Welcome back to another edition of the His & Hers series! It's been about two months or so since the intro to this series, crazy how time flies. I know I promised a once a month post into this series (which the promise still stands, by the way) But, the last two months have been nothing but crazy - in a good way. Andy transitioned into a new job, and I began the second to my last semester in college. It's been two months filled with change and new adjustments (especially to our schedules) but they are nothing but the best for our futures! We really look forward to continuing this series, bringing you on our adventures, and creating more content together - like this valentines post!

This may sound super cliché (it's okay to get cheesy on vday) but it always seems like a valentines day for us. If you ever wanted to meet a male version of myself, I'd be more than happy to introduce you to Andy! I guess that's why they call them soulmates right? So, on this post we wanted to share a little part of us that we have discovered to enjoy very much - cooking together! If you're not in the mood to go out on this special occasion with packed restaurants (because lets be honest, who is?) cooking at home together is a great alternative.


Andy loves breakfast, so we opted out from a romantic dinner to bring you some of our favorite morning dishes that include his "world famous" oatmeal recipe (as he likes to call it)

I have never been a huge fan of oatmeal, I somehow grew some disgust towards it for some random reason. But, after some months of convincing, and receiving endless morning snap chats of him in the kitchen bribing me while he made his oatmeal, I gave in and gave it a try and wow I'm so happy I did! 

Andy has listed all ingredients below, however; there are no exact measurements to his oatmeal recipe - he likes to say, "I just eye it". 




What you will need:
- Oats
- 1 mini bottle of almond milk (he prefers Silk unsweetened vanilla flavored)
- Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
- 1 Spoonful of Crunchy Peanut Butter 
- 1 Banana 
- Table spoon of syrup
- Berries (blueberries + strawberries)
- Chocolate Chips or White Chocolate Chips 




Just a little tip: the oatmeal is best enjoyed when its warm straight out of the microwave







One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is pancakes with iced lattes, so I whipped up some chocolate chip pancakes for the win (I think Andy inhaled them in a matter of 5 seconds) and he made some cafecito on ice. as we like to call it. 








Until next post, 

XO




There is nothing more I love than taking showers... Sounded like a weird fact about me until I asked you guys over Instagram if I was the only one with a major love for showers - and I guess I'm not alone! 
I wanted to round up some of my favorite in shower essentials that I cannot live without. 


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Molton Brown Shower Gels (my personal favorite shower gels) | Dr. Teals Epson Salt | Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (Great in shower moisturizer cream to use on wet skin) | Venus x Olay Infused Razor | EOS Shaving Cream | Briogeo Deep Conditioner | African Black Soap (This bar of soap is amazing for the skin!) | Charcoal Sponge | Ouai Shampoo | LUSH Bath Bombs | Twistie Turbie (My favorite hair towels) | Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion  
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My shower time always ends up turning into my thinking time where most of my ideas are generated from. I'm actually a bigger fan of baths instead of showers - they are just so relaxing. 

What are your in shower essentials? Let me know in the comments section below! I'd love to try out some of your own suggestions that not listed in this post. 


Xo 
Photography: Coco Michelle 

Ever since the start of my high school years, I began to embark on this unsettling feeling I just couldn't get away from and something I had yet to understand at the time. Imagine feeling like you were drowning - that feeling of not being able to breathe, having every possible thought emerge you. That's probably the best metaphor I can use to describe what my body and mind feels at times- still till this day.

I have openly discussed about my anxiety on my platforms because it sure does always seem to help by talking. Also, when I opened up about my anxiety struggles I realized SO many people go through this on a daily basis and I also realized I helped many by coming clean about it. Being open led me to wanting to create this post in which I wanted to share ways I have learned how to deal with my anxiety and certain things that I like to do when I feel the anxiety is heightened.


We live in such a hard time where the pressure to be a certain way, look a specific way, and believe in a certain trends can get to you and if you're not "on" 24/7 there's "something wrong with you" - I've heard it all. Sometimes, it's like a whirlwind that circles you at 100mph and just won't stop. I've had days where I'll wake up and not leave my room the entire day because of the toll the anxiety has taken on my body and crying it out is the only remedy (which really helps me detox, I must say). People have this misconception about anxiety where they believe it's all mental - it's not! On my hardest days, my body will weigh on me and my bones will ache like if I had gotten hit like a punching bag. But, guess what... you can never let your self be the punching bag. Although I still struggle today (and probably will continue to struggle with this for the rest of my life) I've learned to be my own warrior against anxiety. Instead of taking the punches, I must the be one dodging them. 

I've been asked endless of times; why I have anxiety? or if there is any back story to my anxiety? Till this day I cannot answer those questions. No one is perfect, and no one leads a perfect life, but I will admit in my 24 years of age - I have had a pretty outstanding life. I have been very fortunate to have a support system that will never let me trip and fall. I truly believe anxiety can take on many forms and isn't always caused by a certain situation or based off a life backstory. 


Even though anxiety is something you (yourself) must learn how to control and manage, there are certain things I like doing that really help me on those tough days. 




