Cebu, Philippines

Bell Sleeves in Tropical Weather.

Posted In: Adventures | Asia | Philippines | Style | travel | trips
I just got back from spending the last couple weeks in Cebu, Philippines and I definitely have to say that trying to look decent/presentable in such extreme heat is always a challenge. When average daytime temperatures run somewhere in the high 80-90s Fahrenheit, sometimes all you want to do is slip a thin, loose tanktop on, some light shorts and slippers and call it a day. I was admittedly a little worried about bringing anything with long sleeves to the Philippines because of the heat this time of year, but this black "W[...]
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10 11 Things You Need to Know About Being a Blogger and Being Your Own Boss.

The idea of a being a "blogger" or being "your own boss" can be so alluring at times. Waking up whenever you want, working in your pajamas in front of the TV at home or from all of your favorite coffee shops around the city while sipping on the finest almond milk lattes and loose-leaf teas, nobody telling you what to do ... who wouldn't want in on that lifestyle? The world is your oyster, right? Well ... sorta. There are a lot of common misconceptions about the "freelancer" or "blogger" lifestyle, and I'm here to debunk t[...]
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My Trinidad & Tobago Photo Book with Blurb Books is Now Available!

It's here! My photo book "TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Who Said Turning 30 Was a Bad Thing?" in partnership with Blurb Books is ready for purchase online. :D I really don't think anyone understands how excited I am about this. As a long time fan of them and what they do, I am beyond ecstatic to be partnering up with them to create my first official photo book, quite literally a dream come true. In this book I meticulously selected a ton of beautiful, captivating, vibrant, and visually compelling photos of our trip (all taken by[...]


After 2-3 weeks in the shadows of transitional turmoil (lol, but seriously though), I am back in full effect with my first "Favorites" video! This video highlights my August Favorites - all the items I've been enamoured with this entire month. I can officially say that "1993" is my new favorite Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick shade, Clinique Chubby Sticks are the best face toys (LOL), and Capsule Parfums still have my heart (make sure to use code "BEAUTIFULIFE10" to receive 10% off your purchase if you decide to[...]

Organic Structure.

Posted In: BeautifuLife | Style
I'm really into mixing harsh angular lines and shapes with organic, flowing fabrics. These burgundy moto pants by Hudson Jeans are definitely one of my favorite pairs. With the intricate pintuck detailing at the knee, the waxed finish, zipper pockets, and the added seam down the middle of the shin, they add a sort of structure to my legs, which then somehow accentuates the curves of my legs. I paired them with a lightweight, flowy, button-down blouse from Brandy Melville to allow for some movement. And lastly I t[...]
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A Giant Leap of Faith.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm currently sitting at Verve Coffee Roasters in DTLA, and I'm writing this blog entry with an entirely new perspective and feeling. Today marks the start of a new, very exciting, and refreshing chapter in my life, where I've taken a chance and left full time work to focus on my blog. It's immensely thrilling/liberating to say the least, and equal parts nerve-wracking/humbling. I've also made the decision to move back to the Bay Area from LA to be closer to love[...]