Sunday, March 29, 2015


*Blows dust off of website* 

Geez it's been over as year since I've posted on here. The reasons are very stereotypical of most bloggers who just stop blogging (work, family, stress, busy life, etc.) but what I am about to do is going to change my life.


I know you may be wondering exactly what it is? To sum it up, it's basically living on the most minimal necessities in life (clean eating, capsule wardrobe, modern technology, lack of unnecessary spending) in order to live a life full of clarity. In other words, getting rid of all your hoarded crap and only keeping what makes you your best you.

Now that you've stopped laughing at the idea that I, Sarah, could actually do this, I am here to tell you that I am going to try it. Here's why:

I am starting to hate fashion and shopping.

What has transpired in the past year or so is emotional shopping. I am by nature a shopaholic and have overcrowded my room with boxes from online shopping and bags from mall shopping. My closets (I have two room closets and a double sided garment rack) are filled to the max and my shoes barely fit in my room. I have done two major closet clean outs, leaving me with a total of 15+ bags full of a mixture of clothes with tags and clothes that were barely worn without tag. However, because I saw so much space in my closet, I shopped more and as a result have landed myself in a ton of debt and regret.

I don't even like shopping yet it has become a part of my day. Here's a glimpse of my days:

-Wake up
-Eat breakfast
-Go to work
-Shop on lunch break
-Go home
-Eat dinner
-Shop online

Off Days:
-Wake up
-Shop online
-Eat breakfast
-Shop online
-Eat lunch
-Shop online
-Eat dinner
-Shop online

For some people, it's drugs. For some, it's alcohol. For others, it's sex. But me, I am addicted to two things: sugar and shopping (the sugar addiction will be in a different post).

So, obviously, the shopping isn't the only problem. Because I have given myself too many options, I struggle to figure who I am style-wise. Of course, I'm obviously am classified as a hipster (by many college friends) yet I still identify with urban and classic styles. So, basically, my style reflects my mental health (saving that post for a later date as well). I don't know whether I am edgy, hipster, classic, modern, or urban/ratchet. I just am a mixture of it all. Hence why my closet looks like a department store exploded in it.

So, I started with the "turn the hanger backwards" approach, but it did not stop me from shopping.

I also did the "self-edit your closet and get rid of things" approach. Again, still went shopping.

So, why do I think minimalism will work for me? Because technically, I can still shop. I'll explain:

With minimalism, it isn't about never shopping again, it's about shopping smarter. For example, I am currently obsessed with the idea of owning every style I like in every color of the rainbow. However, it makes getting dressed for work a hassle. Really, it makes getting dressed in general a hassle.

Also, I have gained a lot of my weight back so now clothes/styles I like don't look great on me anymore. And because I come from a bloodline of hoarders, I can't let the items go. By not letting them go, it's blocking what I actually can wear.

So, I have decided to draft a minimal wardrobe plan that works for me and my lifestyle. I plan to use the following websites/YouTube channels/blogs to help me through this:

I have also created a Pinterest board with inspiration for creating my seasonal capsules.

I wanted to introduce the idea to you because this blog and Youtube channel will serve as a platform for minimalism for the curvy woman. I started my blog and channel to chronicle my personal style. This is a new chapter in a new book of my life. I hope to carry this minimalistic mentality through all areas of my life (well, except when I get married one day. That's going to be an extravaganza lol).

Until next time...

Peace, Love, and Happiness,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lemme Update You

So, I'm sure as you can see, it's been over a year since I've updated my blog. I have been going through a lot of personal things but I felt the need to update you guys so that you don't think I've died or something.

First off, I've been promoted at work from part-time to full-time as a selling specialist. Then I was moved to another brand as a specialist, and now I'm back with the original brand I am representing. Basically, my work life has been a clusterfluck of craziness. But I'm happy to have a job, even if it causes me stress.

Speaking of stress, I have been having a lot of mental breakdowns and anxiety attacks between the stress of home and work. It's not something I wanted to mention, but if it helps someone else, I don't mind sharing. My mental state is not the most stable as of lately and I feel like I'm barely hanging on. But I know that if I just give it to Him, everything will work out.

On the topic of working out, I have officially gained all of the weight I lost back. This of course is adding to the anxiety and depression I'm currently feeling. I've been emotionally eating and since I currently don't have insurance, I can't go see a therapist to deal with my issues. Again, the clusterfluck of life.

The one thing that gave me solace in this world (besides the smile on my daughter's face) was blogging and vlogging. Being able to connect with you all via the internet really helped me release a lot of emotions, sharing my thoughts on love, fashion, and life. So, I've got a plan.

I will be utilizing my YouTube channel and this blog to let you in on my life. I'm no celebrity, not am I trying to be. But I feel that the only way I'm going to get things accomplished in my life is if I think, in my mind, that someone else is watching and expecting something from me.

I'm not sure if this is going to be something I start immediately, but when I do, I will let you guys know.

I just want to find my inner peace and happiness again, with not just fashion, but with love and life.

Thanks for listening/reading. Talk to ya later.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Sarah Jane R.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Pursuit of Love in Style

I want to thank every one of you for following my blog. However, I have decided that I have no passion for this particular blog anymore. I have created a new blog which I know you will love titled "The Pursuit of Love in Style". It's a blog that will not just showcase my more defined personal style, but will additionally feature my open expression of feelings and happenings in my life, on an unedited and real level. Please join me on this new journey by following my new blog. I will no longer be updating on this one and would love for you to follow me in my new chapter of life.

Thanks and remember,

Peace, Love, and Happiness!

Sarah Jane R.

signing out...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

SHOP NOW!: Midnight Marauders

Looking for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that will have everyone's head turning? Look no further than Midnight Marauders. Founder Amira Rasool is proving men and women a plethora of well curated vintage pieces that speak to the decade fashionista (and fashionisto) in us all. From cool t-shirts to captivating printed skirts, Midnight Marauders is definitely a cool new online shop to visit. Here are some quick facts that you should know about the shop:

Price Point: Items range from $12to $48
Style: Radiates light from the 1960s to the 2010s
Shipping: Only within the US (working on international shipping)
Return Policy: Store credit issued if returned within 30 days (does not include jewelry)

Contact Info (taken directly from their website): General Inquiries-

Here are some items from their site that I can definitely see hitting my wardrobe soon!

Monday, June 24, 2013

White Boy

Sorry it's been so long since my last post! I can honestly say that I tend to update my Tumblr and Instagram more than my blog :/ But I am seriously going to make an effort to maintain my blog AND social media outlets, including YouTube :) This was the second look I did with Samira for my photo shoot in the Wynwood Art District in Miami. I titled it "White Boy" because

1. It's an all-white ensemble


2. This replica Boy snapback is the freakin beezneez!

Wanna snag one for yourself? Continue reading for more photos and commentary, as well as outfit details and links!