If you have looked at my Instagram recently, you most likely saw that Ashley (@dancingwithflyingcolors) and I took a trip to BALI, INDONESIA. Our number one dream destination since we were both kids. Now that's what you call a unique, type of "friendship goals" because how many friends do you meet in the world have the same dream destination as you?! 

Venturing off to Bali was the best two and half weeks of my life. So many life changing memories were definitely made there that I will never forget. 

Whenever you are packing for any vacation, you need the perfect bag that you can explore with. A bag that you can take to the market, to the beach and definitely one where the monkeys in Bali won't snatch it from you. (Fact: THIS DOES HAPPEN AT THE MONKEY FOREST). 
That is why we were beyond thrilled to partner up with Hobo Bags because their bags were perfect to take everywhere. 
With the Blaze Bucket Backpack, I was able to fit my camera, wallet, sunscreen and another dress to change in. Talk about a lifesaver of a backpack. And the Fern Crossbody was the perfect purse to take to the beach or just for a day of exploring the rice terrace. Looks may be deceiving but, that baby could fit so many things in there. I felt like I was carrying around Mary Poppins iconic bag.

From surfing for the first time to running around the rice terrace in Ubud, it was a beyond magical trip. See you soon Bali, I will be back. x



NATURAL YOU SERIES - Ashley Prybycien

I feel so electric, nervous and excited to finally share this series that has played a big part in my life, especially in my adolescent years. Growing up, my mom always told me to embrace my natural beauty. Embrace all of your freckles, the bags under your eyes, your body and just love yourself entirely. 

 In society now a days, a majority of young girls in the world are hiding all of their stunning features with tons of makeup- completely looking like a different human being or just trying to grow up too fast in general. Don't get me wrong, I do have my days where I like to add a little extra foundation and eye shadow, but my everyday makeup is very minimal, sometimes no makeup at all. 

Every month I'll be featuring about 2-3 girls on my blog with absolutely no makeup on, along with a little interview and very minimal editing. I want to share with the world their natural self and inspire babes out there, that you are enough, and I wanted to speak out on this subject in particular because there needs to be more love in the world! Love everyone around you and most importantly, love yourself.
 You don't need to hide behind all of the makeup. You are beautiful inside and out. All of your unique features make you who you are, don't be afraid of that. Let the world see your beauty because there is only one YOU. x

So here it is world. "Natural You" featuring Ashley Prybycien (@dancingwithflyingcolors)

What is your favorite physical feature about yourself?

"Hm... my favorite feature would be my eyes, because they change color depending on what I am wearing, and they remind me of the sun which I think is pretty cool."

What are you passionate about?

"COFFEE. Just kidding but kind of not really. 
Honestly, I'm really passionate about people loving themselves and promoting self love. I want to inspire young girls especially, that your first priority shouldn't be to find a prince charming. I believe everyone should have those single time periods in their life to figure out who they really are. To get to know yourself first, what you like, what you dislike. Don't settle. Live your life like a grand adventure. Make yourself a priority."

When are the times you are most inspired/most motivated?

"I'm really inspired in the morning. I like to wake up early and start the day with a cup of coffee. After the caffeine kicks in, I can do anything." 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

"I really like living in LA. There's just so many things to do here! The mountains aren't too far, the ocean is so close. I'm really content with living here. Now if this was a traveling question, I would be around the globe."




Is this another post of a girl wearing eyeglasses just because? 
No, in fact I don't have the best vision- I'm just another near-sighted human walking on this earth.
 I got my first pair of glasses when I was 13 years old. I remember going in for my eye test thinking "oh dear, I'm going to be the loser with glasses at school." Now I can't get enough of them. I own a few pairs that I will coordinate with my outfit from time to time. 
When I discovered these TUESDAY-L clear glasses from Coastal Eyewear, I knew I had to have a pair. I've always been a huge fan of clear frames but for some strange reason, I thought they would look odd on my face/skin tone... But let me tell you, I haven't been more obsessed with a pair of glasses in my life. I guess you can say I have to force myself not to wear them going to bed as well.


>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<




Four day weekend is over... BRING BACK THE WEEKEND PLEASE! Missing the endless amount of sun, fireworks, pool time and delicious BBQ immensely. For this relaxing day back to work, I've been knee deep in LANY's new album and Lostboycrow's new tune. Whenever new music is released, I get into this weird zone where I just want to block out the world and just inhale every song and listen deeply to the lyrics in a quiet setting. I bet a lot of people reading this, thinks it's weird but it's just something that I love to do. 
Add these babes to your summer playlist and I promise you, you'll be jamming out 24/8.


>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<




Abbot Kinney is one of the most magical places in LA. There is a ton of art everywhere, the cutest restaurants and boutiques and just so much character on one street, that has you coming back to that side of town consistently. You can definitely get a ton of inspiration wandering around Abbot Kinney. Even the alleyways are a piece of art. When Ashley and I stumbled upon this "blue infested" alleyway, we couldn't get enough of it. It was just hues of blue everywhere. One of the walls even had a bright rainbow that I was obsessed with... Talk about A LOT of boomerangs made here for Instagram after we discovered this little gem. It's amazing how much beauty you could find wandering down one magical alleyway and especially exploring the streets of Abbot Kinney. 


>> photos by @dancingwithflyingcolors <<

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