Here’s three awesome pieces that my girl Jac Vanek sent me! She’s one of my favorite people to promote on my blog. Not only do I love her funny and ironic clothing, but I actually adore everything she stands for. Her motto is, “Be brave, be kind” which speaks to unwavering balance. Her teeshirts and jackets are some of my favorite that I’ve worn on my blog, you guys usually flip for her pizza tees and “leave me alone” jackets!
This bed sweatshirt, purple leopard kimono and leopard dress are some of my favorite from her fall collection. The bed sweatshirt is literally so soft and cuddly on the inside! I love the leopard kimono for wearing around the house, while I sip kombucha at my desk in a leotard and listen to vegan gurus on youtube. But what I’ve probably worn the most is this leopard dress, it reminds me of Edie Sedgwick/the Factory. It has this 60s cut and flair to it. I’ve wore it to a few holiday events in the city last week.
I hope you guys have a killer Friday, much love!
photos by Brittanny Taylor
Here’s the last of our three outfit series for Motel Rocks. This last one we shot on the rooftop lounge of the Dana Hotel and Spa. We had a complimentary cocktail and watched the sun set on the beautiful city of Chicago.
I think as we were shooting that last photos with our glasses cheering, I was complaining about my legs being cold. Shooka was like, “really?” “really? Look where we are!” And she was right, I wasn’t focused in that moment, on how wonderful and beautiful everything truly was, and what an amazing day we had being creative for Motel.
Through everything, it is so truly important to be grateful. Even on our off days. I feel like that’s the key, if you can maintain a heart of gratitude even on days that aren’t going so well, you’re gold. You must be the one that creates conditions that allow you to thrive. And you have to be able to love yourself enough to all yourself to do that.
I try to help the people around me grow creatively as much as possible, because they do that for me tenfold.
grey + white fur jacket by Motel Rocks
hair + makeup by Katy Ramirez
photos by Kohl Murdock
special thank you to Dana Hotel + Spa