Friday, August 21, 2015

Last Days of Summer

Brami: Free People, Pants: Dance & Marvel
 Once you start planning Labor Day weekend, it's all over. You become aware of the fact that this moment (or should I say this weather) will not last forever. You start to cherish the fact that the sun warms you in a way it won't for again until next year and those beach days are coming to an end. I am constantly reminded that these days have never happened and will never happen again. Each day is new and exciting and yes it is hot, but there's a beautiful to the New York City in the Summer. The days run longer, the nights are electric and there's more of her you are allowed to see. The weather keeps you out longer and gives you reasons to be more social. I hope that you look at the remaining days of Summer with a fresh insight and enjoy it while you are in it.


Photographer Elias Montes

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Easy Summer Style: The Sleeveless Button Down

Summer is all about making it out the house and to your destination without looking like you were attacked by a super soaker on your way there. As much as I love layering every other season, Summer is when I keep a simple formula: loose fitting pieces, round sunglasses, Converse or sandals. I love being out in the sun all day and have to admit I'm a sun baby, but I have to be dressed for long, humid and hot days. This shirt (similar) is a great piece for the overly hot days in August, you look like you made an effort to get dress without even trying aka A win in my book.



Sunglasses: H&M, Necklaces: Brooklyn Charm, Watch: Nixon, Sandals: Steve Madden, Rings: Vintage

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Road Ahead

Photographer: Evan M. Rummel
"The road goes ever on and on. Down from the door where it all began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can. Pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way. Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then/ I cannot say."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.

This has been an interesting year so far. I have absolutely no clue what the next step or move is but I have faith that it will be a great one. I have been exposed to such amazing and creative people and it has awoken a side of me that I have kept dormant for so long. I feel my creative juices flowing, and have no concept of the impossible. 
It's a great feeling.



Dress: Vintage; Faux Leather Jacket: H&M

Friday, July 17, 2015

Flashback: First Kiss Dress

Photographer: Elias Montes
There's something so beautiful about looking back. It makes you appreciate the time because you are no longer in it and you can learn from it. At the time of this shoot, it was freezing and I was trying my best to think warm, warm thoughts (I'm on a beach in Barbados, lol). Now that it's 80+ degrees outside with humidity, I find myself treasuring that time when I could put clothes on without sweating, lol. Dress: First Kiss Dress, Free People. Sweater: H&M. Sneakers: Chuck Taylor All Stars, Converse.


 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Coming At You...Soon

Hey guys, 
I know its been awhile. I have been in the process of reworking The Urban Nomad so that it reflects what I always wanted it to be. I'm so excited for the projects that I have lined up and will be sharing with you all soon, you can always follow me on instagram for more updates here and here

Until then, live free, run wild, love strong. 
Michelle

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Disfunkshion Magazine's Style Icon

I recently had the honor to talk with Disfunkshion Magazine for their Style Icon feature.  Disfunkshion Magazine is an outlet for creatives (fashion, art, design) as well as a source of inspiration for others. They believe in strengthen your unique voice and allowing it to be heard in an age when everyone is trying to make you a copy. If you haven't discovered them yet, you can pick up a psychical copy at a Barnes and Noble or purchase an eformat from them online. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Looking Back...

Free People Catalogue- Sept. 2014
This year has been nothing short of amazing even with its setbacks and missteps. I challenged myself and left my comfort zone and made decisions that showed me who I am and what I am really capable of. The best thing I have learned so far is that you should never, ever apologize for wanting more for yourself or better. I am surrounded by people who push me and challenge me every single day (sometimes it's a blessing and other times I want to harm them, lol) and I wouldn't trade them for the world. The question to ask yourself as this year comes to an end soon is: Are you surrounded by people who see you potential? and if not: How do I get those people around me? There's a saying I always heard growing up that says: Iron Sharpens Iron.  Always make sure you are sharpening and uplifting your friends and they're doing the same for you.