I am a total city girl and absolutely love life in the city.  The convenience of everything being so close, being able to walk anywhere you want to go, the endless amount of shopping and restaurants, and the life and energy of the city.  It’s the best!  It’s crazy how I’ve lived in Seattle my whole life and still finds parts of the city I have never been to before, always makes for a fun day exploring.  This weekend, my boyfriend and I had a full downtown Seattle day and it was SO much fun (Saturday Funday!).  Trying new restaurants, exploring parts of the city we had never seen, and doing some shopping, definitely a 10/10 day.


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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

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Happy Friday! So ready for this long, holiday weekend! Today I have decided to share with all of you a closer look into my life and the true life of the writer behind JustKels by sharing some facts you probably don’t know about me, other than the fact that I love to travel and love fashion.  I always love reading these kinds of blog posts because it helps me get a better understanding of the bloggers I follow and really helps me get to know them through their websites and social media.  I love how honest and personal they can be and how well these kinds of posts can connect you with others.

  • I am an off-and-on tennis player.  I have played tennis for about 10 years and was ranked #3 on my high school’s 4A varsity tennis team, also nicknamed “The Kelsonic Boom” by my tennis coach from the strength and power of my ground strokes.

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  • I am an extroverted introvert.  While I love to go out and have fun with friends and family, meet new people, try new things, explore new places, and take lots of pictures, I also absolutely need to have my me-time and just stay in.  Sometimes I can be pretty introverted and not want to go out at all or socialize, so I definitely consider myself somewhere in between introvert and extrovert.

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  • I am currently a junior in college.  I go to Washington State University at a branch campus near my home where I study Communications/Marketing and Business.  For my first 2 years of college I attended the main campus in Pullman but transferred back home.  Pullman and eastern Washington just wasn’t for me and I am loving continuing my WSU education closer to home.  It’s a great school, Go Cougs!

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  • I have been together with my boyfriend, Josh, for a little over a year and a half now and I am so happy.  He is my soul mate and we have the best time together, we do everything together.  We met each other at Macy’s, where we both work, and had an instant connection and are each other’s best friend.
  • It has been a life-long dream of mine to live in Southern California or New York City.  I have lived in Seattle my whole life, and while it is an amazing place to live with so much to see and do, I’ve lived here for so long that I am so ready for something new.  Whenever I go on trips to LA, San Diego, or NYC, I am always so happy and have the best time.  I cannot wait to someday make my dream a reality.

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Thanks for reading! I had a lot of fun writing this post, of course I’ll be doing something like this again in the future.  There is still so much more about me that you may not know that I would love to write about and share with all of you.  Let me know below some of your thoughts on what surprised you the most from this list and what some fun facts about you are, I’d love to read your comments!




Weekend Update: February 11

Hey everyone, what a crazy weekend it has been!  Between homework, studying for midterms, work, and other weekend activities, you could say I’m a little overwhelmed!

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First of all, I’d just like to take a moment and obsess over how sunny it has been these past few days here in Seattle.  I thought I’d never seen the sun again after all of the rain we have had every single day for the past month.  It’s honestly blinding at this point.  The sunny weather has definitely boosted my motivation and has made me a bit happier knowing that spring is right around the corner (minus the fact that because the sun came out the temperature dropped about 15 degrees, ugh!).  But no more dark and dreary winter days, so over it!  I feel more motivated to get stuff done, do some spring cleaning, and just feel better about myself.  It’s amazing that sunny weather can do all of that to someone!

Starting my weekend off on a high note, I got a new car and I am LOVING it!  As my old car has started to go down hill, it was time to say goodbye unfortunately.  But with a new car I honestly feel like I have been driving all weekend, just driving around and having fun in the new ride!  It’s a used (but new to me!) Volkswagen GTI and it is SO much fun having a little sports car.

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Weekend Eats: Believe it or not, I have never been to Panera Bread before and finally had the chance to this weekend and it was delicious!  The grilled cheese sandwich and strawberry banana smoothie was just what I needed for a quick fill-me-up kind of meal.

