LOVE AND STREETWEAR
Sneaker culture isn't for everyone. I think it's funny to tell people that when I first met Jake, I had one pair of tennis shoes. Now sitting pretty with over twenty pairs most people ask, what for? Yet in falling in love with Jake I have come to truly understand his unique form of creative expression that most men lack. Trust me I'm a comfort girl, catch me on my couch in sweatpants Sunday-Saturday, I can appreciate the typical guy who rolls out of bed and throws on a t-shirt to go... that's me. However, Jake has taught me that just because you want to be comfortable doesn't mean you can't be trendy too. Think of sneakers for guys like purses for women, most girls have one to accessorize and match every outfit; this is the same concept with Jake and his shoes.
When it comes to special occasions, I have self-proclaimed myself as the GOAT gift-giver. I'm -that- wife that has a notepad in my phone of random things Jake said he wanted over the last four-ish years. I use it as secret weapon to surprise my husband with killer gifts he inevitably forgets about year after year. Now in my opinion, my husband is easy to shop for... get him a pair of sneakers and he'll be running circles around the house in excitement, but I have people ask me all the time for gift ideas. So if your boyfriend is anything like Jake when it comes to style I have 15 gift ideas (under $100) that will have your bae oozing with appreciation this Valentine's Day.
Fashion Nova has been one of those "Instagram Brands" that's been floating around on accounts like Worldstar for awhile now...
However despite the unsolicited advertising throughout the years on social media and the help of sponsors like Cardi B and Kylie Jenner, I had never quite pulled the trigger on trying it out. Call me a skeptic, but for most of those online shopping accounts the clothes (and the price) always seem to be too good to be true. Conversely, after seeing a few Influencers I follow recently find success in it, it made me more inclined to trust it enough to try it out and see what the hype was all about ...well that and an 80% off BLOWOUT SALE hahaha lets be honest here.
Class is in session. I'm here to answer all of your questions about streetwear, as well as showcase some outfits I'm bringing with me into the Spring season. If you're a fan of footwear and fashion then streetwear is the most amazing love affair, where style meets comfort & functionality and outfits are put together based on personal interpretation of high-end items or "trophy" pieces if you will.
After taking an international trip with twenty of my friends, I had lots of people ask me how I packed, so I'll give you the same advice I gave them... The key for every international trip is to pack smart. Now I know that sounds obvious, but hear me out. It’s not about having lots of clothing, but more so lots of options. Versatility is key here. Try to pack things that can be dressed up and down. Like for example guys, a solid white V-neck t-shirt can be worn both with a bathing suit to the beach or with dark jeans and some nice shoes to go out. And while you can search near and far on the internet for packing guides and checklists, I figured I would be a little different. I made a list before I left of everything I THOUGHT I needed and despite my own advice, I felt like I packed a little heavy before I left. So because of that I decided to go one step further and thought it would be fun to do a blog on what I packed vs. what I actually used/wore. I've made the mistake two years in a row of bringing way too many "fancy" outfits... we go abroad and fully prepare to dress our best so we can flex on Instagram, but what I hadn't gotten through my brain yet is that as much as I love you guys I'm not going to sacrifice my comfort for a photo and neither should you. Those cute trendy flip flops you bought for the trip are adorable, but how adorable are your blistered and callused feet after the unforgiving terrain of Greece after hiking around in them all day? If I practiced what I preach... I would be focusing on enjoying the moments (although it's my weakness to want to capture them too). 📸
" I knew a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome, then she finally got to Rome
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