october recap/photo dump

Hey daydreamers! I don’t normally do these monthly recap things, but I’m in the mood for a chatty post with lots of fun pictures, plus I wanted to update you guys on all the things that have been going on for the past month! Once again, haven’t blogged in a few weeks – it’s been pretty tricky to find time for it, plus I’m also a little stuck on ideas. Let me know any post ideas in the comments!

Let’s just dive right into the recap!

  • I turned 14! I had an AMAZING birthday this year that I’m super grateful for! I spent the day before with my dance bestie – we grabbed boba and had a blast trying on outfits at Target after rehearsal. The next day, I went to church and lunch. My friends and I went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, which was so fun to get to spend time with them and eat some yummy food together on my birthday!
  • I did a super fun dance photoshoot on my birthday with my dad, and the photos turned out so cool! I wore some old pointe shoes and a practice tutu, and we went to a park nearby to take the pictures. It was super windy, but the photos ended up really cool!
  • I took the PSAT for the first time, which was an interesting experience. I tried to prepare for it using the book in the picture, but I ran out of time to do the math section. On the math part of the test, I was basically randomly selecting answers (“this one really feels like a C kinda question”) since it was mostly algebra stuff I didn’t know. I felt pretty confident about the english parts though. It was a good experience to have, but a little stressful.
  • To celebrate my birthday, my grandma and I went to a dance store, and I got some super cute new leos! I’ll have to do a haul to show you guys what I got. We also grabbed Starbucks on the way back and went to dinner together. Going to the dance store is always a special trip since it’s a half hour away, so it was really special and fun to go together!
  • Speaking of dance, it’s been extremely busy (but fun) preparing for the Nutcracker! I don’t think I ever announced this on the blog, but I’m playing Clara this year, which is really exciting! I’ve been wanting to play Clara ever since the first time I saw the Nutcracker, when I was four years old. It’s always been the ultimate goal to do this role, and it’s really cool that I’ve reached that goal! We got to do a photoshoot with the costumes, which was super fun (also surprisingly exhausting).
  • Besides playing Clara, I’m doing 5 other parts this year, which is INSANE. Our company is pretty small this season, so a lot of us are playing several parts. I’m in Spanish corps, Arabian corps, Waltz of the Flowers, and one of the two Chinese dancers. I also have to be a party boy on the nights I’m not Clara because there aren’t enough guys πŸ˜‚ Obviously I’m not doing every role in every show, but on different nights I’ll still be doing multiple parts.
  • I’m basically living at the dance studio, but I love it! It’s been fun to hang out with my dance friends. Lately I’ve been at the studio 7 days a week (which is why I haven’t been blogging that much πŸ˜‚)
  • I’ve been taking a ton of sky pictures…these are my favorites! October sunsets are the best sunsets, in my opinion.
  • This is maybe the most basic photo I’ve ever taken in my entire life πŸ˜‚ I’ve even got the leggings, fuzzy socks, and coffee mug…(I was drinking tea though, not a pumpkin spice latte 😝) I’ve been getting back into the Harry Potter books and movies lately. I first read the books in elementary school, but I read them again in quarantine, and have been obsessed ever since.
  • My friend and I did a nighttime photoshoot with hoodies, a self timer, and flash on, and it was so funny. Some photos actually turned out really good and others not so much… 😝
  • I saw the Jonas Brothers in concert, and oh my goodness, it was SO FUN! Kelsea Ballerini opened, and she did such a good job. When the Jonas Brothers came out, everyone was screaming, and they played a ton of their old songs! We were super far back in the lawn, so it was mostly watching the jumbotron haha. It was an AMAZING experience and so fun to jump around to the songs, knowing every word, and it felt amazing to see live music since I hadn’t in forever.
  • We wrapped up football season, which was amazing! I was a little skeptical of having such a huge team this year, but we ended up getting to do some amazing stunts, which were so fun. I loved all of our halftimes, and I feel like I improved so much from last year technique-wise. I also understand football a lot better (lol) so that helped make the games more interesting. 😝
  • And of course, Halloween! I don’t really have any great pictures, but I was a lifeguard with some friends for actual Halloween, and we also got to dress up throughout the week at dance. We did a decades group costume (each person dressed like a different decade) and the different fairies from the Tinkerbell movies πŸ˜›

I hope you guys liked this different kind of post, it was super fun to reflect back on the month and make a list of some of its highlights! Overall, October was a super fun-filled and busy month with lots of super fun experiences. And of course regular days, but I didn’t write about the boring parts lol. It’s crazy that it’s already November! Thanks so much for reading through this, and I hope you guys enjoyed!

