3 trends that need to f*cking die

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I love fashion and watching the trends come alive on the runways, but some trends need to stay on the catwalk.

When runway trends infiltrate everyday fashion, they don’t always translate well.

In fact, most of the time they look horrible and honestly make me want to gag.

Something that works on a 6-foot, 100-pound model isn’t always going to work on the average girl. #truth

There are trends that just need to die before they even get started.

So, let’s discuss three trends I’d like to see die right now.

1. Cropped Flare Jeans

 

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Why? That’s all I can say. These jeans are beyond hideous; they cut off at the bottom and look like floods, which is not a cute look AT ALL. Plus the flair at the end of the jeans make you look like a pirate-hobo hooker. Meanwhile, they all tend to be high-waisted which isn’t flattering to most women’s bodies at all. Cropped Flare Jeans are like mom jeans on crack.

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2. White Ankle Boots

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If you know me at all you know, I hate white accessories – white sunglasses, white watches (unless it’s the Chanel white ceramic watch) so I’m not loving the White Ankle Boot trend.

White Ankle Boots look awkward and aren’t something that the everyday girl can pull off. High-Fashion girls and bloggers may make the trend look chic, but I just know they will look like shit on most women.

These boots have to be balanced with the right pant cut and the right look in order to work.

Honestly, I only think the trend works if the boot has a chunky 60’s style heel – now that’s a trend I can get behind.

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3. Wavy Brows

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Why the f*&k would you want to have wavy eyebrows? Honestly, tell me why? Not only does this trend look dumb as fuck, like I’m losing brain cells just talking about this, but you’re also basically ruining your brows too.

Brows frame your face and can severely alter your look. Wavy eyebrows make you look like a clown so if Bozo-Chic is the look you’re going for then go for it but if not I’d steer clear of this trend.

Trust me; your eyebrows will thank you.

What trends do you think need to die?

xo, Lara

uh-oh, are you skipping this major haircare step?

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We all want gorgeous, perfectly healthy hair and go to great lengths to get it but there could be a MAJOR haircare step you’re missing out on.

It’s no secret that you have to work hard to have fantastic hair unless you’re one of those bitches who naturally has perfect hair if so, I hate you.

You probably already take hair vitamins, get regular trims, avoid heat damage, and do plenty of deep conditioning treatments, but there’s one step I guarantee you’re missing out on.

So, what’s this MAJOR haircare step you’re skipping?

Exfoliating.

I know, you’re probably, like say what, exfoliating your hair?!?

Well, yes and no. It’s more like exfoliating your scalp.

A healthy scalp means healthy hair – you can’t have one without the other.

Exfoliating your scalp removes product buildup and is great at combating dryness.

However, just like when it comes to exfoliating your face or body, you don’t want to overdo it.

If you have oily hair, you can use a scalp exfoliator 2 -3 times a week, but if not don’t use an exfoliator more than once a week.  Just like your skin, your scalp can be stripped of its natural oil which wreaks havoc on your hair.

While chemical exfoliants that act as a peel for your scalp are one option, I prefer grainier physical scrubs.

My favorite hair scrub is Big Shampoo by Lush.

Big is freaking amazing – it’s full of natural ingredients that not only exfoliate dead cells from your scalp but also gives your hair loads of volume while adding nourishment and shine. Plus, it smells incredible and contains sea salt, coconut oil, and fresh citrus juices. #jackpot

So, if you want the best hair of your life, start exfoliating your scalp!

Below are more great scalp exfoliants!

 

 

Do you exfoliate your scalp?

xo, Lara

self care – look good to feel good.

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You ugly.

Okay, in reality, you’re probably not, but you could be a whole lot prettier.

Do you often feel like crap? Perhaps you’re depressed? Anxious? Self-conscious? And the list goes on.

Let me put on my Dr. Lara hat and tell you what your issue is.

While I don’t have a Ph.D., and sadly no, I can’t prescribe you any pills, I can tell you that how you feel has a direct correlation to how you look.

I’ve been super pretty, even beautiful, and I’ve also been ugly. How ugly you ask? Almost troll status in my opinion.

And you know what my mood effects and causes both. When I’m happy, I’m super pretty; I eat well, take care of myself, exercise. But when I’m sad, depressed, or anxious I’m U-G-L-Y af. I turn into a monster who doesn’t care how I look, what I eat, or if I even move from the couch.

