Sports Mesh

I made these sports mesh snap pants for By Nadia Aboulhosn a few months back. Dinah Jane from 5th Harmony actually wore them in the He Like That music video with the red sports mesh cropped hoodie. She looked so damn poppin. Lauren from 5th Harmony is wearing my By Nadia Aboulhosn red sports mesh shorts that snap on the side. They're both so fuckin hot I had to center myself when watching it. xo

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Damaged Goods

When I use to live in the Miami area I shot with Jeff Olson (one of the best photographers out) for Damaged Magazine. I'm happy to be able to finally release the photos and they are absolutely gorgeous! I styled all the looks almost a year ago so I'll try my best to get pieces that are almost exact below. Shout out to Virginia for hair and make up! Check out the interview Damaged Goods Magazine did with me. I touch a little bit on designing. xo

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Trust Yourself

Last week I flew to New York and teamed up with Trojan to sit and talk about how important it is to trust yourself and your intuition. I sat on a panel with three other amazing and inspirational women, Alba Alvarado, Amanda Seales, and Logan Levkoff. We all spoke on body positivity, health, confidence, and not being ashamed to purchase and carry condoms, especially as a woman. I think the more we bring it up in discussion, the more normalized it becomes. From that, women would be less shy to purchase and carry them. I love that Trojan is working on normalizing it and has spent the past 4 years working on this Trojan XOXO release. It has the cutest carrying case that almost looks like make up wipes. We get it, men are suppose to carry condoms according to societies standards but it's so important to protect yourself and it's better to be safe than sorry. Please please please don't be ashamed to carry. I always say if you go in to a store and feel somewhat shy, the checkout clerk more than likely doesn't care and if they do, you'll probably never see them again and what they think of you isn't as important as your health. xx Photo Aug 09, 1 04 57 PM Photo Aug 09, 6 00 56 PM Photo Aug 10, 11 10 58 AM Photo Aug 09, 7 35 07 PM

Ruffled

“It's very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's also the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.” -Mitch Albom

This weekend is Amado's 30th birthday so were headed to the woods for a few days to get away which is something I feel I always need. I think about how much time we spend together and how grateful I am to have someone in my life who has the same values as me. Anyways, I wore this outfit earlier last month when we visited our family in Florida. I want to wear a massive amount of ruffles always just because.

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Summers in Miami

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." ― Kenneth Blanchard

I'm tempted to wear lighter color palettes while in Florida just because. I love nothing more than these oversized shirts from River Island that I wear as a dress. I have one I wore for a recent beauty campaign which is nude with wide blue stripes that I paired with some light grey thigh high boots. When I saw this specific style came out in different color ways, I knew I needed it. They have super dope corset belts when you have the need to snatch your waist. This River Island one I'm wearing has a zip back so it's easier to get on and off.

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Florida Ting

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” -Calvin Coolidge

I've been on a two week vacation back in Florida visiting family. It's always odd in a way to be back where you came from. Reminiscing about certain spots I use to take blog pictures and to think I've been doing this for the past 7 years of my life is pretty intense. I've had so much growth over the years, especially with my style. Well, I actually use to wear bras as tops and what I'm wearing now is technically a swim top from River Island but I'm wearing it as a crop top so does that count as growth? haha! I'm actually obsessed with these frill/ruffle like pants from them. Back then I would've been hesitant to wear them but I'm all for ruffles and frills which River Island has the most of this Summer!

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Oscar de la Renta

Currently in South Florida attempting to get my tan on but there's an overcast because it's about to storm. Living in LA I almost forgot how humid it is over here even though I spent most of my life in Florida. I use to love the humidity because it makes my hair have more volume and my face glow like I'm pregnant or have the best highlighter ever made. We rented a little AirBnB with a pool so I've been outside getting my tan and cuteness on in this Oscar de la Renta swim suit from Flagpole. I want to be this extra all Summer long. Jr liked the lighting in the bathroom so he made me stand and take pictures in there and I was down mainly because my tan looks poppin. haha!

