CUTEST SWIM under $50!

I miss living near the ocean and justifying every reason to buy a new swimsuit. That’s the one thing Colorado unfortunately doesn’t have.. an ocean. Within the next 2-3 years I want to live near the ocean again.

Living vicariously through all you beach bums this summer!

I linked a few of my favorite suits below all under $50!


 

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How to Incorporate "Sustainability" in Your Shopping

Fashion is unfortunately an industry which contributes mass amounts of pollution to our Earth.

There is not a way to avoid the fashion industry or clothing as a whole..(at least not for me) but we can choose to be more of a conscious consumer.

I’ve listed a few ways I have found that are easy for me to use while still staying true to my personal style and buying taste.

Re-usable Shopping Bags or No Bags at All.

Get in the habit of saying “no” when the store cashier asks if you need a bag. Let’s all make a conscious effort to use reusable bags or no bags at all.

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Aim towards having a minimalistic closet. As I’ve gotten older I am able to pinpoint more and more of an exact style while still branching out and trying new trends. That being said I still have minimal pieces I wear at least every week. Invest in pieces that will last you a long time and can go with multiple outfits. For me that is denim and shoes.


Thrift shopping or second hand shopping. This one is a no brainer. But obviously it’s always good to incorporate “hand me down” or secondhand pieces in your closet. There are some GEMS I have found during my times at Goodwill.


Every time you buy something new get rid of something that is collecting “dust” in your closet.There are people out there that would put the clothing you don’t wear anymore to good use. This is an easy way to make sure you are using the majority of things in your closet and not overly buying things that either you already have or don’t really need. I keep a list on my phone of “wants”. These “wants” are items I feel like I need in my closet but that I have time to think about or wait til it goes on sale. This list helps me purchase less impulsively and ultimately save more money. My virtual closet is a way I also save and track upcoming purchases that I want to make. Shop my closet here.

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I hope you liked this post and that it inspired you in some way.

talk soon. x

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staying motivated, inspired and learning to "disconnect"

Staying motivated and inspired can be one of the biggest challenges. It’s so easy to want to sit on your butt for an entire day and do absolutely nothing. Do you ever feel you are scrolling on social media and see what others are doing rather than taking care of yourself and find yourself some what “wasting” a day? I know I’ve had days like that. We all do. And although it’s okay to vege out and aimlessly scroll once in a while.. we are only on this Earth once.. so why not make the most of every day and not get caught up in what everyone else is doing? Below, I’ve listed four things that help me disconnect and stay motivated to MY aspirations and goals.


Turn the Phone Off

Alright, I have a love hate relationship with our digital world. I love it because it is an incredible way to connect with friends, businesses other creatives etc.. life is a lot easier with technology let’s be honest. But.. I hate it because we have all become incredibly reliant on our phones. Next time you are at a restaurant, at an airport or even walking to work notice how many people are staring at their phones. It almost seems like a security blanket at times for people…this. fricken. stresses. me. out. Soooo… a way I control this and relieve my anxiety from this digital attachment we all have adapted, I turn off or silence my phone for a minimum of 2 hours a night. It feels so good to disconnect and not give two f’s what people are doing (I mean that in the nicest way possible). :-)

Poetry

I love love love reading poetry. I honestly found a lot of the poetry that I love online. I’ll put on a good playlist and read some of my favorite poetry to calm my mind. My go-to, favorite poets are Alex Elle, Atticus , Morgan Harper Nichols and Rupi Kaur. People who can create art using words truly amaze me.



Face masks

My friends and I refer to our night “to do” lists constantly. We consider a night “to do” list essentially the long unwritten list or routine you do every night before bed. Mine always includes washing my face and putting on a face mask almost every night. I’ve become a face mask connoisseur! Below are some of my favorite facemasks.


Call a Supportive Friend or Sibling

Sometimes when I’m feeling down it just feels nice to talk it out with someone who knows me well. Someone who can offer advice but also can be a good listener. I talk a lot on the phone with my older brother Max or best guy friend Spencer. Max and I are both kind of on a similar path and both striving for careers in the entertainment industry. Me in fashion and Max in acting. I saw a psychic once and she told me Max and I are twin flames. And I fully feel that. Whenever him and I talk on the phone it’s very refreshing because we both support each other indefinitely. No matter in distance how far someone is from you.. they are always just a phone call away!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post. I’m no expert in this category whatsoever.. but these are different methods that have worked for me!

xx- Maggie 

5 Favorite Places I've Traveled to In My 20's

    I’ve been very fortunate to travel to many places in the last two years, that have been on my bucket list for years now. Traveling is very therapeutic to me and something I never want to stop doing. There are SO many cool places I that want to see and photograph. I find I like to spend my money more on life experiences than material items. 
I’ve listed 5 of my (recent) favorite places in no particular order. 

San Francisco

   I traveled to San Francisco for my 21st golden bday with my fam. San Fran is eclectic and I loved every minute there! Some of my fave places we went to were: the Golden Gate Bridge, Height Street and the Painted Ladies (the Full House houses). View the San Fran photo collection here. 

Canggu,Bali

   I traveled to Bali last January with three of my best friends. (Morgan, Paige and Spencer). We had a trip of a lifetime that consisted of sunshine, açaí bowls and surfing. We “stumbled” upon a small beach town called Canggu and couldn’t leave! It’s was the town for us and we were living in a dream. We didn’t want to leave.. I mean could you resist $15 massages, $5 surfing days and $3 poke bowls?! Sign me up. FOREVER. View my Bali photo collection here. 

France

   My cute mama and I traveled to France for my graduation present this summer. 
   We traveled to Paris, Lyon and Nice. We had lots of wine and the trip of a lifetime. Paris is one of my absolute favorite cities in the world and I would love to live there someday even if it’s just for a year. 
   Nice, France is right on the French Rivera and has amazing Italian influence.. as well as the best gelato and people dressed to the tens. My mom and I decided we MUST go back.. like this summer mom?? View the France photo collection here. 

NYC

   NYC might seem like a no brainer but man am I in LOVE with this city. Again another place I’d like to live someday.. Traveled to NYC twice with my bff Paige/fave travel buddy. She is just as obsessed with photography and fashion as I am and we couldn’t stop taking photos in NYC. 

LA/Santa Monica

      LA is a place of fashion, sunshine, dreamers and hard workers & I’m obsessed. View the whole LA post here with recs and places to go!