My first experience at Coachella

Hello lovelies! So as you can probably guess this post is about me going to Coachella. So what? Right? who cares… I am right there with you! I am not one who enjoys going camping, I don’t really go to concerts and I for sure am not about to spend $800 on a ticket for three days in the dessert. So with that all being said…

I got offered to work a food truck that will be one of the venders at the VIP food area. Apparently this company went last year, they were in the general admissions area and were not too happy with the outcome. They saw much more action and guests purchasing food in the VIP area. This year they decided to try it one more time and have a VIP vender pass instead.

I got offered by my boyfriend who previously worked with the partner of the food truck. With it being my birthday weekend and how excited my boyfriend was to go I felt very obligated to give it a shot. The perks are I will be getting paid, I can enjoy some music while working, it’s an experience and they were paying for lodging. Seems pretty decent I think? Now that Coachella is a day away I am starting to question my decision. I have never been the greatest at making quick friends. I will be having to share the RV (lodging) with 5 other people. People who I don’t know! Literally I don’t even know their names! Also, what if I don’t like it? What if all I want to go is go home and lay in my own bed with my puppy? What happens if I have to take a dump?! I for sure as hell am not doing it on a tiny RV bathroom with 5 strangers who I don’t know! What if I can’t sleep? I have always had a problem with falling asleep and I especially have a hard time if it’s not my own bed or a comfortable place that I am used to.

With all these worries running through my head of course as you can assume I have serious anxiety. My boyfriend is so excited and I don’t want to ruin the trip for him so I am going to try and keep the positive vibes and be as optimistic as possible. I will keep you all updated as I am very excited to build some content on the free time that we will have after our 6 hour shift. If you have any advice at all please comment below! I would love to hear your thoughts or experiences if you’ve ever felt anxious about a trip with strangers.

XOXO

I will keep you updated!

 

How to find your perfect Maxi Dress

Recently I have been helping my older sister find a couple different looks for her engagement photos. While shopping online can be brutally frustrating with the different sizing, price points, and material here are a few of my go to summer dress sites!

 

Asos: Kind of the style of edgy meets girl next door, they have a big range of items and styles.

Asos

Boohoo: Boohoo reminds me of a sorority sister shop, the style is a tad funky but I usually look at their short dresses with the simple prints, good price point as well.

Boohoo

Missguided: If you are looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress or maxi to wear to an event Missguided is perfect for you!

Missguided

Lulus: As most of us know this is where we are shop for our go to dresses, although their dresses are amazing I often shop their sale section for my Maxi’s due to the crazy high prices I can find some real gems in the sale category.

Lulus

Fashion Union: Similar styles to Zara just with half the price! Different designs with a vintage sort of style feel. Great price point!

Fashion Union

C/MEO: Edgy with a girly aspect, they are not afraid to throw in an extra ruffle or two but they also have other option for a more minimalistic style as well.

C/MEO

I hope this post helps you find your perfect Maxi for the Spring and Summer! Comment a pic of you wearing your new maxi! I am always down for feed back!

xoxo, until next time 🙂

Swimwear is on its way!

It is almost my favorite time of year!! Swimsuit season!! I know, I know it’s a little cliche, however it’s not all about prancing around in a two piece bikini, it’s about embracing your body as is and enjoying the sand in your toes, sunkissed skin (always use SPF) and ocean waves!

Not only is swimsuit season the greatest but with this comes daylight savings…which means longer days and more natural sunlight! I am going to share a few links of some of my most anticipated swimwear trends this seasons! Yay! So excited!!!

So, I don’t usually spend too much on my swimwear because it is more than likely going to be out of season next year, not fit, or be dull from the sunlight. Also, I can’t grasp my head around spending $300 plus on a bikini that is wayyyyyy less fabric than my premium denim hand washed designer flared jeans (insert rolling eye emoji here).

With swimwear…means sunlight, protection is always my number one, some of my favorite summer products are Balibody and the Rose Hibiscus coconut hydrating face mist!

Here are a few:

https://www.noraswimwear.com/pages/mix-and-match-1

Whitefoxboutique.com

Meshki.com

Showpo.com

Sexy in Silk

The further that this trend goes the more and more I absolutely love everything about it! I am definitely one who pushes limits on scandalous attire, which is probably the main reason why I love this trend so much. I love the way the silk attaches to the skin and gives a subtle shine. Also, who doesn’t like stepping out into the world with their PJ’s still on?