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Vancouver

My friend and forever hair stylist Lucas had a birthday coming up so he wanted to take a quick trip for the weekend to the woods somewhere North of Vancouver. Jr and I flew up to Seattle, where Lucas lives, and then from there drove up. We stayed in downtown Vancouver one night and then the next 3 nights we headed North headed towards Squamish. We hiked around the 4 Lakes River, BBQ'd a bunch of food, and threw rocks at each other like we were kids. haha. We also played would you rather drinking game which I don't recommend unless you want to find out some shit.

As far as my looks, I put some links below but the tan boots I'm wearing are adidas GSG9's and the other hiking boots I'm wearing in the forest are SALEWA. They're the boots me and Junior swear by for trips. When we went to Iceland and Belize we'd wear them because they're super comfortable and water resistant and you barely slip in them. They're pretty expensive but worth it. My green sweatpants I got from H&M right before we left.

Really going to try and do more Youtube videos. I know you guys keep saying it would be dope but I'm the worst when it comes to holding a camera up all the time! Watch our trip below!

Bright Stripes

"A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." -B.F. Skinner

I remember the first time I heard about River Island was a few months before Rihanna did a line with them. Of course when Rihanna and RI released their line together, I became even more obsessed. But what I've always noticed and loved most is that they're always on trend with things like ruffles, off the shoulder looks, or distressed denim, but their trendy pieces somehow always look different and more unique than what you see here in the America. Their design team is A1.

Can we discuss their co-ordinates? It's one of the first tabs I click when I'm on their site. I picked out this two piece asymmetrical top with matching ruffles shorts. How cute are these little lime green mules? I can't stop wearing them. They pair so well with almost anything. I threw them on with a cute pair of skinny jeans to a meeting last week in NY and contemplating on getting another pair just to have whenever I outwear these ones. Be sure to check out River Island. They're definitely one of my favorite brands.

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Night Time Routine

*The following post is sponsored by Refinery 29 & Estee Lauder. All opinions are my own!

For as long as I can remember I've always had a routines in my life. It's what really keeps me centered and my life in order, especially the more hectic my schedule gets. I can remember being 15 years old growing up in Florida and being sure to put SPF on my face every single day just to avoid wrinkles in the future. I can't stress enough how important it is to adopt a skincare regiment that's right for you, especially a night time one. I love night time routine's because sleep is so important and how I wake up really sets the tone for the rest of my day. Just because I had a good night's sleep, doesn't mean I always wake up looking like I did the day before because I didn't have a nighttime routine.

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I remember my mom going to department stores when I was a kid and getting products from the Estee Lauder counters. I love Estee Lauder because they have such an amazing array of serums and products that work so well with anyone at any age. This week I incorporated Estee Lauder's advanced night repair products and incorporated them into what I normally do on a regular night. Most days this week I had make up on because I had back-to-back photo shoots. As soon as I got back home each day, I used the Night Repair Micro-Cleansing Foam which helps remove make up and pollution from the skin. L.A. can sometimes feel like walking in a giant cloud of smog, well actually, I more than likely am.

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My favorite thing was the Recovery Power Foil Mask. Most masks I've used before don't really cover your entire face but Estee's foil mask comes in two separate pieces. You first apply the top half over your face and then the lower half so it covers everything without lifting off your nose like most masks do. As soon as I took it off, my skin instantly looked less dull, brighter, and more even.

I'm part Middle Eastern so my dark circles and sunken eyes are pretty much genetic. Majority of my life I've been trying to make them less noticeable. Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum went on super smoothly and felt very lightweight. Some creams can feel heavy around the eye, but this one wasn't.

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Your routine may be slightly different than mine but one thing is for sure - our bodies heal the most when we're sleeping so why not prepare ourselves for it? I feel better when my skin looks healthier so be sure to drink plenty of water and find the right night time routine for you. I hope this helps!

In the wind

"Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself." -Oprah

Jr, Shevah, and I took a mini road trip out to the Poppy Reserves last weekend and it was so gorgeous. We decided to shoot a few pictures and they came out looking like a desktop background. In the first picture, I'm wearing a satin like tunic as a dress from Marina Rinaldi who makes super stunning pieces. The brown mini dress in the last few pictures are from my By Nadia line.

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Tied Up

“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.

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