Challenge: #GGRENEW; Katie’s Birthday!

YAY! It is Katie’s birthday! Happy birthday kitty cat!

So here is the back story.  I was Katie’s intern at 93.3 FLZ two summers ago and ever since then, we have been amazing friends.  I pretty much owe this girl everything because I wouldn’t be who I am with out her.  She basically taught me to not take disrespect from anyone.  Thanks girl!!!

It’s her birthday and we planned to go out for sushi.  YUM!

During the day, I did not go to any classes because today was my rest and cheat day.  That probably wasn’t the greatest idea to do both on the same day.  Good job Mandy Nicole. That’s okay because when Monday comes, I will go hard again! I promise this is not an excuse.

Anyways, we go out for some yummy sushi and of course there was CAKE! I ate it.  It was SO good.  You know what, I am so happy that I ate it because I am not craving any sweets! It’s all about moderation.

Now that I justified my cheat and rest day, lets talk about the outfit.

I took the challenge of not buying a new outfit.  Why? Because I have some cute clothing items that I thought could be put together (also, I sort of bought a new bathing suit top for the weekend extravaganza).  This was before I started this blog! See …I’m changing.

Ok, about this outfit.  I have to say, I felt pretty confident in it and when you have that certain feeling, it usually means you are going to have a good night. And that it was …a good night! Katiesbirthday

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1. Sea Foam Green Necklaces- Forever 21 12.99

2. Lace Crop Top- Pac Sun Outlet 15.00

3. Maxi Skirt- Marshalls 12.00

4. Tan Heals- Payless (on sale) 13.00

GRAND TOTAL: 52.99 (not including the purse)

That is 52.99 (not including the purse) I did not have to spend for this weekend!

—->  Challenge Time! I want to see your best outfit that you can find in your closet for your night out this weekend.  I know you can! If I can stop the desire of buying a new outfit, YOU CAN TOO!

Post your photos on the comment box below or on Instagram with the hashtag #GGrenew!

Inspire me and you and your outfit might be feature on a post 😉

Happy findings! <—–

Welcome!

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Welcome to Glitter Goals!

I’m Mandy Nicole. Who am I?

Honestly, I am a young professional who likes to shop a lot!  AND I MEAN A LOT! I joined the work force about seven months ago and I am loving it! It has been a pretty exciting journey so far and I can’t wait for more adventures.

I am nearing my 25th birthday in July and it is a HUGE milestone. Why?

Well I’m turning a quarter of a century plus 25 just sounds so sophisticated.  It will be my second year in my career and I just have a really good feeling it will be a good year (knock on wood).

So this is why I started this blog! Turning 25 does not mean that I should not want more. Setting goals will help me achieve all the things I want in life.

Growing up, I moved many times to count.  This lead to me dreaming about owning a house at a very young age.  This is most likely because I need the knowledge of stability in life but non the less, it is what I want in life.  Since I live a progressive lifestyle, which means not marrying young, I can not rely on a second income to pursue this goal.  That is A-OKAY in my mind.

I am resigning my lease with my roommates this month. That means I have 12 months to achieve this new living space.

I live in a beautiful house with a couple and their dog Zoey.  They have great personalities but I have to admit, it can be a struggle with not having my own place.  I honestly believe this VERY TINY sacrifice will be very much worth it once I am able to purchase a house.  Maybe they can even live with me  🙂 Or maybe not.

So what brought upon this blog?

Well the name of this blog is Glitter Goals.  The reason for this is because I have a not so secret obsession for nice pretty things (i.e. make-up, jewelry, clothes, yummy foods, etc.)  Basically my interests are as the same as typical young female adults.  With my desires of owning a house very soon, there are some things I need to change, like my spending habits.  Okay, my spending habits are NOT THAT HORRIBLE (now that I started to control it) but by looking at my money map that is provided by my bank, there are some things that I can afford to change.  So this blog acts as both a place where I can keep myself accountable and where you as a reader can find money saving tips.

Let’s talk about the second part of the blog’s name, Goals.  I’m sure you will get bored with just reading about my goal in owning a house.  “Goals” represents all of the goals I want to achieve in life (loosing weight, love, traveling etc).  Once I own a house, I don’t want to stop conversing with you.

On that note, I have two goals (so far…) which are owning a house within a year and loosing weight (I’ll publish another post about this particular goal soon).

These are not going to be very easy tasks but it can be done! I am going to get personal about my struggles but also enjoy the achievements! This is why I would like for this blog to be interactive.  Friends, please leave a comment below about your number one goal that you want to see yourself achieving within the next year! Tell me about it by writing your stories in the comment box below.  Together we will get there and concur our wants in life!

Are you ready?

I am. 🙂

DAY ONE.

I want to leave you with this inspiring quote I found on Pinterest!

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