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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

I am super, duper excited that summer is finally coming to an end and the fall weather/ season is approaching!!! Ahhhh!!! Can’t contain my excitement.
For those of you who know me personally know that I hate summer. Growing up in a small town where the weather can literally reach up to 122 degrees in the summer, you’d think I’d be use to it and not such a big deal. Well, you’re wrong. I hate the summer, and I think because I grew up in the desert it makes me hate it even more.
Reasons I hate summer: I hate being hot, it is such an uncomfortable feeling and makes me very irritable. My make-up just melts off my face and that is never a good look. And maybe this is just me being bitter, but I can’t really wear “summer clothing.” I am not a skinny, petite girl so I can’t simply walk around in crop tops and booty shorts. As much as I would love to and think they are incredibly adorable, I can’t wear clothing like that. Not very flattering for my body, and I’m sure no one wants to see that. So, those are the reasons why I hate summer.
But ENOUGH NEGATIVITY, I am freakin’ excited for this Fall weather. And in honor of my wonderful excitement, I decided to put together a little fashion blog today and talk about my fall essentials! There are just a few things you want to have for the fall season that can bring any outfit from drab — to FAB.

First, every girl must have a go-to scarf.
I know that I have tons!! Different colors, patterns, lengths and materials. It can really bring an outfit all together, and give it that comfy fall weather feel to it. Pair a harsh patterned scarf over a flowy white top and you’re done! Yes, that easy. Fall fashion is all about layering, and scarves make this part easy peezy.

Second, oversized cardigans/ sweaters
How can you not love oversized cardigans, and sweaters? I can tell you right now, my closet is FULL of them! I nearly have every color, knit fabric, and length of these bad boys. They are definitely my go-to for fall. A great oversized cardigan can make me feel comfortable, but cute. And that is exactly the look I am going for this fall season. Make it look effortless, that is the goal ladies.

Third, jewelry
As I said before, fall fashion is all about layering. And I am not just talking about clothes here guys, I mean jewelry too! Wearing tons of bracelets, pairing it with your favorite rose gold watch, or layering your pretty little fingers with rings and mid-rings. This fall season, it is all about jewelry. It can really give your fall outfit a “classy” dressed up look, while still looking effortless. Some of my favorite places to buy jewelry are, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, and online at Etsy.

What do you guys think about the fall seaon/ weather approaching?? Are you guys just as excited as I am? Probably not, because I am just a freak who seems to get excited about these sorts of things. But I will keep my excitement at bay… for now :)

Take the poll below, I would love to hear what you guys love most about the fall season.
Til next time,

xo Sarah

My brain has no heart. And my heart has no brain.

Your brain whispers, “You’ll be fine.”
And your heart whispers, “Don’t lie.”

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It’s a constant battle between your brain and your heart. Aren’t we suppose to be on the same team?? Yet, they tell us two different things. Different opinions on all our life choices. Love, friends, career, and even family members sometimes! Should this really be a battle?
I’ve contemplated this issue in my head over and over again. I can practically drive myself insane in my own head. I think we all think about the same things, regardless of who we are, our personal preferences, or sexual orientation… WE ARE ALL HUMANS! That’s the wonderful, yet scary thing about love, it is not prejudice.

I am more infatuated with the mind games. And you ALL know exactly what I’m talking about. All those flirty emoji filled text messages, fav tweets and “liked” Instagram photos. No matter how we word it, or how we see it… It is all a form of some sort of mind game. My question is, why? Why do we put ourselves through that. Yes, granted.. As a woman, we need to play a little hard to get. If the challenge becomes too easy, what’s the point of trying right? My mama always told me “A girl worth kissing, shouldn’t be easily kissed.” And I have held that dear to my heart when it comes to a guy I am interested in. Let him take you on a date, enjoy a nice dinner, a movie, or whatever he has planned for you… But what I’ve learned is no matter how great of a girl you could possibly be, you’ll never be good enough for a man who isn’t ready. And that’s where we tend to get caught up and tangled in our emotions. We tend to fall for the ones who aren’t interested in us, and refuse the ones who are. You’ll end up disappointing yourself if you continue to grow up thinking everyone has the same heart as you do. But if you do find someone good enough for you, please hold on to them. And in return, be the best possible person you can be for him/ or her.
As far as I know, the only person I can control is myself. It has taken me a long time to realize that, but better late than never right? I’m focusing on being a good, humble person. Beauty on the inside, shines bright. People tend to notice those things, I promise… Remember that. Give this world good energy, there is enough bad people in this world.
Fill yourself with happiness, fun, laughter, love, friends, friendly strangers and most importantly is family. That’s my little piece of advice to you kids, but please remember… I’m learning too :)

