Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Authentic

"To want to be ambitious and to want to be successful is not enough. That is desire. To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve; if you feel you have something to give, if you have a particular talent is worth developing—worth caring for, there is nothing you can’t achieve" 
-Kevin Spacey

Dream, Plot, Hustle, Repeat 
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Show Off Dress: c/o Dolld Kouture
Black Lace Boots: Torrid
Gold Chandlier Earrings: H&M
Black Fringe Clutch: H&M


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Marathon

It's 100 degrees in Los Angeles, I'm just loving Fall! 

Okay let me not be salty for a second haha
Have you ever felt like you needed to take a step back in life, so you can come back even better and stronger? Not work so hard, give yourself a break. That's exactly what I'm doing. I think we're all hardest on ourselves and I'm the first to push myself HARD but there needs to be balance in all things in life. I'm talking about work, relationships, family, career, everything. The balance is what's hardest for me, I battle myself about it. I don't want to wake up in the middle of my life and not be doing things I'm passionate about or be where I thought I would be. I also don't want to wake up in the middle of my life and not have enjoyed or experienced anything. These are the things that keep me up at night but then I tell myself to trust the hustle. Nothing, and I mean nothing, will work if you don't. Also nothing can stop someone with drive and a dream. So I choose to trust myself, trust myself with some time to recover so that I can come back my best self and not burn out. Trust that my BIG dreams, for my career, my life, everything will find me if I continue to work and put myself out there. I have to remind myself and I hope I can remind you, to also allow yourself to enjoy yourself along the way because I think that's what people remember, the journey rather than the destination. Take care of you ++





 


Nude Color Blocked Crop Top: Forever 21
Snake Skin Skort: Boohoo
Nude Platforms: Steve Madden
Gold Hoop Earrings
Cat Eye Sunglasses: Forever 21


photos courtesy of Kristen Garrett 


Friday, October 9, 2015

Gold Dust

Get me a time machine. I want to go back to a time where I can wear a wide legged jumpsuit everyday! I'm so happy jumpsuits are back in style and I can find them in stores. That being said it's really hard to find a plus size jumpsuit that is long enough, 34" inseam excuse me, BUT Dolld Kouture handled it. I'm wearing huge platform heels and the jumpsuit is still long enough! I'm obsessed officially 

If I'm ever feeling self conscious, I always push myself to wear something bold. I really feel like you have to fake confidence till you make it. Dressing the part and dressing in what makes you happy is step one. Life is too short to not love yourself first and to not wear that purple jumpsuit ++







Purple Jumpsuit: c/o Dolld Kouture
Nude Platform Heels: Steve Madden
Fringe Clutch: Similar
Tan Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (added Fur Collar)
Gold Bangles


photos courtesy of Logan Allison 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tequila Sunrise

It's so crazy how many memories clothes can hold for us. I made this dress when I was 17 years old and I still wear it six years later. I was having a disco birthday because I love the idea of the 1970's disco scene. I took inspiration from the seventies designer, Halston. I always have a fun time when I'm wearing this dress and it makes me feel confident. I say it's because of the color of the dress or the cut but it's really about the energy of the dress, the memories I have wearing this dress. I'm not talking about some crazy Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants shit but my orange DIY dress is one of my favorite pieces of clothes I've ever owned because of the memories I have in it. I was recently on a few day vacation and while I was away, I kept thinking about how life is about experiences. It's about working hard but taking the time to enjoy the moment. The people around you, the colors of the sunset, the laughs shared with loved ones, all of it is just for right now. I find the present such an interesting concept. Staying in the moment is something I'm really working on because I don't want to age and regret wasted time. So cheers to you and cheers to many more memories. Cheers to adventures, heartbreak and laughs; To fashion, to fearlessness and to making dreams a reality  
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Orange Halston Inspired Dress: DIY
Brown Strap Platforms: Charlotte Russe
Temporary Tattoo: Similar

photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz