Summer, Summer, Summer Time! My favorite season is summer (hence moving to LA with endless summer year round :p) so of course I get excited when June, July + August roll around because I get to start wearing some of my favorite summer trends! My go-to summer piece? A cute dress! I love a great dress for weekend adventures, the office, a night out etc. so I am rounding up some of my favorite styles from Revolve Clothing + Nordstrom below ♥
H e l l o 2 4 ♥ So am I officially an ‘old fart‘ now? :p JK ok, I may not be hitting the retirement home just yet but I still can’t believe I am 24 years old today (or rather years young haha)! Lots has happened this past year and everyday I’m learning more about life + myself…safe to say this has been the year of breakdowns, quarter-of-a-life ‘pre’ crisis, big changes + plenty of life lessons but nonetheless, it’s been one hell of a ride!
If you told me on my birthday last year that when I was to turn 24, I would be living in LA (West Hollywood to be exact), would have up + left my family to live with my roomie whom is also from LI, NY and start a new life on my own…I would have said ‘Ok, you are shitting me right?‘! Well…a year later and here I am!
This year has definitely had it’s ups and downs but it’s really tested my perseverance, my drive + my strength which is what growing up is all about! Last year this time I was working in Manhattan…knowing I so desperately wanted to move to LA and leave cold NY behind for good (or at least until NYFW rolled around haha)! I was unsure of how to get myself to LA + couldn’t just up and move without a job in place along with a plan of action. With a stroke of luck and some hard work, I landed a job and had 2 weeks to get my life together + move cross country. It was scary, exciting and a hugechange ahead!
Fast forward to two weeks ago…I was laid off from the job I moved across the country for out of the blue, I was crushed after another failed attempt at dating + I was questioning what truly makes me happy and what I want to do with my life. (Talk about Quarter-Of-A-Life Crisis huh?) :p
Well I discovered that even when I panic + have my doubts…everything works itself out just like it’s supposed to! What’s that old saying? Everything Happens For A Reason?! Well I am a firm believer!
That job I got laid off from brought me to LA which I wanted so bad, that failed dating scenario taught me a lot about myself, as well as my likes + dislikes and questioning myhappiness + future made me realize how passionate I really am about blogging and my career path in digital marketing + social media!!
Fast forward to today…my 24th Birthday! Every day there is a new story with me, but today in particular I have some exciting news to report!
While I was depressed about being laid off just shy of two weeks ago, I got an extra special Birthday Surprise this week 🙂 I am officially the newSocial Media Manager for BH Cosmetics!!! I can’t wait to be running their awesome social accounts + begin sinking my teeth into video (because as we all know, beauty is all about YouTube, Vine + SnapChat now-a-days)! AND I am SUPER excited to have moved up to a ‘Manager‘ position — feels like the true ‘right’ step in my career and I feel thrilled to be moving forward→
I’ve always worked for fashion companies and I am so happy to switch things up with beauty (heck maybe I’ll learn how to get lips like Kylie’s or an on-point contour like Khloe :p) Sky’s The Limit…Literally! That’s why, just like last year…colorful balloons were in order…but this time I am celebrating in Hollywood!
Add me on SnapChat – MISSYONMADISON to follow along + see what I am up to for my Birthday today AND tonight! P.S. I am hoping to run into some celebs on Sunset tonight (hey, if Jeremy Piven happens to show up at Hyde, Chateau Marmont or any place on Sunset…I will take it as a sign of fate that he’s my birthday gift) 😉 haha! No one said turning 24 meant I was going to wake up from my day dreams :p ♥
Happy Throwback Thursday Loves! I’m sharing another fab look from my trip to the Hamptons a few weeks ago…this neon Charlotte Russe shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag & my forever favorite Steve Madden Espadrille Wedges!If you are a Kardashian fan you will love to hear this…1) This photo was taken right in front of the Dash Pop-Up Shop in Southampton & 2) While I was shooting outfits in the village of Southampton, Kim, Kourtney, Kris & Khloe were having lunch, literally around the block from their pop-up shop…pretty awesome no? I knew it had to be them when I spotted guys with huge cameras everywhere…too bad they weren’t there to shoot me 😉 I love this neon dress. It’s simply gorgeous…while Charlotte Russe no longer has this exact dress I found a similar one from Dolce Vita at Zappos! My bag is from the fabulous Rebecca Minkoff…a cognac bag with neon trim? Count me in Rebecca 😉 In love with the ‘Affair’ bag! My wedges were a #FabFound find from Marshalls years ago. I love beige wedges for spring and summer…they are timeless and match with everything! That’s a win win in my book! I found a similar pair from Jildor by the fab Jimmy Choo (and they are on Sale!!)Every outfit…even neon requires some fab bling! I love layering jewels like my star necklace and skull pendant. Shop My Look Below <3