Denim jackets and all smiles | Mermaid Stilettos

Denim jackets and all smiles

I’m going to be honest with you…
I didn’t know how I was mentally, physically, and emotionally going to get this post ready and launched.
This week has not been easy. Putting a smile on was the last thing I thought about. I wanted to curl up in bed and watch Netflix as the week passed right by. But, I didn't! Instead, I punched and kicked stuff, had a 
beer for my friends birthday, and got new sunglasses

I don’t need to go into details, but I’m sure you know where I’m coming from. A place of hurt, sadness, and confusion.

In moments like this, as I lie awake at 1:05 a.m., I am grateful for this blog. But it’s not just a blog. It’s a platform; an open platform. A blank canvas. An empty stage. A fresh notebook. A new coloring book.
I’m able to write, able to create, able to express, and able to share how I want and what I'm feelin'! 
(that being said... I'm celebrating in bed as this is my 100th blog post!)

So, through this challenging week I’ve learned a lot that I believe putting into words will be inspiring & encouraging for both you and me:

1.     Be freaking thankful.
No matter your circumstance, there’s always something worse going on or someone suffering in a different, or even more drastic, way than you are. “I’m alive, I’m breathing, I’m safe and I’m fed.” SOO much to be thankful for.
2.     Life may be tough, but you are tougher. 
Rise up when faced with challenges. It’s an opportunity to grow.
3.     This amazing quote I stumbled upon left me speechless…
“Actively, and with intent, become aware of the world and everything it holds. Not just about the outside world, but also the one in your head. Spend time alone because it is the only true way to get to know yourself."

I have no idea where I’m going with this post but I hope you feel encouraged and equipped to face a hard day when it arrives. Be thankful, strive to grow, don’t waste your time, and smile!

Check out my featured post on HerCampus where I'm talking about ways to style a denim jacket & head to Cole Couture to shop this beautiful dress (it runs small, get one size up!)

Oh, p.s. I get all my sunnies now from Shop Ditto. Sign up with the code MERMAIDSTILETTOS to try a month for free! It's like Netflix for your face. Rent designer sunglasses anywhere, anytime, on rotation! 



  1. What a gorgeous selection!

  2. I think this is one of my favorite looks from you!

  3.  Thanks for sharing.I love it!

  4. This is just too perfect...

  5. Love the pictures, the background and the outfit is so so gorgeous!!

  6. So beautiful pics!

  7. So beautiful pics!

  8. Fall in love with the look and the photos were wonderful .


    This is an awesome giveaway.


    Such a classic and cool look! As always, totally inspiring!


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