Booting It Up For Fall With Zappos X Steve Madden

Fall is definitely here!

Sponsored by Zappos!

After being in South East Asia for 3 months and gone from from my beloved NYC, I found myself in the middle of fall with nothing but summer clothes. My experience was beyond amazing, but there’s nothing like returning home, especially to New York when the leaves are changing, sweaters are necessary, and a stylish pair of boots becomes a wardrobe staple.

I knew I wanted new boots, but I wasn’t exactly sure what brand or style I wanted, so I turned to Zappos to help me narrow my search. With just a few clicks I found myself searching through Steve Madden’s wide range of boots and styles. After finding Steve Madden’s Paterson Boots, I knew I had found a winner. They’re cool, edgy, and clean. Beyond all of that, the Paterson Boots are the perfect addition to step up anyone’s style game.

With just a few more clicks I had managed to use Zappos world class customer service to figure out exactly what size I needed as I had never ordered a pair of Steve Madden shoes before, and we all know sizes vary depending on the brand. My Zappos customer service rep was amazing, and made sure that everything was all set before reminding me that there’s a free return policy, which I luckily didn’t need.

I used Zappos next day shipping service to get my Steve Madden shoes quick. The next day I was wandering around NYC perfectly suited for fall. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe must have, or just looking to add another pair of fresh kicks to your closet Zappos is the perfect place to check off all your shoe dreams.

Head over to zappos.com now to browse through their endless styles and options!

Posted on November 10, 2017 .

My Year Of Dreams, Challenges, And Light

Everyday out here on the PCT humbles me more and more.

This year has truly been a dream, and we aren’t even half way through it!

I’ve been to Alaska, the BVI, tested my limits in all different ways, and now I’m hiking almost 700 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, where I'm getting even more out of light and life.

Before I left for my hike, I got to see another dream come to fruition. I visited Citizen Watch’s Time Square Flagship Store, where I currently have my own display of everything that inspires me, and truly exemplifies how I get the most out of light. How cool is that?!

My partnership with Citizen Watch has allowed me to explore all the things that inspire me, and push myself to explore even more. A constant through all of this has been light.

Whether it's harnessing the sun's light to power an iconic watch like my ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE WATCH, or fighting your way out of life's tough obstacles, the light we use and connect to will always serve us far better than any darkness ever will. 

When I first had the opportunity to partner with Citizen Watch to showcase their incredible line of Eco-Drive Watches, I thought I was going to get to show you guys some beautiful, timeless, and affordable watches. However, what I didn’t realize is that I was going to have the opportunity to merge my passion for fashion, fitness, and mindfulness in such a beautiful and effortless way.

Like Citizen Watch’s line of Eco-Drive Watches, I consistently look to better myself.

Finding the light in nature and within has allowed me to discover my own fresh determination to perform at my best, keep the passion for more burning inside of me, and remind me that no one but myself can stand in my way. All these things are key mantras of the Citizen Watch Brand, and why I felt so connected to this amazing collaboration.

Like these iconic Eco-Drive Watches, I aim for my message of light and love to be timeless, beautifully crafted from the inside out, and the outside in, and obtainable, but not without a lot of hard work.

As I continue my epic hike across the Pacific Crest Trail for charity, I’m reminded of not only the time thanks to my ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE WATCH, but also that with each step I take we are all part of something much bigger.

I started this journey equal parts nervous and excited, but as the days have passed, I’m only growing more and more in touch with my own light, and feeling stronger, happier, and more understanding of how important it is to keep looking for that big bright light.

Remember that no feat is too grueling, too hard, or too daunting as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work, dedication, and never-ending persistence.

I hope by showing all of you how I get the most out of light, you too will feel inspired to do the same.

If you’re in New York, make sure you head over to Citizen Watch in Time Square, located at Times Square Studios 1500 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, to check out my display and all the things that inspire the light inside of me. It will be up through June, and I would love to share this experience with as many of you as possible. It truly is an honor to share this journey with all of you, and encourage each one of you to find out how you get the most of out light. 

Much love as always!

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

Always Use Protection

For your phone!

Our entire lives are held together by our phones, so wouldn’t it make sense that we used the very best to protect that special little gadget?

Our phones literally keep track of our schedule, help us share our memories, talk to loved ones far away, not get lost, and facilitate just about every other action we need assistance with.

Thus, I present to you, FLIP IT: The 4-in-1 Premium iPhone Case.

FLIP IT not only protects your phone as a case, but has an extendable selfie stick attachment along with a bunch of other amazing features. 

Not a selfie stick kind of person?

I wasn’t either till I had this case, but let me tell you, it makes taking photos so much easier.

Andddddd if you really don’t want to give into the selfie stick that’s totally cool because the attachment turns into a remote thanks to Bluetooth technology.

Simply use the kickstand, prop your phone up, and bam you take photos and videos all on your own without having to ask for help from anyone within 25 feet.

The kickstand is a complete game changer when it comes to Facetiming or watching any kind of content on your phone as well. You no longer need to find something to prop your phone up, (don’t lie you’ve totally had to become MacGyver in certain scenarios), the FLIP IT case simply does it all on its own.

