I realize I haven’t been the best at keeping everyone updated with whats happening in my life so I am going to change that with this post. I titled this post When Life Give You Lemons because life has thrown me some curveballs lately, but I am trying to make lemonade with those curveballs. If you remember, a couple posts back I spoke about redecorating my apartment and my roommate moving out. Well, a couple of things have changed since then, so I guess I will just start from the beginning.
I moved out of my parents house when I graduated from high school and went off to college, the only time I was home was to visit and during breaks when my dorm kicked me out. I haven’t officially lived at home since I was 18. So when my parents decided to move back to Miami from Key West, I didn’t even think of moving home. That was until I started to calculate all of the costs that come with living by myself, not only would my rent be doubled with no roommate, but my utilities would also be doubled, and while minuscule, little things like paper towels would no longer be a shared cost. My mom brought up the idea of moving home and at first I was so against it. As I started to budget out the coming months, I started to realize things like keeping my blog going (say goodbye to clothes money), going to see my friends who don’t live here, or even going to Starbucks would be a distant dream that I would no longer be able to afford. While it was doable, it just wasn’t smart when I could move home and live for free. I talked to Todd (that’s my boyfriend, everyone say hi Todd!) about it and he agreed that it was the best financial decision for me for the time being. When we decide to get married, we can look for a new apartment that is our own, and not mine that he is moving into. After praying about it and totally feeling God’s peace about the decision, I made the official decision to move home. While that means less home decor posts for the next few months, it does mean that I will be able to keep The Plain Jayne afloat. Yay!
This huge decision also afforded me an opportunity that was a long time coming. I got my first car when I was 16, and then was blessed with another car for my high school graduation. The high school graduation car was a cute little convertible VW beetle. It smelled like a Crayola box and had little leaks from random places, but I loved it and it served me so well for so long, but it was time to put the little bug to rest. I sold my beetle and bought my first car completely on my own. I felt so grown up signing the paperwork, having my name on the title, and not needing a co-signer. It feels amazing to have a car that I bought on my own and worked so hard for.
Lastly, the reason I was able to afford my new car, was my job. I never really shared what I do with you guys after I graduated (and I totally said I would). I was completely blessed to find a job before I graduated college and ended up having my first day the Monday after my graduation. I am an Associate Account Manager at a Public Relations and Marketing firm in Brickell called 24-Group. We manage a variety of different clients ranging from wine and spirits to hospitality and real estate.
I hope you all feel updated on what’s been going on with me recently!
Onto this sweet dress. When I found a lemon print dress under $100 I was pumped, then I saw it was under $50 and I was floored. This dress is so cute, I mean, look at the back! I am obsessed with the print and want to wear it every day of the summer. It keeps selling out, but no need to fear, I linked a ton of similar ones below! My bag is definitely an interesting one, I borrowed it from a friend because it complemented this dress so perfectly. The bag is definitely the “it” bag of summer and every blogger either has it or wants it. The best way to use it is to put things in a small clear makeup bag (like this one) so they don’t fall out through the slats.
Love you all!