Custom Watches by May28th

What do you get someone that has everything? Well, something custom, duh. 

My sister just got me the sickest watches from May28th

She took our amazing engagement photos by Katie Lopez Photography and turned them in to a watch I can wear everyday. It's like a locket, but on my wrist. 

And since I was feeling particularly sad missing the J man today, it was so, so perfect. 

When I went to look at the watches online, the ones she got me popped up! So amazing

Check them out!

Waltzing Matilda

 

Every once in a while you come across a company doing something really cool. I mean just down to the bone COOL. Waltzing Matilda is one of those companies. 

A friend of mine works with and introduced me to Waltzing Matilda, where they find unique leather and purpose it into amazing bags, shoes, and accessories. They are not just domestically made, they are supporting local artists, and keeping everything in house and handmade. They even have a Lost and Found section of reclaimed, one of a kind, leather goods.

Waltzing Matilda makes the piece you use every day, forever, because it has a story to tell. 

I've been wanting to talk about them for a while!

 I wanted to share more than just pictures of their beautiful items, I needed to share their video. It reminds me of all the reasons I love America. Drive, Passion, Loyalty, History, and a Vision.

Waltzing Matilda is a quickly booming company. They were a favorite booth at this past Emmy's gifting suite AND have a limited amount of pieces available on FreePeople.com! Fun Fact: Some of their pieces are even named after the celebrities that were obsessed with their own Waltzing Matilda! Who Knew!

Check out their site, and let me know what your favorite piece is!

Mine's the Momo!

Why this quote is a toxic way of thinking...

I know this is a fashion website, but give me just a moment. :)

Confession. I have posted and said this quote aloud several times in my life. At certain times, I even whole heartedly believed in it. But looking back now, after multiple conversations with my fiancé, friends, and family. Mixed with multiple life experiences, fights, tears, and triumphs. I see now why this quote is terrible for our society. 

Today, I stumbled across an article by Matt Walsh in the Huffington Post. And I couldn't help but feel like he took all of those conversations and experiences, and put them on the table for me in neat little piles. All those things I've been trying to learn and articulate, he served me on a platter. I needed to share it immediately. 

When I act like a completely nasty fool J doesn't accept it or lay down like a doormat, he makes it clear, in the nicest ways possible, that I'm not a toddler and I can't lash out. I especially can't blame my blood sugar levels from forgetting to eat all day. I'm an adult and apparently that means I need to feed myself on a regular basis. And that's one of the reasons I absolutely love him more and more every single day. I met my fiancé at a pivotal point in my life. I was 22 and pretty much a mess. I thought it was super cute. Seriously. 22 in LA, it felt almost sexy to be a party girl, with clothes that don't match, sleeping in until 2pm. Almost luxurious. But J, a 27 yr old with a serious career and financial plan, never thought me sleeping in on Monday, or staying up until 5am on Tuesday, was adorable. I had plenty of guys around that didn't care what I did with my time or life, but J did. I was confused, and immediately attached. He changed me. And I like to think I've changed him. Not in the way that people say "ew, you changed for a man/woman.", but in the way that he thinks it's adorable and sexy when I'm motivated, responsible, and respectful to myself and others. We are committed to challenging each other, and making each other better versions of ourselves. Society has become obsessed with the idea of "Take me or leave me." But that doesn't seem to help anyone grow or get along. Instead, we should continue to challenge each other (and ourselves) to be the best possible versions of ourselves, so that we never have to be out of control train wrecks. 

Take a minute to head over the the Huffington Post, and read THIS article.

Let me know what you think in the comments or on my Facebook page. While I am obsessed with fashion, I'm equally in love with human behavior and the relationships we have. It's what led me to be an actress and study Psychology. So, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!

I'll get back to fashion now...

NYFW: # 2

Juan Carlos Obando has been send on everyone from Kelly Rowland to Amy Adams. I just love his silky sleek lines and plunging necklines. It's modern 70's chic and I'm loving every second of it. 

Marissa Webb had the essential Manhattan collection. Black, white, grey, and peeks of pink and red. I'm a fan of "non-color" colors, and think this collection is completely street ready.

Peter Som had an amazing line up. He coasts and long dresses were just stunning and I want them all on my body.

NYFW Favorites: Day 1

Home from a busy day of helping out Relay For Life at a fashion event here in Miami. Kicked off my heels, got into my cozies, and finally caught up on the runway looks from day one of NYFW 2014. So far my absolute fav in Tadashi Shoji. I could see myself in every single look he put on the runway. I can't wait to see it styled on red carpets. I imagine Taylor Swift and Emma Stone in a few of these frocks. 

Veronica Beard has a stellar collection as well!

Oh! and whoever did the music for BCBGMAXAZRIA is an F-ing genius.

Denim on Denim with J.Crew

J.Crew is all over the denim on denim look right now on their site, and I love it. While the 80's may have had a rough go at the look, denim on denim is otherwise timeless. 

Even though it's Saturday, I pulled a few of the images to show you!

I've done the denim on denim with sweatpants more times than people care to see. I thank my high school dance teacher for that inspiration! She killed the denim on denim with sweats like no other.

What I'm Into This Week!

Every week I find inspiration in different things and I write it in the Notes sections of my planner. I like to flip back through and get reinsured by things that caught my attention. 

Usually my main inspiration is music, but it can be anything, a quote, a book, a picture, a movie.

Here's a few from this week... 

The Body Book

Confession: I love buying books in airports. Sometimes I actually feel a tinge sad if I wander through an airport and don't buy a book. 

This trip, I wandered in to the magazine/book store at Miami International Airport and saw Cameron Diaz's new book The Body Book. Now, I'm sure I know what you're thinking; "Cameron Diaz, a famous actress, that looks like a super model, wrote a book about loving your body. How groundbreaking." I know this, because that was my thought. I opened the book expecting hundreds of stunning photos of her stretching and working out, or something along those line. Something that would make me feel gross. Now, there are a few strikingly beautiful photos of Cameron, but when I cracked the book open in that overly lit airport shop, I found 261 pages of inspiring, intelligent, and well-thought out information. Being me, I bought it and immediately started to read it at the gate. 

It's Amazing. 

Cameron worked with several doctors, nutritionists, and psychologists to answer all of her body and health questions over a 15 year span, and came up with a bible of a book. While some of it may be seen as common sense, there is SO much information squeezed into these pages, explaining exactly why we should treat our "amazing bodies" well. 

I was shocked to find out that this is the FIRST generation in which kids are expected to have shorter lifespans than their parents. But this is the part in the introduction that really got me to start paying attention...

"...Because your amazing body is the only body that you will ever have. The same body you've had since you had since you were a baby is the body you will inhabit when you are seventy-five years old. And along the way, yes, it has changed, and it will continue to change- but it is still yours. No matter what shape it is, how much you love it or hate it, whether it feels tired or worn down or lively and invigorated, your body is the most precious thing you have. Your body is your past, present, and future. It carries the memory of your ancestors, because you are made up of the genes given to you by your parents and their parents before them. It is the culmination of everything you have ever eaten, all the physical activity that you did or didn't do, all the efforts that you've made to understand and take care of it. And how well you care for it will determine how well you are able to live your life. So whether you wish you had longer legs or smaller hips, bigger boobs or less pointy ears, this book is for you. It's a guide to accepting what you have and loving it with everything you've got, to appreciating how incredible this physical vehicle is." -CD

It's amazing how something so simple can make food and workouts yank into perspective. I don't want to ever again 'diet' or workout because I hate my body. From now on, I will be eating healthy, fit, whole foods and exercising because I LOVE MY BODY. I love my body so much that I want to give it the best chance I can. My body has gotten me through 2 heart surgeries. It has stayed strong even when I didn't pay attention to it. Even when I flat out mistreated it. Even when we don't think about breathing, our body has it covered. That's pretty amazing.

Seriously, check this book out. For you. And your body. 

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