As I try to navigate the entrepreneurial world and share my journey, I want to discuss one of the hardest things about following your passion. Which is, remaining optimistic, and positive, in uncertain times. When things don’t go as planned, which 99.9% of the time they don’t, it can be challenging to maintain […]

Business

September 15, 2021

How To Stay Positive And Keep On Your Path In Moments Of Weakness

How To Stay Positive And Keep On Your Path In Moments Of Weakness

If you’re itching to travel but don’t have a budget, here are a few ways you can travel for free or affordably. Save this post for future travel. 1. Homeexchange.com. A friend of mine introduced me to this site. He has been traveling for years this way. If you don’t have a lot of money […]

Travel

September 6, 2021

Ways To Travel For Free Or Affordably

Ways To Travel For Free Or Affordably

So you are thinking of starting a business and you don’t know where and how to begin. This article will help you get started as a small business and walk you through all of the tools I used to launch Monika Freeman Studios.

Business

February 3, 2021

Everything You Need To Start A Business

Picture with a sign that reads, "Everything You Need To Start A Business."

To discover your niche you first need to establish which type of person you are and what you came here to do. A great place to start is evaluating your human design.

Business

January 10, 2021

How To Find Your Niche

How to find your niche in black font on a brown background

The biggest risk you are going to take in business is the risk you take on yourself. If you want others to believe in your offer you have to believe in it, too.

Business

November 22, 2020

Is Your Brand Authentic?

When you are not strategic, or smart in business, you lose both time and money.

Business

November 20, 2020

Time Equals Money

I don’t know what the quarantine has been like for you, but at times I’ve felt like I was on a roller coaster. Highs and lows so drastic I had to put my motivation in check. Until a week ago I had been handling it well. Then, I got a little unfortunate news and it […]

Lifestyle

May 3, 2020

How To Find Inspiration To Stay Motivated During Coronavirus

How To Find Inspiration To Keep Working During Coronavirus

Let’s be honest, after six weeks home alone, with a roommate, or family, finding ways to stay entertained is tough. While half of us lean into virtual interactions, others are trying to stay motivated from their home offices while entertaining children 24/7. What’s next? I myself have tried to find the newness in each day […]

Lifestyle

April 20, 2020

My Top Things To See and Do with Family, Friends or Solo At-Home

My Top Things To See and Do with Family, Friends or Solo At-Home Right Now

A few days ago I saw an Instagram post from a woman talking about her person. As I read this woman’s caption and how she thought her person would have been a long-time boyfriend, or possible husband, I pondered if I had ever had one. It turns out as an adult her best friend had proven to […]

Lifestyle

April 14, 2020

How Coronavirus Can Help You Reconnect With Yourself

How Coronavirus Can Help You Reconnect With Yourself

“If you do anything interesting in the world, you are going to have critics. If you can’t tolerate critics, then don’t do anything new or interesting,” Jeff Bezos. When I was younger I attracted the interest of more men than women. Which was difficult because I’m a girls girl, so I wanted to be friends […]

Lifestyle

February 23, 2020

How To Handle A Lack Of Support Or Criticism

How To Handle A Lack Of Support Or Criticism

Everyday I receive emails form Content Creators, aspiring Influencers and Entrepreneurs, asking me how I started my business and make passive income. Some of these people want to quit their day jobs to become entrepreneurs. The good news! You can, too. Thanks to the digital age, now more than ever, you can do anything you want. Including […]

Business

February 11, 2020

Three Common Mistakes Content Creators, Influencers and Entrepreneurs Are Making in Business

Three Common Mistakes Content Creators, Influencers and Entrepreneurs Making

About Kate & Shawn Boyer  I was first introduced to the global brand Anatomie in the summer of 2019. That’s when I met the founders: Kate is the CEO, and Shawn is the Creative Director. I was impressed with their clothing. Not many brands fit like a glove and wore like one. Anatomie was luxurious […]

Interviews

February 10, 2020

The CEO of Anatomie Kate Boyer and Creative Director Shawn Boyer Talk: Obstacles of Building a Clothing Brand, and Designing Clothing for All Body Types

The CEO of Anatomie Kate Boyer and Creative Director Shaw Boye

  A blog can be a good thing and a bad thing-especially when people read it and know your most vulnerable side. I had high hopes for 2020 like most of you (and still do). I ended 2019 on a healthy personal note and shitty professional. But I accepted it and tackled the start of […]

Lifestyle

February 5, 2020

Self Hate Doesn’t Just Hate You It Hates Others

Self Hate Doesn't Just Hate You It Hates Others

  One of the most challenging things to do when settling into a home is deciding on a style. For years I loved all neutrals. I enjoyed the use of color but wanted simplistic and minimalistic. The Gemini in me is always conflicted between the right side of my brain and the left. However, after […]

Interior Design + DIY

January 27, 2020

Living Room Inspiration

Living Rooom Inspiration

Since moving into a new home that is mostly dark wood and a bit moodier than my last all white modern house, I have been drawing inspiration from books, places and Pinterest to decorate each room. Still undecided what decor I’m going to use, I’m flirting with ways to freshen up one of the rooms […]

