“rain drop, drop top”….can i just say I COMPLETELY agree with Donald Glover by saying that Migo’s Bad & Boujee is the BEST song ever. I listen to that song at least 10 times a day. I literally do feel like a bad bitch after that song. Which brings me to this UH-MAZING Trina Turk dress that I wear weekly, because I also feel like a bad bitch every time I wear it.
This week’s motivation monday topic is confidence. Confidence is something I believe every 20-something struggles with, but it is the key to change the future. Your confidence can be the make or break factor in a job interview. I realize more and more confidence comes into play in every little instance in life. Working retail when working with a client I always have to exude my best “fashion confidence” to create that trust factor. Even in fashion, confidence is the key factor to make any outfit complete!
My summer trip to Vancouver was amazing!!! We enjoyed lots of food, drinks, and did lots of sightseeing! My sister, Bryce is legal to drink in Canada so we fully took advantage. #turnup We took a walking tour of Granville Island and thoroughly enjoyed the views and ALL the food. We made a spontaneous trip to buy Canadian weed
(apparently Canadians are pretty lenient with their weed) and visited New Amsterdam Café. As you can see we had a pretty well rounded trip… and this is just the first two days.
can i tell you guys what i listen to all day and night….podcast!!! i love love love listening to podcasts. it’s like listening to a group of friends talking. I never really listened to radio shows, but have podcasts pushed those to the back?
2. I’ll name this podcast later: Joe Budden (the rapper) has an outrageous podcast with his co hosts Rory & Marissa.
3. The Bitch Bible: My favorite LA girl gives hilarious stories from her life & talks reality tv! (Thanks Nicole for the reference)
Can you believe Spring is already here? We only got about 2 weeks of Winter here, so I’m pretty bummed that the temperature is already near the 90s. #hellonearth
With Spring comes spring trends… what are your favs and which do you hate?
To Quote my fairy god mother (in my head) Miranda Prieslwy, “Florals? For Spring”… Groundbreaking.”
Although I (clearly) wear floral prints, they aren’t always my favorite since it’s so easy to just pull out anything floral. I think going forward I’ll be definitely mixing my prints and making my floral print not so typical.
Based off what I saw during Fashion Week, I can’t wait to see the hot trends that arrive this year.
Dress: H&M // Shoes: Zippos//Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
It may still be February (for another week), but my mind is already in April. Coachella is right around the corner and this year I want to be prepared… fashion wise! Last year, I waited to the last moment to shop for my looks and it was a bit stressful. Nothing is worst than being at the mall before it closes the week of Coachella. Plus, everything is gone in your size at that point. My blogger beastie, Niki, has me motivated to shop my looks since she is done with her Coachella shopping.
Also, I’m taking a different direction style wise. Instead of the typical bohemian looks, I’ve been really inspired by the Afropunk musical festival. The festival goers use a mix of modern urban style with traditional African prints and textiles. Maybe I’ve been inspired by formation, but I am really feeling that this year. #Blackgirlmagic #getinformation
I have some very exciting news! I recently moved to a great position at….TRINA TURK! Yes, it was a very unexpected move and I am so happy! I have been welcomed with open arms and I’m happy to be apart of the brand.
The Moss 2 Pant has become one of my favorite go-to pieces in the last few weeks. The fit is impeccable and the print is fantastic. You can style these so many different ways which definitely helps me. Since I work in Palm Springs, I often transition my work looks to go out for drinks… and such!
I styled my pants for a fun easy daytime look. I paired the Moss Pant with my Green Trina Turk sweater and denim slip on sneakers. Easy going for brunch on a Sunday before hitting the town.
Then to transition to night, I changed into my strappy Chinese Laundry heels and I added my H&M leather jacket. Perfect for a chilly night!
Which look is your fav?
Sweater: Trina Turk
Pants: Trina Turk
Sneakers: Kate Spade
Heels: Nordstrom Rack
Sometimes when I shoot for the blog I have impromtu looks that I “know” will work in my head.
Thankfully, I know my body and style so my looks typically work. I’ve been sitting on this post for about a month, because when I saw the pictures…i wanted to run to the gym!
My concept was a winter pocho w/ bootie look. Well I should’ve known that poncho was tough, because when you aren’t a size 2 ponchos sometimes make you look bigger. They sometimes can lay well and other times… they expand you another 3 sizes. Yikes, right?
While not every shot looks bad…This was a blogger fail and I definitely own it. #onlylooksformybody
My style tip for women with my body shape would be: Wear pieces that are more fitted to your body. That typically slim me out and are still flattering. Just don’t forget those spanx ladies! 🙂
A few weeks ago, my friend Courtney let me know she would be coming to LA from ATL. I haven’t seen Courtney since I’ve moved to Cali so I HAD to make the drive to LA for her.
Since I’m a few hours out, I have to trips to LA count for the full day. I decided to hit Santa Monica to enjoy a day of shopping and ocean view. I can’t remember that last time I saw the ocean…
I went a little crazy in Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, and so many other stores… it was a great day. I’ve been into a Nasty Gal boutique so I stopped in the one at the 3rd Street Promenade… It was an interesting.
Nasty Gal boutiques are kind of what you expect. Semi-overpriced “vintage looking” pieces. They definitely cater to that rich girl in LA who likes that look.
After shopping, I picked up Courtney and her friends Hira and Nabihah. We all squeezed into my tiny Fiat and headed to dinner. We found this awesome Mexican spot near their Air B n B. The food was so good that I couldn’t finish.
After a margarita and a shot of Tequila… Tequila won! It was a great day in LA and I can’t wait to go back.
This year has been a whirlwind and I can’t believe it’s already coming to a close.
This year has been amazing and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. This was the first year that I didn’t start the year with a vision board, but I believe it allowed me to achieve personal goals at my own time.
What’s better than wrapping up the year in a wrap dress? I love this printed Faux wrap dress from Target. Wrap dresses are always a fashion essential in every woman’s closet.
They are so functional and you can dress them up and down.