Happy Earth Day friends! Today, inspired by my mom, I'm writing about plants, houseplants in particular. These delicate green organisms have some not-so-obvious benefits you may not have thought of. I, having not been blessed with my mother's green thumb, have killed my fair share of cacti and succulents. But with the help of my friend Marlie, I've been able to keep two plants alive, one of them for about a year! It's been surprisingly quite rewarding and I thought I should share my thoughts on these little green pals.
As inspired by a blog post written by my all-time-favorite blogger, Megan Ellaby, I wanted to reflect and send a note to my younger self. Hopefully this might help some of the younger people reading my blog dealing with messy issues associated with growing up, like finding yourself, learning to love yourself, and blocking those haterz haha. Your teens and even early twenties are a time of change, turmoil, and a little chaos, so here's my letter to my younger self.
Good morning and happy Easter to those that celebrate! (I hope you're all eating extra chocolate today!) Inspired by my recent discovery of the show Westworld (I know I'm late, but if you have not seen it and like futuristic shows, seriously get on it!), I decided to dedicate a post to the western-inspired trends that have been gracing the fashion world as of late.
Although Western trends were showing up on runways starting last winter, they were absolutely ruling the AW18 runways all over the world, including fashion houses I really admire like House of Holland, Calvin Klein, and Topshop. Cowboy couture is a fairly easy trend to try out and you probably already have some of these trends in your wardrobe! Here's how you can conquer fashion's new frontier.
There is a common misconception that fashion has to be uncomfortable, but today I'm here to bust that myth. Now, more than ever, comfort is becoming key. Along with the rise of athleisure (activewear made fashion-forward), comfort is driving a lot on and off the runways as of late. Louis Vuitton just brought out a pair of tennis shoes for goodness sake!...albeit not everyone's cup of tea. Fashion is clearly changing, and for those of you that have steered away from 'fashionable' items because they might be uncomfortable, now is your time to shine!
In wake of this, I thought it would be super helpful to talk about which comfortable, athleisure pieces to incorporate into your style, while still looking put together. Comfort and trendiness can go hand-in-hand, especially because, chancing are if it's comfortable, you're going to wear it more.
How has your weekend been this week? A lot of people are on spring break this week or next, so comment down below if you went or are going anywhere cool! Spring break means it's officially spring right?..even if it might snow this week lol.
Today, in celebration of the blooming spring flowers, we're talking all things color. After doing some research on last month's various fashion weeks, upcoming decor trends, and Pantone's official color forecast, I've created a condensed guide to the colors you need to be rocking this spring and which ones will suit you the best!
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and have survived this colder than expected March weather, especially if you were hit by the, so called, Beast from the East! Luckily, we made it out here with only a couple smaller flurries and a drop in temperature. Our trees are still blooming, as you can see! Today, I thought it would be a great idea to talk about you can re-style and recycle your New Year's Eve, Christmas, and other party dresses to make them more casual and spring appropriate! Wearing dresses in a casual way is one of my favorite outfits.
How are you all doing on this dreary Sunday? Hopefully you've had a restful and fun filled weekend. As per request, I thought I would highlight some of my beloved shoes and some cheeky little tips I used to build my current shoe collection.
It's finally February! We made it through one of the longest months of the year. Congrats! This week, in light of recent women's marches that went on throughout the world a couple weeks ago, I thought I would talk about how we can better support the community of women in our lives. Whether that be the women in your workplace, an online community of women you've never met, or just your closest confidants and best of friends, we should all have each others' backs! You might not have made it to a women's march near you, but here's how you can support women on a smaller, but still important, scale.
I hope you're all doing well on this dreary January morning. Has this not been the longest month ever? It feels like it will never end, and I don't know about you, but we've been having some not-so-lovely weather! Instead of crisp, frosty mornings, we've been having soggy grey ones.
