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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 in Seattle

Summertime...and the living is easy.

Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end, and I'm so thankful to be able to say it has been one of the best of my life. My first summer in Seattle has been filled with new friends, cool music, good food, and fun adventures.

I was so nervous when my mom brought up the idea of moving away from Ohio, the place I considered to be home- but it turned out to be the best decision.

I first met Stephen Klise this year in January. One night as I was searching the world of hashtags on Instagram, I came across his work. I instantly fell in love with his natural lighting photography and natural style of editing.

Stephen and I were looking to have a little adventure; I had a day off from work and the sun was out, so we decided to take some photos at Carkeek Park. Even though the park is just around the corner from downtown Seattle, it was just the outing we were looking for. Sometimes, even a small adventure to the beach can provide a fun escape!

Photographer: Stephen Klise