There may still be a few days in February, but the weather we've had the past few days is making me crave Spring! This month's currently craving is channeling my inner "I want spring", and mostly filled with things on my spring wish list. I found some great sales, fun colored must haves and more that we all definitely want need this month:
Making the transition in your wardrobe from winter to spring can be challenging - especially if you live somewhere that has cold winters! In New York it's hard to know what to expect, but there's usually cold days into April. This winter we've had unseasonably warm temperatures, but I know it's going to be a while until this warmth is consistent. It's hard to plan what to wear when you literally can go from it being 65 and sunny one day to 40 and chilly the next! That's where transitional pieces come in - AKA fun clothes and accessories that make you crave spring, but still can work for these late winter months.
Taking that show stopping image for your blog is crucial - visuals that are appealing make a huge difference for social media and blogs alike. A lot goes into getting that perfect picture and if you're anything like me you know how many shots end up on your memory card!
Blog photography doesn't have to be stressful; it can actually be extremely fun if you have the right tools. From accessories to back drops, these 10 items (all from Amazon!) are ones you need to help step up your photography game *and* make your life a lot easier too.
I've tried just about everything to be able to consider myself a morning person but most days, I just can't do it! It's crazy because all of my life I've been an early riser and for the past year or two I complain if I'm awake before 8. Believe it or not, in college, I was always the one signing up for 8 and 9 AMs too, and since I graduated something seriously changed, ha! I've tried going to bed earlier, trying to stick to a set sleep/wake up schedule - the whole nine yards. The only thing I've found to help make it easier is having a routine that I look forward to to get my day started on the right foot. I'm a planner by nature and I love having a routine that doesn't have to change (me and change don't get along) on the daily. Getting things done in the morning and planning my day are things I look forward to each morning, and it's made a huge difference.
If you're reading this and it's above 45 degrees, I'm completely jealous of you. I've been a New Yorker all of my life and although I have big dreams to hopefully be somewhere warmer one day, for now, I embrace it! Last year, I wrote a full travel guide to NYC and if you're not from around here or aren't sure what to bring with you for some seriously unpredictable weather, I got you covered! We're also mid-NYFW so if you're traveling to come see some of the awesome shows, you're likely bringing double/really in a predicament of what to bring! Here's what you *need* to make room for in your suitcase:
My absolute favorite award show is by FAR the Grammys! I'm a complete award show junkie but if there's one I get overly excited about, it's the Grammys. From the entire four hours of the red carpet to the craziness of the show, I love every second and everything about it. I thought this years show was so well done; James Corden was hysterical, the performances were so fun to watch and I mean can we talk about Adele?! #therealqueen
Instead of just sharing my favorite looks of the night, I put together my favorite looks along with outfit dupes for each. There were some seriously crazy and out there looks (did anyone see the girl wearing the real life ball pit?! I mean...) but this is the award show where the stars can go all out and are expected to wear things that stand out big time. But since not all of us get to walk a red carpet every day, I found some fun ways to still incorporate these looks from their styles to the patterns and colors into real, every-day outfits:
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One of the most popular forms of imagery for bloggers and photographers alike are flat lay images. If you've been around here for a while (or have been following me on Instagram for a while), then you know these types of pictures are some of my FAVORITES to take! I love styling images - that's the graphic design background in me, but it's the funnest photography to play around with if you ask me. One of the most interesting things to see is how everyone manages taking their flat lays; there's lots of different techniques and ways to master the art of a flat lay and while no way is the wrong way, there are definitely some things I've learned that make taking your images *so* much easier. If you've been interested in this style but haven't known where to start or just want to up your flat lay game, here are my favorite tips and tricks to get the perfect flat lay image: