Life: Oceanside

Monday, September 1, 2014

Shop Denim with #AEOStyle

I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own.

 Online shopping has become thee thing, it's easy, it's convenient, and with a quick visit to the search bar you can find ANYTHING your little heart desires on the world wide web.

I am a HUGE fan of online shopping, but there are certain items that usually make me nervous to purchase with one of them being jeans/pants. I have wider hips and short legs, so it's really hard to find a pair of jeans that fit me right in every place, so to avoid having to ship something back that doesn't fit, or being very unhappy with a non returnable purchase I usually head to the nearest mall to purchase any jeans, until now.

American Eagle has come up with one of the easiest ways to shop for the perfect pair of jeans for each and every one of us. Big hips, little hips, short legs, long name it, they can help you fit it.

With multiple styles to choose from they really make it "all size friendly". You just choose your style and they way you like your jeans to fit. I happen to really only gravitate towards skinny jeans, so that was the first option I wanted to explore.

I LOVE the detail you are introduced with when you choose your style, it is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the fit, and they way it will hopefully fit you. Buying skinny jeans makes me nervous as I stated before because sometimes a size 8, can fit like a size 2, and can be a big waste of time and money, but reading all this made me feel SO much better and comfortable with my purchase!

Now that I choose my style, it was time to choose my wash. I like dark wash jeans, and loved the little distressed discoloration as well. So it was an easy choice for me!

American Eagle offers not only an amazing shopping experience, but they also offer free shipping AND free return shipping on any items you truly are unhappy with. It truly makes online shopping THAT much easier, and so much more enjoyable!

Shirt: American Eagle "Free to Dream"// Jeans: American Eagle Skinny Fit/Dark Wash

I loved my experience, but I love my purchase more. My jeans fit SO perfect and that made me not only extremely happy, but it also makes me feel a little more comfortable in my own skin to be able to purchase an item, and have it fit right, the first time. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Let's Start Fresh

In the past couple months, but mostly in the past couple weeks I have really lost my "touch" with blogging. I would sit down and want to write so bad, but nothing would really come to mind.
I would want to head over to read my other favorite blogs, but I just couldn't find the energy. I wasn't present in this world one bit and I could probably easily say, I recently I fell out of love with blogging.

I think blogging is one of the hardest things one can do, at least when it becomes something you are doing daily. We are trying to stay new and different from the 100000 other blogs in the world, trying to reply to every single person who visits your blog, reading their blogs as well.
We all know we do not HAVE to visit our blogs, but we all have readers and we all want to keep them coming back and also being present in a place that you have put so much work in to.
Lately I feel like I am letting my readers down if I just write to write and make no sense, and I am letting them down if I am only posting once a week because I have nothing else to say.

I felt like I was in the middle of a tug-o-war and I wasn't quite sure which way I was going to go with it all.
BUT, I love this blog, I love my readers, and I love this little space that has taken me a large amount of time to make it what it is.
I am not ready to give up on it yet.

This leads me to I know one of the best decisions I could have ever made for myself and my space...last night I took the plunge and purchased a one on one consultation with Ms. Helene!
As some of you recently know she started her own consulting business for bloggers and businesses, and if you know this girl, you KNOW that she is talented, smart, and one of the most successful bloggers I personally read and know.

I am very excited to speak work with her and learn to find my niche again, sometimes we just need a little guidance to really get on the right track.
I thank all of you who keep coming back to L:O to read everyday, even when I am not here to write. I thank you for always supporting me and being such a big part of everything this blog is!

Here is to new things, and working with AWESOME bloggers.
This is one community that you can truly never compare to anything else.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Good Life

I feel like this space and I have taken quite the break lately.
Yet boy was it refreshing to "unplug" and be able to just nap when I get home from work and not immediately feel compelled start reading my favorite blogs, and planning my next 30 posts.

I think just like anything in this world we sometimes just need a "break" from things, and even though I tried to visit the blog everyday I just didn't have the words to write, and that is OKAY.

Life lately has been a little hectic, but in a good way. Things just seem to be falling perfectly in to place and there is really not much more I can ask for right now. That is such a weird feeling to have because as humans it's really hard to just feel content, but I truly feel that way right now.
(Well I am NOT content with my laundry pile but that is a story for another day)

Sometimes it just takes a break from reading amazing fashion blogs, and pinning perfect pins on Pinterest to realize that my life is good, and how blessed I actually am to live the life I do.

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