Lets Work From a Submarine!

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I’m sitting here watching Gossip Girl and I am ADDICTED. I know I’m late to the show, but I’m so glad a friend of mine was obsessed and now I have caught on. Anyway, I ordered Dutch Bros K-Cups and I was finally going to try them today when I ran out of my favorite coffee creamer, hazelnut. I was super upset, but I guess I can survive another day without coffee. After I sat back down on my couch I thought about how I was beginning to lose my motivation for so many things. I mean, I have just began school and I’ve been swamped that I haven’t had a moment to myself to think and reflect. I used to always do this, whether I would go outside and read or take a walk. Then, I decided to create something for my own personal motivation.

So I wanted to dedicate this post to women that inspire me. Some of these women I have been following on Instagram for a long time or recently began to follow them. They also have blogs! They are either working the dream career I hope to land (psst Personal Stylist) or they are just women that are bubbly and motivate me to do better in life.

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I will begin with the first row and first column then move across. (1, 2, 3, and so on)

1. @damselindior

I discovered her on Bloglovin, I think. I cannot remember, but I discovered her while roaming around fashion blogs. Not only does she talk about fashion and takes amazing pictures, she talks about life. She gives advice and insight from Valentine’s day to her favorite restaurants when she is traveling the world (jealous!!). She motivates me because she is doing what she loves. She is happy and is full of bliss. Apart from being a total fashion diva, simple and chic. I hope to meet her one day and have a fun photo shoot. I chose this specific picture because that is one of the hotels she stayed at. It was her view from her room and I hope to travel and have views like these, especially when it’s snowing!!

2. @tania_sarin

I am obsessed with Tania. She definitely motivates me with launching my own personal stylist business. She posts fun pictures with her and her clients while wearing amazing street style clothes. She has the dream job that I want to have in the near future and I admire her for her hard work and talent. I chose this picture from her because it is her dream closet, like mine! I dream to have an open closet where it showcases my clothes. It will be difficult since I have a shopping addiction. Oh well, what can a lady do. She has even launched her very own clothing line! Check it out here: tsarin.com

3. @carlibel or @thefashionbybel

I am pretty sure mostly everyone has heard of this beauty. She is so down to earth and she is definitely honest. Not afraid to be judged, but I mean who would?! She inspires me because of her confidence. On her YouTube channel, she talks about her personal experiences with difficult times she has had and how she overcame them. When you watch her videos, you don’t feel like she is a famous person or anything, just an ordinary friendly gal. I look up to her mostly in the fashion sense because she dresses amazing from head to toe. I chose this picture because she is posing in a classy car with a classy wardrobe. I hope to look successful like this in my G-Wagon.

4. @bowsandsequins

Jessica is someone new that I have recently discovered. She talks about fashion, food, and well life in general. I love the pictures she posts and she has very good recommendations with whatever it is you look for. Whether it is shoes you need for a date night or a healthy snack, she has it for you. I chose this photo because she was traveling at the moment and that is a dream that I have for the future. I want to travel the world.

5. @itsmyrayeraye

I love this girl. Not in a creepy way, maybe because I am obsessed, but definitely not creepy… right? Anyway, she is not only gorgeous, but she spills her secrets on how to achieve the perfect simple look. She is also down to earth and will reply back if you have a question or if you just simply comment on her posts/pictures. She is definitely my favorite one because of her humbleness and she will make you laugh! I chose this picture of her because she looks amazing. Also, I plan to lose weight (gahhh not this old resolution crap). Yes, I am one of those people, but I definitely need to lose something because I am going to Vegasssss! (If you have any suggestions or secrets to Vegas let me know!) Alright, enough Vegas for one night.

6. @caraloren

This lady right here is very inspirational to me in the fashion world. She posts on her blog every single day (have no idea how she does it) and she even tags at the bottom of her post where she bought each clothing item! I chose this picture of her because this is an outfit that I am hoping to pull off this spring. I love the green skirt and how simple it looks. Of course, she looks good in EVERYTHING. I am not lying, go see for yourself.

7. @nataliehalcro

This beauty is well, a beauty. I follow her because of the inspiration she gives me everyday to work out and have that dream body of hers. Also, she has such a chic style that is to die for (literally). She makes anything look good! I chose this picture of her because she is standing in front of my dream car, the G-Wagon. She looks sexy just standing there and well I hope to look like this when I become successful in my career. That haaaair. Oh gosh don’t even get me started. I want to achieve that beautiful bob.

8. @apartment_34

Erin is an apartment stylist. She uploads pictures of different ideas to style a simple apartment and make it look like a million bucks (did I just say bucks?). Since I live in an apartment, I want to make it look alive and she definitely has a vision for transformation! I chose this picture of her because I want to soon have a desk for my makeup/work area. Yeah, I don’t have that much makeup to begin with, but who knows maybe I will have two separate desks! (Ha!)

9. @sakuraconsidine

She is unbelievably amazing! I adore this lady for her hard work and achievements. Not only is she amazing at what she does, she lives in the same state as I do! So she understands how hot it is here, but not to fear. Since I have followed her, she has opened my eyes to many more restaurants that are not as popular as “McDonalds” and “Pei Wei”. Places like Joyride Taco House and The Upton are some of the many restaurants that are hidden. I say hidden because I had never heard of them, but I am so happy that I did. I chose this picture because she can work wherever she wants. I do not want to go to an office and work, unless I have a huge business being run and I will design it myself. That’s a whole other story. I want to work from home, the Eiffel Tower, or even from a submarine (actually that would be pretty awesome!)