The case even has a car mount feature that makes driving and keeping hands free beyond easy. Ya know because that’s the law!

The Today Show even feature it as one of their favorite new gadgets for spring!

I have a busy life, and my phone truly keeps me on track, so doesn’t it make sense to have everything else you might need at your fingertips?

I don’t know about you, but FLIP IT has for sure won me over, and made my life a whole lot easier.

Now the only question is, are you going to make sure to use the very best in protection, or are you going to risk it all?

Don’t be a dummy, use the very best protection, and make sure to check out FLIP IT!

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

How Do You Get The Most Out Of Light?

Lights. Camera. Action. Emphasis on the lights.

I’ve been dying to tell all you beautiful people about a collaboration I’ve been super excited to launch, and today is the day!

I’ve teamed up with CITIZEN WATCH, and 10 other super cool influencers from around the world, to show you guys how to get the most out of light!

I’ve been a fan of CITIZEN for a long time. They’re beautifully crafted watches that rival super expensive brands like Rolex, but for a lot less.

I’m all for getting the most bang for your buck, and CITIZEN is truly the watch brand that will give you just that. They’re classic, super strong, and made to last for a long time. Not mention fit perfectly into my super active lifestyle.

To take things to the next level, they’re watches are beyond cool. Like beyond earth and into space cool.

Their ECO-DRIVE line of watches harness the light from any source, natural or artificial, and convert it into energy that powers the watch. It’s a line of watches that never need batteries, ever!

Like come on!

How cool is this!?

To top it off their SATELLITE WAVE wATCH connects to a satellite in space that makes sure no mater where you are in the world, your watch is always the precise time. It adjusts to any and all time zones all by itself!

As I’ve been testing out my ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE WATCH in Alaska, Philly, and Europe I’ve looked down at my watch, and out of habit gone to reset it, but quickly realize it has done it for me.

The craziest thing about these watches is that I’ve actually taken it off, put it into its case, and the second I take it out, it sets itself. The watches can actually sit in darkness for up to 6 months, and still maintain the power they’ve harnessed from any light source.

The sun works. Your bedroom light works. Anything with light works!

Yes, I’m a huge nerd, but you can’t deny the fact that this is straight up cool.

I’ve always loved watches, and this watch is for sure my favorite watch at the moment!

As technology, specifically our phones, take over the capacity to do just about everything, I’ve tried to maintain not being 100% reliant on my phone. Thus, I’ve continued to wear a watch, and as things like watches get cool new updates, I don’t see myself without one for a long time.

I’m excited to take you guys on this journey with me to truly see how we can all get the most out of light.

Let me know how you get the #MostOutOfLight in the comment section below, and check out all these futuristic watches by clicking here: CITIZEN's WATCHES.

Remember it starts with a simple, yet revolutionary concept to change the world!

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

I’m #HookedOnYou

I love love.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us are trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone.

I’ve teamed up with ALEX AND ANI to show you guys some of my favorite pieces from this awesome, socially conscious jewelry and accessories brand’s Valentine’s Day 2016 Collection.

The collection revolves around love, giving back and hearts. As you guys know, I am obsessed with rose quartz, I have a heart tattoo, and I am always looking to give back in any way I can -- so it felt like a no brainer to show you guys a few of my favorite pieces just in time for the holiday of love!

Whether you're partnered up or flying solo, love is meant to be shared. Check out these gorgeous new pieces:

This gorgeous Rose Quartz Expandable Necklace is the perfect piece to keep close to your heart.

Hearts are not just for the ladies, and this Romance Heart Wrap says I love you in so many ways. 

This simple and beautiful (Red) Kindred Cord Heart Bracelet is the perfect reminder of your love. It's also created in partnership with  Red,org, which means that for each bracelet sold between February and December of 2016 20% of the purchase price will go towards the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Priced from $18 - $114, this collection truly has something for everyone. Shop all these special pieces and more by clicking here: ALEX AND ANI.

Have a heart. Show your heart. Give a heart.

XOXO

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

Urban Camping with Will Leather Goods

I joke that I am an urban camper because I have a million things going on in one day, so I leave my apartment with enough supplies to last me for three days.

This Wax Coated Canvas Dome Backpack from Will Leather Goods is truly the urban camper's best friend.

Spacious, comfortable and stylish I am ready for anything at any time with this gem.

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

Daniel Wellington Watches

A classic staple in any man's wardrobe is a sharp watch. 

This modern Swedish design paired with any outfit is truly the finishing touch.

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

The Fifth Watches

As the weather gets warmer, we get an extra hour of daylight and the sun melts away our worries (and the snow). We have more to look forwards to literally and metaphorically. Our bodies no longer needing to be covered from head to toe, we get to shed parkas and replace them with moments in the park.

I've always been a fan of watches as I think they're classic and timeless (wink), but stumbling upon The Fifth Watch brand reminded me that having time on your side is also just simply cool.

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

Lennons X Rayban

Just because we all like to play dress up.

These shades by Ray-Ban are inspired by the man himself, John Lennon, and totally make me feel like I've got the magic.

Posted on October 7, 2016 .