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    Birthday Wishes…

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    ♥ BIRTHDAY GIRL ♥

    I am 28 years old today or as I like to say 28 years young hehe :p Crazy to think how quickly time passes by as you get older…feels just like yesterday I was in college in NYC and now I’ve been in LA for over 5 years, met my partner in crime and have been building a beautiful life ever since. 

    Most people as they get older dread birthdays as a constant reminder of aging but me, I look at it as an opportunity to reflect on how far I came over the years. That’s why I am sharing 28 things I have learned over my 28 years with ya’ll!

     1. Always Believe in Yourself

    Even when the going gets tough

      2. Don’t take NO for an answer

    Anyone who tells you you can’t do something should be your driving force to prove otherwise

     3. Embrace Change

    Typically change can lead to something amazing or even unexpected

     4. Never Settle

    Always push yourself to be the best you can be + that pertains to career, relationships, friendships + so much more

     5. SMILE

    When you put on a smile the world smiles back – I truly believe this

     6. Save for your Future

    While I love to buy nice things, saving for your future is key + you should start as young as you can – it’ll help you in the long run

     7. Try New Things

    While I am a creature of habit, every time I travel to a new city or try a new dish it gives me a sense of adventure!

     8. Love the Skin you are In

    Embrace who you are + feel confident in how you look…the world will respect you for respecting + loving yourself

     9. Always Continue to Learn

    Whether it be an online class or a seminar,  push yourself to continue to learn in whatever sector you are in, it helps better yourself in business + in the future

     10. You can never go wrong with a LBD

    When in doubt a little black dress is sure to impress

     11. Invest in Quality over Quantity

    This rings true when it comes to clothes, friends + so much more hehe :p, a few quality friends or pieces is worth more than a ton of icky ones

     12. Be Patient

    It’s hard sometimes to be patient but anything worth having takes time + life has a plan for ya so don’t rush it

     13. Never Grow Up

    Some may say I am a child for loving Disney and stuffed animals but never loose your child like wonder if you ask me

     14. Always Believe

    Even when times are tough + you feel helpless, believe in yourself + what you are looking to achieve + you’ll achieve your end result

     15. Work Hard

    nothing in life comes easy, if you want something work for it + work hard

     16. Travel More

    I have learned so much + experienced different cultures from exploring + traveling something I am lucky enough to do as I get older

     17. Be Open

     Over the years I have occasionally been closed off but I realized the more open you are to new people, experiences + ideas you will be able expand your horizons

     18. Get Rid Of The Toxicity

    Whether it be toxic friends, a toxic work place or a toxic relationship, know in your heart what is best for you + aim to eliminate any negativity

     19. If the Shoe Fits buy it in EVERY Color

    True believer in this, the second I get a pair of shoes that are comfortable I buy them in every color, stylish AND comfortable shoes are hard to come by!

     20. Be Confident

    Confidence is truly the best accessory you can have, if you are confident in yourself, everything else tends to fall into place.

     21. Star Wars is Pretty Awesome

     I was never big into Star Wars before I met my boo but this year a lot of big Star Wars milestones happened from the release of Rise of Skywalker to Galaxay’s Edge + so much more…now I am a Star Wars fan for life.

    22. Distance Can Be Good

     This year my relationship with some of my family members drifted apart, while some see it as a sad thing I see it as something that needed to happen in order to grow, learn + be independent. A co-dependent relationship is never healthy, even with family members.

    23. If Something Is Meant To Be, It Will Be

     I am such a firm believer in this, I wanted to run my own agency and build clientele for years but never knew if I could build the dream team to make this possible and secure clients I felt passionate about working with…but with some faith and hardships it finally happened!

     24. Your Biggest Supporters Come From The Strangest Places

     This year I made so many amazing friends on Instagram of all places, something I’ve continued to do since moving to LA but now I am expanding my horizons and becoming close with creatives all over – it’s so great to meet other like minded people that want to help you grow as much as you want to help + support them!