When I take the time to put myself together a bit and do this thing called self-care I feel a million times better, and when I don’t I feel, look, and eat like shit. No joke.

It’s a vicious, vicious cycle that so many of us are living.

To feel good, you have to look good and to look good; you have to feel good. Got it?

Now, I’ve not perfected this, believe me, I currently look quite grotesque at the moment, I have learned a thing or two.

My number one rule: PRACTICE SELF-CARE. Yeah, that means taking care of YOU – mind, body, and soul and if that concept is too out there for you – take care of yourself emotionally, physically, mentally.

You have to make yourself a priority because no one else will.

You have to take the time to slap on makeup, take care of your skin, workout daily, eat some vegetables and fruits, occasionally, yes occasionally turn down dessert, and drink a sh*t ton of water.

But that’s not all. You need to take vitamins, make the time to meditate daily, have quiet time, unwind with a bath and a bottle glass of wine, talk to a shrink, dream, travel, get a hobby, work on your dreams, take me time, go on a vacation, shop till you drop, and on and on.

Looking at my rambles list you think that’s not hard, but honestly how much of those things DO YOU ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH EACH WEEK?

Probably very few, which is why you’re miserable and ugly. If you aren’t taking care of you, you CAN’T properly take care of everything and everyone else in your life.

Looking good makes you feel better about yourself and feeling better about yourself makes you a whole lot prettier.

So, how do you start self-care?

Start small.  Make a list of what, in a perfect world, you could do every day for YOURSELF.

Then do one or two of those entirely selfish things a day! Spend 5 minutes meditating or spend 20 minutes doing your hair and makeup. Make them a habit and add-on from there.

Grow from there until you’re a completely selfish-bitch who not only looks hot but feels fantastic as well.

Remember, I’m with you on this journey. As you grow, I grow, and eventually we all get the life we’ve always wanted. It’s better to be late to the party than to never show up. Yes, I’m just that annoying optimistic 😉

Do you think you need to look good to feel good?

xo, Lara

 

Girls Night In…

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I’m extra sassy today. Why? Well, I’m running on NO sleep – nada, zip, zero, stingy with dinero. Did you catch that Jay-Z reference? Wink, wink.

My current mood is a perfect ten on the delirious scale.

You feel me? I’ve got that jittery, hyper-aware, slightly psycho, super exhausted but can’t sleep vibe happening.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Yes, I’m sick and twisted, and sometimes I like running on no sleep. Sue me. I just get way more done. Anyone agree?

Don’t get me wrong I love to sleep, hell I’d marry my bed if I could. Kidding, I promise.

But right now I’m way too many cups of coffee deep to count, and I’m running on pure bitchiness.

As always I’ve got all the basics covered so don’t worry your pretty little head about a thing.

Booze? Check. Snacks? Check. Trashy TV? Check. Face Masks? Check.

Let’s get down to business and start getting tipsy.

The Drink

Summer is almost over. Umm…where did July go? It legit flew by. I’ve dying to be on a beach with an endless stream of frozen drinks, but that isn’t happening.

And I’m too lazy to make frozen drinks at home. I need my very own Michael from Southern Charm. One day.

So, I think I’m going to rely on an old faithful #basicbitch drink.

The Mimosa – it’s simple, chic, and on-point with Real Housewives of Orange County.

Now some may argue that a mimosa is a morning only drink but I highly disagree.

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While mimosas are a breakfast and brunch staple, they CAN and SHOULD be guzzled anytime – day or night.

I love mimosas more than I can verbalize.

A few mimosa rules – ALWAYS, well almost always, use a dry, brut cheap champagne. No need to pop bottles of Dom and Christelle, trust me.

However, I do love a good Veuve Clicquot mimosa when I’m feeling extra fancy.

Mimosa Basics:

1 Bottle of Champs (Cook’s extra dry, brut is a staple for me.)

1 Bottle of Pulp Free Simply Orange Juice (if you’re watching your waist you can do Tropicana Trop 50)

1 Bottle of Grand Marnier or Peach Schnapps (I prefer peach schnapps hands down)

Champagne glass(es)

A Pitcher

1-2 oranges sliced

When it comes to mimosas – BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER. One doesn’t simply make a mimosa, no, one must always make a pitcher of mimosas! Honestly, mimosas taste better in bigger batches because the flavors get the chance to mix and settle.

