Posts tagged california
on the rocks

well the grand finale of my longest shoot day ever is here! amanda and i were so excited to end our day in joshua tree - a place i’ve always wanted to see! after our drive from palm springs, we got to the national park a few hours before sunset and we nearly gasped at how large this place was. we had absolutely no idea what to expect but we were blown away. the massive park combined with the perfect light made for one heck of a photoshoot!

jacket: zara
jumpsuit: gal meets glam collection
shoes: jimmy choo
bag: zara
hat: gucci
earrings: chanel (vintage)
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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jumping to palm springs

it has always been a dream of mine to visit the mid-century capital of the world: palm springs. so when amanda and i were doing our insane day of shooting, we knew palm springs needed to be a stop. while i desperately wanted to stay the night, i knew this trip wasn’t going to be my chance. so we opted for lunch at the ace hotel and trespassing onto the saguaro property for photos. this town is rainbow heaven and i did not want to leave!

jumpsuit: j.crew (stripe version here)
shoes: raye (last seen here)
bag: kayu
bangles: cult gaia
sunglasses: christian siriano (similar here)

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true life: "traveling" as a blogger

the fact that i get to travel as a part of my job will forever be surreal to me. i get the opportunities to experience incredible sights and places because of my blogging and photography that i otherwise would not have seen - and many times, i have my best friends right by my side. but more often than not, followers just see the final photo that many times takes hours and hours of preparation and post production giving the illusion that traveling as a blogger is glamorous. and don’t get me wrong, i would not be doing this if i didn’t love it 110% but i think people often forget that this is a job and when i’m traveling, i am working. i will say i too sometimes will scroll through instagram and come across the perfect photo with the best lighting, location, and corresponding outfit that sometimes i assume it was all by coincidence. granted sometimes that does happen, but more often than not, photos and posts have so much more care and attention involved in them that the final image will never be able to show. with that in mind, i wanted to go a little more in-depth and share what went into this shoot and the crazy packed day that followed.

dress: gal meets glam collection
shoes: loeffler randall
hat: gucci
earrings: oscar de la renta
bracelets: cartier
bag: mango
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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why i turned down a free trip to jamaica

in today’s digital age, social media influencers are continuously becoming synonymous with models. but our career paths look nothing like the traditional models that currently exist as well as the models that came before them. it’s no secret that social media influencers and bloggers wear infinite hats when it comes to our own brands. we are the stylists, models, creative directors, accountants, business managers, photographers…the list goes on and on. but what has me concerned is the value (or lack thereof) influencers are giving themselves and the work that they will do simply in exchange for social media promotion or even recognition.

top: lela rose
pants: club monaco
shoes: aquazzura
bag: l’afshar
earrings: cult gaia
rings: gorjana (#1, #2), alex and ani, chloé
necklace: cartier
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: illesteva

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