Interior Design + DIY

January 26, 2020

How To Decorate With Wallpaper

How To Decorate With Wallpaper

One of the toughest things I learned in recent years is that no one is going to give you anything unless you ask for it. Not to say you won’t land a well deserved promotion, or come home to a sweet surprise from your lover. However, in most cases you have to be direct and […]

Business

January 12, 2020

Be Direct And Ask For The Things You Want

BE DIRECT

I’m typically an all around positive person. Between faith, optimism, and my drive to succeed, I know anything is possible. Like everyone, I have bouts of weakness, but those come and go. From my experience there is no way to fail, there are just ways to do things differently. Do you remember in grade school […]

Business

January 9, 2020

What Kind Of Person Are You In Business?

What Kind Of Person Are You (In Business)?

The responsibility of being a business owner involves more than brand development and marketing strategies. To be successful at financial positioning, you have to know your audience and their needs. A business cannot sustain itself for free. There is a balance between sacrificing and gaining strength to achieve an ROI and growth.  Without a community […]

Business

January 5, 2020

How Serving People Can Help Grow Your Business

The one common denominator in everyone’s life is that change is inevitable. Adjusting to change requires something much deeper than acceptance. Which is growth. Something we experience in our lives in different ways. For some growth might be personal grow, others might focus more on mental, emotional, physical or financial. We grow in ways we […]

Lifestyle

January 1, 2020

How To Set Intentions For The Growth You Want In 2020

How To Set Intentions For The Growth You Want In 2020

It’s almost 2020 and I’ve made the decision to avoid New Years resolutions and spend more time on what’s already working. What I mean is instead of creating unrealistic goals for myself, I am focusing on business objectives that currently work. For nearly two years I have been trying to force a square peg into […]

Business

December 30, 2019

How To Find Your Niche When Starting A Business Or Blog

How Do You Find You're Niche When Starting A Business Or Blog

Two months ago there was nothing appealing about a DIY project. Stuck between two very definitive mindsets: Store bought equals professional grade, and will my DIY be good enough to put in my house? With a lack of disposable money after starting a business this year, and in the middle of a move, I proved […]

Interior Design + DIY

December 28, 2019

The Art Of DIY

The Art Of DIY

If this article is for anyone in particular, its for the individual who like myself is struggling to find happiness because everyone else’s needs have consumed yours. I say this with love, but sometimes you must put the needs of others on the shelf for your own. I have a core group of family and […]

Lifestyle

November 13, 2019

Stop Taking Care Of Everyone Else

Have you ever experienced an intuitional red flag? A flying red banner or feeling of a stop sign in front of you? Me too. For most of my life my intuition signaled me with triggers.  Some were to stop me from making mistakes, and others to encourage me to push forward. The problem? I had […]

Lifestyle

September 1, 2019

The Power Of Perspective

The Power Of Perspective

The only thing hotter than Las Vegas in the summer is Ivana Jorgensen. If you are not already following this babe on Instagram, stop what you’re doing and add @Ivajorg. You can thank me later! With witty captions and vintage meets edgy style Ivana is killing the numbers game. One of the reasons I started […]

Interviews

August 12, 2019

Ivana Jorgensen Woman Of The Week

Ivana Jorgensen  Woman Of The Week

Fall is around the corner and I have my eyes set on low-heel boots from INLU shoes. A newcomer to the shoe industry that is having a major breakout. Featured in British Vogue, Humble Magazine, New York Style Guide — and more, this brand won over my initial interest with cork mules. Which maintains the […]

Interviews

August 8, 2019

The CEO of INLU Shoes Inês Lebre Talks Building a Business, Success and Sustainable Shoes

CEO of INLU Shoes Inês Lebre Talks Building a Business, Success and Sustainable Shoes

Sana Shiraz is the epitome of our “Woman Of The Week” feature. Boss, beauty guru, innovative and exotically stunning. I have to admit when I first discovered this London-based beauty I fell in love with her perfect makeup looks. A woman that can pull off the no-makeup makeup look as effortlessly as a perfect full face. […]

Interviews

August 8, 2019

Sana Shiraz Woman Of The Week

Sana Shiraz Woman Of The Week

Odds are you’ve heard of an ingredient called CBD (short for cannabidiol) and are curious. Working as a beauty editor I get to test new products and treatments to see how they compare to one another. With an impressive list of growing beauty brands launching CBD products I wanted to know the benefits. I spoke […]

Interviews

August 7, 2019

Co-Founder of CBD Takeout, Shay Isdale, Talks The Benefits of CBD With Us

Co-Founder of CBD Takeout, Shay Isdale, Talks The Benefits of CBD With Us

Unlike the average person I was the ideal candidate when it came to selling the idea of clean beauty. Since I had been living a nontoxic lifestyle for nearly 5 years making the switch to safer beauty products was organic. The key to clean beauty is to start small. Find how the products you invest in can benefit […]

