How are you?? I’m feeling a little bit tired after having so much fun yesterday on our girls night out! Amanda, Sara and I went to HYDE, which is a super fun bar/club/lounge on Sunset Blvd that has GREAT music. The first time I went there Leo DiCaprio was hanging out at the table next to us! We had so much fun together though.. everyone needs a little GNO every once in awhile right??
WEARING: NA-KD two piece set (here!) // NA-KD fringe heels (here!) // Strathberry purse // Shevoke sunnies
Today Sara and I were invited to a showroom in Hollywood to pick out some new clothes for Coachella! It’s coming up so soon and I can hardly wait any longer. Would you guys like to see what I’m thinking of wearing at Coachella? I won’t show the whole outfit though, because I want it to be a bit of a surprise for you guys 🙂
I’m not kidding… I literally have been wearing these jeans almost every day since I bought them last week haha. I bought them for $28 at the LF Outlet store on Melrose! I saw them in the window and took them straight off the mannequin 😛
WEARING: jeans from LF Outlet store // tank top from Brandy Melville // necklace from Free People // shoes from Din Sko // bag from Sole Society
PS. did you guys see my new green puffball key chain?! How cute is it!
It’s almost Fridaaay! Which means it’s almost time to announce Montazami Brand’s weekend special that’s going on this weekend! I’ll be announcing the details here on the blog as soon as it’s live, so keep checking here on the blog in the next few hours.
photos by Isaac Zoller
Photos like this blow me away. How can the Earth be so beautiful!
Is it just me or are the weeks just flying by lately? I can barely catch my breath. Today we filmed in the downtown LA Garment District for Svenska Hollywood Fruar 🙂 We were looking at some new materials for Montazami Brand at one of our fabric guy’s office space. We found almost exactly what we were looking for, which is a close to a miracle in the clothing industry. Sometimes it can get so difficult, but you just gotta keep trying and stick with it!
wearing: top from Lovers + Friends [here] // jeans from LF Outlet Store // bag by Strathberry // shoes by Din Sko // tattoo by Antony (haha)
I GOT A WHAATTT?!
Hahaha had loads of fun with you guys on snapchat today. For those who missed, Sara and I wandered into the Old Glory barber shop/tattoo parlor in Venice and spent the afternoon sipping beers and meeting new friends! We were actually in the middle of a blog photoshoot when the owner of the shop walked outside and told us to come inside and take some pictures in the barber shop.
As if crashing people’s haircuts wasn’t enough, we took it a step further and staged a tattoo prank for my snapchatters 😛 Antony the tattoo artist sketched a free handed rose on my left ankle, and even brought out the tattoo gun! I never really saw the hype around getting a tattoo, but I have to admit, I TOTALLY see it now. The thrill is real. It’s so exciting!!! Can you guys see me with a tattoo? I didn’t used to think so…. but hmm maybe I’m changing my mind?
If you guys saw my Snapchats today (hannamonty), you know I was having a serious health-kick Monday. From the gym to the kitchen, I was whipping up all kinds of stuff that made my body feel GOOD. Including these warm and heavenly cinnamon sugar plantain chips —> my new favorite snack.
Now, never in my life have I bought or tried to cook anything having to do with plantains, but for some reason they stood out to me at the grocery store the other day.. so I got one! And now I’m sharing my recipe with you guys, in case ya’ll are 24/7 snack-attackers like me 🙂
ALL YOU NEED:
1 plantain, (green and unripe, mine wasn’t, but the results are better if it is)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, or melted coconut oil!
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel the plantain and cut slices very thin, making sure they are all even. In a bowl, mix the plantain slices with the rest of the ingredients, making sure they are coated evenly. Place the slices on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper, and put in the oven for 8 minutes, or until brown. Flip slices over, and keep it in the oven for another 8-10 minutes. The slices are ready when they are brown and crispy!
PS: if your plantains are not crisping up, you can put them on broil for a couple minutes, but make sure you have an eye on them because they can burn easily! (Mine got a little burnt hehe).
Now this is a totally out-of-the-ordinary outfit for me! I was just feelin’ the boho vibes as I built the outfit around my new orange crop top. The skirt and purse I actually borrowed from my mom’s closet haha. I loveeee going to her closet when she’s in a generous mood (which is 95% of the time!). She will literally bring out 10 different options of everything and give me advice on what to wear and what accessories to pair with it. I love that about my mom 🙂
That being said, I’m not sure where the skirt and bag are from, BUT….
crop top from Chiquelle // accessories from Kendra Scott // shoes from Din Sko
Today was a cozy Sunday! I got a lot of work done at home and then went on a date with Austin to a place called Tar & Roses. It’s the highest-rated restaurant in Santa Monica on Yelp, and it definitely lived up to that title. Everything we ordered was phenomenal and the atmosphere and service were on point. Now it’s time for bed, I’m planning on hitting the gym tomorrow morning!
The other day Sara and I drove up to Malibu to shoot for Chiquelle’s new swimwear collection!! It was definitely one of the best photoshoots I’ve ever done. The Chiquelle team is just the nicest and cutest group of people you’ll ever meet. It made it even better that the swimwear was to die for… the styles are so simple yet chic and the colors are on point. I know I keep saying dusty rose this and dusty rose that, but seriously…. DUSTY ROSE. Speaking of dusty rose (again), that reminds me of one of the Montazami Brand graphic tees that is coming out soon!
Our lovely spray tans are from Organic Shimmer, a chic tanning place we just discovered on Melrose. I went in and got ”medium bronze” and I’m so happy with the color. You can see their website here (<— dusty rose 😛 )
Today was a mellow Saturday, just what I needed after a few big nights out. After our jewelry event was over, Sara and I met up with our cute cousin Niki for some lunch. We ate at The Independence in Santa Monica and I had a farmer’s vegetable salad with a salmon filet on top 🙂 Not sure if I would order it again though haha.
DUSTY ROSE / SAGE GREEN
Did you guys get a chance to see my Snapchat haul yesterday?? I showed you guys all my new pieces from NA-KD that I’m obsessing over. This dusty rose midi dress is one of them 🙂 Cute huh? I paired it with my new gorgeous bag from Strathberry.
WEARING: NA-KD DRESS HERE // DIN SKO SHOES HERE // STRATHBERRY BAG HERE // KENDRA SCOTT NECKLACE HERE
My oldest friend Madison came up to LA for the night so we’re planning on going out later 🙂 We’re going to a friend’s house to pregame and then we’ll probably end up barhopping around Santa Monica and Venice since it’s First Friday’s. This is the third night in a row that I’m going out… I’m SO tired!
Some beachy photos I took the other day! I love the color combo of the white crochet and burnt orange. This is the first crochet bikini I’ve ever owned and I’m definitely going to start wearing them more! I like how these bottoms have elastic on the sides too… it lays really nice on the skin.
SNAPCHATTERS, LISTEN IN! Today I’ll be doing a NA-KD haul on my snapchat, and I want you guys to join me! I’ll be showing my new NA-KD arrivals and trying them on for you guys. I’m also revealing a super special discount code that will be valid for 24 hours! If you’re not following me already, you can add me with username hannamonty
This morning Sara and I had a super exciting Skype meeting about a future campaign that we’re gunna be a part of. It’s gunna be so badass!! The future is looking oh so bright 🙂