I swear I will follow through with getting #CoffeeTalk questions to you all via video, but this week my schedule didn’t permit me to do so. So here’s another episode for you all to kick your weekend off with!
I have been close friends with a girl since 6th grade. We went all throughout high school together, and kept in touch throughout college and currently. I realized though that things aren’t the same, I support her in everything that she does, attend her events, try and make plans, etc.. but I don’t get the same back. It’s bothering me because we have been friends for so long, I don’t want to fall back or throw away a friendship because of that. But one of the biggest things, is she can’t be happy for my accomplishments, or ignore them. That’s what makes me think there is a low key competition that I’m not aware about. What advice can you give?
You have to be very careful with friendships, especially between women. My mom would always tell me “people like to see you doing well, but not better than them” and that can be true in many cases. I have very few friends and so I feel that I know them pretty well, but I do have one that’s similar to yours. There have been several times I’ve gone out of my way to be there for her birthdays, events, or whatever else she may have going on and I haven’t gotten the same in return. If I invite her out, she’ll hardly ever show but expects me to come out when she mentions doing something. While I don’t think it has anything to do with her being in competition with me, simply because we’re both supportive of each others ambitions, it has more so to do with the type of person she is. When I start letting people be who they really are, I felt a certain sense of freedom. She’s a selfish friend and instead of questioning why, I simply accepted it. Now I take very little of how she acts personally. If she’s a good friend to have, accept her for who she is. At the end of the day, the only thing you can control is the kind of friend that you are to her. Give her a friendship you think she deserves and don’t worry too much about why she may act the way that she does.
My best friend is turning 26 in a few weeks and I’m stuck on what to get her. I’m looking for something nice that she’ll get good use out of, but under $200. She’s a girly girl if that helps!
For gifts I head straight to Nordstrom or Saks and shop “under *whatever my budget is*”. You can’t go wrong with a nice bag, a pair of sunglasses, perfume or a cute pair of shoes. $200 will get you far! Here are some things I’d love to get as a gift and hopefully she will too LOL –
I’m so excited that you’ve finally joined YouTube! Your first video was so good. Do you mind sharing what you used to film and edit?
Thank you! It was such a long time coming, but I’m glad I finally got one under my belt and am looking forward to keeping them coming. I used a tripod, remote, and my Canon T5i to shoot. It was pretty simple. I also used iMovie to edit and it only took me about an hour once I got the hang of the features.
I’m looking for some cute summer heels to be worn with shorts, dresses and pants. You talk about versatility all the time so I figured you’d be the best person to ask.
You know I’m a big sucker for shorts and heels. Let those legs get some shine this Summer! LOL here are some really cute and fun heels that are Summer appropriate –
You always look so incredible! Can you please share your diet and workout regimen with us? I’m built similar to you and want to be fit without being too muscular.
Thank you so much! I’m naturally slim so please know that I don’t have to work very hard to see the results that I like. I’d be happy to do a full post on what I eat on a weekly basis, outside of the junk I partake in on the weekends, along with a typical week of workouts for me. I began working out consistently (3-4 times a week) in November and made small changes to my diet (changing white bread to wheat, smaller portions of starches + bigger portions of protein) and it’s made a big difference. I can eat whatever I want and not work out for a few days and still keep the definition of my body. There are a ton of benefits to it! Start with consistent cardio + light weight lifting and make small changes to your diet and you’ll see results soon.
I’m petite like you and have such a hard time finding good jeans. Yours always fit you so perfect. Do you have any suggestions under $100 that will last me?
I had that problem too, especially in college. I’d get all my jeans from places like Forever 21 and TJ Maxx, which are some of my favorite stores so no shade. But they never fit me in a way that was flattering. I’d have a lot extra space by the pockets and they never hugged me right. I preach being flexible on your denim budget because price makes a big difference on how they fit. Nordstrom Rack and Saks off 5th were where I first started buying designer jeans, because I could always find them for under $100. I linked several that I love –
Thanks for the questions! Send any you may have my way via email or leave them in the comments below. I’m out early to enjoy some sun and BBQ for good Friday. Have a great weekend and a happy Easter!