Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FP Loves Campaign

It is always a pleasure and honor to go to Philly and hang out with people who have now become family. I have worked with Free People's FPMe for a little over 3 years now and each time is better than before. For my latest trip/shoot in Philly, we shot for their #FPLoves campaign.

FP Loves is a revival of their favorite and best selling pieces in time for the holidays. That combined with some of their favorite FP Me girls is a win/win. 

Moonshine V-neck Pullover

First Kiss Dress

Check out their blog to read more about it.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Dress: Vintage Norma Kamali

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."
James 1:2-4 (MSG)

There is nothing like finding out what you are made of when you are stripped of everything. This past year may have been one of my hardest years (being without a job and without a home for more than half of it), but it was one of the best because I was surrounded by amazing people who loved me, encouraged me and kept me going when I had no energy to go on. They didn't let me wallow in anything for too long; they picked me up and help me move on. 

I know my faith is stronger, I trust God like never before. I am constantly reminded of His love shown in His grace, provision and protection. 

I don't know everything, believe me. I will be the first to admit that I am baffled by the things in the life; but I do know that in my darkest times, when I felt like I could not go on at all the only thing that kept me going was that I knew I would get out of this because God was on my side. I'm still in a journey, I am learning to let go of things and let God lead me. There are days when I get it completely wrong, and there are days when I feel like I have it together. Each day is a step on this journey called life, and I plan to walk it out. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An Ode to The Sun

Blouse, Jeans, Clogs
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays. 

Though closer still the blinds we pull 
To keep the shady parlour cool, 
Yet he will find a chink or two 
To slip his golden fingers through. 

The dusty attic spider-clad 
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad; 
And through the broken edge of tiles 
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles. 

Meantime his golden face around 
He bares to all the garden ground, 
And sheds a warm and glittering look 
Among the ivy's inmost nook. 
Sweater (similar) 

Above the hills, along the blue, 
Round the bright air with footing true, 
To please the child, to paint the rose, 
The gardener of the World, he goes. 
Summer Sun- Robert Louis Stevenson

Photographer: Elias Montes

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Image Source

This has to be one of my favorite recent shoots that Vogue has done in a while. 

Every time I look at it, I start singing the lyrics to Lorde's song TEAM. I also think about how important it is to have people who have your back and willing to help you (if needed to hide a body or two, lol). I am learning, this past year especially how important it is to have a team or ride or die people with me and pushing me even when I don't feel like going any further.

Thank you to all my tribe, I wouldn't of been able to be so full of faith if it wasn't for you guys speaking life in me every step of the way. I love you more than you will ever know.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Currently Listening To: Alessia Cara

Photo via Instagram

"Cause I've had my heart 
Broken before
And I promised I would never let me hurt anymore
But I tore down my walls
And opened my doors
And made room for one
So baby I'm yours
Oh baby I'm yours"
It's not everyday a nineteen year old can sing her way onto my play list but this Canadian crooner did just that with her song "I'm Yours" off of her Four Pink Walls EP. I love everything about this song. Period.

Give her song a listen and let me know what you think. 

Friday, October 16, 2015


You bedroom is a retreat. It's where you go to unplug, unwind and strip off the stress and layers of the day. I didn't realize how important a bedroom could be until I didn't have one. For the past 7 months, I was an actual nomad. I lost my apartment back in April and spent my time since staying with friends. I will now have my own space in November and I couldn't be more excited about it.

My style has evolved into a cleaner look. I used to have all black pillows/duvet/sheets and color everywhere else but now I love how clean grey and white look with splashes of navy, black and wood floors.

I also love texture play with monochrome colors. 

My style has become very bohemian-minimalist: lots of textures but no frills.

All images: The Nest

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Springing Forward or Falling Back?

I don't know why I took so long to post this shoot. This was my first creative collaboration with Eli for Free People. We went out to Long Island City and may or may not have risked falling into freezing water to get some of these shots. It was a beautiful day, the sun made me forget the how cold it was that day, and the pictures came out lovely.

Fall has to be my favorite season (and Spring, when it likes to show up) to get dressed. You get to be creative, layer and not worry about sweating before you even leave the house. And also I'm born in Fall, so that helps a little.

Here's Part One of our shoot:

Photographer: Elias Montes
Location: Long Island City, Queens
Wardrobe: Free People