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Other than the fact that I have been driving around all weekend and working, I am finally enjoying a lazy but productive Sunday focusing on upcoming midterm exams and research papers.  The motivation struggle has definitely been real this semester, but with sunny weather and spring right around the corner, it is just the motivation I need to help get me through the semester!  Plus, topping off my study session today, my boyfriend and I are treating ourselves to some fro-yo tonight and I am super excited about it.


Here’s to starting off the new week right and powering through the stress!








Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Ok, how is it already almost Valentine’s Day?? I swear it was just Christmas and New Year’s like five minutes ago.  How does time fly so fast!?

As I saw so many places advertising for Valentine’s Day, it just didn’t even occur to me how soon it is coming up! It is right around the corner!

With that being said, I have put together a small gift guide for all the ladies out there.  I mean, you can’t go wrong with a bunch of pink gifts, am I right?  All of your Valentine’s Day gift inspo can be found here! For the fashion and beauty addict, for the coffee lover, and for the girl all about relaxation, all of your gifts can be found here!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2018

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  1. NARS Lip Gloss // $26 Sephora
  2. Cashmere Eye Mask // $32.50 Neiman Marcus Last Call
  3. Prosecco Rose Tin Candle // $9 Voluspa
  4. “Hello Gorgeous” Mug // $5.99 Target
  5. Gucci Handbag // $980 Gucci
  6. Heart Pink Sapphire 10K Gold Stud Earrings // $137.49 JCPenney
  7. Strawberry Picnic Body Lotion // $3 Bath & Body Works
  8. BCBG Max Azria Perfume // $75 As We Change


BCBG Max Azria Perfume

This is my absolute favorite perfume ever!  It smells SO good and honestly just makes you feel more confident.  I always love to test out and experiment with new perfumes, and typically don’t like to spend too much money on designer perfumes.  Fortunately enough for me, I got this on a super sale for $12, but it is definitely worth what you pay for it.  SO good!


I hope this gift guide gets you all in the Valentine’s Day spirit and gives your some gift inspo!  How will you be spending Valentine’s Day this year?  Whether you have something fun planned with your guy, or going out with the girls, I’d love to hear in the comments below!





5 Ways to Relax & Unwind

For those of you who may not know, I can easily panic and get nervous with things going on in life, especially as a college student.  With deadlines for big assignments, exams, projects, working, and just adulting in general, I easily stress myself out.  And that’s why taking time for relaxation is so important to me!  Today I am going to share with you five of my personal favorite ways to relax and unwind with everything that may be going on in life.  Time to de-stress!

1) Take a Bath

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Taking a bath is easily my favorite way to relax and unwind.  Surrounding yourself with fresh scented candles, bubbles (or even rose petals), soft music, and some peace and quiet, you really can’t go wrong.  It’s so relaxing to just sit in some warm water and forget about everything else that is going on.

2) Listen to Music

I lovvvvvvve music, my Spotify playlists are super intense and full of all my jams.  From rock, to throwback hits, to today’s hits, I have just about everything.  Listening to music is a great way to tune out the world and forget about everything.  It also helps me study, a good way to combine stressful school work with something that is stress-free.  Check out some of my past music playlist blog posts for what is featured in my Spotify library!

3) Blog!

I love to blog! Not only does it help me relax, but it’s super fun and something I’m really into, obv!  I find fun and relaxation in writing content for all of you guys and keeping up with my own little business.  And of course, reading blogs from my favorite bloggers is always a great way to relax too!

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4) Sleep or Nap

Sleeping is literally my jam.  Fun fact about me, I can’t drink any caffeine, so sleep is literally my best friend.  I’m super OCD about getting my 6-9 hours of sleep per night, and of course, nap a ton if I fall under those sleeping hours.  But a mid-day power nap sometimes is just what I need to kind of clear my head and get a fresh recharge.

5) Catch some rays! (When the sun is out, of course)

As a Seattleite this one is a bit difficult to do, but during the late Spring and Summer time, this is one of my go-to hobbies.  Whether it’s in my yard, at a nearby park, or at the beach, laying out in the sun and listening to some music calms me down so much, and even makes me a little tan, and super freckly (and even sunburned, unfortunately).

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Comment below and let me know what some of your relaxation techniques are! I’d love to hear from you!