The 411 on my Cruise OOTDs

One of my favorite parts of a vacation is taking risks and experimenting with different outfits.  Clothes are a way I like to have fun, take risks, and express myself.  Life’s too short not to play around with your wardrobe (at least in my opinion)!  Not to mention, I work for an engineering software company, and typically don’t have the same opportunity to experiment with fun outfits. 

I’ve gotten a few questions about where I got some of my outfits from my trip from so I figured, why not do a blog post.  Enjoy!

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Outfit #1 – Black crop top w/ puffy sleeves and white pants:

  • Black Crop top with puffy sleeves – Asos
  • Pants – Marshalls
  • Black Strappy Heels- Asos

Outfit #2 – Orange matching two piece set

  • Matching set – Pretty Little Thing
  • Gold Strappy Sandals – Old Navy (1 year old)
  • Leather Cream Backpack – TJ Maxx

Outfit #3 – Green floral dress

Outfit #4 – Black Romper with cutout

  • Romper – Asos
  • Black Strappy Heels – Asos

Outfit #5 – Navy Two Piece Matching Set

Outfit #6 – Airport outfit

  • Cardigan – Old Navy
  • Sweater Crop top – Marshalls
  • Distressed Denim Shorts – Forever 21
  • Pink Slide Sandals – The Shoe Dept.

Cruise 2018 Vlog

I used to go on cruises with my best friend and her family almost every summer after high school and throughout college.  We would have so much fun and made so many memories together.  Well, it was only fitting that we plan our own “single girls” trip recently since we are all grown now. 😉  Here’s the highlights from our trip!!

Some random/funny facts about our trip:
  • The weather was cloudy the entire trip. We literally only got 2 hours of sunlight on one day and that was it the entire vacation!
  • Although we went to the Bahamas, with the weather acting like it was, we called the trip our “Alaskan Cruise”.
  • Ashley and I made more friends with the crew than with other guests on the ship.
  • We are pros at the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Cha Cha Slide, and now the biker shuffle.
  • The boat we went on was the Carnival Elation and docked out of Jacksonville, Florida.
  • The Carnival Elation is a smaller ship and the port at Jacksonville was basically a Warehouse.

When your expectations aren’t what you expected…

Show of hands, who has ever been disappointed by an expectation you had, that totally did not go the way you envisioned?  If your hand isn’t raised right now, then you are either in a public place, or thought that was a rhetorical request (same girl, same).  At one point or another, I’m sure everyone has had a moment in their life where they’ve thought to themself, “I didn’t see my life going this way.”  Or maybe something a long the lines of, “I thought I would’ve completed this by now, I thought I would’ve been farther along than that by now”.  Have you ever thought that maybe that expectation you had was actually a fantasy or a completely unrealistic thought you set yourself up for?

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When you get a tattoo, but don’t handle it like a boss…

Fun Fact about me:  I can be a little dramatic/extra sometimes.  Okay, maybe a lot of the time.  But one thing is sure, I always make myself laugh.  A lot of those times I’m laughing at myself.

A year ago, I got a tattoo and recorded my reaction. And I’m so glad I did because it was too funny with how ridiculous I was acting.


Final Product:

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Back Story behind the tattoo:

  • I know, I know. All that commotion for a little tattoo the size of a peanut M&M.  Hey, in my defense it had been a while since my last tattoo and I don’t deal with pain well.
  • This was actually my second tattoo I got (surprise Dad!).  It’s a lot smaller than my first and in a better location (less painful). However, you probably couldn’t tell that from my reaction.
  • I love crosses, love Jesus, and had been wanting to get a small cross on my foot for a while. Shoutout to Pinterest, where I got the inspiration.
  • I went with my best friend Ashley to get this tattoo, and she is the one who I told to “hold my hand”.  
  • I went to the same place where I got my first tattoo, but once again didn’t plan or schedule an appointment. I just showed up after dinner one Saturday evening and was like ‘hey can I get tatted up?’
  • I’m a believer in, “If you can’t laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at?”

When he’s just not that into you

Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, I think almost everyone has experienced that situation where the person you are interested in, isn’t so interested in you.

For me, that’s happened a lot here lately.  Let me clarify, every guy that I’ve had interest in, just doesn’t seem to have interest in me, or rather not the same life interests I have.  However, there is one main thing I have learned in this season of singleness that I want to stress to every single female (or male if you’re reading this too) out there:

If a guy is not reaching out, making an effort, and/or pursuing you, then he’s just not that interested in you.

Period. Point blank. Now before you start gathering different debating points and giving me ‘What if situations‘,  (I.E.  “Well what if the guy has kids and is really busy?” or “What if he has been traveling for work and has been swamped with meetings?”)  Let me explain why.

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How to get a Valentine!

What do you get when you have a full time employee and part time student that has been out of town?  Someone who uploaded their Valentine’s Day Video later than expected. 🙂

Whether you spend your Valentine’s Day with a loved one, best friend, or slice of pizza, I hope it’s a great day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just call me the Valentine’s Day Fairy…

I love love. It doesn’t even matter if I’m single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites! So with last year’s Valentine’s Day approaching, I was excited about the day and had some plans up my sleeve.

The days leading up to Valentine’s Day, I remember talking to one of my best friends about an idea I had.  I wanted to anonymously send some sort of Valentine’s Day treat or gift to some people last year. Okay, specifically there were two guys I wanted to send something. I may or may not have had a crush on them, I’m talking 5th grade style, but that is irrelevant to this story.  And two guys Cassie? Scandalous!! Hey, more like single!! 😉  All joking aside, these were two really good guys, who I wanted to feel special on Valentine’s Day.

However, there were two problems with this plan I had:

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