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Pretty in Pink

Hi guys!

It’s the first day of Spring! I love spring for what it symbolizes, new beginnings. Makes me think New Years should be in March and not January. I feel like this would be the most inspirational time of the year, when everything is blossoming and growing.

But honestly,  I have a love hate relationship with Spring. I love the flowers and all the colors that come out but those same beautiful flowers give my allergies exactly what it needs to act up!

I’ve recently been doing some pinning on Pinterest, I mean when am I not? I found a picture of this beautiful pastel pink building with a fallen green tree in front of it. I don’t know if it’s the green up against the pink or the style of the photo, but I was intrigued by the pink building in the background.

Strangely, I’m not much of a pink person. I don’t usually gravitate to pink for MANY reasons and if you know me personally, you know I used to DESPISE the color, but for some reason I’m falling for this soft pastel shade of pink below. Maybe because it is a pastel. It’s so mellow and so pretty. It makes me feel like I’m in a cloud of pink cotton candy! So I’m going to overload you all with pink in this post! Click on the photos to see where I found it.
Happy first day of spring!!

~Kelsey Sherri

 

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Think Your Phone Needs a Factory Reset? Here’s What You Need to Do!

These past few days has seriously tested my patience with my phone. I have an LG G3. I know some of you may think it’s a dinosaur phone now with how fast these companies spit out the latest gadget, but where I come from, if it ain’t broke, don’t to fix it. In this case this phone is ridiculously “broken” to the point where I would never get an LG phone again.lgg3-phone

I don’t want to bash the company. LG is a really innovative company with many branches outside of their cell phones. But coming from a Samsung Galaxy 3 to an LG G3 was a big difference. I’m not going to compare the phones. I mean, there really is no comparison. Aside from the new explosion of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung makes really great phones.

Anyway, my LG phone loves to freeze on me especially when I need it the most. The battery dies rapidly and sometimes it just gets over life and shuts off. Sometimes it’s really over life and doesn’t turn back on.

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So this time I got Kanye fed up and reset that phone back to factory settings. Best and worst thing I could have done!! Seems like the phone is ok now but only time will tell.

If you’re reading this and you’re thinking of resetting your phone, lgg3-phone-factory-reset-wait

let me advise you on some things before you take that step and it’ll save you a little headache for after. I’m specifically speaking about my experiences with an LG G3 phone and a PC laptop. If you have another phone or you’re using a mac, take whatever information you can. Some things are still general and can still apply to you.

Before you reset your phone you want to backup everything. When I say everything I MEAN EVERYTHING!!!! Even if you think it’s saved to your Gmail account or a cloud or something, sit down and transfer everything either to your laptop, desktop, hard drive or if you’re comfortable with your cloud services then go ahead and do that. Just make sure your files are on a separate device from the phone.

Pictures

If you’re like me, you take pictures of everything!! A lot of time goes into that, right? So take a little more time to save them. There are a few ways to do this. You can connect your phone to your laptop/desktop and transfer your files that way. Or you can email them to yourself or use a cloud services. I used my Google Drive account for this. I made different folders and uploaded my photos from my phone into the correct folders on my Google Drive account using the Google Drive App on my phone. I had my Google Drive account open on my laptop and was able to see the photos upload instantly. All of these methods may take a while depending on how many photos you have. Just leave your phone on while the photos are transferring and hope it doesn’t shut down on you. Keep track of the progress in case it does shut down.

Music

If you have music on your phone that you downloaded and want to keep, you should do the same thing and save them to your laptop or desktop. For my music I usually connect my phone to my laptop. I look through the files to find my music on the phone and transfer it into a folder on my computer. You can copy and paste them or drag them into the folder. Sometimes there are multiple folders on your phone that holds the music. It all depends on how your phone saves and categorizes its files.

Contacts

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This is where I made my mistake! This is where my new headache began. It’s like going to the car shop. You fix one thing and another thing pops up. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love Google! They have everything you can think of and can be used in every way you can think of. So naturally, I save my contacts to my Gmail account. Every contact I added was added to my Gmail contacts list so that any device I link it to will have all my contacts and I don’t ever have to worry about losing them. Or so I thought!! Well turns out I was saving them to my Gmail account, but I never synced it! I turned off the “sync automatically” option because it kills the battery, but it never crossed my mind to sync everything like my contacts and calendar and not just my email. Don’t be like me. Sync your contacts! Sync it all!! Especially before you do a factory reset! If you’re still worried like I am now, go ahead and crank out that old school handy dandy phone book and physically write down the information. Better safe than sorry!

