10 Qualities I Look For In A Best Friend and How You Can Embody Them

Most of my very best friends throughout my life have all had a kindred spirit to my own, which made us feel like family and not just a friend which is why they became my “best friend.” I want to unveil some truths about what a best friend can look like and call out some lies that people believe about best friends!!! You ready?! Let’s uncover your much needed qualities in a best friend!

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My Journey with Rejecting Fear and Trusting God with My Career

There’s nothing like being fearful over your next step in life, your future, and if you’re walking it alone! It feels like uncharted waters to walk towards a new path and be still unsure if it’s the “right” path to take. Have you been there? Can I let you in on a little secret…this is exactly where I am right now. I’m possibly about to forsake one saturated career path (acting) for another (fashion blogging) and i’m SCARED beyond belief! And this is the first time i’m talking about in this capacity…

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Puppy Play Date: Kara and Bae Dressed In Macramé

The fur babies are having a play date!!! Anyone else LOVE puppy pictures? It’s better when there’s two! My best friend Nina and I get our puppies together regularly for play dates. We got our babies two days a part and so Kara (my samoyed pup) and Bae (Nina’s mini-golden doodle) have been best friends since they arrived!

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The Culture of Modesty: Do You Think Before You Dress?

As a 26 year old woman in our 2019 society there’s a lot of things we’re juggling! We are juggling what our parents have instilled in us, we are figuring out our own thoughts/feelings/perceptions on the world, and we are constantly being challenged with new information as culture changes in America. I for one never thought twice about what I wanted to wear in high school! I wanted to be attractive to guys at school and wear whatever was trendy at the time.

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The Stress Yet The Bless Of Traveling With A Puppy

My little snow bunny and I are starting to take some big trips together! When I say big…I mean, the hour drive it takes us to get to Malibu from Burbank. Y’all, with a puppy that is HUGE! Last weekend was such a fun weekend because we went to Malibu to take pictures and then I took her to Venice Beach for the Marc Jacobs Pop Up event just for fun! Haha I think I might honestly be crazy. I don’t want Kara to be afraid of getting in the car or thinking every time we do we are on our way to the Vet! I wanna give a few pointers after I learned a thing or two this weekend to help some dog mamas out there! Read below for my dog mom tips!!!

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LA Collective: The Floral Workout Set

I stumbled upon the athletic wear brand LA Collective not that long ago on the gram! If you’re like me you’re really picky about your workout apparel. LA Collective is an LA based brand that offers workout wear from three different designers. My favorite being Morgan Stewart, who created “The Floral Collection” I’m wearing in this shoot. Shop my look as well as three other floral collection color choices in this post!

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Gold Necklaces and Farmers Market Dresses

I first fell in love with farmers markets and flea markets after I lived in NYC. During my time in the big apple I lived in the charming neighborhood across from Central Park called, The Upper West Side. Almost every Sunday in the UWS I visited a farmers market a few blocks from my studio apartment. It honestly refreshes me in a way; getting outside and supporting and tasting organic homemade products makes me feel so good! Lucky for me there’s a farmers market in Burbank in which I visited and bought some strawberries from a few weeks back. Don’t they look delicious!

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Why We Bought A Puppy On A Whim And Why I Feel Blessed!

Well, we have a 12 week old!!! Yep, not the kind you would think. A less maintenance version of a human baby….a fur baby! I should take that back; we still wake up 3 times a night. Everyone meet the newest addition to our family, her name is Kara and she is a samoyed puppy. In this post i’m sharing how we ended up deciding to get a puppy when we were least expecting it and why we picked the samoyed breed! We compromised that’s for sure. Read the post and find out why i’m sooo blessed in this new season of life!

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Inside A Woman's Brain: The Truth Behind Intimacy In Marriage

Today is a sexy day to be on Girl of An Era! If you’re looking for my honest outlook on intimacy in marriage you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to share with you my thoughts about intimacy going into marriage, how it was different, and how to reconnect with your husband with the help of Jesus. This is definitely one of the most vulnerable tell all posts I’ve ever written! I’m sharing my heart in this one as a wife and as a Christian. Check it out!

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Spring Things…

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!! I’m about to showcase some really pretty pastel looks on my IG feed to get us all in the mood for spring so get ready. I’m super excited to share with you all some creative ideas I have in store this spring as well as my favorite spring styles. One of my favs right now being, bandana’s and bows!!! Shop my outfit and my favorite bows/bandanas to add some feminine flair to any outfit.

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A Whimsical Fairy at the Poppy Fields and How to Make a Flower Crown

Yes babes…I jumped on the poppy field band wagon!!! I couldn’t wait to see the super bloom with my own eyes. Around once every decade the “super bloom” occurs. It means that wildflowers across Southern California bloom bigger than normal in the spring. People have been flocking to Lake Elsinore, Lancaster (where the poppies are,) Joshua Tree, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see these pretty wildflowers. I’ll be sharing the materials I used to make my flower crown as well as a step by step guide on how to make it. Lastly, links to my outfit!!

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A Day Trip in the Snow at Big Bear Lake

Nina and I left our hubby’s behind as we set out for Big Bear a few Sunday’s back. We kinda gotta a late start due to me sleeping in…#noregrets. But to be honest we should have left a little earlier so we would have more time there. Pretty sure I stayed up really late the night before!

Read the full post for our itinerary, my quick tips on planning the trip, and our favorite moments!

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Galentines Day with Nina, Cupcakes, and PJ Sets!

Happy Galentines Day Ladies!!! I feel so fortunate to have so many incredible, strong, opinionated, and self driven women in my life. So many creative actors, business women, and entrepreneurs who are making it happen. I feel so blessed by this girl right here for always being there for me, sharing her heart so openly, and pursuing Jesus hard!!! She inspires me.

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Timeless and Elegant Valentine’s Dresses A Girl Can Buy

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m so excited to share my go to favorite looks to make your night magical! I’ve always loved the brand French Connection and I won the jackpot when I snagged this dress on SALE at Bloomingdales for $100. I’ve linked my entire look below! Delicate earrings and a classic sequin clutch are the perfect accessories to any Valentine’s Day outfit. This one is a timeless dress you can wear year after year and will always be in style.

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A Wife's Perspective on Marriage and How I Took Responsibility for My Husband's Feelings

In the past six months my husband Christopher and I have gone consistently to marriage counseling to reconnect and heal what had been broken from our long distance relationship. One of the patterns for me as his wife was “selfish tunnel vision.” No my counselors didn’t come up with that I did that all on my own! Haha! What I mean by selfish tunnel vision is I was seeing our marriage through a very small lens of my own feelings, hurts, betrayals, and hardships but not seeing my husband’s feelings. Basically playing the victim of our issues versus looking inwardly to what role I played in our disconnect because you can only control yourself.

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