I am gearing up for a fun weekend ahead + it’s putting me in a bit of a tropical mood…maybe since Vegas is filled with pool parties and palm trees…much like LA but I digress haha :p I shot this fun palm print look over the summer but I honestly don’t care that fall is upon us, I am sharing it…yolo…am I right? :p
I have always been a fan of palm prints whether it is home decor or apparel ever since I moved to LA…honestly makes me feel like I am in vacation mode year round.
I went pretty much head to toe palm print. I am loving this palm print kimono…it is great to wear at the pool or layered of a simple camisole like I did here or even a dress. The print is fun + adds an instant ‘pop of color‘ to any look.
One piece of this look I will be wearing well into the fall season is this suede button front skirt. It is great to style with any blouse or sweater. Pair it with boots or heels for the office or for a day out with your girls.
My favorite part of this look? These palm print heels! Aren’t they so fun? The platform style makes them trendy + comfortable. They are also on sale for under $40.
It’s official…I am 26 today + although I am another year older I am still a kid at ♥ so I am celebrating my birthday at the most magical place on earth – DISNEY! Spending my birthday with my partner in crime AND Mickey + Minnie, could life get any better? I think not hehe 😉 People have always said your mid-twenties into your thirties are your best years because you begin to feel comfortable with the skin you are in, you stop taking shit from people + you learn more about yourself each + everyday. Well I always learn new things everyday + every year I feel a bit wiser but this year…I truly found happiness + what my aspirations, goals + dreams are in life.
This year was a big one for me.
I found my best friend + partner in crime, we went through being long distance while he was away in London, I actually traveled outside the country to visit him, we went to Paris – one of my dreams, I bought my first Chanel (in Paris) + my first Mercedes, I landed my dream job doing what I love working from home, connecting brands with perfectly paired influencers AND I am now celebrating my birthday and anniversary in Orlando having the time of my life. I must say…this year, life has been pretty damn good.
So what have I learned from becoming another year older (and hopefully another year wiser) :p Well, I have a few things..
One:Never take shit from anyone…seriously. Whether it is your family, friends, boss etc. Stand strong, stand up for what you believe in + stand up for your morals + what you feel is right. As you get older, you don’t just sit + take it, you strive for more, you stand up + want to be heard + respected, you want to be YOU.
TWO:Take care of yourself, put yourself first. This means whether it comes to your health, happiness or anything else, you must put what is best for you above whatever else is happening in life. I used to over extend myself + never say NO to any project or event etc. Now I learned that me being worn out + exhausted isn’t doing anyone any good, so I make sure to balance + take time for me.
Three:Never take life too seriously.I used to be a notorious worry wart. I had anxiety over absolutely everything + it stopped me from feeling 100% confident with who I was + what I was doing. What changed this? As corny as it sounds…my relationship. I used to think what people thought of me + my relationships were more important than what my thoughts or feelings were. Fast forward a year later I traded in fancy dinners for Wednesday half price games at Dave & Buster’s + would rather spend my weekends relaxing watch South Park than being out + about every second of the day. It’s funny how once you get older you learn more about yourself + what truly makes you happy…this year, that was my number ONE lesson in life. Sometimes what you think will make you happen doesn’t + instead life surprises you with plans that make you wonder what you were missing out on in life before!
2 0 1 7 is coming to a close + while I am excited for all 2018 has to offer, I am reminiscing about the amazing year I just had. From finding my soul mate to traveling internationally, 2017 has been pretty awesome if I say so myself.
If you told me last year at this time that I would find my partner in crime, travel to London + Paris, buy my first Chanel AND get my first Mercedes, I would say NO WAY…but as 2017 ends tomorrow I am beyond happy that it is all true. I couldn’t have asked for a better year, seriously and with 2018 off to a bright start, it’s time to think about what to wear for tomorrow’s midnight countdown!
I am still in London with Mike so I am most likely not wearing a dress because it is FREEZING here currently, but I will for sure be rocking this fuzzy jacket and sparkle Betsey Johnson platform heels (because it wouldn’t be NYE without a little sparkle).
My velvet obsession has extended well past Thanksgiving and Christmas and now it is perfect for NYE. I will be wearing velvet tomorrow (a top) as a cold alternative to the dress I am wearing here. Old Navy has continued to be my go-to for holiday style because of it’s selection and price!
This fuzzy jacket is another obsession of mine. Any warm + fuzzy jacket is a friend of mine. I found two alternatives below (one is under $40, the other is a bit pricier at $180) both are super stylish for winter weather + events!
My heels are currently on sale at Macy’s + are the PERFECT shoe to wear for NYE, Valentine’s Day, your Birthday and beyond…they sparkle + are comfy…I call that a WIN!
F L O W E R power! I am far from a ‘Boho Chic‘ kinda gal, but now that I am living in LA and festival season is upon us, I figured it only makes sense to share some Coachella inspired looks! I actually attended the Boohoo.com Coachella Pop-Up Shop last weekend where Bella Thorne + Mischa Barton were in attendance (oh hey there Marissa Cooper!)…safe to say my brother AKA PopCultureDiedIn2009 was beyond thrilled to get the insider scoop 😉 However I was pumped to see all the floral, fringe and boho-inspired pieces perfect to wear out in Palm Desert!
A signature piece everyone seems to be obsessing over this spring are Floral Bell Bottom Pants! I honestly can’t remember where I found these babies but I kinda love them and may bring them to Coachella with me (heck…they are totally coming haha)
I paired them with a simple white camisole (from Kohls) and layered over a chambray button down shirt (from Nordstrom Rack). While I know most boho gals will be rocking floral pants like these with a crop top…that ain’t my style. I like to show some skin, but not bare it all just yet (hey I still got time to prep for bikini season don’t I? haha)
My shoes and accessories are perfect for festival season as well! Wouldn’t be a festival without some fun neon and fringe — like these necklaces below! And platform shoes — why not right? Especially with bell bottom pants, kinda 70s vibes which I am digging 🙂