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My fav accounts on Instagram

Hi lovies! Hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend, did any of you get a visit from the Easter bunny himself?

I haven’t had the chance to update my blog for an entire month! Man oh man, what a bummer that was. My laptop charger was mistakenly left at my parent’s house nearly 2 hours away, so I went M.I.A. on my blog. But I am back! And this time for good, you can’t get rid of me that fast :)

We are all familiar with Instagram, it has changed social media tremendously! I can literally see it doing back flips and front flips, what a genius! That being said, we all have our favorite accounts we like to follow on Instagram. And if you’re like me, you have TONS! For the last few weeks now, I have become obsessive over the new “EXPLORE” icon on Instagram. It gives me the ability to search for more people who are interested in the same things I am, or follow people that my followers follow. (That’s a tongue twister!)

Here are some of my fav accounts on Instagram, so far this year!

1.) @eating_la
This Instagram page is awesome for you folks in LA who are total foodies, like myself. I love trying all the unique fun little places LA has to offer and exploring the menu, it is actually an exciting hobby my sister and I have developed over the past few years living in LA. Of course, before Instagram we trusted yelp or friends to recommend us to fun little spots but now with Instagram it displays food options and awesome pictures of restaurants from all over the city! If you’re a foodie living in LA trying to explore more unique places, go follow @eating_la!

2.) @flatlays
There is this new awesome trend that is happening, flatlays! Sounds like a funny name, but it defines exactly what it is. You lay out your favorite items, all organized perfectly together and snap a photo.. There you have a creative flatlay. This account has really given me more creative ideas on my blogging efforts to be more, well “creative” and I have to give this account two thumbs up!

3.) @xobabevibes
Are you a creative woman? Or inspired by collections of work made by creative women? You need to go follow this awesome account! I sorta came across this page, randomly on the explore page and practically fell in love with its awesomeness. As they say on their page, “Call Yourself Babe!” The page represents creative projects, publications and interviews by creative women and the empowerment behind their ideas.

4.) @ochovideo
Of course, I must mention this video capability app that is dear to my heart. OCHO Video was recently released on the app store earlier this year, and has done some tremendous things since their launch date. This app allows its users to creatively inspire their own 8-second video with awesome features and capabilities never seen on any other video app in the app store. It is easy, fun and full of other creative brains itching to see more! If you have an eye for video and all this junk I mentioned, go download Ocho and follow all your favorite Ocho kids @sarahloo_ !

5.) @instacart
Now, I have just recently started following Instacart and I am quite impressed with their ideas and vision! I was absolutely fascinated with their slogan, “One-Hour Grocery Delivery!” This blew my mind, could this actually be a thing? This account on Instagram brands their company, instacart.com helping spread the word on helping families, or individuals get their groceries and delivered to their door step without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home or rushing to the store after work to have dinner on the table by 7pm. Instacart will do the dirty work FOR YOU,  is this the future?

 

There you have it guys, my favorite accounts on Instagram! I hope you all find some enjoyment or use out of the accounts I have mentioned here on my blog and go follow them. If you have any awesome accounts that you think I should follow, or want me to blog about please don’t be shy and shoot me an email thewanderforest@gmail.com

 

Goodnight,

xo Sar

Whack-a-male

I’m a girl who goes on a lot of dates, not to brag or anything. And when I say dates, I don’t mean dinner & movies kinda-thing every time. It can be lots of different things, such as drinks, coffee, or order in and watch a movie together on the couch kinda-thing. What can I say, I love hanging out with guys! And I wish most of us admitted more of that. But anyways, let’s not get off track… Where was I? Ahhh..
So, we meet a guy and he’s GREAT. The night goes perfectly well, we kiss, we head back to his place and… Oops, we have sex. It happens right? I’ve heard from so many friends that this is the part that begins to freak them out. What happens now? Did I totally f*ck it up? — But is this all true, these questions we ask ourselves? Is he thinking the same things too? Us girls can practically drive ourselves insane. Although, we do an amazing job at hiding it… Well, most of the time…

