12.28.2016

A LESSON IN 2016


With 2016 coming to an end, it feels bittersweet. So many life changing things happened this year and even though I'm sad to see the year go- I'm so ready for 2017.
Another chapter in your book to make new memories, spread even more love in the world, challenge yourself to do things that you would never do and most importantly continue to surround yourself with nothing but positivity. 
2016 is the year where I truly feel like I know who I am and what I want in life.
I learned to love myself unconditionally even my flaws and that is so important.
Don't get me wrong, it's taken a lot of self reflecting and time to get to where I am now but the journey of getting here is worth it. 
We all have imperfections and things mentally/physically that we don't like about ourselves, but when you embrace the person that you are there is nothing more beautiful. 
So love the freckles on your face, love your messy hair that you can't seem to control, love your kind soul and just in all, love who you are!

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The Royal Cross Earrings // BUY HERE >> @JAY.NICOLE.JEWELRY

>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<






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12.20.2016

IN THE ZONE


"I'm gonna put my body first and love me so hard 'til it hurts." This lyric has always been one that has stuck to me ever since I first heard "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld. It is such an empowering song  that I religiously play every week.
When it comes to exercising, I love the rush that it gives me. I mean I'm sure everyone does, but nothing feels better than sweating away all of the toxins in your body so you can come to peace with your mind.
Plugging in your earbuds and just getting into your zen zone. It's the time where you don't have to think about anything but yourself. It's a great escape. 
Not to mention- when you have Lilybod workout leggings on, why wouldn't you want to show them off?

#SHOPTHELOOK

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Coco - Shadow Lux Leggings // BUY HERE >> @LILYBOD_OFFICIAL

>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<





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12.14.2016

HOLIDAY x SHOP LUX LOOKBOOK


TIS THE SEASON... for those holiday vibes. Winter is one of my favorite times of the year. There's something about the holidays that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. (I'm pretty sure it's the endless amounts of hot chocolate that I drink.)
 Not to mention, it's a bit cooler around this time which is always a plus. YAY for tons of cozy sweaters and socks.
 Winter is the time to reminisce on what happened throughout the year.
Have a nice dinner with your family, go out and get a few drinks with your closest girlfriends or just spend a romantic night with your significant other. There's nothing like looking back on your journey from the start of the year to the end.

Anyways, I'm beyond excited to share with you guys our holiday lookbook with Shop Lux! This had to be one of the most magical shoots yet, because who doesn't like shooting at a BAR? ProAbition (located in Riverside, CA) was an amazing location. The bar reminded me of a speakeasy.
I highly recommend whoever is in the inland empire to check it out. Tons of delicious drinks and the ambiance was just spectacular. Here's what a girls night out looks like with Shop Lux. Enjoy babes!

ps. warning you now that there is a ton of pictures.

Babes in the shoot >> @dancingwithflyingcolors + @hannahmorgan

>> photos by Jaicee Morgan <<
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11.15.2016

#1 FAVORITE


One of my all time favorite accessories to wear throughout the year is my captain fiddler caps. There's something vintage and classic about this certain cap that just adds to an outfit. My goal is to get every single color that is out there. 
Wearing my leather skirt, striped top and fiddler cap, I felt like I should've been wandering the streets of France, sitting down at a local cafe with my espresso and people watching. There is no doubt that wherever I travel, these caps will always be with me. 

#SHOPTHELOOK

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Black Fiddler Cap // BUY HERE >> @BRIXTONWOMENS

>> photos by @jaythelim <<








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11.10.2016

THIS MUST BE MY DREAM


I have always been a huge fan of denim jackets. There's something classic about those loose fitted jackets that I just adore. You can pair them with any outfit and it just completes the look. White tees, dresses, rompers, you name it- anything goes with the jacket. For many years now I've been searching for the perfect denim jacket (well for me at least)... Tons of thrift shops later and still nothing. They were either too big for me, too short or just too tight for my liking. 

