GUCCI Makes me want to Thrift Shop

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Maybe you did or you didn’t see the Gucci SS16 show in Milan last week..but I just had to share. The “Geek Chic” is coming back and I love the way Alessandro Michele did it. Its quirky, fun and feels like a breath of fresh air. Makes me want to go thrift shopping and buy some extra’s to sew on top.I love the minimal look, but maybe its time to bring out some prints? Or to go in my grandmother’s jewelry box and mix match all the rings (if only she did have them…) The detail to everything is so GOOD!!!

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Fall Finds | Transition Pieces

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It is finally the beginnings of Fall and been looking into some transition pieces. Easy pieces that I can later on layer with other bulkier/fluffier things. Here are just some that I found that are def on my wish list.

Nasty Gal Ribbed Maxi Dress
Adidas Originals Stan Smith
ASOS Radio Star Pointed Ankle Boot
UNIF Drapey Dolman Sleeve Trench
ACNE STUDIOS Phebe Wool Sweater Dress
ACNE STUDIOS Elga Alpaca Coat
CHLOÉ Georgia Shoulder Bag
Vanessa Arizaga Junk Food Pin Set
Club Monaco Tarol Scarf

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This is a mood board for myself:)

Our Studio Story

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It was maybe a year or two ago when I was talking to my husband saying that I really wanted a studio space to work out of. I had been working from home for the past 5 years and even though I LOVE it and cannot complain because I am lucky to be able to call my dining room table my office desk..I needed a change and wanted to be around people and other creatives. I felt like I was working everyday and feeling more and more alone. SO ! Even if it was a 1 bedroom apartment down the street, or a back house somewhere I was always searching. But nothing would come up.

Then one day at a cafe on Larchmont, I was chatting with my friend and telling her about this dream of mine and she mentioned she was looking for a space too! That’s where it all started! Never really thought it would come true…but come to find out I had other freelancer/creative friends whom were also looking into a studio space just so they can have a place to go and work!Thats how I got two more of my friends involved ,also including my friends husband!

A week before this cafe meet up I had gone to see a space in DTLA in the arts district that was a friend of my sister in laws. She is a successful photographer and was renting this amazing spot with two other photographers. Well, after she showed us around I went ahead and talked to the building manager and had a little more of a detailed tour. There were about 5-7 spots open and wanted to get in there as fast as we could. Took application home and showed everyone photos, but not everyone was in LA at the time and it was hard to get a response. Week had gone by and I called the building to see if the unit we wanted was still available…it wasn’t. By then I had given up and started looking at other buildings around here…..again, nothing for the price/view/location that we wanted popped up. My heart was broken.

I had posted that I had a group of friends looking for space in DTLA and if anyone heard of anything to message me. Well!! My friend who owned a sneaker store in Beverly Hills was now into real estate and mentioned he would help. I gave him the info of the building we were originally looking at with our budget. He called the building just to check before looking elsewhere and got an appointment to do one last look around.

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Come to find out, my friend who owned the sneaker store KNEW the building manager because she used to buy all here sneakers there growing up! It was a magical reunion happening in front of us!! She lite up and told us there was a unit we should see. That unit was better than what we had originally been looking at. And it just opened. And it was spacier. It was just perfect. We all looked at each other and said we wanted to sign the lease right away…so thats what we did! If it wasn’t for my friend, non of this would’ve happened. Was just meant to be. Am so grateful!

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Its been almost three months and our studio just keeps getting better and better. Everyone bringing their own uniqueness to the space and it feels like we are all creating this one place together. It really does feel special being here and being able to share a space with your friends. Don’t know how I got so lucky!! SO very excited for the months to come. And hopefully we can stay here longer than a year and keep creating and building ourselves into what we want to be. My studio-mates are the bestest and couldn’t have asked for better people.

Here I hope to be more productive in everything! (designing/consulting/creating/youtube) and am hoping to being able to do workshops early next year after the baby is born. There are so many possibilities here, I am almost for sure I will think of more ways to use the space! CANNOT WAIT!!

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Pay It Forward with My Fit Foods

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Being pregnant and all I have been on my best behavior for eating healthy. Well, actually my baby is the one telling me to eat healthy for him (thankfully!) During my first and second trimester I have craved a lot of veggies and fruit. But coming into my third trimester there are days that I just don’t want to get up and cook and it has been a struggle of mine to find healthy foods that are quick.
Well… I just got lucky again! First of all I found out that My Fit Foods (Cool spot that offers cooked up meals using fresh, simple and flavorful ingredients) opened up close to where I live! (WUT!) AND they are doing a special “Pay Fit Forward” every Friday during the month of September! I had to share with you guys this awesome news, here is how:

1. Bring in a Friend
You know that having that supportive friend helps maintain healthy habits.

2. Get a Free Meal
You buy one of their delicious meals and your second one is free.

3. Give or Donate
You chose where to give your second meal! You can either give it to a friend or donate it to a local food bank.

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Isn’t this a win/win situation? You buy a meal and get the 2nd one free. AND you are eating healthy! Such an amazing way to get people to eat better and to help the community for those in need. Hopefully sharing this news will encourage you to eat a little more healthy, wellness,nutrition and to help others by donating the extra meal.

Don’t forget its every Friday for the month of September. Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner. If you want more information (locations, where they donate, food menu’s)  you can read up on it over here http://www.myfitfoods.com/payfitforward/
If you do go, please share and spread the word! Use #PayFitForward

Below are all the meals. So easy to see. Just hard figuring out what you want since there are so many options!! My advice: Check the menu before you go so your not standing in front of the fridge for the longest time like I did! LOL

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I already went last Friday and since I didn’t have a pal to share it with I decided to donate:)
I had something from the popular menu, the Spinach & Chicken Enchilada. Yummmm!
I’ve partnered with My Fit Foods to bring you this post. All opinions remain my own.

20 Weeks and 1st Ultrasound

Finally got to meet our little boy! Since my pregnancy has been smooth and I decided to have him at home, I didn’t have an ultrasound until later in my pregnancy. 20 weeks! It did feel like forever ( I saw some other friends go in right away and did feel a bit jelly at times) BUT it was worth the wait!

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