September 21, 2014

Meet My Love

“There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like. In business, people negotiate to win. They negotiate to get what they want. Maybe you’re too used to that. Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.” ― Morrie Schwartz

A while back we did a video for Addition Elle called #meetmylove. I've always been really hesitant about talking about my personal life for many reasons. People get invested in it, start shedding their opinions, I get really protective about loved ones, and I was also worried that I'd be in a relationship and it not last, then here everyone's asking questions that I don't want to answer.

Despite all of that, I wanted to do this video because I think it is important to talk about love, especially in a time where so many people don't invest in it. It seems like relationships are obsolete and have become very much about hooking up with no emotion so I think it's important to focus on love when you can. I always think about Drake's lyrics "We live in a generation of, not being in love, and not being together, but we sure make it feel like we're together." My parents have been together almost 30 years and seeing them and what they have always made me want the same for myself. Before we got together, I was really hesitant because I'd tell myself I wasn't ready for a relationship, that I'm focused on my career. I didn't want to put emotion into something that wasn't guaranteed. No relationships was guaranteed for me, on the other hand, my career was. I had so many past relationships fail, it's hard for me to trust people, and you never know anyone's full intentions. I'd come up with excuses like "I'm focused on my career", which there was some truth behind it but I slowly realized that if you really want to make something work, you will. I made my career work, I can make a relationship work, it just has to be the right person. You can have all the success in the world but having someone to share it with was something I lacked. I needed someone who uplifted me, had the same values as me, wanted similar things in life, and someone I can constantly learn from and build together instead of holding each other down. I think we all need that, I think we all want and need real, genuine love. If not, then at least to experience it once. So big thank you to Addition Elle for focusing on this! Such a great concept! xx

Also, I just have to say that I know I say I don't like romance in the video, some of it is needed though! You have to have some sort of romance, I just don't like the overly gushy kind that is weird like serenading to me from a balcony playing the guitar, which has almost happened to me in the past.



September 18, 2014

Thessaloniki

"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world." -Gustave Flaubert

While in London for two weeks, I took a few days out to go to Thessaloniki, Greece. It was incredible. Every night I was there, I was up answering emails trying to make sure I don't fall behind or lose out on opportunities. The last morning I woke up at 6am to see the sun come up on the hotel balcony and it instantly gave me a new outlook. I find myself working so hard sometimes, trying to make up for time lost that I get so caught up in my work and don't really enjoy life. I think I get to points in my life where I feel so uninspired. Having the privilege to travel and see the world really put things into perspective for me, especially seeing the sun come up over incredibly gorgeous mountains like the ones in Thessaloniki. Also, quick thank you to Dev for all my pictures! I have more shots from Greece coming up. xx

Wearing: Swimsuits for All Robyn Lawley one piece swimsuit, gold bodychain

September 12, 2014

Kickin in the Door

“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 head even, you experience them fully and completely.” ― Mitch Albom

I've been in London and Greece the past week and a half so pardon my absence. I've come to the conclusion that I could definitely live in London. I say this every time I come here and then never go through with it which is unusual because I do everything I say I'm going to. Maybe next year. I'll have my Greece pictures up soon.

Wearing: basic v-neck tee, grey moto jeans, black patent heels, roseandono sunglasses, red black flannel shirt, hoop earrings

September 3, 2014

Miami

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustave Flaubert

Last month I flew to Miami for a few days to shoot a video. Since my parents only live a few hours from there, they both drove down to see me for a day. My mom actually took these pictures. I know you read this so thanks mom! Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I get bored quick so I like having a change of scenery. Miami isn't really new to me since I use to go there all the time when I lived in Florida. I will be actually having another change of scenery when I go to London for 2 weeks this today.

Wearing: Forever 21 boyfriend jeans, white bodysuit, white pointy pumps, white mesh jacket, white gold watch, Essie mesmerize nail polish

August 29, 2014

Pink Floral Jumpsuit

"Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it." -Hardy D. Jackson

Still trying to grasp the fact that I'm Boohoo's brand ambassador. I'm finally able to show you a little behind the scenes video from when I was in Manchester last May shooting with the boohoo team for their AW 14 line. I'm also wearing their pink floral jumpsuit and white ankle strap heels in the shots below. I love how comfortable it is. I have a few more boohoo looks coming out soon, so keep an eye out for them! It's exciting to see the coverage their line is getting. Check out the Refinery 29 post on the collab, Pop Sugar, and LOOK Magazine. To everyone in Australia, I'm in the Cosmopolitan magazine there too! Also, you can watch the behind the scenes video at the bottom of this post! xx

Wearing: boohoo pink floral jumpsuit, boohoo white strap heels, Gold drop necklace, Vivid Rose Maybelline lipstick