Beauty

August 5, 2019

The Key To Clean Beauty Is To Start Small

The Key To Clean Beauty Is To Start Small

If you are reading this then by now you know I am on a mission to detoxify my life. It started with food, then cleaning products and I gradually introduced safe beauty products. Removing toxicity from my beauty products was a huge step, but removing the toxins my body produced from stress was the biggest. […]

Lifestyle

July 30, 2019

I Tried Breathwork For The First Time – And This Is What Happened

I Tried Breathwork For The First Time - And This Is What Happened

This weeks Woman of the Week is gorgeous fashion blogger Mary Nataniya. Mary is a Japanese native who is a quarter Spanish and a quarter Filipino. She moved to sunny Los Angeles 9 years ago in search of year-around sunshine and has already made her mark on tinsel town. Although Mary just begun her journey working […]

Interviews

July 15, 2019

Mary Nataniya Woman Of The Week

Mary Nataniya Woman Of The Week

A few months ago I tuned into a podcast that was focused on environmental issues and green living. This particular episode about plastic was shocking! And worrisome. Not long after I started making a conscious effort to be more green. When I began paying attention to what I was doing to my body, and how […]

Beauty

July 9, 2019

Clean, Nontoxic Beauty

Clean, Nontoxic Beauty

This weeks Woman of the Week is red hot, Olivia Dixon. Olivia is most recognizable on social media as the girl who has the most luxurious hair: You have probably dreamed of hair like hers your entire life. I have! She’s a natural stunner with a larger than life smile and personality. This Nashville native […]

Interviews

June 25, 2019

Olivia Dixon Woman Of The Week

Olivia Dixon Woman Of The Week

In 2005 I wore fake eyelashes every single day. A bit scary to think about doing that now. With so many people investing in the perfect lashes it’s tough to argue if the — do-they or don’t-they — longterm damage is worth the cost of temporary beauty. After I destroyed my lashes and waited a […]

Beauty

June 9, 2019

How To Decide If Fake Eyelashes Or Eyelash Extensions Are Right For You

How To Decide If Fake Eyelashes Or Eyelash Extensions Are Right For You-1

This weeks Woman of the Week is musician, Jessica Sole. Jessica spotlights as a singer songwriter, but it’s fair to say this Canadian beauty is a natural-born model. With a little more than a year and a half showcasing her talents and gorgeous smile on Instagram, her photos convince you she has been a social […]

Interviews

June 4, 2019

Jessica Sole Woman Of The Week

Jessica Sole Woman Of The Week

As far back as I recall age was just a number. I never feared growing up or getting older. Although I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always knew I would be a fashion editor or creative director in some capacity. My career was constantly on my mind. […]

Lifestyle

May 30, 2019

What I Wish I Could Tell My Twenty-Year-Old Self

What I Wish I Could Tell My Twenty Year Old Self

When I started my blog I planned for it to grow into a resource for fashion, travel, lifestyle, et cetera. However, I never imagined men’s and women’s beauty would become the most highly requested topic, by you, my readers. I consider myself a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast so the segue from fashion to beauty was natural. Although […]

Beauty

May 28, 2019

The Product You Are Using That’s Making You Look 10 Years Older

The Product You Are Using That's Making You Look 10 Years Older

Around the time that Instagram introduced verified profiles users started treating their pages like an exclusive members only club. If you weren’t verified you weren’t part of the in crowd. Which meant you could follow their pages and like their content but only dream for a reply or like back. Still today there is only a […]

Business

May 18, 2019

How You Can Benefit From Following More People on Social Media

How You Can Benefit From Following More People on Social Media

A few weeks ago I read a story about a couple who had a bad first date. Their date was later exploited on a local radio station. The girl was an influencer on a date with a guy she met through a dating app who was a contractor. After the first date, and an awkward text […]

Business

May 14, 2019

The Truth About Social Media Influencers

The Truth About Social Media Influencers

In our teens and 20’s we don’t think of skin damage, wrinkles and diminishing collagen as reality. Our parents and grandparents have told us stories for years of their youth and preventive ways to reduce aging however we cannot relate to what doesn’t seem real. Seeing is believing and we have only seen them as […]

Beauty

May 11, 2019

5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Beauty in My 20’s

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Beauty in My 20's

One of the most exciting milestones in our lives is graduation. Whether high school graduation or college graduation, graduating marks the first biggest step to becoming an adult and embracing our freedom. I remember my high school graduation like it was yesterday. With nearly 1500 students in my graduating class the service was a tad bit long, […]

Lifestyle

May 2, 2019

THE PERFECT GREETING CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

THE PERFECT GREETING CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Beauty care hasn’t always been a top priority for me. Sure I’m the first to color my base when I see a trace of brown roots. And my mani and pedi is on a strict two-week schedule. However, aggressively seeking out tips for maintaining my youth and looking better only recently became an interest of […]

