Saturday, January 28, 2017

We're Halfway There

Legit wasn't it just Christmas? This month is almost at a close which is translation for my last first-semester of high school is done (ooohhhhhh we're halfway there...)/February aka my "birthmonth" is almost here. Crazy right. I have been accepted into all the colleges I applied to, so I have some BIG decisions to make in between everything else going on at the moment. Especially one project in particular where I will be teaming up with someone huge that you 100% know for a styling project. I wish I could say more, but you will just have to see for yourself. I think I may do a vlog so you can see a complete behind-the-scenes. If you haven't seen my first vlog yet make sure to check out my last blog post showing my glam room tour. It was kind of a trial run video, but I liked it enough to keep on doing more.

Anyway, off I go in my cardigan from Zaful that is practically like wearing a blanket. Best thing ever. This is the only free weekend I am going to have for the next few weeks and even though I say "free" I am still going to be working on blog content for hours; I just didn't happen to schedule any events or appearances. Hey, but you know what they say, "If you love what you do it's not work." True that.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Zaful and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Runway Ready: Plus Edition

Friday night I was invited by Frankee, the director of Runway Ready, to watch their designer-collective fashion show. Now I've been to a lot of shows in my day, but this was the first I have attended where all the models were plus sized. Thinking back to fashion shows I have modeled in many didn't included plus size models at all. This show had a great concept because there is definitely lack of diversity in the fashion industry, so it was enlightening to see recognition of the beauty of models with a little bit more curves. 

I was able to watch the ladies walk for two upcoming designers, Plaza Restores and Prettyeyes Couture. Also, in between we were serenaded by the extremely talented Rachael Hendricks and her guitarist, Jordan. Talk about the voice of an angel. Check out the videos below to see a recap of both designers!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Night on the Town

I am a (very) strong believer in saying there are no rules to fashion, but I wish some people would think about practicality. Example: dressing appropriately for the given weather. I'm constantly seeing girls freezing for fashion in twenty degree weather for the sake of looking cute. Like girl your outfit is bomb, but what are you doing.

With that being said I think it is so much easier to dress up a look with jeans when mother nature isn't cooperating with your wardrobe. I put on this grey cold-shoulder long-sleeved top and blue suede clear-heeled booties from Amiclubwear. My goal was to stray away from the farmers jeans look and make it look like I tried. Something I love about this outfit is that this top can be worn in so many ways. I thought the booties were the perfect compliment because suede and clear boots are so on point right now. I definitely think they will be a popular item around NYFW this season. It's just one of those times where anything goes.

Let me know if you will be around during NYFW!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Amiclubwear and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Warm & Cozy

lt's January and New York is cold. No, it is actually worse than that. It is ridiculously freezing and not even a boiling macchiato can cure the chill I feel as I run to my car. I am honestly so jealous of my friends living in LA at the moment. This khaki hooded coat I wore is from Sammydress. I especially love the matching belt that came with it that coincidentally matched the Michael Kors booties I am wearing. The booties can be found on the "My Current Loves of the Moment" list featured on my home page btw.

This weekend has been fun and I am about to head out to shop because A LOT OF STUFF IS HAPPENING GUYS (I should honestly be finishing my final projects for school though). Currently on the agenda I have been planning away for NYFW, but the amount of events that are happening is insane and I can only do but so much to avoid overlapping my schedule which I have been guilty of doing in past seasons. This time around I am being slightly picky because sadly I can't do it all (even though I wish I was superhuman!). Ya girl needs some time to eat...and charge my phone...in between shows, parties, and meetings. Happy Sunday!

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Sammydress and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

A little bit of inspo is always nice. Have a beautiful day my loves!

Credit: All pictures in this post are from We Heart It

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

26 Question Tag + My Bae

This Pizza is My Bae shirt that Gamiss gifted me defines me in so many ways. They know me oh-so well and this justifies why I love their clothes. If pizza isn't on your bae list, you are a little shady (unless you are allergic..then that is a valid excuse). Here I am cuddled up on the couch eating and trying to do something more productive than binge Netflix series. Recently I have been getting messages from people asking different general questions about me. In that case I bring to you the 26 Question Tag. 

Getting to know you, getting to know all about youuuuuuuu...

1. Do you have a middle name? 
Yes, I was extra from the day I was born so I actually have two middle names. Sydney Charlotte.

2. What was your favorite subject in school?
I really liked Spanish and English. Honestly, anything but math is my favorite.

3. Zodiac Sign?
I think I am the most outgoing, outspoken Pisces out there. As my sign says I am very compassionate and empathetic. I have a thing for visual creativity and having an imagination that runs faster than I can handle.

4. Do you participate in any sport? 
I horseback ride which 10000% qualifies as a sport. Don't let me start with people who say otherwise. It's in the Olympics, controlling a thousand pound animal that can kill you in a second is scary, your legs will burn for days (Advil is practically useless), there are safety laws, if you lack balance I don't suggest sitting on a moving animal, and a horse has a mind of its own. I love my sport.  