THIS WEEK’S SHOUTOUT GOES TO STYLED BY EVELIINA!

Anything fun to share from this month? What were you for Halloween? Have you ever been to a concert? Which Jonas Brother is the best? (*cough* Nick *cough*)

Fall Outfit Inspiration!

Hey daydreamers! How has everyone’s week been?

I’m so excited for today’s post! I love the kind of weather where you can wear long pants and short sleeves or shorts and long sleeves together. Now that the weather’s finally getting a little cooler, it’s finally time to wear jeans and sweaters! I also got some fun jewelry for my birthday, so I had lots of fun putting these outfits together! Hopefully they give you some inspiration for some fall looks this month. Let’s get right into it!

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October Playlist + Aesthetics (ft. free wallpapers!)

Hey daydreamers! I’m alive! Sorry that I disappeared for a few weeks! I have been EXTREMELY busy for the past month or so. Between school, cheer, friends, and ballet (especially with Nutcracker coming up, I’m at the studio 7 days a week), I’ve had almost no time to blog. I might not be able to be as consistent with blogging as I was in the summer, since free time = nonexistent right now. πŸ˜›

For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to share my playlist of the month for October – it’s full of cozy vibes and some current favorite songs, so I’m super happy with it! – as well as some fun fall aesthetics and a mini life update to catch up with you guys. Let’s get into it! All of these photos are from Pinterest.

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all the reasons why i’m excited for fall (+fall aesthetics)

Hey daydreamers! First of all, sooo sorry this post is late. It’s been super hard to get posts up on time lately with school starting! Today’s post is on Monday instead of Saturday (oops) and it’s a little bit shorter. Hopefully, I can get back on track and schedule some more posts this week! Second, thank you so much for all of the love on my future self letter post! I had a lot of fun making it, so I’m really glad to hear that y’all enjoyed it.

Third of all…IT’S FALL, Y’ALL! Well, almost. In Texas, temperatures are still in the 90s, so it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet. For this week’s post, I decided to make a list of all the things I love about fall and why I’m so excited for it, and include some fun fall pics from Pinterest! If you want to save any of them, you can go to my Pinterest board here. Honestly, I’m a lot more excited about fall than normal this year – I’m normally a summer gal! But since summer’s been so weird this year and I’m pretty sick of the heat, I’m really looking forward to the fall season. Anyway, let’s get straight into the post!

  • cheering at football games!
  • sweater weather & wearing boots, flannel, and jeans again
  • finally wearing my beloved oversized sweatshirts
  • warm drinks
  • curled up on the couch, reading a book on a rainy day
  • going to the pumpkin patch
  • halloween!!
  • my birthday in october!
  • thanksgiving
  • candy corn
  • pumkin spice everything
  • thanksgiving break!!
  • trick-or-treating (if we’re allowed this year πŸ™‚ )
  • cheer season!
  • decorating for fall and halloween
  • cool weather
  • hogwarts starting (jk)
  • cozy outfits
  • back to school
  • fuzzy socks
  • pretending the leaves are fall-colored (that doesn’t really happen in texas :P)
  • jackets
  • leggings
  • turkey & mashed potatoes
  • for it actually not to be 90 thousand degrees for once
  • movie marathons
  • listening to folklore and other autumn-y songs

And that’s it for the post! It’s definitely a lot different than what I normally do, but I really enjoyed it and it *totally* got me in the mood for fall. Like, if you’re not excited for fall after reading this, there’s something wrong with ya. πŸ˜‚ It’s also a bit shorter, too, but I think it was fun to write and I hope y’all enjoy this quick post!

Also, before you go, I need your help! Please leave some of your post ideas for me in the comments, since I’m working on getting some new posts scheduled and I would LOVE your ideas and input! Definitely don’t feel like you have to, but let me know in the comments your post ideas! Love you guys!

Are you excited for fall? If not, did this post make you excited about it? πŸ˜‰ What’s your favorite season? Did you like the aesthetics part of the post?

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