Beauty

April 30, 2019

5 MUST-HAVE DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

5 MUST-HAVE DRUGSTORE PRODUCTS

Today was one of those days I said 200 prayers asking God, “Why?” A car accident followed by disastrous working conditions continued into conflicts with everyone I have on speed dial. After one very large freak out, on my part, I had to check myself and ask myself, “Why is this happening?” Things have been […]

Lifestyle

April 6, 2019

ME TIME

Me Time

The single most valuable tool in advertising is marketing. Word of mouth goes a long way, but seeing a pleasing aesthetic is what really sells. And truth be told, I’ve spent countless hours studying how to create picture-perfect photos. Now with the help of apps an eye-catching photo is easier than ever and you don’t […]

Business

March 5, 2019

THE BEST PHOTO EDITING APPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

THE BEST PHOTO EDITING APPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

When I started my blog years ago everything was a first for me. I taught myself how to develop and design my website, write and publish content, SEO, affiliate marketing and so on. To be successful I was reliant upon visual content which meant hiring photographers to take professional photos for me because that was the […]

Business

February 21, 2019

HOW TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS OF YOURSELF

HOW TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS OF YOURSELF

Have you ever woke up inspired? Ready to take on the day. Then came coffee, emails, social media updates, CNBC/Good Morning America, lunch, phone calls, errands and before you knew it the day was over. You earned points for three new goals but achieved nothing. Yeah, me too! Spinning my wheels watching people with career’s […]

Business

February 19, 2019

TIME MANAGEMENT: DAILY HABITS THAT WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

TIME MANAGEMENT: DAILY HABITS THAT WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

A few weeks ago I was talking with my mother, also known as, my source of reality and honest opinions. We were discussing different ways to engage a larger demographic to my blog and attract new readers. She mentioned my content is not relatable to everyone which got me thinking about the blogs I read […]

Fashion

January 23, 2019

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

[dropcap]H[/dropcap] ollywood can be a beautiful place. It can also be a judgmental place. A vein city built on talent agencies who rely on your appearance to decide your value and credibility. Once I learned how detrimental age was to my career I avoided disclosing my number. Let’s face it, every cosmetic company is trying to sell […]

Beauty

January 9, 2019

BUDGETING TAUGHT ME ABOUT AFFORDABLE QUALITY BEAUTY PRODUCTS

BUDGETING TAUGHT ME ABOUT AFFORDABLE QUALITY BEAUTY PRODUCTS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] am not adventurous when it comes to changing my hairstyle. The most comfortable I’ve come to experimenting with a new style is trying a product or tool. But after seeing some of the coolest hairstyles of 2019 only days into the new year I’m ready for a change. If you are not convinced yet […]

Beauty

January 7, 2019

THE BEST HAIRSTYLES YOU’LL SEE IN 2019

THE BEST HAIRSTYLES YOU'LL SEE IN 2019

[dropcap]L[/dropcap] ast year I gave up everything including my lucrative job and generous salary to start my company. The odd’s are you’ve thought about it or have done it yourself. Since it never goes as planned, I reached an economic low. I didn’t have a definitive business plan when I decided to dive into blogging […]

Fashion

January 5, 2019

SUSTAINABLE FAST FASHION

SUSTAINABLE FAST FASHION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap] inter just got HOT with Kevin Benejam Man Of The Week. Naturally, I kickoffed the start of 2019 with the best! While it’s fair to admit Kevin may be the most iconic man I’ve interviewed to-date, he’s more than designer duds and luxury cars. This weeks MOTW is also a CEO turned host who moonlights as […]

Interviews

January 4, 2019

KEVIN BENEJAM MAN OF THE WEEK

Kevin Benejam MAN OF THE WEEK

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] t’s a new year and a new you! Which for some, me included, means shopping for a new wardrobe. But if you are anything like me, you spent a good fraction of savings on holiday gifts and travel leaving little money for splurging. Luckily all the best sales start after the holidays. Perfect time […]

Fashion

January 3, 2019

AMINAL PRINT SALE HAPPENING NOW

AMINAL PRINT SALE HAPPENING NOW

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] s far back as I can recall, I don’t remember having a New Year’s resolution. Last year I hoped for a long, healthy life something I believe I took for granted in my youth when life seemed invincible. But 2018 challenged me in ways other years hadn’t and forced me to become a better […]

Fashion

January 1, 2019

NEW YEAR AND NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW YEAR AND NEW BEGINNINGS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] he founder and CEO of Paragon Model Management, David Souza, say’s he’s “not a blogger.” Though by his Instagram feed its evident this Entrepreneur is fabulous and dare I say above blogger status?! A model in his own right, David steals the show at every event he attends, including everyday errands like getting gas. […]

Interviews

December 13, 2018

DAVID SOUZA MAN OF THE WEEK

DAVID SOUZA MAN OF THE WEEK

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap] side from just about everyone cutting their hair into a bob, going blonde or rocking killer glass hair this season, there have been a slew of new hairstyles making their way around the streets of Hollywood. Whether you love braids, natural waves, curls or sleek straight hair. One hairstyle I have worn and loved […]

