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Monday Morning Inspiration

 Ok to close some doors.

Over the years I’ve occasionally felt a pang of absence, thinking back to failed and broken up friendships and wondering where we went wrong, much like one does after a bad break up. As I get older friendships seem to be less of a messy break up and more of a cohesive falling out, yet when you realize it you still feel sad, upset, and lost.

It’s wonderful when you start to realize that it’s okay that these relationships slip through the cracks. There’s no need to keep people in your life who no longer offer insight, joy, or compassion like what you need. I hope you go forth this Monday and recognize that the people in your life today are there for a reason, and those that are gone are okay.

XO Sahra

Beachy Getaway Wishlist

It’s the middle of July. I have yet to go to the beach. Who am I even more? This year’s sandy vacations are starting late, the first one I’ll be headed off to is in two weeks time (I can make it, I can do it). I’m getting by by working my butt off to save some extra money for outlet shopping splurges and innumerable beachside margaritas. Oh, and pondering new items to bring with me! Here’s a peek into my beachy wishlist for this year:
Beachy Getaway Must Haves via Que Sera Sahra
Nothing says “beach vibes” quite like a gauzey caftan from Calypso St Barth; perfect for all day wear, no matter where my beach wanderings bring me.
if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have noticed it has been like THE HARDEST thing in my life to find a swimsuit.Asos fuller bust bikini is a perfect mix of cleavage-covering and cut out bearing.
Mirrored Sunnies a la Ray ban via Urban Outfitters make reading/sleeping less of a spectation.
This Yes Way Rose tote is perfect to carry all my belongings from the house to the sand to the bar.
To pair with the bag, a bottle of 2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose, yes WAY.
Book: Darling You Can’t Do Both And Other Noise To Ignore for some light yet positive reading.
Pendleton Towel via South Moon Under to stay dry and cozy while getting my tan on.
Fuji Instax to capture memories instantly. It was on my goals for 2014 to capture more on film, and what better way!

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? What are your beach must-haves?

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Upcoming DC Event: Boulevard of Chic

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Food trucks, fashion trucks, the world is on the move. Cashing in on this mobile phenomenon, Boulevard of Chic is the DMV’s first fashion truck event; and I’m one of the VIP Bloggers for the event!
Slated to take place on Saturday, April 26th from 12-6pm. That’s a full day of shopping, sips and snacks, and sunny fun. Local and non-local fashion and accessory trucks will be selling their goods, from handmade to new to vintage. It’s free to attend, so what are you waiting for!? Mark your calendars NOW! And if you come, be sure to say hello!!
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Buffalo Exchange Celebrates 40 years!

buff 5As an UnderEmployed Fashionista one might say I’m a savvy thrifting shopper. One of my favorite spots is Buffalo Exchange, particularly the one in Georgetown. So when the manager told me about their 40th anniversary party and sale I knew I HAD to be there! I mean, I try to get there on a weekly basis (I’m waiting for someone with size 6.5 feet to just purge their shoe closet), but this was going to be bigger and better.

Saturday morning came and an excited me and not-as-enthralled Z drove into Georgetown ready to see an airstream and some killer vintage pieces. While the bustling city proved to be too busy for a silver bus, the event carried on inside with face painting, amazing deals, free swag, and some seriously buzzing shoppers and associates. Due to it being their anniversary, they brought in some classic Arizona and vintage pieces from boots and satchels to shimmery sequined dresses and accessories. I found some amazing pieces (as always), but unfortunately no shoes (as always), but even the man got some great things.
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I took home some limited edition reusable bags, tee shirts, stickers, pens, pins, and temporary tattoos, as well as a copy of their most recent lookbook (LOVE the boho southern inspirations for summer). Donations at the event went towards Yellowstone National Park, and with my BF’s love of all things buffalo, it’s safe to say he’s pleased with the logo’d swag. All this to celebrate 40 amazing years of fabulous thrifting? HELL YES! While most of the southern tour dates are finished, the tour itself isn’t quite done. Be sure to check here to see if the silver airstream party is coming to you soon! And follow the adventures on the interwebs with #Bufex74 !

