Hey hey hey… depending on where you live it's still hot AF. Fortunately for me it's not only extremely hot but super humid… okay so the humid part VERY unfortunate but thug life. So even though I am so excited for fall weather, it's nice to still be able to just throw on some shorts and sandals and walk out the house.
These Levi's shorts are by far my all time favorite. I reach for them over all others and I think they look amazing on every body shape and Size., also I just love all things high waisted. I wear these out dressed up slightly more and even to the beach dressed down.
Here I have paired it with a Zara off the shoulder shirt which anything off the should HELLO FRIEND… (how I feel about the whole off the should thing lol) and my black Jimmy Choo sandals. So comfortable and perfect when you are trying to beat the heat., plus a little leg never hurt anyone!!!!
Hey loves…honestly I have always been pretty athletic, and by athletic I mean… I've always loved to be active and moving. Don't get me wrong though…. I HATE the gym with a passion.. but you don't need a gym to be fit and healthy. Also, "fit" does not mean you are any less or anymore healthy then whatever a non "fit" person is lol. Anyway… I have heard for the longest time that when you buy new workout gear that you love it will motivate you to workout… so I figured I'd test the logic behind this!
I have loads of workout clothes but most my workout pants get used as leggings for daily use… you know, stuff other then working out haha!! (the shame). But this wasn't going to stop me from trying this maybe with a different mind set this time. So I purchased new Nikes and Workout clothes and you guyssssss… no lie.. it's true!!!! Couldn't wait to wear it the next morning to workout.
Okay so this is obviously because you are excited to wear your new items.. I don't know how much of this "motivation" is actually because your ass wants to workout haha but even if it's for one day, Then Hey… you freaking did it!
Conclusion: Buying new workout clothes DOES motivate a workout. How long that motivation last… well, that's questionable! But nonetheless…. start small and make daily progress and changes.
I was eyeing this bag for a very long time.. long being since the day this bag got released. I began seeing it all over my feed and thought it’s such a cool structured chanel bag. I mean is it not!? Though the love was never lost I slowly started forgetting about it… you know with new designs coming out left and right it’s hard to lust over one bag for to long without losing focus! Recently I walked into the Chanel store and I eyed the beauty yet again and of course this time I couldn’t pass it up. Finally purchased the white Caviar Chanel Lunch box in the large size! This bag is heavy, boxy and hard to fit shit in… but #thuglife more like #chanellife haha. I have been using it for a few days now and I know I have made the right choice by purchasing this beauty. It will match everything I have planned on my fall winter vision board for the year and of course Chanel just gets better over time!!!
If you love something.. pack it ToGo
Literally starting this post by saying LITERALLY… took me three back to back failed attempts to get these suckers to bake pretty perfectly. Appearance for me is very important but it can look as beautiful as you like but if it tastes like shit… well then your not going to make some bellies very happy!!! Even though my amazing husband ate the first few failed attempts lol.. it still wasn’t working out to well for me. I just couldn’t figure it out and I read nearly 30 other recipes and even watched videos. So I did what I do best when I want something to come out GOOD. I stopped following what everyone else was doing and saying and winged it writing everything down along the way.. and to my surprise it came out amazing. Now, I’m not saying that this is the BEST way or the RIGHT way.. everyones oven is different and mixing skills are different and weight measurements are different. But this worked for me and it may just work for you.. what I will tell you about this recipe however though is that its super super EASY! No complications or other bs fillers. Okay enough talking…
To watch along as you make these click the link –––> French Macaron Tutorial
Ingredients For Macaron Cookie (for best results use a scale)
- 200g Icing sugar
- 120g Almond Flour
- 30g Granulated Sugar
- 3 Egg whites
- Food coloring and Vanilla options
Ingredients For Filling (Ganache)
- Milk Chocolate of choice
- 3 Tbsp Heavy whipping cream/cooking creme
- In a bowl SIFT together almond flour and sugar. Be sure to sift this once or twice to make sure there is absolutely no lumps of almond! Set aside
- In another bowl whisk together egg whites till foamy and pale. Add in sugar in two parts and continue whisking on full speed till fluffy and tripled in size (stiff peaks). This is the time to add in Flavoring and Food coloring. Whisk again just enough to combine the flavor and color.
- Fold in the wet into dry in two parts. Do not whisk. Fold this in very slowly and diligently. You want to keep the air that was whipped into the egg whites.
