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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Tuesday morning,

My roommate and I decided to go on an adventure. A place we both have never been before. Yes, you guessed it by the name of this post, we went to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. And let me tell you, it was breathtaking.

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It was our first time stepping into a temple and attending a service. Every inch of that place was covered of an artwork that was out of this world. The presence inside was just peaceful and you could just feel how their faith filled the room.

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Although we were not allowed to take pictures inside, it gave us a moment to take everything in and just really admire the beauty behind everything, from the wall carvings to the architectural work inside and outside of the building.

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Being there really opened up my mind and reminded me to always be open. There is beauty and good in every part of the world. Our lives can become an endless cycle of eat, sleep, repeat kind of thing. Sometimes you just need to stop and do something spontaneous. Don’t be afraid to try something new or different.

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Life is short ( yes another cliché quote) but I mean it is. There is so much that we have yet to discover. Its time to start checking off boxes from your bucket list. Go do you boo. And do it full of awesomeness.

The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.
– Swami Vivekananda

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A hidden gem

I’ve lately been in love with this amazing weather! Although today started off a bit rainy, the sun did not fail to bring us some shine and a nice breeze. This season is perfect to bring out all your flowy dresses and fun hats!

But first, let me tell you about a new discovery that I made. As you know, I recently moved to a new city so I’ve been exploring non-stop for some great local stores. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon a hidden gem named Ecologie Vintage. I am a huge sucker for local artist so I decided to check them out. You won’t believe what I found….

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The first thing I said was, “don’t judge it on the hanger. You know better Jocelyne.” So I gave it try and look where we are now.

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This dress was perfect for my day off. And the best part… it was only $3! (shhh! don’t tell anyone)

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So if you are ever in the area, go check them out! They are super nice and you never know what you might find 😉

Happy first day of May everyone!

It’s official!

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It’s official guys, I’m 21! (WHOO HOO) To be honest, its been quite a journey. Turning 21 definitely feels great, but it is an age, at least for me, where I have learned a lot about myself.

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I recently moved to a town that I never been to before. Where nobody knows me, where I’m no one’s regular coffee customer, and where I’m really just a no one. As scary as it sounds, I actually really like it. It has given me a chance to start over. I’ve met amazing people, learned new things and picked a new hobby (ehem…netflix).

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This year did start off a bit rough (new school, stolen phone, car accident…just to name a few). However, that has not stopped me. Being a young adult comes with a lot of questions. Am I in the right path? Is the struggle even worth it? What happens next? I am here to remind you and myself that whatever life throws at you, IT WILL BE OK!

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Now to end this post I want to give a shout out to all my peeps celebrating their birthday in this lovely month of February. Till next time guys!

P.S. Never forget…you do you boo 😉

 

Spring Time Fun Time

Hey guys!

This week I wanted to start off in style! Bringing back my all time favorite floppy hat to help pull together this super cute and comfy outfit. Jumpsuits are awesome simply because you can totally dress them up or ditch the blazer and get casual. This is the perfect outfit for a daytime or dress it up for a night time look.

Check below for more details on this outfit and let me know your thoughts on this look!

Photocredit: Diana Gonzales

Much love

-Jocelyne

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Details: Jumpsuit (Forever 21), Blazer (Nordstrom), Shoes (Link not found, bought in store at Target, similar), Hat (similar), Sunglasses (Nordstrom), Belt (similar)

I’m Back!

HEELLLOOOOO!!!!

The moment I saw that I hadn’t posted in 4 months I knew I had to speed this process up. I had given myself a break to think about the blog’s potential and what I really wanted to do with it. It’s still the same ole’ me but a bit more new and revised 😉 I want this to be a place where I can escape and write about what I love the most. After a lot of planning, I can finally say that “This Is Jocelyne” is now live!

I plan on giving reviews, small talks, tutorials, and sharing my artistic work. Believe me, I’m no professional! If there is anything you guys would want to see or discuss, I would be more than happy to post about it.

I hope you guys like this new look and plan on staying here a while. This journey has just begun.

– Your one and only

Jocelyne