So now my phone seems to be doing better which is great!! But, I lost all of my contacts and I feel so disconnected to the world haha. It’s not even like I talked to everyone in my contact list but just the thought that I could was soothing I guess.

Now that you’ve backup everything, oh wait, one more thing…

Apps

Before you factory reset, go ahead and write down the names of the apps you use frequently so you can download them again. This is optional. Google has a great way of keeping everything together. There is a list of all the apps you’ve ever downloaded across all your devices connected to that Gmail in your app store. That’s great because I didn’t write down which apps I use and need. You would think you use these apps everyday and would remember them but as I was going through that list, there were a handful I forgot about. But this is an optional step thanks to Google being so awesome.

At this time I think you’re ready to factory rest. Don’t hold that against me if you’re not! I am not a phone expert and I am speaking from my own personal experience. I am not taking responsibility for your choice to press the buttons to reset. So whatever you do to your phone after reading this post is on you. Just putting that out there. 😛

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But if you reset, and you find that something wasn’t right or something was missing after that I didn’t warn you about or mention, please please comment below and let the rest of us know! I would probably have my contacts if I read somewhere to make sure I synced my Google account lol. So feel free to let us know your experiences below!

In case you need it, these were the instructions I used to factory reset my phone.

  1. Turn off your LG G3.
  2. Press Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
  3. The LG logo will be displayed; at the point release only the power button.
  4. Immediately press power key again until the factory reset menu if displayed.
  5. Use Volume Down to navigate to Yes
  6. Press Power to confirm
  7. You should now see the Erase All User Data and Restore Default Settings screen
  8. Navigate to Yes with the Volume Down button
  9. Press Power to confirm

Here’s a video for a visual.

Your phone will do what it does and will ask you to re-enter your Gmail account information and customize your phone. You will need to re-download your apps and change the settings like your ringtones and alerts etc. back to the way you want it.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

~Kelsey Sherri

HBO’s New Relatable Show: Insecure

This week I saw a video on Facebook about a new show that came out this October on HBO. It was a trailer for a show called Insecure. I couldn’t help but feel an instant connection to this show. Maybe it’s because the lead character is a black woman with natural hair and she’s a bit awkward. Or maybe it’s because she’s a black woman working in White America. Or it’s because she’s a tad bit insecure about where she is in life. Whatever the reason, I was drawn to this character and show is because it seems so relatable to me. Continue reading HBO’s New Relatable Show: Insecure

New Seasons!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post. Too long. Embarrassingly long! The sad part is, everyday I wake up thinking about writing and I don’t. I must admit, I’ve been in a funk. 2016 hit me hard but I’m starting to realize that I’m the one making it worse by dwelling on things. It gets hard when you’re stuck. You tend to lose motivation and sight. But I refuse to let 2016 stop me. It’s been a tough year but it’s not too late to turn it around. We still have three more months.

With that being said…remember the 52 week challenge I wanted to participate in? Yea, the  one I completely failed at doing? Well wishful thinking right? Lol! Well like I said, we still have October, November, and December of 2016! So let’s do it! I’ll pick up where I left off and maybe do some of my favorites that I’ve missed along the way.

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Cheers to a new season! Cheers to new beginnings!

~Kelsey Sherri

Could I be Addicted?

My days have been bombarded with phone calls, emails, texts, and anything else involving my phone. I got to thinking. My gosh! Am I becoming one of those people I complain about? Am I becoming the guy who can’t hold a conversation with you because the one on his phone is more important? Or am I becoming the girl who bumps into poles because her eyes are buried between her left and right thumbs? I’m always the one to tell people put down your phone for a minute and unplug yourself from electronics. Focus on life in front of you. Ironic, I know, coming from a person who has just about every social media there is out there and writes a blog. I’m just saying this new me who is always on the phone is different from what I’m used to and I’m not sure I like it.

So, let’s set the record straight. I’m not on the phone 24/7 and I promise that about 94% of my time I spend tapping and scrolling is for business. My time on Instagram is spent searching for models, photographers, make up and hair stylists. I’ll like a picture or two in the process, but I’m mostly working. My time on Facebook is for replying to all the messages I get from people who want to collaborate on something. I’ll post a selfie every now and then but honestly, even my reposts are work related. When I say work, I partly mean work that is related to growing my brand and name as a stylist and designer.

It’s a more than full-time job. It’s constant and non-stop. I even had to buy extra batteries because my phone can’t keep up with my new lifestyle. I’ve never been on my phone as much as I have in the past five months, especially this last month. The crazy part is, as much as I’m on my phone, I still can’t respond to messages right away. I would get a text in the middle of setting up a meeting, read it, go back to setting up the meeting and forget to respond to the other message I read. One thing I’m happy about is having a Bluetooth! I can drive and talk, text and talk, search and talk. It makes multitasking on the phone so much easier.

