“when life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. and when life is bitter, say thank you and grow”

shuana neiquist

if you’ve been following along on this incredible journey of optimism, then you know we are nearing two weeks of embracing each day with a new perspective. a perspective of joy, hope and gratitude.

my journey has taught me so much about gratitude. over the past few days, i’ve gained a greater appreciation for the things and people right in front of me. it’s so easy to always look to the future, or constantly think about the “what’s next?” starting each day with an optimistic view has taught me to be more present in the now. to make the most of each situation, each encounter and each moment.

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i can honestly say that i have never been this excited to join a campaign. i can finally announce that i’m partnering with Frost Bank to kick off The 30-Day Optimism Challenge.

seriously cannot contain my excitement for this one. i’ve always considered myself a glass half full kind of girl, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have my glass half empty kind of days. which happens every once in a while because, well, life happens. when i’m having those glass half empty kind of days, i do my best to surround myself with reminders of positivity, or things that bring me joy. some of those things include, bright colors, sunshine and popsicles. i have a slight obsession with popsicles, and who can have a bad

day with a popsicle in hand!?

to be completely honest, i wasn’t having the best of days before these photos were taken. the crazy heat topped with even crazier humidity wasn’t helping either. View Post

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1. rag and bone jeans

rag and bone jeans are one of my favorite brands and these jeans are definitely splurge worthy. they’re great quality, run TTS and look and feel great. i purchase a pair every year from the nordstrom sale and wear them over and over again year round.

2. free people jeans

the jeans above are my splurge worthy jeans, and these free people jeans are hands down my most worn jeans. the price point right now is too good to pass up, and trust me when i say you will love this purchase. these jeans can run slightly tight. if you’re between sizes order a size up for a better fit.

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with the 4th of july right around the corner, i’ve got you covered! most items have 2-day free shipping or a pick up in store option which means, you still have time!!

i’ll be spending the 4th of july on a beach in south korea instead of america this year (first time for everything, right?) but you better believe i’ll be fully decked out in my USA gear.

wherever you’ll be, i hope you have the best of times!

also- to make your holiday a little sweeter scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance to win something super exciting, hint hint* a little nsale monies!!

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did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? y’all, that’s kind of a big deal. i’ve been doing more and more research lately on the harmful effects the sun has on our skin and truth be told, i spend most of my time reading while simultaneously cringing at my baby oiled, lathered up and ready to bake in my bikini high school self. [insert face palm emoji here].

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