Beauty

December 9, 2018

SLEEK VOLUMINOUS HAIR IN 5 MINUTES

SLEEK VOLUMINOUS HAIR IN 5 MINUTES

[dropcap]P[/dropcap] laying with texture, color and prints can be tricky. But that’s one of the things I love most about personal style. Anything goes! I originally bought these red velvet pants to wear with a leopard print bodysuit. The bodysuit didn’t arrive in the mail on time so I tried this satin, gold blouse with […]

Fashion

November 30, 2018

ADDING TEXTURE AND COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE

ADDING TEXTURE AND COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] ‘ve always thought I was born in the wrong era. Truth is I’m a lover of all things twenties and sixties. Slightly fascinated with retro fashion. Edie Sedgwick (Factory Girl) has been my muse for longer than I can recall. A few years back I designed a tee inspired by her glamour and charisma. […]

Fashion

November 17, 2018

CHANNELING MY INNER EDIE SEDGWICK

[dropcap]O[/dropcap] kay, I’m not one to dress down but this year I spent less time traveling and attending soirees and more time hanging at sporting venues and locally in my beach town. My dress obsession became more of a shades of denim fad. Retro, distressed, vintage acid wash, faded and black denim make up a […]

Fashion

November 12, 2018

SHADES OF DENIM

SHADES OF DENIM

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] s much as I love fashion, I love interior design and decorating just a wee bit more. Every time I walk into a furniture store I can’t help but want to redecorate my entire home. A great flea market or vintage find is the best. Next to designing your own piece of furniture but […]

Interior Design + DIY

November 8, 2018

ACCESSORIES TO REVAMP YOUR HOME

AFFORDABLE ACCESSORIES TO REVAMP YOUR HOME

[dropcap]O[/dropcap] kay, I was skeptical of wearing leopard print this season, but now I’m sold. All it took was a few statement pieces. Believe it or not I found a head-to-toe animal print outfit I might rock this fall. But for those of you who may still be afraid to wear this bold print I’ve […]

Fashion

October 24, 2018

THE UNDER $100 LEOPARD PRINT TREND LIST

THE UNDER $100 LEOPARD TREND LIST

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his year was a rude awakening for me. Many lessons in tough love, and more importantly, self love. Things I thought I’d known for thirty years but was wrong about. I had to sit alone with myself and get real with myself to find out what was causing the stress and pain in my […]

Lifestyle

October 22, 2018

TIPS FOR REMOVING NEGATIVITY FROM YOUR LIFE

TIPS FOR REMOVING NEGATIVITY FROM YOUR LIFE

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] hroughout the years I’ve traveled a lot but the one thing that remains consistent is overpacking. No matter how thought out my check list, there is always somethings else I have to bring. So I put a few bags to the test to find the best carry-on bags for organized travelers. I’m a light […]

Travel

October 21, 2018

THE BEST CARRY-ON BAGS FOR ORGANIZED TRAVELERS

THE BEST CARRY-ON BAGS FOR ORGANIZED TRAVELERS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] few months back I received a harassing message from a stranger. That person did not identify themselves however criticized my social media presence. Their harsh text suggested I live a luxurious life of blogging due to the financial support of a wealthy family or affluent boyfriend. Perplexed by their unsettling words lead me to […]

Lifestyle

October 19, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA VERSUS REALITY

SOCIAL MEDIA VERSUS REALITY

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have openly discussed my anxiety on my blog and how it has affected my life throughout the years. I first suffered from an anxiety attack at the age of 28. Since then it has crept up in mild outbursts and severe episodes. There are a number of factors that come into play during my sudden […]

Lifestyle

October 18, 2018

LIFE SAVERS THAT HELP ME TOLERATE ANXIETY

LIFE SAVERS THAT HELP ME TOLERATE ANXIETY

 [dropcap]T[/dropcap] he constant grind of balancing mom life, children, your spouse and work. If only looking good was easy, but everything has it’s place in your life and requires time and effort. Since the day-to-day hustle can be real I’ve put together a list of comfortable and easy to wear clothing for moms who are always […]

Moms & Babys

October 18, 2018

7 STYLES PERFECT FOR ALL MOMS

7 STYLES PERFECT FOR ALL MOMS

 [dropcap]M[/dropcap] ove over Manolo Blahnick and Carrie Bradshaw. I’ve found the secret to great shoes that won’t break the bank. Because styles come and go buying seasonal accessories to complete your wardrobe can be unnecessary. Dropping hundreds, sometimes even thousands to look fabulous. For me great shoes are an investment, but I prefer saving money […]

Fashion

October 12, 2018

25 FALL SHOES UNDER $50

25 FALL SHOES UNDER $50

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap] he dreadful morning frustration of finding something different to wear. If only we could put together a completely new look everyday we would have one less thing to worry about. Perhaps taking notes from Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie One Fine Day is the lesson. That scene where she is running between appointments […]

