OFF TO PARIS!

Hi guys!

I’m about to take off for Paris! I will do a blog post when I land with all the photos and details from my birthday party! It was SO fun 🙂

Now I’m going to watch some movies and snuggle up on the plane. Time to get cozy!

SEARCHING FOR A GOOD READ

outfit from Lush Clothing // shot by Champagne Victoria

Need a good read.  I haven’t been reading at all lately (which I hate) and I’ve been on the hunt for a good book.  It will be perfect to start one on my Paris trip, where I can read in the parks, at cafés, during travel, etc.

Here are some recommendations I’ve gotten already:

Girl, Wash Your Face or Party Girl, both by Rachel Hollis

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag

Are you guys reading any great books at the moment?  Any all time faves? LMK!

PARIS PREP

Today made me SO excited for my Paris trip. I went to one of my favorite PR showrooms and picked up some outfits to shoot while I’m there.  Well, I got really lucky because they had a ton of Parisian chic outfits, a perfect comfy set for traveling, and some cute new accessories to dress up my looks.  Sometimes when I travel my outfits are all over the place,  but I’m going to try really hard to make this trip’s looks very curated and put together when I pack.

The pieces you see above are what I tried on in the dressing room, so I didn’t end up getting all of this.  Oh, and can you tell I’m into neutrals? Haha.

Blast From The Past

Omg how cute are these photos!! My mom sent them to me on Sara birthday on Friday.  I loooove looking at baby photos. The way our mom used to dress us, how our house looked like… so many memories 🙂

I hope you guys had a great weekend! I’m excited for this week, partly because my birthday is on Thursday! I’ll be turning 25.  I’m really excited for 25 and I have a feeling it’s going to be an amazing year for me.  I just feel it!! I mean, I leave for Paris next week so that’s already off to a pretty good start!

Shining Bright [With Ideas]

Omg loooove all your guys’ feedback on my last post. Thanks to everyone who gave me their input! There’s a few topics that none of you mentioned you’d be interested in, but besides those, it looks like I’m going to cover almost all of them!  This is going to be fun.

Tonight I was at a Louis Vuitton event, and I obviously went for the walking disco ball look…. it was extra (shoutout to my new sparkly boots you guys I’m dyingggggg).  But literally everyone at the event was so extra, it was kinda fun to people watch. SO many characters.  I was hoping to get a goodie bag at the end of the party but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards haha.  I was hoping they’d be handing out some LV keychains or cute cashmere monogram scarves hehe.  A girl can dream 😉

PAPILLONS

Hi guys!!

I’m actually d i g g i n g this outfit.  I threw on a bunch of random pieces before I rushed out the door, and surprisingly, it all worked.  It kind of reminds me of a school outfit, right?

skirt: Urban Outfitters [click here] // top: Urban Outfitters [click here] // shoes: Superga [click here] // Levi’s vintage denim jacket // sunnies: DIFF eyewear [click here and use code HANNA25 for $25 off!]

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about topics I want to share on my blog, and a lot of them are beauty related.  I’ve came up with a few that I think will make great posts, but let me know which of them you would like to read about the most!

  1.  WHY I DON’T USE COCONUT OIL IN MY HAIR

  2. THE GOD-SENT ACNE TREATMENT THAT WILL LITERALLY CLEAR YOUR SKIN BY MORNING

  3. MORNING SKIN CARE ROUTINE

  4. THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GIRLS WHO HIGHLIGHT THEIR HAIR

  5. NAIL SALON DIARIES: THE LOW-DOWN ON GEL MANIS, SNS DIPPING POWDER, ACRYLIC, ETC.

  6. THE BEST KEPT SECRET FOR GIRLS WITH LONG, TANGLED HAIR

  7. BEAUTY PRODUCTS ON MY WISH LIST

  8. FOUNDATION OR TINTED MOISTURIZER? WHEN I USE THEM AND FOR WHICH OCCASION

  9. HOW TO KEEP YOUR LIPS HYDRATED, FOR THE GIRL WHO TENDS TO HAVE CHAPPED LIPS

  10. BODY SHIMMERS & WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST

I’m REALLY excited about these topics, and I want to know if you guys are too!  Just comment below with the ”number” of the topic(s) you want to see most.  Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

A Night with Garnier

Hi guys 🙂

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was amazing. Sara and I were invited to spend the evening with Garnier at one of Laguna Beach’s nicest hotels, the Montage.  We were there for a staycation, trying out and learning about two of their newest skincare products. They treated us to rose mist facials, a massage, and sunset dinner with live music.  It was truly a dream!

