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These heels are on my must list. Striped heels are absolutely two of my favorite things.

Carly and Krista both posted blogging tips this week! They are two of my favorite bloggers, and they give such great advice.

Have you seen the new arrivals from Lilly? I am loving all the orange and pink.

I've recently become obsessed with this song again. It defined a lot of my childhood (and my naps).

Camping With Cats is one of my favorite Instagrams. All the pictures make me laugh so much because my cat would not go for that at all.

Everyone needs to go follow Elizabeth on Pinterest.

Vineyard home goals. Might somehow incorporate this into my dorm?

Can it be spring so I can get this coral linen-cotton dress?

I'm learning about viruses in AP Bio right now, and this TEDTalk is so cool because it deals with science and humanity.

xx, jKm


Wardrobe Cleanse

Before college, one of my goals is to clean out my closet and get new clothes. I've been feeling kind of blah with my closet lately. Maybe again it's because it's winter, but I feel like I've lost my sense of style. That's probably because all I wear is jeans and a t-shirt. Hello, senioritis... 

The past couple of weeks I've been going through my closet, slowly but surely. I started with getting rid of stuff that I haven't worn in at least a year. This was kind of hard because sometimes I'll get something and then never wear it. I feel awful getting rid of this stuff because it's money wasted, but it's just taking space up in my closet. I don't have a ton of room already in my closet, so keeping stuff I don't wear doesn't make sense. Lately I've been straying away from my more "preppy" style, and I really want to go back to that. I defintely feel like it suits me more as a person, and I've been trying to focus on what's popular rather than what I like.

Here are some of my essentials that I am definitely keeping in my closet. (Everything is J.Crew/Factory because of the background not because everything I own is from J.Crew.)

xx, jKm


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I already have my prom dress, but this would be a great option.

I love graffitied walls, so this guide for ones in Atlanta is perfect. Any of my friends want to do this with me?

Let's talk about my new favorite person: Katie Nolan. She's all things I like in my sports personalities: 1. a woman, 2. funny, and 3. smart. If I told you I haven't been watching her nonstop, I'd be lying.

Can this be my dorm? I am so obsessed with browsing through dorm stuff because senioritis is real, y'all. Plus I just got the day I can pick my dorm, and I am so excited.

I've been getting into (the idea of) sandals more and more, and this pair from Sam Edelman is so cute. Where are you spring...

But winter isn't quite over, so I've been eyeing knee high black suede boots, and I think these are too great because they're waterproof.

My Mood Board has been all over the place, but then again so have I.

Not a link, but y'all need to watch "A Ballerina's Tale" on Netflix. It's a documentary about Misty Copeland, and it's absolutely amazing.

Speaking of Misty Copeland, have y'all seen her recreate Degas' paintings? The Little Dancer one might be my favorite because I love that piece of work so much.

Hope y'all had a wonderful short week!
xx, jKm


Wishlist for Game Days

Okay, so I know it's only February, but I am already thinking about Game Day like it's next week. Who can blame me? Next season is my first football season as a student, and I am so excited to spend my Saturdays in Bryant-Denny. There's one problem... I don't own nearly enough crimson and white for football season. I didn't know that I even wanted to go to Alabama until last summer, so most of my wardrobe is still blue and white. I have a few houndstooth things and a couple accessories, but I am in desperate need of more stuff for game day. I know I'll probably spend most of the summer shopping for new items, but who's to say I can't start looking right now? (Also, this is helping me with football withdrawals. At least baseball starts soon.)

I might have to buy all of this because this seems like a perfect game day outfit for August. I can't wait for spring to actually be in full swing, so there are more options to pick from. #RollTide
xx, jKm


18 Things I've Learned

Yesterday was my 18th birthday, and I can't believe I am an officially an "adult." It's really hard to believe, but obviously I don't feel like an adult yet. I recently read Sandra Cisneros' "Eleven" for an AP Lit essay, and I thought it was fitting for my "birth-week." 
"And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don't. You open your eyes and everything's just like yesterday, only it's today. And you don't feel eleven at all. You feel like you're still ten. And you are --underneath the year that makes you eleven." 
So I don't feel like I am 18, but I did have a lot of "wow. This is all about to over" thoughts during school. My school does this thing where we have a luncheon as a way to recognize good grades, and about halfway through, I looked at my friends and said, "This is our last gold lunch." It's really scary to think about how I am graduating in only a short three months and eight days, but I am definitely excited to be getting ready to go out in the "real world." It's terrifying but exciting. 

