Life Update

Hey guys! How's everyone been doing? I know I haven't blogged since the holidays and the reason why is because I lot of stuff has been going on since Thanksgiving. Good and not so good things have happened to me before and after Christmas, and it made me forget about Pink No.5 and you guys. I know my blogging has been inconsistent, but I plan to change that by making blogging more of priority than it was before, but I wanted to give you guys a little life update before publishing more blog posts.

Let's start off with the good stuff. I got a job as a copy editor at Oakland University's student newspaper, The Oakland Post. Before my sophomore year ended, I saw a job opening as a copy editor for the Post and decided to apply for the job. Even though I plan to go into PR and marketing after graduation, I never lost interest in working at a newspaper, so I went with my gut and applied. A few weeks after I had my interview, I was happy to open my email one morning and saw that I got the job! I've been at the Post for about seven months now, and I can honestly say that this is the first job I am actually excited to go every Monday and Tuesday, and I would like to thank my bosses and the staff for making those two days my favorite days of the week.

After Thanksgiving, I turned 21 a few weeks after, and I'm not kidding that my 21st was probably one of the best birthdays of my life. My actual birthday was on a Tuesday so my big sister decided to took me out for a drink that night, and then on Saturday we all went out to Royal Oak. It was definitely a birthday that i'll never forget.

Then after the holidays I found out that I lost 23 pounds. Back in October, I decided to go on a diet and buy meal plans from a trainer to not only lose weight but to live a healthier lifestyle. My old eating habits weren't terrible, but they certainly didn't do my body or self-esteem any favors and that's why I made the decision to change my lifestyle. When I started my first meal plan, I was 153 ponds. After finishing my last meal plan, I now weigh 130 pounds. I can't even explain to you guys the amount of confidence I built for myself these past few months. When I look in the mirror, I think less about my insecurities and more about what I've accomplished. Weight has been something that I have been struggling since I was little. I have been made fun of for the way that I looked after months of working out and eating right, I can proudly say that I have a both a healthy body, but my "revenge" body. I couldn't of done this if I weren't for my trainer, and the amount of support I've been getting from friends and family. 

Now on to the stuff that wasn't so great. Before the semester ended at school, I failed my first exam in one of classes. I knew I wasn't going to fail the course and still receive full credit, but I thought I was going to get a grade below an 80%, and that stressed me out throughout the entire semester. But after I took my final exam, I saw that I didn't get anything below an 80% but above it, and I was so happy that I passed the class with a decent grade (when I saw my final grade I literally leaped out of bed to tell my mom). 

After the holidays, I didn't take a turn for the worst but not for the good either. During the month of January, I went through anxiety. I am not going to go into exact details but for the majority of the month I felt scared, nervous, I didn't want to get of my bed and I wasn't as happy as I was in the Fall semester. I knew what I was feeling wasn't real, and never will be but my fears consumed my mind and body, and I knew that I didn't want to feel that way anymore. After a month, my fears went away and I overcame my anxiety. This is not the first phase of anxiety I went through and it probably won't be the last, but during the past month I did whatever I could do to get over it and if any of you guys are going through the same thing right now, I highly recommend these tips: Drink mint tea (when your'e nervous you'll have an upset stomach), read Enjoy Life by Dr. Lynn D. Johnson (recommended by my counselor with a lot great tips on how to overcome depression and anxiety), listen to relaxing music (The Beatles is my personal favorite), exercise, and constantly remind yourself that this feeling WILL NOT last forever and that you will overcome it.

