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Feeling Amazing in Your own Skin

Araceli V.Comment

I think everyone struggles with feeling good in their own skin. I'm not any different. 
And I know for damn sure I have alot to learn and grow from. 

skincare

Alot of my struggle with being ok in my skin (literally) and trouble living in my skin comes from that evil need to be perfect. I'm going to have to admit that I can be a vain person. I always want my skin to look amazing. Honestly who doesn't? In reality, I have millions of scars from acne (bc I can't stand to have a volcano on my face), sun spots and terrible texture. 

Thrifted tee: $1.99 Jeans: Bebe distressed jeans $23 Thrifted sandals: Aldo $3.00

Thrifted tee: $1.99

Jeans: Bebe distressed jeans $23

Thrifted sandals: Aldo $3.00

I went through a phase of covering every inch of my face with makeup to cover up all the mishaps happening on my face and truthfully probably doing more damage to my already suffering skin. Don't get me wrong- I'm obsessed with makeup, like really. But I know in my heart that I was trying to mask something that I couldn't come to terms with and that was trying to be perfect.

My skin has definitely improved since thanks to cutting out dairy, most glutens and drinking lots of water. I'm working on simplifying my skincare routine to be as "natural" as possible and attribute alot of my skin improvement to using natural oils like Rosehip oil as my moisturizer and wearing sunscreen so I protect my skin.

It's taken me a long time to get to the point where I'm ok with going out and not giving a fuck about my beautifully scarred face. And here it is:

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Have you had trouble with your skin? How do you deal with coming to terms with your imperfections?

Being carefree & forgiving

Araceli V.Comment

Hi beautiful people! 

We're going to get real today.. I've been feeling some type of way lately.

I always feel like my first sentence is always the most awkward, who else feels me? I've been really overwhelmed with work and juggling millions of things. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing having a cool ass job but life can get intense. 

Top: thrifted Banana Republic silky top, $5 Shorts: thrifted short from Treasure Island Flea, $5 Heels: Marshalls clearance $30

Top: thrifted Banana Republic silky top, $5

Shorts: thrifted short from Treasure Island Flea, $5

Heels: Marshalls clearance $30

casual grey outfit

I have the hardest time setting aside time to do the things that I enjoy the most. Whether it's work or life, my passions and sometimes self-care (sorry workouts!) gets sidetracked. Slowly, I've been working on forgiving myself. Forgiving myself for getting tired of trying to do my best 24/7. It's hard!

Don't be so hard on yourself, your human. Not super woman.
grey monochromatic outfit

We all get caught up (raise your hands if you agree my fellow control freaks!) in the craziness and think we have to be the best. all day. everyday. all the time. And the harsh reality is that it's not sustainable. 

grey monochromatic style
Sam Edelman York Grey Stud Heels

Who else struggles with this? Let me know what you do to help you through rough patches?

Thrift the Look For Less-Leather Skirt Trend

Araceli V.Comment

Happy Wednesday Ladies!!

So this week I want to introduce a new weekly segment on the blog called: Thrifted Looks for Less. I want this to be a source of inspiration to you that looking stylish doesn't have to cost hella money. You can put together an outfit with very little money.

Since the "dupes" magazines & sometimes even bloggers provide are still out of my price range I get creative. I go out and look for things at the thrift store that would fit these trends or looks. I even get super strategic and make a  thrift wishlist.

I encourage you to go & search for items that don't cost hundreds of dollars (it's nice to look stylish but not at the expense of going into debt). 

Denim Jacket: Thrifted Mossimo jacket $4.99 Leather skirt: Thrifted Alfani leather skirt $8.00 Shirt: Random shirt from my hubby's shirt collection Shoes: Gifted

Denim Jacket: Thrifted Mossimo jacket $4.99

Leather skirt: Thrifted Alfani leather skirt $8.00

Shirt: Random shirt from my hubby's shirt collection

Shoes: Gifted

casual leather skirt outfit

TOTAL COST OF MY OUTFIT: $12.99

If you have any looks you want me to recreate let me know! Also since I'm all about savvy shopping, I'm going to hook you up with some Poshmark picks:

Denim jacket, Leather SkirtShoes

casual leather skirt outfit
casual leather skirt denim jacket outfit