Teenage Reflections

Hello Lovelies!

Today is officially my last day as a teenager. It’s rather bittersweet because the six “tormenting” years of being a teenager are finally over, but that only means that I’m an adult forever now. I mean I can still keep the kid at heart alive, but technically I am an adult and I will be until the day God calls me home. In my last year of being a teenager I have learned more about life and its ways than in the entire six years combined.

I wanted to share a few of the things I have learned this past year because I feel they might help out some teenagers that love blogs and somehow come across mine. Maybe they will even comfort someone who has not come to terms with their teenaged years.

  • Music heals. Music inspires. Find your music and enjoy it.
  • Family is not necessarily blood.
  • Friends come and go, but family doesn’t. You’re stuck with them. Learn to love them and appreciate them.
  • Your parents are your best friends. They want what’s best for you. Take care of them.
  • Whatever you do to spite your parents now, will come back to you…with your own kids and double. (I don’t have kids but I have seen this happen pretty much every single day.)
  • Be nice to everyone, especially children.
  • No matter what, dress up. It changes your mood in ways you never thought possible.
  • Money will get you many things except manners. Manners matter.
  • Let Go and Let God.
  • Death is permanent….disgustingly permanent. Hug the ones you love now. It might be a while till you see them again.
  • Everything happens for a reason. Unfortunately, your biggest dreams could become your worst nightmare but it’s better to trust that something better is to come because…SOMETHING BETTER IS TO COME.
  • Having a negative attitude will not help the situation. It is okay to grieve, to cry, to scream, but it is not okay to stay in that mentality for a long time. It is not healthy. Get help. Seek help. Talk to someone. ANYONE. Heck, write me an email if you feel lonely. I’ll answer. (positivitygalore@gmail.com)
  • The amount of likes on Instagram do not measure your self-worth.
  • Do not lose your self-worth for likes and other types of approval on social media.
  • Be careful what you post. It will come back to haunt you.
  • It is okay to change your opinion because sometimes we don’t know better.
  • People will always have opinions and you will ALWAYS have the option to ignore them.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to cut people out of your life. Toxic people can drain you and your motivation to get what you want out of life.
  • Learn from others and their mistakes. You won’t make them all yourself.
  • There are people that like the same “weird” things as you out there. Just find them.
  • The world does not have the same kind heart as you do, but you will find people that do. Cherish them.
  • Concealer does wonders.
  • So does water.
  • & Cuban coffee.
  • Follow your dreams. Follow your dreams. Follow your dreams. You might not get to do so how you wanted to, but a step forward is progress no matter how small of a step.
  • When you’re angry…write it out and burn it.
  • The people that tell you it’s impossible are the ones that gave up or never started.
  • Find a person that likes you and accepts you at your worst. People run away when things get ugly, but those that stay are angels.
  • Be an angel for someone everyday.
  • Miracles DO happen.

I learned a lot more than that, but I wanted to keep it short and simple. I’m still a bit stunned that I turn 20 in a matter of hours. I’m proud of myself for changing and evolving into a brave woman this year. It’s taken a lot of guts to do many of the things I have done this year. I have stood up for myself. I have gone against the current/flow and done what I think needs to be done. My gut must be mighty happy that I’ve followed her like crazy.

God Bless & Be Happy!



P.S. Thank you to all of you that read my blog and follow me on all of my accounts. Your support means so much to me.

Warby Parker

Hello Lovelies!

I was blessed enough to be contacted by some lovely people over at Warby Parker. They introduced me to their eyeglass collection as well as their sunglass collection. I immediately fell in love because statement sunglasses speak to me. These works of art have simplified sophistication and elegance.


The eyeglass collection for this Fall filled my heart with joy. A lot of my eyeglass wearing friends complain that the options available to them are either too simple or unprofessional. Eyeglasses are a necessity for many and it’s unfortunate to wear a pair of glasses that are uncomfortable and unflattering for your facial structure.

What really struck me about these eyeglasses is what Warby Parker is doing with them. For every pair purchased, another pair will be donated through their non profit partners. Win-win for someone trying to look professional and for someone who cannot afford a pair of eyeglasses.

Personally, I am more of a sunglasses person. Living in Miami, where the sun never stops shining forces me to protect my eyes from blinding glare every single day. When I opened the files that included the pictures of the fall collection of sunglasses, my jaw dropped.

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I saw these and immediately thought of South Beach. The clear frame makes it beachy, but edgy at the same time.

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Tortoise sunglasses are a classic. Audrey Hepburn, one of my fashion idols, wore them plenty of times and this masculine shape for the tortoise made me fall even more.

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Finally, the sandy sunglasses that are cute and sassy. They are simple, yet elegant and appropriate for almost any outfit and season.