This post is not a way to brag about my new job and my weight loss, or to get sympathy for what I've went through the past couple of months, but to give you guys an insight of why I haven't been blogging, and to let you guys know that I'm back. I missed Pink No.5 so much and I'm happy that everything with school and life is going much more smoothly. For those who have forgotten about this blog, thank you and I hope you will visit the blog again very, very soon! :)

My favorite stores offering amazing Black Friday deals

Hey everyone! I hope you guys have had a great Thanksgiving, and a less exhausting Black Friday! Black Friday is probably the best holiday of the year because it gives us something us shoppers hold dear in our hearts-SALES! When I was out Black Friday shopping with my mom yesterday, we went into some of my favorite stores and got amazing deals on everything. A lot of people think Black Friday is only for one day, but lucky for you, it's not. Certain stores will continue to offer promotions throughout the whole weekend, which means you can add fabulous pieces to your wardrobe for a decent price. Here is a list of my favorite stores who are everything Black Friday promotions throughout the whole weekend:

1. Madewell- 25% off your purchase

2. J.Crew- 40% off your purchase

3. Nordstrom- Extra 20% off of selected sale items

4. J.Crew- 50% off of dresses, 25% off of jewelry, 25% off of sale items, 50% off of select items, 3/$30 for undies, beauty under $30, 3/$12 for scrunchies, $20 for bras, and on-the-go essentials under $30 (Free People has a lot of promotions)

5. Anthropologie- 30% off of everything

I hope everyone has fun shopping and visits Pink No.5 again sometime soon for more blog posts.

Here's a picture of my sisters and myself from Thanksgiving by the way :)

From left to right: Sophia, Me, and Isabella   The top I am wearing in the photo is from  Madewell . It was 25% off from their Black Friday sale

From left to right: Sophia, Me, and Isabella 

The top I am wearing in the photo is from Madewell. It was 25% off from their Black Friday sale

 

 

 

Fall time in RP's Everyday Shop

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Top: RP Everyday Shop (sold out) | Sweater:  RP Everyday Shop  | Jeans:  Lucky Brand  | Shoes:  Christian Louboutins  | Watch:  Shinola   Hi guys! I can't even tell you all how sorry I am for not blogging in awhile! My internship, family, and school got in the way of doing what I love and I promise to get better at posting.   Today's blog post is a special one because I am going to show you ladies some of my favorite pieces from Rachel Parcell's Everyday shop. I am so excited to kick off fall with her new stuff. Rachel never fails to impress me with her clothing line and the Everyday Shop is perfect for young women who want to look a little more casual while saving a little bit of money, and looking fabulous at the same time. Shop the post below and stop by RP's website to browse through the Everyday Shop and the RP collection!                                                SHOP THE POST:    

Top: RP Everyday Shop (sold out) | Sweater: RP Everyday Shop | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Christian Louboutins | Watch: Shinola

Hi guys! I can't even tell you all how sorry I am for not blogging in awhile! My internship, family, and school got in the way of doing what I love and I promise to get better at posting. 

Today's blog post is a special one because I am going to show you ladies some of my favorite pieces from Rachel Parcell's Everyday shop. I am so excited to kick off fall with her new stuff. Rachel never fails to impress me with her clothing line and the Everyday Shop is perfect for young women who want to look a little more casual while saving a little bit of money, and looking fabulous at the same time. Shop the post below and stop by RP's website to browse through the Everyday Shop and the RP collection!

                                             SHOP THE POST:

 

#Nsale2017

Hi everyone! I am so sorry that it has been awhile since I last posted but the #Nsale post is finally here! This year's sale was so crazy because there were a lot of cute and beautiful pieces available and it was hard to find stuff because everything sold out so quick! I couldn't be more impressed with this year's sale so without further a do, I would like to introduce to you guys my puchases from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale 2017! 

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Thanks for stopping by! :)

 

Romantic look at the Renaissance Center

Top:  Anthropologie  | Skirt:  Rachel Parcell  | Shoes:  Christian Louboutins  | Watch: Michele | Bag: Louis Vutton | Sunglasses: Kate Spade ( similar pair)  | Lips:  Charlotte Tilbury   Hello everyone and welcome back! This past Sunday was my Nonna's birthday brunch at Joe Muer's restaurant at the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit and the whole day was beautiful!  For the party, I wanted to wear a feminine, romantic look so I decided to wear this elegant top from  Anthropolgie , Rachel Parcell's gorgeous  full skirt , sunglasses from  Kate Spade  , my old Michele watch and my grandma's old Louis Vutton bag. I wore a simple pink lip by using Charlotte Tilbury's 'Hot Lips' lipstick and lip liner (lipstick:  Liv it Up , lip liner:  Pillowtalk ).  After brunch, we walked along the border and it was honestly so breathe taking! Summer in Midtown is so gorgeous!    