Good things come for those who wait.

Til we meet again
xo Sarah

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Inside the mind of a woman

Hello lovies!

Okay, so lately I’ve been hearing so much complaining from all the men in my life about how difficult and confusing the mind of a woman is. That got me to thinking, are we really as confusing as men make us out to be? Are women truly that difficult to understand and please? Am I considered to be one of these “typical women” who can’t be figured out by a man because I’m from venus? So here is what I came up with…

I believe that every woman on this planet is uniquely made. We are NOT all alike, and if you believe that every woman is exactly the same.. You have other issues, my friend. But that doesn’t ignore the fact that I do strongly believe that many women share common similarities involving our actions, words, or sensitivity. All these characteristics may vary, but I will take you to the inside of the mind of a woman. It’s a scary place… You have been warned.

Every guy seems to think that all girls are all about the bigger, the better! Whether it’s a car, a ring, or a house. Don’t get me wrong here, we love a big car, big ring, and a big beautiful house… But what guys don’t seem to understand is that sometimes the simple, teeny-tiny things that you do for us, makes up for all the other big things that we could care less about. Ever heard the saying, “It’s the thought that lionroarsmall_grandecounts” well… It is true! A woman would rather you put a lot of thought into a special gift, than walk into a jewelry store and pick out a piece that’s the largest and most expensive.  Of course, I can’t speak for ALL women.. but I’m pretty sure I can speak for most of us (at least the ones with our heads screwed on right!).

I can’t emphasize enough on how truly important it is for a man to show his affection towards a woman he truly loves and cares about. Of course, this works vice versa as well because I know how important it is for a man to receive affection from his woman. This should be a key component in any relationship, but in this new generation of technology advancements and the ability to show affection in different ways because it’s not just physical now. Not exactly sure what I’m talking about? Think about it… Every woman loves to be mentioned in his Facebook status, his tweet, even his Instagram for #WCW (woman crush Wednesday). Social networking has really improved the ability for someone to show affection, who may not be so comfortable showing it physically. And guys, take notes here. Every woman loves this. No woman will admit this, but we love when you show us off and make us feel as if we are your “entire world” it makes us feel good about ourselves. Treat your woman like a queen, and she will treat you like a king.

Til next time,

xo Sarah

 

 

My highs, and my lows

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“God is greater than the highs and lows.”

This is my new tattoo. It describes everything that I have been going through in 2014… simply, highs and lows. But regardless of all the highs and the lows that I am going through, no matter what I will always have God. By far, this tattoo is the most special to me.

This year so far has been such a roller coaster. And we are only in the month of April, I know! But like they say, “what doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger!” And I am stronger. Everyday I find my strength and I am proud of how far I have come because I earned it. I’m a strong woman!

2014 has really taught me a lot about myself. I have learned to deal with many things on my own. Learning the woman that I am becoming and embracing all that comes along with it! I have recently overcome anxiety and anger issues that I was suffering from for years, but was never fully aware of it until I lost someone in my life. I am much better now. I realize that the person that I was allowing myself to become was pushing people away, making me bitter, and making others not want to be around me. I needed to change that. I needed to become a better, happy, and lovable person because living my life in this constant shadow was getting me nowhere. With months of therapy, support from my friends and family, and the strength within myself I was able to overcome all of that. And I am happy to be here writing to all of you and sharing my experience. I am not ashamed of who I am, or who I was. There is always time for change, it is never too late. Start today and see what tomorrow can bring you! You will be happy that you did it… whatever it may be!

xo Sarah