WHY I CHOSE ASU

I know this is coming a day later than usual but it’s better than nothing right? For this blog post I just wanted to talk about my process in choosing Arizona State, hopefully this will help some of you soon to be graduating seniors in deciding where you want to go if you haven’t already!

For me, this was my criteria in looking at colleges, it had to have nice weather, preferably by the beach and Greek life. I ended up applying to San Diego State, Arizona State, CSU Channel Islands (only because my mom made me), and Cal Poly SLO. At one point I wanted to apply to Long Beach but I toured the campus and decided it just wasn’t for me so I didn’t end up applying there. Out of the schools I applied to I toured San Diego State and ASU. I didn’t want to your Cal Poly until I found out if I got in or not because I didn’t want to fall in love with the campus and not get accepted in. I loved the campus and SDSU but the dorms were insanely small but if I got in I’m sure I would’ve made the sacrifice. I toured ASU almost two years ago and loved it there too. The dorms were so nice, the weather was warm almost year round and I loved the campus. I toured ASU with my best friend too so it made it even more amazing because we both liked it. Arizona State was the first school I applied to and the first school I got accepted to. But let me tell you, it is NOT the end of the world if you don’t get into every school you applied to! I had a 3.98 GPA and took AP classes all throughout high school and the only other school I got into was CSU Channel Islands. By no means does it mean that you aren’t smart enough but just that there is another place that’s just right for you. I only got accepted into 2 schools and I know I made the greatest decision in choosing ASU. I have met the most amazing people at Arizona State with so many opportunities. I never would’ve thought I could incorporate fashion into my career but ASU gave me that opportunity to have it as a minor. I wanted a place with nice weather, by the beach, and Greek life. I found two out of the three criteria’s in ASU and I was okay with that. I mean yes it’s hotter than hell in the beginning of the school year but when it’s January and 70 degrees that’s not half bad if I say so myself. Remember when I said before, me and my bff toured ASU together???? Well we decided to go to ASU together!!!! That made my decision even easier honestly. If you have the opportunity to go to college with someone you know and can actually stand being around them 24/7 I HIGHLY recommend it! It’s made my college experience even more special because I’ve had my bff with me the whole time. I mean we live together and have some classes together and our friends come and visit all the time so that’s pretty cool too.

My greatest advice I could give any senior that’s deciding where to go to college is this; don’t focus on the schools you didn’t get into, it’s an amazing accomplishment to get into any college and be proud of the schools you got accepted to. Everything happens for a reason and even if the schools you did get into aren’t what you wanted and decide against going to a four year university, there is NOTHING wrong with going to a junior college. Everyone’s college experience is different, so make it how you want it.

Thanks for reading guys (even though it came a day late)! I hope you have an amazing weekend and I’ll do my best to post next Friday, there’s only three weeks left of school and I’ve been swamped with homework and sorority stuff!!! Thanks for understanding sunshine’s, stay tuned for next weeks post! Love you all.

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I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF!

I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF!

HELLO SUNSHINES!  Simply Sunshine is back and better than ever!! Some of you may have not even noticed that I didn’t post last Friday but it’s true! I had so much going on last week it was so crazy.  I had three tests I had to take/study for and it was my boyfriends spring break so he came to visit for a few days and by the time Friday came around I was done with all my tests but I just wanted to spend some time with my boyfriend before he left.  I could’ve put something up butttt it wouldn’t have been the greatest and I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it.  So here I am, back at it again, refreshed and recharged for this lovely post on this lovely Friday.

I have been thinking about cutting my hair for a while now and today was that day everybody! I cut my hair last June pretty short before I came to ASU but it wasn’t as short as I wanted it.  Not having a car also put a damper on getting my hair cut while I was in AZ last semester so I didn’t cut it at alllllll.  So it grew out a lot and then when I went home in February I got a trim because I wasn’t ready for any drastic changes BUT now its getting hotter and decided now was the time to get it chopped off.  I cut off probably 6 inches (my hair was like boob length pretty much) and NOW it’s to my collar bones!!! I love it  so so much honestly. It’s so cute and I’m hoping it’ll be a lot easier to manage in this hot AZ weather.  I am so happy I made the decision to do it.  If you are thinking about cutting your hair short, make sure you are completely sure.  If you have any doubts in your mind, don’t do it because ultimately you will probably regret it.  Just wait until you are ready and in the right mindset because it will be so worth it when you truly want it to happen. Here is a TINY video of when she started cutting my hair.

Thanks for reading/watching! Stayed tuned for next Friday’s post! Love you all!

WHAT DID I GET FOR MY BIRTHDAY?

As you all know and if you don’t well you are about to find out, my birthday was last week ( I turned the most irrelevant age of all time) and this year I wanted to revamp my wardrobe and I didn’t want anything in particular so I got some cash money’s for my birthday! Soooo I did a little shopping while I was home and got so many things I absolutely looooveee.  I decided to do a haul instead of writing about it because it would be way to long and no one would want to read all of that. But thank you for reading and thank you for watching the video.  ALSO!!! The love and support I got from people while I was home was so incredible and if you’re reading this right now and you showed support while I was home, I love you and thank you sooooo much.  I can’t even describe how good it feels to be surrounded by so many supportive people! ♥

Watch the video below!

DISNEYLAND VLOG

It’s Friday everyone!!! As spring break is starting to come to an end, I wanted to remisince on my time in Disneyland and post my vlog! I had a blast with my bff Lucy and I hope you guys enjoy it!  Stay tuned for next weeks post of my birthday haul!

Thanks for watching!

 

VACATION PACKING 101

VACATION PACKING 101

Hello Sunshine! It’s your favorite day of the week, especially since today is the start of spring break! Wooohoooo!!!! So in honor of it being spring break I was inspired to write about tips I’ve learned throughout the years for packing. As you know, my parents are divorced and I have had to go back and forth between each parent for almost all my life so I think it’s safe to say I’m and EXPERT packer.  So if you’re struggling on what you should pack for your spring break vacation or just going home and need to take clothes back then here you go!

1. CHECK THE WEATHER

This is probably one of the most important things before packing.  If you don’t check the weather, and just assume it is going to be nice weather or cold, then you could bring things that you won’t even use or be completely unprepared for the weather conditions.

2.   PLAN YOUR OUTFITS

Depending on what the weather is and how many days you are staying you can start to think of what you want to wear while you are on vacation or at home.  By thinking about what you want to wear ahead of time it avoids over packing and bringing things you won’t wear!

3. DON’T FORGET ABOUT SHOES

Sometimes I when I think of outfits I forget about what shoes I want to wear with them. Depending on where you are going you will probably need sneakers, sandals, and a dressier pair of shoes if you are going out or to a nice dinner

4. ROLL YOUR CLOTHES

If you are currently having to sit on your suitcase to get it to zip up, my biggest tip for that is rolling your clothes! It takes up less space and you can easily make room for your makeup bag and some shoes if you needed to!

5. CARRY ON ITEMS

Whether you are taking a road trip or are flying, bring a backpack or purse, anything that can easily be accessible and keep something in there that will keep you occupied on the plain! It can be headphones so you can listen to music or a book to read or maybe buy a magazine before you get on the plane or the road!

Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope this helped and I hope everyone has a safe and very fun spring break! If you’re not on spring break just keep this in mind for when you are (; .  Stay tuned for next weeks post of my Disneyland Vlog!

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!

 

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!