Top: Anthropologie | Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Shoes: Christian Louboutins | Watch: Michele | Bag: Louis Vutton | Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar pair) | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury

Hello everyone and welcome back! This past Sunday was my Nonna's birthday brunch at Joe Muer's restaurant at the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit and the whole day was beautiful!

For the party, I wanted to wear a feminine, romantic look so I decided to wear this elegant top from Anthropolgie, Rachel Parcell's gorgeous full skirt, sunglasses from Kate Spade , my old Michele watch and my grandma's old Louis Vutton bag. I wore a simple pink lip by using Charlotte Tilbury's 'Hot Lips' lipstick and lip liner (lipstick: Liv it Up, lip liner: Pillowtalk).

After brunch, we walked along the border and it was honestly so breathe taking! Summer in Midtown is so gorgeous! 

 

Puffy Sleeves and Louboutins

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  Top:  Anthropologie  | Jeans:  Lucky Brand  | Shoes:  Louboutins  | Bag: Chanel | Lips:  MAC   Welcome back to Pink No.5, ladies! Today's post will be about one of my favorite outfits I wore last week. I went out to lunch with my family in downtown Birmingham at a restaurant called "Bella Piatti." We got a table outside on the patio, and everything was beautiful, and since it was a nice day, I decided I wanted to wear something a little light but cute at the same time.  In the pictures, I am wearing a top from  Anthropologie , my favorite pair of jeans by  Lucky Brand ,  Louboutins , and a vintage Chanel bag.  The top is on sale now for 49.95 and you can't get a better deal than that! The bag belonged to my Grandma, and I love how the design is so unique and represents itself as a classic Chanel.. Since I was wearing red bottoms with a red purse, I pulled the whole outfit together by wearing a red lip by MAC.  The shade of the lipstick and lip liner is called "Ruby Woo, " and it is the perfect shade of red for anyone who wants to wear a red lip all year long and not on certain occasions, like the 4th of July next week! :)                                                                     

  Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Louboutins | Bag: Chanel | Lips: MAC

Welcome back to Pink No.5, ladies! Today's post will be about one of my favorite outfits I wore last week. I went out to lunch with my family in downtown Birmingham at a restaurant called "Bella Piatti." We got a table outside on the patio, and everything was beautiful, and since it was a nice day, I decided I wanted to wear something a little light but cute at the same time.

In the pictures, I am wearing a top from Anthropologie, my favorite pair of jeans by Lucky Brand, Louboutins, and a vintage Chanel bag.  The top is on sale now for 49.95 and you can't get a better deal than that! The bag belonged to my Grandma, and I love how the design is so unique and represents itself as a classic Chanel.. Since I was wearing red bottoms with a red purse, I pulled the whole outfit together by wearing a red lip by MAC.  The shade of the lipstick and lip liner is called "Ruby Woo, " and it is the perfect shade of red for anyone who wants to wear a red lip all year long and not on certain occasions, like the 4th of July next week! :)

                                                          

 

 

 

C' Est La Vie

Hat:  Nordstrom  | Dress:  Topshop  | Shoes:  Steve Madden  | Watch:  Kate Spade  | Lipstick and Pencil: (Lipstick color: 'Liv it Up'  & Lip Pencil color: 'Pillowtalk')  Charlotte Tilbury    Hey everyone! If you were wondering why I am dressed so tropical is because last Saturday was my Aunt's 50th birthday and that was the theme. I can't even tell you guys how much I love themes and how much effort I put in to finding an outfit to match the theme, so I decided to wear ruffles and a floppy hat!  In the pictures, I am wearing a floppy hat from  Nordstrom , an off-the-shoulder dress by  TopShop , yellow shoes from  Steve Madden , and a gold watch by  Kate Spade . On my hat it says "C' Est La Vie," and in case you ladies were wondering what that means it is French for, "this is life." This outfit was perfect for the party and is a great asset to your Summer 2017 attire.                                                                                                              

