Weekly Motivation #5

Hi loves! 

I’m backkkk! After taking a very long and much needed break from the blog, I’m so excited to finally be back! Now that I’m back, I’m so motivated and excited to get back to the blog! Yes, this blog is a work in progress and who knows if I will ever be 100% happy with it, but for now, I’m taking things day by day and focusing on posts and content that I’m excited about and that all of you will be excited about. If you have any posts requests or anything please be sure to let me know!

 I’m not going to lie, the past week or so have just been extremely rough for me, between friend/sorority drama and everything going on in politics, I decided it’s the perfect time to bring back Weekly Motivation posts! Here’s a little weekly motivation  to help you get through whatever you are going through this week!

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I’d love to hear what your plans are for the week, make sure to comment below!

Love,

Saba

Fall 2016 Goals

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Hi loves!

Where has August gone?!? This month has seriously gone by so quickly, I don’t even know how its already August 29! I had so many posts planned for the month and just never got to editing them (and im so beyond sorry). There will be new back to school posts up throughout the month of September! If there is anything you’d like to see, please tell me! Today’s post is going to be about my semester goals, both personal and for the blog. I’d love to hear about your goals for the upcoming semester!

Personal

  • Read at least 1 book per month
  • Work out at least 2-3 times per week
  • Eat healthier
  • Save $50 each month for post-grad

Blog

  • Post 3 times a week
  • Get to 10000 monthly views
  • Pre-Write posts the week ahead
  • Redesign my site

School / Work

  • Get at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Research grad school / GRE / GMAT
  • Have an incredible time at my internship
  • Find a spring and summer internship / job
  • Look into careers with the U.S. State Department
  • Procrastinate Less

So here are my fall semester goals! I’d love to hear about your goals for the semester!

Love, Saba

Weekly Motivation #4

Hi loves!

This week is going to be absolutely crazy! I finished my internship up with Melrose PR yesterday and am currently working on packing up my clothes and other random tidbits! It’s so crazy that I move back into my house in Orange on THURSDAY… Classes start on Monday and I’m seriously so confused how summer has gone by so fast.  Here’s a little weekly motivation for anyone going through sorority recruitment, first week of classes / a new job, orientation week, and everything in between!

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What are your plans for the week?

Love,

Saba

Life Update ~ Summer Recap

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Hi loves!

This summer has been such a roller coast ride, between the weddings, traveling, funerals, and an internship. I’ve definitely felt pretty uninspired the past couple weeks but now with junior year right around the corner (eek how is that happening!), I’m finally back in the writing / blogging mode and while it’s going to take me a couple weeks to get on an actual schedule I’m so excited to finally be back! Here’s a little recap of the past month of my summer vacation, hope you enjoy!

My trip to D.C. last month was probably one of the most eye opening & incredible experiences! Sponsored by the Iranian American Women’s Foundation, we were able to visit some D.C. sites that wouldn’t normally be seen if it wasn’t for this trip. My favorite part was by far visiting the State Department! Being a political science minor & slightly huge HRC supporter (#ImWithHer) it was a HUGE deal to not only be in the State Department but also I learned that D.C. is my #1 place to move post-grad (GW grad school… fingers crossed!).

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Back in California, my older cousin Neda got married to her incredible boyfriend of 10 years, Matt. It’s safe to say their wedding was single handedly the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to! My internship at Melrose PR is finally coming to an end and while I am truly so thankful for the experience to intern at such an incredible company! I’ve already accepted an internship for next semester and I’m so excited to begin!

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I’m planning on starting my Back to School series next week so if there is anything you want to see, let me know!

Love,

Saba

Nordstrom Anniversery Sale!!!

Hi loves!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!

Today’s post is all about my favorite sale of the year: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of my favorite days of the years… after Christmas of course! I’m sure you’ve all probably heard about the sale by now but if you aren’t familiar with the NSale, it is the perfect time to get some of your favorites and NEW items at a discount. Today, I’ve included all the important information needed for the NSale and some of my tips and tricks!

Important Dates

Early Access ( for Nordstrom Cardholders)  begins this THURSDAY JULY 14! The Sale begins on July 22 for everyone! Sadly, the final day of the sale is August 7 but make sure to get online or to your nearest Nordstrom ASAP as many of the most popular items sell out fast (or if you are like me and buy my favorites in multiple colors)!

Early Access & how you can be apart of it

In order to gain access to the sale a week in advance, you must be a Nordstrom Cardholder… Although this isn’t the best part of the sale, gaining points and early access is definitely worth it! My mom has been a cardholder since the beginning and she says its one of the best decision she’s made!

Make a list of what you need/want

Start off by making a list of what you want/need before you go into the sale (for me… booties, riding boots, jeans, etc.) You never know what unexpected surprised you are able to find, last year i found an LBD and an adorable flannel!

Some of the products to keep an eye out for:

Boots / Booties

everyday tops

blanket scarfs

leggings

cardigans

jeans

beauty items

Narrow Down Your Search

Be sure to narrow your search before the sale… looking through the Nordstrom’s website is a lot to handle but it will help you find what you are looking for before it sells out (Searching for the specific item/color is a big time saver)!

Some items that I am looking for this NSale:

Booties

Riding Boots

Everyday tops and cardigans

Jeans

a Gold/Rose Gold watch

sunglasses

 Clarisonic cleansers

  • * something I’ve learned the past couple years is to make investment purchases ~ I’ve saved up and purchased Michael Kors Riding Boots & a Kate Spade Watch ~ and it’s something I definitely want to continue doing with the money I’ve been saving up *

If there are any other Tips/Tricks I should know about please comment below! Be sure to check the new post of Friday/Monday for my wants this NSale! What are you hoping to buy during the sale?!?

Love,

Saba

Weekly Motivation

Hi loves!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! After spending the start of the weekend in Santa Barbara, I’m so excited to be back in San Clemente!

Guess What?!? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access starts this week… eek I’m so excited! Get ready for some Nordy’s posts coming soon!

In the mean time, here’s a little weekly motivation for all you beautiful human beings!

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What are your plans for this week?!? Are you excited for the upcoming Nordstrom Sale?!?

Love,

Saba

Michigan Photo Recap

Hi Loves!

By the time you are reading this I am finally back in California and currently am driving to my internship in Santa Monica! My time in Michigan was incredible and I am seriously so sad I had to leave but am so excited for the rest of the summer!

The first week or so we were in Michigan was an absolute whirlwind doing everything for the wedding which was on June 11! The wedding was held at the St Mary’s Cultural Center in Livonia and pictures were taken at in West Bloomfield, Downtown Plymouth, and The Inn at St John’s. By far one of the best wedding I’ve ever been too! After the wedding, we spent a couple days in Niagara Falls (& and copious amounts of ice cream). Lastly, a quick trip to Ann Arbor / University of Michigan and next thing I knew it we were back on the plane to California!

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I can’t believe my time in Michigan is already over but I’m so excited to go back soon!

Love,

Saba