Speaking of driving, I think one day, you know, after I have successfully launched my business, I will eventually invest in getting a driver! About two weeks ago, I got a ride with my partner and her boyfriend (who also occasionally works with us) drove us to a meeting we were going to about 25 minutes away. The amount of work we got done in those 25 minutes in the car was amazing! I got to send emails, texts, and messages all while still arriving to my destination. I see why every successful person has a driver. It just makes the most sense!

I’ve become so involved in my phone and I’m not really sure how to feel about that. It’s great on one end because that means I’m very busy and growing in fashion. I’m building relationships with important people and I’m making moves. But on the other hand, it takes away from “me” time, friends time, family time. There are moments when I do take my phone off for an hour or two to get a break from the scrolling and texting. But I end up hopping on my laptop and start going through blogs and Facebook. I’m addicted. There I said it. I’m addicted and I think I’m justifying my addiction to work and social media because I’m trying to make a name for myself.

I mean after all, you don’t get to the top by sleeping.

Kelsey Sherri

How I Did My Nails for Easter

It’s Spring time! That means vibrant colors and pastels! This is the time to experiment with your colors. The key to matching colors in any form is to stay within the same level of intensity. How saturated are the colors you’re matching? You wouldn’t necessarily combine a neon green with a pastel purple. Continue reading How I Did My Nails for Easter

52 WKC: 9 How Did You Do & Feel

This topic of the challenge, I’m supposed to talk about something I did, how I did, and how I felt about it. As you know, I’ve been on the job hunt. Well, for a full-time with benefits, grown up job in the fashion industry. I’ve had numerous interviews and it’s like fishing to me. I have to present myself in a way to make the interviewer know that I’m good stuff to grab and the interviewer has to present a job to me that I want to keep. They could easily not grab my line and I could also throw it back in the sea. The goal is hook and keep.

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I’m the type of person to get a little nervous before interviews but I’m able to calm myself enough to where people can’t tell I’m freaking out inside. There are a few things Continue reading 52 WKC: 9 How Did You Do & Feel

52 WKC: 6 The City You Live In

I grew up in beautiful Southern California in the most diverse city that I’ve ever known so far, Long Beach. Yes, the same Long Beach Snoop Dogg, Cameron Diaz, and many other celebrities are from. I actually went to the same high school they went to, Long Beach Poly. Not that that matters. I love Long Beach and you would too! Here’s three main reasons why!

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Diversity

To me Long Beach is a good representation of what America is. You can find so many different cultures in this area from food to festivities. I could walk a few blocks and get some authentic Mexican food, walk a little more for Pad Thai, cross the street for Pho take a bus for Lasagna, turn around for Gyros, take a short drive for Sushi, and skip back for a burger. I mean the list goes on. Long Beach is such a great place to try different foods from all over the world within a 10 mile radius. And the food is so good!

Not only can you expand your horizon here, you can expand your language and experience different cultures. Long Beach as a whole isn’t really dominated by one group of people. But we do have little communities within Long Beach that is dominated by a specific group. In a place as diverse as Long Beach, I expect that to happen. People tend to gravitate to people of similar lifestyles, cultures, and beliefs. That’s what a community is.

 

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Weather

Most areas in Southern California are known for the great weather. We range from 70-85 degrees year round. Of course we have our chilly times under 70 and our hot times over 85 but the weather is usually something to brag about.  As far as the 70-85 degrees, I’m mainly talking about Long Beach and surrounding areas. Obviously not the entire Southern California has the same weather. Places like San Diego gets more rain and the mountains get snow. Yes, WE DO GET SNOW on the west coast. Just not at the beaches where I live.

Even though we have great weather just about daily, it’s not so great for our land. In Long Beach we don’t get much rain and we’re in a severe drought. The city is taking drastic measures to conserve water but all the efforts still isn’t enough. It’s so bad that when it actually does rain, people freak out. Rain is so rare out here that it has become such an exciting event for Southern Californians. It’s right up there with earthquakes.

 

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There’s Always Something to Do and See

Long Beach is such a beautiful place. The city is filled with greenery and there are lots of things to do. You can spend the day at one of our many beaches. I prefer to go a little south at least to Belmont Shores and beyond where the water is cleaner.

The Pike in Downtown Long Beach is filled with local shops, restaurants, clubs, and bars. They also just opened up an outlet down the hill on Pine Ave. featuring stores like Nike, Converse, H&M and Forever 21. The Cinemark movie theater down there was renovated with lounge chairs for an at home experience. There are a variety of restaurants that line the Pike’s shore. You can get BBQ from Famous Dave’s and get seafood from Gladstone’s or Bubba Gump.

