DREAM CHASER

For 5 years I put my blog first and whatever job second. I would post 2-3 times a week and spent hours on Photoshop building the perfect article. I wrote on the train ride into work, Sunday afternoons at Barnes & Noble, and I swear writing even cured my hangovers. After a while it killed me that I couldn’t give this blog my all because of the job I had. My parents agreed to give me 6 months focus on my blog if I worked hard and made enough money. I was 23, fearless, passionate… And in for a ride.

Everything was going well in the beginning. I had more time to network my ass off and build relationships with people in the fashion and entertainment industry. Phone call with Leah Jenner? No problem. Interview Carmelo Anthony? Done. You could no longer find me in Barnes & Noble, I was a girl on the go and no one could stop me.

I challenged myself to make every post more creative than the last. It wasn’t just a “blog post” it was a full on slide show with graphics, a Instagram flipagram, a photoshoot- it was my baby. I taught myself new tricks and took a course at NYU to learn how to code and use HTML.

About 5 months later and a very low income from my sponsored posts, I started having second thoughts. On top of that, something I loved, my therapy, wasn’t fun anymore. It dawned on me that my time was almost up, and that was ok.

At first I thought maybe I wasn’t ready. That’s probably true, but when are we ever really ready start a new career or a new beginning? Many of us feel we’re ready, but never take the chance. Well, I’m happy I took mine.

It’s been almost a year at my current job and I continue to be humbled by the fact that I don’t know it all. There’s so much left to learn and I’m excited to go to work everyday knowing I’ll be faced with a new challenge.

In the end, I’ll always believe in chasing a dream but I’m no longer afraid that dream is running away from me. We’ll meet again soon.

Make It Rain

Wake up, turn on the news… and there it is… 75% chance of rain. There goes that sexy mini and pumps you had laid out for yourself last night. Oh and that suede jacket- forget it. But before I get you get all gloomy, promise there’s a rainbow at the end of this unexpected forecast. Yup, start practicing your pitch because these fashion finds are about to make you sing in the rain…

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From the top left:  Polka Dot Umbrella // Kate Spade Rain Check // Lulu Guinness Kensington Lips Umbrella // Ruffled Leopard Travel Umbrella // Rose & Dot Ruffled Umbrella // Digital Fox Print Umbrella // Kate Spade Stripe Umbrella // Pink & Cream Vintage Umbrella Continue reading

Hermès Autumn-Winter Launch Party

On 691 Madison Avenue, the unveiling of the Hermes Autumn/Winter Shoe Collection showcased a unique shopping experience for its customers. The exclusive cocktail party celebrated the stunning new collection with a fun shoe cam, munchies and drinks, while many women couldn’t wait till fall to start shopping! The handsome Hermes waiters provided guests with mini tacos, grilled cheese, and other fancy bites… all were delicious (waiters included). I loved the burgundy red touches in the collection, a popular color/trend for Fall/Winter 2014. Enjoy this inside look from the event!

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Travel Chic

 

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After graduation I went on a Post-grad Glamaway. The following summer I enjoyed a simple staycation while Biking and Hiking with a summer love, and last August, I traveled to Vegas for Magic Market Week. Now, other than the daily Commute into NYC or some Trendy Transportation, I haven’t had much time to experience new adventures.   macroon map

This summer I am excited to get away with some of my closest friends. However, like any girl, I must plan ahead so I don’t wind up over packing! I’m trying to limit myself to only bringing a few must-have essentials, especially when it comes to my carry-on and beach bag. Who says you can’t be eye-catching while taking the red eye?! Enjoy my chic travel guide below and book your next vacation NOW!

Carry On Essentials: 
Madewell Leather Backpack // Jcrew Passport Case // Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart-shaped Acetate Headphones // Kate Spade iPhone 5 / 5S Case // Flight 001 Electronic Stow Pouch // Mary Green Sleeping Mask // #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Beach Bum Basics:
Zimmermann Floral Swimsuit // Wildfox Reversible Canvas Beach Bag // Gwyn Squishee Fedora // Warby Parker Haskell Sunglasses // Nasty Gal Portable Speaker // Fekkai Beach Waves Spray


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Flashy Flash Drives

It’s Cinco De Mayo and right now you probably have only two things on your mind: tequila and guacamole. If you’re like me, I’m sure you can’t wait till the clock hits 5 and you can prance out the door with your invisible sombrero on. Unfortunately, we’re all still here…working and waiting.Wino at work

Sometimes at the end of the day when I have lost that caffeine kick that has sustained me throughout the afternoon, I might just lose my train of thought. I am sure we’ve all had a delirious moment when we forget to save our work. Now, I ALWAYS make sure I save everything; how could I forget when I am using a fancy USB.

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Amy Conway Mantra Collection Launch Party

Myself with Designer Amy Conway and Stassi Schroeder
The Mantra Collection
On April 23, 2014 Amy Conway launched her new Mantra Collection in New York City. There, at 87 Mercer Street, friends, family and press gathered together at Amy’s store to celebrate her Spring 2014 Collection. This collection was built around words that inspire others, soothe their soul during troubled times and ultimately make them smile.  There was without a doubt a lot of smiling and laughter going on during this the event. I believe the powerful Mantra Collection had something to do with that.


In Sanskrit, the literal meaning of mantra is, “instrument of thought.” A mantra is a word or phrase that has significance to a person. When it is repeated regularly, it is believed that the meaning of the word will become embedded in one’s consciousness. As you already know, Amy has created a movement in the fashion world with her influential jewelry and scarf designs. Her Mantra Collection features words that reveal our inner truth and touch our soul. The words “Magic” and “Love” are just a couple wonderful self-reminders that can help someone practice positive thinking. What words do you hold close to your heart?

Dayna Vasilik, Stassi Schroeder

We all have the ability to communicate the power of love; and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, there is no better way to spread that message than with a beautiful piece from Amy’s Mantra Collection. The party may be over, but the celebration of life and love continues on.love on butterfly

The FabFitFun VIP Box

When you sign up for the FabFitFun VIP Box you receive full-size premium products delivered 4 times per year. If you’re looking for the best beauty, fitness, fashion, and wellness finds, then this box is for you! I recently received the Spring Edition VIP Box and it honestly felt like Christmas morning.  Although I loved everything in the box, I have to say the chips, primer, stability ball, and exfoliating mitt were my favorite things in the Box…check out my review below!

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Hell Yeah, That’s What She Said…

Although I am inspired by fashion, nothing uplifts me more than inspirational women who find success outside the mall.  Therefore, I enjoy highlighting talented, courageous, and intelligent fashion-forward women to share their motivational stories.

 If you feel passionate about something that you find important, say it. Life is too short to not speak your mind.  Lauren ConradLeah Jenner, Sophia Bush, Miranda Kerr, Stassi Schroeder, and Catt Sadler are just a few fabulous females who have inspired me with their powerful words.

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It is my hope that these interviews inspire, inform, and motivate you too. Check out my celebrity interviews here!


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