Asked by Anonymous

I honestly envy you so much you are perfection & your apartment is beautiful wow xx

Thank you so much, that’s so sweet! :)

Asked by Anonymous

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?

No I’m not, but I have great admiration for anyone who is!

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What kind of filter do you use for your instagram photos?

Valencia! :)

Asked by Anonymous

Did you ever get closure from your ex and did that ever help you get over them?

I’m not sure what this is in reference to, since I haven’t really shared my private life on here, but obviously: closure is great, if you can get it.

However, if you don’t get it… try not to dwell on it. It doesn’t really make a difference in the end. If two people aren’t meant for each other, things fall apart. It isn’t anyone’s fault in particular, most of the time. Doing mental gymnastics trying to figure out where you went wrong will only make you lose sleep.

As Rafiki would say,

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Learn what you can from that chapter of your life, and move on. :)

Asked by Anonymous

You are simply perfection xx

How I wish that were true! But thank you very much, you’re incredibly sweet for saying so. :)

Asked by Anonymous

Hello! I just wanted to say that I appreciate you and your blog! I think we are literally the same person - loving Disney, food, romantic things, and being the same age! So crazy! :)

Thank you very much for this sweet message! That’s really cool that we have a lot in common - come off anon so we can chat! (Or stay anonymous if you’re more comfortable that way, that’s fine too.) 

Where are you from? :)

Asked by Anonymous

A marketing and ad agency? Wow! I graduated with a Bachelors in Mass Communication - Public Relations and Advertising. (I was the one who asked for advice on finding a career.) I'm happy to say I'm going to my first interview this morning! Unfortunately with laryngitis :( I'll try my best. The company seems down to earth. You're lovely, and definitely an inspiration.

Ooh, I hope your interview went really well and that you get the job! Thank you very much for saying those kind things, they mean a lot! x

Asked by Anonymous

How much was the necklace and purse for? They are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you! I bought them quite a few months ago so I can’t quite remember… but I think the purse was $40, and the necklace around $30. or $40. :)

Asked by Anonymous

If you don't mind me asking, what is your occupation? I know there are makeup bloggers who are given products for reviews. Are you something of that sort? and what kind of advice could you give a scared, recent college graduate who feels like they haven't got a chance out there? :( I really hope to jump start my future career.

I’m a full-time copywriter and content creator at a digital marketing & ad agency. I also do some freelance design work on the side. Blogging is my hobby, not my job. Though it would be really cool if one day it could be! :)

My advice would be this: it’s definitely scary. I was scared too. And it can be tough out there! But you can do it. Don’t give up on yourself. And for what it’s worth: everyone else is scared and improvising too - even the ones who seem to have it together.

Work hard in the direction of where you want to be someday. Step by step you’ll get there! x

Asked by Anonymous

hey sara, do you have any advice for someone who's afraid of failure and taking risks? I've been unhappy for a while now and I realized it was because I wasn't living the life that I wanted to. I always just settle for less because i'm scared of change and I don't know what to do about it :(

Welcome to the human race, love!

Everyone’s afraid of taking risks and failing. We’re programmed to avoid risky situations and stay safe - it’s how we survive! The trouble is, our desire for safety and security is often what prevents us from pushing our limits and achieving greatness by pursing our passions. 

So strive to push your own limits and break free from your comfort zone. Comfort is nice, but happiness is better. :)

As the wise poet Drake once said, “You only live once”. x

Asked by Anonymous

Sara, you have a BIG heart. I appreciate and admire you for that! Love you! x

That is so nice, thank you for this wonderful message!

Asked by Anonymous

I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half, and I'm wondering, when do you think it's smartest/best for a girl to lose her virginity? I don't want to be too hasty, and you seem like you have it all together, so I thought I'd ask you.

The best time is when you feel ready to have sex - whenever that is, if ever. It’s different for everyone. Trust your instincts. If you feel like you’re not quite ready yet, wait. Don’t let anyone pressure you into it: it’s your decision. A boyfriend worth having is one who respects your wishes.

If you want to have sex but you’re worried about what other people will think, don’t worry about them. Your body and what you do with it has nothing to do with them. Good luck and if you do decide to have sex, be safe about it! :) xx

Asked by Anonymous

You're so prettyy!! <3

And you’re so lovely! Thank you, kind stranger! x

Asked by Anonymous

What are your thoughts on the Naked pallets from Urban Decay? Have you ever used/purchased one?

I bought the first Naked palette back when I was in my “I need every new makeup palette that exists” phase.

Honestly, it’s nice, but I already had the neutral shadows I needed from other brands/palettes so it was a bit redundant for me. I don’t use it as often as I should - but thanks for reminding me! :)

(And it is a very nice palette if you’re looking for a selection of matte and shimery neutrals.) xx

Asked by Anonymous

Why haven't you been updating saradujour very often lately?

Sorry I’ve been a bad blogger lately - I updated my Facebook page with my big news so check that out if you want to know what’s been going on in my life lately. :) 

The skinny: I was apartment hunting intensively this month, and am moving into my own place Feb. 1st! 

Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon and with brand new exciting posts. Thanks for being a reader! xx