Good-bye September, Hello October + Sponsor Love

We are so ready for you! So far, October is looking better than September. It's going to be a busy, busy month over here on the blog! I've got some new projects, photo shoots, and a trip to San Diego already planned so far. Hopefully things will become more fall-like here and I will get to dive into some of my favorite parts of this season! 
So to wrap September up, I just wanted to share some of my favorite happenings around here this past month! Let's see what September brought for this 'ol blog...

- The new series East vs. West was launched!
- I shared some tips for acne prone skin + my journey with it.
- I talked about my happy place + shared some outfit photos that were not a failure.
- I went to LA with Dai and we wandered around the city. And it was awesome.

I also want you to meet Lix of A Classic Notion! She hung out on my sidebar all September long and I loved having her here. Lix lives in Spain (oh how I envy her!), and has a lovely Etsy shop where she sells her beautiful photography prints, iPhone cases made from her photographs, and even offers product modeling!

As a way to get to know Lix, I asked her to share with us some words or a motto that she holds close to her as a reminder for her life. Here is her response, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I have!
"I don't have any one motto that I always follow — or rather, I have many small ones that are less about the phrasing and more about the sentiment behind them, like "it's okay to ask for help" and "you can cut toxic people out of your life" and "the best time to do anything is now." I also like to tweet sweet nothings at myself sometimes, like "you're doing great" and "you are awesome." But I guess the one thing that I keep closest to my heart is this: There is more than one path to go where you want to be. I've struggled a lot with wanting to get my life back on track, and for a long time I wanted to grab it and squeeze it into what I always thought my life would look like. I dropped out of college twice in two years, and the second time — and when I thought about going back after that — I wanted to take several years at once. I felt like I'd lost time and I wanted to make up for it.

The truth is, I didn't lose time. I needed that time to figure myself out. The years I've spent at home, not doing much of anything — they've molded me into a better, more confident person. And so now I'm almost twenty-four years old and I don't have a college degree and I live with my parents — but I'm doing something I love and trying to make a living out of it. And it may take longer than I'd like to make enough money to support myself, or to move out, but there's no need to rush it. I'll still get there."

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Lix! Be sure to check out her insightful blog and her gorgeous Etsy shop!

Happy October, friends :)