I am loving Pinterest these days. I have divided my boards into three different sections so far:
I wanted to share my favorite quotes I’ve pinned so far. I really like that Pinterest allows for a lot of #inspo. I think it’s a fun and positive social media platform — follow me at: https://www.pinterest.com/ultragoldenlove/
Happy August babes! I had a couple of questions for you:
I am super excited to announce that I have finally figured out how to use Pinterest LOL. I know, late bloomer. I used to absolutely love Tumblr for street style photos and style inspo in general. I am going to start using Pinterest for exactly that: lifestyle, street style, and overall inspiration. So if you use Pinterest, feel free to find me: https://www.pinterest.com/ultragoldenlove/
In regards to Podcasts, I wanted to share some of my favorites:
Have you listened to any of these podcasts? If not, take a listen. I really need some recommendations, so feel free to share in the comments below or DM me. XO.
I have found that the past two months have been the hardest months of 2018 so far. Maybe I’m stressed, maybe there’s a lot going…probably all of the above. I have found that when it comes to finding peace – true inner peace – you have to get back to basics. I have a serious question – how do you decompress? I have found that I have a few ways that truly help me relax and find some inner peace.
First things first, yoga. Yoga works for me every single time. I just love that hour of peace. Best part of yoga for me is the hot room and the Odesza soundtrack. I need good music and I love nothing more than a toasty room where I can stretchhh it out.
Sleep. Good old sleep. Sometimes, all you really need is a couple extra hours of shut eye. I noticed that I am definitely more emotional…or more sensitive I should say, when I am tired. I don’t think it’s a good idea to make any decisions too early in the morning or too late at night. LOL.
The DRYBAR is my new safe haven. 45 minutes of straight peace. What’s better than getting a head massage, reading, and looking at yourself 45 minutes later with a perfect head of hair. If you want to know what I ask for at the Drybar, it’s pretty simple: a mai-tai, loose waves, double purple shampoo and texture spray. 🙂
It’s funny that I put this last but it’s 100% my first go-to when it comes to de-stressing. I love hiking alone…except for the other day when I ran into a coyote…but other than that I thoroughly enjoy hiking alone. Sometimes I put headphones on just to pretend I don’t hear anyone but I actually leave the music off just to hear nature…and coyotes and rattlesnakes LOL. For me, hiking is my best bet because I get VITAMIN D. Nothing better than cardio, a good sweat and a TAN.
How do you de-stress? XO
I wanted to share something that I think more people are finally starting to understand. I have found myself spending more time off my phone and just enjoying the moment. I think it’s easy to get caught up wanting to share your life with others especially when you’re doing cool things…but I’m starting to opt out. I love blogging and I LOVE the opportunities that I’ve been presented with over the past year…I feel so blessed. I just really want to protect the people around me, our privacy and the special moments we’re sharing. Everyday isn’t a perfect day but a majority of my life is spent with my family, my friends, my dogs and my boyfriend…AKA perfect to me. When I’m with them I’ve started to pay less attention to my phone and document less. The best part of it all – enjoying the moment, savoring the fun, and cherishing the time.
With that being said, I am not someone who complains a lot publicly so what you’re getting on my IG is almost always a highlight reel. I say this because if I’m at home cooking while my boyfriend is working and can’t be bothered- you’re going to see me cooking the meal…you’re not going to see me pulling my boyfriend away from his desk to eat dinner with me for 30 minutes LOL. I don’t know many people who work harder than CA so I’ve learned to work around his long hours and get in the time whenever we can fit in the time! 🙂
Life happens, work happens, and we’re all trying to spend as much time as possible with the people we love. The reason for this post was just to share that sometimes you can get caught up comparing your life to someone’s Instagram highlight reel and I’m here to tell you there’s one SURE-FIRE-CURE THAT ALWAYS WORKS: get off the phone, enjoy the moment, live a little and LOVE A LOT.
The weather – GOD BLESS! No words to describe how happy I am! I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite songs from my June playlist. SUMMER IS HERE! I am so in need of new music. Anyone have any suggestions? I have absolutely NO preference when it comes to music genres – hip hop, house, country, anything! 🙂
So – The royals and I now share an anniversary month! LOL. I am ALL about it. If you know me then you know I love the show Suits, I love Meghan Markle’s style and I absoletly live for a good fashion moment. May has been a great month and I wanted to close it out with a special style showcase. Meghan, our SoCal princess, has turned into QUITE the style icon as of late. I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from the past year. Enjoy!
And this post wouldn’t be complete without her most important fashion moment of 2018 – the royal wedding. What do you think of Meghan’s wedding dress + reception dress? XO and cheers to a very happy May!