Take your pitcher, add one bottle of champagne, half a bottle of orange juice, a quarter bottle of peach schnapps, add orange slices –  mix everything together and pour.

Now guzzle and repeat!

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The Snack

Yesterday I was craving rice crispy treats, well actually I was craving Fruity Pebble crispy treats. I’m a pretty good cook, and baker but to be honest I’ve NEVER been able to master rice crispy treats – weird, right?

But I finally felt the need to conquer making rice crispy treats, and they are surprisingly simple.

Fruity Pebble Rice Crispy Treats:

2 tablespoons of butter

6 cups of Fruity Pebbles

8 cups of mini-marshmallows

Butter Cooking Spray

A 9×13 inch pan

A non-stick frying pan

1 silicone spatula

Spray the 9×13 inch pan with non-stick butter cooking spray. Take six cups of marshmallows and two tablespoons of butter and place in a non-stick frying pan on low heat. Let marshmallows and butter melt until there are no lumps; stir occasionally. I sprayed my spatula with the non-stick butter cooking spray, so the marshmallows didn’t stick to my spatula as they melted.

Once the marshmallows and butter are melted, remove from the heat and add in remaining 2 cups of marshmallows and 6 cups of Fruity Pebbles. Mix until cereal is completely coated with melted marshmallows.

Spray your hands, gross I know, with non-stick butter cooking spray and place cereal and marshmallow mixture into your greased 9×13 inch pan. Press Fruity Pebble mixture into the pan and let sit until completely cooled. Cut and devour.

Aren’t I just a regular old Martha Stewart? I don’t know what’s sadder – the fact that it’s taken me this long to learn how to make rice crispy treats or that I made them.

The Face Mask

I don’t know about you, but I often have those days where my skin needs a miracle to look good. Well, that’s when I reach for First Aid Beauty’s Bouncy Mask.

The Bouncy Mask is a 5 in 1, yes you read that right, mask that nourishes, calms, firms, plumps, and refines your face.

The Bouncy Mask is so good that it will give you your very own Mia Thermopolis moment – just kidding.

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But this mask does work wonders and will make your skin look and feel a million times better.

Plus you can use this mask day or night and up to 3x a week, which means your skin should look incredible all the time.

The Shows

At the moment my world revolves around RHOC and the Real Housewives of New YorkI can’t get enough! Honestly, I can’t decide which franchise is better right now. RHONY is bringing the craziness and drama, but RHOC only just started its 12th season, and the bitchiness and backstabbing has already begun.

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Plus, I got to chat with Tamra Judge today, you know just a casual private message exchange on Instagram – no biggie. Meanwhile, I was peeing my pants with excitement. Love Tamra!

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That’s all the fun I have for this week, bitches. But if you want more make sure you listen to my weekly podcast Pop Fizz Clink which is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

What are your favorite Girls Night In rituals?

xo, Lara

Currently Coveting…

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I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Currently Coveting since Monday, yes, it’s been that kind of week.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to shop. Nothing calms the nerves more than spending money on things you don’t need and probably can’t afford.

Credit cards ready? Check.

Nike Free RN 2 Running Shoe

Will I be running in these shoes? No. Will I be wearing them with leggings to look sporty? Yes. It’s all about perception after all. Plus it is about 100 degrees on the East Coast, so running is a no-no. Who am I kidding running is always a no-no for me. But I do love running sneakers because they look super cute with my leggings.

Sam Edelman Leya Faux Fur Laceless Sneaker

Now, these sneakers are more up my alley. Girly, furry, and pink? Check, check, check. These are fashion sneakers which are my favorite kind of sneakers. These totally take me back to my Spice Girls days. Oh to go back to the late 90’s.

