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I'm a 23-year-old college student studying Communication/ Journalism. I love to write and read books. I find passion in words spoken, or written down on paper.

Dun, Dun, Dun. I am on house arrest.

Ok, not really! So don’t freak out guys, I’m not that crazy.

On thanksgiving day, I woke up with the nastiest headache and a sore throat that was scratching the walls of my esophagus so harshly that I could barely even talk! You could imagine the pain I was in, right? On top of all that, it was Thanksgiving day! I’m suppose to be socializing with family, eating until my eyes bug out, and playing drinking games! But of course, none of that happened for me. My body was draining out and the battery level was getting lower and lower, and before I knew it I was passed out in the back bedroom for over 6 hours! I woke up, and felt worse than I felt before — now what is up with that?

Let’s fast forward to yesterday, I went to see the doctor and to my surprise I was a lot worse than I thought I was.
I saw the doctor for less than 3 minutes, he took a look in my ear and then my throat when I do that ridiculous “Ahhhhh” noise and he shook his head and said “Wow, that looks disgusting. You’ll be issued to bed rest for the next 5 days. You will go back to work on Thursday.” He literally walked out of the room and my visit was over. Apparently, I am either highly contagious and need to get bed rest or he did not want to deal with me. But I like to think it was because I am highly contagious.

Today, I am feeling much better. My cough has completely died down and my body aches have went from a solid 8 down to a 2. My throat glands are still swollen though, which restricts my neck to move and it makes it even harder to sleep like that. The second I try to sleep on my side, my neck will suffer a sharp pain and I suddenly realize that it is not such a good idea. Imagine that.

I wanted to make a video for you all this week, but with being becoming deathly ill that may not happen the way I thought it was going to. I hope to have a video for you guys soon though! I promise.

Have a great Sunday- funday, and good week!

xo Sarah

Uh-OH. Technical difficulties?

Hi guys!

So I am really bummed about not being able to post my vlogging videos to my blog, or Youtube account. It is not in proper format, which doesn’t allow me to upload the video. Of course, I am still going to be posting weekly vlogging videos or you all to my blog’s Instagram account (@thewanderforest) but I will not be able to upload them to any other video hosting websites. What a bummer.

So, for now please enjoy the 15 second video of my vlogs on my Instagram. And if you follow me on Ocho, you can also watch a quick 8 second video as well. I will be using those two apps to upload my weekly vlogging videos and hope to get them up on my blog and Youtube account very soon. Sorry for the inconvenience guys!

Love you all.

xo Sarah

Ink’d up

Hello my lovely readers,

I have a surprise for you all! I got a new tattoo!!
I am OVER THE MOON happy about how it turned out. For the past couple years I have been desperately trying to find time, and of course an awesome artist to start my sleeve. When I first started getting my tattoos, I decided to start on my wrists knowing eventually I was going to get a sleeve one day. You can say, “started from the bottom, now we’re here!” LOL — I make stupid jokes. But anyways, my left arm I dedicated to my grandma who passed away a few years ago. I wanted roses, some blooming and some buds, to make my arm look more feminine. I wasn’t exactly sure the placement or what style, but my awesome tattoo artist (Albert) had so many great ideas that I could not go wrong! He did an amazing job and I have to thank him for it all!! He made it happen. I am soooo freakin’ excited to begin this sleeve and you ALL will be apart of this journey.

Pictures below!!! (I should have made a video for you all, but I am an idiot and didn’t remember) Oopsies.

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OCHO #Dayinthelife

#Dayinthelife Campaign was a HUGE success!

The brilliant and amazing team at Ocho Video had a vision for a campaign they like to call #Dayinthelife — Welcome to a day in my life Ocho. I am happy to announce that myself, and a few others have been selectively chosen to participate in Ocho’s #Dayinthelife campaign. The #OchoVideo team is amazing! These people are brilliant, genius, and completely lovable people who live clear across the country.
Little background story for all my readers…
About 6 months ago, a new video application was released in the app store called Ocho. Very similar to other video recording applications on the app store, such as Vine.. But I must say, Ocho is a million times cooler. The number of features that can be added and customized to each video, the pristine quality and of course, the amount of fun you’ll have making them.
Now… Let’s fast forward to the present time
Ocho was taken out of the app store (Don’t freak, only for a little while!) so they could focus on relaunching the app in a HUGE powerful way. The Ocho team reached out to myself & a few of my close friends, to help make their vision a true success story! Of course, we were more than happy to join the team and blow it out of the water. I had so much fun to be given this opportunity and share with the world the window into my world. We all made funny, entertaining, and creative videos with the hashtag #Dayinthelife. My feed was full of awesome videos that truly showcased each and everyone’s unique personality and it shined through the lens!

Big shout out to the team at Ocho and my fellow Ocho users!
Download the app on the App Store — Tuesday Nov, 11. 2014
You won’t regret it!

Follow myself & my awesome friends too! @sarahloo_

yours truly,

xo Sar

Everything you need to know: STYLING YOUR GUY

* Drum Roll Please *
Introducing my first official blog post on what else — Men’s Fashion!

What’s better than a tall, handsome, and well-groomed man? Let me give you a hint, a well dressed man! As a woman, I definitely enjoy meeting a man who is very well dressed. It is actually quite impressive, to be honest. But for you ladies out there who are looking to whip your man into shape with his style choices, this guide is for you! And for all you guys out there who need a quick 101 class on “men’s fashion” you better jot down some notes and pay attention.

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I have put together a style board, based on some of my favorite men’s fashion items and ANY GUY can pull this look off. And if you think you can’t, you’re wrong! Let’s get started :)

Lets begin with the plaid shirt. This is such a staple item in your fall fashion because it is effortless, but in trend. You can pair it with a plain grey, black, or white t-shirt underneath or wear it buttoned up. It is so easy, how can you NOT have this in your closet!

Of course, I paired the plaid shirt with a forest green military jacket. Right now, fashion has taken a turn for the military! Forest green, camo print, and combat boots are currently in trend with both men and women. The dynamic mesh of colors works perfectly together, so no need to worry about matching guys! That is not the lesson here. The patterns, textures, and colors are all in tune with each other, so it works! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

A pair of distressed brown colored boots are perfect to pull this look all together. The boots can be worn zipped up, or down. Depending on what look you are going for. Rolling up your pant legs a layer or two help to make the look more casual or straight legged with your pant legs inside the boots. Either way, these distressed style boots help pull this fall look all together.

Now, accessories! There is so many colors, patterns and textures in this look so don’t go overboard with the accessories. Keep it classic with a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, or your favorite pair of dark classic sunglasses and accessorize your wrist with a watch. The watch is a staple, and classic piece to dress up your fall season outfit this year! My favorite piece from Invaluable.com is this Rolex watch! The beautiful colors of navy blue, gold and silver is very classic and goes with nearly every color or outfit you can put together. Check out invaluable.com to see their amazing line of men’s watches that they carry and an unbeatable price! Fall season is here & alive, get yourself a classic piece! They have so many different styles, colors, and brands to choose from.. There is definitely something out there for you.

Yay! I am so happy to share with you all my FIRST style board & first official blog on men’s fashion. Hope you all enjoyed it!!
And a big shoutout to all the awesome men who helped me, and inspired this look. I owe you big time :)

Any questions, comments, or just simply word of encouragement?
Email me: thewanderforest@gmail.com

yours truly,

xo Sarah

 

8 ways to win her heart!

Oh, the heart. Such a powerful organ in our body. Without it, we wouldn’t be alive. It beats for us, but it can also beat for another human being. I am one of those girls who gush over cute little text messages in the morning or before bed and what girl doesn’t love to get sweet comments on her Instagram selfie??? Am I right ladies?

But that only scrapes the surface of the top 10 ways to win a girl’s heart over! It takes much, MUCH more than that guys… C’mon.
Let’s get into it :)
(In no particular order)

1. Good listener with good memory
I love a guy who remembers cute, dorky, or weird things about me. Maybe something I only mentioned to him once, and he brings it up nonchalantly in a conversation with me, it will definitely make me blush just a bit. I think it’s quite a turn on when a guy will take something I said, tuck it back into his brain as a side mental note, but always remember it. It shows that you do care about me because you’re willing to listen to the things I say about myself and most importantly to remember these things.

2. Not your “typical date”
When we think of a date we usually think of, dinner, followed by a few drinks, maybe a movie, and then call it a night. But how many times can that really go on- and on – and on? You see my drift here?
I would love a guy to switch it up, keep it fresh and exciting every single time we hang out. Don’t get me wrong, I love the nights where we stay in cuddled up on the couch with a bag of popcorn and a great movie, what I am talking about it “date night.” Take me to a museum, take me to a play or a musical, take me a funky hole in the wall restaurant we BOTH have never tried. It’s dates like THAT will keep me interested :)

3. Surprises
Let’s face it, I’m a girl. So of course, it is practically a given I love surprises just as much as the next girl. Nothing super extravagant, but little things just to express how much I mean to you. Bring me chocolate at work when you know I’m having a tough day, or surprise me with a big bowl of soup when I’m feeling under the weather. You do that, and I think my heart might just pitter-patter for you!

4. Express
Although us girls like to pretend we know exactly what you are thinking, and feeling at any given moment.. Truth is, we don’t. I think we assume more than we really know. So, when a guy is pretty confident in the way he feels and can express it… That is a huge plus! I want to know how you feel, maybe not just about me in general but about everything. I can’t read your mind, although I would love to have that super power. Don’t be afraid to say how you feel because chances are, she feels the same way too. Too often, we wait for guys to make the first initial move on the love boat to emotion-land, and that is where we tend to go wrong sometimes. Just tell us how you feel, don’t leave us guessing.

5. Beauty & brains
Have you ever met a cute guy with a perfect smile, bangin’ body, and dressed like he was straight out of a calvin klein magazine? What could possibly be wrong with him, right? Then you come to find out he is a complete idiot. I know I have definitely experienced this. It’s such a bummer and can definitely be quite disappointing. BUT…. A guy with brains is a major turn on! I’m not expecting every guy to be Einstein, but it would be nice to have a complex conversation with someone who is well educated and smart. Keeps the spark in our interest and we can learn a thing or two from you. As a woman, we want a man who can continue to help us grow and vice versa.

6. Please & Thank you’s go a long way
A lot of guys can be total dicks sometimes, sorry guys… But you can be. But a man with manners, is sexy. You’d be surprised how much a simple “Please” and “Thank you” can go. Your mama taught you better than that.

7. Like the Spice Girls once said, “If you wanna be my lova, you gotta get with my friends.”
I admire a guy who finds it just as important to get to know my friends, as much as he gets to know more about me. Our friends are our biggest support system. Our friends are here BEFORE any guy, and if you’re lucky enough, they will be there for you AFTER he has already gone by. A guy who makes it an effort to get to know my friends on a personal level, definitely has a place in my heart.

So that completes the list of the top 7 ways to win a girl’s heart. Of course, it was in no particular order but you guys better start taking notes :)

Goodnight xoxo

Sar