Don’t be Shy in Sherpa


Brrrr! It’s been cold these past few days! What better way to stay warm than with a fabulous sherpa jacket? I am a huge fan of faux fur and cozy sherpa clothing items. Most of the coats or vests are oversized and wonderful, but what if oversized isn’t the look you are going for? This unique sherpa moto jacket is perfect because it cuts off right at the waist. If you want to show off your figure and make an outfit more sliming, this is just the way to do that. This is a day-to-night jacket as well. I chose to wear mine for a day around town by pairing it with comfy black jeans and a nice floral top. However, I have worn this with gold jewelry and heels out for some drinks on a Friday night. This piece is versatile, fun, flattering, and best of all- WARM. Not only does it have all of those attractive features, but it also makes a statement! Don’t be shy to rock your Sherpa or faux fur. So many times in my life, I’ve held back in regard to my wardrobe choices and I made a conscious choice to change my mentality. If I love it, I’m going to wear it, own it, & rock it! So if you have a wardrobe piece like this that you’ve been secretly wanting to rock, just do it. You are beautiful in whatever you wear!

Jacket- Charlotte Russe

Jeans- Old Navy

Sunglasses- Francesca’s




Four Tips to Success this Semester


Did anyone else start back to school today? Whether as high schooler, college student, or educator, the return from winter break can be rough. The weather is cold and bleak, holidays are over, and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and put on “real clothes”. I don’t know about you, but I remember a time of easing back into things after a long break from school when I was younger and that just simply does not seem to exist anymore. I have three classes this semester, back to back to back, in the same room! And to kick things off, I have a test in one of my classes next week. Oh, graduate school. Anyway, as a seasoned student who is prone to stress, I thought I might share some of my tips to help you get through whatever this semester may bring. Here are my top 4 tips to success:

Number Four

GET PLENTY OF SLEEP! I am sure you have all been told this before, but it is soooo important. People ought to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night consistently in order to function at their best capacity. It is better to put down the flashcards, get some rest, and then wake up a little earlier to review before your exam. Staying up until 2 am trying to memorize information is only going to make you more exhausted which can further hinder your test performance. Just be sure to review your study material right before your normal bedtime before an exam and then allow your body and mind to have a break.

Number Three

Incorporate a special treat ya’self moment into your weekly routine. Last semester, I had clinic for the first time which was terrifying and often stressful. However, on one of the two days a week we had this, my dear friend and I would go get Diet Cokes beforehand to put us in a good mood. It seems simple and silly, but it really worked! Whether you need something to help boost your spirits before a dreaded class or a way to reward yourself at the end of each school week, don’t be afraid to treat ya’self a little. This can give you something positive to hold onto during your busy and often overwhelming weeks!

Number Two

Stay organized! With the beginning of a new winter/spring semester comes the beginning of a new year which means a new planner. Take your time to find one you really love that has all of the amenities you need to properly lay out your schedule. Some planners are fairly simple while others have add-ons that involve weekly menus and grocery lists, etc. Mine has weekly to-do lists along with a weekly gratitude that I fill-in myself. I especially love that because it forces me to reflect and write down either a scripture or something for which I am particularly grateful. Then, throughout my overly busy week, when I open my planner I am reminded of a reason to be thankful. Don’t stop with the perfect planner! Get yourself great pens.  I  love lots of color. I have found it (dare I say) fun to color-coordinate my events and assignments throughout the weeks. Staying organized in this way can help your mind stay organize and therefore lead to better performance in class, forgetting less frequently, and lowering your stress level.

Number One

Don’t loose sight of who you are. Yes, you are a student. Yes, that is very important. No, it’s not everything. You may also be an employee, a wife, a father, a daughter, an athlete, a health-food enthusiast, a wine-conasour, an avid reader…whatever it is, there are many other shirts you wear. Just because school has begun again, does not mean you have to fold up those shirts and put them in a bottom drawer, not to be touched again until the next break. This may seem overdramatic, but I have been there which means someone else has too. I become so engrossed in my schooling that I forget to pick up the book I am reading or I stop my volunteer work. Before I know it, I feel as if I have lost myself. This semester, I have made a conscious decision in which I am even having my husband hold me accountable, to continue to make time for the things I love even when in the thick of my schooling. You will become miserable without the things or people you love still being integrated into your life!


I hope these tips help you as much as they help me! They aren’t alway easy to implement and some are more difficult than others; however, I challenge you to pick at least one of these tips to start living by these next few weeks and see how your days improve. Comment below if any other tips have helped you succeed in school and get through the tougher days!