What's a birthday dinner without a sombrero and whipped cream all over your face?

Since I turned 18, I thought I would share 18 things I've learned over the years. My 18 years have been nowhere near normal, but who's to say what normal actually is? 

1. Sometimes you just have to wear a tiara or sequins to make yourself feel better. 
Do what makes you happy. Over the years, I've learned to stop caring about what other people think about you. I strongly believe in more sparkle is necessary in life, so why not wear my sequined skirt out in the middle of the day? Especially when it makes me happier. 

2. Don't hold onto people who clearly want to leave. 
This is something I defintely learned in middle school. I tried so hard to keep the exact same friends I made in sixth grade over the next two years. Life doesn't work that way. Relationships, whether it is romantic or friendship, goes both ways. Stop putting in all your effort to something the other person doesn't want. 

3. Dance parties to Taylor Swift or One Direction are always acceptable. 
I am known to blast T.Swift and One Direction and sing very off-key, but I love it. I do this in my car when I am driving home from school, and I don't care if people stare at me. 

4. Life's short. Buy the Terracotta warrior statue. 
Did anyone else's Target have these like ten years ago? Like you could buy, but we didn't, and my mom and sister have regretted it ever since. This also falls under the treat yo self motto. If you love something and it brings you joy, buy it. 

5. In the end, everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end. 
My mom tells me this all the time, and it's a nice reminder. 

6. If you don't like raisins, make your own trail mix. 
I used to buy trail mix, but I hate raisins, so I was spending $7 and not eating half of it. I realized I should just make my own trail mix with stuff I love. If you don't like something, change it. 

7. Don't be ashamed about what you love. 
I am an unabashed nerd. I love Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who. Maybe me loving those things so much that I read theories about them all the time makes me lame, but who cares? Not me. 

8. Spending time with your best friends is always special even if you're sitting on their bed while scrolling through Twitter.
Your best friends in high school are so important, and you only have four years to spend every moment you can with them. Days spent sitting with Natalie watching TV or scrolling through Twitter are just as important as the days we got out and have adventures. 

9. Sometimes you just need to watch an entire season of a show on Netflix in one day. 
Days can be rough, and sometimes all you can do is accidentally watch an entire season of a show and go to school sleep deprived. 

10. Never, ever turn down a chance to go shopping with your mom or to watch a game with your dad. 
Or whatever you do with your parents. I've learned that time with my parents is incredibly important especially since my dad got transferred. 

11. You are not required to be the same person you were five minutes ago. 
Growing up means just that. Growing up. People change, and no one should expect you to be the same person forever. 

12. Work hard so you can party harder. 
This sounds weird because I don't party, but I do believe hard work is everything. 

13. Breakfast at Tiffany's can fix anything. 
I'm basically Blair Waldorf, but this is my favorite movie. No matter how bad I am feeling, just listening to Moon River makes me so much happier. 

14. Become best friends with your teachers. They can be one of your greatest support systems. 
I love my teachers so much, and they've supported me over the past four years in ways I could not imagine. Talk to your teachers outside of class. Go ask for extra help. Do your homework. 

15. "There's always next year." 
This is something my dad always tells me when our sports teams lose. There's always next year. You can always rebuild and make things better for the next season. 

16. The future is never fully set in stone.
Things can always change, and if you spend too much time planning, you miss out on the fun. Don't worry too much about the future because life can bring anything that can change your plans. 

17. The bigger the hair (bow), the closer to God. 
Need I say more?

18. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." 
I am not one for leaving my little box, but I've learned when you step outside, life becomes more fun. More interesting. More exciting. My best example of this is me managing the football team. It terrified me to start something so new, so unknown, but I am so glad I did because I met some of my favorite people through football. My high school experience would be nowhere close as amazing as it was without football, and to think, I thought about quitting freshman year.

Hope y'all have a good Friday!!!
xx, jKm


Midweek Motivation


Sorry this is a little late, but newspaper was definitely consuming all my time the past two days, and then I stayed home from school today because I wasn't feeling great then my power went out... I love this little quote from the Daily Mark. It makes me laugh every time I see it. This is a fun fact about me, but I love Kanye. I can't exactly pinpoint why, but I do love his excessive pride in himself. Now, that doesn't work in the real world, which is why it says with a hint. One of my 2016 goals was to focus on myself and not worry about other people, and I can't wait to start building something great. 

xx, jKm


February Goals

January was not a good month, which I've told y'all, but Mercury isn't suppose to be in retrograde until April, so I think I am good for a while. I decided to make February the unofficial start of my 2016, and I created a list of goals I want to accomplish specifically for this month. I am definitely excited to get started and have a really good month.

