10 Things to Treat Yourself to This Month

Disclaimer: If you don’t like people who don’t like fall, proceed with caution. However, even if you love me a little less after you read this, you’re absolutely bound to fall in love with a few of these ideas for what to treat yourself to this month. After all, Gem, you deserve it! Getting rejected How many things do we shy away from because we’re afraid to be told “no” or an answer other than the one we want to hear? A lot. If there’s anything the past few weeks have taught me, it’s that rejection isn’t so bad and when you stop letting that fear rule you (and maybe even start conquering it), pretty cool things can happen. Head to VLOG 2 to see what happened when I made it my goal to get rejected! 😉 A pair of bright, vibrant shoes What better way to transition from summer

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Living in the Moment with Francesca Liberatore SS18

There is a wall of shoes, suitcases stacked, clothes scattered everywhere, and our phones charging. We’re running out of time. Certain outfits then decide they hate us and will not pull up, push down and adhere to our bodies. Then the zen takes over. I have a flash of all the memories from the past few days and remember, “you are at fashion week, just go with it.” Why in the world do I need to stress when the whole thing is out of my control anyway? I don’t need any more gray hairs… Whenever I am about to travel, I stress and plan almost every minute of every day in order to give myself the greatest experience. So much so that I forget the over all purpose is to live in the moment I am given and to make the best out of it. To enjoy it for what

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VLOG 5: Going with the Flow at New York Fashion Week

This week’s vlog post is coming at you straight from NYC! I’m here at New York Fashion Week and while you might think it’s all about the clothes, there’s actually a lot to learn about life from an experience like this. I’m with my fellow fashionista, Christina, and to be honest, this week has gone nothing like we planned. However, by going with the flow and chilling out about the unexpected, we’re stacking up incredible moments right and left that we would’ve missed had the original schedule played out. We’re also chatting about whether or not you should “fake it ’til you make it” and why believing that you’re worth it is essential for getting where you want to go. And in case you’re loving these shades as much as I do, you can find them at Public Sunglasses for $79 (full outfit details coming soon!).

Stories Were Shared at Tracy Reese Spring 2018

Tracy Reese chose presentation style (as opposed to a traditional runway show) to debut her Spring 2018 line, but she wasn’t going to let her models just stand their and look pretty. Known for her mission to make every woman feel beautiful, Reese has been pressing for increased diversity in fashion far before this season. This year, the variety of real looking women paired with the full, vibrant looks of the collection prompted creative, inviting conversations of change in the industry. When you walked into the room, it seems informally chaotic. Editors were mingling, buyers were contemplating, models lips were moving. The message was hard to uncover. But, after taking a few steps further and challenging my focus to narrow, I could tell there was something far more powerful than chatter coming from the mouths of the models. Reese explained to Vogue, “I wanted them to tell their stories about their

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Michael Costello’s SS18 Collection Teaches Us How to Make Dreams Come True

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Michael Costello’s 2018 collection is dreamy. Often when we think about dreams, propositions of impossible, unrealistic, and even delusional come to mind. Costello, however, was able to meet dreams come true at the Robert Miller Gallery this season at New York Fashion Week. Innovations are mistakenly assumed to stem from the most impossible of dreams, but dreams don’t come from a blank slate. They are born of our very own potential. Dreams start with a foundation, they begin with a structure in place. New York Fashion Week is notorious for outlandish ensembles and pushing the envelope, which is a good thing because it’s how trends, innovations, and progressions are established. Now more than ever, I see people (in terms of fashion and beyond) begin each new dream from scratch. There were a lot of similarities between the collection this year

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Michael Costello’s SS18 Collection Teaches Us How to Make Dreams Come True

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Michael Costello's 2018 collection is dreamy. Often when we think about dreams, propositions of…

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A Reminder About Magic from My Disney Vacation

The Look: Satin Surplice Dress from Target ($29.99) // Similar Steve Madden Flat Sandals from Macy's ($59.00) // Asymmetrical Green Amethyst & Sterling Silver Necklace ($50.00) and Sterling Silver…

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Your Dreams Are Sourced from Your Own Potential

Your dreams are sourced from your own potential. So, if you weren't capable of doing this, your intuition would've never let you start it. Just…

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