Across from Bubba Gump is our Aquarium and a walkway to our lighthouse. If you’re at the lighthouse, you can see across the water is a big ship. It’s the Queen Mary. There are a few tours on the Queen Mary and a museum on the ship. During October we have Dark Harbor. It’s a haunt similar to Knott’s Scary Farm and Halloween Nights At Universal Studios. I used to work as a monster and being as unbiased as possible, Dark Harbor is definitely a place to visit during the Halloween season.

Long Beach is such an artistic place. Art fills the city everywhere. We have local art shops and art shows, a Performance Arts Center where you can see Symphonic Orchestras play and there is a playhouse held by local actors and actresses. There are plenty of music festivals, art street walks, museums, and fashion shows throughout Long Beach. If you’re into the art scene, Long Beach is definitely a home for that.

Another spot I love in Long Beach is 2nd street and Naples. Second Street is a strip of bars and restaurants. It’s easy to bar hop and get a bite to eat. Naples is my favorite place to go during the Christmas season. The home owners have competitions on their Christmas decorations and they really go all out. I always wonder what their electricity bill is in December. But guessing by the looks of the homes, I think they can afford a little spike in their electricity bill for one month. It’s really a site to see!

I could go on because there really is a lot more to do in Long Beach than I mentioned. But maybe I should make a whole separate post about things to do in Long Beach! I love my city and I’m happy my parents decided to move here when I was 2. It’s part of the foundation of who I am today.

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Long Beach has a Facebook page and they posted a video showing a little bit of how amazing the city is. I wish the video showed a little more of how diverse it is here and all the different cultural experiences you can have in Long Beach but I guess you’ll have to visit the city to see for yourself.

~Kelsey Sherri

Color your Spring

Winter is almost over and spring is approaching us rapidly. I’m actually excited for spring. I’m not looking forward to the sinus headaches and allergy attacks but I’m looking forward to the colors. Spring symbolizes Continue reading Color your Spring

Life After College

As I binge watch Sex and the City for the first time, I can’t help but think about my own life. I know! Why am I comparing my life to a fictional TV show about mid 30 somethings with established lives in the city? I’m not really but it does get me thinking.

I’ve noticed a lot of my favorite shows are centered around New York City: How I Met Your Mother, The Wayans Brothers, Lipstick Jungle, even back to The Nanny, The Jefferson’s, and The Cosby show and the movies: The Devil Wears Prada, 13 Going on 30, Hitch, Trainwreck, and The Intern. These are just what I could think of off the top of my head, but honestly, the list goes on!

They all have one thing in common. New York!

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New York is clearly the place to be. But is it as exciting as it is on TV? Or am I putting New York on a pedestal?

I got the chance to visit New York back in 2008. I got to see the ball drop, at least I think I did. I’m not sure. That night was such a blur of excitement and awe, crowded with people and below zero temps. I’m not sure if I was watching the ball drop or an icicle falling. Regardless, I was 16 in the city I’ve always dreamed of going to.

Now I’m 23, fresh out of college, unemployed and living at my parents house. Not exactly what I had in mind after college. I figured I would still be at home but I had no idea I would be working a temp position, which…eventually ended.

There’s one of two things that will happen after college. You will A: get a job right away, or B: get stuck job hunting, vigorously and actively. Unfortunately I fell into category B. They don’t tell you about that category. They (colleges) give you the impression that a job with a great salary, benefits, and a friendly working environment will be waiting for you the second you walk across the stage. Maybe that’s what I’m doing with New York? Maybe I’m glorifying this city that may not even be as great as I imagined.

In my before 25 post I said I wanted to own a condo before 25 and either live in New York or have a fruitful vacation there. I can’t see myself owning a condo in New York at this moment only because I don’t think NYC would be where I spend the rest of my life. It would be more of a pit stop along the way, you know, just in case I am glorifying the land. So I would most likely invest in a condo in Los Angeles somewhere. Maybe I could rent it out while I experience my big apple adventures. Hmm how does that work? Googling renting out your condo now!

I can’t get ahead of myself though. I don’t even have a job! Haha! I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. The reason for me being jobless right now? I don’t know. Maybe it’s for me to spend time developing my blog or developing my sketching. Maybe it’s to give me time to make a good plan/revise my current one. Maybe it’s just giving me a little time to declutter my closet. In due time. I will have that job with the great salary, benefits, and the friendly working environment they told me about in college. Cheers to an unexpected life!

~Kelsey Sherri

Naming The Blog

Please take a second to vote for your favorite name below! I’ll be making a decision tomorrow! Thank you all! I really appreciate your help!

