This week I partnered up with Topshop to bring you a summer festival look inspired by my love for French Riviera. For festivals I tend to lean towards lighter colors to stay cool, and lately I’ve really been into the pastels. Most think of the boho style when going for a festival look, but I had more of a Cannes Festival in mind this time, so the Bardot off the shoulder style dress paired with a boater hat and espadrilles was the perfect combination. I’ve also been in love with chokers and skinny scarves lately, and have been trying out different ways to wear them. How adorable is this black scarf worn like a choker and tied in a bow on the back? It has a very elegant look to it with the ends hanging down the back.
One of the most important things during a festival is to keep a fresh face, especially in the heat. I used the Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polish cream highlighter to keep me radiant. It’s so easy to blend the cream onto the highlight areas of the face to maintain super dewy but fresh look!
Some of you may have seen my post on Instagram about my SEEN Magazine feature, but I finally got the pages up on the blog here for you to read the interview! I talk a bit about my life as a blogger, how it all started, my travels, and my relationship with Josh. I hope you can get some great tips and inspiration from these pages!
If you’ve missed some of my other interviews and features, be sure to check out my press page!
As I explore new styles, I’ve been heavily inspired by everything French, past and present. The rich culture evident in their style, and certain je ne sais quoi, is definitely a real thing. If there’s one thing I’m picking up from their great taste, it’s that less can be more. Effortless is sexy. And adding a bit of romanticism, however you decide to translate it, can take your look to a whole new level.
For me, it’s wearing something simple with a hint of the old days, maybe a little French Countryside inspired. Taking it easy on the jewelry, donning only a ribbon or choker necklace. And using that daily bedhead to my advantage- a nod to my muse Brigitte Bardot. You can dress it up, or dress it down. Wear it anytime, even to pick wildflowers on the hillside at dusk.
The French have a carefree attitude, which I think shows in their choice of wardrobe. I always aim for comfort and ease, while keeping it unique to my personal taste. I like to stand out from the crowd, so even on my errand days, I want my comfy outfits to express my personal style. And taking on the “less is more” approach is sweet and refreshing, after so many years layering up for the infamous boho look I was known for.
This inspiration I’ve found in the French culture has been influencing me on more levels than just fashion, sneaking into my daily life, and some of my big upcoming projects and ventures. I’ve got my dreams written down on paper, and exciting things are in the works! Some of which you may glean from a few articles and interviews I’ve been featured in. I like to keep everything a surprise, though. So you’ll just have to wait, and keep your eyes on my blog and Instagram for any hints of what’s to come!
PS- I know I haven’t been posting much on the Travel front, as we’ve become quite at home in the Orange County area of California. It’s sort of a R&R phase for me before the next big chapter for us and the blog. We’ve mostly been shooting near the ocean, so it was nice to get away from that for this post and shoot where we’ve actually been living the last few months. Which is out in the middle of nowhere in a canyon! This place has been like a retreat, with the lovely (and frustrating) side effect of no cell service or wifi 80% of the time. An escape from the business of the world, which is something Josh and I need regularly with the amount of travel and change we experience. But I’m so excited for the new adventures coming up!
If you read my last post about the update here, you’ll have a better idea of what is going on, and why you might be noticing huge changes in your followers interaction on Instagram. I’ve been doing some heavy research on the matter. Some people out there might want to keep the information to themselves, but… I love you guys, and I want to help! So hopefully you get a lot of great insight from all that I’ve learned and am sharing here! If you find it helpful, maybe leave a comment below, and share the link to your page! I always check them out.
So let’s be honest, we all worked really hard throughout the years on our Instagram personality, and it’s an ongoing task. Building up a unique following that is interested in us and what we do is sort of the reason for Instagram. Now that everything is about to change (and for a large percent of users it has), it might seem like the sky is falling.
I may or may not have had some panic attacks in the last couple weeks, wondering if everything I built would be lost like eggs in one basket. Instagram has become very important to a lot of us, being sort of the center of the spider web that connects to all the other strings of media and content we share on the web. Those of us who haven’t succumbed to buying fake followers and fake likes, rely on our business savvy planning and creativity to reach our audience. But with a chunk of our followers not seeing our content (the reason I left Facebook years ago), it means we are going to have to work EXTRA EXTRA hard now to keep up what we have built, and keep connected with our audience.
Below I’ll be sharing the most reliable tips for surviving the impending Instagram Apocalypse.
The first tip I ALWAYS give people who ask for advice, is…
We’ve all heard about the new Instagram Algorithm, the thing all small businesses and Instagram personalities are fearing the most. After the huge cry of outrage once the world heard about what Instagram planned to do to us, Instagram promised they would hear us out and would only roll out a sort of “beta” of the update to “some” accounts in the coming weeks. Then everything died down, and I think most of us hoped that our voices were heard and respected.
But low and behold, the Instagram June 1st update has seemingly sneaked in some changes to an unknown percent of users, who say they are now experiencing the non-chronological feed. This change, like we all feared, has already taken some negative tolls on the app users- I, myself, being one of them…
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