Plunge

3/04/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey

I'm finally back home in NY and settled in. For all of February I've been hopping around from Florida to LA. I literally paid my apartment rent and didn't stay for more than a day at home in the month of February. I blame it on the snow. I'm not built for it. Now it's officially March and I can't even believe I'm typing this but my capsule collection I desgined for boohoo comes out in a little over 2 weeks. Mark your calendars for March 23rd. In the meantime, here is some more boohoo to prep you for it! I can wear plunge neck dresses all day, thanks to me barely having any breasts.

Wearing: boohoo plunge neck dress, vintage drop earrings, Guess ankle strap heels

Iron Eye Retna

3/02/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ” ― Oprah Winfrey

These past 2 weeks that I've been in Los Angeles have been a whirlwind. A lot of my past coming back into the present so I've been just trying to cope with it all. It's one of those times when you know things are happening for a reason now to set you up for your future and I'm sort of just sitting back trying to take it all in and figure out what it means. On a side note, I can't believe it's already March.

Photography : Frankie White

Wearing: Forever 21 booties, high waisted black pants, red long sleeve top

Active Wear

2/23/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
Ahhhh. Working out. The thing I hate doing most but love the result and how it makes me feel. I use to be really active through my teenage years. I was the only girl on the Freshman football team at my high school. I use to power clean, weight lift, bench press, suicide rounds, mile runs, all of that. Now that my schedule is so hectic, I have to find time to really get my workouts in. I'm currently in LA visiting my best friend Shevah for two weeks. I'm mainly here for her but made sure I had some shoots and meetings while here because I can never fully have a vacation. I told her I wanted to hike every other day while there. My workout routine is probably one of the top questions I get daily so I'm going to make it a point to start doing more workout posts. I have to add, people always ask "how do you not have any cellulite?" I definitely do have cellulite, I don't have a ton of it but it's definitely there. All I know is it's probably genetic that I don't have a lot for the kind of legs I have. I also like wearing as little clothes as possible when I work out. For example, this Addition Elle 2 piece set which comes out in a month.

Hiking is new to me because I'm originally from Florida where there are no hills. I've come to the conclusion that my favorite part of hiking is talking to all the dogs walking by and having their owners look at me like I'm crazy. I also busted my ass like 4 times, as you can see the skid marks on my shins. Running up mountains full speed with wood chips on the ground is not a good idea. I tried being cute and having my hair halfway up for these pictures and then I got really out of breath and sweaty so I decided to put it all the way up and stop bullshitting. Cali's mountains are really pretty though. They remind me of my trip to Greece.

Okay so usually what I do is 30 minutes of straight cardio every other day. For this day in particular, I jogged 15 minutes straight, then did crossovers and side-to-sides. Crossovers are when you're running sideways but cross each foot over the other while twisting your upper body. Side-to-sides are when you run/hop sideways and your heels meet and separate. After that I power walked for 15 more minutes. Every morning I wake up and stretch so when I get to the gym I'm already stretched out. I always do a follow up stretch after I'm done working out to cool down and not stop abruptly. I advise not going to workout with your best friend because you'll already be out of breath from working out but also out of breath from laughing hysterically at the sounds effects they make while you work out.

Wearing: Additon Elle 2-piece workout set, Nike Roshe Run shoes

Skin Tight Floral

2/16/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“When your mind wants to bolt, but your heart hangs on, it is because you don’t know with absolute certainty what the truth is. When you waste so much time on something that you want to believe is true, you begin to overthink things. Eventually, something obvious becomes twisted into something absurd, which keeps us from believing a simpler answer. Over time, you believe your own lies and fantasies to shield yourself from hurt, when following what is logical would have been the quickest way to healing. It is through your own self-imposed delusions that you lose your perspective. The world then becomes different to you when in fact you are different. Why? Because your own ego gets in the way. Everyone wants to feel special. Everyone wants to have faith in others. Everyone wants to believe in fairytales, happy endings and have all bad interactions with others explained. It is easier to sit in denial with your delusions. You have commonsense and intuition, but you didn’t like how it made you feel. You sacrifice choosing to do right, in order to avoid pain. However, you don't realize that you have been in pain for a really long time and believed this was how happiness felt.” ― Shannon L. Alder

I've been home in Florida this past week. The only time I had off was last week so I spontaneously bought a ticket to Orlando the day before I went. There's something about being home that puts things into perspective for me. I can appreciate NY for what it is. I've been living there for almost 4 years and for some reason the second I stepped off the plane to Florida, I missed it more than ever. I missed the weather, the blue skies, no overcast, the grass, the birds, parking spots. I could easily move back here to buy a home. I went and laid out by the pool like a giant sloth. I went on a swan paddle boat and got out of breath quickly. I saw old friends. It has been such an amazing time. Thank you to my good friend Anthony Benitez for taking these pictures!

Wearing: Forever 21 floral dress, Steve Madden nude heels

Valentine Fine

2/05/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. There are a few rules I know to be true about love: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike." -Morrie Schwartz

Ahhh. Valentine's Day. A day where I act like I don't care if I get a present but secretly do and if I don't I get pissed. haha j/k j/k. I want presents every day, not just Valentine's. The second best part of Valentine's Day is the color scheme. Pink or red, I love them both equally. The first best is obviously the candy. Tip: the day after Valentine's Day will have all the good candy 75% off, just saying. My favorite look from this mood board is the red suit on the top right. Still fits the occasion even though it's not your typical date dress. If anyone asks, on Valentine's Day I'll be home, skyping my best friend, eating a tub of ice cream. j/k...I'll be depositing checks. The 15th you'll find me at every Walgreens and Rite Aid clearing out the discounted candy.