~Kelsey Sherri

52 WKC: 5 Something Someone Gave Me

For my 23d birthday last year (October 2015) my best friend got me a massage, something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve been to a spa where you go in different rooms of different temperatures and it had a jacuzzi area, but I’ve never gotten a massage.

I went this week and it was amazing! I was so relaxed and calm. I had a full body massage right up to my fingertips. Who knew that someone rubbing your hands with oil would feel so good. I couldn’t stop repeating in my head how good everything felt.

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My masseuse’s name was Irma. I went to the place in Long Beach called Indulgence. Here’s their website. Irma was amazing. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable not only with her massage but with her spirit alone.

When I got there for my appointment, I signed in with the receptionist, who is great as well. She offered me wine or tea. I hesitated and she told me she’ll give me the wine because, “anyone who hesitates usually wants to say yes to the wine.” She was right. I did want the wine. I mean why not enjoy the total experience? I only hesitated because it was one in the afternoon.

I waited for them to prepare a room and they called me in on time. Irma took me to my room. Peppermint filled the halls and I later found out it’s from the warm towels they put on your back, legs, and feet after the massage. They were playing an instrumental soundtrack of calming noises and tunes. The room was painted different tones of brown and green.

I have to say there was a time when I was undressing that I got a little self-conscious. I realized that this lady was about to see my body in a very close up fashion. She would be rubbing my back rolls and seeing my two week old chipped nail polish fingers and toes. Side note: You know you could have the healthiest nails and nail beds but if your polish is chipped, it just looks so bad! Then I was trying to get comfortable laying on my stomach and having my face in that head rest thing, but my ginormous boobs kept choking me. She laughed when I tried tucking them in under me so I could breathe. She saw my struggle and offered me a pillow. I told her I had two pillows under me already and we both started laughing. But I had to remind myself that I was there to relax and I’m sure this lady has seen everything and if she hasn’t seen it yet, then she’ll probably see it eventually. I loosened up a bit and when I finally tucked my pillows away and she started massaging my sore shoulders all my worries and insecurities disappeared.

She was so kind and applied just the right amount of pressure. She caters the massage to where ever you need it the most. She asked me what area bothers me the most and I told her my back, shoulders, and neck. So she spent the most time on those areas.

I encourage you all to get a massage, a professional massage, even if it’s only one time in your life, get it! They’re super cheap on Groupon and Living Social and worth every penny. They’re different types of massages and different time lengths. Mine was an hour long full body massage, but if you only have 30 minutes or if you only want a foot massage, there is a massage that fits your needs.

~Kelsey Sherri

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5 Things That Scare Me

Driving Up Hills

I’m so scared of driving up hills. I have a ‘98 Toyota Camry and I probably need new tires, but every time I drive up a hill, my tires scream at me like I’m crazy. Sometimes Charlie my car just sits there screaming at me for climbing up a hill. This only happens if I stop on a steep hill and I have to keep climbing. Now when I’m driving straight up without having to stop, I can feel the strain. I just hope that we make it up the hill. Yes, I probably need to flush my engine and get an oil change, but let’s be real. Even with that, my car is old and I’d probably still be scared. I’d say it’s in pretty good shape, but remember 1998 was 18 years ago. That’s 40 in car years lol. I’m scared Charlie will get mad at me and roll back down. But so far, he just screams at me.

Losing Someone Close To Me

My family has been very fortunate to not have lost too many people. And because of that, I am extremely scared to lose someone. I know it happens and it will eventually happen, but I can’t handle it. Just writing about it makes my heart heavy. Last year was the first time I’ve experienced grief. My grandpa on my mom’s side passed away from cancer. It was a long battle and we all knew it was coming but it was all new to me. New to my cousins. New to my family. We lost someone close and there is no amount of preparation for that. Since my grandpa’s passing, I’ve noticed my fear of losing a family member (mom, dad, sister, etc.) has deepened. I try not to think/talk about it because I instantly start to cry.

Closed Confined Places

Ok I wouldn’t consider myself claustrophobic but I could easily freak out if I think about being in tight places for too long. Let’s take an airplane for example. I’m not scared to fly. I’ll get on a plane right now. But if I think about being in the air for so long with no actual fresh air, breathing in people’s farts and morning breath, not being able to walk outside, sitting in one position for so long and standing up to a ceiling that’s not that high freaks me out a bit. Then there’s the part of knowing you’re 10,000ft in the air with nothing but land or ocean below you. Oh my! Sorry if you’re reading this in an airport lol. You’ll be fine and enjoy your trip!

