Category: Personal

Hello Blog

Kylie at Piha Beach
One of our first sunsets in Auckland
Auckland from the Sky Tower
Kite Kite falls

My life has drastically changed in the past few months. I’ve totally neglected this blog since I started daily vlogging on YouTube and I want to change that! I’ve moved to one of the most beautiful places on earth and its time to share that on my blog not just on my instagram.

I’ve shot plenty of blog posts since moving to New Zealand, but haven’t found the time or motivation to get it done and posted. Hopefully this new year I can get my act together and actually be a blogger again. Who knows.. I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on myself. I wanna take this blog back old school and just post what I want. I don’t want to be forcing out outfit posts and crap I don’t love but I’m just posting because I “have to” post.

I may or may not leave again for months (don’t take it personal) but this is a space that I own, and with instagram steadily dying, I’m glad I still have my tired old website to come back to.

Hope you guys are still around!

Love you all. xo

Vera Wang Embrace

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 11.31.32 AM Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 11.31.47 AM

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5so43PCjv5Y&feature=youtu.be”]

I’ve partnered with Vera Wang Fragrances to bring you this video about embracing the little things. Reading a book, swinging on swings, and taking a walk every once in a while are things that my daughter Kylie taught me to embrace and love. It’s our special time together. This fragrance by Vera Wang is soft and floral with marigold and gardenia. Personally, gardenia always reminds me of summer as a kid. My mom had them planted in our garden. I hope this video inspires you to embrace the little things and cherish loved ones. Thank you to Vera Wang Fragrances.

In The Family

     Meet my sister Hannah. She’s one of my three younger
     sisters. Having younger sisters has always been my biggest
     source of inspiration to make myself a better role model for
     them. They always keep me in check in return. Hannah is a
     talented and driven girl and I’m always inspired by her resilience
     and spirit. She was actually one of my first photographers when
     Snakes Nest first started. Hannah has always been there for me
     and for that, I’m so thankful.
     I’m excited to share that Calypso St. Barth is having a Friends
     and Family discount going on now. Use the code FRIENDS14
     for a 25% discount. Disclaimer: Not valid on fur, special orders, 
     lighting, furniture, art, mirrors, final sale merchandise or 
     previous purchases.No price adjustments. Not applicable 
     towards the purchase of gift cards. Cannot be combined with 
     other offers, promotions or gift cards. Not redeemable for cash 
     or credit.
     Love you all!

Island Birthday Iphone Photo Diary

     Peter surprised me with a trip to Catalina Island on my
birthday. We decided not to bring the camera along and
just enjoy the island.
(I wouldn’t have had any time to take any outfit posts anyway!)
After snorkeling, paddle boarding, para-sailing, jet skiing,
hiking, tons of ice cream cones, and many failed underwater
photos later, we were burnt to a crisp, but it was worth it.
White blouse: d.Ra
White lace halter: Tillys
Floral Skirt: Black Five
Swim suit and cover up: Eberjey

Happy Mother’s Day

     Happy Mother’s Day! Kylie and I took advantage of
this beautiful property and did a quick little Mother’s
Day shoot.
Being a mother has been the greatest thing in my life.
I have so much more respect for my mother now that
I know how hard it is. (and I was a naughty child)
I love you mom and thank you for teaching me how to
walk and talk and thank you for teaching me how to be
a good mom to my daughter now.
Go love on your mommas today.
Love you all.
photos by Peter Adrian

The Chop

If you follow me on instagram, you would know that I
chopped all of my hair off recently.
This was a huge deal for me because I’ve had long hair
literally since I was 12. Never got it professionally cut. Ever.
And I know thats kind of a bad thing to admit. I’ve gotten trims
from friends every once in a while, but I’ve never gotten a “cut”.
I can’t tell you how good it feels! I’ve been wanting to do this
for years and I finally got the courage to do it. Hair is a strange
thing. I felt like I wouldn’t feel like myself if I cut it, but its the
opposite. I feel like a new me. I feel more put together.
I donated 14 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Won’t be growing
it back for a very long time I think.
How do you guys like my new hair?
Love you all.

Spring Clean

      Don’t ask me why I look so angry, I have no idea.
This is my RBF as Jenny would call it.  Look that up
if you don’t know what it means.
Anyway, I’ve been making some life changes recently.
Some big, some small. Reassessing my life and the people
in it. Doing some spring cleaning I guess in many ways.
Holding on to the things that are worth it, and throwing out the
rest. Not going to waste my efforts on things that I’m not
passionate about. And you’ll be seeing a huge change this
coming week that I’m so excited about. Just follow my instagram
for updates!
Love you all.
Top: PacSun
Jeans: Current Elliott
Shoes: Shoe Dazzle
Necklace: Misa Jewelry