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“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie

I love that quote from Dale Carnegie. I've read many of his books from How to Win Friends and Influence People to How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. It really helped me a few years back when I was at a lower point in my life. Lately, I've been having those feelings again. Two times a year or so I get in this really weird funk where I feel agitated and don't feel like myself. It almost feels like when I'm in one place for too long I feel like leaving. I get bored pretty quickly and if I'm not working constantly, keeping my schedule busy, or traveling, I feel stuck in one place. I love that quote so much because it really is true that your thoughts set the tone for many things in life and how you perceive your day. It's been helping me through this time. On another note, I did a little shoot in my Amina dress from By Nadia! Hope you guys have an amazing week and keep your thoughts positive like I'm trying to.

BUYBy Nadia Aboulhosn Amina dress in baby blue
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Last week I went to a Pretty Little Things Event and decided to wear this to it. I shot a few pictures beforehand since I was casually looking cute. Side note: I can't stop listening to Kendrick's new album DAMN. Other than that I been debating on when to buy tickets back to Florida to visit family because I miss them and need to go back to my essence for a quick second. I wore these black leggings with the oversized black denim jacket I designed for my last collection with Addition Elle. My booties are from Public Desire and I'm obsessed with them.

BUYBad Meaning Good pom pom purse
BUYsimilar Topshop denim jacket
BUYChampion black leggings
BUYPublic Desire booties
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"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." -Dale Carnegie

I'm such a fan of Marina Rinaldi. There are soooo many good pieces, especially trousers. I went on a trip a few years back to Thessaloniki, Greece and happened to be walking around and saw her store. I've been in love ever since. These red wide-cut trousers are from Marina. I threw on a wide ribbed crop top, a coat, and a pair of ankle strap black heels.

BUYMarina Rinaldi wide-cut red trousers
BUYblack faux fur coat (similar)
BUYwhite crop top
BUYSteve Madden ankle strap heels
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"Be true to yourself, and stick with who you are through thick and thin without letting anyone dilute your essence." -Kimora Lee Simmons

A month ago I shot with Status Magazine and did a quick little interview with them. I talk briefly about how in the beginning years of me blogging I was afraid to show certain sides of myself on my blog and different social media platforms for various reasons. I didn't want to put my personal life too out there incase things fell through and I ended up getting out of a relationship but mainly because I didn't want to scare brands off with my personality. I actually had to fight for meetings with people and would have people in the industry tell me I wasn't wholesome enough or too this or too that. It was hard finding a space for me, it still is. I'm not a cookie cutter blogger who uses the word freaking instead of fuckin or if every once in a while I want to use a rap quote in an Instagram post I can because I feel like it. It was also really hard for me going back and forth between "role model" and regular every day Nadia who wants to be petty and defend myself when someone talks out on my name. I have noticed the older I get, the more that I'm doing what I love with the people I love, the less concerned I am with what people think of me or what they're saying. I hope to always be a role model to people but I think it's important to be true to who I am, that's what I want someone to take away from seeing or being around me, even if that means you're petty somedays. I'm just so grateful to have spent that last 7 years blogging and modeling and impacting women, and hopefully some men in a positive way to feel good about themselves or work harder or break whatever barriers they're facing. I feel sort of relieved that my end goal in this industry was my own fashion line, that doesn't mean I'm going to slow down at this moment but we'll see what happens. Hope you guys love this interview and there's more pictures so I'll post those in a new post later on this week! xo

BUYForever 21 drawstring shorts
BUY Public Desire Perspex booties
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Photographed by Irvin Rivera
Styled by Monica Cargile
Make up by Joseph Adivari
Hair by Cherry Petenbrink
"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them." -Stephen Kaggwa

I did a quick run to ASOS pop up showroom last week here in LA and wore something simple, for comfort. I originally bought these olive flatforms at ALDO back in NY last September before I left for Iceland. The Marie dress from By Nadia is so easy to pair with tans and greens because it's the perfect true brown.

BUYolive green flatforms
BUYby nadia aboulhosn MARIE dress
BUYoversized men's camo jacket
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I spent most of 2016 bleaching my hair, toning it caramel, then blonde, and then last but not least, silver/grey. I went to NYFW with it and Iceland, which lasted a total of two weeks until I gave up and went back to my natural color brown hair. I ended up cutting 3-4 inches of hair off so the damaged hair was manageable. I'd let it grow and cut it, let it grow so more and cut it again so that I won't have any colored hair left and it cold all be virgin again. I only have a tiny bit of frizz left from what is still colored hair. Evo sent me their new smooth shampoo, conditioner, and leave in and it works so damn well! I did a quick shampoo and conditioner then while my hair was still damp, put in the treatment.
BUY Evo Mane Tamer shampoo
BUYEvo Mane Tamer conditioner
BUYEvo lockdown treatment
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Spring is finally here! I teamed up with JCPenney to show you my favorite trends this Spring. There are so many on-trend pieces at JCP that it's hard to choose from! What's better than wearing almost all white to bring in Spring? I'm really in to redefining tops. My first take on redefining tops was wearing sweatshirts and oversized men's shirts as dresses with heels or sneakers. But now I like off the shoulder tops and bold shoulder looks. It can change the look of an outfit instantly. JCP has so many other stunning tops but I really love the ruffles along the wrist and neckline of this Belle & Sky top. I snatched my all white short shorts from Nicole by Nicole Miller to keep the all white look going. I incorporated a blush block heel to complete my look. Blush has been a major color for some time now so it's only right and it also goes so well with my baby blue purse. I've also been adding more and more block heels to my closet because I can run all of my errands without having to sacrifice my comfort. You guys can shop my look below all at JCP!

BUYJCP off-shoulder ruffle top
BUYNicole Miller stretch woven shorts
BUYblush clear block heels
BUYbaby blue colorblock purse
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