Disease

I’m so scared of falling sick. I’m scared of these super diseases. They’re getting stronger and more powerful. We’re always hearing about some new virus that such and such. I want to talk about STDs though. It’s scary how common STI’s/STD’s are and how many different kinds! Some are curable, thankfully. But there are some that aren’t curable, that’s the scary part. What’s even scarier is that you can be as cautious as possible but there are some STD’s/STI’s that you can catch even if you’re being careful! When I say careful, I mean wearing condoms and checking your partner. Your partner may not even know they have something. That’s why it’s so important to get regularly tested for EVERYTHING anyway. Even then sometimes false negatives occur and people can be a carrier of something without showing signs or symptoms. It’s so scary. Honestly, just thinking about it is the best birth control, sex control, everything control!!

Failure

I’m scared of failure. I’m scared that I may be dreaming too big and I’ll jump and fall flat on my face. How do you know if your dreams are too big? Or unrealistic? Do you find out after you fail? I’m not scared enough to quit though. I refuse to quit. I try to redirect my thinking because your thoughts follow you. I watched this documentary in high school and it changed my life. It’s called The Secret. It’s on Netflix and Amazon. It’s pretty much about the Law of Attraction. What you surround yourself with, the people, your thoughts, will attract the things that happen in your life, the people you meet, and the way you feel. So anytime I start having these doubtful or negative thoughts, I redirect my thinking to something positive. After watching this documentary and seeing how true it is from my own experiences, I always tell people to speak things into existence. It works. It’s the Law of Attraction. You guys should watch it and tell me what you think.

What scares you guys?

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~Kelsey Sherri

52WKC: 4 Family Member

Before I jump into things, I’ve created a naming system for my 52 week challenge posts: 52WKC: week # & topic for that week. I figured, week 1, week 2 etc. would get a little confusing and seeing 52 week challenge would get annoying. So here it is 52WKC: 4 Family Member. (Also the last time I writing this introduction.)

This week I’m supposed to talk about a family member. I want to talk about my mom. I don’t even know where to start. I’m actually at a Panera Bread right now, sitting across from her as she fills out some paperwork and I write this post. We are very close. I’m close to my dad and sister too, but I’ll write about my mom for this post.

She’s such a remarkable woman. I’m very proud of her. She works so hard in everything that she does and everyone she talks to loves her. I mean who wouldn’t. She’s amazing!

My mom is my travelling partner, well actually we do a lot of things together. But I definitely got my adventurous side from her. We’ve been ziplining, horseback riding, cave tubing, hiking, and on road trips galore. She’s even went on a hot air balloon ride without me lol. We spend a lot of time together watching movies/ TV shows and taking walks. I love my mom so much and I would do anything for her. We’ve always had a really close relationship and we’ve gotten even closer as I get older.

I won’t keep rambling about how amazing my mom is. I’ll just show you! 🙂

 

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Hiking some where in Monterey, CA
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Cave tubing in Belize
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Ziplining in Belize
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Climbing the Mayan Ruins in Belize

 

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Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA
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Hot Mama!

 

Isn’t she amazing?

~Kelsey Sherri

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52WKC: 3 Family

Before I jump into things, I’ve created this naming system for my 52 week challenge posts: 52WKC: week # & topic for that week. I figured, week 1, week 2 etc. would get a little confusing and seeing 52 week challenge would get annoying. So here it is 52WKC: 3 Family.

This week I’m supposed to talk about my family. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a pretty family oriented person. I’m all about family and I’ve been blessed to have a family who is all about me. Well you know, not about me only, but they’re always there for me. I have an amazing support system, from my parents and sister to my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and football team amount of cousins. I want to post pictures of us but I better not. Not everyone wants to be on the internet like that. Lol.

My family is huge and we are all so close. Both sides of my family are pretty close to each other. We all look out for each other and take care of each other. We obviously have family issues sometimes, I mean every single long term relationship will have issues, especially if you’re close and care about each other. But aside from that we always bounce back to the close knit family we are.

Last Week: 52WKC: 2 Spouse/ Significant Other

~Kelsey Sherri

I Need Help Naming My Blog!

Good morning everyone. I’ve been thinking, I need a name for my blog. Right now, it’s just my first and middle name, but I don’t think I want my name in the title anymore. That’s where you guys come in. I need help coming up with a new name!

So far my blog has been a lifestyle blog talking about fashion, food, travel, and my life in the fashion industry. I’m not sure what other topics I would be talking about but I think those will always be the main ones. I guess it’s geared towards fashion, but that’s not all it is. It’s about life after college, figuring things out, and transitioning to an adult while trying to become successful.  Obviously, I need your help!