There you have it! A few of the ladies that inspire me and remind me everyday as to why I am going to night school while working 40 or more hours per week. I know I will become somebody, 2015 you just wait and see.

Thank you to everyone who is reading and if you have any inspirational women that you follow, let me know so I can also discover them! Once again, follow me on Instagram and I will follow back! @jlizette

xoxo jojo ❤

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Introduction: Part Two

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Hey everyone! I apologize for the delay with my second part of my introduction. I have been getting stumped by finals and it has been stressful. Just one more week and I’ll be done! 😀 Alright, so I am currently typing from my Craigslist couch while Broyce is chewing on his new bone that we bought him from Petco. He loves it and whenever I go near him, he picks up his bone and runs away. Can you believe that? The nerve of this kid!

Anyways, to continue with my part two, I want to begin with my goals and aspirations for my life.

Every year, every day, every hour is different from the last.

Experiences and even people can change a person in an instant. Lately, I have been going through some phases. First of all, I have figured out that fashion and writing are two things I love learning about and experiencing. I am a beginner with fashion so do not think I will be posting about Paris Fashion Week or what an actress wore (maybe a few times). I will be writing about finding your own style and how to be comfortable in your own skin. My goals are to graduate from ASU (I plan to return in the fall of 2015). Then, begin my own company of stylists and perhaps a clothing line. I want to be a personal stylist of either famous or ordinary people from around the globe. This way, I will be hitting two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. I love to travel (I will go into detail in a later post) and I will be styling people from around the world. Moving on.

I want to also have my own coffee shop (yaaassss). I LOVE coffee, say it with me. I LOVE COFFEE!! Okay, okay, I’ll calm down. So, I definitely want to open up my very own coffee shop here in Arizona. Then, if my coffee shop becomes a great hit, I will expand all around the world. While being a stylist and a coffee addict, I plan to create an outreach program for high school’s. I want to inspire people because the world isn’t what it seems. I am not saying I am an expert about life, at least not just yet. What I am trying to say is that I want to make high school students realize that it is okay entering college and not knowing what you will do with the rest of your life. Because no one knows.

After I have marked off these three goals, then I can lay back and relax. Well, I won’t relax because running two businesses and a program will be CAARAAAZYYYY. It’s okay though, because it will all be worth it. I know I will not hate waking up in the morning because I have to drive in traffic for 45 minutes and then work from nine to five. To some it doesn’t seem like a bad day but it does get tiring when you work hard in order to pay your bills and have nothing left in the end. It is not okay.

Enough ranting for one night.

As I go along, I will be posting blogs about fashion, college, makeup, and family in general. I will also throw in some life lessons from personal experiences. I want to make it clear to everyone that I am not an expert in the fashion and makeup fields. I am not a MUA or a fashion guru but I do have my own style which everyone will get a chance of seeing. I will post about recommendations and reviews about beauty products and clothes. If you do not realize by now, I love shopping. So, I will try my best to let you know about sales and other miscellaneous things relating to makeup and fashion.

One last thing before I go. Lately, I have been paying more attention to my surroundings for a reason. I have no idea why but I have this feeling inside me that good luck is coming my way. I was at a baby shower and I saw three little girls playing on a small, one foot brick wall (yes, there are one foot brick walls). A five year old girl was walking on it, putting one foot in front of the other. The other five year old was helping the three year old learn to walk but the three year old was having trouble. Then, the five year old became bored and let her go to play with the other five year old. I could tell the three year old was scared of falling but she seemed determined to master the skill of walking on a wall. After many times of falling, she finally learned to balance herself. After a while, she had mastered it! She smiled and from that moment I realized that was me.

Since I had started college, one downfall became ten major downfalls. I let  life defeat me. It had won. But I knew there was something telling me to keep going. To keep going and to begin living my dreams. My life was being run by money. That is when I came to the conclusion that I had to get my mind out of negativity and do what I please instead of pleasing others. Believe it or not, I changed my mindset on the same day I created my blog. So there you have it. Once again, welcome to my blog and an insight of my world. New adventures will be coming my way and don’t worry, you will be there too.

– xoxo jojo ❤

P.S. – I have attached a few more photos.

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One of the many pictures I took when I went to Chicago. I fell in love and knew that is where I belonged but then again, that is how I feel when I travel to another city. ❤

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It was such an amazing experience. I was able to go for free because I received a summer internship and the conference was held in Chicago. I also have friends that live there because of a few classes I took at U of A over my junior year of high school.

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My aunt (left) and my mom (right). I love them will my entire heart and would do anything for them. I can be hard to handle sometimes but I know they are my true best friends that will be by my side no matter what.

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This is my second family. Top row: Nancy (Vic’s sister), Vic, and then his mom. The bottom two munchkins are Vic’s nephew and niece, Alex and Amanda. I love them all with my whole heart. They always have welcomed me with open arms and they are seriously my second family. I am truly blessed to have met Victor and had my family grow by more kind people. ❤