lead by example.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams

My trip to Florida is now over. I'm getting ready to head straight to the airport. I had an amazing time seeing family and friends. Honestly, deep down inside, I'm dying to purposely miss my flight haha! Well, I'm doing a give-away contest! I received this super cute studded bow-tie necklace from Created by Fortune who wanted to give my followers a chance to get one too! All you have to do is leave a comment here with your email and do ONE of the following. 1) Like Created by Fortunes FB page OR 2) Follow her on Twitter. Good luck everyone! Also, don't forget my Shop & Swap event I'm co-hosting May 1st from 6-9 PM at Tammany Hall in NYC! See you there!

thrifted blouse & corset & denim shorts; studded bow-tie necklace c/o Created by Fortune; JC Tardy Boots


i see through all that.

"Your only limits are self-imposed."

Time is winding down so quickly. I fly back to Florida this Thursday the 19th. It's all I've been thinking about. Being able to see my family, being able to step back into my comfort zone for a few days, see my room, the rest of my belongings. My life feels like its pretty much scattered all over the place. Some in Florida, some in New Jersey, and the rest in New York. I've been good at keeping it all together. May 1st is also right around the corner where I'm co-hosting the Shop and Swap event in NYC from 6-9. I'd want nothing more than to see my fans. Before posting this, I went to reply to questions on tumblr since I get such a heavy amount of messages there. I was feeling super homesick. As confident as I am, there are times I feel lost. The first message that came up was anonymous from a girl who suffered with an eating disorder. She wrote "Seeing your freedom, your beauty, has liberated me. I aspire to be like you. Today I decided I will never count calories ever again. I'm going to LIVE!" Changed my mood drastically. You guys teach me as much as I teach you, if not more. As much as you're thankful for me, I'm even more grateful for you. Thank you for everything you guys do for me.

sheer buffalo exchange top; curate a collection leggings c/o sugarlips


instinctive urge for growth.

"I have no problem with whatever the next big look is. Just don't try to tell me that only one look is beautiful." -Alek Wek

Guess what? I've been featured in REFINERY 29! YAY! Everyone check out my feature HERE! The thing I love most about moving to New York is meeting and collaborating with creative people who have as much passion for what they do as me. Working with people who genuinly have love for their art constantly inspires me. Ive been patiently waiting for a warmer day in NY so I can bust out my high waisted under garments. A warm day finally came and I quickly grabbed my almost see through Nation Ltd. maxi dress and then threw on a blouse over. I love mixing different hues together, its been my new thing lately. When I found out Melo-X, a creative music, fashion, and art genius made denim accessories, I had to have them. I was able to exclusively get a denim headband and matching ring way before anyone can even purcahse them. This is just a small preview of his accessories that he'll be launching in the next few months when he comes off tour. I'll keep you guys updated when his accessories launch, but for now, check out his work HERE!

nation ltd dress, thrifted blouse, melo-x ring and headband


pastel pedals.

"No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece."

This year has gone by extremely fast. Where has it all gone? I think little by little I'm getting more use to being away from home and living up north alone. I'm probably just saying that because I bought my ticket to Florida and know I'll be leaving in less than 2 weeks to visit and attend a friend's wedding. Either way, I can't wait to see everyone. These next weeks are going to be extra hectic for me. I'm sorting and getting together all of my clothes for the Shop and Swap event I'm hosting on May 1st. I'm going to post the flyer after every post to remind you guys! I can't wait to see all of you there!

thrifted blouse and skirt, jessica simpson platforms


mirrors in my mind.

"Nothing will work unless you do." -Maya Angelou

My mind and thought process are pretty much all over the place always. I've been having this huge urge to not make myself up as much as I use to, atleast for now. These past 2 weeks, I've been wanting to look more natural, no nail polish, and light to barely any make-up. Well, it's not like I use to wear a TON of make up to begin with, but I think it's important to still feel confident with yourself without constantly being made up. The other night I saw a female write underneath a photo of mine, something along the lines of, 'she forgot to do her hair?' I giggled of course, as I always do when dumb remarks are made. I thought to myself that this is the EXACT reason why I haven't been making myself up lately. We all know the wonders of make-up AND photoshop. I don't want my followers to be misled. This is how I look. My hair not done, my finger and toe nails unpainted, no photoshop, just an outfit.

purple cutout blouse c/o fashion to figure