WEEKEND IN MY LIFE: LONG DISTANCE EDITION

WEEKEND IN MY LIFE: LONG DISTANCE EDITION

The greatest day of the week has arrived ladies and gentlemen! On this lovely sunshine filled Friday I am coming at you with a weekend in my life, a new series I am starting! If you did not know already, I am in a long distance relationship. I personally think my boyfriend and I are kicking ass at this long distance thing.  My boyfriend plays football at a school right outside of Boise called College of Idaho and obviously you all know I go to ASU.  That being said, we try to see each other at least once a month.  I’ve mentioned in a post before that my mom works for Southwest Airlines so I fly for free and of course that benefit goes on to my boyfriend as well.  So it makes it very easy and CHEAP to fly to see each other.  This time, he escaped the snow and came to Arizona.

 

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Fun Fact: I love going to the movies!!!! So of course that is the first thing we did when he got here.  We actually got tickets a few days before because we went to see Black Panther and it was PACKED.  Our movie was at 8:30 and he got to my dorm at about 8:20 so I waited for him outside so I could just hop in the Uber. We are already running late and the Uber driver missed the turn making us even more late and we when we finally get there, the movie is already started and we have to do the whole “excuse me, sorry” all the way to our seats in the middle.  Overall, the movie was SO GOOD. Highly recommend! Everyone stop reading right now and go buy tickets. But then come back and read the rest, you can’t leave me hanging.

 

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Tempe actually has some good restaurants that I have never been exposed to before so I took him to (my boyfriend’s name is Connor btw, so I don’t have to keep calling him “him”).  We went to Culinary Dropout on Saturday which is one of my new favorite places, if you’ve never been you have to get the pretzels, if you don’t, did you even go to Culinary Dropout? It was my big’s birthday on this past Sunday so I dragged Connor with me to the brunch she was having.  We went to this place in Scottsdale called Hash Kitchen.  I had never been before so we were both going in blind and didn’t know if it would be good or not.  It ended up being sooooo good and I wish I could go back but I don’t have a car here and an Uber right would be wayyyyyy to expensive.  After Culinary Dropout I took him to Tempe Marketplace and we went shopping and walked around for a little bit. On Sunday after brunch we just hungout in my dorm and I did homework and things like that.  We ended up ordering pizza from Oreganos and watched the All Star basketball game.

 

Long distance sucks at times but it’s weekends like these that make it all worth it(: Thanks for reading guys!!! Stay tuned for next weeks post!!! hint: it has something to do with DISNEYLAND, wooohooo!

 

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WHAT I WORE TO A SORORITY DATE PARTY

WHAT I WORE TO A SORORITY DATE PARTY

 

IT’S FRIDAY! My blog post this week is going to be short and sweet because I wanted to get something up for you all but my boyfriend is coming to AZ today! As you all know I am in Delta Gamma at Arizona State and last night was our spring semester date party, we call it Crush, as does every sorority ever.  I did not have a date because my lovely boyfriend couldn’t make it to Arizona yesterday because of his school schedule (long distance can be a pain sometimes).  My bff in Delta Gamma didn’t have a date either so we just went together (: Since it’s is during Valentine’s week and all we were supposed to wear pink, red, black, white, or any other neutral color (so festive).  From years of high school homecomings I knew I had to have something I could wear so I didn’t have to buy anything.  I ended up borrowing a white lace romper that my mom got from Bebe a few years ago.  This thing was so comfy and I didn’t have to worry about pulling my dress down every two seconds while I was dancing the night away AND it has POCKETS, made it so easy to carry around my keys and id without having to bring a purse with me!  The shoes however…. let’s just say my feet are tore up today.  My shoes I got for sorority recruitment a few months ago and just decided to wear those.  A big tip from me to you my friends, get neutral colored heels so you never have to buy any.  A nude pair, a black pair, and maybe a pop of color pair that’s like red or pink or something.  My jewelry I got the day before crush from Forever 21.  The necklaces came in a set for like $4 and it’s nice because they are separates so I can wear each necklace with a different one if I wanted to.  I also have gold hoops on from Forever 21 which were around $3 but you can’t even see them because my hair is down.  I ended up taking them off later in the night because they were bothering me.  Still happy I bought them though just so I have some good gold hoops.  I didn’t go to formal last semester so I was excited to get all dressed up for this date party.  I had lots of fun and can’t wait until formal when my oh so handsome boyfriend can come! Thanks for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed!