- Keep folding till you have reached the ribbon stage or as some call it.. lava stage. This is when you pick up your spatula and the mixture is thick and folds on itself like a ribbon.
- Place the batter into a piping bag/ziplock bag and cut a small hole at the tip
- On a baking sheet make small circles leaving an inch and a half space between each cookie. Once you have piped on the cookies.. Pick up your baking tray and bang it, slam it, pound it.. on the counter a few times to remove any access air bubbles. VERY IMPORTANT STEP! I noticed that the air bubbles are what make the top crack and break..if you see any bubbles that didn’t pop while banging you a small sharp object and poke them out manually.
- Let me sit for 15 to 20 minutes till the top is firm to the touch. (touch the batter gently, if there is no batter on you finger they are ready to go into the oven)
- Place the macarons in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes on 160 C. This may take a few tries to get right for some ovens are different then others.
- Once time has lapsed, remove them of the tray and let them fully cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile you can make the ganache. In a bowl heat together chocolate and cream. Stir it till its nicely combined and the chocolate is fully melted. Place this into the fridge to slightly harden
- Once ganache has hardened add it to a piping bag and fill the bottom of one macaron and place another on top GENTLY pressing them together.
That is it. Very few ingredients and once you get the hang of it.. its also one of the easiest to make. So satisfying also if I may say so myself. hahaha Hope you guys give this a try and be as creative as possible. Enjoy!
The rules? Are there actual rules for those who are trying to become a fashion blogger?!
Lets analyze this a little. Since I am in the category of wanting to become the ultimate fashion blogger.. where I attend all the fashion shows and sit amongst all the girls who are doing and have been successful doing what I am now trying to do. #motivation. But in the Fashion Blogger world are their rules? If I can be honest here.. I personally don’t give a shit about what you must look like or put out to be a big time blogger. I mean, there are very few F.B that I look to for inspiration because you can really tell they are just being themselves and not trying to hard.
Lets discuss what I think the rules here might be. Have you ever come across a F.B Instagram pictures and realized OR thought.. wow everything is so color themed.. does this person not own any colored clothes outside of nudes and pastels..lol.. Does this person ever eat the way I do.. like a fucking pig?!! or is everything always avocado toast with a side of some green shit smoothie.. or perhaps a green kale salad with quinoa haha.. Are these “rules” or are these things they are really doing. Well.. clearly they are obviously doing these things.. no one orders a bs kale salad to just toss in the trash.. they are going to eat it, BUT.. that kale salad was most likely planned in their head before even arriving to that lunch spot. A blogger.. F.B, will plan something out in their head.. something that meets the Social media vibe they are keeping up on their Instagram and whatever fits that theme.. that is where they will go eat and what they will order!! I mean if you really pay attention.. in Los Angles most successful food spots are “Instagram photo” worthy. But does this mean they don’t eat that pizza or sloppy burger.. or maybe even order steak or chicken… of course they do, they just don’t post that picture because it doesn’t fit in with their social media theme. Same shit with clothes. I personally hate when I see ZERO colors on someones social media accounts. After a while, fifty posts of just soft pinks and beiges and grey.. that shit gets so repetitive, what happened to the vibrant colors in life. Are these rules? I kinda think its a mental rule that most F.B feel they need to apply to keep a following or grow their following. Maybe thats why I haven’t been growing so rapidly. Because I just love color lol. I love to post pictures that I like.. not giving a f^%$ what my background is, or where I’m eating.. I want those following me to feel the realness behind my pictures. Honestly there is only 1 F.B that is the same way and has managed to reach 1million followers by doing so.. and for that I commend her!!! #goals.
In a society where everyone is doing the same… sometimes being different will make you stand out and shine!!! Be your own rule maker and focus on the beautiful things in life.. my motto!!
Also, just uploaded a new Video on my Channel. I am answering my Snap questions and keeping it real!!! If you haven’t checked it out.. click the link and BAM!!!!
With this blazing heat going on these days, its honestly very difficult to style a SIMPLE on the go outfit but still look cute. What I typically love to do when it is super hot outside is to wear my favorite high waisted Levis with a regular top, add a belt and just run out the door. The high waist vibe accompanied by a belt of your choice gives the look more style.. as if you stood in front of your closet and thought the outfit out. I mean if you have no life like me..well then I guess waisting time isn’t such a bad thing to do lol.. but most people have jobs and a on the go lives (jealous lol) and therefor don’t have time to linger and try on a million things. This will allow you to look stylish and cool.. to say the least, and it suits all body shapes and types., Honestly though.. anything high waisted does that for all woman. I mean.. can you imagine a life without HIGHWAISTED pants, skirts, shorts.. etc.. what a sad wardrobe that would be haha.
