BE F E A R L E S S

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Hey guys!

I know I’ve been really M.I.A. recently. 2017 had a bit of a bumpy start and long story short (which I hope to write about later on) it came with a lot of self-discovery and growth. During these past eight months I lost sight of who I was and what I wanted… and sometimes that can be embarrassing to admit. There’s a lot of pressure being in your early 20’s, having this expectation to be further along while seeing everyone else succeed and grow. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore. So safe to say, I was pretty lost- and not the good kind of lost where it’s like, ‘Oh look… I’m going for a walk and I just stumbled into this beautiful field, how beautiful life can be!’  It was more like, ‘ how did I end up in some sketchy ass part of Manhattan, and why is my phone dead right now?!’ Kinda felt like Satan personally had it out for me for me. I’m not saying I’m not any more or less lost today, but now I admit it and I’ve accepted it. Sometimes we can push past things and come out just fine, but sometimes you have to just let life happen and ride with the chaos.

I recently celebrated my birthday and a couple days after, things just kind of fell into place. I realized that there are so many amazing people in my life who constantly love and support me. These people, who I am so grateful to have in my life, are also super badass who inspire and challenge me. No one is out here to see me fail except myself. I know you’re probably thinking, ‘Well no shit Sherlock!’  but hey I just had to have one of those cheesy moments to truly rediscover that strength. C’est la vie!

So what was I afraid of? As of right now, I still don’t have an answer to that but what I did do was pick my sorry ass up. I’ve made the decision that whatever I do, I do 100%. To find what motivates me and makes me happy, even if I suck at it at first. I let other people’s judgment and opinions get to me without even realizing it. It dulled my light – which is absolutely not okay.

I’d love to share this new journey with you guys if you’d like to follow along. I may not always be consistent or at 100%, but I’ll get there eventually 🙂

In the meantime, I’m gonna mix some crazy prints together, and strut with some real fucking confidence with a huge smile on my face.

Also don’t be afraid to mix prints. It feels ridiculous for a hot second but then you realize how badass you look, and then you feel invincible- I guess you can relate that back to life!

If you were like, ‘ Okay… I clicked on this post to see where this bitch got this outfit?!’ You can find my pants here!, Unfortunately, my bomber jacket was from last season Zara… but here are some similar ones from Aritizia, and Anthropology. The tank, which everyone needs a basic silk tank is Theory. Seriously I have this tank in every single color.

P.S. Check out Bri Elledge’s work, she’s incredible!

A Perfect Fall Day To Night Look

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I love me some good day to night looks. Recently I’ve been working the more traditonal business hours, where when I get off from work I just make happy hour or grab dinner at a semi reasonable time. The only thing is I can’t go home and change (like most people.) So I wanted to share an outfit that’s perfect for moody NYC fall ( clearly it’s going through some mood swings since it was comfy sweater fall to 80 degrees overnight…don’t even get me going on that…)

I started with this super chic and simple jumpsuit that I’ve acutally had for about two years now from Club Monaco, and a pair of flats from Everlane. For going out, swap out the flats for heels, and throw on an effortless overcoat! Boom instant chic boss lady.

From Summer to Fall

There are some of us who love summer and totally rock that crop top, jean shorts look. Then, there are some of us who battle the constant chub rub and subway sweat everywhere we go. I unfortunately, fit in the second category. Summer in the city is not a happy time for me… even though I do love the outdoor dining and rooftop bars. Thankfully, fall is finally around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Sweaters, leather jackets, booties, rich colors, ugh ALL THE GOOD STUFF IN LIFE.

I have to admit, although I’m not a summer person, I absolutely love those flowy dresses. With this cold in the morning and boiling by the afternoon weather, then back to freezing in the evenings. (Moody, like when I’m pmssing, and it’s mercury retrograde… ha ha ha) I found them to be the perfect transitional piece. I took one of my favorite maxi dresses, swapped out the shoes, left the sun hat, and threw on a pair of booties, and leather jacket! Boom! Instant fall outfit, easy breezy.

 

You can find the dress I’m wearing at Urban Outfitters  and jacket from All Saints (my fall staple).

 

HUGE shoutout to Charles Craigle who shot these pictures. Check out his site and Instagram

Paint the Town Rose!

