Wildfox Raglan Tee

Swirl Boutique Encinitas

Vegan Leather Shorts

One of the hardest things for me when it comes to blogging is actually coming up with something to write about. So I’ve decided to participate in Story of my Life’s “Blogtember“. I wanted to participate last time but I knew I would be setting myself up for failure if I promised to blog EVERY day. This time around it is only M-F which I already do, so I thought I would just incorporate my answers into my usual posts. I hope you don’t mind!

“Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are”.

I was born in San Clemente at “General Hospital”. It is now called something else but when I was little, I thought it was SO cool that I was born at the hospital that my mom watched on TV. Not really…but for any of you who are old enough to remember “Luke & Laura”…you know what I’m talking about! We moved (my mom & I) when I was almost five years old and she met and married my stepdad when I was six. My parents have been happily married for 32 years now. But the life changing moment for me came when my parents bought a new home and I had to change schools districts in the 6th grade. I was NOT happy about it. I eventually adjusted and made new friends. But then when I was a freshman in high school, I got bullied by one girl in particular. Being terrified of a girl who was like a professional kickboxer at 16 years old (seriously….wth) and being scared to go to school every day was horrible. I convinced my parents to enroll me in a private school for a year before finally being granted an inter-district transfer to go back to my previous school district. By this time of course all of my elementary school besties (and I) had changed and I ended up meeting my group of girlfriends that I am still best friends with to this day. My parents still say that if they had known then how much changing schools at that time in my life would have affected me, they would have fought to keep me in the same school. I definitely developed a MUCH thicker skin and even became known as a bit of a tough girl myself after going through that. It’s weird how something that happens when you are so young can really mold you into the person you are as adult. Obviously, there are SO many people, places & things that have made me who I am today but this was the first thing that came to mind.

Outfit Details:
Wildfox Raglan Tee c/o Swirl Boutique ($79, If you’re not local, you can call 760-753-0870 to order)
Vegan Leather Track Shorts c/o Swirl Boutique ($41, If you’re not local, you can call 760-753-0870 to order)
Topshop Heels

14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Hi Tea Style
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    Great outfit! Love your style!


  2. Sunday
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    Oooh that top is so cute! Happy Blogtember too 🙂 x Sunday

  3. Vaida
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    lovely blog of yours. pretty you, and your photos! 🙂

    and the things that made you who you are – probably all of passed through all this. sadly, not all of us got thicker skin from that.
    there were lots of bulling in my life, and it only made me unconfident about myself. luckily – it has changed 🙂
    but well done you! 🙂 thanks for sharing all this 🙂

  4. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    LOVE this idea – can’t wait to read (& learn) more about you…although I already knew you were pretty tough 😉


  5. Emma Finlayson
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    Love that shirt- so fun!
    It was also fun to read a bit more about you! I also had a tough time in the 6th Grade, when I changed schools. Girls that age are completely awful!
    xo Emma

  6. sarah grace
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    such a great start to blogtember! it’s so interesting to see how our life experiences shape us as we grow up. love this post and so glad i found your blog though the link up!

    xo, sarah grace

  7. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    You are rocking this look Jenn….& it’ll always be great to get tidbits on who you really are! 🙂


  8. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Such a fabulous idea! I wish I had known about it sooner! I love getting to know more about my fave bloggers 🙂
    Love this look, the raglan tee with those perfect faux leather shorts and heels? Such perfection!
    xo ~ Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  9. Alissa
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Um. Heck YES to that top! I love it!

  10. Shanna
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Luke & Laura!!!! Ahhhhhhh! I remember!! This was fun reading more about you. I love this idea of Jenni’s. And it is crazy how much our childhood really affects us the rest of our lives…at least it made you tough!! 😉 Looking forward to reading more this month!! xoxo

  11. Tara
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    You look adorable! Love hearing a little bit more about you 🙂

  12. Aleshea
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    I would have thought it was cool to be born at GH too. I love that show. I couldn’t imagine changing schools that much.

  13. kristen @ verbs and vignettes
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    i love this idea for blogtember! i’ve never participated in a challenge like this, and i definitely don’t already blog 5x a week. but the prompts sound so good.

    sorry to hear you were bullied. i’m glad it turned out alright in the end! i remember being so upset having to go to school, but thankfully, it never turned into too serious of a situation for me. it’s good to be able to see those experiences as making you stronger.

  14. Sofia
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Cute t shirt.