. <3
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Photographed by: Katie Nguyen

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This summer we took a family trip to Oahu, Hawaii and it was absolutely magical. I would have to say Hawaii is by far my favorite vacation spot. I am a sucker for tropical weather, beaches, fresh fruits, breathtaking views and spending the majority of my time in shorts, crop tops and my swim suit.


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During our stay, I made great use of this beautiful fringe cardigan from The Mint Julep Boutique. Honestly, it was the perfect cardigan for this occasion. The fringe details instantly gave all my outfits a boho vibe and I loved it. This cardigan kept me cool during the day, but also added some warmth for the nights spent walking down the beach. It also worked very well as a swim suit cover up. Mint Julep’s Flawless Fringe Cardigan is so versatile, it has to be one of my must-haves for summer.
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When on vacation with my family, we don’t like to waste time sitting around, and why would you when you’re on such a beautiful island? So, there wasn’t much time to get ready and that was okay, because this fringe cardigan made it easy to look put together without even trying. All I had to do was put on a pair of shorts, a crop top and finish it off with the cardigan and I was all set. Simple but cute outfits in a jiffy and I was ready to explore Oahu.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetCheck out The Mint Julep Boutique in the links below:
Website- The Mint Julep Boutique
Cardigan- Flawless Fringe Cardigan
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/shopthemint/