Winter Wedding Wear


A winter wedding, even in California, can be difficult to dress for. The usual maxi dress and petite heels is not always the most appropriate or warmest choice. So what is the best option? Answer: long-sleeve jumpsuit. A long-sleeve jumpsuit is warm and can easily be dressed up with the right accessories. This jumpsuit has gold-metallic pattern all over it which adds an element of elegance and compliments gold jewelry. I chose to pair it with a gold MVMT watch, tassel earrings, and a black clutch. The beauty about this jumpsuit is that it is not just a one-time wedding wear. When the weather grows a bit warmer, kick off the heels and replace them with strappy sandals. Trade in the clutch for an oversized bag and perhaps sling a denim jacket over your shoulders and you’ve got an outfit for any casual occasion. The best pieces are the ones that you can take from day to night in an instance and this is one of them! Check out the outfits details below 🙂

Jumpsuit: Old Navy (50% off!)

Clutch: Sole Society

Earrings: SheIn (only $5!)

Watch: MVMT – This is the Laurel watch face with a gold steel band.

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Gift of Time

Hello dear friends! I turned 23 a few days ago and my husband gifted me with something I’ve needed for a very long time: a watch! Not just any watch…a beautiful gold watch with two interchangeable bands from MVMT. I know you have probably all seen many people from the bachelor/bachelorette advertise these watches, but this is not an advertisement. This is an honest post about an honest product that I am so pleased to own. For the past year, I have scoured the internet for a watch that was somewhat affordable and fit my style. I would find one and then realize that it was out of my price range or find an affordable one that I didn’t truly love. That’s when I discovered these MVMT watches with INTERCHANGEABLE BANDS! Omg, that is my favorite part. Well my wonderful husband knew what I had my eye on and purchased me this dainty gold watch with a beige leather strap and an interchangeable gold steel strap. I wore it on our day trip to San Fransisco to celebrate my birthday! Here are a few pics…



As you can see in the pictures, the face has an iridescent shine to it that changes in certain light. This watch is lightweight and adds glamor to any outfit! I have linked it along with my sweater, below. Check it out and explore their products! xoxo

watch: MVMT

sweater: Old Navy

The Statement Coat

Happy December friends 🙂 Now that it’s December, I am going to grab my favorite coat, get some hot chocolate, and go look at Christmas lights! Anyone else a sucker for all things red? It’s my absolute favorite statement color, especially this time of year. This coat embodies all things Christmas. It’s warm, cozy, sophisticated, and RED! This coat can easily be worn with a sweater and jeans, like I am in the pictures or it can be used to cover a cocktail dress for any holiday parties you have this season. Most coats are super pricey but this one, is under $100 and almost always on sale! I’ve linked both the coat and the sweater below, so be sure to check it out!!



Coat: Old Navy

Sweater: Old Navy

Ipsy November Bag

I recently subscribed to Ipsy. This is a makeup subscription for only $9.99/month! Not only do you get a cute makeup bag each month, you also receive five products. Certain products like lipliners and lipsticks are full size, where others like foundation are sample size. Even the sample size products are big enough to get a few uses out of! This is great way to try out new products to see what works well for you before purchases the full priced item at the store. The bag is designed personally for you! You can take a little quiz and let Ispy know what brands you love & which type products you hope to receive. I received the following products this month: Lisa Frank x Glamour Dolls Bitten & Bronzed Matte Bronzer (yes, she does make up!), Amazonian Clay Blush by Tarte, CC Cream by It Cosmetics, Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask by MUDMASKY, and Jontéblue Lip Liner Pencil. Here is my look using all four of the makeup products with having used the mask the night before….


I wore this look for Thanksgiving and loved it! I have to say that the lip liner pencil is my favorite. However, I did enjoy all of the products! I have review them individually. Read on to find out more about them 🙂

Lisa Frank x Glamour Dolls Bitten & Bronzed Matte Bronzer


Many childhood memories flooded my heart when I opened up my bag to find a Lisa Frank product! I had no idea she did makeup and I was pleasantly surprised with this product. She has a whole line of makeup products through Glamour Dolls. This is a simple, everyday wear bronzer that I have enjoyed wearing over the past few days. It retails for only $5.90 and makes your childhood Lisa Frank dreams come true!

CC+ Cream by It Cosmetics


I LOVE this stuff! I have actually been using this foundation since I graduated from High School. It is well worth the expense. A little goes a long with the foundation cream and it is best applied with a foundation brush (I highly recommend the brushes from It Cosmetics as well). There are a few things I particularly like about this product. One, is that it has 50 SPF in it. Unless I am going swimming, I typically don’t think twice about applying sunscreen but man-oh-man- it is so important to wear face sunscreen daily, even in the wintertime! When the sunscreen is already in your makeup, you don’t have to worry about remember to apply! Another thing I love is that this product is an anti-aging product. At 22 years old, people may think that I shouldn’t be worrying about that. I beg to differ. I don’t want to begin using anti-aging products when it is already too late. It is better to be preventative! A full sized bottle retails for $38 and can be found at Ulta Beauty. Try this one! You won’t regret it.

