use your power to empower

Today I filed for May 2019 graduation (truly a surreal moment) and while I’ve been running around all week stressing over piles of schoolwork all due at once, now I currently sit forcing a pause and refrain from continuing with my busy day of putting my senior portfolio together, going

how to: curate a wall collage

New room who dis? I’ve been waiting for the day I’d have a finished rockin’ collage wall in my room and I’ve finally got it!! My obsession with the idea of having a fashion collage or ‘mood board’ in my room started years ago when I first saw one on

the arrival of autumn

Happy 3rd day of fall, ya’ll! Considering the last time I posted a blog on here was the end of August, it’s safe to say that time has flown by and I’ve been super busy since school started.. No worries though, I’m doing great in all my classes so far

happy 1st birthday As Always, Ara!!

Monday marked a very special day here at As Always, Ara. It’s been one year since I launched As Always, Ara as a fashion + lifestyle blog and became an influencer on Instagram!! One year. Whew, what a journey it’s been. When I sat down to write this daunting, milestone

this just in – interning at KFDX 3 News

This week marks the sixth week of my internship at KFDX 3 News and the end of my internship altogether… I’m sad my last two days are this week because it’s the end of one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had to work in news broadcasting. I would definitely

you wanna be on top?

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been binge-watching America’s Next Top Model on Hulu the past two weeks (I’m totally obsessed with their photoshoots) and this shoot pictured above by my mom has me feeling on top! I’ve been so inspired by ANTM on so many levels – free modeling tips,

summer wear sweaters

If you’re from Texas you probably haven’t left your house for anything other than your obligations. It’s too hot! While we’ve been setting record highs for the heat this past week (last Thursday my city was ranked the hottest city in America with it’s 113 degree temp. – yikes!!) you

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