Fashion

October 10, 2018

FALL LOOKS PERFECT FOR THE OFFICE BABE

FALL LOOKS PERFECT FOR THE OFFICE BABE

  [dropcap]H[/dropcap] alloween festivities are just around the corner and I’m excited for lots of spooky decorations. If you are like me and take holidays to a grandiose level, I’ve put together your must-have trick or treat Halloween party essentials list. From party supplies to baking goods this is your one-stop shop at Sur La Table currently offering […]

Interior Design + DIY

October 10, 2018

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN PARTY ESSENTIALS

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN PARTY ESSENTIALS

  [dropcap]F[/dropcap] all is officially here. For some that means a change of weather. Crisp temperatures. For the rest of us we are still bearing the heat awaiting cooler days ahead. No matter the temperature outside, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new season. Autumn has always been my favorite […]

Fashion

October 3, 2018

TOP 33 BEST SALES OF THE WEEK FOR FALL

TOP 13 BEST SALES OF THE WEEK FOR FALL

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his weeks Woman of the Week is Influencer, Elizabeth Geary. Late to the IG fame game, Elizabeth has stolen the spotlight. I discovered this look-alike Liv Tyler bigger than life personality accidentally. The rest was history. I was instantly a fan of Elizabeth, who moonlights as Lauren Elizabeth on Instagram. With so many social […]

Interviews

October 2, 2018

ELIZABETH GEARY WOMAN OF THE WEEK

ELIZABETH GEARY WOMAN OF THE WEEK

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his year I reached my quota of being agreeable. For as long as I can recall I have been a people pleaser. I was overextended myself and unhappy, but I never realized what the culprit was until now. Perhaps, it’s genetics because my mother is the same way, an empathic nurturer, but after decades […]

Lifestyle

September 25, 2018

WHEN SAYING “NO” IS OKAY

WHEN SAYING "NO" IS OKAY

Givenchy Crossbody Bag: Shop Bag [dropcap]F[/dropcap] or most men, your daily routine involves toting a laptop, cell phone, sneakers, towel, tablet, and so on. Which is why owning the essential men’s bag for work, travel and play is crucial. A traditional briefcase will always be stylish, but a hybrid bag to carry your must-haves is necessary. If […]

Fashion

September 22, 2018

ESSENTIAL MEN’S BAGS FOR WORK, TRAVEL AND PLAY

ESSENTIAL MENS BAGS FOR WORK, TRAVEL AND PLAY

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap] et’s be honest, being a mother is a full-time job. Now add multitasking family, work and alone time to your schedule and you are left with little time to think about how you look. Feeling good and making sure your clothes are clean becomes the priority.  After watching stylish friends with kids, parent […]

Moms & Babys

September 19, 2018

COOL MOMS I’M TAKING STYLE CUES FROM

COOL MOMS I'M TAKING STYLE CUES FROM

[dropcap]S[/dropcap] ummer rolled out lots of rainbow colored clothing but it appears everyone’s falling for shades of pink in 90’s throwback apparel this season. Rihanna made headlines in her show stopping head-to-toe pink gown at the Fenty Beauty’s First Birthday celebration, while Shea Marie shined in a fuchsia statement dress at the Bazaar iconic party. The once love-it or hate-it barbie pink has […]

Fashion

September 15, 2018

FALLING FOR SHADES OF PINK

FALLING FOR SHADES OF PINK

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] here was a time we shied away from color in favor of playing it safe.  For me, that was only three months ago. Then, summer came in full swing with colorful palettes, tie-dye and neon splashing earth tones, black, white and the occasional grey off the fashion radar. I’m still skeptical of wearing a […]

Fashion

September 10, 2018

COLOR ME GREEN

COLOR ME GREEN

[dropcap]J[/dropcap] ust because summer’s ending doesn’t mean you have to toss your vibrant colored clothing for muted, darker shades this season. Though I love neutrals, color is a great way to transition into fall and brighten up those soon to be shorter sunlight days. I’ve rounded up a list of my top 5 colorful pieces […]

Fashion

September 6, 2018

5 COLORFUL PIECES TO STANDOUT THIS FALL

COLORFUL PIECES TO STANDOUT THIS FALL

[dropcap]W[/dropcap] eek after week, you hear me talk about versatile clothing that is also functional. To be honest, I will always choose style over functionality, but when I find clothing that does both I’m sold! A utility dress that is functional is a neccessity. After all, theres a sense of ease getting dressed when you find […]

Fashion

August 14, 2018

THE UTILITY DRESS THAT IS FUNCTIONAL

THE UTILITY DRESS THAT IS FUNCTIONAL

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s something about beautiful cars and beautiful women that fit together. Right now I’m into all things vintage. Especially recreating 60’s and 70’s classic cars and babes photo shoots. This orange Dodge matched my fruit print clothing so I had to use it for this shot. If you follow my blog you’ve seen me wear […]

