So long, 1413

This past week I moved out all of my things from the place I called home for the past six years. I did my three and a half years of undergrad and then two years of graduate school. It’s bittersweet to leave a place I called home for so long behind.

I became friends with new people, traveled to so many different places, and left with two degrees. I learned so many new lessons; boys included.

Part of the bittersweet feeling is that I don’t know what’s coming next. I know that we’re supposed to get a job, start a family, and just live. Having none of that is scary, but I’m okay with it because I know that right now, that is not what I want.

So here’s to you, 1413. Many new friends, memories, and two relationships later, I owe much gratitude to you. I’ve laughed, cried, felt angry, alone, sad, and ultimately the happiest person in the world.

After graduating in May, I’m still on the job search. I currently have a position on standby, but there are many legal and medical clearances I must obtain. In the meantime, I’ve been looking for something while all of that other stuff straighten’s out and it’s been tough.

I’m worried and not worried at the same time. I know I’ll find something. I believe in something greater, in which I know He is working out His plan for me


Well friends, I hope you enjoyed something a little different here on Light Lifestyle. I feel like I don’t say this enough, but thank you so much for reading what I have to say and sticking around. Thank you!


All about jeans

After my family helped me move out of my old apartment, we had a chance to do some shopping together. While perusing several stores, there weren’t many things catching my eye. What I did find however, was that there were several pairs of jeans always pulling me in and I found myself attracted to the different style of cuts.

This brings me to this post. Recently, I’ve found myself obsessed with jeans. The Texas summer heat makes them almost impossible to wear! The jeans I saw came in all cuts, colors, rips, and raw hems. The versatility of jeans keeps me coming back to them despite the heat.

I love shopping for jeans at Old Navy. Today, Old Navy is offering $15 off a $50 dollar purchase. They are even offering 30% off online orders. SCORE! My recent obsession with jeans has prompted this post as well as a collection of my Old Navy picks.


These mid-rise rockstar distressed ankle jeans were the first pair that caught my eye. I’ve been wanting a pair of jeans with rips in the knee and I thought these would be a great choice. In addition, the hem and ankle-length made them a perfect choice!



Next on my list were the mid-rise light-wash rockstar ankle jeans. I’m not one for light jeans, but I could not pass these up, especially for summer. Again, the ripped knees made these a prime choice. There is also something about a raw hem that I am just loving.


There’s a reason I opt for Old Navy’s mid-rise jeans. They go up high enough where they are able to comfortably suck everything in! These mid-rise rockstar super skinny step-hem jeans were no exception. The bright worn wash is beautifully done. Great jeans!


Ah, more mid-rise jeans. Are we surprised?! These mid-rise built-in sculpt rockstar raw-hem ankle jeans were the next pair I wanted to get my hands on when I saw them. The dark wash and raw hem make these babies almost perfect.


After being drawn to skinny ankle jeans, I saw myself turn towards these boyfriend jeans. When it comes to jeans, I tend to stay on the skinny-jean spectrum. These however, managed to shake things up. The eco-friendly boyfriend straight jeans are super soft. Plus, I learned that eco-friendly denim is made with 25% post-consumer content from recycled plastics. Always a plus!

Well friends, here is my jeans round up. My blog officially turns a month old today! Be sure to catch my previous post where I lay out my bucket list. Until next time!