Healthy Habits

I recently saw this post on another blog and I think that I have touched on this topic before. I wanted to reintroduce it to the blog and give some of the pointers that I have come to learn about myself. I don’t want to include things like drinking your water and getting enough sleep because those are a given! Check out a few of the things I do often that make me feel healthy and happy overall.

Balanced Diet : When I say this I mean make sure there is a balance with your sweets and healthy foods. You have to eat both in good proportions for your body type to be happy and feel healthy. Too much or two little of either is not good!

Moisturize your skin : If you want to stay looking younger and have a healthy glow then throw on creams and serums! Extra points to you for adding in sunscreen!

Drinks your greens : I like to do fruit and veggie smoothies in the morning to make sure I feel full and start off my day right! Its an easy way to get in my intake of healthy foods.

Cut out toxic people : Know your limits with people and when people no longer benefit you and have a good impact in your life, move on and wish them the best no matter what position they hold in your life.

Say your prayers : This one is the most powerful and most needed. Being a good person is just not enough sometimes, you need to reconnect and remember that you have the best love and support that there ever is and that’s something that

Splurge on yourself : Buy yourself something nice, or do your nails or get your hair blown out. Little things like this make you feel good and everyone needs these every once in a while!

Bond : Whether it be with an animal or with a family member or even a new friend, making time to hang out and get close to someone is always good for both of you!

I was inspired by the Lady Gaga album cover “Joanne” for this one! I was told by two different people that I resemble Lady Gaga and I do not really think so! Maybe just like a certain angle?

Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?

Hat : Lack of colors  // Dress : Thrifted

 

5 Things to Know About Me

I thought I would do a quick post on a few things to know about me. I was going to make them about me as a blogger but the five things ended up being about what I recently learned about myself. Living here in LA, the people are different than Texas in a few ways. They tend to be more chill and not as loud or welcoming. There are just subtle differences of course and I’ve joked that the farther from LA you get the nicer people get! LA is a place where everyone is fighting to make it big, so it’s understandable.

  1. I do not consider myself creative : I get my inspiration from others and even then I still struggle putting outfits together and I dissect the details until I feel like it’s right!
  2. I can talk a lot and very loudly : I have a big personality and I have a hard time just turning it off. If I am being quiet for a long time there is usually something wrong!

  1. I try to make most things a joke or something to laugh about : Even in serious situations, this is like a coping mechanism I guess, but I do this in everyday situations as well
  2. I have a hard time communicating exactly what is in my head : I understand concepts but I cannot always convey that accurately
  3. I have sometimes need to think before I speak because I tend to just have word vomit : It’s like that mean girls scene where Katy just keeps talking and talking, that’s me

Life is one big learning experience. Just when you think you’ve got something down you are thrown into a totally new situation. If you’re lucky its a situation you are not comfortable with. That when you are forced to grow. Remember the grass is always greener on the other side. But add some fertilizer to that b*tch and make a garden in your own yard.

What are five things that you learned about yourself recently?

Top : Revolve // Shorts : Levis // Boots : Forever 21 (similar) (similar) // Hat : Lack of Color 

Being Comfortable in Front of the Camera

I always get questions when I shoot as to how to pose or what to do when you’re in front of a camera. I think this will be a hard blog post to write as it is something I just do and is easier to show. I do have a few tips to share, of course, but I also just want to say I have my go-to moves! Picking up my leg or playing with my hair is always just natural for me. I also just search pinterest and Instagram and copy what I see as well. I think when you find your angles and what you like the most, that is what you should stick with and do different variations of!

My Photo Tips

Moving naturally like walking or adding a slight jump, or a genuine laugh is what makes pictures look an feel authentic!

You have to just go for it sometimes. Yes people may look or you have to go out of your way to get a good shot, but it is worth it and plus they will forget and so will you!

Posing in the mirror is a big one as well. Before shooting I always pose in the mirror and see what I want to play up outfit wise.

The best pictures are the creative ones! Add props, colors, and filters to make your image stand out!

Set up a scene, a picture is worth a thousand words so let your pictures tell a story

Let’s talk outfit details! This skirt actually can double as a dress on me since it is pretty long! I actually wore it as a dress to work with my sneakers and I loved the look! I’ll have to shoot it as well! This top is from Pretty Little Thing and shows the perfect amount of skin since the skirt is so long on me. I wanted to wear different heels but I went with these because of the height. I also found it the day before I shot this look at Wasteland on Melrose and I loved the loops at the top. Simple details like that really stand out to me.

Of course I had to add my Lack of Color Hat! I definitely need another one as well because I wear this one so often but the color is perfect for the blog. I shot this look in Venice on Abbot Kinney and I think it really matched the vibe of the street since it is a great place to shop and hang out.

These photos were taken by a photographer named Danny (@ddmportraits on Instagram) and I loved how they came out! If you are in the Los Angeles area and looking for someone new to shoot with, definitely check out his page!

Hat : Lack of Color // Shirt : Pretty Little Thing // Skirt : (similar)