     25. Expect The Unexpected

    One of my biggest surprises this year was being asked to join the REVOLVE ambassador program – I was beyond stunned because although I am confident in myself, I was confident enough to know I wasn’t the usual ‘Look’ they go for so I never pursued them but it was an awesome feeling when they randomly approached me + they have been one of the most amazing partners I get to work with!

     26. There’s Always Room For Improvement

    I used to be horrible at taking constructive criticism or feedback but over the years I learned how to accept it + use it to make me a better person. Whether it be how to do a better job when it comes to work, how to be a better partner in my relationship etc, feedback helps you grow + learn – perfection doesn’t exist

     27. Being Emotional In Business is a No No

    When I was younger I was constantly emotional either angry, sad, frustrated etc at work or when trying to navigate certain tough situations…after years of seeing emotions don’t help solve a problem I am happy to report when you take emotions out of business things go a lot smoother!

     28. Be A Source Of Good

     This year I want to focus on giving back more to my community, those in need + those I can help through my experiences in life. I love speaking at conferences to aspiring influencers or marketers, I love giving back to charities + causes close to me + I love waking up each day knowing I can make a difference in peoples lives.

    Are you someone that looks forward to your birthday or someone that dreads it?

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    Preparing For The Future With CreditRepair.com…

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    Thank you CreditRepair.com for sponsoring this post. CreditRepair.com’s team understands that a credit score is not just a number; it’s a lifestyle.

    P L A N N I N G is K E Y

    When it comes to getting ready for the future + what life has in store, planning is essential!

    Whether it’s saving up for a house, paying off student loans, budgeting to start a family, prepping to purchase a new car…honestly the list goes on + on, one thing is imperative and that is being smart by planning ahead for what’s to come. That’s why I am so excited for today’s blog post which highlights how CreditRepair.com is a leading provider of credit report repair services in the US! They have an amazing team of credit professionals who educate and empower individuals to achieve the credit scores they deserve, now that is something that excites me more than ever! That means no more worrying about how you’ll achieve a good enough credit score to get a home mortgage or car lease etc, CreditRepair.com is here to help!

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    Before we jump in to how amazing CreditRepair.com is as a resource to help get you on track for your financial future, I wanted to get a little personal and share my financial journey throughout the years since hey we ALL make mistakes or have things happen in life that can seem like a huge obstacle to overcome but really it’s a stepping stone to something bright ahead!

    While I was fortunate enough to not have student loans (I went to a city school + back when I went it was relatively affordable), I did tend to incur credit card debt from trying to live beyond my means which took me a little over a year to clear up.

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    Thanks to budgeting + setting small goals week by week for myself, I was able to slowly start my financial path to success (and a better credit score). While I was doing it alone then, I am really grateful for CreditRepair.com because they show you how your credit score is not written in stone, and you are more than a credit score. But your credit won’t fix itself. You can get the help you need from CreditRepair.com today with a free consultation and kickstart your credit repair efforts. It feels good to have a team on your side to help you achieve your goals (and assist you with fixing any issues you may be encountering as well when it comes to your financial planning).

    My financial goals are to prep for buying a house in the next year or so, getting a new car (my lease is up in 6 months) + continuing to invest in stocks, mutual funds + high return savings accounts. If you told me a few years ago this is the kind of stuff I’d be wanting to invest my money in, I’d say you are crazy BUT as you get older you realize the importance of being financially savvy + smart which doesn’t always come easy.

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    When I was younger I didn’t realize how important your credit score was to your overall financial future + reaching your goals and aspirations. Better credit could save you thousands of dollars in high interest rates (which none of us want when already going to make a big milestone purchase like a house or car etc). Past clients of CreditRepair.com have seen an average score increase of 40 points in just four months (* Not all clients saw such a result as all legal cases are different. You should not expect to see the same result and it is not guaranteed.)

