Because You Only Turn 28 Once: Birthday Bliss Collection Celebration

March 26th, 2014

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Last week I turned 28-years-old!!!

It was an epic week of the unexpected. After spending a few days in NYC to check on my apartment before heading back to #lala land (AKA Los Angeles), I was a few days away from turning 28 (Sunday, March 16) when two buildings in my New York  neighborhood literally imploded because of a gas pipe leak.

Woah.

People died. The streets were shut down. There was dust in the air .. for days.

I headed back to Los Angeles with a heavy heart, almost missing my flight. I wanted to stay in NY. I wanted to be a part of my neighborhood as it grieved and got itself back on its feet. I wanted to help celebrate life and also honor lives lost.

But I got back on the plane, and I headed west. And as I headed west, I decided to make a decision to stop doing something I didn’t want to be doing.

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Secondhand Style that Sings! #finditfollowit

March 25th, 2014
Secondhand Style that Sings! #finditfollowit

About 80 percent of my wardrobe is secondhand and it feels great knowing that I’m consciously consuming fashion that’s stylish, sustainable and jam-packed full of substance. So when eBay asked me to curate some more collections for their amazing #finditfollowit campaign, I decided to make a collection totally dedicated to the most fabulous thrifters of all on eBay: The sellers of secondhand style! Featuring finds from Violetville, The Kissing Tree Vintage, American Archives, Vulture Culture and Thriftwares … this collection is home to SECONDHAND STYLE THAT SINGS!

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Who Runs the World? Runners Run the World! #imbornto

March 23rd, 2014
Who Runs the World? Runners Run the World! #imbornto

eBay is hosting an amazing sweepstakes in honor of what you were born to do! The sweepstakes is called Curate for a Cause, and you can make a collection on eBay that represents what you love to do and enter to win a $5,000 shopping spree from eBay! I love running like you love YOUR passions! So what are they? If you said vintage or thrifting, well, you can’t not enter the sweepstakes. What was I born to do? One of them was RUN. Which is why I curated a collection all about hot and helpful products to help new and pro runners take their steps in stylish stride.

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#imbornto Thrift! Curate for a Cause and Win $5,000 Shopping Spree with eBay

March 20th, 2014
#imbornto Thrift! Curate for a Cause and Win $5,000 Shopping Spree with eBay

Today I’m sharing five of my latest secondhand style finds to inspire you with my passion: THRIFTING. Love thrifting? Please visit my THRIFT collection on eBay, brought to you by the amazing vintage / secondhand sellers of eBay.com. These men and women thrift like kings and queens to find treasure that they present to you! Keep reading to check out my THRIFT HAUL video shot in Los Angeles, California, inspired by my passion for thrifting, because baby, I WAS BORN TO THRIFT!

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1970s Owl Necklaces to Wear Your Wisdom

March 12th, 2014
1970s Owl Necklaces to Wear Your Wisdom

Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.

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Meditation Magic: Finding Strength in Stillness

March 10th, 2014
Meditation Magic: Finding Strength in Stillness

Meditating in Central Park last summer, as seen on my Instagram feed I discovered the power of strength in stillness a little over two years ago. On the outside I seemed fine – a happy, smiling, loving girl full of opportunity and excitement – but on the inside I was a ticking time bomb, ready […]

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My Favorite Reads: 14 Books to Live & Be Inspired By

March 1st, 2014
My Favorite Reads: 14 Books to Live & Be Inspired By

In life we are never “fully developed.” We are who we are for a reason so divine that we need not seek to understand it. But life throws curveballs and our minds become wrapped in the “who, what, where, when, why” behind it all. And so we can turn to leaders who have left legacies of words which assure, affirm and acknowledge our beautiful, perfect and complete selves. Today I’m sharing my passion for reading books in the self-development sphere. My collection “Inspired Words to Live By” on eBay highlights 14 books written by my favorite leaders in the “self-help” field of New Age spiritual enlightenment.

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U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

December 10th, 2013
U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’. That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).

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