Blog three times a week. I am going to do my very, very best to update regularly. I think I've finally gotten back into the swing of things, and I finally feel more inspired and less unmotivated. Hopefully this will workout, and I can stop being MIA for periods of time.

Post 2 Outfits. Another blog goal. I've never been great at this mainly because of time. I'm starting small. I think I can get two outfit posts done this month, and then as time goes on, I want to increase the frequency.

Finish my homework every night. Whoops... Senioritis has hit, y'all. I've been putting off my homework until the morning or class before, and that's not the best idea. I want to at least get through the next two months before I fully give up on high school.

Cross off two things on my 101 in 1001 list. I only have 11 months left for my list, and I gotta get working on crossing everything off. I think visiting the CFB HOF will be crossed off, and then I haven't decided what my next one will be.

Clean out my closet. I worked on this last night, but I have so much stuff. I have got to get rid of a lot before I move out and go to college. 

xx, jKm


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Happy Friday! I'm very excited for this weekend because tomorrow I am meeting my roommate, and Sunday is the Super Bowl! And I am always excited in general for the weekend. Also next week is my birthweek. I turn 18 on Thursday, so I am very excited about that, mainly because it means I can legally go to Waffle House past midnight. 

via Forever obsessed with Kiernan Shipka's outfits. 

I am so ready for baseball season, and this Jadelynn Brooke shirt is too perfect for the season.

Carly recently posted a picture of charms and earrings that Jet Set Candy sent her, and I love this company already! Everything is on the more expensive side, but it is all so cute. 

Brooke has been my favorite pinner recently. I can't help but repin everything. 

Leigha's Instagram is so bright and wonderful. Definitely check it out!

Cathleen's outfit posts never fail to make me smile because she's so candid.

Meredith is one of my favorite YouTubers, and I love how honest she is about her faith. Bible Journaling is definitely a creative way to grow your faith.

How perfect is Caroline's Senior Year Bucket? I definitely might have to do a couple of these.

xx, jKm


My Favorite Documentaries

As senior year continues, my motivation decreases and my Netflix usage increases. It's not a great scenario, but it means I've been crossing off a lot of my documentary watch list. I've been venturing out there on my watching experience meaning I am not just watching sports documentaries. Today I thought I would share with y'all my favorite documentaries that I've watched in the past couple of months and what else is on my watch list. 

Dior and I | I saw Tom and Lorenzo talk about this documentary, so I decided to watch it because I pretty much trust their word on anything. I loved it. Before, I didn't know too much about Dior except for Jennifer Lawrence being the face of Dior. It's really interesting to see what goes into creating a line especially when there is a new creative director. Raf Simons' work was absolutely stunning, and I loved getting to see how the ateliers work. If you love fashion, I highly recommend. 

Greenwich Village: Music the Define a Generation | I watched this documentary with my dad forever ago, and I've probably already talked about it on here before. It's so good though. I definitely grew up around the music that is featured in this documentary. Pete Seeger, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, and Arlo Guthrie were a huge part of my childhood. I also love when cultural events and sports reflect the history happening in a period. This is a great documentary if you love history and music. 

Iris | Iris Apfel has been one of my favorite icons for a while, so this documentary was right up my alley. This documentary definitely inspired me to try to up my accessory game. Still working on that part, but Iris Apfel is seriously so cool. The work she and her husband did with textiles was amazing. My favorite part of the documentary was seeing her go out and buy things that aren't super high end. I wish I was as bold in my fashion choices as she is. 

Trophy Kids | Fair Warning: You may cry. This is one of the most heart wrenching documentaries I've ever watched. There is one kid, Justus, who I just wanted to get away from his dad so badly because of how his dad treated him. It's really scary to think that people could treat their kids like that. While watching, I vowed to never yell at my kid like that. Ever.

What else is on my list...

-Yves Saint Laurent
-No No: A Dockumentary
-The Day the 60s Died
-Happy Valley
-What Happened, Miss Simone?
-The U: Part 2

What is on y'all watch list?
xx, jKm