My Must Haves

So I’m totally lovin’ on two products right now. One is called “unite 7SECONDS Condition LEAVE IN DETANGLER”, which is amazing. I have naughty wavy hair and it’s tough to brush out after a shower. I usually don’t like brushing my hair because of this and because I end up pulling too many hairs out, and you know at this age nobody wants more hair out then necessary 🙂 This spray is unbelievable because it not only detangles but it also leaves my hair soft and adds that extra moisture it needs. If you live in the San Fernando Valley go visit my friend Brooke at Salon XIII, get a hair cut and buy this spray! If not then just look it up online and you’ll see how miraculous this product is. The second product is by Himalaya and its a herbal toothpaste, I got it at Sprouts but I’m sure you can find it at your local organic market. Trust me I’ve tried Toms before and lets just say it still leaves your mouth feeling unclean :S BUT this toothpaste is awesome not only because it’s herbal but because it’s fluoride free, which is said to cause cancer and also for all you wholistic monkeys out there, it allows your pineal gland to run free. Fluoride shrinks your pineal gland which hinders your third eye, effecting your spiritual awareness. The pineal gland is said to be the seat of the soul. So my friends, brush with caution.

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Casually Cute

My big thing is comfort and I put together a fun casual outfit that works for a day/night out on the town. I wore a white vintage cable knit sweater by Debra C Beverly Hills, a pair of skinny stretch boyfriend jeans from H&M and suede booties by Guess. I love this look because its simple yet delicate and sophisticated all at the same time. I wore a silver hamsa hand necklace to protect myself from the “evil eye” =), my rose gold Michael Kors watch, and a tan leather purse that was gifted to me from Israel. I love this look hope you do too!!

xoxo

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Why wonder?

You know how sometimes we say, “I wonder why that happened to me?” Well we don’t need to know the answer for everything that happens to us. Our creator has put obstacles in our lives for a reason and there’s times when we won’t know the reason behind an obstacle until years later or maybe we’ll never really know, but that’s perfectly ok. See recently I’ve been confronted with situations where I “need” to find explanations, but there’s no need. In life we have so many questions such as, “where am I going in life, who will I marry, will I be successful, am I going to fail at this, does he like me?” All of those questions are irrelevant because if we needed to know the answers right away then our lessons and experience would be void. Everything happens for a reason and there’s a purpose to anything and everything. If we take on a job and “fail” in it then we learn how to improve it, which is definitely a plus or we may learn that we don’t like the job and can now take the next step to resolve the situation. It’s just like that famous saying goes, “trust the process”, since we are not all knowing like our Creator we have to go through different scenarios to test the waters. I know that I can definitely get wrapped up in the whys of life, especially because I know I like to control the instances in my life. I tend to sit and analyze situations and pretend like my analysis will guide me in the right direction, but THEY WON’T. That’s just a waste of time because as soon as someone else comes into the equation who you care for, that analysis goes directly out of the window and negates it. Now if we took a different approach to life and say, “well, I’ll do the best with whatever is presented to me and whatever the outcome is it’s going to be the exact thing I had to go through because it was already written for me”. By surrendering to the inevitable we create calm and relaxation into situations that will now bring about happiness and success as opposed to the pain and worry it used to create. A change in perspective goes a long way.

Flashback Friday

We shot this outfit on the famous 6th St. bridge in the Arts District.  Its a night outfit that makes a statement and stands out, which can be hard especially with the beautiful landscape.  My shirt, is a hand me down from my mom actually, I remember her wearing it when I was a little girl. I paired it with H&M high waisted shorts, over the knee black socks, and Jeffrey Campbells.  I let my hair run wild, I used “Shea Moisture” Curl enhancing smoothie along with “Organix” hydrate + defrizz kukui oil spray. I love the colors the shirt brings out, its a perfect Spring outfit.  It has a balance of both sexy and sweet, not too much showing all at once.  Hope you like it as much as I do!!!

xoxoxo

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Tokyo Beats

I went out to roam the streets of the LA Arts District for my first official photo shoot that I’m so excited to share with you.  The Arts District was definitely my first pick to shoot, I love the whole vibe there not to mention the fact that its filled with music, the arts, and great eateries and venues.  My outfit was inspired by a fun, chic, urban gal on the go.  I like to make comfort and fashion be my ultimate goal in my outfits.  I bought everything except for the turban and purse from Forever 21, the turban which is a long scarf like garment from American Apparel called “The Sash”. I tied it up and voila, a turban. The black leopard purse is my moms hand me down, its vintage!  I hope you enjoy it!!!

xoxo

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2015

Happy New Year friends its been a minute since I’ve posted. So glad to be back!! I have discovered so much while I’ve been away and have been fully captivated by family and friends this holiday season.  I believe we spend so much time wrapped up in the hoopla of it all that we forget whats really going on. The holiday season really brings your loved ones together and if you don’t take advantage of it then everything goes back to normal. You quickly go back to the day to day life where you rarely get to see your loved ones and you go through that time period when your trying to fit friends into your crazy schedule.

During these times I reflected on how tough I’ve become, not allowing emotions or feelings to resonate in my body but instead I would put them aside as if I didn’t have time to deal and process them.  I’ve realized that I’ve become this stone of a person where really nothing affected. I learned that my life had taught me these coping mechanisms to deal with my life struggles that I was exposed to at a young age. At this point there is no reason for me to dwell over what has already been done but now its time for me to heal and finally process all these feelings that have made me become this tough girl. I am happy that 2014 was there to show me how much I have to accept my feelings in order to shed them and be able to grow from them and really and truly move on. I am ready to release my hardships, process, mend, and most importantly love and love fully. Thankfully I am well on my cleansing and self-discovery journey and I am glad to welcome 2015 with open arms.

xoxo

My beautiful nephew and niece
My beautiful nephew and niece
My sister and her kiddos.
My sister and her kiddos.
Funky Sole @ Echoplex with my friend Judy.
Funky Sole @ Echoplex with my friend Judy.
With my step niece Lisette.
With my step niece Lisette.
Selfie with my nephew.
Selfie with my nephew.
My mom and my sister.
My mom and my sister.
My family consists of women except for my nephew =)
My family consists of women except for my nephew =)