VIVA LA CULTURE

VIVA LA CULTURE

Processed with Rookie CamI don’t always travel, but when I do, I travel to Mexico. Please play along and pretend you heard a mariachi band playing off in the background when I made that statement.

For almost 15 years now, I’ve been living in the United States. I’m incredibly thankful for living in a country full of so much diversity and freedom, but I’ll admit that every now and then I begin to miss my family back in Mexico. Sometimes I’ll miss those long conversations with my friends. Other times I’ll miss the small jokes my grandparents make about each other. However, thanks to my amazing parents, I’ve had the opportunity to travel back every year to reconnect with everyone. Not only that, but thanks to them, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in touch with my cultural heritage. During my 15 years of living in the United States, I’ve opened my eyes to see and understand the differences and similarities that exist within different cultures. In my own experience, rather than assimilating to a new culture, I’ve been granted the opportunity to stay connected to my roots, while learning more about the culture I’m currently living in. I remember how my parents would have my brothers and I speak Spanish at home just so we wouldn’t forget any words. Other times, they would explain to us the difference between the celebration of the 5th of May and September 16th. The littlest conversations would suddenly spark up a history lesson about Mexico. All in all, I’m glad my parents gave us to opportunity to embrace both the American, and Mexican culture. For now though, I just want to motivate you all to enrich your minds with information about your own culture, and to open your eyes to see and understand different cultures.

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B THE GIRL BOSS PT. 1

B THE GIRL BOSS PT. 1

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What does it take to be considered a girl boss? Power? Confidence? Intelligence? When I think of girl boss, I imagine someone who’s not afraid to take risk. I imagine someone who is glowing with confidence and pride. Have you ever heard of a store called Nasty Gal? A few months ago I ran across various Instagram posts about a book called “#GIRLBOSS.” Until today, I found out that this book was written by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal! OMG, it’s no wonder why Nasty Gal was sharing posts about the book! Anyways, after reading about this, I realized that rather than being thought of as the next Steve Jobs, women like Sophia are now creating their own titles. Let’s give it up for girl power. So, what does it take to be a girl boss? To be a girl boss (or boss in general) you have to be…

Sadly, I’m still not fully sure how to answer this question. Since I still haven’t gotten the chance to get my hands on this book, I’ll have to continue and answer, “What it takes to be considered a boss?” some other time. For now though, I encourage you all to take on the challenge and join the movement of becoming a “boss” at anything you do.

As I continue with my investigation, I would like to clarify that this post is not intended to exclude men. I am not here to create a division, instead I’m here to create an incentive for everyone to strive for success.

RACE THE RAINDROPS

RACE THE RAINDROPS

If I could travel back in time, I would instantly travel back to my last year of elementary school. I wouldn’t change anything that happened, instead I would simply relive every moment of that year. Back then, Mondays and Fridays didn’t determine my mood for the day, instead they were just days. Back then, bad hair days and low grades didn’t determine my self-esteem or intelligence, instead they were just little mishaps. Grownups would always tell me, “life isn’t easy or fair” but I never listened. Maybe I was wrong for not paying attention to their words of “wisdom” but I don’t regret ignoring them. To this day I still ignore those type of words. These type of words are just as bitter as any Monday morning. Of course reality hits me every now and then, but that doesn’t mean my outlook on life should be ruined. Thanks to the people that surround me, I don’t lose total confidence in myself when I get a low grade. I’ll admit that I instantly feel shattered when something goes wrong in my academic life. Fortunately, my friends and family are always there to listen and remind me that my life isn’t over. By the way, I’m very dramatic. Maybe now that I’m 19 I seem to think that life back then was easy and comfortable because of the little responsibilities I had. Then again, maybe when I’m 48 I’ll be wishing to travel back to the age I am now.

For this week’s post, I would like to remind and ask you all to try these two things:

Live in the moment. Life goes by a lot faster than we think, so remind yourself (and your friends) to enjoy the present. If it’s raining one day and you have nothing to do, then just look out the window and race the raindrops.

Give advise that will build someone’s outlook on life. We’re all human and we all have our highs and lows, so we should remember that bitter word will only dim our confidence.

STYLE ISSUES: 10 MINUTE OUTFITS

STYLE ISSUES: 10 MINUTE OUTFITS

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Books, Starbucks, and good looking backpacks, these are only a few items that get college student through the day. I may be superficial for saying this, but the appearance of a backpack is important. Listen, I love the feeling I get out of wearing an amazing outfit, but I also love the feeling I get when I get a good grade on an exam. Unfortunately, some days I don’t have enough time to pick out an outfit, so I end up grabbing random items from my closet. Just like bad hair days, bad outfit days exist too. So you may ask, how can I avoid this type of fashion faux pas? The answer is, find an appealing backpack! This way, all the attention will  be drawn to your backpack, and your outfit will most likely be overshadowed. Also, pick a backpack that matches your everyday style, so it won’t be too obvious that you’re trying to cover up your outfit. School is stressful, so don’t torture yourself if you can’t put together an awesome outfit in 10 minutes. Instead, look for a backpack that will save you from having another bad outfit day.
TRENDS: THROWBACK TO MODERN

TRENDS: THROWBACK TO MODERN

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Chokers and bandana scarfs… Who would have thought that these trends would actually turn out to be a hit? Truthfully I wasn’t very thrilled when chokers came back in style this year. I thought that they should have stayed in the past, along with 80’s legwarmers. However, I was fascinated once I saw the different forms chokers were incorporated in today’s modern fashion. Along the way, I also realized that small scarfs/bandanas were also being used as statement pieces. This statement trend isn’t just being used for raving, instead it’s also being included in daytime outfits. So, what can we get out of these two trends? Is it worth spending money on a trend that may end up fading in few months from now? All I can say for now is that I’m not sure how long these two trends will be around for, but let’s take advantage of them and integrate them into our own style. They may not be here tomorrow but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give them a try. Plus I doubt these two trends could turn out to be any worse than 80’s legwarmers LOL.
HIKING LIKE B

HIKING LIKE B

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Before going on my first hike, my friends advised me to wear comfortable walking shoes. Truthfully I’m not the type of person who explores nature on a regular basis, so tennis shoes were not the only things I would be needing on my first hike. So, if you’re anything like me and you’ve never hiked or explored nature, you’ve come to the right place for tips… And if you’re an adventure junkie, continue reading because you might end up helping a friend that may need this advise.

Note: These are tips for those who don’t normally explore nature.

Tip #1: Prepare to run into small animals. I had no idea I’d be seeing lizards everywhere.

Tip #2: Wear bug spray, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing depending on the weather.

Tip #3: Take a light backpack. This way you’ll have free access to climb up rocks without having to carry your phone or a water bottle in your hands or pockets. My friends laughed when they saw me pull out a hair comb LOL.

Tip #4: Don’t wear jewelry or clothes that you absolutely love.

Tip #5: Take a battery charger for your phone. With the amount of pictures you’ll be taking for Instagram or Snapchat, you’ll probably drain your battery life in an instant.

Tip #6: If things don’t come out as planned, change them up and go with the flow. Little mishaps could turn into laughable memories for the future.

THE LITTLE QUEEN B

THE LITTLE QUEEN B

Hello, my name is Brenda and I’d like to welcome you to my little bumble circle. Bumbleweek was named after my self-proclaimed nickname, Queen B. Before you get any ideas, I’d like to say that I am not as narcissistic as my nickname may portray me LOL. I’m actually very shy when it comes to meeting new people. Anyways, I’d like to share that this isn’t my first time blogging, but I still have much to learn. As you can tell, I’m not the greatest proof reader, but I promise I’ll do my best. Hopefully you’ve also realized that I’m not a very formal writer. With Bumbleweek, I want to make it a space that’s free of rules and standards. I want Bumbleweek to give off positive and welcoming vibes to everyone. Starting September 9th, I will be posting weekly about different trends, ideas, and projects that have to do with fashion, lifestyle, and everything else. Rather than posting paragraphs, I’ll keep my post short and simple for all you busy bees. Finally, the bumble circle will  be open to any beautiful mind, and all helpful feedback will be very much appreciated.

Welcome to Bumbleweek!

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STATEMENTS

STATEMENTS

Make a statement! Do you know what fascinates me about fashion? You can literally dress like a whole different person and no one will have a clue. Obviously we’re advised to be true to who we are, but I’m the type of person who likes playing with her style. In this case, accessorizing can also vibe up one’s outfit. Sometimes a nice and subtle necklace will be enough to complete a look, but making a statement with accessories can also work. First, look for a nice chunky necklace you’ve been storing away. Second, wear something casual, something that won’t overshadow your statement necklace. Trust me, you don’t want to overdress and over-accessorize at the same time. However, if you do end up falling victim to this fashion no-no, don’t worry because there’s always room for improvement (like my writing LOL). Most of all, remember to experiment and have fun with your accessories!

THE LITTLE CITY

THE LITTLE CITY

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“We live in cities you’ll never see on screen

not very pretty but, we sure know how to run things”

-Lorde from “Team”

Reno, NV may not be the biggest city in the state, but it’s surely known as the biggest little city in the word! I may complain every now and then about this place, but I’m grateful for living in a state of many adventures. I acknowledge that Reno looks nothing like New York City, yet this city has as much life and laughter as any other place. For those living near northern Nevada, you’ll definitely understand what I’m talking about. Anyways, I’m not here to advertise this lovely place, instead I’m here to make a point. Many of us might not live close to well-known cities, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. It’s up to us to look for adventures and appreciate the great world we were placed in. Go ahead, gather a few of your closest friends and seek an adventure today!