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Living in a city where you generally only use your apartment to sleep can only lead to strategic purse packing. There are a few things that I never leave my apartment without and I wanted to let you guys in on what I haul around everyday.

Item #1: An umbrella. If the forecast has the slightest chance of rain you bet I’m packing this necessity.

Item #2: Your go-to lipstick. You never know when your friend is going to text you last minute to meet up for dinner or drinks. This will dress you up in a second and you won’t feel like you look like garbage after a long day of work.

Item #3: A great concealer. Surprise! Your stress at work has caught up to you during the day and your skin is showing it. The alternate cause is the deathly NYC humidity that has melted away your perfectly placed makeup. Either way don’t go the whole day feeling self conscious about your skin, always have back up.

Item #4: Mints. A no-brainer, but necessary. You got in late last night and didn’t have time to make food for work the next day. You buy food, but you didn’t realize the pad thai you just bought was heavy on the onions.  This is where your emergency mints come in handy.

Item #5: Body Spray. Those travel mists that your grandma gave you for Christmas, most likely because they were a gift with purchase? These are perfect to carry around with you in case of any 10 minute waits in the infamous oven also known as the subway.

 

This on-the-go look is ready for anything: the heat, the wind that lifts up your skirt and the bag that carries it all. Shop it below!

Shop the look:

Zaful Jumpsuit / Fossil Bag / London Rebel Slides / Quay Sunglasses

 


Tired of all the off-the-shoulder tops you’ve collected in the past two years? Looking for a way to spice them up since your closet is filled now? I have the perfect hack to change things up a bit.

Take your favorite summer tank dress and layer on top of your favorite OTS. It can really change your life and give you way more outfit combinations than you originally had. I love the peek-a -boo shoulder it gives you too, it’s such a nice added touch.

I just got this dramatic OTS from Sammy Dress and I am obsessed. Every move you make is also dramatic and fun.

Shop the look:

Off The Shoulder Top / Jean Tank Dress / Furla Purse / Asos Boots

Having a great time at the beach comes with some rules to optimize your fun. You need all the essentials and all the know-how to keep your beach day perfect.

Rule #1  Apply sunscreen every time you go in the water, not just after the first time…every single time. I know I’m pale, but my tan friends were aching too after not following this rule.

Rule #2  Always bring a water bottle to the beach. Whether you’re building a sandcastle,  have become completely parched or don’t want anyone seeing you drink your favorite beach cocktail, it is a necessity.

Rule #3 Do not decide the water is too cold until you get past your lady (man) parts. The ocean is cold, but getting past that crucial point is when you can really decide if you can do it or not. (Would not have had such an amazing game of frisbee in the ocean if it wasn’t for this rule.)

Rule #4 Stay away from rocks. I’m not saying this because they’re dangerous. I’m saying this because that is where trash collects. Avoid this area at all costs.

Rule #5 Bring the heat at the beach. That means towels, snacks, cards, sandcastle building supplies, kites, frisbees, volleyballs, speakers, those unnecessary chairs with roofs on them, etc. Whatever it may be, bring all the things and enjoy.

Rule #6 Bring cash for your mandatory ice cream at the end of the day. Your sweet tooth will thank me later.

 

I absolutely loved this one piece swimsuit from Zaful. It was a little cheeky because of my long torso, but it looked amazing. I also don’t think I would have survived without a beautiful and strong beach bag. All of the items that you need to bring to the beach can be accommodated by this bag (minus the chairs from Rule #5 haha). Get the look details below.

Shop My Look:

Zaful Swimsuit /Vera Bradley Bag / Levi’s Shorts / Similar Cover-Up / Quay x Desi Perkins Sunglasses

  

‘TisΒ the season for your best summer whites. What other time of year is better to wear white? None. This opinion may come from the fact that a summer glow may be the only thing keeping me from looking washed out here.

I initially wanted to wear this piece without the cami. I was about to leave my apartment, when I realized that the deep-V look was a bit much in this BCBG piece. All I had was a nude cami, but camis have that ugly rim to them. I wanted it to look more luxe. I ended up draping my cami sideways inside the jumpsuit to give it that scoop neckline. It ended up looking quite elegant and I was pretty proud of myself for creating such a gorgeous hack.

I paired this look with my metallic mules from London Rebel and a statement pair of Urban Outfitter earrings. It was difficult not to look at my reflection in this look.

 

Shop the pieces below by clicking the pictures, ordered from most expensive to least. πŸ™‚

So last weekend I headed to San Francisco for my very first time. It was such a beautiful place and extremely hill-y as expected. I got to hang out with my aunt, uncle and cousins all weekend and explore the city. Before I went I tried to find an article similar to the one I am writing now, but did not have the best luck. So I made this blog post for any fashion girls heading to San Francisco. πŸ™‚


I took the ferry into the city on Saturday morning. The bay was the most beautiful sight. Mountains with gorgeous houses piled all the way to the top, truly a sight you must-see for yourself.