DKNY Mixed Media Mini Mirror

Marble and gold are two of my favorite things. I need a makeup mirror like yesterday, and I think I finally found the one I want. This way I can finally stop sitting on my bed doing my makeup and actually use my vanity. #lazy

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

I was given some La Mer samples, and now I’m hooked. I should have just said no, remember kids JUST SAY NO.  Now I’m hooked to La Mer like a two-bit crack whore. Damn it; I didn’t need another expensive skincare product/brand to be obsessed about and lust over. #firstworldproblems

Givenchy Medium Antigona Sugar Leather Satchel

It’s still summer, but I’m already looking forward to Fall, mostly because I’m hoping to have that Fall body since my summer body didn’t exactly work out. However, I’m also looking forward to Fall because of the clothes and the colors. This oxblood purse is everything. I can’t get enough of this color. I want, I need.

CalPak Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

Rose gold luggage? Um, yes! I need new luggage, really I do, and this piece fits the bill. It’s beautiful and is the perfect carry-on. I can see myself lugging this through the airport looking chic as fuck.

Happy shopping!

What are you currently coveting? Are there any fabulous products on your wish list?

xo, Lara

 

5 products you need for a high-end at home spa day

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Last month I did a guest post on DopeandBroke.com where I planned out the perfect at home spa day strictly using drugstore beauty products, and it was glorious.

But if you haven’t noticed I have a thing for high-end beauty products. #fancypants

In fact, I’ll admit it, I’m a high-end beauty junkie and believe me I’ve got the receipts to prove it. I know I’m not the only one – where my girls at?

While I have nothing against a good drugstore product I was brought up using more expensive products – it’s what I gravitate towards. Blame my mom.

I’m all about doing weekly at home spa days, and I’ve narrowed down 5 products that will give you the most professional feeling results ever.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Original “1970”

Now, Biologique Recherche is one of the fanciest skincare brands around. The P50 Original 1970 Lotion is a toner and smells like rotten eggs – no lie. But you’ll quickly learn to deal with the smell after you see the voodoo magic it does to your skin. This toner exfoliates, hydrates, and balances your skin. It’s the missing step to your skincare routine that you never knew was missing. Trust me; you’ll love it.

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask

PTR is a new to me skincare brand, but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. I’m in love with the Irish Moor Mud Mask because it purifies my skin without drying it out like so many other masks. My skin feels so fresh and hydrated after using this mask and it helps keeps my skin happy.

Ole Henrickson Power Peel

If you want a truly spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home, look no further than the Ole Henrickson Power Peel. This product is truly one of the best – the quality, scent, and benefits of this three step system are unmatched. I love the way my skin feels after using this product. My favorites are step 1 and step 3. Step 1 is the almond scrub which makes my skin baby soft and smells divine while step 3 is a comforting chamomile mask that calms any inflammation and redness. This 3-step system is truly a game changer.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

SK-II was one of the first brands to sell sheet masks, and there’s a reason it remains a cult favorite – it’s because they are the best of the best. For years I lusted over these sheet masks, and then about 5 years ago I took the plunge and never looked back. These are pricey but so worth it. Each sheet mask can be re-used 2-3 times which is incredible. Plus the glowing, hydrated, super soft skin you’re left with will keep you coming back for more.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask

Every so often you accidentally stumble upon a mask that is a rare gem, and this mask is one of them. I found this while getting a facial and picked this product up instead of the one my facialist recommended. Whoopsie. This anti-aging mask packs your skin with vitamins while increasing your skin’s elasticity and moisture content. I love to sleep with this mask on when my skin needs some extra oomph.

For a step by step guide on how to create a relaxing at home spa experience check out my post on DopeandBroke.com.

What are your go-to at-home facial products?

xo, Lara

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girls night in…

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It’s Monday so that means it’s time to plan out another Girls Night In!

Getting lost in a few hours of reality TV sounds amazing right now!

I’ve got all the basics covered so don’t worry your pretty little head about a thing.

Booze? Check. Snacks? Check. Trashy TV? Check. Face Masks? Check.

This week it’s all about convenience because I’m totally LAZY and have a million things going on.

So, let’s get down to business and start getting tipsy.

The Drink

This past week I created my now favorite drink. It’s super easy to make, super low-calorie, and hydrates you while still getting you tipsy.

I’ve dubbed my drink The Skinny Bitch because it’s aspirational and it’s something we all want to be.

Here’s what you’ll need for The Skinny Bitch:

1-2 shots of chilled Absolute Lime Vodka

1 lime wedge

Cranberry Juice – I prefer Diet or Light Cranberry

Ice

Water

Take 1 lime wedge and muddle into the bottom of your glass. Take your glass and fill it with ice. Add water until the glass is filled 3/4 of the way. Then add your 1-2 shots of Absolute Lime Vodka. Add a splash – yes just a splash of cranberry juice and then squeeze remaining lime into the drink and mix.

