My First Ball!

Hello Lovelies!

This past Saturday was the United States Marine Corps ball for my boyfriend’s unit and I was blessed enough to be able to attend. I wasn’t able to last year, so I was thrilled to do so this year. It landed on the day before our anniversary, so it was a glamorous night on the town for us at the same time. It was such an honor to be surrounded by such patriotic, brave, and admirable men and women. I wanted to share my dress because it’s so beautiful and not something I would have worn when I was stuck in my comfort zone.

DSCN8066132

DSCN8068132

DSCN8073124

The dress is from Camille La Vie as well as the shoes. My earrings are vintage costume jewelry earrings from my mother’s extensive collection. If you’d like a tutorial on my make up look, please let me know!

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those men and women that have fought and defended my freedom since the beginning of this great nation. Homecomings are a big deal in the Military Family community. Especially around the holidays. It is a true blessing when these men and women come back alive. It breaks my heart seeing the fallen soldiers come home to sad families. We need to take a moment each and everyday to remember and thank them for the price they have paid.

My friends over at Man Crates have introduced me to their products recently and I could not be more excited about them. They essentially create packages…”crates” that make great WELCOME HOME gifts for those deployed. I know plenty of people that are always looking for ideas regarding Homecoming Packages or Care Packages. This company has nailed it.

Some of the things they package are not things one would normally think of. Welcoming a Soldier home requires a lot of tact. Usually they want liquor because they don’t have much access to it overseas. However, if you’re under 21 like me and my Marine…beef jerky is an option! Hahaha!

OR! You can prepare him for the Zombie Apocalypse. There’s always options. I feel like the most important items need to be luxurious and comforting. Something to relax them in the shower, like a body scrub or a rejuvenating soap. Perhaps a good book or a mini-vacation that will help them unplug for a few days…although it should be weeks.

Out of everything put into a package, the best thing you can give a soldier that’s come home is a listening ear. They need someone to listen.

This Veteran’s Day thank a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Coastie, or Airmen.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

October Outfits!

Hello Lovelies!

I honestly cannot believe October is over. My birthday came and went just like it has for the past four years or so. The Holiday season is pretty much here and all the madness that comes with it. I went out of my comfort zone A LOT this past month because I felt like my old teenage fears should be left back in the past. I am also really excited about how much my make up skills have improved.

InstaSize_2014_8 _ 304290

Dress: Marshalls; Scarf: Charming Charlie; Sandals: TJ Maxx; Necklace: Monogram Online.

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 43929

Top: Forever 21; Pants: Jennifer Lopez; Shoes: Calvin Klein; Necklace: Max & Chloe. (Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.)

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 97169

Tank Top: Target; Cardigan: Gap; Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Sperry Boatsider; Watch: Michael Kors; Necklace: Monogram Online.

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 147870

Top: Forever 21; Skirt: Forever 21; Shoes: Marshall’s; Necklace: Max & Chloe

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 178374

Dress: Macy’s; Shoes: Skechers; Bracelet: Tempting Accessories (Miami Boutique)

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 185584

Dress: Macy’s; Shoes: Steve Madden; Ring: For Love 21. (Let me know if you’d like me to make a tutorial for this look on YouTube!)

InstaSize_2014_9 _ 1111263

Top: Gap; Jeans: Forever 21; Boots: TJ Maxx; Earrings: Charming Charlie

In case you’re interested in my October Favorites, here is the video!

Hope you all had a wonderful October!

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Coastal Scents Blush Palette

Hello Lovelies!

As promised, I am showing you all the swatches to the Coastal Scents Blush Palette my boyfriend gave me a few weeks ago. I will link the video to my review in case any of you are interested in buying it. If you click on the pictures, it will take you to the direct link on the Coastal Scents website that this palette is available. I highly recommend these blushes. They are very creamy and pigmented. None of them are chalky or over-the-top. I love how blendable they are and affordable as well!

20141028_160938

20141028_160957

3

4

This video is NOT sponsored and neither is the blog post. These are my opinions and they were purchased by my boyfriend.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

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!

Love,

Tiffany

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.

WarbyParkerCollage.jpg

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.

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 4.04.34 PM

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 4.04.43 PM

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.

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 4.04.53 PM

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! 

Love,

Tiffany

Back to School Outfits!

Hello Lovelies!

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!

IMG_20140803_114749

IMG_20140805_201940

IMG_20140807_113409

IMG_20140813_081314

IMG_20140817_143758

IMG_20140901_104523

IMG_20140906_115019

IMG_20140907_154815

IMG_20140913_115712

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,

Tiffany

Love in Lilac

Hello Lovelies!

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.

Edited

Edited3

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!

Edited2

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,

Tiffany

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.

K09kMT6GTpOVBO9EDEfnww

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!

Hello Lovelies!

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!

Love,

Tiffany