Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



Happy Monday y'all!

Today is a super special post that I'm teaming up with KAS New York on to take part in their #KASCares campaign! I was asked to think of a non-profit to donate part of the sales to and didn't think twice before picking the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - LLS.org

As majority of you guys know, I don't share too many personal things here on social media however, back in 2017, my mom was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). CLL is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow and is watched over carefully with lots of tests. It develops from a type of white blood cell called B cells. It progresses slowly, usually affecting adults. Best news of all, many people with CLL live good-quality lives for years and years with medical care. It's never a fun thing to hear that someone so close to you, let alone your mom, is diagnosed with something that may not be curable. In recent years, new therapies have been approved and other possible new treatments are being studied in clinical trials. Progress toward a cure is under way. 

Bad news is never fun however, there are tons of ways to go about looking at it. It definitely has taught me that life is way too short not to live it to the fullest (as cliché as that sounds). It's taught me to continue to be kind to others and others who I may not know because, it's indeed true when people say "you never know what someone is going through". This type of news is a great reminder to take days, day by day. There is no sense in worrying about the future -- "Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good" --  "Staying positive every single day, and enjoying all the little things".

I'm so thankful for this opportunity to share with you all. If you or someone you know is going through something similar, you're not alone! 

If you guys are interested in donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -- For every purchase sold on kasnewyork.com, they will donate a portion of each sale to LLS.org! & if you happen to buy, A HUGE personal thank you from not only myself but my mom Linda as well! And if you don't happen to purchase anything / aren't able to, please know that even just reading this post means the world! I'm thankful for each and everyone of you!

Be sure to take a look below at some of the items I'm wearing via KAS!

SHOP:
my moms Top









xoxo


COACHELLA OUTFIT RECAP!

Y'ALL! Last weekend feels like a complete dream. Is it overreacting if I say best weekend of my life? It quite literally tops most trips I've ever been on! I am going to write a second Coachella recap blog about my thoughts / tips -- In that post I'll go more into details but until then, I'll leave you with a cliffhanger like PARTYING WITH LEONARDO DECAPRIO... What? Yep.

I put together a little round of of my favorite looks I wore to not only the festival but also some more casual everyday looks I wore around during our trip!

Also, a huge shoutout to Elle Jae Gypset. All my incredible experiences couldn't have been possible without them! (Totally sounds like something I would say if I were accepting an award, am I right?!). If you are unaware of who they are, they make AMAZING handbags. The perfect mix between modern and bohemian silhouettes!




Obviously Coachella isn't possible without your girl gangs!



This first look was actually my favorite of the entire weekend. Something about the feminine skirt and edgy layering made it not only so fun to wear but made for some epic photos! 






In all honesty, I wasn't sure how much I would love wearing this dress because of all the excess fabric but surprisingly LOVED IT! I'd say comfiest look of the weekend. It's really worth feeling comfy and confident while at the festival! OH! And this sock / boot combo I'm still dying over. RIP to my socks though lol! If y'all didn't know, the dirt / dust / sand can get really bad and my precious white star socks are currently sitting in a tub of bleach HAHA!

Dress | Boots | Socks  



Casual looks for morning coffee and breakfast! 





Maxis are life. Literally. I'm not sure how I would live without em! This one from Lovestitch was my Day 1 look. I was so exhausted the first day that I needed something comfortable to wear! Long story short, our cabin we stayed in, in joshua tree didn't have electricity and we stayed up WAY TOO LATE trying to figure out how to use the wood heater + the three hour time change definitely caught up to me!







Like I said, maxis for lifeeee. Our first morning in Joshua Tree I wore yet again another amazing Lovestitch dress with the same Shop Moda jewels! Shoutout to Boulders Hideaway for hosting us!








AHHH! So many girl bosses. I've been friends with Casey of Offically Quigley and Nikia of Mad Maven Style for a few years now and finally we were able to meet IRL! It was amazingness and so was Dani from Dazey LA's desert house! Love these gals!


I can't believe all the crazy experiences we were able to be apart of weekend 1 of Coachella. Stay tuned in the next couple days for ALL THE JUICY DETAILS! 

xoxo Lisa 


Clarins Sunscreen!



Something I've been really getting into this past year is taking better care of my skin. From moisturizers to sun screen, I'm trying to prevent my skin the natural way from the aging process! I know I know, I'm only 22 but I believe in preventing now so that when I'm older I don't run into any issues that could have been prevented along the way! 

When I was younger, if the sun didn't feel too hot, you better believe I didn't have sunscreen on! Yikes. I also have family history of all sorts of cancers so I honestly have been really trying to prevent any future health issues by taking care of my body now. Anyway, the sun is an amazing thing and vitamin d is SO great however, not protecting our skin can cause harmful effects down the road!

I recently have been trying out the Clarins 50 SPF UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen and really love the light-weight and oil free formula! Sunscreen is also great to wear on a daily basis. I run outside at least 5 days a week and I never realized how much sun I get on my face! I'm crossing my fingers for youthful looking skin for many years to come!



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xoxo Lisa

SPRING BREAK FLORIDA VACATION!

SPRANGGG BREAKK!

woohoo! YAS. Today I have put together for y'all a compilation of all my favorite spring break photos from my recent Florida vacation!

It's a bit of an understatement to say where we stayed in FL was nice. It was seriously a dream. If you have every visited / plan to visit northern Florida, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach is the place to be! I think I fell in love with the town -- It was almost like we weren't even in the USA. To give you a small example of how nice this area was -- they covered the construction zones / fences with walls of grass and florals to make it look nice. This place was as cohesive and aesthetically pleasing as it gets!

Anyway, Tyler and I along with 14 of our friends, rented a gigantic 24 person house right near the beach and had the best time! We spent most of our days by the pool / hot tub, bbq'ing lots of yummy food, tanning, making delicious drinks, riding bikes, eating seafood, and exploring the town! As you can tell we did lots of eating LOL -- no shame!

One of Tyler and I's go-to's while there was the coffee shop and cafe called Fonville Press. Seriously the dreamiest coffee shop I have ever stepped foot in. It was only about 1.5 miles from our house and not even a 5 minute bike ride. I think we stopped there at least 4 or 5 of the 7 days we were there! 

Besides all the amazing views, scenery, and architecture, Tyler and I ate at a Forbes 4 star restaurant called the Havana! We met his cousin and her boyfriend their for lunch one of the days and didn't realize where we were until we saw the sign on our way out! It's always been on Tyler's bucket list to go to a place like that!  

Visiting a sunny state and coming home to snow is never fun however, has me excited to plan the next exciting adventure!





























xoxo Lisa