SOUND BATH

sports bra here // leggings here

Right now there are so many things going on in my life work wise, and it feels like the days just get shorter and shorter! I’m currently working on a HUGE project with Sara that I cannot wait to share with you guys. We are filming A LOT!  It’s going to be a lot of fun… just you wait 🙂

Tonight I had my first crystal sound bath experience!  Have you guys ever had a sound bath?  We laid on the floor for an hour or so with our eyes closed, listening to the teacher talking us into a meditative state while playing certain sounds using different crystal bowls.  There was a lot of noise outside the room which got really distracting at times, but there were a few times where I reached a deeper meditative state.  I want to try it again with more quiet surroundings!

RED & YELLOW

It’s crazy pants day!  I spent the day being a tourist in my own city, in the dead of summer!  A lot of Venice locals wouldn’t DARE going anywhere near the board walk in the summer with all the crazy crowds, but I secretly love it.  The only time it gets annoying is when you’re hungry AF and the lines are way longer at your favorite local Mexican spot (happened to me tonight)!

I know it looks hot, but these pants were very light so it wasn’t too bad wearing these in the middle of the day.  I love the crazy design on them.  I told you guys I was going to wear more funky pants!

I couldn’t find this exact pair on the website (I searched for 40 min haha), but find similar ones HERE!

Pink Hair

Uh oh! I dip dyed my hair pink!!!

No just kidding, it’s a temporary spray, but it was fun to have it for a couple days! I used the one from L’Oréal’s Colorista line… they have a bunch of cute colors!

LOVE

I love this guy so much 🙂 I can hear Rudy’s laugh just looking at this photo!

This was from Saturday night at this art and music party in Venice which was SO FUN. It was at this massive outdoor courtyard and they had open bar, mezcal tastings, art installations, etc.  By the end of the night it turned into a giant dance party which is always my favorite thing ever.  Everyone was so happy, which is why this photo is the perfect description of that night!

PS I’m kinda very into the outfit I wore… I love that funky Venice style and I think I’m going to wear more stuff like this from now on. Flare pants, crochet pieces, etc. What do we think?? 🙂

Living in Paradise

How did I get so lucky to live in such a beautiful place like this?! I literally walk out my door and have this as my backyard. Feeling very grateful for this beautiful life 🙂

I felt a little hungover today after going out last night, so I went to the gym, went on a sunset beach walk to try and get back to normal. I think it was because we had a couple of Fireball shots…. that shit is so sugary! I might have to just stick with tequila when it comes to hard alcohol haha. Tequila and mezcal are my favorites!

LIVING ROOM FACELIFT!

OMG what a little few changes can do to your space!  Sara and I updated our living room with a few new plants, one for the corner next to the wet bar, and another for underneath the bookshelf by the hallway.  I’ve always dreamed of having a fiddle leaf fig tree.. they give the space a clean, stylish look.  We weren’t really sure which plant we were going to buy for underneath the bookshelf, but we found this one at the nursery and fell in love with it.  The employees at the nursery said it’s been around since the dinosaur ages, and that it’s very low maintenance.  Sounds like the perfect plant to me!  We bought a cute little stand so it has some height 🙂

We’re planning on selling the furniture that doesn’t go with our coastal Moroccan vibe we want.  Right now everything is a bit busy with the mirrored furniture and that random turquoise side table.  I want more coastal / rustic / fresh / Moroccan if that makes any sense haha.  The rug is a bit too red for me and I think it throws off the vibe, but it’ll stay there until we find another one.  It’s a really nice rug so it would be kind of sad to get rid of it.  Who knows, we’ll see if it stays or not!

Do you guys like our new plants??  The little one is named Jared, Jer for short.  We’re still thinking of a name for the fiddle fig…. any ideas?

BRIDESMAID DRESS FITTING!

AHH this makes everything become so much more real!  My best friend Amanda is getting married in less than three weeks so we are DOWN TO THE WIRE.  I just picked up my bridesmaid dress and went straight to the tailor afterwards to get it fitted perfectly.  I think Amanda did such an amazing job picking out the dress. The color is so beautiful, the shape is elegant, and it’s in a very comfortable stretchy and slinky material.

As far as alterations go, I’m sure you guys can see the obvious things that needs to be done.  I need to take in the sleeve so the top of the dress fits tighter on my boobs and take off a couple inches from the hem on the bottom.  I’m also taking in the waist a tiny bit to get rid of that loose wrinkle.  Hopefully everything will be fixed by next week!

What’s your favorite color bridesmaids dress?  I’m loving this light silver / lavender color so much!

BACK TO BASICS WITH MONTAZAMI BRAND

tee: Montazami Brand [here] // pants [here] // hat [here] // sunnies [here]

I’ve been super into earthy tones, and more of a basic sense of style lately.  The pieces in your closet that never really go out of style, and that always look good.  My favorite closet staples are loose, white button down shirts, fresh white tees/tanks (we have sooo many amazing tees from Montazami Brand!), a good pair of high-waisted light blue denim jeans, white and black converse, and anything in earthy colors!

I’m going to start wearing more of that style from now on, but I could never give up fun and colorful dresses every so often 🙂

Today I’m going to the DENTIST!!  I was flossing my teeth the other night, and the floss got stuck on the bonding behind my front tooth and it completely flew off!  I saw it fly into the air and I could never find it… It felt really weird behind my tooth, especially since the tip of my tongue rests on that specific area, but today I’m getting it fixed.  I had bonding there because I chipped my two front teeth on a granite countertop when I was younger… it was PAINFUL haha.  I’ve had to keep redoing it over the years because it happened when I was in 2nd grade.  I’m really not looking forward to this appointment though because I feel sooo uncomfortable when anyone works on these two front teeth!  Wish me luck 😐

MY FAVORITE BODYSUIT ATM

I’m having an obsessed moment with this bodysuit and I’m spilling the beans why, right now.  Not only is it super cute and flattering, it’s actually COMFORTABLE, and reversible.  It’s like a superhero of bodysuits.  I think this way is cutest in the front but when you want a more simple look, you can switch it around and wear the tie up corset in the back.  It’s a thong, so no granny panty lines here.  Does anyone still make bodysuits with granny panty lines?? If so, please stop!

Another thing this magical bodysuit has is removable straps, when you need a tube top to achieve your look.  IS THERE ANYTHING THIS BODYSUIT CANNOT DO?! Hehe 😉

You can see and shop this bodysuit as well as other cute pieces I’ve been wearing lately all on my Foray profile!  Just [click here] to see my collection, and [click here] to shop my store!

PHOTO EDITING TIPS

Hi guys!

Happy Wednesday 🙂 I’m starting this morning off with some editing tips!  I recently started editing and creating my photos a little differently, trying to get less of the yellow tones and busy backgrounds.  I’m trying to go for bright whites, pale blues, and more earthy/cool tones.  A huge part of my editing process for Instagram is the VSCO app.  I recently upgraded to VSCO X, which is basically like having Lightroom on your phone.  There’s SO many filters and you can adjust the color settings (HUGE help to get rid of too yellow/orange tones).  The only thing is that it’s $19.99 per year but I think it’s definitely worth it!  It is for me at least 🙂

I can definitely see a difference on my IG feed, and I like it way better.  Everything looks a lot cleaner than before!  I also started ”painting” the whites whiter when there’s a lot of white background in the photo.  I go to Facetune and ”whiten” the areas that might’ve gotten yellow from the filter I used.  I did this on the two photos with the turquoise shutter and the pic of me wearing the one piece bikini surrounded by palm trees.

What are your best photo editing tricks?? 🙂