I love Instagram. I have met so many wonderful people via Insta. One of my more recent encounters was connecting with Shah of ClosetPIECE.com. Shah + her partner + bff, Aliyah, have created a beautiful online space dedicated to promoting a culture of empowering women who are fashionable, “modern mommies.” How awesome is that? I relish the opportunity to support women who are following their passion, by creating viable businesses, and encouraging others along the way. I could feel Shah’s positive energy through our comments and subsequent emails.
I was recently given the opportunity to collaborate with ClosetPIECE and style one of their new BossMom T’s, and I was more than excited to do it. I love clothes, and having the ability to take an item of clothing and make it my own is one of the reasons I love fashion so much. I believe that our clothing is an external reflection of who we are + aspire to be, and that we should have fun with it! The BossMom T celebrates the many facets of who I am every day: a mother, entrepreneur, designer, artist, sister, daughter + friend. Being successful in each of those areas is not always simultaneous, but it is what drives me.
Shah + Aliyah are both mother’s and I love that the spirit behind their site is based on the empowerment of women. They celebrate women who are able to maintain who they are through the “hustle + bustle of motherhood.”
images by the uber talented Loreta Washington
A cool, quick muted palette. You may think of it as a spring/transitional palette, but these colors work well for summer when worn together in varying tones and shades.
image:: Christophe Piallat via uponafold.com.au
It’s Wednesday and summer is upon us! My kids are out of school officially tomorrow and I am welcoming the slower change of pace that summer brings. Because I am already in the weekend mindset, and ready to get this show on the road, I’ve listed 3 fun things to do in LA this Friday below. I hope you are all enjoying your week and steadily making progress on the things you want to accomplish!
3 Fun things to do in LA Friday, June 12, 2015
- The Etsy Annual West Coast Craft Party- an evening of paper crafting, good food and craft beer. Click here for mas details.
- If you are into Jazz check out the Jazz @ LACMA free concert series.
- If you want a good scare, check out the original 1960 thriller, Psycho showing at The Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA.
Enjoy + Keep moving forward!
While I haven’t used the term “best friend” since high school, there is never a bad time to celebrate your best friends, and closest confidants! Today happens to be June 8th, National Best Friend’s Day, and I was inspired to create this drawing because of it. True friendship is a gift, so reach out to your homegirls and tell them how much they mean to you! We don’t need a special day to do that now do we? :)
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come, when you are looking at the big picture. It’s easy to focus on the day to day minuscule things. The things that are not working, or that someone forgot to take care of, or that didn’t get crossed off the To Do list. It’s especially hard when you are the one responsible for everything. I mean really, there is only so much one human can do in a day. Well, today I had to stop and remind myself of that, yet again. So I just wanted to share my “note to self” with you::
Go easy on yourself peops! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Eventually you will reach your destination!