 

STORY TIME: I WENT TO JUVY?!

STORY TIME: I WENT TO JUVY?!

Hello Sunshine!  IT’S FRIDAY, WOOHOOOOO! This means 1. it’s is the start of the weekend & 2. of course I have a new post for you guys (;.  So I took a poll on Instagram on what you guys thought would be my post this week and “My first first party” had the most votes so I think that’ll be my next post for the story time series.  I’m sure by the title you can tell what this story time is about.  You’re probably thinking “What, Mikayla went to jury? That doesn’t seem like her”.  I have indeed been to the lovely Juvenile Detention in Lake Tahoe but maybe not for the reason you think.  I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to hear the real story……….

 

 

So here is how it goes, picture 16 year old Mikayla, a sophomore in high school, who recently got her driver’s license and happens to be the only one in the friend group who has a driver’s license.  Okay so here is how it started, I’m just hanging out with two of my bff’s (you know who you are) and we are bored out of our minds trying to find something to do.  At this point in time one of my friends had been hanging out with these guys and they were on vacation in Lake Tahoe, which keep in mind is only 2 hours from where we live.  So in trying to find something to do, someone suggested that we drive to Tahoe to hangout with them, but remember I’m the only one with a driver’s license so it was up to me.  After lots of convincing I said sure, why not, it’s an adventure.  To be honest we didn’t have much of a plan, & we were silly for that.  At the time we had been friends with this guy and we asked if he wanted to come with us and he was down so we got gas and started driving (@ 9pm).  If you don’t know, I have a Volkswagen Beetle and my poor car barely made it.  I ended up having my guy friend drive because I didn’t want to anymore and he ended up driving for the rest of the night.  We got to Tahoe and picked up the other guys at probably 11-12 or so I don’t really remember. But we went to the beach and all hung out and the night was going smoothly we just needed to figure out where we were going to sleep.  We came to the conclusion we would sleep in my car somewhere but I’m sure you can guess that didn’t happen.  So some people were hungry so we decided to go to McDonald’s, which wasn’t that far, and on the way back from McDonal’s we are on our way to taking the boys back to where they were staying.  This is where the real story begins.  WE GET PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING. First off, someone else is driving my car, second like I mentioned before, I have a little bug and it seats 4 people……..we had 6 people in my car.  So as soon as we got pulled over I knew we were screwed.  The police officers were nice and just expressed concern for us being minors and out this late and far away from home.  Since we were minors, they couldn’t just let us drive home, so they made us call out parents.  At this point its about 2:30 AM and my mom has to get up early for work so I knew this was not going to go over well.  Pretty much just had to tell our parents where we were and what had happened and she had to talk to the police officer.  I got the whole “what were you thinking” speech from my mom and what not.  The two boys that were staying in Tahoe got picked up and so there was just four of us left now, me, our guy friend who was driving, and my two bff’s. The whole situation was very unique and the officers didn’t really know what to do with us so they said we needed a parent to come pick us up.  That ended up being one of my bff’s mom, and then I would have to drive my car back and just follow when she got there.  In the meantime they needed somewhere to put us soooooo guess what was down the street, JUVY.  So they told us to follow them to the place, so we did obviously, and the guy that worked there took our phones and everything we had with us, we had to fill out some paperwork, and I bet all of you thought we had to stay in a cell or something but we didn’t!  We were there for a few hours and hung out with the guy who worked there and they had a TV and board games. So that’s what we did in the meantime, watched TV and played board games.  The worker offered us snacks and it was honestly a chill night except he wouldn’t let me pee.  There was a bathroom clearly visible in the room we were in and when I asked him if I could use it, he said “No, that’s only for me, you can go into a cell and use the bathroom”.  At first I thought he was joking but I soon learned he was not, so you best bet I held my pee for a few hours longer because I was not about to pee in a juvy cell.  I tried to sleep while we were there because I had to drive home but I slept for maybe 15 minutes but once we got picked up around 5:30 am I had to drive home.  My friends mom brought her other daughter and her boyfriend so all my friends went with her mom and the sister and the boyfriend came with me so I didn’t have to drive back alone.  I ended up getting in a bunch of trouble which was the first time I’ve ever been in trouble in my life honestly but now it’s just a funny story that my parents use to make fun of me (: .  A few weeks later me and my friends got something in the mail…. it was a ticket for $75 for being out passed curfew.  I look back on this experience and while yes, it was an adventure, I have no idea what were we thinking but oh well it makes for a funny story now.