Jontéblue Lip Liner Pencil- Natural Beige


I had no idea this brand existed before receiving this product in my Ipsy bag. I used the pencil to fill in my whole lip (something I frequently do). This technique gives your lips a nice matte finish and tends to last longer than lipstick or tinted gloss. This pencil was no different! My color lasted all through dinner. I particularly like this color because it is soft and neutral, however I would also like to try other colors from this company! Which is totally doable, considering this pencil retails at only $5! Find this color and many others at the Jontéblu website.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush- Quirky


Ahhh Tarte, how I love you! Tarte is a popular brand with addicting makeup products. This blush is no exception! It is made with Amazonian clay which has many benefits to your skin including: healing, detoxing, and exfoliating. Tarte has a whole bunch of products made with Amazonian clay including highlighter and foundation. This blush is long lasting, just as it’s name describes and the color is nicely pigmented. It retails for $29  at the Tarte Cosmetics website.

Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask


Last but certainly not least, the mud mask from MUDMASKY. This is quite the product and it is reflected in it’s price of $82 for the full-sized product. Even though the price is high, the sample bottle alone will last me weeks so I imagine the full-sized bottle is well worth it. First of all, this product is PH-balanced and works for all skin types. In addition, it is made with Moroccan Lava Clay which strengthens your skin and multiple anti-aging ingredients such Japanese Matcha Tea. It is also smells wonderful and leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. Another thing I like about this mask is that is also exfoliating which is so important for your skin. You read more about this awesome product on MUDMASKY.

I hope you all enjoyed my review on my November Ipsy bag! If you have any questions about these products or any general questions, be sure to leave a comment below! And be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates on when I post 🙂


Morgan 🙂

Testimony Tuesday: Connor

Happy happy day my friends! Today is a Tuesday which means it’s testimony time! I had so much fun interviewing and catching up with my long-time friend, Connor Esraelian. I have known Connor for over a decade and he truly is one of the good ones folks. Connor recently moved from good ol’ Fresno to beautiful San Fransisco which brought on a lot of trials. However, Connor has allowed these trials to lead to spiritual growth. Read about this dear friend of mine and how his testimony has been greatly shaped over these past few months…

When did you fully accept Christ as your Savior?


God has always been such a big part of my life. I remember being a kid and not just going to church on Sundays, but going to church during the week to set up for VBS or just help out. All of my friends were at church and this was my life. Every year though as I got older, I grew a little further from God. This time extended through college and as many young whippersnappers do, I questioned a lot. I was the furthest from God in college. I spent a lot of time doubting and questioning and now I am graduated and have moved away from home for the first time, and all of those questions have just led me to realize how important God is in my life. I realized that I wasn’t going to get anywhere without Him and I am now closer to God than I ever have been before. To be completely honest, I still don’t feel like I have crossed that line. I am following God’s plan right now and I am invested in Him for one of the first times in my life. I think when He calls again, I am ready to lay my life down. He is my pilot and I am just along for the ride.

How do you know God is real?


Personally, I have my realest moments with God when I am at my lowest. I moved to San Fransisco not too long ago and that first month was terrible. It was my first time moving out, my first time leaving Fresno, and my first time with a full-time job. On top of that, my apartment flooded on my second day living in it. That same week, I had to go to the ER. It felt like everything that could go wrong, went wrong. But at that time, I was never more sure that God was real. Because if He could get me through all of this, then He can get me through anything. To me, those low points in life are what proves that God is so real. He is showing me, ‘Hey, I can get you through this if you just trust in Me and you will see what you are capable and how blessed you really are.’

How is God growing you today?


In one word: generosity. In both my time and money, which are areas that I have been hesitant to give. Especially with time…not even just in serving God, but others too. In college, I spent most of my time selfishly doing what I wanted to. I wasn’t serving the Kingdom. He has been calling me to that recently. I feel like many people think that if God is trying to tell them something, He will hit you with lighten or you will get some crazy message. But it’s those feelings deep in your heart or the thoughts in the back of your head that are God pulling you to do something. God has definitely been calling me to spend more time with others in order to better His Kingdom and also to be more generous in my tithing and with my money in order to give back and help out my community. Besides, none of it is mine to begin with.

In moments of discouragement and fear, what do you turn to?


