At the end of every Summer, right before I would go to school, my mom would take me to go get new clothes. I always went to private, Catholic school so I wore uniforms. The one thing I did get to pick out though was my underwear. I would always get to buy new underwear from wherever I wanted before I began school. I guess it was because she thought I outgrew them? But it was great! I thought about it the other day because now I no longer attend school, but I feel underwear is one of those items you still need to be buying to treat yourself (and out of necessity) every once in a while.
Bring in Frisky Britches. If you’re like me and do not always have time to be going to the store to treat yourself to a cute new pair, this subscription service will help! Honestly, I love subscription services because every month it is a gift from you, to you! The best part is it cost only $14! Super cheap for two pairs of some much-needed undergarments!
There are three different packages to choose from : The Kitten that has two cheekies, The Kitty with one thong and one cheeky, and The Kougar with two thongs. I went for The Kitty to try out both products. I am wearing the cheeky in the pictures and I love how it fits! I am wearing a size small and they were so comfortable I wore them all day, even after the shoot!
In all honesty, this is what I wear when I am home 90% of the time anyway, a big shirt and some cute panties! So I might as well feel good about what I am wearing whether I am home or not!
Are you one of those girls that hate the word panties? I actually am the total opposite! I love that word, I think its super feminine and fun, just like the garment itself!
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Being a minimalist doesn’t mean you own one pair of shoes, a pair of jeans, or only take pictures in front of plain white walls! I really like to mix up my style so you could see me on a Monday in a leopard skirt and big fluffy sweaters, and then Tuesday with a pair of jeans and a white tee. I love playing around with what I wear and for my days off you will always see me in denim and a simple top because it’s my go-to!
One of my roommates and I recently joked about how we try to save our money and every once in a while we splurge and buy some flashy new accessories, but still like to be considered a minimalist! So it got me thinking… what is a minimalist and can do dress as one without being one?
So first thing I thought of with this outfit was the beach because when I go to the beach I really like to keep it simple. I take a towel, sunscreen, and a hat/sunglasses. Minimalist. This outfit is simple and easy, but what makes a minimalist outfit? Does it depend on the simplicity of the outfit, or maybe even the make of the pieces itself?
Would you consider a look minimalist if it costs an insane amount of money?
A few definitions of minimalist included : reduced to its necessary elements ; it is based on a need instead of want.
So I guess the answer to the above question depends on you and the piece itself. When it comes down to it though, did you need the piece? And what is the level of need? I think my answer would be no, but it also does not depend on the cost at all.
I think it is important to be minimalist in one area, with waste. Okay total turn for the post, not gonna lie! But I thought it was important to spread the awareness! (If you’ve made it this far in the post.) Being aware of your effect on others and the environment is so important. It can be so simple to reduce your carbon footprint. From using reusable bags and recycling, to selling and rebuying clothes. Support organizations that do their part as well and buy from sustainable brands first. This will encourage other brands and ultimately people to take part in this movement! Don’t forget to stress the little things, it will go a long way!
Hat : Lack of Colors (Show Me Your Mumu) // Jeans : Levi’s // Bodysuit : Free People
There are so many opportunities that have presented itself since I have been in Los Angeles. Being able to attend one of the stops on the LikeToKnow.it book tour was definitely one of them. Listening to the advice from these bloggers was truly inspirational. I was able to have a real conversation with these genuine ladies who willingly shared their stories and tips to be successful.
Let me tell you, I try to attend as many blogging events as I can. Lots of the information I learn is usually for first-time bloggers. The tips and tricks shared are usually things that I practice myself or have heard at least once. At this event, that was not the case. I really learned so much about being a blogger in this oversaturated field. I was told things I had not known before and a few tricks I did not know. I actually even shared a few of my own as well!
I love events like this because they are networking opportunities. I was able to introduce myself to these amazing influencers and meet with smaller scale influencers as well.
Let’s talk about the book. The whole reason for the tour! The LikeToKnow.it book is full of the stories and interviews of huge influencers who are associated with LikeToKnow.it. Influencers who successfully provide fashion finds, style advice and lifestyle tips to others. This is what I hope to one day be. I did not know I wanted it until recently if I am being completely honest. But attending events like this remind me it is attainable. That the hustle is worth it. This book reminds me to start somewhere. That to be something you start at step one and push and pray until you get there. I am so young for this and there is so much more room to grow and more to learn. But trust me I am definitely doing this now.
It was a joy to sit in at this panel. While I wish I could attend and introduce myself to more of these amazing ladies, I am more than happy to settle for viewing their Instagram story for the tour! I hope to one day even work for LikeToKnow.it! Now that would be a full circle for me!
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Photos by Kathy Denning Photography
Like I said in my La La Land post, there are so many opportunities that come with living in Los Angeles. I am definitely thinking about moving to Austin to try to keep living in a bigger city that will have more things to do to keep up with my blogging. One of these opportunities has been being able to participate in free photo shoot meetups. I was kind of worried at first but you get to know the people and it is a fun experience!
This photo shoot was not like the last one, it was in a studio that had different rooms and setups! I wish I had been able to see what the rooms looked like before I went because then I could have thought out more looks! Nonetheless, I was excited to go and shoot this dress! I honestly hadn’t shot in a while and I hadn’t done full hair and makeup in a while either! I almost did not want to go because of traffic and I was already tired after work, but after going and especially after working with these photographers I was glad I went!