 

Thanks for reading guys, I bet you all didn’t believe I went to juvy but I did, technically (;

Stay tuned for next week’s post! Love you all.

 

PS the photo is not from the time I went to juvy, just a picture I had from Tahoe!

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP

Hello Sunshine!  As a little update for you all, I have decided that I am going to post every FRIDAY so mark your calendars guys.  So on this lovely Friday I am sharing with you all what I use for my makeup everyday! If you know went to high school with me then you know I got up at 5:30 am everyday and wore a full face of makeup to school. Buttttt now that I am in college I hardly wear makeup because I just don’t have the energy to get up early to do it before class but when I do wear makeup this is what I go for.  I’m a sucker for warm shadows and glowy skin so that’s what I go for when I wear makeup.  These are my go to items for my everyday makeup.  I have gotten a lot of eyeshadow palette’s over the years & that is probably the item that changes the most often but at the moment I am LOVING the Jaclyn Hill Palette from Morphe, it’s been my go to for a while now.  When I use this, I pretty much just throw all the warm shadows in my crease a little darker brown in the outer corner and some sparkly gold goodness on my lid.  I have just recently gone back to the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Pore Less foundation.  The only thing I struggle with with this foundation is finding my perfect shade, I mean I can make it work but the color isn’t perfect for my skin tone.  For concealer, I use the oh so popular Tarte Shape Tape & I can easily say, this is not an overhyped product, definitely worth the money.  As for the rest of my face, I use the CoverFx Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight for my liquid highlighter and I top it off with the Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle, for blush I used the Too Faced blush in the shade Baby Love, & of course the Benefit Hoola Bronzer (if you don’t use this then you are definitely missing out).  I used to wear fake eyelashes a lot but I have opted out of that and I just stick to mascara and my favorite mascara of allllllll time is the Maybelline Lash Sensational, it’s the best mascara hands down.  The hardest part of my makeup for me to do is my eyebrows, OH MY GOD, I could spend hours on my brows.  They are two completely different shapes and it is just so difficult for me to get them to look decent.  To fill them in I just use a brown eyeshadow in my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (this is also a good way to save money, just use an eyeshadow that matches your brows well from an eyeshadow palette you already own).  To set my brows I use the Benefit Brow gel in number 5.  OHHHHH, I almost forgot, okay so my lip color changes everyday that’s why I didn’t include it in the picture but I mostly wear a nude liquid lipstick or just a regular lipstick with a gloss.  In the selfies, I am wearing Candy K  liquid lipstick by Kylie Jenner.  One nude lipstick I wear a lot also is from Colour Pop and it’s the collaboration with Kathleen Lights and it’s called Aquarius & my go to gloss is from Buxom in the shade White Russian.  That is pretty much it for my makeup on days when I decide I feel like getting ready.  These are all my favorite products and I have had them for a long time, so even though some of them are more expensive, it is definitely worth the money!  Thanks for reading guys, it means so much to me!  Stay tuned for the new post next Friday! ♥

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Thrift Store Finds

Hello Sunshine!

So I recently went to the thrift store, which was technically a consignment store, but I mean it’s all discounted clothes so does it really matter? ANYWAYS… as I was saying, I went to a thrift store and I found a few things that I wanted to share with you guys.  I didn’t find a bunch of stuff but I don’t think anyone can go into a thrift store and go on a shopping spree.  But, you always find the good stuff in a thrift store even if it was just a few things.  So for me, this was exactly the case.  I walked out with only three things this time around.  Thrifting is always a nice way to spice up your wardrobe for a good price because honestly you never know what you’ll find while you shop!

 

 

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When I first got to the store, I knew I wanted to and a couple new graphic tees so I headed right towards to mens section and looked through all the t-shirts.  I ended up finding this Harley Davidson baseball tee kind of shirt and I knew I had to have it.  I started thinking about how I wanted to style it and how I would cut it.  After I purchased it, I went back to my dorm and cut the collar out so I could wear it as a one shoulder top. I also was going to cut the bottom off to make a crop top but I couldn’t fully commit so I decided to just tie it like in the picture if I ever wanted it to be a crop top.  In the photo I paired it with some Steve Madden sneakers, a denim skirt from TopShop, and a faux leather jacket from Forever 21.