Fashion

August 10, 2018

CLASSIC CARS AND BABES

Classic Cars and Babes

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the most frequently asked questions I get from friends and readers is How To Start A Blog. So… I’ve decided to share this post on How To Start A Blog for any niche to help breakdown the FAQ’s in just a few simple tips for those starting out. I will share the basic fundamentals […]

Business

July 26, 2018

How To Start A Blog

HOW TO START A BLOG

[dropcap]E[/dropcap] arlier this year I bought my first plant. Until then I preferred fresh flowers to plants. When I heard about Moorten Botanical Garden I took a day trip to Palm Springs to see it for myself. Wow, was I impressed! It was nature at its finest. Their were rows of greenery so picturesque we took […]

Fashion

June 27, 2018

WOMEN’S FLORAL MAXI DRESSES

WOMEN'S FLORAL MAXI DRESSES

Bodysuit  [dropcap]H[/dropcap] ello long summer nights and almost real fake tans. I stopped sunbathing ages ago. Something I wish I had done in my early twenties when my peers advised me of the long lasting damage it would have on my skin. Now I swear by at-home sunless self-tanners. Because most sunless tanners leave you […]

Beauty

June 25, 2018

7 BEST SELF TANNERS 2018

7 BEST SELF TANNERS 2018

Okay, the question I get asked daily. Should you start a blog? Let me preface this post by saying, blogging can be fun, but it is not easy. Now I’m sure you have read stories about bloggers who are making money off their blogs. Some have even managed to turn their hobby into a lucrative […]

Business

June 22, 2018

SHOULD YOU START A BLOG?

SHOULD YOU START A BLOG?

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his weeks Woman of the Week is bombshell, Charlotte Rühle. You can find Charlotte by the alias Saylotte on Instagram and via her personal blog saylotte.com. The German native is not only a fashion icon but a fashion model, too. Of course given her stunning beauty that is no surprise. Charlotte’s modeling agency Thieberg Management […]

Interviews

June 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE RÜHLE WOMAN OF THE WEEK

CHARLOTTE RUHLE WOMAN OF THE WEEK

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his weeks “Man of the Week” Beau Pollock is a jack of all trades. You may recognize Beau from his role as Creative Director of Surf Relik. Though Beau was newly appointed the title Creative Director, he has been working creatively in the Entertainment Industry for more than 15 years. With a vast list of […]

Interviews

June 19, 2018

BEAU POLLOCK MAN OF THE WEEK

BEAU POLLOCK MAN OF THE WEEK

Dress | Shoes | Bag  [dropcap]S[/dropcap] ummer is officially days away! YAY! The excitement of upcoming trips, picnics and warm weather! It’s also time to pull out those credit cards and say hello to must-have summer dresses. I’m into colorful patterns and prints, maxi’s and every shade of yellow and pink. All of which have rounded up […]

Fashion

June 18, 2018

SUMMER DRESSES FOR ALL BUDGETS

SUMMER DRESSES FOR ALL BUDGETS

[dropcap]M[/dropcap] y favorite place to roadtrip in California is Palm Springs. Everything about the desert heat, boutique hotels, cafes, botanical gardens and pools are the perfect vacation. We recently headed to PS for a day trip. I had seen photos of Moorten Botanical Garden and wanted to check it out. Glad I did. I bought […]

Fashion

June 15, 2018

PRINTED SUMMER BOHO MINI DRESSES

PRINTED SUMMER BOHO MINI DRESSES

Top: JDY, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: See by Chloe, Hat: Bijou Van Ness, Similar: Sole Society &  Viva Fancy, Bag: Bacaho [dropcap]I[/dropcap] I moved to Venice beach a few months ago and I love Venice beach! I’ve lived all over LA but there is something calming about the vibe here that suits my lifestyle. Now that […]

Fashion

June 11, 2018

VENICE BEACH, I LOVE YOU

Venice Beach I love you

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have received several emails and direct messages asking me for tips on how to increase your Instagram following. Initially, I put together a list of what I’ve learned since using Instagram to share with you but realized the answer is simple. To grow your Instagram you must first establish a loyal Instagram following.  In this […]

Business

June 8, 2018

HOW TO BUILD A LOYAL INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING

Sunglasses: Rayban similar here, Dress: Beulah London, similar here & here, Bag: Urban Expressions, similar here, Sandals: Steve Madden, similar here, here & here [dropcap]I[/dropcap] added color into my wardrobe about two months ago when I moved to Venice beach  after years of an all black and white streak. What a big difference adding color to my wardrobe […]

Fashion

June 4, 2018

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

  Photo: Pinterest  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love redecorating my home with fresh new pieces. I can spend hours browsing home renovations and interior design online. H&M Home has a great selection of indoor and outdoor interior decorations for the entire house. Hard not to swoon over their chic pieces when you can revamp any room in your […]

Interior Design + DIY

June 4, 2018

5 MUST HAVE INTERIOR DECOR PIECES FROM H&M UNDER $30

5 INTERIOR DECOR PIECES FROM H&M YOU NEED UNDER $30

Photo: Will Smith’s Instagram [dropcap]A[/dropcap] few years ago I heard this quote from legend Will Smith and it became my life mantra. “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than […]

