Life is Booty-ful- Best Jeans for a Big Butt


Most jeans have me saying boohoo, these jeans have me saying boo-ya! 

Recently I noticed a sale at The Gap and decided to indulge in this fabulous pair of jeans. 
And I. 
Fell. 
IN LOVE. 

Strolling through NYC, enjoying a drink at Cha Cha Matcha, I couldn’t believe I’d finally found a pair of jeans I loved so much. Honestly I felt like doing a cha cha with delight! 
The color, the cut, the fit, and the way they cup the booty… holy guacamole. 
I don’t want to exaggerate here, but if Jesus Himself were to return in the form of denim, I’d be willing to believe this is the pair of pants He would be embodying. 

Now the fact that I’m so jazzed over jeans though is quite out of character for me. Because historically, I’ve always hated them.
Anytime I stood in the dressing room of an Abercrombie staring in the mirror at my suffocated pancake booty, I felt thoroughly horrible about myself.
If, by the grace of God, I could squeeze my butt and thighs into that denim prison, I could have a full blown party in the waist section. But if the waist fit, I’d be lucky to get them up past my knees.
And the situation happening between my thighs would have every camel on the planet fearing for their toes.

i’ll leave the flattening to the flatiron district… not my pants.

Furthermore, if, like me, 90% of your body is just butt, you’re no stranger to how evil low rise jeans can be. Bend over one time and your undies, or heaven forbid your crack, is on full display like a sad, humiliating billboard. 

My cheeks are like a wild, majestic bird. They will not be caged. 

Which is why my personal style has always gravitated more towards dresses. People ask me all the time why I’m always so “dressed up” due to my choice of ensembles. But it’s not my intention to be so fancy all the time, I’m just trying to let these thunder thighs do their thing in peace, you feel?
But I’m here today to tell you, that if you too suffer from badonkadonk-itis, there is hope.
I’ve simply decided that from now on, the higher the waist, the better. I don’t care if the world considers them to be “mom jeans,” give me an SUV and a stern look that could kill if that’s the case, but I don’t want my muffin tops exploding over the edges of my pants. Modern day mom jeans are SEXY! They accentuate the waist and let your legs breathe while still preserving a great silhouette! 
The trouble was, up until very recently it’s been hard to find anything that catered to these needs. 

It’s strange and sad that body parts can go in and out of style, but it’s only in recent history that junk in the trunk has been so heavily praised. Just a few years ago it was a practical sin to sport a sizeable sit-upon. But as the Beyoncé’s and the Kim K’s of the world started rising up, so did the zipper length on jeans. And these days, we’re all still asking the same question:
“does this make my butt look big?”
The difference is, it’s no longer asked in fear, but rather with wide, hopeful eyes. Which means that those of us with wide, bloated thighs can rejoice!

So here’s the situation. Now, more than ever, I’d argue there are so many options available to ALL body types. 
The key is figuring out your proportions and what makes you feel fantastic. You don’t need to box yourself in by conforming to the current standard. I had closed myself off from a whole world of fashion simply because I was stuck in the mindset of low-rise skinnies that clearly weren’t working. There are COUNTLESS cuts, styles, colors, etc., out there for your exploration! Mid-rise, low-rise, high-rise, flare, bootleg, dark wash, light wash, you name it! 

And don’t even get me STARTED on jeggings! 
I can guarantee, there’s something out there that will hit you in all the right places. I can’t promise it’ll be easy to find, but I’m confident it’s out there. 
So ladies, go out and try something new! Find a way to celebrate your body as opposed to hiding it away or clamping it down! After all… life is booty-ful. 

OUTFIT DETAILS
Jeans: Gap
Tube Tob: Urban Outfitters
Heels: Asos (similar) 
Bag: Mary Frances 

Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Hello world! This past weekend my friends and I met up at the beautiful Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn. I went last year with my friend Alex and we couldn’t wait to see it again! Sadly, I think the long, hard winter kept the tree’s from really blooming so there weren’t quite as many Cherry Blossoms this year. However, the grounds were still covered with so many amazing trees and flowers as far as the eye could see! I swear I could go to the Gardens everyday and never get bored!
Since everything was of course Sakura themed (cherry blossom in Japanese) there were so many Japanese snacks to try and a whole Japanese Market that sold everything from kimonos to pottery! It was beautiful and I couldn’t help but indulge in some sweet sticky rice treats with red bean paste (one of my all time favorites!) This year I also tried onigiri with salmon. It was my first time and it was AWESOME! 
I really wanted to let the Blossoms shine so I kept my outfit pretty simple for the most part with this little white dress from Forever 21. To add a little extra pizazz (because this is me we’re talking about here) I added the fishnets and my straw boater hat from H&M. These black tie up heels from Forever 21 are the perfect height and despite wearing them ALL day trekking in and out of Brooklyn, they never hurt my feet! The white sunnies from Urban Outfitters also added a very vintage feel which I appreciated and to finish everything off I added my whicker basket bag from Etsy. 
under the beautiful Magnolia trees 
Later that day Jeffy brought me to The Yellow Magnolia Cafe for lunch. We had a FANTASTIC meal between the very interesting mustard greens soup (which apparently the chef whipped up on a whim after accidentally receiving a huge order of mustard greens!) and tarot chips, and then a lovely smoked salmon platter with creme fraiche and pita! YUM! 
The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful, it was an absolutely lovely day! 

Dessert Goals 2018 with Planoly!

You know, generally the 55 thousands different e-mails junking up my inbox everyday is pretty annoying. However, there was one little e-mail that happened to sneak past my delete-happy reign of terror on this fateful morn. When I noticed an e-mail from the Planoly App I use for instagram regarding something called “Dessert Goals,” my heart nearly stopped. 
I am self proclaimed Christmas elf, abiding by the four food groups of course: candy, candy corn, candy cane, and syrup. In other words I LOVE SUGAR!!!!!!! Ironically enough though, I’d just recently decided to cut back on sugar hard core and do a bit of a detox when, naturally, I receive this e-mail…. but we don’t talk about that. 
How could I resist such a magical event!?! It was less than $20 to attend, and they promised an INSTAGRAM GARDEN for fabulous photo-ops. If that didn’t real me right in right there, well the food line up was the icing on the cake (pun intended.) There was Japanese shave ice, Mochi Ice cream, bubble tea, cotton candy, macaroons, crepe cake and these ADORABLE cake pops!!! (I’m sure as you can tell by my overblown use of exclamation marks in this post… I’m still kind of on a sugar high.) 
this damn thing was $20!!! That’s New York for you. 

 Here’s the thing people! You have to live a little! I’m doing my best to eat as well as I can as often as I can but when something extra sweet rolls around, why not indulge?! Life is short but it can also be sweet! Well, now that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my unicorn themed, chocolate covered cake-pop cone, please excuse me as I proceed to shove my face with kale. Here’s to finding balance!

New York Fashion Week Blogger Event with Midori Linea

Hello world!

Today I have a couple quick outfit shots to share with you. I was recently invited to the Midori Linea event in New York City, my first ever New York Fashion Week event! It was hosted at the W Hotel Downtown and from the moment we walked in, we were transported to another galaxy! The ceiling was covered in lights and had this really interesting shape to it, making it appear almost as if it were moving like waves.

Without realizing that the event was galaxy themed, I coincidentally decided to deck myself out in a totally star themed outfit! This jumpsuit from Stoned Immaculate is one of my favorite pieces when I’m looking to feel comfortable yet stylish. And I went for two stars under the eyes because somehow the furry coat just wasn’t quite enough pizazz for me.

One of my best friends Alex came with me, and we spent the entire night enjoying the company of some incredible and like minded vloggers, bloggers, makeup artists and fabulous fashionistas! There’s little more I love than chatting it up with strong, independent women who dream just as big as me, and who inspire me with their determination and drive! This is where I met the absolutely lovely Noel Labb who has a STELLAR instagram, YouTube channel AND blog, killin’ it girl! Check her insta page @noellabb out!

So it was an absolute honor to go despite my inexperience with events like this! Of course it was a little intimidating, but as much as I can, I try to abide by the rule to always, no matter how you’re feeling, get up, get dressed, and go out. You never know what could happen!