    What I love about CreditRepair.com is how accessible, understanding + helpful they are (sometimes talking to someone in the financial world can be an intimidating experience but that isn’t the case with CreditRepair.com). CreditRepair.com’s technology provides members with a personal online dashboard, a credit score tracker and analysis, creditor and bureau interactions, text and email alerts, mobile apps and credit monitoring (this is super helpful to detect fraud or anything suspicious popping up as well, I constantly check mine to assure everything is in order).

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    CreditRepair.com are trusted leaders in credit repair with over 500,000 clients served. What is bad credit costing you? Know your credit. Repair your reports. Live your life.

    Ready to have a free consultation with CreditRepair.com? Click HERE to learn how CreditRepair.com can help you on your path to financial success!

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    How to Score The Best Designer Deals…

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    ♥ DESIGNER BUYS FOR LESS? COUNT ME IN! ♥

    If ya’ll know anything about me, you know I LOVE some good designer goodies. Ever since I was a teenager, I began my handbag obsession, saving up for designer bags like Gucci, Dior, LV etc + as I got older I moved on to Chanel, Hermes + more. Recently I have been also stocking up on designer shoes like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Stuart Weitzman + more. While I love designer must-haves, I learned that sometimes buying brand new in store isn’t the most cost effective so I am sharing my secrets with ya here!

    First up, SHOES! So I have scored tons of designer heels, boots + more all for 40% Off or MORE! How?? Easy, research baby. I search the SALE section of my favorite sites that have all the designers I love + keep an eye out for certain styles I am lusting after or staple pieces I can interchange with various outfits etc. I found that investing in classic pumps, sandals etc that are nicely constructed really last a while PLUS they are easily repaired from your local shoemaker or one of my go-to shoe + handbag magicians, PurseRehab! They can fix ANYTHING! From resoling your shoes to fixing fabric damage, stains etc…such a must-have if you are a designer lover like me so you don’t worry about messing up your higher end pieces.

    While certain staples like the Manolo Blahnik Hangsi Pump may not go on sale brand new from certain retailers, a great option is to search for them ‘New with Tags‘ from eBay Fashion, Poshmark, Yoogi’s Closet, FashionPhile, The Real Real + more! These second hand retailers often have shoes + bags in MINT condition and you can usually save on shipping, tax or snag them under current retail price AND they are all GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC (make sure you 100% verify the seller)!

    When it comes to buying second hand designer goods here are some things I look for:

    Box, Authenticity Card / Papers, Dust Bag

    (these are helpful to verifying the shoes or bag are REAL + AUTHENTIC, plus they are helpful when going to resell in the future if that is something you are interested in doing)

    Condition

    (examine the photos very carefully, look for discoloration, damaged threading, piping etc, marks, tears etc…while these aren’t deal breakers, they do contribute to quality factor however you may be able to use these hiccups to your advantage + simply go to a place like PurseRehab to repair those issues at a relatively low cost making the items look BRAND NEW for less!)

    Compare Costs

    (just because you find a Chanel for a killer price doesn’t mean that is the best deal out there, search the serial number of the item – any reputable seller should have that or the full product name for you to do a quick search + compare pricing, condition etc from other sellers)

    Whether you are searching for brand new pieces at a trustee retailer like Net-A-Porter, Saks Off Fifth etc or want to score a deal at a second hand luxury site, either way you are sure to find some amazing + unique finds at a fraction of the retail cost, perfect for avid collectors or first time buyers if you are trying to save a little!

    ♥ SHOP SOME OF MY FAVORITES BELOW ♥

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    ♥ HAPPY SHOPPING ♥

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    Tips for Keeping A Happy Perspective…

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    ♥ BECAUSE I’M HAPPY ♥

    Had to start off today’s post with some of my favorite lyrics from a song that always cheers me up…’Happy‘ by Pharrell from the Despicable Me soundtrack hehe :p I don’t know about you but between blogging, starting my own business + working 24/7 sometimes it is hard to keep a happy perspective when I am trying to do it all. Because of that I have been striving to always be happy no matter what is happening in life so I wanted to share some of my tips for keeping a happy outlook + positive attitude no matter what.