My first must-see place that I stopped at was Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. It is known for its top of the line baked goods and its instagrammable allure. I had a matcha dipped croissant and thought I died and went to heaven.



My second must-see was The Painted Ladies. This is an amazing spot to relax at. The view of The Painted Ladies and the entire skyline is really an ideal place to enjoy the city.



My third must-see would have to be the trolley rides. They are so iconic and are a staple to the city. You can hop on one especially closer to the ferries where there are a lot of tourist attractions.


A few other things I enjoyed was walking down the pier, peaking into different art galleries and stopping by the local In-N-Out. If you’re looking for a few other activities, next time I want to go to The Palace Hotel for tea. Such a gorgeous looking venue, I would definitely put it on your list. Also I wanted to go to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  and bike the Golden Gate Bridge (Uber-ing over it was good enough for me this time). I highly recommend all of these activities during your visit. I had such an awesome time and hope you do too! Scroll down for my outfit details.


Sammy Dress Top / BDG Jeans / ASOS Boots / Pink Haley Handbag / Kestan Necklace/ Kapten and Son Sunglasses

I’ve always loved a good metallic piece to spice up an outfit. When I saw this skirt I died a little bit inside. It is absolutely gorgeous and although I did get a few hilarious replies to my Instagram stories, I must assure you it is not tin foil nor insulation. The skirt is so unique with it’s shape. A pear-shape girl like me was so excited for a longer back of the skirt than the front. I paired this with an Opening Ceremony crop top to reach the ultimate city look. I rounded my outfit off with my staple bomber and jean jacket. It may have just been Memorial Day Weekend, but it is not summer yet NYC. (Maybe the skirt was for insulation lol)

Shop the look:

McQ Skirtlower price optionbargain / Opening Ceremony Crop Top – lower price option   / ASOS bomber jacket

Photo Credit: Taylor King Photography

 

For the longest time, I hated orange. I thought it was a disgusting color that should never be worn. Something has changed for me though. All of these 1970’s inspirations that have come back in the past couple years in full force have influenced me otherwise. Bring in the disco balls, the palm print and the resurrection of the burnt orange.

I find myself attracted to a burnt orange color because of it 1970’s inspiration. This is why I naturally gravitated towards it at last weekend’s Fame Show in NYC. I partnered with the brand INA and worked with the show’s photographer to create content for the show. I was obsessed with this brand because of all of it’s unique pieces. I have a big weakness for ruffles right now too, so I was excited to share a bold piece with you guys.

The show itself was so much fun. We got to network with a bunch of different brands and hang out with some amazing blogger babes from around NYC. It was so much fun working with Fame Show and INA. Check out some of my favorite orange pieces below!

Photos by: Jenna BascomΒ 


This weekend I was invited to the Social-Pop Up Social Sunday at the chic 70’s style venue: The VNYL. The venue was amazing and I took so many pictures of it. I was absolutely obsessed and intend on definitely visiting again. The event was super fun, lots of other creatives there mixing and mingling.


I met the two creators of Social-Pop Up who were so delightful and inspiring. They are roommates who both love creating and recently moved to New York in January. They started Social-Pop Up to make friends and connect creators to one another. They really try to change up the artists at each event.


At this Social Sunday event there were print-makers, jewelers, potters, henna artists, tarot card readers and manicurists. All of these creative people brought in for some craft cocktails and laid back music. There was even a saxophone artist playing live at one point.

It was definitely a delightful evening of making new friends and shopping from new artists. Check out their site  and Instagram and definitely scroll through these amazing pictures of the event.

Hey guys! I wanted to follow up my YouTube post with the links for you to shop the products. I had a lot of fun doing this date night look and working with the 3D Mink Lashes from Private Label Extensions. They were so unbelievably soft and can you believe you can get up to 25 wears out of them? Love, love, loved them. Check out the video below for more details on the look and subscribe to my channel here.

//Products Below//
Highlighter-  Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Highlighter
Eyeliner – e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Mascara-Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, No. 090 Black, 0.38 Ounce
Eyelashes- Private Label Extension
Glue- Duo Lash Adhesive
Lipliner- Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolitta
Lipstick- NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick Root Beer Float


This gorgeous dress is what I chose to wear on Easter this year. It is so beautiful and the print and pleats lay gorgeously. It’s very well made and definitely a show-stopper on the streets.

Celebrating a long Easter weekend without family made me plan so many different things to keep myself busy. I met up with friends all weekend and made it to church without my mother draggging me there. It was a fantastic weekend with tons of friends . Bottomless Sangria on Easter was not a bad alternative either.

Shop the look:

Metisu Dress / Ippo Shoes / Pink Haley Handbag

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