EASY VACATION LOOK: Off she shoulder green satin dress (under $25 dollars)

Hi! How are you?

Seriously though, how are you?! 

I am feeling a bit all over the place rn, I leave for Joshua Tree Friday, Detroit Monday, and then Palm Springs Thursday. It's a whirlwind but all good, taking it one day at a time.

Plus, I love being on the go. Life's more fun that way. 

Plus PLUS I am detoxing a bit from my vitamins (I take SO MANY) just because I think my liver (filters out all of those vitamins) needs a break. Also I don't want to get dependent, ya know?

Also if you haven't noticed I pull almost all of these things I do out of my ass, ha. I just have a feeling I should take less vitamins for the moment, so I'm doing it. Will let ya know how I feel. 

Sharing this dress that looks and feels so expensive today. I LOVE it, the off the shoulder is flattering, and the material is really nice.

When I was like 5 I had this Belle (Beauty & The Beast obvi) costume and it was off the shoulder, and I always remembered feeling like I looked amazing in my Belle costume, like even at 5 I was into an exposed shoulder. It's just a good look for everyone right?

Loved it for a vacation or to wear this spring. 

I wore it on the first night in Cabo and chose to spice it up with some gold layered jewelry to give it some detail. 

It's from good old Forever 21 of course.

"Rock Forever 21 but just turned thir-tay" will always be the song lyric of my life. 

Yo - in a pinch - Forever 21 for vacations is so on point!




Other amazing Off-The-Shoulder Dresses

Okay I'm off. Reading a new book, You Are A Badass - have you read? I'm really into changing my money mindset right now so reading everything about it. LMK :)

Have the best week! I'll be doing lots of Instastories from Joshua Tree this weekend (it's a trip sponsored by Airbnb ayyyyyy - so follow along!)

xoxo

Krista

#ALMOST30 FRIENDSHIPS (how they evolve) + this groovy shoot in DTLA

OH GUYS.

This article from Man Repeller is, everything. "Adult Friendships Are Hard. But are we bad friends".

"Now, as an adult, I have a job and bills and responsibilities outside of the universe of best friendships.

Time really does fly, just like my parents said it would.

With each minute that gets eaten by adulthood, one more good intention does, too. It is remarkable how quickly it becomes too late to send that card; that text; that wedding, housewarming or baby present. It’s terrifying how easy it is not to call or show up to things that matter."

AND. Um THIS:

"Not all friendships that carry into adulthood are hard; proximity helps.

Similar schedules and circles makes it easier. Not all adult friendships are going to last, either. 

People are going to hurt us, and we are going to hurt people who we did not mean to hurt. (Somehow, I just learned this.)

But I’m positive that the friends who we are meant to stay with forever understand that. They are forgiving of our work-induced black-hole absences or when we bail because we need sleep.

They know that we do not suck. We are still very good friends, especially where it counts."

I mean, can I get an AMEN?

I feel like this every day. I ALWAYS SAY, I wish that I could get paid to be a best friend.

I wish that I could spend ALL DAY everyday texting my friends, sending them cards, calling them, supporting them, planning trips with them...WHATEVER.

But, as I've gotten older and have more on my plate (ahem da blog and the podcast for two along with my job, boyfriend...) I don't have as much time as I'd like to spend loving them. 

AND IT'S SO TRUE. 

Time seriously DOES FLY.

HOW am I 29 years old? I don't hate it (#almost30nation) but it's really weird to think that I am no longer early twenties, and I'm not getting ANY younger. Time now, goes faster than ever.

(Most likely because there's so much to do). 

Also, the point about proximity and having similar interests.

I seriously feel that so hard.

For me, I see it as MULTI-TASKING when my friends want to hang, eat a healthy dinner, and workout. It's like okay we are going to do this anyway, so this is SO GOOD that we can do it together (since we're busy).

Having friends that aren't in your proximity, it feels like a win when you speak once a month. 

To think, that speaking to someone I love only once a month is something I consider GOOD is crazy. Remember back in college when you wouldn't leave your friends side? Let along not speak for weeks at a time. 

WTF is even happening during those weeks?

I do believe that now, it's the friends that let you DO YOUR THING, fully without guilt and without the "OMG did you DIE?" text that will stick around.

It's letting people do THEM (as adults) find their passion, cultivate their love (maybe in a relationship with someone else, or maybe with themselves) but loving them enough to...

sort of let them go.

But it's more like, you're letting them spread their wings, cultivate the relationship with themselves, build their life, and to ALWAYS be there for them even if you only speak once a month.

These are the ride or dies that have shaped you to become who you are today.

For me, I feel lucky that I get to travel to see my long distance friends most of the time. We do trips, bachelorettes, weddings, whatever. Making sure this time is QUALITY, is so KEY. 

Less phones, less social media, lots of affirmations and catching up. It SERIOUSLY fills me up. This love and high, tends to last. Maybe more than it did when I saw them everyday.

Right now in Cali though, I have cultivated a CREW.

