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Quality over Quantity

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I think the title of this blog post speaks for itself in saying that when it comes to clothes, quality over quantity is everything. However, this saying really rolls over in all aspects of life as well. Today, I want to shy away from my usual fashion posts and talk about something a bit more personal.

For about a year now, my perspective on life has begun a transformation. This past year I have said a lot of goodbyes and some beautiful hellos. And I have certainly learned a bunch of lessons along the way. Back then, I found myself in a rut and it felt like everywhere I turned something bad was happening, to me, to people around me, etc. I soon realized that during this hard time, some of the people/things I surrounded myself with were taking a toll on me; It was taking too much effort on my part to try to enjoy myself and be happy. I slowly started to figure out that quality over quantity is everything when dealing with relationships a person has with different people, places, and things. If surrounded by stuff that brings you down, it can really alter the way you look at life as a whole. I have been let down by friends and family in the past so I have this thing about authentic relationships. I love and trust all types of people but I have given up on those who I don’t view add real value to my life. I have found myself to be much happier throughout this process.

For me, it was a very hard lesson to learn that relationships with friends, family, significant others, and even things like a club/organization are not solely based on love alone. You can absolutely love someone or something to the ends of the earth and it still doesn’t take away from the fact that it may just not work out, for whatever reason. I now like to view things as if I’m placing them on a balance scale. In which direction does the scale pull? That gives you a simple, concrete answer to life’s complicated situations. Life should aways be about happiness imbedded throughout the journey. Achieving ‘the ultimate balance’ as I would call it!

I consider myself to have a very simple life. I strive for an underlying theme of simplicity in all things that I do. I am beautifully blessed in that regard as there are so many amazing things and people who fill my life with their vibrant energy. I have taken the last year and cut out/distanced myself from almost all of the negative things and people that once were placed in the environment around me. It is definitely a scary process but there is no use in harping over love lost/things end. Take what you’ve got and accept where you are in life. Use that energy to create love in everything you do. Fill your life with things and people who make you smile/happy without effort; And cherish the blessings around you!

xx,

PrepsterAnge

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Heart of Summer

I am all about summertime, everything is so much more relaxed and days go by easy. Although, I am not a big fan of this heat wave we have going on, I make due. I have always been a person that gravitates to the colors red, white, and blue. I love pairing those colors together for some reason. Some may say that I am patriotic (true) but I genuinely love the way the three colors flow together.

I must admit that I am in love with this outfit post, I consider these photos to be such an accurate representation of me. I have been working on quality of photo since I started the blog because I feel that its a key component to what makes a good blog. My boyfriend and I have certainly made our camera oopsies thus far, but were getting the hang of it. I am so grateful that I have someone so willing to do the boyfriend-duty of being my camera man. He’s the best!

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In this post I am wearing a Lilly Pulitzer Mila Shift, I am pretty sure the print is “get spotted” in white. I paired it with a Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody in Coral which is still available online. I carry a ton of stuff in my bag at all times, I am one of those people who is so anxious that she is always prepared for any emergency thrown her way. For me to be in love with a crossbody says so much. It is so worth the buy, It fits more than most, and I am obsessed with the colors. I even got one for my little for her birthday, (and disclosure on my little, Lacey: she absolutely does not use bags of any sort. She is the type that carries her phone, keys, and wallet and thats, that.) She actually uses it too! Anyway, it is definitely something I would recommend having in your closet. Perfect for a night out with friends or paired with a cute sun-dress. For my shoes, I am wearing navy gingham Espadrille Wedges from J. Crew Factory. (Hint: they’re on sale now!) Lastly, you know me, I can’t go anywhere without my Ray Bans.

Now I usually don’t get into accessories very often but Tory Burch is having their summer sale, but hurry because its almost overwith. In this post, I paired my outfit with some Tory and Michael Kors accessories. I am wearing the signature Tory Burch Stud earrings as well as a Tory bangle and one of my Michael Kors Bradshaw watches. All in gold to match the gold hardware on the bag, but I am always a fan of mixing Silver, Gold, and Rosegold too!

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Check out Lilly’s Summer 16′ White Dress Collection Here!

Crossbody | Wedges | Sunnies

xx,

Prepster Ange

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