Saturday, February 21, 2015

7 Things To Read On This Lovely Saturday

1. Are you a nail art fanatic? Read on... How The Craziest nail Art New York Fashion Week Comes To Life - The Huffington Post

2. The one thing that will never go out of style. Three Ways to Reinvent Your Denim - InStyle.com

3. Spring is approaching! 13 Ballet Flats That Are Anything But Basic - WhoWhatWear.com

4. Awesome Tumblr pictures - Fashion.cd

5. Who doesn't love J.Crew. J.Crew's Fall 2015 Collection Is For The Preppy Kids Who Are All Grown Up 

6. When designers are humble. Isabel Marant Doesn't Think What She Does Is Actually Fashion - Refinery29.com

7. Who doesn't look good in camel? On the Street....Camel Dressing, New York - The Sartorialist

8. For the sweater lovers. Urban Outfitters Has Tons of Sweaters For $39 Because, Well, It's Really Effing Cold - shefinds.com

9. Butts rule! 7 Steps to an Instant Butt Life - The Coveteur

10. Learn about it. Tom Ford's Fall Beauty Look Was All About Romantic hair and "Shaggable" Eyes - Fashionista.com
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Friday, February 20, 2015

10 Steps To Quarter Life Success

I recently turned 21 this past month. I must say it wasn't all I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, I'm more than happy to be healthy and alive. But, I don't know why I expected this big "shabang" in my head. Maybe because I planned a big "shabang" that included a wonderful career, a black matte range rover and endless amounts of Baked By Melissa cupcakes. I know you are probably thinking I'm crazy, but this is what I imagined.

When I woke up on the day of my 21st birthday, I felt just like I did the day before. You know when you turn 16, you actually feel 16? Or when you turn 10, you really feel 10? Well, turning 21 was just another Monday. You might ask, but why? The real why is because I don't give myself enough credit. Like most young adults I got so caught up in our future, I forget all I accomplished along the way.

I woke up feeling like I didn't accomplish anything in my 21 years of living (which is a sad lie). I called my mother and started crying because I felt that turning 21 wasn't a milestone. But as she explained to me how delusional I was as she listed my accomplishments, I began to feel like maybe turning 21 was really a big "shabang" after all. No, I'm not where I would like to be, but I'm not where I was last year. This is something that we all have to stop and realize in our times of doubt, which usually sneak up on us during our birthdays.

From the ages 18-25 there is a lot of peer-pressure, self-doubt and most of all confusion. Luckily when I get into these feelings, I call my mother who with her wisdom can bring me back to reality. But not everyone has someone that can guide them through the roughest stage of their life.

Whether it's graduating from high school, being the first to graduate from college in our family or snagging that dream internship, we all are accomplishing things everyday. Yes, we all would like to be on the Forbes list at 21 or front row at the Grammys, but success is not an overnight miracle. Success takes work.

Here are 10 steps that you can take to not only make it through your Quarter Life Crisis, but also be successful.

1. Set goals.

As redundant as this may sound, you have to set goals for yourself. Whether this means your goal is to start waking up at 8am and drinking a cup of tea, set it. Once you accomplish a goal, you gain the confidence to accomplish the next one and the one after that. Before you know it your goals will be like clockwork.

2. Eat breakfast.

The most important meal of the day is breakfast. If you have to miss a meal, don't let it be the first one of the day. Breakfast is were you get all your energy for the day ahead to accomplish your goals. Don't miss breakfast.

3. Don't speak negatively about yourself.

This was one of the biggest lessons I had to overcome. We often always feel that we aren't good enough whether it's for someone or something and this leads to self-doubt. Then self-doubt leads to negative remarks that we make about our appearance and character. I dare you to say something nice about yourself every morning and night for a week and see how much better you feel about you. Remember it isn't how the world sees you, it is how you see you.

4. Treat your body like a newborn baby.

No don't wear a pamper, but treat your self with nurture and care. Be gentle with your body. Take a few extra minutes in the morning to get the desired hair style you want or cooking yourself breakfast instead of eating a bagel. This is your body, care for it.

5. Workout.

As mentioned in a previous post, workout. You only get one body so why not make it as fabulous as possible? Seriously.

6. Let go of negative people.

I can't tell you how good you will feel letting go of dead weight and negative energy. You will feel lighter. Who wants to associate with someone who constantly talks negatively about everything anyway?

