makeup and hair

New Year

They say that you can't move forward without first taking a look back. It's a new year and my first post is from my last collaboration in 2015.

When I first started blogging, I didn't have a blog- I was just a girl with an Instagram. Eight months ago after a few failed attempts at making a website and starting a blog I finally did it! The "it" meaning writing my first actual post. It hasn't been easy but boy has it been worth it.

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I came across a giveaway for a skirt by Chen Burkett. It was the first time I had ever come across her clothes and I loved everything about them. The various prints used, color, the style and fit- so then I started following the brand on Instagram. A few weeks ago I saw that Chen Burkett was following me on Instagram, and I fangirled SO hard. The following week I received a message from her asking if I would be interested in being one of her brand ambassadors, and of course I said yes.

I never felt as though my work was paying off more than I did in that moment. This all started out as a hobby in my backyard when I would ask my sister to take photos of me on my phone. 3 years later I am working with a designer states away in New York. What a way to end 2015. You'll be seeing a lot of these designs on my blog, but for now take a look at how I styled some of Chen's pieces.

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Photographer: Steve Korn/ Designs: Chen Burkett/ Makeup: Kayla Beltran/ Hair: Mackezine Valerio

Summer Nights

What do I love more than a cute hat? An even cuter dress! Don't get me wrong, I love fashion. Preparing my outfit for the day is one of the best parts of my morning...but sometimes even fashion bloggers need a break.

I love the simplicity of summer style. I don't know about you but for me, picking an outfit is a process. In the summer I put on a dress, a pair of sandals and boom! Outfit complete. I always like to keep the option to throw on a hat or waist belt, and I usually end up pick one, if not both! Don't forget about accessories! A simple necklace and some stacked rings will complete any summer outfit.

As temperatures drop and fall fashion comes into full effect, getting dressed gets a little more complicated. You go from wearing a dress to adding a cardigan to stay warm. Sandals turn into boots, hats into beanies, and don’t even get me started on scarves. Putting outfits together during the colder months can put stress on even the most fashion savvy.

For now, I'm thankful to have nice summer days.

Photographer: Megan Holloway Photography/ Makeup: Sable Desiree/ Orange Dress Designer: Rebekah Adams Design