My boyfriend and I try to travel to different places in Los Angeles as much as we can. Since we are on completely opposite times with our jobs (he is 9-5pm and I am in the restaurant industry) we only have Mondays together. This monday we choose to hit up Long Beach and check out the Port of Long Beach (which if you haven’t done so I highly recommend it from the sunset). I choose to wear a olive green slip from Urban Outfitters that has a tiny little lace around the top bust area, the top on the slip has tiny little straps which enhances the collarbone and chest. I paired it with a black mini skirt with gold zippers for pockets that I got from Zara. I just got this new silky silver/white trench from Nasty Gal in December and I absolutely love to wear it on a night out. It brightens up the dark colors underneath without making too much of a statement but bold enough to make people turn their heads.Basically, i’m obsessed. For footwear I wore just basic black shiny pumps from Nasty Gal so that the skin on the foot is still showing, I love showing ankle, i’ve always thought it is sexy and sleek. With my jewelry I wore my Aunt’s vintage yellow gold choker that has a white stone pendant in the middle (bringing in color from the silky trench). On my ears I was wearing the Conch Cuff from Loren Stewart and their disk door knocker earrings.

Thanks for joining in! Would love to hear your comments!

 

 

My Paleo Cure

I began the Paleo lifestyle about 2 years ago, 6 months prior I had long hair extensions (attached photos below), after taking my extensions out and not even recognizing the face in front of me sitting in the salon chair I broke into tears. My hair was completely gone! I couldn’t even use a thin hair tie to tie my hair up because the band width was larger that the amount of hair is was holding back. This was when a single bobby pin was the only thing that would hair my stringy straw size pony tail. After pulling my hair back, twisting it into a low bun and keeping my head down because all confidence was gone I decided I needed to either get a wig, cut my hair off completely, or go back to extensions. My roommate and I decided to take our puppies for a hike at Runyon Canyon, on our way back while sitting in the treacherous LA traffic she began to pressure me to go into a salon and ask a hairdressers opinion on what I should do. While traveling on Sunset blvd. we see a little hair salon Novak in the corner. She pulls over and walks with all confidence into the salon, thankfully I loved the decor unless I wouldn’t of even gone inside. She marched right up to the receptionist desk and asks for a hairstylist who does short cuts for women. At this time the stylist jokingly laughed at the fact I kept my little rat tail on my head for so long. She asked about my diet and health and I began to tell her I don’t like the taste of water and my diet contains pop, candy and cheeseburgers. The stylist giggled and booked me an appointment 3 days from then. While I was contemplating my decision to chop off my hair I had to consult with a few female coworkers first. I began speaking about how my hair has always been very thin and my skin has always been horrible. My coworker Sylvie started asking me if I was on birth control, in which I responded with yes ever since I was 14 I have been on the pill. She starts to tell me her hair and skin was the same way and ever since she started her journey of paleo living that her hair and skin had never been better. Since she had such good luck with it I thought what do I have to lose? I picked up the book Paleo cure and stopped my birth control.

Three days later I walked into my hair appointment with anticipation. Karen, my hairdresser, took down my hair (by removing a single bobby pin) and picked up my rat tail and asked “can I get rid of this thing now” I nod my head and snip, it’s gone. After 30 mins of me seeing my hair get shorter and shorter I start to have doubts ‘oh my god my hair is gone, was this the right choice?’ ‘what if I look like a boy?’ ‘what if my face looks too large and I can’t pull the short hair off?’. After Karen takes off the smock I instantly smile. It was a major change, I couldn’t believe how instantly I felt so empowered. I felt as though I could rule the word and finally got my confidence back.

Speed up to a 4 months later I was fully Paleo and felt better than ever. Not only did I love my haircut but my body was happy. I woke up feeling great every morning, not needing a cup of coffee to start my day. My skin finally looked decent (aside from the acne scarring) I felt comfortable to walk out of my house without makeup on my face. After living with the short hair for 4 months I walked into my next appointment with Karen bolder than ever. I asked “can we go shorter?” She was shocked by my response but my hair was growing in thicker and faster than it ever had. As women we have such a connection with our hair, it’s not just hair. It’s like a safe blanket that we have always used to brighten our confidence. After becoming Paleo and chopping off all my hair, I had a different connection to hair in general. It was just HAIR! There was no emotional connection to it plus the confidence that if I didn’t like my certain haircut it would just grow back, it was no big deal.

Moral of the story…change is scary as hell! It has now been 2 years of me living with a Paleo lifestyle. I say lifestyle because I don’t see an end to being Paleo, I have figured out so much about my own body that if I go off track for a week my body by all means does not hold back to let me know. My Paleo diet might be completely different than yours. Ever since I detoxed my body in the first month I noticed that my body can not handle gluten, I can however handle natural sugar in small doses. Yes, sometimes I still enjoy a nice burger with a real brioche bun but it is in moderation. In the end our bodies are extremely smart, they tells us what they like and don’t like. It doesn’t make sense to me that the exact same diet can affect everyone the same way. Who knows Paleo might not be for you, or maybe you feel as amazing as I did! Give it a try! Tell me about your experience!

 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out! I’d love to answer them. Cheers!