Because of the less than cheerful weather and this never-ending month after the holiday season, I know many of you, like me, is getting a bit bored or feeling uninspired when it comes to your wardrobe. You've probably even resulted to wearing black everyday, which, while easy, can also be quite unexciting. Not to fear though, I'm challenging you to reinvent the way we all wear black.
(My friend from high school, Miranda Meyers took these amazing shots for me, and they're honestly some of my favorites to date. We had so much fun creating these photos and chatting all afternoon! I've been wanting to work with her for ages now. Head over to her blog and instagram and give her amazing work some love.)
After a little holiday break from blogging last week, I'm back on the ball with a new post for you! This one is all about the challenges I'm setting for myself in 2018! Read along and see if you'd like to stick to any of these resolutions yourself and we might just make 2018 the best year yet!
This fall I've been experimenting with different types of accessories and how to style them successfully. Although I'm quite a minimalist when it comes to accessories, I do like to add touches here and there. After researching how all of the most fashionable of fashion bloggers are styling their accessories, I've come up with my tips for successfully embellishing without going overboard!
How has your weekend been? I hope it's been great and comment below what you've been up to. Last week I talked about some of the most inspiring women in my life, so if you haven't read that yet, check it out here! This week I wanted to talk about one of my favorite outfits right now and why I think it works.
I'm sorry to start off on such a serious note, but today, I want to dedicate this post to my incredible, strong, and generous Granny. She passed away a week ago today, and I wanted to honor her within this post to say thank you for inspiring me so much. Speaking of inspiring women, I wanted to talk about some of the amazing women influence me on a day-to-day basis, and why I look up to them. (They also all have amazing style, of course!)
How are you all doing? Leave a comment down below, because I'd love to chat with you and see how things are going with you!
One thing that has really been a big factor in my life lately is stress! While is can sometimes push us to reach our goals, stress can be very consuming, especially to me. I consider myself to be a bit of an anxious worry-wart, but I have been trying out some new mechanisms, to help me enjoy life in the moment and stress just a little less.
How are you doing on this fine Sunday? I hope you've had a great week! I am trying to savor my last weekend before the semester begins tomorrow...I have to admit, I'm not entirely looking forward to it. I know it will be a lot better once I'm into the swing of things though, and this is the last semester of my undergraduate degree, so I need to make the most of it!
Anyway, on to the topic of this week's blog post. Let's talk about making the most of the last few moments of summer. Where I am, we'll most likely have at least another month of warm weather. While I am 100% ready for fall, I'm still thinking of all the summer outfits I need to squeeze in before it cools down. Below is my list of summer pieces you need to wear before it's too chilly!
How are you all feeling on this sunny Sunday morning? I hope you're feeling confident and a little experimental, because I've been challenged by Dia & Co. to 'face my fashion fears', and I think you should too! They've challenged me to wear an outfit/clothing item I might not normally have the confidence to wear, so I've decided to show a little more skin, wear some gorgeous colored sunnies, and some oh-so-badass boots.
This outfit featured a couple out-of-my-comfort-zone elements. I thought I might feel a little self-conscious wearing this, but instead I felt quite the opposite! Wearing this gorgeous outfit has surprisingly made me feel more empowered. The boots made me feel badass, the v-neck dress made me feel pretty and feminine, and the sunnies were of so cool.
I've finally gotten around to filming my Ireland & England haulł Hooray! I had such an amazing trip visiting family and seeing all of the amazing sites that Ireland and England had to offer, so the amazing shopping was just the icing on top of the cake! I think I found some perfect pieces with the help of my mom, Mrs. Cindy, my Auntie Mandy, and my lovely cousin, Neave! Thanks for the help guys! <3 I'm very excited to share it with you, so I hope you enjoy it!
One of the ruts that we often fall into is simply buying from the same, well-known brands over and over and over again. I can't say much myself, because they're convenient, always stocked, and have some pretty great prices, but they can begin to overtake our wardrobes. Whether your go-to is Zara, Target, Forever21, Topshop, or Old Navy, we start to look like a walking advertisement for that brand rather than creating our own unique blend of brands that define our personal style. If you want to have a wardrobe that is more original and not exactly the same as the next girl, you have to put a little work and research into finding new and exciting brands!