When I am down, anxious, or worried, there is nothing that helps me more than listening to Gospel music. Put on some Gospel choir music and I am amped up, feeling good. If work is stressing me out, I just put this on and it keeps me positive and helps me overcome whatever that moment is. This music is my truth and reminds me that I can get through whatever this is with God. Christian music is what I go to to keep me grounded and to help me keep my light shining for the Kingdom.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6

Testimony Tuesday: Meghann

It has been forever and a day since I posted a Testimony Tuesday! Life has been a whirlwind between school, work, and marriage but I am slowly getting my feet planted back on the ground. This week I had the pleasure of chatting with one of my very best friends, Meghann Fischer, about her walk with Christ. One of the many things I admire about Meghann is her ability to articulate truth. She is so raw and has a deep understanding of what it means to fully pursue God. Read on to hear a bit of her story ❤

What did your life look like without Christ?


Without Jesus, my life was very sad and very dreary. I found my value in people and how they received me. I found my value in whether or not I was well liked. Specifically with dudes. If a guy didn’t like me, whether or not they were my age or 20 years older than me, I felt like my worth wasn’t there and would do whatever I could to make that person like me. In that, I was tired and lonely even when I got the attention I claimed to want from people. I was very empty.

How did your life change when God became Lord of your life?


The biggest thing is that I found true joy. I found a sense of peace in all situations and it is an inexplicable peace that only comes from God. When I made God the Lord of my life, if people didn’t like me, that didn’t matter. Which lead to my relationships with all people becoming healthier. Especially with guys. I am now okay with them just being my friend or not even knowing them, which is a huge difference from how I felt before knowing God. At the end of the day, God is present and waiting. Something that has really stuck out to me in my walk is that God calls us constantly but it is up to us to respond. There were plenty times before I surrendered my life that God clearly called me and I just ignored or gave Him a small percentage of me. But when that moment came where He called and I gave Him my 100%, that is when my life changed. My whole life before that was waiting for God to show up or give me an audible sign to make me know that He was there. But He was there the whole time! I just needed to trust that. Responding fully to His call was huge and changed everything for me.

In what way do you feel the most connected to God?


Through people. Which is ironic because that is also how I felt the most distant from God.   Now, what drives this love is not me. I can’t do it on my own and when I try, it’s out of selfish ambition. But when it’s driven by God’s love for me and His desire for me to share this love with others, I can speak joy and truth and love into people in ways that I couldn’t if I was doing it on my own. Although the Lord is always right next to me, when I am walking in this, I feel His presence next to me the strongest.

How would you describe your relationship with Christ to an unbeliever?


Ultimately, that it is not a religion. My relationship with God is not just going to church on Sunday. My relationship with God is one rooted in His love for me and the fact that there is nothing I can do to change His love. At the end of the day, God is my Father. I grew up without a dad in my life and knowing that God is my Father is what made me fully commit myself to Christ. I have a God who loves me, cares for me, and sees enough worth in me to call me His daughter. That is why I do this. That is why I follow Christ.

“From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesian 3:14-21

Cable Knit & Cord


I absolutely love this “in between” weather! It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. This is the perfect opportunity to wear skirts and dresses with boots and sweaters. The best way to put a look like this together is with a higher wasted skirt and cropped sweater. Booties look great too, but personally I am a sucker for knee-highs. This cable knit, balloon sleeve sweater may just be the comfiest, softest thing currently in my closet. It’s the sweater you can wear to church Sunday morning or snuggle in with a cup tea on a chilly Friday night in. It is versatile and worth every penny! Mixing textures and materials is a great way to give your outfit character, which is why I chose to mix my cable knit sweater with a cord skirt. Pair it with your favorite boots and you’ve got yourself the perfect outfit for a fall day no matter what the occasion!

Sweater: Express

Skirt: Target

Boots: Dolce Vita

Lips: Colour Pop

xoxo, Morgan

Backpacks & Buns


Something I love most about fashion is it’s ability to allow you to be whoever you want to be. One day I want to be sophisticated and polished, so I dress that way. The next day I want to be grunge and casual, so I dress that way. Some may say you ought to one style, but I disagree! Your mood and your atmosphere change daily so why not let your style change with it. On this particular day, I had nowhere to be except for class (which is a rare thing), so I did not have a dress code! Tennies and distressed denim it is! I love this comfortable oversized denim jacket that quite frankly makes the outfit. It is soft and not stiff which makes it easy to move throughout the day. To avoid an all black situation, I threw on a still neutral olive green tank. Whenever I wear sneakers, it feels off to wear one of my nicer bags which is why I love having this stylish, practical backpack that I can throw on during a casual day. Both my bag and jacket are from an online store called She In. I was skeptical about it’s low prices for years and finally took the plunge awhile back. I have been so pleased and bet you will too! They have endless amounts of trendy items at prices that cannot be beat.

If you know me well, I am a huge fan of the top knot. I am constantly trying it in various ways and made the decision to double the fun today! Someone said I look like Zenon which actually made my day. Hey, she is girl of the 21st Century after all!

Top: Tilly’s

Jacket: She In

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: Converse

Backpack: She In

Sunglasses: Francesca’s

xoxo, Morgan