Prettiest Pink Pieces & Reclaiming Your Feminine Side

This year, I've definitely got a bit more adventurous with my wardrobe. Particularly in the realm of color.  I'd never thought I'd say this, but I've been wearing so much pink. From pink workout clothes to pink jeans I've found myself really gravitating toward all things girly this year and its been so much fun. 

I think we often have the misconception that wearing lots of pinks, or girly things makes you look juvenile or makes people take you less seriously, but in all honesty, I think that couldn't be further from the truth. There's not a single thing wrong with wearing your femininity like a badge of honor, and it never negates your capabilities.

So in celebration of that, I thought I'd share with y'all some of my favorite pink pieces I either own or have my eye on.

one : two : three : four : five : six : seven : eight : nine : ten:

Hope y'all enjoyed my little pink roundup. 

Until next time,

P.S: My pants might be link number 4. ;)

How I Stay In Shape In College

Let me start this post with a massive disclaimer. I am in no way citing what I do as the end all be all because I am not the world's most fit person, and still have so much further to go on my "fitness journey." Alright, that said on to the post.

Like many people, I have a weird relationship with working out. Some weeks I feel incredibly motivated and want to work out all the time. Then there are weeks I can barely drag my butt out of bed to go to class. Both of these things are okay.

What I Do

I've learned that for me the best way to combat this feeling is to make sure whatever workout I'm doing holds me accountable to some degree. If I'm not going to work out with a friend, I'm headed to a class.

Because I often get a little bit bored going to the same class over and over, I decided to ask for a ClassPass membership for Christmas. So thanks to my wonderful aunt, I've been using ClassPass for about a month now. And let me tell y'all, I love it. It's so much fun to have this incredible versatility in my workout each week. If I want to do something tough, I can head to a pilates class or if I've had a hard week and need a more relaxing workout I can opt for a soothing yoga class.

There's a couple of different levels of membership options so that you can find one that works with your budget or schedule. I'm currently using the mid-tier one.

What I Wear

Honestly, one of the most fun parts about working out for me is getting dressed to go. I've finally gotten comfortable wearing a crop top to the gym so it's been pretty fun finding cute ones to style. I've especially fallen in love with this striped one from VS Pink. It's long enough that I can pair it with high-waisted leggings and not feel like I'm wearing too much skin. When I'm not wearing a crop top, I'll usually opt for something like what I'm wearing above. Close fitting and a bit longer. Like this long-sleeve pullover from pink or a long tank with pretty great coverage. I've been opting for barre classes pretty frequently, and it helps to have a top that covers the booty. 

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Hopefully, this post was helpful in sharing how I've been trying to keep fit with my busy college schedule. It's been tough, but definitely well worth it.

Until Next Time,

disclaimer: I was gifted these products from VS Pink.

Dealing With Rejection

When I started Almost It Girl, I promised myself I'd do my best I'd keep this blog as real as possible. As much as I love curating my fashion and beauty-related finds for y'all I also want to serve as a beacon of authenticity because let's be honest I don't always have it all together.

Lately, I've been dealing with a lot of rejection. When the school year started, I applied for quite a few opportunities that I was so excited about, but at the moment it doesn't seem like any of those are panning out. And if we're being honest y'all it really sucks.

As someone who prides themselves on trying to be the best version of their self all the time, it sucks to feel like you aren't good enough, to feel like you're not doing enough. It's exhausting when you feel like you're not sure what else you could've given.

For example, there's a summer internship opportunity that I apply for every year, and though I feel like my resume gets better every year I still get the same rejection email.

Add that on top of several other rejections I've gotten the past couple of weeks, and I'm feeling a lot like wanting to quit. But here's the major caveat, I've been getting back up.

Now I can't take credit for this nugget of wisdom because it's something my mom told me when I was going through a minor crisis a couple of semesters ago. She told me...

You can get knocked down 12 times, but all that matters is that you get up 13.

It's been pretty life-changing for me honestly, because she's completely right. Honestly rejection is inevitable, but knowing your worth beyond every point on your resume or every achievement you've made is incredibly freeing.

Hopefully sharing this little nugget of wisdom from my mama helps you if you're dealing with a tough time in your life, or dealing with rejection yourself.

You're amazing, and you've got this.

Until Next Time,