Style West

By: Savannah Tuma

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Happy first day of fall! 

Yay it’s my favorite time of year! I love wearing comfy, cute clothing like this outfit for fall. These green pants are from Target, surprisingly, and are so so so comfy (and affordable). Everyone who is in school should get a pair because you can just put them on and go! Plus you’ll be comfortable all day long. Now I just gotta start getting my fall sweaters out of my closet and it'll feel like it's pajama day everyday!

Hope you have a great weekend! What’s your favorite season?

-Savannah

Riding in Style...

Outfit Update:

I recently found this black body suit online! I fricken love it! I always have a hard time picking out what shirt to wear with high waisted jeans. Not only does this save time, but it’s so easy to style and looks good with everything. I have been wearing it all the time and adding this half moon necklace to wear with it. I got it on Etsy for I think $30. It was a little pricey, but it is Sterling Silver which means I can shower with it- #timesaver!

I've had my eye on a pair of Marc Fischer boots for a long long time, but never purchased them because they were too expensive. However, I was looking on NA-KD when I saw these boots that look identical for $35!! So I snagged them right away before they sold out! I always am cautious of buying expensive seasonal wear items because I don't wear them as much. So it's hard for me to invest money on an item when I'm not wearing it year round. Safe to say, I felt a little better spending $35 instead of $200. As for this belt, I also purchased it with the bodysuit. Although it's cute, it is really cheap and not very good qualtity so I wouldn't recommend it. But, I will link a few similar styles from some better brands. 

School/Life Update:

Hope you are having a good day! I’ve been beyond busy lately with school and work. Many of you know I am taking 20 units this semester which was tough to psych myself up for, however, I’m excited to see how much I can push myself. I have been challenging myself to use every second of the day productively, whether it's completing an assignment or replying to an email with my 15 minutes break between classes or instead of watching Game of Thrones or reviewing some of the German I have been learning. 

It has been hard finding the right balance between taking care of my body both physically and mentally and pushing myself to keep working hard. Last night, I wanted to go get some energy out and go climbing with my friends, but decided to go catch up on some of my English writing assignments I am behind on. Part of me wanted so bad to just forget about my work and let loose, but the other side of me wants to keep striving to do well in my classes.

Also, uh, is anyone else terrible at telling people no? I am so bad at this. Even if I REALLY don’t want to do something, I don’t know why, but I always say yes to people. This semester, however, I have forced myself to start making decisions that will relieve stress or just simplify things a little more. I had to stop teaching three of my fiddle students because things were getting too complicated to work around and schedule. I don’t know why, but I felt terrible telling them that I couldn’t teach. Even, if I just want to go hang out with friends, all of me wants to and go have fun for an hour or two, but again, I have had to say no a few times which has been really difficult. 

I just had my first midterm yesterday. I always get so so so stressed out on my first midterm, no matter what class. I was studying for it endlessly and I think it went really well, but now I have two more, one on Monday for Calculus and the other on Tuesday, for Biology… but after that… Wednesday is my BIRTHDAY! Yay! Having something to look forward to helps me push through strong towards the finish line. I know this is only the beginning, but hopefully I can keep this mindset until the end of this semester. 

Hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

-Savannah

September Style...

Outfit Details-

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you had a great Labor Day! 

About the outfit: I have been looking for a button down shirt like this for a few years now and randomly stumbled upon this gem the other week when I was shopping on Bay Street. I have been wearing it nonstop! I’m serious… If I am being 100% honest, I even wore it dirty the other day and just put extra deodorant and perfume on. Whoops! And, yes I would still do it again haha! I spent $12 in the store for it, but online it is $24 which is still a steal especially if you are going to be wearing it everyday like me. Haha!

 

A little update on what I’ve been up to: Yesterday for Labor Day, I did some studying, some eating, and learned some German!! Probably weren't expecting that one, but it's true! My boyfriend, Nils, has been teaching me how to speak Deutsche on the go whether it’s in the car, ordering food, or saying hello and good morning {Hallo! Guten Morgen!} . 

It has always been on my bucket list to learn another language and because I always hear Nils' talking in German, I thought what the hell, let’s give this a go. My sister, Sterling, is also taking German at UC Berkeley and last night we were attempting to have a few different conversations (with Google Translator open of course). I'm curious to see if learning German verbally will work instead of taking a academic course (which I still might want to do, but not this semester with full academic schedule). So far, I find myself retaining what I have learned (well and forgetting some too of course and having to re-learn it once, twice or even twenty times... I have the brain of a goldfish if you know what I mean), understanding a few more words that I didn't know the day before and being able to express simple things like... What is your name? Wie heißen Sie? or How are you? Wie geht es dir? It's a process, but so far I am really enjoying it!

How did you spend your Labor Day?

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Tuesday!

-Savannah

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