The next morning I went up to Glendale to host the Soluna Swim pool party alongside Sara and a couple other bloggers.  It was a ton of fun, but a looooong drive (almost 2 hours each way!).  When Rudy and I got home we just ordered In N Out and went to bed.  Today we had a nice day on the boat with my mom and dad, a perfect ending to the weekend 🙂

EXCITING NEWS!

GUESS WHAT!

A very exciting opportunity has come my way. Very. Exciting. Opportunity. (!!)

I’m going to PARIS in October for a few different modeling jobs! I’ll be going with one of my favorite photographers, Champagne (who shot the photos you see above), and we’re working with a few different brands, producing content for them in the oh-so-beautiful city of Paris.  We’ll be there for a week, shooting and exploring the city.  This is the first international work trip I’ve done completely solo…. usually I have my security blanket Sara there with me.  I think it will be a great experience for me, to get out of my comfort zone a little bit 🙂

I feel like this is a huge step in the right direction as far as my modeling career goes.  It’s pretty bizarre that it has taken me all the way across the world, and I’m really grateful for it.

So.  Now the fun stuff begins.  What are your best tips for traveling ALONE?  Okay, I won’t be alone, but there will be times when we are solo.  I’m imagining myself sitting at a Parisian cafe, sipping on a cappuccino, working on my laptop.  It’s a VIBE.

What are the go-to spots in Paris?? 🙂

MONDAY MANIFESTATIONS

Happy Monday guys 🙂 I hope you’re all having a great start to the week.  I had kind of a weird day today.. I felt sort of sick to my stomach, emotional, with no appetite. I know stress is a bit of the reason (I have a lot going on right now with work), combined with Rudy going back down to OC after spending the weekend together (and Sara was down in OC as well).  Some days I just don’t like being at my place by myself, you know?

I wanted to talk to you guys about the story behind these photos.  Sara took these of me at one of my favorite home decor stores in Venice.  I’ve always loved the vibe in there… it’s always sunny and bright, with tons of hanging plants and reflecting mirrors.  It was always a place that made me happy.

Sara and I were in there the other week and she was taking photos of me in front of this beautiful mirrored door, & I was really feeling the vibe.  Then suddenly a girl walks by and says, ”I’m really tired of all this lifestyle blogger shit” loud enough so we could noticeably hear it.  It kind of caught me off guard, but I was also kind of hurt by it.  Why would she need to say that? And so loud that I could hear it?  MID SHOOT.  What’s the point of purposely hurting someone’s feelings like that?  She’ll never know I’ve been working as a blogger for 9+ years, and how she just basically discredited my job as if it were some horrible ”trend”.

I know I shouldn’t take it so personally, and I’m not dwelling on it, but I just wanted to bring it up here on the blog in case one of you guys have ever dealt with someone discrediting something you love to do.

I’m glad I had Sara there with me so we could kind of ”shrug it off” together.  Today I had a random thought, but as I’m writing this post I realize it fits in perfectly with the message I’m trying to relay.  As I was tidying up my room, I thought, ”I’m going to make more of a conscious effort to increase the positivity in my thoughts and actions”.  Not letting the small stuff bug me as much as it sometimes does.  Looking at the glass half full more often.  Consciously counting my blessings in my head each day. Expressing gratitude each day.  Loving more, and laughing more!  Sometimes stress and anxiety can affect my mood, but having these thoughts help me get back on track to being the better version of myself.

To me, the mindset is so important.  Having a positive mindset can do amazing things for my life.  I’m trying to minimize the negative thoughts and maximize the positive thoughts in a conscious way until it becomes a natural, subconscious habit. Monday manifestations!

dress: Winona Australia  // bracelet and hoops: Gabriel & Co.

RAINBOW

rainbow pants: Vibe Apparel // top: Guess // bag: Salar Milano // glasses: DIFF eyewear

Hi guys!

I’m having quite the moment with these rainbow pants.  FOR REAL they feel like butter on your legs… they’re that soft!  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have them in 3 different prints.  O b s e s s e d.

Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend 🙂 I’m looking forward to a relaxing Sunday… What are your plans for the day?