And voila you’ll have a delicious and guilt free drink to sip on. Legit everyone kept asking me about my drink at a BBQ and everyone who tried it loved it.

Now go be a skinny bitch!

The Snack

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I told you it’s all about being lazy this week and that means reaching for an old faithful in the snack department.

I’ve been dying for some ice cream without the expanding waistline and depression that follows.

So, this week I’m reaching for Halo Top which is actually really good and full of protein. Talk about guilt free snacking!

While I haven’t tried all the flavors my favorites so far are the chocolate peanut butter flavor and the sea salt caramel.

However, I just bought the Smores flavor and I can’t wait to dive into it – literally!

The FaceMask

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I’m all about de-puffing this week. I swear after being out in the sun, heat, and indulging in summer foods I’m in desperate need of a detox.

While water helps de-puff my face and body I like to take extra precaution with my face. Believe me – puffy-faced Lara ain’t a cute Lara.

So this week it’s all about sheet masks that calm, hydrate, and de-puff my face perfectly.

My favorite super affordable sheet masks are by Leaders and Tony Moly which can both be purchased at Ulta. On the higher end spectrum, I love SK-II’s sheet masks and recently tried Dr. Jart’s sheet and rubber masks which are AMAZING!

Although, tonight I think I’m going to give the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask a whirl. I’ve been holding onto for a special occasion and I think tonight fits the bill.

The TV Shows

For me, it’s all about the Real Housewives of Orange County premiere tonight! I can’t wait to see what the RHOC are up to this season.

Plus we have the RHOP reunion, part one of the Southern Charm reunion, RHONY, and so much more!

I can’t wait to see what goes down on Southern Charm and RHONY. Also, part one of the RHOP reunion wasn’t bad – I only watched half but I’m enticed enough to watch the rest.

I will be live tweeting all the above shows so make sure you join me! Follow me @LaraSophia for all the details!

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That’s all the fun I have for this week, bitches. But if you want more make sure you listen to my weekly podcast Pop Fizz Clink which is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

What are your favorite Girls Night In rituals?

xo, Lara

Monday Motivation

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Good Morning bitches…

It’s probably a rough one considering it’s the Monday after a long holiday week. I know I’m struggling a little bit myself this morning.

All those drinks, all that food, all that fun in the sun – it’s exhausting!  Total first world problems.

However, it’s not that easy to settle back into work mode and get our hustle on after we’ve been off our game for a few days.

So, here’s 5 things that will motivate you to get through this Monday and maybe the rest of the week!

That first cup of coffee or if you’re me – those first 4 shots of espresso. Nothing is better than espresso, and nothing takes you from zombie mode faster.

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Reflecting on all the fun you’ve had over the weekend/holiday week. For me, it was the shenanigans at my friend’s Bachelorette party and living by the pool all week.

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Looking forward to all those weekend plans you make on Monday and will cancel or renege on by the Friday and Saturday. I’m not the only one, right?

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The Real Housewives of Orange County premiere! I’m ready to woohoo it with the OC girls once again. Can’t wait to see what my OC bitches have in store for us this season.

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Getting that fall body, I didn’t get a summer, winter, or spring bod this year but there’s still hope for fall and 2018.

As Fergie said, “I be up in the gym just working on my fitness.”

Plus, I’m looking for inspiration in Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy book. I mean could Kate get any hotter? Talk about #goals.

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Get motivated bitches!

What’s helping you get through this Monday? Is there anything you’re looking forward to this week?

Xo, Lara

How To Get Amazing Summer Hair Without Using Heat!

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Summer hair is a pain in the ass to style.

I for one don’t want to sit and use a hair dryer when it’s hot as balls outside.

For me spending an hour blowdrying my hair in the summer is torture especially after my recent hair debacle.

You know why?

I always wind up looking like a poodle and being drenched in so much sweat that I need another shower.

Fuck no.

So, my goal this summer was to find a hair miracle that would allow me to get great hair without using a blow-dryer.

Enter, a bevy of air-dry hair products that claim to give you frizz-free, smooth hair sans the hair dryer.

