Silk the Shocker

5/25/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
"Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own." -Robert Tew

Last September I was in London and went to Evans fashion show. They had this stunning 2-piece satin set that blew me away. I'm pretty sure model Marquita Pring was wearing it and I'm also pretty sure I said out loud, "oooohhh ima need that." haha. Is it an issue that I went and got my nails done just for this outfit? That's how long I've been waiting for it to arrive at my front door. It's this gorgeous silver grey and the detail on the neck is so intricate you barely need any other jewelry. Giles Deacon is a genius for this. PS: I love you. The drop earrings I'm wearing are also from the jewelry edit I recently did with Daisy & Eve for Evans.

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Giles Deacon Silver Grey Embellished Blouse
Giles Deacon Silver Grey Wide Leg Trousers
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Evans back drop earring
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Double Slit Maxi

5/22/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” - Steve Jobs

It felt so good going home to Florida. I found this dress in my closet before I left. I got it from the thrift store in Florida before I even moved to NY 4 years ago. I've been looking at homes to buy. I've already spoke with the banks about mortgage loans. It's happening. I think my time in NY is up. My gut keeps telling me to go back home and make memories with my family. My career allows me to work mostly from home, thankfully. I figure I can travel when and where I need to and still invest my money into a home instead of throwing it all into rent each month. NY has definitely been good to me. My career picked up here, I fell in love here, I struggled and excelled here. I'm ready to go back to what's really home, which is where my family is. Career and work are extremely important to me but I don't want years to pass and regret consuming my 20s with nothing but work and it be too late to make memories with the people who truly matter. I'm excited to find my untouchable hustle again that got me here in th first place. I feel like I lost it while being in NY believe it or not. I'm inspired more by where I came from. It reminds me how much I've grown, how hard I had to work to get here, and allows me to not be so hard on myself because I sometimes feel like I'm not doing enough. All around NY has been amazing to me but I want to start owning and investing in myself. I'm excited for this new life move.

Wearing: Thrifted maxi dress, Macys strap heels, butter LONDON red nail polish, Sephora lovecraft matte lipstick, Swarovski studded earrings

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Edits with Evans

5/18/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
Last Summer I did a jewelry edit with Daisy & Eve for Evans to showcase my favorite pieces from their collection. I'm back at it again, this time with the amazing Lydia Hudgens who captured all these stunning pieces and looks. Last edit, the crew came from London and we shot around various locations in NYC. This time they came, we went to the Mondrian Hotel and shot. I could live inside that hotel for ever. My favorite pieces from their collection are the ear jackets and paper glitter rings. I posted the paper glitter ring on my Instagram not too long ago and kept being asked where it's from. I also got a call from my mom asking for one haha. I love Daisy & Eve because their pieces look so elegant but are still super affordable. The rings and bracelets are even available in larger sizes. I like that Daisy & Eve combines both gold and silver together in various pieces of jewelry. It always makes it easier to style an outfit that way.

Check out my entire Jewelry Edit over at Evans here! INSIDE_5 INSIDE_3 WHITE_6 WHITE_5 LACE_5 PANTS_4 PANTS_2 LUNCH_5 LUNCH_1 BLACK_5 BLACK_2 PINK_5 PINK_1

All photos captured by Lydia Hudgens

Boomin

5/13/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.” ― Alysha Speer

I've been absent from actual blog posts for a while. These past 2 weeks I've been super busy. I shot with Lucky Magazine for a denim feature, then shot my Addition Elle Capsule Collection in NY the day before I left for Florida. I signed to a new agency. I opened up an actual business. Working heavy. Then I got to Florida and basked in the sun for 4 days straight like a sloth just laying around. I miss how slow Florida is, how relaxed I am over here. I can't deny that I miss a routine though. Since I've been here in the hot weather I haven't really worn anything else other than a robe with a swimsuit underneath, even wore it to the grocery store. No cares given. None.

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In the Physical

4/22/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
"It's something about when you grab the fabrics now that feels like the energy of your first year in college versus the energy of that last year in high school" -Kanye West

Such a good feeling being able to wear something you designed. I got all the pieces from my Nadia Aboulhosn x Boohoo collection last week and sort of just stared at them hanging in my closet for like 15 minutes straight. This is the first outfit I fully styled with this skort from my collection. This top is from @sirenenyc_ on instagram and I love love love her pieces.

Wearing: Nadia x Boohoo asymmetric skort, Sirene NYC pink bralette, Topshop light pink heels, ASOS pink watch, DSC_0337

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