 

 

 

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This next item I found by accident.  I was walking by and I saw the plaid pattern and I’ve been obsessed with plaid lately, so I looked at it and at first I thought it was a skirt and then I realized they were shorts and I was even more intrigued.  I have never seen a pair of shorts like this before and so I knew I wanted to try them on first just in case it didn’t look right on my body.  Once I tried them on it was crazy how nicely they fit, they are super high waisted which I love and make a good statement piece.  I wish I knew the brand of the shorts but the tag was ripped off so I have no idea :(.  I decided to pair them with a black turtle neck (from Forever 21) because it’s a little chilly in Arizona right now but could be worn with a leather jacket or denim jacket too.  I wore my black & white Old Skool Vans along with a simple gold horn necklace which is also from Forever 21.

 

 

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This last item is probably one of my favorites because I have been looking for a loooong time for some sort of chain belt but I couldn’t find one I really loved and was willing to pay like $30 for sooooo when I found this I knew I was going to buy it.  The price was so affordable and definitely a good item to have to spice up any denim look.  I paired it with a tan knit sweater from Hollister, the same TopShop skirt as before, and  the belt has blue gem looking things in it which I think looks super cute with these light pink Steve Madden slip on sneakers.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading guys, I love you all! I have been trying to post once a week and so far I’ve been on track with that, so stay tuned for a new post next week! ♥

 

Different Ways To Style MOM JEANS

Different Ways To Style MOM JEANS

Hello my lovely people! In the beginning I said that this was SUPPOSED to be a fashion blog, which it is but I have yet to post anything fashion related on Simply Sunshine until now! But y’all lemme tell you how difficult it is to come up with content while being a full-time college student…. it’s fu#$%^& hard, okay! Luckily though, I knew this would happen so I got together with one of my friends from high school while I was home for break and I got some pictures taken! Look at me all prepared and stuff *hair flip*. Anywayyyssssss in this post I give two ideas on how to style mom jeans, kind of a cute and casual kind of deal I decided on.  I will have everything listed at the end of the post with links on where I got these items and stuff like that if you want to purchase them yourself! Thanks for reading guys, love you all. ♥

 

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To me there are certain staple pieces that belong in everyones wardrobe, and a pair of mom jeans is one of those pieces. Did you notice I said a “pair” of mom jeans? That’s because you honestly only need to make the purchase once and you’re set for a loooonnnngggg time. The first way I styled my pair of mom jeans, which are from American Eagle by the way, was for those of you that just want to be comfortable but still look trendy and cute.  Any graphic tee is the way to go honestly.  Just throw on a comfy t-shirt and some mom jeans and your already looking put together.  I also paired the tee with a cardigan because ya know it’s winter time and not everyone lives in this wonderful Phoenix weather.  Lately I’ve been into the whole idea of wearing my cardigans in a slouchy manner with one side not on my shoulder. If you don’t know what I mean, you can look at my Instagram post from last week because I can already tell my description of it was not on point.  For shoes, any comfortable sneakers you have would work to complete the look.  I decided to wear my new Old Skool Vans which I feel like everyone and their mom got for Christmas this year but I mean hey it would make it easy to re-create this look.

 

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Okay this is the second way I styled mom jeans. I love the way this color of denim pairs with black so that’s the direction I decided to go in! So the top is just a plain black turtle neck which you can honestly get from anywhere and I paired it with a black distressed denim jacket! A regular denim jacket could work also for a cute denim on denim look. The hat obviously is not for everyone and gives this look kind of a western vibe with the belt too but oh well it still looks cute in my opinion. Since I just mentioned the belt, this was one of my best purchases ever! I love it so much and its so versatile. Double buckle belts have become very popular and I am all for it. As for the shoes, I think this is the part that takes it to the level of not being casual anymore.  They are just simple black booties from Steve Madden which I loooove! They are a good height too, I think they are about 3 inches or 2.5, I’m not sure but I’m 5’9 so the height of a heel is perfect for me.

 

I hope you all enjoyed reading this and hopefully got some inspiration for your own pair of mom jeans! Love you all ♥

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For all the ones that say “similar”, those are the actual places I purchased those items from they just didn’t have the exact same item that was in these photos.