Please, if you have any ideas, comment below. You can email me your ideas too! Kelseysherri@gmail.com

Also, I’m curious, how did you guys come up with the name for your blog?

Thanks in advance! I look forward to seeing what you guy come up with.

~Kelsey Sherri

 

52WKC: 2 Spouse/ Significant Other

Before I jump into things, I’ve created this naming system for my 52 week challenge posts: 52WKC: week # & topic for that week. I figured, week 1, week 2 etc. would get a little confusing and seeing 52 week challenge would get annoying. So here it is 52WKC: 2 Spouse/ Significant Other.

This week for my 52 week challenge, I’m supposed to be talking about a spouse or significant other. Well, I don’t have either at the moment. So what should I talk about? I guess right now my significant other is my work. But I’d rather not talk about being married to my career. I could talk about my exs. Ummm, let’s NOT. Marriage? Marriage.

When I was a kid, I used to dream about falling in love, my wedding, and living happily ever after. Let’s face it, I grew up with disney movies like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. This fairytale life was embedded in me from childhood. I used to plan out my life: fall in love in my early 20s, get married around 24/25, and start having little babies around 26/27 and be done by 30. Well, I’m 23, single, with no interests. So much for planning. Ah well. I guess I didn’t take into account my own mindset at this age.

Now that I’m 23, I can’t imagine myself being married by next year. There’s so much I want to do still before marriage as a single woman, and later as a couple before we get married. There are stages to these things and I don’t want to rush them. Even if I do meet a guy, I can’t see myself married by next year, and I really can’t see myself having kids in the next 2! Silly me! What kind of plan was I trying to make?

Who knows what’ll happen. Maybe love finds me sooner than I’m anticipating. I mean, I’m still sort of a hopeless romantic. If it happens, it happens. It would be nice to have a significant other to share all these experiences with, but I still have way more living to do as an unwedded woman.

So cupid, as much as I may complain during the holidays and on valentine’s day about not having that special someone yet, I mean give me a break, I was a 90’s kid growing up with nothing but love stories, please save that little arrow for a little while.

Last week: 52 Week Challenge: Week 1

~Kelsey Sherri

52 Week Challenge — Week 1

I came across this 52 week challenge on Life or 30 Something Like it some time in September. So, I decided to wait until the new year to start it. I’ve always wanted to do one of these. I see them on instagram all the time but I always feel like I wouldn’t be able to keep up. I’ve decided to stop making excuses and just go for it. So here it is, week 1 of 52.

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Why am I starting this challenge?

Well I already said I’ve always wanted to do one of these challenges but on a deeper level, I want to do this challenge because it lasts the entire year. I want to push myself to do something on my own without quitting. It’s like exercising for me. I want to do it and I’ll be good on day one. I’ll eat well-balanced and proportioned meals, exercise, stretch and do everything by the books. But then day six rolls around and that pizza, my bed, and tv looks a lot more appealing.

I’m taking on this challenge because it’s once a week. I think that’s manageable. I post at least once a week anyway, sometimes more. This challenge is also a great writing exercise. Anytime you have a topic that you didn’t come up with on your own, you push yourself to dig deeper, especially if it’s a topic you don’t want to talk about or have any interest in. I can already tell there will be some difficult topics that I’ll have to put more effort into. I’m excited about this challenge because it’s something I can work for, another goal, I guess. But why take on another goal when I already have so many for 2016? I say why not?!

So let’s see where this take us. I’ll try to post these on Sundays. I welcome you all to join me on this challenge.

Happy blogging and happy new year!

~Kelsey Sherri

Goodbye 2015!

They say the way you spend your New Year’s day is the way the rest of your year will look like. Well I decided to set aside time today to work on my blog. This year will be about advancing my career. I want to re-launch my brand K. Sherri and begin to really brand myself as a designer. I want to work on all aspects of my career this year, from this blog to my next collection. I guess I better start now. But before I jump into my plans for 2016, I want to go over the highlights of 2015.

The first half of the year is a little blurry to me right now, probably because it was my senior year in college and I was working extremely hard. I didn’t get much sleep those months so that could be why it’s a little hazy. Side note: sorry for the bad photo quality in some of these photos. They were taken on my phone.

April

I cut my hair! For the first time in my life! I didn’t have time to twist it every night because I was working on senior project. SO I went to a salon and chopped it off. Problem solved!

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May

I participated in a cosplay costume competition and won Best Original Idea for my Red Riding Hood Costume I made for class.

June

I graduated from Cal State LA with a BA in Fashion Design and Textiles. This is one of my proudest moments of achievement this past year. It wasn’t easy getting my degree but I’ve had a tremendous amount of support throughout my entire college career.screenshot_2015-07-24-20-54-13-1.png

July

This was when I began sewing evening dresses for people that were bought and worn on red carpet events in Los Angeles! How exciting!