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#BLQSSGiveaway

If you follow me on InstaGram then you’ve seen this, but if not, what are you waiting for!?

I’m hosting a giveaway with ByLuciana, maker of the “Get Off the Internet” Tank I wore in this outfit post. The main way to enter is by reposting the image above on instagram and following the instructions.

But alas, I know not everyone has InstaGram, and some people just really want to win, so here’s a list of more ways to enter! Please leave a separate comment for each completed!

Winner will be chosen on March 25th, 2014!

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The Blogger’s Checklist

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There’s been an idea in my mind for awhile, to create a template to keep me in line with all of my postings and sharings AFTER I hit the “publish” button on a post. In a bit of free time recently I created this fun sheet to help me, and figured I’d share it with you all!
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As you must know, being a blogger these days is more than just your own blog; it’s the full online and media presence. You need to have a Facebook page to follow, a Twitter for interacting, an InstaGram to follow and interact on….Pinterest, Vine, LookBook, Chictopia, ifB, etc….there’s SO MUCH. I know I constantly get overwhelmed and having this list has surely helped.

While sharing to your media and tagging brands is a given, why not go a step further? If the brand has sponsored you with merchandise of course link back to their website, but even if it wasn’t a sponsored post, it’s always nice to send a little email to the brand with a link to your blog post stating how much you loved wearing them and supporting them! This shows the brand that you’re there, your professional, and interested.
Another thing I LOVE to do to increase my blog/posts reach is to invest some time into comment love; this means commenting on other blogs, making sure its genuine and nice, and always signing with a hyper-link to my page. When I get bored, some days I’ll even just go to a “famous” blog and click on all the hyper-links to peruse new blogs I may have never seen before!

What do you think of this list? What do you do to increase the reach of your blog posts?

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Brainy Bath Bomb + GIVEAWAY

20131204-144523.jpg20131203-162224.jpgY’all know I’m not your average girl over here…I’m a little bit classic, and a lot of bit edge, with some seriously punk roots. I love a lot of “darker” things; skulls, zombies, kitschy brain and sugar skull things; among leather and studs alongside lace and jewels. I’m also a big fan of my relaxing self dates, usually involving bubbles and bath bombs. When I first heard about Zombomb, I knew I needed them in my life. Based out of Canada, this small business creates bath bombs for the zombie lover, from brain bombs to heart shaped “bombs”, as well as “rotting flesh” soap (which actually smells sweet and candy-like) and “braiiins” soap. I tried out my first bomb, a “blood bath” brain bomb, smelling ever so sweet and herbal, this past weekend. I poured my wine, ran my bath, and then basked in the relaxation.
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20131203-162345.jpg This bath bomb was one of my favorites EVER. And trust me, I’ve tried plenty. I’ve had the perfected mass-produced Lush, as well as the powdery/oily versions of other local small businesses, and even tried some home made DIY bath bombs. But literally nothing has ever been so subtle and perfect as these. They are a perfect blend of oils and powder and scents, leaving the skin smooth without residue. Again, I’ve tried plenty and can’t say enough good things about Zombomb‘s products.

Now that my gushing is over, it’s time to get to the fun part! Zombomb and I have teamed up to give ONE lucky reader one awesome giveaway pack! The set includes a “blood” bomb, a cotton candy “brain bomb” as well as this cool Zombie cameo necklace! A Winner will be chosen ONE WEEK on December 11! zombomb giveawaybath bombs

Here’s How to Enter to Win!

1. Follow QueSeraSahra and Zombomb on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment with your FB Name, Twitter, and Email address!

It’s as simple as that to enter….but you can also enter for more chances to win with….

Bonus Entries: (Leave an extra comment for each!)

1. Follow QueSeraSahra on BlogLovin’

2. Follow QueSeraSahra on Twitter

3.  Follow QueSeraSahra on InstaGram

That’s it! Good luck and be sure to check out Zombomb.ca for all the cool items they offer!