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Who doesn’t love Kate Spade’s novelty bags? I certainly do! I finally made the plunge and got the rose pale bag, after contemplating it for a few weeks. Let me tell you this- there are no regrets! (Just like my Chinese take out bag) Since spring has been struggling to make an appearance here in NYC, these roses gave me the pick me up I so desperately needed. You guys will definitely be seeing more of this bag in the future! 😉

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How To Get Through a NYC Winter

Winters in the big apple can be magical, but it also can be quite dreary. You reach a point where you wonder, ‘ Will I ever get to feel the sun’s warmth on my face?’ and because of the damn windchill all you can think about is how you lived someplace warm, and just pray that it doesn’t get any worse by adding rain or snow into the mix. Even I, a winter lover, can get tired of it. But, just because I get tired of it, doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice looking awesome and fun! How, you many ask? Well, it’s very simple my friends. A good ol’ statement coat to brighten up my day.

I have to admit, I do get lazy, I am human after all.  So I keep it simple, black jeans, sometimes leggings when my stomach turns into a black hole and consumes an obscene amount of food…. A black sweater (or any sweater/ shirt that I feel like wearing that day), appropriate footwear (depending on the weather), a scarf, and of course my coat. Voilà! A solution to all my winter problems.

Not sure what coat to go for? Well it all depends on your style, but I believe that since nowadays fashion is so accessible and there’s so much out there, it’s possible to look totally badass. I like to check out places like Zara, Aritiza, Century 21, and Banana Republic; since I know the quality of their clothing can be quite nice and will last if you take a little care of it.

On a bit of a budget? Go shopping towards the end of winter! Yes, at first it doesn’t make sense to buy a coat at the end of winter but I’ve gotten some really cool coats that’s were half the price, and lasted me more than one winter.

Check out some of my outfits where my coat brought it from a ‘Okay, it’s Monday and I just can’t’ to ‘heeeeeeeeeeey girrrrrrrl!’

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Would love to hear your thoughts, so be sure to comment!

 

Kendall Jenner Inspired Look

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I have a confession to make: I love the Kardashians… well it’s more of a love hate relationship. It’s kinda like ice cream for me, I’m normally never in the mood for it but when I am, it’s obsessive, and after a few weeks I’m done with it. I mean there is no denying that Kim is a savvy woman, and was able to create her empire by just being herself, with no particular talents.

But I’m not on here to talk about Kim, I’m here to talk about Kendall. I have to say I respect Kendall because she tried to branch out of her family, and purse her career on her own (she probably wouldn’t be as successful as she is, if it weren’t for her family- but it is what it is!). Her style tho. Kendall looks great all the time, and it’s practical! She tends to wear cropped sweaters, leggings, and a long coat. I thought to myself, “Hey I have these items, let’s see what happens… plus I’m really feelin’ myself today! Why not!” Although I am not 5″10, a super model, and it is winter here in NYC… I came up with this look!

I recently picked up a pair of Lululemon leggings, which are high rise, light (almost like you’re not wearing pants), and I am obsessed! For some reason I couldn’t find it on their website, but their Wunder Under Pant (Hi-Rise) will do just fine. I chose a turtleneck crop sweater from Express, both bag and coat are from Micheal Kors.

When I bought the Gracie, I didn’t realize Kendall had the same bag until a friend pointed it out. So bonus points for me hehe!

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Hope you guys enjoyed my outfit! I would love to hear your thoughts, so be sure to comment!

 

Everyone Needs This Fall Staple

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Before we step into the first day of winter, let me just leave fall with this: I know my title was a bit of a bold statement, but seriously, everyone needs this- a cool ass leather jacket. Personally I feel super cool in it, even though in real life I’m basically an awkward llama 90% of the time.

I know the weather has been kinda funny these days… I mean 60 degree weather in December? Though I’m not pleased, it doesn’t mean I’m not going to take advantage of it and get the most out of my fall jackets.

 

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My jacket is AllSaint’s Cargo Leather Biker Jacket. Originally, a close guy friend of mine bought it, and I was like “Oh that’s a pretty cool jacket, I really like it!” Then I eventually ventured into AllSaints and ended up picking out the same jacket, without realizing it until he was like “You know we have the same exact jacket right?!” Now when we meet up, we usually end up looking like twins with the same jacket, and black jeans look. It’s always a good laugh!

 

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