August

I got to travel to Barbados for the second time in my life! I was 2 the first time I went to Barbados. It was amazing! I wrote a few blog posts about my experiences in August.

September

I got my first job in the industry and first job out of college working as a stylist at Hautelook photo studio in Culver City.

Styling: Me. Photo: Rebecca Pimm

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October

I was the finale of a fashion show at Cal State Long Beach that promoted eco-friendly ways of producing and manufacturing clothing. That was another proud moment for my brand. Go check out my Fall 2015 line on my website, www.ksherri.com

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November

I had the privilege of having my first pop-up shop at the Barbados Independence dance and award ceremony held in Alhambra, CA. I had scarves and bags that I made and was able to sell that night. I met a lot of people and I’m so thankful for that opportunity!

December

This month was filled with joys of the holidays! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few things that’s happened this year but I think I got the jist of it.

I’ve accomplished so much this year and grew as a person. It’s been a great year but I’m excited to see what 2016 has in store for me!

~Kelsey Sherri

5 Things That Annoy Me

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I’m picking back up my “5 things” blog posts. The last topic I chose was 5 things that annoy me. No intro is needed so let’s dive in.

Unreliable people

 

b3d6c257505347b241a600822881285eI work in an industry where a lot of what I do requires a team. Multiple people are needed to get photo shoots done, fashion shows, etc.. One thing that annoys me is when someone makes a commitment to me and cancels last minute. It’s ridiculous how inconsiderate people can be. This past November, I was supposed to be planning a small fashion show with 3 models, one makeup artist, one hair stylist, and an assistant to help me with my pop up shop. Would you believe that all of them flaked on me within 24 hours of the show. I had to cancel everything and do the pop up shop by myself. I mean it’s not like I needed help with the pop up shop after all since my attention wasn’t needed with the show again. I’ve been flaked on may times, by friends and people I needed to work with, but I’ve never had an entire cast call out last minute.

Traffic

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I’ve been a commuter since I got my car in September 2012. That’s when I started going to Cal State LA. I drove up the 710 everyday. Now my job is in Culver City. That’s Southern California in case you’re some place outside of this zone. SOmetimes I forget people in other countries are reading my blog! But anyway, I drive about an hour and 15 minutes in the morning to work and an hour and 45 minutes to get back home in the evening. That’s regular traffic. You don’t want to know if an accident is on the freeway. That’s Los Angeles for you! I hate the traffic. I makes me more tired after work than my job does alone. It’s exhausting and there’s no way around it. Trust me. I’ve tried.

Bad Parking

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Along with traffic, I HATE when people park like they own the entire parking lot. We have marked lines for your car to fit into. FOLLOW THEM! I’ve also noticed it’s usually the smallest of cars parking in multiple spots. Just to add to the bad parking thing, I hate when people put their trash cans and recycle bins in parking spots. For people who may not understand my frustration with this, let me explain. I live in a city where parking is gold, especially in the evening/night hours. If you see a parking spot, take it. Don’t go down the block and hope to find a closer one. You won’t. And if you do go down the block, chances are there will be none and you’ll swing around for the one you originally saw, and it won’t be there anymore. So that’s why I get frustrated when I see people’s trash cans taking up the space of the block.

Waking Me Up Before My Alarm

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Just don’t. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT wake me up before my alarm. Actually don’t wake me up at all. UNLESSSSS, the house is on fire, my car is on fire, someone is on fire, or Rihanna wants me to make a gown for her. Those are the ONLY reasons to wake me up. I’m kidding! But seriously, I love sleep, and I already don’t get enough. It automatically makes me grumpy when someone wakes me up and I have time left. The closer you are to my alarm time the grumpier I’ll be. Those last 10 minutes are crucial!

Waiting

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I saved this for last, because it’s the one I’m most passionate about. Everyone who knows me knows I hate waiting. If there ever was a time you kept me waiting, you’ve probably heard something from me about it. I absolutely hate waiting on people. It’s not so much an impatient thing. I’m actually a very patient person. It’s kind of a respect thing like flaking on me. Respect my time. If you make a commitment to a time, stick to it. Don’t have me waiting on you for hours especially without hearing from you and especially if you were rushing me.
Wow writing this post actually made me a little mad. I hope you guys aren’t agitated too. 🙂 Share your frustrations with me. What annoys you? Also if you have any suggestions about future topics, I’m always open to them! Thanks for reading! The next “5 things” post will be on December 29th. 5 Things That Makes Me Happy.
~Kelsey Sherri

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