Hat: Nordstrom | Dress: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: Kate Spade | Lipstick and Pencil: (Lipstick color: 'Liv it Up'  & Lip Pencil color: 'Pillowtalk') Charlotte Tilbury

Hey everyone! If you were wondering why I am dressed so tropical is because last Saturday was my Aunt's 50th birthday and that was the theme. I can't even tell you guys how much I love themes and how much effort I put in to finding an outfit to match the theme, so I decided to wear ruffles and a floppy hat!

In the pictures, I am wearing a floppy hat from Nordstrom, an off-the-shoulder dress by TopShop, yellow shoes from Steve Madden, and a gold watch by Kate Spade. On my hat it says "C' Est La Vie," and in case you ladies were wondering what that means it is French for, "this is life." This outfit was perfect for the party and is a great asset to your Summer 2017 attire.

 

                                                                                             

 

 

 

Blue Gingham and Fluffy Skirt

Top:  Topshop  | Skirt:  Rachel Parcell  | Shoes:  Christian Louboutins  | Lips:  M.A.C 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick and Lip pencil   Last Friday was my parents 25th anniversary and my mom's 50th birthday party (my parents got married on my mom's birthday). Their anniversary and my mom's birthday is actually today, but they decided to have their party during the weekend.   The party was at Ocean Prime in Troy, MI, and my big sister did a great job planning the party because everything turned out beautifully! Since this was a big occasion, I wanted to look perfect, so it was my mission to find the perfect outfit.  I decided to wear the top you guys seen in my last blog post from  Topshop ,  Rachel Parcell's Classic full skirt  and top it off with my brand new  Louboutins . My outfit was super comfy and I thought it was super elegant, especially for this very special occasion. I couldn't be happier with not only how the party turned, but for the parents I was blessed with.                       

Top: Topshop | Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Shoes: Christian Louboutins | Lips: M.A.C 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick and Lip pencil

Last Friday was my parents 25th anniversary and my mom's 50th birthday party (my parents got married on my mom's birthday). Their anniversary and my mom's birthday is actually today, but they decided to have their party during the weekend. 

The party was at Ocean Prime in Troy, MI, and my big sister did a great job planning the party because everything turned out beautifully! Since this was a big occasion, I wanted to look perfect, so it was my mission to find the perfect outfit.

I decided to wear the top you guys seen in my last blog post from Topshop, Rachel Parcell's Classic full skirt and top it off with my brand new Louboutins. My outfit was super comfy and I thought it was super elegant, especially for this very special occasion. I couldn't be happier with not only how the party turned, but for the parents I was blessed with.

                     

What I wore on Memorial Day!

Top:  Topshop  | Jeans:  Madewell  | Shoes:  Marc FIsher  | Sunglasses:  Kate Spade  | Lip:  MAC 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick and Lip Pencil   I hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Yesterday the whole family got together to eat a classic American meal before eating a DQ ice cream cake! In the pictures, I am wearing a  gingham top  from Topshop,  high rise jeans  from Madewell,  espadrilles  by Marc Fisher,  sunglasses  from Kate Spade and  red lips  to give that patriotic touch.                                                             \

Top: Topshop | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Marc FIsher | Sunglasses: Kate Spade | Lip: MAC 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick and Lip Pencil

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Yesterday the whole family got together to eat a classic American meal before eating a DQ ice cream cake! In the pictures, I am wearing a gingham top from Topshop, high rise jeans from Madewell, espadrilles by Marc Fisher, sunglasses from Kate Spade and red lips to give that patriotic touch.

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