| Nature Walk |

Spring has officially arrived in the city and I couldn’t be happier – even if that means having 5 million rainy days in a row. I feel like I may never truly be able to pick my favorite season amongst the rest, but there is something really special about the arrival of Spring. It is so fascinating to see how everything that was once dead seems to come back to life over night. One day I am looking outside my window and staring at sad, naked trees and the next morning, little green buds are blooming on each and every branch. Spring is a time of new beginnings and a time to remind us that we can have a fresh start and will continue to grow – no matter what the circumstances.

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| Hoppy Easter |

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I know it’s a few days late, but I hope that all of you had an amazing Easter Sunday. My Easter this year was a little different than most years, but it sure was great. This was the first year in my entire life that I did not spend Easter with my family. I know that I am extremely lucky to always have my family by my side during the holidays, but that also means it hit a lot harder not having them around this Easter. What did make this Easter particularly special though was the fact that I got to spend it with my new family of two – just my handsome fiancé and me. We spent the holy holiday in New York City in our cute little studio apartment. Though we were away from family, we were so excited to explore this holiday on our own and to start some new traditions that we could share together.

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| Super Women |

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Happy International Women’s Day to all of you beautiful ladies!

Today is a day to support women, encourage women, empower women, and to inspire the change for equality. While scrolling through social media today, my heart felt full as I saw all of the uplifting and powerful messages from women all around the world. In a matter of hours I had never felt so inspired by all of the wonderful women around me. That feeling alone was one of the most powerful and positive things I have felt in awhile. I sat there and thought to myself, “Wow, what if things were like this every day? I don’t think I could even imagine how much more wonderful this life would be.” On this day we have come together, set aside our differences, empowered each other, and celebrated what it is to be strong, beautiful, and courageous women. I can only hope that I wasn’t the only one to notice this change today – a new feeling of being completely supported and loved by each and every woman alike.

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| Paint Splatters |

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I know that this may be hard to believe, but I didn’t always have a passion for fashion. Growing up, I was a huge tomboy. I didn’t like to wear pretty dresses, I enjoyed getting dirty, and I would scream whenever my Mom tried to comb my hair. My first love in life was definitely art. From an early age I was drawn to anything that had to do with sketching, painting, drawing, or molding things out of clay. I always had a lot of built up creative energy, and I was constantly looking for new ways to express it. It wasn’t until middle school that I started to see that fashion could be used as another outlet for my creative ideas.

I slowly started to realize that clothing and accessories could be used as another medium in my art. My body was my canvas, and with different materials, I could create and express whatever I wanted. Eventually, fashion took the top spot in my pool of interests. It excited to me to know that I could create walking art that would not only be seen by me, but by everyone that I came in contact with. It filled my heart with happiness to not only be able to express who I was, but to help inspire the ones around me.

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