Relationships

Influencer Myths–Debunked

Till this day women are still underrepresented in the corporate world, so it’s no wonder why they resort to blogging as a full-time job. We created a career of our own. Rather than being stuck at a 9-5 M-F job working under a boss, they are their own bosses. Growing up, I remember blogging was just a way for people to vent and speak their mind, but now it became a career for thousands of people. For me? I’m not putting all of my eggs in a basket, yet. I believe people still laugh at the idea of blogging as a career. It sounds way too good to be true doesn’t it? People who are not in the industry may ask: How much of it can really be a living? Why is it possible…

Relationships

How Social Media Changed My Life

We all know that social media has a large impact in our thoughts and lives. We wake up and the first thing we check is our messages and mails, Twitter, Facebook, etc. The best part of social media for me is that it gave me opportunities I never thought existed. I am still a small blogger and obviously don’t have a good idea of how to network compared to the already established, but keep on reading to see how it changed my life. I am thankful for all of the opportunities given to me. I would’ve never known what kind of life was out there if I had still lived in Missouri. I will admit, moving away has been one of the best decisions of my life, even if it breaks my heart being away from…

Fashion

How to Shop Petite

Times have changed and shopping is easier now than ever before, especially when you can do it in the convenience of your home. Being a petite girl myself, it’s always difficult to find clothing that fits me. When I wander into stores I can never find my size because it’s always sold out or they don’t carry petite sizes at all. Anyone can be considered petite as long as they are 5’4 and under. What differentiates it from other sizing is the length of the inseam and rise (for pants), higher hemline (for dresses & skirts), and shorter sleeves, torso and overall length measurements (for shirts & jackets). Petite sizes are also designed to elongate the frame of a person to appear taller. Recently I collaborated with Petite Ave to test out their online…

Motivation

Instagram Algorithm

Algorithm – It’s the hottest topic on Instagram right now that it might as well be the #1 trending hashtag (if it isn’t already). After reading several blog posts where bloggers voiced their opinion on the topic, I’ve concluded one thing: it discourages influencers no matter if they have 1K or 100K followers. Therefore, I’ll spare you the sad story of how it affects me. Instead, let’s discuss numbers and why we are so dumbfounded about it.       People speak of numbers as if it is a foreign concept. There are those that wonder “why do people obsess themselves over numbers of likes and followers on social media? That is so superficial”   Well Aunt Jane…. the problem is numbers. This is where you need to consider your life outside of social…

Travel Tips

Adult-Only vs. Family-Friendly Resort

Most likely your initial thought is “Well of course an all-adult is the way to go!” — because that was what I thought too. Unfortunately, it was not what I experienced.   Upon our arrival to our resort (Royal Suite Turquesa) there was one thing that stuck out to us — the hotel was quiet. I’m not talking about peaceful tranquility, but rather, there was not a lot of people in the resort. It only took us a day to realize that every other sister hotel in the resort are much more lively. My assumption is that parents want to take their kids with them, so of course those hotels will be more busy (and fun). Adult-only resorts are more expensive. My advice is to save the extra money for nicer resorts that is…

Fashion

Hair Coloring Advice

I remember as a child, I wanted to cut my hair shorter and layer it – but my mom wouldn’t let me touch it until I was 16. Her response was, “you’re going to damage your hair” and “it’s going to look bad”. Being a good child, I listened to everything she said, but I’m glad I got out of that stage!

Gastronomy

Visit Chicago: Eats

Before we dive into the food, I’ll just mention that this will be a semi-long post. I will try my best to shorten my words and let my audience appreciate the photos instead (haha). Of course Chicago won’t have amazing food compared NYC and LA, but for it being a Midwest Metropolis it is wonderful enough. You must also visit here with a mentality that everything will be expensive.

Hotel

Visit Chicago: Loews Hotel

Located in Downtown Chicago, Loews Hotel offers a contemporary style of lodging. The main floor is spacious and offers a large common area with a mini bar/restaurant. One thing I did notice about the restaurant area is that there is always people there and it gets crazy busy in the evening! My husband used the area more often than me because of my schedule, but it would’ve been something I wouldn’t mind checking out.

Fashion

Winter Street Chic

If you have been following me on Instagram since I first started my fashion page, you’ll see that my Instagram photos have changed dramatically. From being a “teen” fashion account with headless shots, colorful outfits, and crop tops to transitioning to more of a basic look to what I am now, which is more street chic style. What I can say that influenced my style this past Fall/Winter season is definitely my age and stage in life.

Gastronomy, Hotel

Visit: Columbus, OH

We (me and my husband) started off 2017 back in Missouri sharing our life together in Ohio with our friends and family. I am glad to say that we have yet another city to boast about. Both of us had a three-day weekend and decided to take a trip to Columbus, OH. I can definitely say it is a beautiful city and is worth visiting. In this post I will be highlighting the things we did over the two nights we were there as well as some recommendations of things to do and places to eat.