Warby Parker made a video that captures the essence of the entire collection and I invite you to watch it. You can view the entire collection of eyeglasses here and the sunglasses here.

Thank you to my friends over at Warby Parker for this opportunity! 



Back to School Outfits!

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Hope the beautiful October weather is treating all of you well. Since I made my favorites video a “Back to School” favorites combining August and September, I figured I would do the same with my outfits for both months. All of the details are tagged on the pictures over on my Instagram page. (@positivitygalore) I’m actually proud of myself because I stepped out of my comfort zone a few times. Hope you all enjoy!










Hopefully October and the rest of Fall brings Miami some cooler weather. Lord knows I want to wear my boots and all my lovely scarves. If you have not noticed, I am obsessed with Charming Charlie. It’s probably one of my favorite places to shop. (It is my favorite place…what am I saying?)

God Bless & Be Happy!



Love in Lilac

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Feels great to be back on here after being absent for sometime. Business is great, but I missed being on here. I recently attended a wedding and in Miami…you need to look good for the wedding. I know you’re not supposed to go all out for a wedding, but this is Miami and we go all out for everything.



This dress was unlike anything I’ve worn before. I bought the dress at Camille La Vie and it is available HERE. The shoes are from Macy’s and the earrings are vintage costume jewelry from my mother’s collection. The clutch is from Charming Charlie!


My make up is a mixture of many different things. I posted a collage on Instagram that shows all the products used. It is available HERE.

God Bless & Be Happy!



Love for Lucas

Hello Lovelies!

Hope you are all doing well.

A family very near and dear to my heart has recently received the news that their beautiful and vibrant three year old has Leukemia (ALL).

The link I will provide explains all the details of what he is going through. The family needs help now that mom will be unable to work so she can take care of Lucas. Donations are being accepted through GoFundMe. The picture below will lead you to the link. Donations, prayers and shares are ideal. This family is one strong unit that makes me smile every single day. I ask my readers to please help this family out.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Help this family in anyway you can.


Help Lucas Giovane beat Leukemia.

Don’t just pray about what seems logical and possible. Pray HARD about the “impossible”. God will show you that NOTHING (nothing, nothing, nothing) is impossible with Him. Ever.

Lucas WILL beat Leukemia, but the Giovanes need our help.

Back to School Sites!

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One of the blessings of living in an era where everything is online, is that our college lives can become much easier. I use quite a few websites to keep me sane and organized. I wanted to share them with all of you because not a day goes by where someone doesn’t ask me, “Tiffany, how are you so organized?” It is in my nature. My dad is a Virgo. If that doesn’t say anything, I don’t know what does.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Yes, it’s a website for teachers. I’ve been using it since Junior year of high school. The cutest printables, binder covers, calendars, organizers, to-do lists, and even dividers are offered on here. Real teachers take time out of their day to put these together. There are so many that are free and there are others that you have to pay for, but I’m sure nothing goes over $5. I found my blog organizer on here and the editable calendars I send to my writers with their schedules for the month. If you like your paperwork to look cute, this is going to be your new favorite place.

The Smart Girls Group

This website has taught me so much. It has kept me informed on current events, taught me things about college that you only learn from older siblings or cousins, and introduced me quite a few brands I had never heard before. As a woman, this website makes me feel empowered. It honors me that I get to be an editor for their Beauty Column and that I get to expose my friends to the quality articles published in the Smart Girl’s Guide every month.

Khan Academy

You can find their videos on YouTube as well, but this place is the best place for Science and Math help. They also have Language Arts related videos which helped me out with grammar and such, immensely. If you have siblings in younger grades, save them with this website.

Google Calendar

If you have a GMail account, you have access to this beautiful feature. You can color-code events and things to do. It has helped me so much. Thirty minutes on a Sunday or Monday keeps me organized forever! I put everything in there. Meetings, dates, birthdays, schedules, quizzes, and the list goes on and on. The reminder option to your phone is also amazing.

Good luck this semester!

God Bless & Be Happy!



Latest Videos!

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Just dropping by with my latest videos for all of you to enjoy! Please let me know if you have any requests and/or suggestions.

God Bless & Be Happy!



Lessons We Learn

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This post might be rather ironic because there is a sad part to it, but I promise it ties into being positive and happy with life. Life isn’t easy. We all know it. Everyone has lived difficult times and everyone has heard someone else say, “Life isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.” Despite dealing with lots of problems and unfortunate circumstances, lovely circumstances do surface and situations improve. My high school Criminal Justice teacher always told me that problems didn’t go away, they just changed. I didn’t understand what he meant when he said that to me in tenth grade. I was fifteen then, but now I’m almost twenty and I completely understand what he was saying.