Until this year on October 10th (my birthday) I received a hand painted denim jacket from Ashley. *And the best friend away goes to...*
 I felt like a little kid on Christmas! Not only was the denim jacket an amazing fit but it had my favorite song painted on it along with my crazy obsession with palm trees. So catch me on the streets of Los Angeles, drinking coffee, dancing my way to another adventure and being a weirdo in this denim jacket. 

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Highly suggest if you want a custom denim jacket to message Ash. 
Link to her Instagram here >> @dancingwithflyingcolors

>> photos by @jaythelim <<









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10.26.2016

WEEKEND FUN


Happy Wednesday loves! I'm currently sipping on some warm black coffee and just feeling like the happiest human this morning. We are finally in the middle of the week and now the countdown to the weekend BEGINS. As some of you may not know, I work a full time job aside from blogging- Typical 9-6 (Monday to Friday) for a music audio company. Gotta pay rent, bills and student loans somehow! 
I always look forward to the weekend because it gives me endless amount of hours to work on blogging and creating the best content that I can. Also, it's the few days out of the week where I can just roam anywhere and have some silly fun. Don't get me wrong, I try to have a bit of fun after work but once the clock hits 6, my body needs to be in bed by 8. What 23 year old goes to bed that early? Anyone else besides me? One day I hope to do what I love everyday which is blog, but for now I'm working hard and playing harder.. at least on the weekends.

#SHOP THE LOOK


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Swellular Boot Le // BUY HERE >> @REEF_GIRLS

>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<








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10.18.2016

ON THE ROAD


Waking up on a dark and brisk day (yay for cold weather!) I threw on a leather jacket, the first jeans that I saw in my closet and my favorite reefs and knew it was going to be one of those days. A day where I was just going to drive and let it all go. 
Coasting down Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down and the cold breeze hitting my face, it was a perfect day in Malibu. 
Fallingforyou comes on Spotify next and I can't help but turn the volume up and just soak in every lyric. I've probably written another blog post about this song before but it's one of my all time favorite songs. *Can you say The 1975 obsessed to the max. 
Every time I'm driving towards the ocean I just have to listen to this song... Maybe it's because I am a hopeless romantic and hope to one day feel this way about someone and have them reciprocate the same feelings back. 
I've been in "love" before.. Okay let's be real I felt teenage puppy love- but isn't everyone waiting for that ONE crazy (in a good way), romantic, can't get enough of each other, best friend kind of true love that you read in books or see in movies. I believe that love is out there for everyone and we shouldn't settle. 
Don't waste energy on a guy that you can't picture yourself sitting on a cliff with, overlooking the ocean and talking about life for hours. 

#SHOPTHELOOK

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Reef Rover Low TX Active (RED) //  BUY HERE  >> @REEF_GIRLS

>> Photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<





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9.21.2016

CATWALK


CUE "The City" intro...
One of the best feelings is strutting around Downtown, in a chic get up with no care in the world. Even though I am a passionate lover of the ocean, there's something about The City that sparks my soul. The gigantic buildings, the yellow taxis driving around, the people racing to work and the high energy that you could just feel when you step outside. I enjoy the fast pace of life. 

Shooting in Downtown Cincinnati was exciting! I have never been to Ohio before and I instantly fell in love with this place. There's many colorful buildings around Downtown and the friendliest people. To top the trip off, we stayed at the most intriguing hotel that I have ever been too... 21C Museum Hotel. The inside of the hotel was basically an art museum and they have the cutest rooftop bar. *ding ding, WINNER* To see what other shenanigans we got into, watch our Travel Diaries - Cincinnati Youtube video below!


#SHOPTHELOOK

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Chloe Bodysuit // BUY HERE >> @ZELLASTONELA
Run Around Skirt // BUY HERE >> @ZELLASTONELA
Cara Crossbody // BUY HERE >> @ELLEJAY.BAGS

>> Photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<











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