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The day dedicated for lovers and friends is just around the corner! I’m so happy that the meaning of Valentine’s Day has somewhat ”modernized” over the years. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated between friends, lovers, family, and anyone you love! No rules. I feel like there’s also not as much pressure surrounding the holiday either. A lot of couples/friends like to stay in and keep it casual rather than going on a fancy date, which is sometimes a huge relief. I remember in college I was so sad one year because I had no significant other, no date, and no girls date planned. Now I just look back and realize I was being a little dramatic haha.
So whether you’ll be having a hot date with your man, or a fun night in with your galentines, love is in the air. Would you guys be interested if I did a Valentines Day gift guide, one for your S.O., and one for your BFFs? The only reason I ask if because I’m not sure if you guys are into giving gifts for V-Day? My gift guide would consist of mostly inexpensive, cute + thoughtful gifts, nothing too crazy.
Also, I want to know— how are you guys planning on spending V-Day? Rudy and I will be going somewhere magical together….. can you guess where? 🙂
suit from Amuse Society x Flynn Skye // photos by Chelsea Leogrande
Hope you all have been having a great week 🙂 Today the rain was coming DOWN. The thunder was so loud in the morning that my whole apartment shook.. I was low key freakin’ out. I feel like my apartment is so thin and weak… every time you close the door the windows rattle… it’s really annoying! It looks like we’ll have rain throughout the weekend though, so I better get used to it. Rudy and I actually have a little staycation planned for Saturday. We’re staying at a resort in Westlake, and they have wine tasting, spa, good restaurants, etc. They also offer bikes to ride but unfortunately I don’t think that will be in the cards because of the rain. We plan on just relaxing. Bubble baths, movies, wine tasting, and enjoying each other!
This is what my office looked like today…. well at least for the first half of the day hehe. I shot for the new Flynn Skye x Amuse Society collaboration line of bikinis with one other model in Malibu around the pier. All of the bikinis are so damn cute… they sit high on the hips and the material is extra soft. These will definitely be coming with me to Bali in February. I can’t remember if I’ve already told you guys about my Bali trip? I’m so excited! Rudy and I are headed there for a wedding, and we made a 2 week trip out of it. It’s crazy to think about all of the places we have been together over the past year. I remember last Valentine’s Day we were headed off to Cabo, and this year it will be Bali! I’m so happy we share the same love for travel and adventure, and that both of our jobs allow for that!
Quick question: do you guys use self-tanner? I always use Loving Tan, which is an at-home building mousse that I apply with a mitt. I put it on last night before I went to bed, and washed it off before my shoot this morning. I’m so happy I did, or else I would’ve been starkly pale. Some of the filters I used in the above photos make the tan look a little blotchy, but in real life it looks very even and it’s a nice, golden brown color. It’s a beauty hack for me every winter!
Our day at Disneyland was nothing short of magical! Like usual, we had ALL the snacks, including a clam chowder bowl (that also happens to be all over Rudy’s face haha), astronaut ice cream, pickles, slushies, pretzels, etc. You can’t go to Disneyland and not eat all the junk food, right?? I really wanted DipNDots but I couldn’t find them.. probably for the best though since I have a bikini shoot tomorrow morning!
Bodysuit: MESHKI // necklace: Wanderlust + Co // shorts: Nobody Denim
Hi guys 🙂
Here’s my OOTD from the other day. I love the ultra thin spaghetti strap on this bodysuit!
Hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend. Right now I’m sitting in line to go see Minnie Mouse at Disneyland! I haven’t been here in awhile so I was overdue for a Disney day. We’re here with Rudy’s family, and he has a 3 year old niece so she’s in absolute heaven… but we all kind of are hehe.
This morning I woke up in a panic– I had such a frightening dream last night. The kind that feels like it lasted for hours, and you barely got any rest because of it. I always wonder if certain dreams have specific meanings. I don’t really like to think about that though if it’s a bad one. I try to forget about it….. until I bring it up in a blog post haha.
I’ve been wandering Montana St. in Santa Monica for the past two days because of appointments, and I have to say I really like it over there. There’s so many cute shops, and they even have a Williams-Sonoma (my favorite store ever). I always walk into Williams-Sonoma just for fun, and during the holidays the whole store smells like fresh pumpkin cake, and they’re offering samples. Does it get better than that? It bring me joy to look at all of the cooking ware, kitchen towels, fancy knives, and all of the baking stuff. Anyone else have a weird obsession with home stores? In my next place I’m going to start fresh in terms of pots + pans, silverware, furniture, basically A LOT. My mantra will be less is more. I want organization and no clutter!
Speaking of, Rudy and I have been talking about getting a place together (!!!). We sat down in the beginning of the year and I told him about how I don’t like splitting my time between LA and OC like I’ve been doing. I love both cities, but splitting my time is a lot of work, and it’s time consuming. Packing a bag to go here and there, unpacking, driving, not having the things you need when you need them, etc. the list goes on. I just want the majority of my time to be spent in one city. My dilemma is, I have Rudy and my family down in OC, and my work-related stuff up here in LA. If I move down to OC, I’ll probably still be spending a good amount of time here in LA, but I would be able to be with Rudy in the evenings and mornings. I’ve been doing ”long distance” with Rudy for over a year now, and it’s just not ideal, I’d rather be with him! Have any of you guys been in a similar situation?
Pinching myself that my Tuesday evening looked like this! The sunsets are so gorgeous in the winter. We had some Swedish friends in town so my parents took them out on the boat for a little sunset cruise in Dana Point. They said they were trying to soak in every last drop of sunshine before they go back to Sweden! I can only imagine how cold it is there right now…. brrrrr.
My black dress is from David Lerner // petite diamond ring is from Noemie, and you can use my code HANNA50 for $50 off your order at www.noemie.com
Hi guys! Here’s a little peek inside my short trip to Vegas with Rudy’s family! We flew out to see the hockey game at the new T Mobile arena on the strip. One of Rudy’s sisters is married to a hockey player on the Minnesota Wild team, so we all flew out to see him play in Vegas against the Golden Knights! Minnesota won 4-2 🙂
Right now we’re sitting on the plane waiting to take off for Orange County. I have a shoot down in OC tomorrow morning so it works out perfectly. My tiredness is real though… I can’t wait to jump in bed!
Today we were really feelin’ it after we got our makeup done at the Laura Mercier event. I’ve used one of their pressed powders (as a setting powder for my foundation or tinted moisturizer) for years now, but today I got the chance to try out their entire product line.
The makeup artist did an amazing job with the face application (I loved the eyeshadow too). I’m very into natural tones and not an overdone look, so it was very “my vibe”.
Sometime you can’t notice when other people change their makeup (it’s easier to tell when it’s your own face), but I definitely see a difference in this compared to my normal everyday makeup! I feel like my face looks smoother. I’m excited to incorporate these new products in my routine!