Paris Photo Diary May 2019


I love traveling to Paris! Every year I try to go at least twice to my favorite city in the world and this spring I was so lucky to get invited to Paris with XL Airways and JO&JOE. Noelle and I are seasoned travelers and were excited to get the chance not only to fly XL Airways, but we also got a tour of the plane, the cockpit and got to learn more about the inter-workings of an airport and airplane. It was so cool to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes as someone who loves to fly! XL Airways offers flights to and from New York for a great fare so if you're interested in visiting Paris, XL is a great way to go! Once we landed safely in Paris we had the chance to stay at the new JO&JOE "Open House" an affordable place to stay designed for millennials, travelers and locals. They offer both hotel style rooms and shared bedrooms just outside the city center in Gentilly. We loved the terrace and food at JO&JOE - they even have a colorful beer wall where you can pour your own drink! We opted for our favorite - Aperol Spritz and enjoyed the lovely sunshine on the lawn. We also enjoyed the homemade food from quiches to friend and pasta salad. All the food was delicious and we loved the family style presentation. It was the perfect place to call home as we explored the city during the day. See all my Paris looks below! Special thanks to XL Airways and JO&JOE for hosting this trip, à bientôt, Paris! 

Festival Hair with Pantene



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
I’ve been absolutely loving my shorter hair! I decided to remove my extensions and let my natural hair grow out, so I’ve been taking extra care to keep my hair healthy and hydrated, especially during festival season. I love to try out new, fun hairstyles and accessories during music festivals. I feel like hair is such a fun way to express your style and creativity! I created this fun, festival chic style with some oversized hair clips, messy waves and some hair glitter. Post-festival, I used the new Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots to undo all the damage from the sun and styling! This is Pantene’s most potent repair product. Being in a single-dose tube, it provides salon-quality treatment to noticeably repair damage and keep hair strong and shiny. It’s also the #1 selling new treatment in the haircare category! You can use these Intense Rescue Shots weekly to replace your normal conditioner. In the shower, apply generously to saturate the hair from root to tip, concentrating the product where the hair is most damaged (for me—the ends!) Leave the product on for a full 30 seconds and rinse for 30 seconds—be sure not to over-rinse for best results. I’ve been using the Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots for a few weeks now and I love how soft and shiny my hair is, despite all my travel and heat styling! Did you know that Pantene is the official haircare sponsor for Coachella, Stagecoach and Firefly this year? Couldn’t be a better time for festival-goers to try this product! Get your hands on this at-home treatment available at Walgreens.

Lacy Lingerie in Paris


Special thanks to ShopStyle and Cacique Inimates for sponsoring this post.

I’m back on the road again! This time I’m spending the week in Paris with my best friend Noelle. When it comes to lingerie I always look to Noelle for her opinion and advice. I was introduced to the Cacique Intimates, a brand known for empowering and supporting women of all shapes and sizes. They carry sizes 0-28 in addition to an incredible range of bras. For example, I’m a 32B and Noelle is a 34DDD and we both found incredible lingerie in our size! I chose this cute blue lace set with a balconette style bra and boy short panty. I love their mission to support, flaunt and cater to all women’s gorgeous curves! It was so fun shooting these photos at our gorgeous hotel in Paris overlooking the Arc de Triomphe. I feel tres chic! 

If you’re loving any of the styles on use online promo code SHOPCQ6 to get a Cacique Intimates bra for only $29.50! Valid thru 6/16 online only. Not valid with other offers.

Coachella & LA Looks


Shop my Coachella looks! 
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Spring Beauty Refresh


It’s finally feeling like springtime here in New York! The trees are blooming, the birds are chirping and it’s time for a wardrobe and beauty routine refresh! I’ve been loving a bright bold lip for spring. This month I’ve partnered with Nordstrom Beauty to share my spring makeup routine. Nordstrom has tons of incredible beauty brands available both in store and online and I personally gravitated to MAC. I have such a strong connection with the brand because their products are some of the first beauty products I ever used. I was always sneaking my mom and sister’s MAC products, many of which have remained my favorite to this day! I’m going to walk you through each product I use. After moisturizing I start with the Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in C4. This foundation has a great buildable coverage, natural matte finish and over 60 shades to choose from so you’re sure to find your perfect match. I apply with a damp sponge all over the skin. For concealer, I’m using the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, a liquid full coverage concealer with a matte finish. I’m in the shade NC25 and I apply directly to my undereyes and blend out. To set the makeup I use the MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder all over. For blush I have always loved MAC Fleur Powder Blush, the lovely pink has great color payoff and a delicate gold shimmer. Can’t forget highlighter – I’m obsessed with the MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette in Get Lit. The shades are so gorgeous with excellent pigmentation for super glowy cheeks. Next I move onto the eyes where I keep it super simple with MAC Shroom Eye Shadow (a favorite of my mom and I for over 10 years!) and line my eyes with the Brushstroke Liner in Brushblack. And for the finale and most important part I’m wearing my all-time favorite red/orange lipstick, MAC Lady Danger. I always get asked about the shade any time I’m wearing it and it’s just perfect for spring and summer! Hope you guys enjoyed this makeup look.

Special thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. You can shop all my Nordstrom Beauty favorites below.

Palm Springs Poolside


Greetings from Palm Springs. Noelle and I decided head to Coachella this year and we chose an adorable hotel in Palm Springs. Both Noelle and I are partnering with Aerie as a part of their ‘Love The Swim You’re In’ campaign. As a part of this initiative Aerie will donate $1 (now up to $50,000!) to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for every 100% unretouched swim photo shared with #AerieREAL @Aerie on social media. It’s incredible to collaborate a brand that focuses on body positivity, inclusivity and real representation. Growing up I was always self-conscious of my smaller chest and always wanted a bigger chest. Now, I’m a very proud member of the itty bitty tity committee! I have gained so much confidence from working harder this year on a healthy lifestyle with my eating and fitness routine. For this campaign I chose this adorable swimsuit top with underwire that lifts and is perfect for a smaller chest. The mixed gingham is so so cute! The bottoms are a lower rise with cute ruffle detailing. Noelle and I also got a few photos together and I am obsessed with how they turned out because every body is a beach body. Don’t forget to upload your beach body with the tags #AerieREAL @Aerie – Aerie will donate $1 (now up to $50,000!) to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for every 100% unretouched swim photo shared on social media. Shop my favorite Aerie swimsuits below!

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