 

 

My Tattoo Diary

Hello Sunshine!!! So I decided to do a tattoo diary because 1. all my tattoos mean a lot to me and 2. because I’ve never really went into detail about what the meanings behind them are, so here I am in currently in my bed telling you all about my tattoos.  You’re probably wondering while you read this, “Well if she’s going to do a whole blog post about her tattoos then she must have a lot” and you would be correct if this came across you’re mind because at the young age of 18, I have 6 tattoos (& yes I waited until I was 18 to get all of them). In a matter of 9 months I got 6 tattoos and not a single one I regret putting on my body.  Okay Okay, I’ll stop with all this mumbo jumbo and get into the good stuff.

 

Processed with VSCO with c3 preset  This is my most recent tattoo and probably the last one I’ll get for a while but if you ask my boyfriend, he’d tell you I say that every time after I get a new one.  OOPS! What can I say? I like tattoos.  My mom and I got this tattoo just before I came back to school a few days ago and if you know me then you know why the plane is significant for my mom and I.  For those of you who don’t know, thats the point of this whole post so here it goes.  I have live a very unique lifestyle because of my mom.  I have had the privilege of flying for free my whole life because of my moms job at Southwest Airlines. Because of my mom I have grown a love for traveling and seeing knew things.  You may think that the plane is “flying” that direction for no reason at all but I purposefully placed it that way because that is the flight direction from Tempe, Arizona to Sacramento, California.  With it flying that direction it reminds me that I am only a flight away from home no matter how homesick I feel or how badly I miss my friends and family.  It was actually my moms idea to get the heart with the plane and at first I didn’t know how I felt about the idea but I love my momma and I wanted to get whatever she was getting and it ended up working out because this is one of my favorite tattoos.

 

 

So here’s how the story goes, my roommate and I have been bff’s since we were 5 so it was only fitting to go to college together of course and so when our other two best friends decided to come visit we knew we had to give them the ASU experience. So where do you think we went on a Saturday before a football game? A FRAT PARTY. (sorry mom and dad).  Pretty much we decided to leave that shin dig and head on over to get tattoos! We all wanted to get a matching one which will come later but that day I also got two other tattoos and these are them.  I don’t want to say that this one is one of my favorites because I love all of my tattoos but I’m just going to say it, the “go live” tattoo on my ribs is one of my favorites.  This tattoo is pretty self explanatory because honestly it was a tattoo to remind me to go f@#$%^& live my life.  I have always been the person who does good in school, never gets in trouble (except that one time in Tahoe but I’ll save   that for another time), and is sometimes scared to live a little.  As for the one on my finger, if you don’t know what it is, well it’s my zodiac and if you don’t know your zodiac sign and what it means then you should because they’re pretty freaking cool.  I know some people don’t believe in zodiac signs but a Pisces if pretty spot on to my personality and I love that so I got it tattooed on my finger(:
Processed with VSCO with c3 presetThese are my next two tattoos and I’m sure you can probably tell by now that I’m a fan of the simple feminine tattoos. As I said earlier, my friends and I got matching tattoos and yes it is the heart.  We’ve been best friends for a longgggg time and two of us decided to go away to school and two decided to stay at home. They’ll always be my best friends no matter what happens in our lives (if you’re reading this I love y’all).  As for my other ankle tattoo, this was my second tattoo ever and let me tell you, THIS TATTOO HURT SO BAD and this might be shocking when you see my very first tattoo and the size of it but this little dainty wildflower was no joke.  If I’m being honest I found this tattoo on Pinterst and fell in love with it.  But months after I got the tattoo I looked up the meaning of a wild flower it said, “a flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention” and I thought that was a pretty cool because my parents are divorced and neither of them lived close to my high school and I was always busy with extra curricular activities and I had the opportunity to grow freely and do what I wanted at a young age, but keep in mind I am a goody too shoes and doing what I wanted consisted of hanging out with my friends and going to Dutch Bros but its still a cool concept though, right? Well, I think so.

 

 

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This was my very first tattoo and definitely my largest tattoo I’ll ever get.  Months before I turned 18 I knew I wanted to get a sparrow tattoo.  My great grandfather had to sparrow tattoos on his chest and there is a picture of him holding me when I was a baby and he didn’t have a shirt on so the tattoo is easily visible and by far my favorite picture we have together.  It ended up being sort of a family tattoo because my uncle ended uo getting the same exact tattoo and on his chest also.  My dad got one on his forearm with an anchor because he was in the navy.  And when I hit the big one eight I made my appointment and got one myself.  My great grandpa passed away 6 days before my 15th birthday and was a super adventurous guy and I hope I get to a point in my life where I can be as adventurous as he was.

 

 

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