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Focus And Get Moving!

Losing focus is easy. Staying focused is the hard part.

Unfortunately I have constant A.D.D as do most millennials these days. Probably due to our increasingly large caffeine intact. (Thanks Starbucks) It is really hard for me to focus on whats in front on me or the task at hand but easy for me to be side tracked by the laundry or the dishes or remembering if you turned off the stove knowing damn well you don’t cook… Yep, it happens to the best of us.

A lot of times I get down in the dumps when I can’t figure something out. When I am working on a post and I am just in the gutters of no inspiration; I like to doubt myself and tell myself I am no good at what I do, that there are so many bloggers out there and there is no way in hell you are gonna make it. By doing this I have lost all focus. I shut the computer and don’t look at it until the next month when I feel better.

If you are like me and lose focus often… THIS post is the post for you.

Ways that help me focus:

As obnoxious as it sounds boosting your own confidence is key. I recently watched a movie where the main character posted post-it notes all over her house with  inspirational quotes and statements like “I am legend”, and “Get it Gurrrl!”. By doing this, this made her happy and reminded herself that she is the shit and she can do anything. When you know you can do anything, your focus will begin with YOU.

Getting up early is hard for me but when I do it, I feel like I get more stuff done and feel way more accomplished than when I get up at noon.

Another way I remain focused is to clean everything before I start anything that way I have no excuse to say my work space is messy. Even though I don’t do my work space in the laundry room, laundry is always on my mind when I don’t want to do something.

For me personally a quiet space is best but do whatever fits your style. Music, a movie, outdoors. Whatever gets you going, do it! Movies distract me, music makes me want to dance, and the sun makes me sleepy. As long as I am in a cool, quiet room with no distractions I can focus for days.

To keep me focused I have to prepare to focus. I know that sounds funny but I make sure I have a snack, water or coffee on hand. Use the restroom, have my phone and my charger handy. If I DON’T do this I will get up a million times and by the time I sit down I am completely over it.

These are just small simple tips that can get you moving and motivated. The more I do the better I feel about myself and where my life is going. I am constantly comparing myself to everyone and it really pushes me down a few notches, but of course you have to pick yourself up and stay focused on what you want in life rather then focus on what others have and accomplish. You do you, and your life will replenish each and every time.

Anytime you miss focus hop back to this post or give yourself little post-it reminders.

“Get it Gurrl!”

Xoxoxo,

Millie

 

 

Giving Thanks In A Mustard Yellow Dress

Thanksgiving was literally a blur. With all the turkey and ham I swallowed and pie I smuggled home I don’t remember a thing. I can’t believe in just a few days it will be December…then…Christmas.

I am not ready for this.

This year I have so much to be thankful for. I have my family, my new family, my friends and my pups. Another thing I am extremely thankful for is YOU. I am so thankful for all my followers and the continuous support I have received for My Little Lifestyles. Never did I think that my personal blog would be as big as it is now and I can’t wait for it to continue to grow. It started out small and turned into something quite amazing. Never give up on your dreams because one day it can turn onto reality.

With all these holidays surfacing, I made sure to take advantage of all the sales going on so I stocked up on all that I could. For this Thanksgiving I really wanted to incorporate fall colors but because weather in California is absolutely bi-polar, wearing winter clothes is almost impossible in 70 degree weather.

My first outfit was pretty basic. Cardigan, scarf, pants, boots, but when the sun hit my face I knew I immediately I’d have to change. I have a million family members that squeeze into my grandmas small house. Lets just say breathing air becomes scarce and I wasn’t about to sweat my face off. So instead of sticking with pants and a cardi I thought Id change things up a bit and try some of my new purchases.

I wanted to be comfortable so I stayed away from tight pants (Too much turkey if you know what I mean) So I decided on a dress. I chose this super simple mustard spaghetti strap shift dress from Missguided.com. It is a loose fitting mustard yellow dress and the straps are placed perfectly. Usually if I buy a dress with non-adjustable straps they are so long and i have to pin them but not on this bad boy. The top is fitting to your chest and flows straight down allowing room for turkey and ham.  Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

I wanted to where tall black boots with this dress but again I felt like it would be too hot so I chose to pair this dress with some short biker boots from H&M.com. A little edge with a little class. Because I wanted to keep this look in the fall/winter category I paired this look with a cozy oversized cardigan from Tilly’s.com.

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Just to add a little touch of “Millie” I added this gold drop chain choker from Forever 21. It is as simple as that. I did very simple neutral make up, nothing new there. I also used my beach waver to get effortless waves that took less than 10 minutes to create. If there is one thing a girl needs on her Christmas list, it’s a beach waver!

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Thank you guys for keeping up with me! Until next post 🙂

Xoxoxo,

Millie Estrada

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It’s All About The Details

Like I have said a hundred times, I dream of a picture perfect Pinterest wedding, but that can’t always be the case when you are on a budget. So, for me it’s all about the details.

Planning has been wonderfully peaceful surprisingly and I feel like I have accomplished a lot. I guess all that is left are the small things.

Etsy has been a life saver when it comes to rustic and unique things. Honestly you can find just about anything on there.

When looking on Etsy, I really wanted a unique ring box that would represent our wedding theme, so all I did was look up “rustic ring box” and this is what I found. I loved the way this ring box looked and knew we had to have it. The detailing is amazing and totally customizable. I put and “M” for Michael and “C” for Camille and our wedding date 9.23.17. IMG_3009

I ordered it on the 17th and received it on the 4th so it came at a reasonable time and is exactly what I wanted.

The second thing I ordered on Esty was a Garter. That was something I wanted to get out of the way because I know that would be one thing that I would completely forget about. So again, I just looked up “Rustic Garter” on Etsy, and this is what I found.

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This garter was affordable and beautifully made. The designer made ordering super simple, all you had to do was measure your thigh and it came within a week from ordering. I think this garter fits our theme perfectly and I am happy that it came with a garter to toss rather than having to purchase two.

The next thing on my list of things to get, was a cake topper. I wanted something simple. I was thinking something with “Mr & Mrs” on it would be cute but I thought I’d take a little look on the internet and see what I found first. When searching, I came across this super adorable website called Notonthehighstreet.com. They had all sorts of cake toppers, from simple to extravagant and things that you could customize including color and writing. IMG_3010.JPG

Out of all the options, I chose to go with something simple that would fit our theme plus I wanted to show off my new last name. The cake topper took about two weeks to arrive and is just as described on the website. I love it!

Since my bridal shower is right around the corner I started looking for white dresses. Dresses that not everyone has, so I started looking at boutique websites. I came across a few and I decided on one that was bit more showy than I would normally wear, but I want to look older and pretty and I think it matches my theme in some way. I got this dress at Saboskirt.com it came in a normal amount of time and is better quality than I expected. To add more feminism I paired this dress with a pink floral head band that I purchased at Forever 21.

Now that the big things are done, I’m still finishing up with the small things.

It’s all about the details ladies!

Happy Wedding Planning!!

Xoxoxo,

Millie