Lifestyle

June 3, 2018

THE BIGGEST LIFE LESSON I LEARNED FROM WILL SMITH’S INSTAGRAM

THE BIGGEST LIFE LESSON I LEARNED FROM WILL SMITH’S INSTAGRAM

Dress: Champagne and Strawberry via VICI, similar here, Bag: Bacoho, Balloons: Party City [dropcap]A[/dropcap] smile is worth a thousand words and my smile says it all. I am the happiest birthday girl!  With so much to be grateful for this year (my amazing family, friends and social media friends) today was perfect! You guys amaze […]

Fashion

May 29, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Cookies: Emmy’s Organics  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] was at Starbucks the other day and saw these Emmy’s Organics vegan cookies and had to try them. They are delicious! I used them to make DIY snacks for Memorial Day. Emmy’s Organics has a variety of different flavors but I used the vanilla for my recipe. It only takes 30 minutes to […]

Food

May 28, 2018

EMMY’S ORGANICS COOKIES

Emmy's Organics Cookies

Amika: Leave-In Treatment  [dropcap]R[/dropcap] emember ages ago when we used lemons for taming brassy hair to get natural highlights? Well, good news! Not anymore. Amika made it easier to manage your blonde hair with their ‘Bust your Brass’ leave-in treatment foam. Now my hair always looks great with just a wash, foam and style. With Amika there’s no […]

Beauty

May 25, 2018

AMIKA: BUST YOUR BRASS

AMIKA: BUST YOUR BRASS

Bodysuit: Zaaale, Jeans: Asos, Shoes: Marc Fisher [dropcap]N[/dropcap] othing says Memorial weekend better than a patriotic outfit on my favorite street in Los Angeles Abbot Kinney. Red and white candy striper swimsuit for the win! This swimsuit turned bodysuit feels a little reminiscent of Pamela Anderson in Baywatch (and looks it), but hey, the the 90’s […]

Fashion

May 25, 2018

CANDY STRIPER

CANDY STRIPER

Sunglasses: Nora NYC, Tank Top: 5twonine [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a great pair of sunglasses, but I’m picky when it comes to trying something new. As much as I want to play with fashion and wear the latest sunnies, I prefer Raybans to other sunglasses. My aviators are classic, timeless and never go out of style. Plus […]

Fashion

May 22, 2018

NORA NYC SUNGLASSES

NORA NYC SUNGLASSES

Bodysuit: Bershka, Jeans: Mothers, Shoes: Vans [dropcap]B[/dropcap] ring on the color! Summer is almost here and so is my birthday! And what makes a birthday more fun than a carnival at the beach with candy and a great bodysuit.  This bodysuit is bold and playful so I bought it. Anything to break me of all […]

Fashion

May 21, 2018

CARNIVAL COLORS

CARNIVAL COLORS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] his weeks “Man of the Week,” Cory Hodge, is new to the IG scene, but you may know him from his work with fashion brands and industry creatives from various collaborations on photo shoots and fashion events. Cory admits being born and raised in the United States fashion mecca, New York, “a melting pot of all […]

Interviews

May 21, 2018

CORY HODGE MAN OF THE WEEK

CORY HODGE MAN OF THE WEEK

Cosmedix: Affirm  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love taking all things fashion, but let’s be honest, beauty care is a priority to everyone. What I really want to know is: How do I achieve younger looking skin? What creates natural glowing skin? Is there a product that repairs collagen, reduces pores and beats wrinkles? Once I realized the value of looking […]

Beauty

May 15, 2018

COSMEDIX AFFIRM

COSMEIX AFFIRM

 [dropcap]A[/dropcap]n entrepreneur with his is eye on the prize, Booger Jones, isn’t slowing down for anyone. This week’s “Man of the Week” has created a social following of more than 30.k followers with inspirational captions on Instagram and “magical style powers,” as has he calls it. I agree, there is something captivating about Booger’s vibrant clothing and […]

Interviews

May 14, 2018

BOOGER JONES MAN OF THE WEEK

BOOGER JONES MAN OF THE WEEK

Jumpsuit: Forever 21, Hat: Lack of Colors, Shoes: See by Chloe [dropcap]A[/dropcap] few weeks ago I went to Antelope Valley to see the poppy fields. On the way back I saw this quaint winery off the side of the road and stopped for photos. I  didn’t get to enjoy the wine but a few miles […]

Fashion

May 9, 2018

EARTH TONE FASHION

EARTH TONE FASHION

Jumpsuit: Forever 21, Hat: Lack of Colors, Shoes: See by Chloe [dropcap]A[/dropcap] few weeks ago I went to Antelope Valley to see the poppy fields. On the way back I saw this quaint winery off the side of the road and stopped for photos. I  didn’t get to enjoy the wine but a few miles […]

Fashion

May 9, 2018

EARTH TONE FASHION

EARTH TONE FASHION