So this dress is actually my boss’s dress! When she had a photoshoot I planned for her to wear this outfit (except with black boots) and we never got to it. I found it at a consignment store here in Los Angeles and I had the idea to cut it along the sides so it flowed and could show the black shorts underneath. While I wish I had my boots here with me, they are not black anyway, and since she didn’t shoot it I wanted to really bad. Thankfully she allowed me to borrow it and I totally fell in love with how these pictures turned out!
Photos shot by RK Visuals // @rk_visuals_ on Instagram // these are the unedited versions
Dress : (similar) // Belt : Pretty Little Thing // Boots : Charlotte Russe
I recently went to my psychiatrist, yes I have a psychiatrist, and I told him how I moved to Los Angeles. He proceeded to call it ‘La La Land’ which I have of course heard before. I didn’t think much of it except for it was kind of a funny referral and that I should rewatch that movie.
While I had been in Texas I was scheduling meet-ups with other bloggers, found a few conventions to go to, and local events and then it hit me… this is the real reason LA is called La La Land. Yes because of the nickname, LA, but also because to me LA is where you can really live the American dream! It is so hard to be an actor/singer/producer/editor/fashion mogul but at least you have the chance to here! You have to work for it and you may not make it… but that tiny bit of hope that you may is worth it.
I met these awesome influencers in my first LA meet up! It was so fun and I didn’t know what to expect, but I learned so much from just one meeting!
So one of the opportunities that I have found here is photographer meetups! Okay, let me describe this to you! I “modeled” which means photographers and models meet up somewhere in the city and walk around and shoot. I knew no one but that was the fun part! Once one photographer takes your picture, 10 more come! It was a crazy experience and they are all on different photography levels, but here are a few of the pictures that they tagged me in! Totally worth going to if you’re in LA, such a great experience!
Instagram of the photographer : https://www.instagram.com/six.cat.photography/
Hat : Lack of Colors // Jeans : Lucky Brand // Shoes : Halogen // Belt : Pretty Little Thing // Jean Jacket : Abercrombie
Today’s coffee talk is going to be about some internship advice! I have only had two internships so far but I accepted a job offer after my second one. I wanted to share some things I learned and some helpful tips and tricks I have acquired along the way.
If I am being completely honest, I still have so much to learn. I struggle every day keeping up with a topic that I do not know much about. (I work at an agency that specializes in art). one piece of advice that is different from the advice below is that if you want it you have to prove it. And even if you prove it, it still may not be enough. But if you work your butt off and try hard enough and put in the extra work you will succeed. It has been hard for me not to give up. Jobs are not like college. There are no “sick” days your first few months where you can just skip and watch Netflix. You have to be on your A-game until you prove yourself and that’s only half the work. You can celebrate for a second when you get something right, but then you gotta keep going to the next goal.
I feel like I am constantly proving myself in this job, and honestly, I am not sure if that is how it is everywhere so that I cannot give advice on. However, what I can say is choose a field that you will be willing to be up for the challenge. If you want a high power career you will be forever proving yourself, but regardless of the job you choose, there will be ups and downs. So choose wisely. Okay enough with the rant, on to the advice that I can give!
- Put in the time and effort : I believe one thing that helped me get the job was that I went in every day even though I was only required to go in three days a week! I didn’t end up getting another job besides my part-time internship so I went in extra days and I learned more about what it was like to really be apart of the company.
- Ask questions : I always asked a lot of questions at the beginning so later I knew what I was doing on my own, plus people are willing to be more lenient when you’re just learning instead of later on when you should know how to do things on your own.
- Try your hardest : Do your best and try to learn about what they are doing even for tasks that aren’t yours. It shows you are genuinely interested.
- Ask what you can do to improve : Every few weeks I like to ask what I can improve on and work on it! My job has to do with artists so now I try to listen to art podcasts every day before work to learn art jargon.
- Write everything down : This is my mom’s tip, it helps you remember later what you worked on and learned so you can mention these things at future job interviews. It also helps when you are altering your resume.
Hat : Show Me Your Mumu // Sweater : (similar) buy one size larger // Shoes : Charlotte Russe (similar)
I am growing out of my phase of taking pictures at murals and in front of super touristy things, but I thought this would be an awesome place to stop for a shoot!
This was a super cool place and it inspired me to write a super important blog post. I do not talk about faith very much, but it is in my bio and I think I should definitely start! Going to a private Catholic school all my life really was such a huge blessing that am so lucky to have experienced. Now as I get older, I go to church every Sunday by myself here in LA because it feels like home to me.
It’s like that Carrie Underwood song, “here’s a map and here’s a bible, if you ever lose your way.” Life takes some crazy turns and some are chosen for us. As a control freak, the one thing I can count on to be constant is my faith. When everything gets crazy and difficult, that will always be there.
This place is such a beautiful reminder of God’s love. And for being basically in the middle of the California desert, such a great symbol of hope. God truly does show himself to those who are looking for it, there are coincidences which I totally believe in, but allowing yourself to recognize the feeling you get just knowing something isn’t a coincidence is so powerful. If you open your heart to it, it will come so easily.
Top : (similar) (similar) // Shorts : Levi’s // Shoes : (similar) // Sunglasses : Quay Australia