Jackpot.

I was giddy when I stumbled upon these goddess hair products.

Now don’t be fooled you’re not going to slather this stuff on and wake up with perfect TV commercial hair.

However, you will get smooth, shiny, frizz-free hair.

The best part of these new air dry hair products is there are a ton of options based on your hair type.

While I’m a huge fan of Bumble and Bumble’s Don’t Blow It Fine (H)Air Styler, I also really like Matrix’s Chill Boho Air-Dry Cream both work fabulously on every hair type.

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The bonus is they smell heavenly.

Now, if you have wavy or curly hair Matrix also has air dry products specifically for your hair type.

I used to, and still kind of have wavy/curly hair. I know it sounds complicated and it actually is. But honestly, my hair is part straight, part wavy, part curly which sucks.

Anyway, I tested out Matrix’s Twisted Boho Air-Dry Cream, and it gave me enough waves to wear my hair in it’s natural without looking like Richard Simmons.

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My favorite thing to do is to mix Chill Boho with the Wild Boho Air-Dry Cream which creates constant volume throughout your hair. I love it!

The ONLY reason I blow-dry my hair is for volume, so Wild Boho is like a dream come true!

Want another tip?

These products are great to throw in your beach bag and slather on after taking a dip in the ocean or pool. Your hair will look put together without looking overdone, which is major beach day faux pas.

Now you can check getting good summer hair off your to-do list.

To hear all about my recent hair debacle and believe you do listen to my podcast Pop Fizz Clink. In the episode Pity Party I bitch all about my current hair issues – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be entertained.

What are your summer hair styling tips? Do you skip the blow-dryer in the summer?

xo, Lara

4 things to say yes to in 2017!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard all about the Year of Yes. It’s a book by Shondra Rimes, yes Grey’s Anatomy’s brilliant creator, that’s all about saying yes to everything.

While I’ve listened to the Year of Yes thanks to the audio book gods I’m not quite ready to commit to saying yes to everything that comes my way. That’s a little too much of a commitment for me.

However, I’d like to broaden my horizons and be a little more adventurous in 2017. Unless it involves camping or hiking because I don’t do that shit.

So, here are a few things to say yes to even when you’d rather stay in bed watching a Real Housewives marathon. Damn, that sounds good.

Nightlife

I’m all about a good boozy brunch or backyard get together but when it comes to hitting up bars and da club I’m missing in action more often than not.

I’ll usually say yes to hitting up a bar then when it comes time to go I’m like ‘Oops I totally forgot I had plans’ or ‘damn it my cat died’, meanwhile I’m at home snuggled in bed with some Ben and Jerry’s.

It’s not that I hate bars, I hate dive bars and I’m not too fond of clubs unless I’m getting bottle service which let’s be real NEVER happens.

I need fancy and I need a drink or two to relax and unwind.

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Plus I hate obnoxious drunk people unless it’s me and my friends.

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So, I’m going to say yes to the bar and da club more often. Go out, meet new people, and maybe a hot guy or two. Hey, I can dream.

The Beach

Now I’m never one to say no to a trip down the shore, I’m a Jersey girl after all, but I do see so many people turning down trips to the beach or pool because they don’t want to get into a bathing suit. Please, bitch. Suck it up and just do it.

Even if you look like Gigi Hadid you’re probably worried about what you look like in a swimsuit which is CRAZY.

No one cares what you look like because they are most likely too busy worrying about their own cellulite and love handles to even notice you.

YOLO, bitches.

Spontaneous Plans

I’m a planner and not a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl. If my plans for the day/night involve doing nothing being invited last minute somewhere is the bane of my existence. So dramatic, I know.

I need to get better at saying yes to random plans. Basically, I need to stop being a lazy sloth like creature.

Traveling

To be honest I’m not too bad at saying yes to traveling because I can plan in advance and I actually love it.

But I always complain that I can’t travel more because I’m too broke. So, I want to say yes to traveling more which means making a conscious effort to save more (or win the lottery;).

The point of this all is to step outside your comfort zone and stop putting off things until you’re ready because you’ll NEVER be ready.

Do the damn thing and if you’re anything like me you’ll have a blast once you’re actually there and not psyching yourself out.

What do you want to say yes to in 2017?

 xo, Lara