Below are just a few of the habits you can get into that might help you find some one-of-a-kind pieces that deserve to be in your closet!
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. Hopefully, you're coping in this summer heat a little better than I am! Every-time I walk outside, I feel like I'm going to instantly melt into a puddle. Hopefully, the temperature is cooler than the impossible 100°F.
Due to this unbearable weather, I thought I should come up with some tips on staying cool and stylish.
How are you all doing this week? I hope you're enjoying summer weather and doing some fun summer activities. I definitely haven't been out in the warm weather as much as I should be (as you can tell from my pasty skin), but this day seemed like a great opportunity to take advantage of the pool.
Since this summer is all about the one-piece, I thought I would find one I love and then help you find the right one for you too!
How is everyone today? I'm sending my well wishes your way. I hope you're having as lovely weather as I am here in the UK!
Today, I thought I should just catch you up on my recent trip to Ireland, and what I think. Below I've included all the reasons you need to get yourselves to Ireland, whether it's food, photogenic locations, or shopping.
I hope you can forgive me for missing last week's post. I was travelling to visit family, and wanted to focus on them for a couple days.
This week, I am in Dublin, Ireland!! I thought it was appropriate to talk about my tips for holiday packing! As a frequent flyer back and forth from England, visiting family, I've learned quite a bit. Typically, airlines restrict you to a certain weight and number of bags when travelling, but with my tips you'll have room for everything you need, including space for all your purchases. As per request, here's the tricks I've learned over the past seventeen years.
Most people have taken or will take the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator at least once in their life. The MBTI is a personality test that determines your psychological preferences, how you view the world, and how you make decisions. Recently, I've been doing research involving my senior project at university, which has lead me to taking it online. I was very impressed and intrigued by the results. Here is one online that I enjoyed taking, because it offers a lot of information about your personality, such as strengths and weaknesses, romantic relationships, and famous people who have the same personality as you. Take the test and comment down below what you got!
After taking this quiz, I wanted to see if there was any way I could relate this to fashion. Below I've listed each personality type and a defining piece that should be in there wardrobe! Comment down below if you agree!
I hope you're all having a wonderful summery weekend, and happy memorial day for all of those in the U.S.! Also, I need to give a special shout out to my wonderful, supportive mother, whose birthday is on Tuesday! Happy birthday lovely lady!
Anyway, a new and exciting way to to accessorize is sweeping through the fashion world, and I just had to tell you. The statement earring is the new way to vamp up your spring/summer outfit.
Anyway, let me introduce, to you, my very favorite summer outfit at the moment...and yes...it features black skinny jeans! Not usually a frequent companion for the summer months, my go-to BDG Urban Outfitters skinnies can still make an appearance in May. For this post, I thought I would let you know how I would style black skinny jeans for a warm summer month.
I hope you've all survived the work-week and are enjoying your weekend! I'm in a great mood because the sun has been shining and there's been a lovely breeze blowing through. Also to all the mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day! I don't know what I'd do without my mom/best friend/biggest supporter, so make sure you treat your mom well and thank her for raising you into the lovely, stylish person you are today.
Now onto this week's style post! What's more summery than a bit of pattern mixing? I know one of the most challenging trends can be mixing and matching patterns, without coming off as a crazy bag lady...So, below are my tips for mixing different patterns, and still looking like a your stylish and sane.
Sorry for my little blogging break last weekend. It was my 22nd birthday and I just wanted to focus on spending time with my lovely friends and family! Thank you to all of those who left me lovely birthday wishes on Facebook and Instagram. You guys are the best! For this week's fashion post, I thought I would go for a more summery look. There is a festival in town this weekend and the sun has been shining everyday, so I thought this look was very appropriate.