5. Favorite book? 
I could honestly read all day. I like to read anything from young adult to the encyclopedia. Whatever I can get my hands on. My favorite book that is a legit literary acceptable answer would be To Kill a Mockingbird. A recent book that I found interesting was Flawed by Cecilia Ahern. I was in the library not to long ago and picked up Zoella's book which I kept hearing about, Girl Online, and it was the cutest thing ever. Also, this question wouldn't be complete without me mentioning The Clique by Lisi Harrison which consumed my entire childhood.

6. Favorite color? 
Periwinkle. This is a compromise for indecisive me who can't pick between blue and violet. Oh but, I really like pink, too!

7. Favorite animal?
Picking between dogs and horses would kill me inside. That's like saying you can only wear one glove or one sock. You need both. 

8. Favorite perfume?
I got Versace Bright Crystal as a Christmas present and I have been loving the scent. 

9. Have you been out of the country? 
Yes, I love love love to travel. Can't wait to see where I will venture to next.

10. Do you speak any other language? 
A little bit of Spanish, but I have always wanted to learn French.

11. Do you have any siblings? 
Yes, I have an older brother!

12. What's your favorite store? 
Can we make that plural? Bloomingdale's, A'Gaci, Zara, Topshop.....

13. Did you like school? 
I am hoping that college is better.

14. Favorite Youtubers 
I honestly have so many because I watch whatever is in my explore feed. I love discovering new channels and watching them grow especially. Some of my favs include: Carli Bybel, Nazanin Kavari, Coco Lili, Teala Dunn (who is the sweetest thing..miss you girl!)

15. Favorite Movie?
It is somewhat of a tie between From Prada to Nada, The Devil Wears Prada, or Confessions of a Shopaholic. Actually, anything with Lindsay Lohan is my favorite also.

16. PC or Mac? 

17. What phone do you have? 
iPhone 7

18. How tall are you? 
5' 7" 

19. What do you order at Starbucks? 
A venti iced green tea latte, soy milk, one pump of vanilla

20. What is one thing people probably won't know about you? 
My anxiety makes me go crazy over the randomness of things. Oh, also this is a good time to mention that I am a master hula hooper. 

21. One thing you want to do before you die?
Travel everywhere around the globe.

22. What quote/phase do you live by? 
So both of these I have used as yearbook quotes:
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." 
"Keep your heels, head, and standards high."
- Coco Chanel 

23. What is your most listened to song? 
Recently Party by Chris Brown has been stuck in my head. Basically all of my playlists are R&B from 2005-2010 era.

24. What is the last thing you bought? 
I went to Ulta with the intent on buying a new foundation that just came out, but I left with a lot more than that.

25. What made you want to blog? 
I always read fashion books and once I discovered blogs I became obsessed. The Glam and Glitter was one of the first blogs I discovered and Tamara personally gave me advice on getting started. I finally decided to start blogging for fun and I never would have thought it would become my life. It was honestly an escape to get away from problems in my life when I was being badly bullied. All I knew was that I really liked to write and it didn't require any fancy equipment or lessons. I sat in my bedroom with my laptop and a passion. The rest was history.

26. Any advice for a new blogger/Youtuber? 
Be different and find your way. If you stay true to your brand it will grow in numbers. Networking is your best friend for sure. No one gets noticed by sitting quietly in the corner, so get yourself out there. Everyone starts out with no readers and no experience. Everyone. A quote that I love is "don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20." It is easy to look at the people on the top and want it all, but how boring would it be to have everything handed to you. I always like a good challenge.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Daily Explorations

How cute are these heels from Gamiss? I have been wanting to wear them, so I paired it with this red lacy blouse and made it happen. Today is feeling like another one of those days where I go out aimlessly looking to discover something new. You see, when I am working/playing in NYC there is something going on on every corner. The movement and endlessness adventure is inspiring. It is a different type of lifestyle. Then there is the rest of the time when I am back up in the Valley and need some form of entertainment...stat. It is hard to fulfill my yearn for new things when a new restaurant opens only every few months and it seems like I have done it all.

The good part is that there are a bunch of surrounding villages and towns that are super quaint, so I venture out there. Thank goodness for that to help fill my void or else I would go crazy circling the local mall (a.k.a. my second home) for the third time in one week. Don't worry, I still find things to buy though. You know it is bad when workers at multiple neighborhood food spots know your order by heart. 

Sometimes I forget about how cool the area that I live in is though because I'm so used to it. Try being a tourist in your own neighborhood and you will know what I mean. I have enjoyably spent a lot of my time horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and so on. I can operate NYC subways like it's nothing, but you can't take the country out of this girl.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Gamiss and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
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