High Fashion Force
This outfit is dramatic and bold which is what I love about it! I love dramatic pieces but this wins the Oscar for everyday looks on steroids which is what the biz calls High Fashion. For me, this screams strength and power! What woman doesn't wanna feel powerful on the job or out at a business brunch. Hand up! I do...
I'm not normally one to match different prints together but sometimes you have to think outside the box and pick out something you would never wear on a normal day but would wear on the runway! One day I'll actually be brave enough to wear this bold attire to an event but for now I hope these prints inspire you to take a risk in your own closet! For a girl who loves dresses this was surprisingly one of my favorite looks on the blog.
This series was inspired by the Valentine's Day hot pink suit outfit I featured. I loved how bold that suit was and how it pushed me past my love for dresses into something just as dramatic and daring.
This entire outfit was exclusively from Zara.
Well Babes! Fall is here :) It may not feel that way today with 70 degrees in Los Angeles but I just ran an errand in a flannel shirt so lets pretend as long as we have too! I’ve bought three pumpkin candles from Marshall’s recently to set the mood in my apartment and I love walking into each room and smelling the fall inspired scent. I’m sharing my other FALL MUST HAVE for my apartment in this post as well as links to my FAVORITE sweaters and accessories online right now for fall. Be sure to check out this post!
After modeling for my blog in NYC and Europe I fell in love with posing in front of the camera, creating a story through pictures, and coming up with Cali inspired shoots here in Los Angeles. I was for the first time without a photographer. My best friend shot with me in NYC and Chris shot on our DSLR on the cruise ship but without a photographer for my blog in Los Angeles. My only idea was to ask new friends to help me out but that felt vulnerable and uncomfortable knowing well that my photos wouldn’t have the quality they had up to that point.
And then…SOCIAL MEDIA…changed…everything! Read below for how I started working with photographers in LA.
Some people experience turmoil 10-15 years down the road but for us it was early in marriage. Not to say we won't still go through our hardships but this summer we learned where our missteps were, how to communicate effectively, our core fears in our relationship, and how "control" has been the biggest common thread on why we have conflict. Phew! I know that's a lot. But I think there's a stigma about newlyweds/young married couples. The stigma being that everything must be bliss and perfect because your newlyweds. Umm...NOT TRUE! We definitely felt happy but loneliness and feeling like we couldn’t connect with other couples about our problems was discouraging.
Find your inner gossip girl and create your own “School Girl Inspired Outfit.” I’m breaking down the key points to creating this school girl look including this high waisted skirt and wool beret. Every item in this blog post is affordable and can easily be shopped with pictures and links! Check out the post to shop my style and find out my favorite beauty provide that’s brightening up my face.
I don't think our weight or our body insecurities should define us as people but so often we let it! In a world filled with Kim Kardashians it's really hard to feel secure in the body God gave you. Trust me I know! I've always struggled with body image, so much so that I had an eating disorder for a brief period in high school. I've gained weight, I've lost weight, I've gained muscle but never saw the scale move, I've gained weight when I started working out, I've done it all! And the only thing I can say is my body has never looked radically different, so much of it has been in my mind. So much of this crazy ride that is being healthy and fit is mental! YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!!! That's really it.
Last month I finished off spring in Ashland Oregon with my husband as he finished playing "Guy" in Once (A Musical.) Maybe you've heard of the movie. As I visited Ashland several times this past spring I always wanted to take pictures at this beautiful little spot downtown and I couldn't imagine a more perfect fairytale photography moment. I'm wearing a cropped corset like top from Anthropologie (old) and this vintage embroidered white skirt by Ralph Lauren. Funny enough I found this skirt at Good Will in Ashland! I can never turn down a good vintage piece like this one. Don't be afraid to look at thrift stores and places like Good Will!!! Seriously you never know what you might find! :)
I really hope this blog post helped any of my actor friends get a little clarity on branding and on marketing your brand! Figure out what's special about you; what's unique about your personality and look and sell it. Know where you fit in the industry and then start introducing yourself to the people in that niche. Because nothing is better than your authentic and beautifully designed self!
A few weeks ago I met up with photographer @nickcruz for a planned photoshoot in downtown LA at the colorful Chica's Tacos. This is a little hidden nugget in downtown LA. It's right in the middle of the fashion district and almost out of place. It's bright lite sign and taco trailer truck remind me of the Austin Texas restaurant scene. I love how bright the location and outfit choice's are and how well they coordinate! So bright, fun, and festive. The perfect way to walk through Spring! See outfit details below and how to shop this look.
Although my outfit is from Free People and very bohemian, my basket with flower and hat accessories made me feel like I was shooting for Southern Living. I'm linking my favorite southern/floral inspired dresses below. These dresses range in price so be sure to check out each one for something in your budget. I've personally got my eye on the ruffle lavender dress below from J.Crew.
Have you ever wondered how someone learns to model? Well I'll give you a few pointers! Basically I started modeling when I started taking pictures for my blog. Prior to that I had only done a few higher quality shoots. 1) Before getting married to my handsome hubby I did a sexy boudoir shoot for him and bonded the photos in leather bound book for him and gave it to him on our wedding night...oh la la! 2) My wedding photos on the big day! 3) I did a shoot in NYC in Central Park when I first moved to New York.