My Hair Story with Herbal Essences

10.17.2017


I don’t know about you guys, but for me, hair is everything. When you get a bad haircut, it’s a catastrophe. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cried after a bad experience at the salon. When your hair looks amazing, on the other hand, you feel absolutely on top of the world. Hair has the power to change the way you feel about yourself. For me, I grew up thinking of my hair as a part of my identity. My mom is Scottish and my sister, mom and I all have blonde hair. I grew up in Southern California where everyone has blonde. When I got older we moved several times and it was hard on me. I felt like I didn’t know who I was and wanted to rebel. One night at a summer camp I poured cheap pink hair dye all over my head. After that I went for dark brown hair, then later red hair with chunky blonde highlights. At the time I felt like changing my hair and my style was the only way to feel in control of myself, of my life. I struggled with depression and self-esteem. Once I started college, I decided to return to blonde. It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I could finally be myself in my own skin. It was liberating. Since then, I’ve stayed blonde of course varying between ashy blonde, golden blonde or strawberry but always blonde. Herbal Essences reached out to ask me to be a part of their new campaign centered on Hair Changes, I was excited to share more about my hair changes over the years. The video really spoke to me, showing how changing their hair in turn changed their lives. What’s your hair story? Let me know in the comments below!
Special thanks to Herbal Essences & PopSugar for sponsoring this post! 





Feelin’ Like Fall in BooHoo

10.02.2017
























Fall in New York is so beautiful. My favorite part is the first few weeks when the weather is still warm and sunny but you feel a slight crispness in the air. It’s also my favorite weather to dress for! You can still wear your favorite skirts and dresses just add a pair of ankle boots and a light jacket. For this post, I collaborated with BooHoo on their new ‘All Girls’ campaign celebrating women of all sizes, styles & personalities. I was excited to try some of their new fall pieces and I fell in love with this look. The top is actually a wrap bodysuit that reminded me off an off-duty ballerina! I paired it with this adorable faux-suede mini skirt with embroidery along the front. To top if off I added a darling denim jacket, a yellow crossbody bag & suede ankle boots. I shot the look in front of one of my favorite New York staples, the Flatiron building. New York is so lovely, it never stops amazing me with its beauty! 



Special thanks to BooHoo & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own. 

Riding for a Cause with Shay Mitchell & Bioré

9.27.2017





I love indoor cycling so when Bioré invited me to attend a Flywheel class with Shay Mitchell to celebrate the launch of their Limited-Edition Tie-Dye Pore Strips I was game! 

I arrived around 8am in my new marble workout set and I had the chance to meet Shay and snap a few selfies. She is seriously such a sweetheart! We chatted about the new Bioré pore strips and our favorite workout classes (she loves boxing and Pilates!) 

The event was benefiting Girl Up’s SchoolCycle Initiative, which helps girls in need globally gain access to education by providing them bikes. 

The class was amazing! It was actually my first ride at Flywheel and I loved the format of the class. Each bike screen actually shows your ranking in the class so you can really challenge yourself against all the other riders in the
‘stadium.’ 

As for the new, fun Tie Dye Pore Strips, they clean deep down and lift away a week’s worth of blackheads, dirt and debris. The strips not only decongest pores, they also help reduce their appearance for the perfect #selfie skin. Try them out here!


Special thanks to Bioré for sponsoring this post.

The Most Parisian Spots in NYC

9.25.2017

My two favorite cities in the world are New York and Paris. I’ve lived in New York for 5 years now and I dream of living in Paris someday. When Longchamp invited me to be a part of their #Parisianing in NYC campaign I was so excited! With the lovely Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow and Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar, we traipsed around New York City in true Parisian fashion, sipping rose, smelling gorgeous perfumes and picking up flowers. We each chose a Lonchamp outfit and a beautiful new Mademoiselle Longchamp bag.

Nothing brightens up a gloomy day than buying a gorgeous bouquet so we started the day picking fresh blooms at West Village Flower of New York. The perfect little shop that reminded me of the fleurists along the Left Bank. Now that fall is starting I picked out some yellow and orange mums.

Aedes Perfumery. Maybe my favorite perfume shop in all Manhattan, Aedes is a NYC staple for over 20 years founded by a European couple in 1995. They carry many French brands including Diptyque, Frédéric Malle & Memo Paris. The décor is intimate with lavish flourishes like walking-on-clouds plush carpet, velvet curtains and decadent bouquets in ornate vases.

After picking up an exquisite perfume from Aedes we were ready for a dejeuner a la francaise at Claudette. This quaint and cozy restaurant has that perfect “je ne sais quoi” of a French bistro filled with books and open shelving. I had the most delicious steak au poivron with, I kid you not, the best French fries of my life.

After lunch we had a lovely rose tasting at MCF Rare Wine. This adorable shop is tucked away in the West Village on a quaint little street. We tried a few delicious wines and got a sweet little buzz in the Parisian apéro style. 


After a smattering of delicious entrees & two delicious bottles of French rose, we walked over to beautiful Washington Square Park for our au revoirs under our petite version of L’Arc Triomphe. One of my favorite parks in all of Manhattan, Washington Square Park is always full of energy with students, tourists and locals alike. What an amazing afternoon with the best of company.

Thanks again to Longchamp & Vogue for planning this wonderful day #Parisianing around NYC.

Copenhagen Lookbook

9.13.2017

Last week Gerry and I headed to Copenhagen for a lovely week long vacation. We love traveling internationally together so we decided to give Denmark a go! Every day we rode bikes and explored all the great city has to offer. Gerry filmed a lookbook video of all my outfits - check it out here {ENG 🇺🇸 / FRE 🇫🇷} and all the details below. 
dress / jacket (similar) / boots / purse


dress / raincoat / boots / purse
romper: zara (similar) / sweater / jacket / boots / bag


top: kling (similar) / skirt: madewell (similar) / sweater: similar / boots
sweater (similar) / skirt (similar) / boots / bag / jacket
sweater / jacket / jeans / shoes / bag / belt 

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