Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Photography: Jessica Whitehead
A new year is finally here and for the first time I've actually set goals for myself. I'm keeping it simple and trying to focus on what I'm feeling called to do. Instead of trying to pile on more things to my to-do list, I'm trying to stay focused on just 5 tangible goals for 2015, and I've even added things to a "stop doing list." This past weekend I literally didn't leave home for 2 days and sat down to really think through each of my goals. I even went as far as to make a plan weekly and monthly of what I need to get done accomplish them. 

This is the first time I've ever been so intentional about my year and the things I want to achieve. 2014 was full of changes as every year brings. Personally, it was a year full of letting go, moving forward, discovering a new found independence, rekindling new friendships and saying goodbye to some old. I moved a bunch, traveled a lot, tried new types of food and I've even took a stab at cooking more. 2014 involved so much growing for me and I am thankful for the roller coaster that it was. 

With that said, I couldn't be more happier that 2015 is now here. I'm more than ready to start off with a clean slate and I genuinely feel like this will be a great year!

outfit DETAILS
 Trench Coat- H&M [Similar HERE]/Slip Dress- Foreign Exchange [Similar HERE] /Satchel- Sole Society [Similar HERE]/ Shoes- Zara [Similar HERE]

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I'll be sharing more on here, so you can join me on the journey and see if my predictions for this new year are right ;) If you're visiting for the first time welcome and for those of you that have been here before, thanks so much for the love! 

 Happy New Year to you and yours. 

<3 Stay L.A.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bigger than fear

How many things have you hesitated pursuing because of fear?
Many of the problems we face in our life root from fear. This is something I've only recently come to understand. From reading and trying to fully grasp what fear really is, I've came across a quote from Pema Chordron who said "Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."

Often times we hesitate making moves towards a dream or a goal because we are fearful of what that could bring next in our lives. This is something I could definitely relate to and I've often times let fear get the best of me. I've let it stop me from pursuing many things throughout the years.  A great piece of advice I've heard is to make your dream bigger than your fear. This has been really inspiring to me lately and it has pushed me to make moves towards goals I'd usually be fearful of.
I hope you find some inspiration in this post that will inspire you to do something you’ve been scared to pursue.

I recently overcame my hesitation to meet with my friend and amazingly talented photographer Erich Chen (check out his work HERE) to collaborate with me. He's a pretty busy guy doing engagement shoots, wedding photography and dancing his way around the world , so I was afraid he wouldn't have time or interest in shooting with me. But everything fell into place after a meeting over boba, some great food and even better conversation, which in turn led to our collaboration and this post.  Look out for more from Erich and I coming to some future blog posts.

<3 Stay L.A.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What You Seek...

"What you seek is seeking you" - Rumi

Photography: Jessica Whitehead

Lately I've been uncovering new things about myself and how I want to live my life. 
I haven't realized until recently that I've neglected to take care of myself and my happiness, often putting myself last.

Now that I've realized this, I decided to make a change. For a while I didn't know where to start or  even how I was going to accomplish this heavy task. Honestly I'm still figuring that all out. But I knew that taking any small action would have to make some kind of change. 

Currently, I am doing a lot of reflecting, praying, learning and thinking about what I'm really supposed to be doing and what my calling is. Because I believe that fulfilling your life's purpose is where true happiness lies. Whether that's done by removing things from my life or removing myself from situations that are stopping me from being happy. I'm consciously choosing to do more of what fills my soul and lifts my spirits.  This is what I'm focused on right now. 

One of the other things I've been working on and that makes me happy is my new job. I've been immersed in it and spending most of my time on that. Hence the lack of attention on my blog. Which is something I will be working on more often.

I hope you're having a great week and that you're seeking out things in you're life that make you happy!

Stay L.A.
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outfit DETAILS
 Faux Leather Jacket- H&M [ Similar HERE]/Top- H&M [Similar HERE] /Leggings- Zara [ Similar HERE]/ Shoes- Zara/ Lipstick- Rebel by M.A.C