Until next time<3

Nomo Soho Hotel NYC Review!

best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho in NYC
the front arch of the Nomo Soho in NYC
The best rooms in the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

NOMO SOHO HOTEL NYC REVIEW 

SOHO AT A GLANCE 

Right in the heart of Manhattan’s charming little Soho, sits one of the most Instagram worthy hotels on the planet, the Nomo Soho Hotel. Soho alone is one of my favorite place is all of New York City. There are cobblestone streets everywhere you look (which, I don’t know if that excites anyone else as much as it excites me… but that right there makes it’s a huge winner in my book.) Soho is also loaded with one trendy restaurant and cute coffee shop after another and is much quieter than what you normally expect from New York. While Time Square has it’s perks, it can be difficult to relax in such a loud and bustling area of the city. So if you’re looking for a place to enjoy the Big Apple while also feeling refreshed, the Nomo Soho is the perfect hotel for you!

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE NOMO SOHO 

As an avid lover of all things blog and Instagram related, it probably comes as no shock that I’ve dreamt of staying at the aesthetic haven that is The Nomo Soho for quite some time! It seemed like something I’d never be able to afford but my wonderful boyfriend, Jeff, gifted me with a weekend away in NYC for my 24th birthday. We had such an incredible experience that I had to create a review of the Nomo Soho for anyone else wondering whether it’s actually worth it! I was expecting it to be a magical experience, but what I wasn’t expecting were all the many surprises waiting for us the moment we walked in the door!

We had booked a room on the smaller side to stay within our small budget, after all we were just looking forward to the experience of the hotel in general! But when we arrived and they noticed the GIANT, obnoxious balloons I had with me (a gift from my mom), they kindly upgraded us to a King SUITE, one of the best rooms in the whole hotel! Once more for dramatic effect you say? Sure: A KING. SUITE, PEOPLE! I could hardly contain my excitement! Not only that, but they put us on the 24th floor as a little nod to my brand new age. And WOW, the view of Soho from our hotel room was one of the best views in NYC!

The best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC
The best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC
beautiful bathroom at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Best rooms in the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Best rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Birthday celebration at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

We entered our room, lined with floor to ceiling windows throughout the entire apartment, to discover that we had the PERFECT view of the entire city! I’m not being dramatic when I say that I gasped every time I walked by those windows. The view just never got old.

Best rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
The beautiful bathroom at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
The view of Soho from The Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

For dinner one night, we headed to the Nomo Kitchen, a fabulous little spot right inside of the hotel. The decor is stunning and the food was heavenly! During the day, the place can be pretty empty but at night it get’s PACKED! I will admit, on the first night, our lovely waiter accidentally brought me the wrong dish, but told me I could keep it and that it was on him! It actually ended up being my favorite part of the whole meal! And though we didn’t even tell him it was my birthday, the Nomo must have informed him because he came over with a complimentary dessert to finish off our already amazing meal!

The next night we went for drinks with a couple friends and sat in the lounge away from the regular tables. In the spirit of honesty, I must admit that this waiter was not nearly as attentive as the previous one. We ultimately had to go chase him down to put another order in and then he told us that they were closing soon. We were pretty disappointed but this was truthfully the only issue we had the entire weekend. Every other person who worked at the Nomo Soho was wonderfully helpful and gracious and the manager even came over to apologize for the mishap. I don’t expect any hotel to be perfect, people make mistakes after all. But how those mistakes are handled speaks volumes to the quality of the hotel as a whole in my opinion, and the Nomo seems to have an excellent grasp on customer service.

The Nomo Kitchen at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

We spent most of the weekend gallivanting around Soho of course, but on our last day there, we befriended Chris, the hotel concierge who talked to us for nearly an hour as if we’d known each other for years. Right before we left for the day, he stopped us and offered us each a glass of champagne, saying “you’re not leaving until we celebrate your birthday!” That really started the day off in such a special way and we were really sad to leave when the weekend was finally over. But as we said goodbye he told us to never forget that when we “came to Soho, and stayed at the Nomo, we met the most wonderful HOMO!”<333

Birthday celebrations at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

This was by far one of the most fabulous birthdays I’ve ever experienced! So thanks to Jeffy for helping me achieve such a long time dream! And thanks to the Nomo Soho for treating us like gosh darn royalty! We will back ASAP.

The view from the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
couple kissing at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Overall, I can’t recommend this hotel enough! Everyone was so kind and helpful and the views are unprecedented. The whole weekend we were truly treated like celebrities. It’s definitely an expensive place but if you’re willing to splurge a little, even for just one night, I think you’ll find it’s absolutely worth it! 
Nomo Soho Hotel Review, why you should stay