LOVE AND STREETWEAR
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.
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
After some pretty incredible opportunities in the last couple weeks, it has me feeling very grateful to be a GD woman. My new friend and boss babe, Emily Roggenburk, recently launched an amazing GRL PWR clothing line and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the shoot for it’s premier! I first met Emily through Instagram when I saw her one of a kind "Not Your Baby" corduroy that had quickly sold out and (not knowing about her business) had messaged her to ask if she was able to make another. If you're not familiar with Emily's work, she releases one-of-a-kind items every Monday that inevitably sell out quickly (and rightfully so, her pieces are the bomb). We started messaging each other back and forth more often until I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to be one of the faces of her new GRL PWR collection (click here).
"This collection was created to celebrate the woman that you are, lift up the women around you, and embrace the most powerful force on the planet. Who runs the world? GIRLS."
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