June 20, 2015

Roadtrip to LA

Surprise! I moved to LA!

Okay okay, I've been gone for a while. This past semester got away from me a little bit. Between 2 internships with CollegeFashionista and Ready Gypset Go, being PR head for the fashion organization at Kent and co-coordinating the Model Committee for the Annual Fashion show (on top of 21 credit hours...eek!!) I was a bit busy. 

Right after graduation I started hustling hard to find a job. I knew exactly what I wanted to be doing and I was determined to get it. Luckily for me, a position opened at Lili Claspe. After emailing them my resume and an impromptu trip to LA to interview, I officially landed the job! 

I've been working at #LiliHQ for a week now and I can't begin to explain how much I love it. I mean I get to work on social media all day, for an amazing company (have you seen their body chains?!) with the best people. 

So mom and I packed up all of my stuff and took a roadtrip out west. It was so much fun. I never thought I would think Kansas was beautiful but man, the rolling hills and ranch land was something else. There is something so invigorating about moving through each state, seeing the landscape change and just realizing how much world is out there for me to see. I'm excited to be on this new journey and my wanderlust heart can't wait to explore more.
Also, if you know anything about me, you know that I'm obsessed with YouTube. I decided to dive into the world of vlogging and took some fun video of my roadtrip and time in LA. Check it out to see the beginning of this adventure:

May 3, 2015

CollegeFashionista YouTube

Check out some of the videos that I've produced for CollegeFashionista's newly launched YouTube channel this spring! Make sure you subscribe to the channel for amazing new videos each week. 

December 26, 2014

Wandering Through Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Farms are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. There is something so magical about wandering through rows and rows of trees. Each one is just waiting to be picked and taken home, decorated by a family. They're also just incredibly beautiful for photoshoots, which is why Mabel and I ended up taking about 500 pictures (as usual) when we went. 

December 7, 2014

Hair + Makeup Work // b.lovely

Something I feel really blessed by is the immense amount of talented friends I have in my life. It's really encouraging to be surrounded by people who are hustling day in and day out to reach their dreams. They don't settle for anything less than passion, and that is incredibly inspiring. One of these friends of mine is Lyndsey. Over the past year I've watched her start an online boutique, b.lovely, and her success so far is amazing. The shop has become not only an online boutique, but a pop-up shop where she throws parties and events on a monthly basis. She sells the cutest clothes, especially if you want to look cute and still be comfy. 

A while back she asked me to do hair + makeup for her first photoshoot. I jumped at the opportunity! With our two gorgeous models, Brittany and Briana and shot these fun photos for fall + holiday. Doing their hair and makeup made for a really fun day. Some of these pieces might be on the b.lovely site, but if you see anything you like I recommend emailing Lyndsey personally! Seriously, this stuff sells out fast, so don't hesitate.

Lyndsey's email: shopblovely@gmail.com
Hair + Makeup // Cassie Dulworth
Photography // Alteri Studios
| Briana and Brittany with shop owner, Lyndsey |

November 17, 2014

Sunshine in Winter

The last warm day of the year called for some waterfront downtown exploring.

October 23, 2014

Lack Of

Jacket: Vintage | Shirt: VS Pink | Jeans: OldNavy | Boots: DailyLook

A little different than normal, but I have a weakness for black & white. Especially when its washed out and faded like these photos. You can see a few color versions here, on my CollegeFashionista post. 

Photos | Mabel Nevel

October 15, 2014

Apple Picking

Last year I didn't really get to experience fall weather. In Italy where I was living, things never got colder than 60 degrees. And I was 100% okay with that. I'm a summer baby and I loved being able to wear dresses and tee shirts even in November.
But this year, back in Ohio, I'm getting the best of fall weather. Leaves are changing, it's the perfect temperature for a light jacket and pumpkins are everywhere. I've never been a "fall-person" but this year I have a whole new appreciation for the season. And I'm doing everything possible to enjoy it to the fullest. It's just so gorgeous. 
So I went to an apple orchard with one of my best friends, Mabel and her mom who was in town for the weekend. It was the best afternoon. These two never fail to make me laugh and we has so much fun running from tree to tree with our apple picker (which we thought was equally hilarious). I'll just say that there was a lot of tree climbing and jumping involved. We take our apple picking seriously around these parts. But really, if you're in the area, Dunlap Orchards is so gorgeous, Highly recommend!
My Outfit || Sweater: thrifted, similar | Jeans: OldNavy | Boots: DailyLook | Necklaces: Buckle
Mabels Outfit || Sweater, thrifted, similar | Leggings: LuluLemon | Boots: Italian Market, Similar | Scarf: Zara
{ photos 3, 5, 11, 15, and 16 by Mabel Nevel }
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