Babes who are down with self-development, health, fitness, growth and FUN. We're aligned with interests and hobbies, and we're super supportive of one another's dreams.

Real adult friends, ya know?



Can you guys relate? Let me know? 

Also how GOOD was this article. Love me some manrepller.

Looking forward to chatting about this with you.

xoxo

Krista

ALL BLACK IN NYC: ITINERARY, VEGAN SPOTS AND MY BADASS CITY OUTFIT

HI FRIENDS!

Been doing some traveling lately! 

I just got back from a few days in San Francisco and then the weekend in NYC. Was fun to do each coast, and I LOVE staying on the move. 

Shoutout to my boo Jacqui for being the host of the century. Going around China Town with me and our iPhone flashlights to search for my wallet I lost.

Only to have my wallet found on the floor of her bedroom the next day. 

Oh, and then I went to work in Midtown and was planning to leave for the airport straight after for my flight. 

But, I forgot the wallet I had 'lost' at my friends apartment. SIGH. 

I'm SERIOUSLY special. 

LOL. 

So sharing below what I did, what I ate (plus some bars and other bites in between!) and what I was wearing during one of my favorite shoots ever.

As far as the feels back in NYC - it was nice! I LOVED being with my people, hanging with Jacqui is like - the best and easiest thing. Friends that GET IT. I was, though, happy to be living in L.A. where the water is a bit warmer and the beach is in my backyard. 


Friday:

Yoga at Y7 Soho, Lunch at By CHLOE Soho (I ate the Detox Kale Salad) 

After lunch Matcha from Cha Cha Matcha (I get the Chai Matcha and the Coconut Matcha!) Matcha is higher in antioxidants than tea and way better for you than coffee. New favorite. 

Walked around Lower East Side Admiring the Street Art :) There is such good art in the city right now, it was LOVELY! 

Dinner at NIX Vegan spot that's really good for groups! I had the spreads (lots of hummus, guac and other amazing things to dip breads in!) 

Out at The House of YES - This place is CRAZY yo. So FUN and different. Everyone was in costume, pretty much,


Saturday:

SoulCycle at 10:45 in NoHo with Karyn - she's one of my favorites. SUPER hard and super fun.

Lunch at By CHLOE: I got the vegan caesar salad with the almond butter toast (balance) 

Shopped at Zara (shooting that stuff next weekend they had SUCH GOOD STUFF) 

Shoot with Lydia Hudgens (She is GREAT. Bloggers shoot with her if you're in NYC!) 

Drinks at While We Were Young - super cute spot that is perfect for the gram. Check out my photo here.

SOHN Concert: Honestly my new favorite music ever. SUCH GOOD JAMS. Highly recommend, you can listen to them here

Drinks at William Vale in Brooklyn. The BEST views of NYC for sure. It's perfect vibes. Lounge, space, good view, chill, couches, good music. YAS.

The Meatball Shop (late night!) oh YES. I get their kitchen sink (lots of veggies) with veggie meatballs (these are not vegan though babes - so this trip I didn't get them).

Sunday:

Workout at ModelFit- it's a dance studio, which is really fun to mix it up every once in a while. I would recommend trying and doing their dance cardio or sculpt classes!  

Juice at Juice Press: My favorite is the Mother Earth Greens and the cinnabun (buckwheat cinnamon roll - SO GOOD!)

Breakfast at Dudley's - THE BEST. Such a cute vibe, I got their salad, added Avocado. It's in LES and is good for vegans or non-vegans alike. 

Brunch at Hotel Chantelle - I got their salad, and a side avocado, good food and a great vibe upstairs for sure. 

Shoot with Asher Gardner - THE BEST. So fun, and so real, I got my favorite shots I've had in so long with her. She works for GoLiveHQ (the company that did my website, which you can find that post here).

Dinner with friends at V-Spot Vegan in Union Square

Monday:

Mile High Run Club 28 Dash - SUCH a good workout. I never run on the treadmill so this was actually a treat to do. 28 minutes of intervals and it FLEW by. Highly recommend. 

Lunch at Organic Avenue - I get their macrobiotic sushi, a green smoothie and big kale salad

Flight back to LA :) 


My favorite all black vibes look from this weekend:

First, I am ALL ABOUT the high-waisted denim and the belt. Ladies, get yourself a belt. They do wonders for your waist and give you a SHAPE. This was my friends vintage belt, and I am in LOVE with it. 

Denim is Topshop and it's SUPER stretchy and comfortable, the black is just right and I felt like I could wear it all day because it's so soft.

Top is Forever 21 with the Rose and I LOVE the detail, it's super soft, fits just right and is good for weekends or work.

OTK Boots are Target baby. I wrote about them here, and am in LOVE.




Photography by Asher Gardner (BEST person to shoot with in NYC I SWEAR. Love her!)

What are your favorite spots in NYC? Things to do? This trip was very chill, relatively speaking, lots of hanging and little touristy stuff - oops!

Loving ya, have the best Thursday!

xoxo

Krista