Sometimes I need to remind myself to breathe & believe that God doesn't give you nothing you can't handle. There are some daily devotionals I like reading right off my phone every morning before getting my day started. I also love the app 'Headspace' for meditation (it's a guided audio - which I like to listen to before going to bed). Positive affirmations are a must as well - as dumb as it sounds, telling your self in your mind that everything will be OKAY really helps. Remember to take one day at a time.

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Women's Daily Devotional (Target $16!) | Headspace App (You can get 10 sessions for free! or purchase a subscription if you end up liking it)


I love using scents on the daily that help de-stress & clear my mind. Diffusers with essential oils are also amazing to have in your room or even work space! I've linked my favorite products below. 

Also, I'm not a huge believer in anxiety medication, but I do often at times rely on L-Theanine vitamins that help. I've also linked my personal favorites below. 

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Aromatherapy Collection (Bath & Body works has my favorites - I like using Eucalyptus & Sage) | Diffuser (Target under $40!) | Olly GoodBye Stress Gummies (Target for $12!) 


I have made unplugging a thing to follow up with this year. Social media is an amazing tool, but it's also an addiction (and I'm the first to admit that!). Just like everything in life, it has it's good side and it's bad side - I've experienced both. 


It's really difficult to be able to open up about any kind of struggle, but honestly this is what I like to rely on when I feel like I'm drowning. Speaking to someone you trust and someone who is close to you can help, BUT... I also believe in therapy. If you're like me, I often feel like talking to a therapist brings me closure & better understanding just because it's not someone who knows you (like a family member or significant other would) + since therapists are trained for this, they often do recommend you advices you would have not thought of on your own.



I really hope my own struggles could help someone else out there that may be going through the same thing. As I've said many times before, writing and journaling is my outlet to be open and whether it's documenting fashion, beauty, and even moments like these - it all helps me. 

We are not perfect, and it's okay not to be okay always. 


Until next post, 

Xo





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I finally got around to working on this post, after much request for it! As I sit here writing this, I am traveling to go visit family for the holidays! Like most of us can attest to, traveling can be very stressful at times. Besides the check list of things to pack and take on a trip, getting to the airport looking & feeling comfy (and cute) is at the top of my list.

When traveling, I like to go in clothing I know I will be comfortable in especially if I will be on a long flight (For example, you’ll never catch me traveling in jeans!). There’s always certain things I will make sure to bring with me at the airport…socks being one of them! I really despise the thought of having to go through security barefoot, or even have my feet feel cold on the plane.

Below I have created an essentials list of certain items I ALWAYS never forget to pack into my carry on (which is usually a back pack I can quickly throw on and go).



-          Head phones (I like taking my smallest size or airpods – it’s easy to pack in)

-          Sanitizing Wipes (Planes are so dirty!)

-          ZQuil (For long flights, this helps me fall asleep + it’s non- habit forming)
-          Facial Mask or under eye mask (I don’t care how crazy I look, but I always have to apply a paper one every flight or even road trip because my skin gets so dry on planes)
-          Facial Spray to refreshen (Mario Badescu Aloe& amp; Cucumber is my favorite – I take the mini version)
-          Water (I always buy huge bottle before boarding because I love having my own bottle at all times)
-          Travel size wallet (Mine is GIGI NY and its so easy to just stick my identification in and cards)
-          Passport & Passport holder (If I’m flying internationally)
-          IPhone charger (I carry all my books on my phone as ebooks – I like using audible)









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Tweed Fringe Jacket c/o Cynthia Rowley (I'm wearing an XS) | Tweed Fringe Mini Skirt c/o Cynthia Rowley (wearing size 2- but could have gone for the 0)


Photography: Coco Michelle


I've had a lot of collaborations that I easily considered my favorites, but this by far tops them all. I have partnered up with renown fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, and I couldn't be more excited about it!

I picked out a few favorite pieces from Cynthia's current collection, but this was the first piece that stood out. There's something about a tweed set that screams Cher Horowitz with a mix of Chanel.

Along with this blog post, I will be hosting an event at Cynthia Rowley's limited time pop up store in the Miami Design District. This pop up opened it's doors during Art Basel week, and I get to initiate it's first in store party! (I know, I'm low key freaking out...)

If you're in the mood for some cocktails, fashion illustrations, and (of course) CR's collection, come join me!

When: Today, December 19th
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Cynthia Rowley Miami Design District
140 NE 39th St
Suite PC117
Miami, FL 33137

You can also RSVP HERE



Until next post,

Xo










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It's finally sweater weather season! Oh, and it must be the season for pearls too. The official winter statement is everything and anything that has to do with pearl embellishments. Whether they're put on denim, tops, and even bags, you need to go get yourself some pearl embellished pieces, like yesterday!

For the past three days, Miami has finally had a taste of delicious cold weather (59 degrees to be exact), that's our winter....but hey I'm not hating it. It gave me the opportunity to bring out some super chic sweaters and tops like the one pictured! I've been holding off on wearing this exact top for the perfect moment where the weather was appropriate and I could simply sit out and sip on my chai latte.

I hope you get around to checking out the pearl trend, and remember me when you do!


Until next post,

Xo




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