Muffin top and Love handle ladies.. where you at? Im right there with you.. lol!!
Now a days.. I feel like every other day there is a new trend happening or you walk into a store love something and buy it, regret it two days later because more things were added to their collection. Well, at least thats how I am lol. What does this have to do with the topic at hand.. good fucking question lol. I swear I get side tracked so easily. Basically what I am trying to say here is that I think and KNOW it is very possible to stretch your hard earned cash and make the most of the items you add to your closet. Turn 3 Dresses into multiple different looks and use them for day OR night. Why be limited right. So here is what I did right?!!! I just filmed a video of three dresses that I purchased UNDER $60 dollars guys… yes thats UNDER SIXTY DOLLARS… haha I love to be extra! but really, its true.. and all these dresses can be worn during the day with sandals or dressed up with heels and some fab accessories. Want to see how…??? But of course you do. I mean the second dress I share.. its worth the watch!
Here… right here… click the link and watch away and be amazed (haha again, being extra).
I must say… to my own surprise actually, I DIG IT. I just got the coolest pair for myself the other day. I typically don’t vibe with the new trends these young celebs are wearing but I am all for this old school 80’s trend. I have always loved a good wide leg, as some refer to as boot leg lol.. right, anyway.. I love the trend. I always loved a wide leg high waisted pant with high heels though, I just think that makes you look so long and skinny and just chic.. but this new wide leg above the ankle trend… YUP, DIGGING IT. So the jeans I got, I can’t wait to style them in so many ways when I get bak to LA. Every time I buy a new pair of clothes or shoes.. in my mind I literally style it a hundred different ways, how ill wear it, with what, where, when..colors, patterns.. you name it.. its like I get this freaking vision board of looks I am going to style with the item in my head as I am buying and after I have bought. Does anyone else do that??? lol.
Hey guys.. if you have been following me for some time you know that Zara is the love of my life.. I mean I’ve always loved it but since living in Spain the past two years I have learned to adore it. Why? Well Zara is from Spain. The founder is Spanish and opened his first store in this country. That means that in every corner of Barcelona there is a Zara. Now, comparing Zara in the States to Zara in Spain.. world apart. Zara in Spain is half the price and has a much bigger collection with much nicer things and options. Zara in the States is double the price (since its not made in America) and doesn’t have the same quality goods… its almost as if they send all their crap left over to America. Trust me, I’ve lived through both and have much knowledge lol.
Now that my Zara rant has come to an end lol.. I love to shop affordable clothes. Yes, I splurge on shoes and bags (accessories) but when it comes to clothes I love to get high fashion for low cost and Zara makes this very doable. I have a small section in my closet with my Valentino and Chanel dresses but do I use them the way I do my Zara clothes, absolutely not. I prefer buying affordable so every season I can simply update everything without worrying to much about the thousands of dollars I’ve spent on the clothes.. ya feelz me? lol. Okay so, a few tips.. when buying on a budget.. get neutral colors. Colors that can be paired with more bold accessories and get things that can be worn in a few different ways. Stretch that dollar, thats what its ultimately all about. So, what I do is I buy white tank tops or black, tan, grey… so that way I can wear them with almost every kind of bottom.. and as far as dresses I do pretty much the same. Once those neutral colors are out the way then feel free to buy the colorful shit.
Wow.. this Zara rant came out to too long haha.. am I the only person who gets so into my thoughts and feelings I get side tracked and into a completely different topic lol. Side note and totally unrelated to the topic: its 8am and I’ve had the outside chocolate of 4 ice cream sticks.. ugh!!
okay.. Zara… so today I will film on my youtube Channel Sonya Sed , 3 looks under $100 for summer so tomorrow be sure to look out for that as I will try the clothes on and model my ass around for you to see!! But for now, below is 1 of those dresses that I got and it cost under $30 which is fantastic. This dress is so flowy and airy and can be dressed down with sandals or dressed up with heels and a nice red lip on a night out on town!!! Thats the type of shit you want to go for! 1 dress, two ways to wear it. Day AND Nights.