I have a serious love for architecture. Probably because it amazes me that someone can design and build something so beautiful. All the while I’m over here praying I can read the directions to put together an @ikeausa lamp 🙄
As a kid, I was afraid of everything. I had a night light until I was 11 and had a full blown panic attack the first (and only) time I had ever gone to a haunted house at 15. I hate clowns and spiders make me cry but, for some reason, I have always been fascinated by vampires. They were the only thing that didn’t scare me as a kid and still to this day, it’s my dream to go to Vlad Dracul’s ( Count Dracula) castle in Romania. Call me strange, but I just had to share the reasoning behind the selfie 😉 Happy #Halloween 🦇 #BiteMe
This weekend had been all about self-care. I had a scary moment of realization this past Friday night when I looked in the mirror and saw someone I didn’t recognize looking back. I had a total of 9 hours of sleep the whole week and I really did look like a zombie! My eyes were blood shot, my skin was breaking out and my under eye bags would have put a panda to shame. Today it’s all about prepping for the week ahead and getting my body, skin and mind back on track. And yes, it will include this magical snail cream from @mizon_official swear this shit fixes everything!
A 10 year old started a “Flexin’ In My Complexion” campaign because she had trouble identifying with other women in the media due to her skin color. A 10 year old - let that sink in... This should remind us that no matter how old someone is, they’re still heavily influenced by what they see others doing. I’m posting this not because of my skin color, but to support and shed light on yet another way social media can help others rather than destroy self-esteem and reward being fake.
When I’m stressed sometimes the only thing that helps is a walk to clear my head. It’s been one hell of a summer (and fall so far), so I’ve been on MANY walks, but no matter how often these excursions occur, I’m still amazed at what I find hidden in the little nooks and crannies of the city.
When speaking with anyone about their career, or just life in general, my first piece of advice it to do anything and EVERYTHING with a purpose. This will drive you to constantly do/be better, but unfortunately, with your successes, there will be haters. Make sure not to concern yourself with the opinions of those who don’t support you- they’re only out to bring you down. Put your blinders on, stay in your lane, find a purpose and go kill it! 🙌🏻
Monday’s can be hard. Especially knowing you eventually have to get ready and leave your cozy, warm apartment, but today I’ll use these insane clutches from #Marcus as inspiration to get my ass into gear!
About last night... P.S. I was taking advantage of my brother being with me and asked him to take my photo. This is the best we got 😂 @mcachicago
Though I’ve been one of the lucky women who has never had to experience sexual assault, I stand with those women coming forward and sharing their experiences and voices with others. This goes to show that this is an ongoing and all to prevalent situation happening in society that needs to be stopped! To all the women brave enough to voice those stories and to those who still can’t fathom ever talking about it again, I’m with you. #MeToo PC: @eleanorbandey
Putting @champagnepapi to shame with our insane photo booth skills at the @theniceguyla. We obviously knew exactly where to look, what faces to make, and when the camera was going to go off....PRO STATUS 🙌🏻😂 Miss this girl like crazy already!
Beauty comes in the most unexpected places! I love my city ✨
Today I put my phone away, and decided to be fully present! Though I still quickly checked texts and e-mails a few times here and there, it was great to go offline and spend time with one of my favorite people at the happiest place on earth! ✨
I have to thank @alainmilotti for capturing this behind the scenes shot, because it pictures both @candicecollison and I doing what we do best - being control freaks 😂 thank God we work perfectly together and have the same vision! Oh and P.S. new photos coming soon to @modandethico!
“Girls with a dream, become women with a vision.” Ladies, let’s not forget to continue to be strong, passionate, driven, sassy, confident and powerful for the young girls that look up to us. #DayOfTheGirl Video: @barneysny
Monday's aren't always fun but I've realized that when you love what you do, there are no days off. That doesn't mean there aren't times where I want to stay in bed and sleep for weeks, or wonder what the HELL I've gotten myself into, but that's all overshadowed by the random texts and e-mails I get from clients telling me how happy they are. Oh, and if you want me to let you in on a little secret, badass metallic sneakers help too 😉
I had just quit what I thought was my dream job and remember feeling like I had already failed at life in my early 20's. I made a trip back to Wisconsin, where I hoped that with a little encouragement from my parents, I could get back on my feet and find my true calling. I sat with both of them for hours going around in circles trying to figure out this quarter life crisis I was going through, but it wasn't until something my dad said that I realized what I had to do. No matter how big (or small) the problem I presented to my dad was, his response was always the same. Don't worry, be happy. Every time the phrase came through text or left his mouth, I remember rolling my eyes and telling him that it wasn't that easy, but this time when he said it, it was different. He told me that I hadn't failed in life and that no matter what I did from here on out, he knew I would be successful as long as what I was doing made me happy. It was the first time I didn't roll my eyes because I knew he was serious. That was the last time I saw my dad before he passed away, but the conversation will forever be burned in my memory. Since that day, my mindset shifted and has helped me find my true self, rebrand my blog into a platform that empowers women, and start my own company. Though some days are stressful, and I wonder what the hell I've gotten myself into, I'm the happiest I've ever been in life and know my dad's been with me every step of the way. Love you Dadio! ❤️