I think the point I am trying to get at here is, why is it such a game? And the days after a good, or unexpected good date, we freak ourselves out! It is not worth it ladies. If he doesn’t text you, or call you.. MOVE ON. He clearly wasn’t worth it. And if he is, you will know. He will come around, you just have to be patient. So stop chasing him or doing ridiculous things just to grab his attention for 2.5 seconds because in the end you will only be hurting yourself.
As a woman, we feel so pressured to find our “Prince Charming”. But does he really exist? I think the problem we have is that we want every guy we meet to be that Prince Charming, rather than accepting the fact that he just might not be. Someone once told me, “You have to kiss a few toads before you meet Prince Charming.” Ladies, if you continue to search for Prince Charming in every single guy you meet I can promise you that it is going to be quite a long journey for you. Stop. STOP. JUST STOP. Who cares if you slept with him, who cares if he doesn’t ever call or text you back, and who cares what he continues to do after you’ve guys had your shindig. We are only human, and as humans we make mistakes. And a lot of them. So get use to it.

Ladies, continue to be your awesome f*cking self! You are attractive, intelligent, and witty. You will naturally attract the people you WANT to be around, rather than being attracted to the people who don’t necessarily want to be around you. It’s a sad story, but unfortunately it is true. Let’s all continue to self-motivate each other that there is someone better out there for YOU. Stop settling for these assholes, stop settling for the guys who continue to play mind games because they can’t “make up their mind on commitment” and stop settling for the guy you think fits your perfect picture of what a man should be. GET RID OF IT. Whether it takes 30 days, 2 weeks, 8 years or a decade, there is someone out there for you and the most amazing part about it is… They are looking for you too :)

xo,

Sar

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I hope you all had a warm & blessed holiday with your friends and family. And I hope you all were able to spend quality time with the people that mean the most and open some awesome presents too! And now that Christmas is over, the new year is approaching! I seriously can’t believe how fast 2014 has went by, it feels like just yesterday we were at the beginning of the year. So much stuff has happened, so many people have entered and left my life, and so many blessings have come my way.

12213d996c71b782fa8e4e1b4b75e4adAlthough 2014 was a great year, I think I am most excited for 2015! There is so much to look forward to and I could not be happier. My life has changed so much and thinking about this time last year was so different. But thats enough “blah blah” about the holidays and new year, I want to share with all my readers what I have been up to and the new exciting things I have planned for 2015 — YAY!

So first of all, I want to apologize for going M.I.A. for a little bit there. Like I said, so much has been happening I can’t keep up. I am working on my “organizing skills” and trying to stay on task with everything going on in my life and making room for others.
I was deathly sick for a week (ok, not really)
I also embarked on a new adventure with a job opportunity and I have been spending most of my time with that. Working 7 days a week and there is nothing wrong with that! I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to “grind in your 20’s, build in your 30’s, and chill in your 40’s” — if there is nothing you remember from this blog post, I hope that quote is one of them!

To help with my organizing problem, I decided to buy a huge wall calendar! I mean, it is huge! It is the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see before going to bed. I am determined to keep it updated, fun, informational and colorful. My brain responds to color.
The calendar will help keep my blog posts on track, my videos on track, my work and school schedule together beautifully. Call me crazy, I tend to take on way too much at one time. I like to pretend I am superwoman, but the harsh reality is I am not. But a girl can still pretend, right?

So, here is it!
My videos will be posted every Wednesday! And I mean it when I say, EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY. Even if I don’t have anything fun, creative, or smart to say.. You will be sure to find a video posted on my blog, Youtube account, and Vimeo account.
My blog posts will be posted every Friday! That day might possibly change, but for now I want to keep my blog posts every Friday.

Here’s some junk I’ve been up to.
I’m not an artistic human being, but I like to pretend I am.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetEnjoy my style board.. I will try to create more of these. I found it to be a lot of fun.

xo,

Sar

Be sure to follow my blog on Twitter & Instagram for updates made to my blog @thewanderforest

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

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