7. Don't procrastinate.

I'm still working on this one but procrastination is the devil. Don't do it. Plus, don't you feel good when you get something done and out the way in a timely fashion? I know I do. If you want success in life you have to get things done. The world waits for no one.

8. Put your phone down for at least an hour each day.

You don't have to turn your phone completely off, but set it on silent for an hour. Read a book, jot down your goals and prepare your mind for tomorrow. Studies do show that being on your phone an hour before bed makes it harder for someone to fall asleep. Instagram isn't going anywhere.

9. Read more.

Success is also all about research. Research how your idols did it and mold your goals in their steps. I personally love to read and it gives me a chance to learn a lot of things I wouldn't have learned if I was just scrolling down twitter.

10. Lastly, never give up.

This is the most important step. Never give up. Just because someone failed at something doesn't mean that you will too. Always stay positive and keep pushing forward in whatever you decide to do.



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HOW TO START WORKING OUT REGULARLY

If you're like me, you hate working out. Now when I say hate, I don't mean you actually hate getting on the treadmill. But, you hate the process of getting up and mentally preparing to hit the gym. This is actually the hardest part of my entire day. But, there are a few tricks that can help you prepare and get in the motion of things to get that body ready for summer!

1. Listen to up-beat music as you get dressed.

This is key when getting your self mentally ready to workout. Believe it or not, music acts as a masseuse for your brain. Just how you have to warm up and stretch before you workout, you have to warm up your brain for the mental exercise it is also about to go through.


My personal favorite album.



2. Eat a light meal an hour before working out.

Getting up and heading to the kitchen to prepare a meal before hitting the gym helps prepare yourself to workout. Don't eat a five course meal before working out, but eat things like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a chicken salad or even drink a protein shake. Never, I repeat never workout on an empty stomach. I personally can tell you that I've done this and literally almost died. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water.



3. Always wear cute workout gear.

Who doesn't like to look cute when they sweat? If you're workout attire is cuter than cute, this acts as motivation to tone that tummy.





Nike Legend 2.0 cropped stretch-jersey leggings - $60


How do you get yourself in the groove of things when you're about to workout?
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WAIT ON IT


Hey loves! It's been a while since I got to document my outfits due to the fact that I haven't found my camera charger. I know! I can't seem to remember exactly where I placed it when I returned to school. Nonetheless, if I can't find it by the end of this week I' will purchase a new one. Don't you hate when you lose something you literally just had? Story of my life. In the meantime here are a couple pics I never got to load on the site. I guess we can call these bloopers?
Expecting more right? Well guess what? My bloopers got deleted. Let's just say when times are rough, remember tomorrows a new day.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DREAMING OF NYFW

Every fashion bloggers dream is to attend NYFW. Whether you're in the front row mingling with Rhianna or backstage helping the models, it is truly a dream. I was lucky enough to attend my first ever fashion show through an internship for NYFW last year. It was everything I imagined and more. The building was located in Chelsea just a few blocks from the water.

When I stepped off the elevator, it was chaos. Luckily I was apart of press so I got to skip the line, but the madness was still in full effect. Of course like most fashion shows, it did not start on time. Finally when it did start, I couldn't stay in my seat. I was so excited to see the designs that were about to dance down the runway. I couldn't believe I was actually even attending a fashion show. It lasted about 30 minutes and when it was over the entire crowd roared in appreciation. The venue was gorgeous, it had a panoramic view of the entire city and made you feel like you were on top of the world.

After the show, we all went upstairs to the rooftop after party. Talk about fabulous! I met so many awesome people and gained insight into the behind the scenes fashion world.

One of the main thoughts when attending any fashion show is, "what am I going to wear?"

Here are three of my dream outfits that I would wear if I ever got to attend the big designer shows such as Ralph Lauren, Alexander Wang and Chanel.



I would sport this outfit to Ralph Lauren's show. This look consists of a Marni Jacket, Lacoste polo, TOPSHOP Mom Jeans and Jill Sander trainers. I'm all about being comfy! Why not be comfy in style?


This ensemble would specifically be for Alexander Wang's show. An Acne Studios Coat, Marni trousers, Marni Pumps and mesh crop top is what I would rock.


Lastly, for Chanel's show I would wear this look. This look incorporates an Emilio Pucci blazer and trousers, and Givenchy studded boots. 

One day I hope to bring these outfits to life!


What would you wear to NYFW?




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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SUBWAY SAILING






Hi guys! Since I haven't been able to take any pictures lately due to my school schdeule, I thought I share some more Summer memories. 

Hope you all enjoy :)

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