     1. MAKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS

    Too often the number one stressor people have is not having a plan. Whether that be a plan for their future, a plan for their week, a plan for work etc. While I often have a lot of different things going on at once, I keep my sanity + my positive attitude by writing things down in my calendar + creating plans + timelines for when + how I need to get things done. By doing this I avoid getting unhappy + stressed out by different situations coming up 🙂

     2. TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

    The number one way to make yourself unhappy? Not caring for yourself. Whether it’s unwinding with your favorite show, reading a good book or taking a vacation, taking time to rest, recharge + do the things you enjoy is crucial to keeping a happy outlook each + every day.

    3. NOT SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF

    As I’ve gotten older I learned the importance of not stressing over little issues. Something that tends to always stress me out isn’t big problems, it’s little problems that pop up randomly. By conditioning yourself to not overreact when little bumps arise, you are able to feel a lot happier + carefree.

    4. EXPLORE NEW INTERESTS

    A sure fire way to keep me happy is by traveling, trying new hobbies or just exploring a new interest. Whether it be buying a Groupon for a fun activity or traveling to a new city, switching things up is a great way to get out of a funk, brighten up your mood + give you a happy outlook!

    5. KNOW YOUR LIMITS

    OK, so I am so guilty of not following this + in turn getting frustrated haha We live in a world where everything is constant, jobs are basically 24/7 + we are all motivated to do our best + succeed. Now being a go-getter is of course AMAZING, BUT not so much at the expense of your relationships with family + friends, your mental health + your overall happiness. A key to happiness in my opinion is knowing your limits + what you can and can’t handle. If I need help I am not afraid to ask for it AND I am not afraid to say no if I know it truly doesn’t serve me well 🙂

    What things do you do to maintain a happy outlook? I’d love to hear!

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    How to Add Color to your Summer Wardrobe…

     

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    ♥ ADD SOME COLOR ♥

    Summer is HERE (YAY!!) + while I always embrace a little ‘Pop Of Color‘, now is the perfect time for everyone to join in on the fun + brighten up their wardrobe with some POPS of fun hues. Since I am a forever color lover, I wanted to share some tips on how to incorporate color into your wardrobe, one piece at a time. I wasn’t always the fun loving neon lover, but in my early twenties I began loving bright colors which lead to a cheerful perspective + a happy outlook. Clothing + accessories of course make you stylish, but they can also change your mood + boost your confidence! A great way to do that is by adding some statement pieces you’ll love that are sure to ‘P O P’.

     1. START OFF SMALL

    A lot of people get intimidated by wearing bright colors or loud prints as it may be to attention grabbing or they feel they can’t ‘pull it off’. First off, we are in 2019 where everything is attention grabbing + for the most part, we can pull off anything BUT if you are hesitant or a little cautious, a great way to introduce color into your wardrobe is through accessories like jewelry, a scarf, hat, handbags or shoes. This way it’s a small amount of color + you can mix it various ways with an otherwise neutral ensemble.

    2. LET KEY PIECES SHINE

    While I am a firm believer in there being no such thing as fashion ‘rules’, I must say if you are just starting to wear color it definitely helps to let the statement piece shine by keeping other pieces relatively monochromatic. For example, if you are wearing cobalt blue shoes, keep the dress white, neutral or black…this way you aren’t worried about mixing prints or colors that seem mismatched. Plus, this is an easier way to get dressed in the AM since you can simply start with your bold piece and build the rest of your look around that.

    3. FIND THE RIGHT COLOR FOR YOU

    Just as you would with makeup, finding the right hues or shades for your skin + body type is key when it comes to wearing color. After a little time getting familiar with wearing color, you’ll find what colors match best with you. I love to wear blue, pink + yellow since it really pops during the summer months when I finally get a little glow or tan. You can find some guides online on which colors are best to wear for what purpose + that definitely helps when incorporating color into your wardrobe.

    ♥ ADD SOME COLOR WITH THESE PICKS ♥

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    ♥ HAPPY SHOPPING ♥

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