Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, And Never Give Up

I am certain that everyone has experienced sadness, disappointment, lack of motivation, and so on. It’s only natural, we are human. I am a big fan of quotes. Whenever I feel stuck or down in the dumps I always head to Pinterest (CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST) and find some inspiring words and phrases to help me keep going. This brings me to the theme of today’s post. It was inspired by one of my recently discovered quotes “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”


After reading this phrase, I decided to pull myself together, head to my closet and pick out an outfit that makes me look good and feel good. Of course, I had to choose my faux fur vest. My Design Lab faux fur vest just radiates confidence. I love the color blocked detail, featuring shades of red, cream, black, and tan. Such a versatile piece you can layer it over a dress, pair it with leather pants, or a simple pair of jeans, like I did today. These are not just any pair of jeans, they are my new favorite high-riser jeans from Madewell. The soft black color is a different twist than your usual blue denim, plus it really makes the warm colors in my vest pop.




For the rest of my outfit, I am wearing a simple, black sweater from Target to provide extra warmth under my vest, perfect for those long walks to class. Dangling from my neck is my La Cle key necklace. After all, if you remember from my first post (READ IT HERE) featuring the necklace, the bronze color resembles strength, and certainly everyone needs extra strength throughout the day.




Lastly, the perfect way to strut your stuff on campus and show others that nothing will get in your way is slipping on your best shoes. I am wearing my new Steve Madden suede wedges. I love how these wedges are day-time and class-time appropriate but adds extra glam to any look.



Although fashion is not the end all cure to the blues, it certainly can make days when you are feeling down just suck a little less. No matter how you feel remember “this too shall past” (another one of my favorite quotes).


Vest: Design Lab  | Sweater: Target (SIMILAR)  (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Jeans: Madewell

| Shoes: Steve Madden  | Necklace: La Cle (SIMILAR)


  1. February 2, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    WOW you look amazing!! Love the vest :3

  2. February 2, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Seriously adore that vest! It is gorgeous!

  3. February 3, 2016 / 5:32 am

    What a great vest and love your tip for staying motivated!

  4. February 3, 2016 / 10:34 am

    You look AMAZING! I am loving that vest on you and the cute fringe on your sweater! Bravo. 😉

    xo Carlina

  5. February 4, 2016 / 10:53 am

    This vest looks amazing on you and paired with wedge boots makes the whole look chic and very interesting!

  6. February 4, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    El chaleco queda genial. Besos guapa

  7. Trang Do
    February 5, 2016 / 1:28 am

    You look stunning! Love your vest!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. February 5, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    What a great quote! Definitely words to live by! Your vest is fab and I’m loving this chic look!

    Doused In Pink

  9. February 8, 2016 / 6:19 am

    I LOVE the quote in your blog post! so true, sometimes you just have to stop thinking negative thoughts and keep moving on and getting up. Love the fur coat as well, looks so warm! 🙂

    Metallic Paws

  10. Lorna
    February 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Yeah we definitely all go through bad times and good times, but dealing with them and coming out the other side is what makes us stronger. Absolutely love your faux fur vest here!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  11. February 9, 2016 / 11:23 am

    That vest is very stylish, and you look fabulous! Would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN and Instagram please let me know so I can follow you back. Thank you.

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