I have realized that in the past year or so I can’t wait for certain days to come in hopes that some situation will improve or I’ll get rid of an issue. I get excited for some peace of mind, but the moment comes and I’m already worried about something else. I do want to pat myself on the back though because I have significantly improved my life by removing loads of unnecessary negativity. (“You have to celebrate yourself”, is on of the lessons I’ve learned.) I have cut ties or separated myself from people that just didn’t seem to care whether they were part of my life or not. I have ignored rude comments about many of my decisions. I have stood my ground or walked away from certain situations that I felt weren’t worth my time. I HAVE STOPPED WORRYING ABOUT EVERYONE AROUND ME AND REALIZED THAT I CANNOT SOLVE EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS.

One of the perks of having “older than normal” parents is the quality advice I receive from them directly and indirectly. Their friends also offer great tips. One of my dad’s closest friends told me, “Don’t worry about other people and their problems too much. You will realize that you won’t even have time for other’s problems because you have many yourself.” It sounds a little selfish, but think about it. If I sat here and tried to solve every problem every friend/family member has told me they had, I would not be writing this blog post or attending Marlin’s games on Monday nights. “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

It does feel great helping people out. I am all for that, but it’s important that you don’t set yourself on fire to keep other people warm. Sometimes the best way you can help a friend/family member with many problems is by simply listening. Many a times, people don’t even want advice! They just want to let out all the emotions…which leads me to my point.

Tonight Roly and I attended a Marlins game. While at the game, I received news that Robin Williams had passed away due to suicide. He was battling with depression. Depression is not a joke. Depression is a legitimate disease that people battle every single day. If there’s anything we can learn from Robin William’s death is how destructive depression can be. It is unfortunate that so many souls cannot find peace and comfort anywhere, thus leading them to take their own lives. It’s important to listen to people.

I know, from personal experience, that when I am feeling severely overwhelmed I just want someone to listen. Letting my emotions out allows me to clear my thoughts and move on to solve my problem. Whether someone is depressed, struggles with PTSD, or is having a rough day it’s good to know they have a listener. God knows I am blessed to love a great listener. My parents are also excellent listeners. My best listener are God and my notebooks. Sometimes I don’t think it’s fair to “dump” my emotions all over someone…so I just grab my pen and let the ink do all the work. If you don’t have a listener (or you think you don’t) find a healthy escape. Some people workout and some people write. There’s always a way out of a problem, but there’s no going back when you’re dead. Suicide is a PERMANENT solution to a temporary problem. Realize the permanence of death.

My lesson for you today is…listen. You’ll learn a lot and you will help a friend/family member more than you can imagine. Venting is healthy. Having someone that listens is a blessing. Be a blessing.

RIP Robin Williams.

RIP all the victims of suicide.

Prayers to all those battling depression.

Remember that you always have your friend the semicolon;.

God Bless & Be Happy!



Panorama With Rey Anthony!

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God works in mysterious ways. I’ve always been a fan of broadcast media. Whether it be radio or television, I love broadcast media. I also happen to love politics. I don’t live, breathe, eat it…but I think it’s important to be an informed voter and I think it’s even more important to vote. We are BLESSED in this country to have the opportunity to vote. Our voices can be heard, but if we don’t open our mouths or bubble in the sheets…then we’re not getting anywhere.

A friend from high school, Rey Anthony Lastre, has his own radio show here in Miami. It’s called Panorama and it is on Actualidad Radio 1020 AM at 12:00pm every Saturday. He invited me to be on the show this Saturday and I could not be happier. I want to invite all of you to tune into the show where we are going to discuss gun control. The show is in Spanish, but I still invite you to tune in.

If you live in Miami, please change your dial to 1020 AM at 12:00pm (noon) this Saturday! I will put a link down below that will take you to the Live Stream of the radio station so you can tune in from work, your library, your bed, or your boat. Doesn’t matter! I just highly encourage you to listen to the show.

Link to show! *Click the pictures to go to the live audio as well*



Thanks for tuning in and thank you to Rey Anthony Lastre for having me on his show. It was such an amazing experience. Can’t wait to do it again.

*Click on the pictures for direct link to radio station*

God Bless & Be Happy!



July Outfits!

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Another month down, ladies and gentlemen. We are five months away from 2015 and about two months away from my birthday! Yay for your girl turning 20! Anyway, I wanted to share the outfits I wore this month. Well…the ones I shared. I spent a lot of time indoors this month because I was busy working on projects and it did NOT stop raining here in Miami. If it wasn’t raining water, it was raining mosquitoes. Goodness gracious.

So happy to be welcoming August! Each picture takes you to my Instagram account (@positivitygalore). All the outfits have the brands tagged so you know where I got them in case you want your own!

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I wore too much black…but I compensated with some pops of color here and there. Those outfits in black were worn for three of the hardest days of my life. I’m more at peace now because God knows what He’s doing. Super duper excited for August!

Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel with my very first video — July Favorites!

God Bless & Be Happy!