Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Why I'm Starting to Embrace Imperfection

In time, I've begun to grow tired of perfectly polished Instagrams. On such accounts, you will see every picture with crisp, clear detail, items in perfect order. This leaves me at a pause much of the time now because I realize that the photo was most likely staged. When I look at my favorite Instagram accounts, I see that they are not this, but something completely different, in fact, they are actually imperfect.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

7 Chat-worthy Trends of 2015

With 2015 coming to a close, it's time to reflex on our favorite moments, and fashion trends, of the year. What did our style role models wear this year? Do we still dig it, or should we ditch it in the new year? Whether you loved the fashion scene this year, or absolutely loathed it, these trends are sure to bring back some memories. 


Monday, December 21, 2015

Stephi LaReine: Passion and Success

It's clear to see that blogger Stephi LaReine is a girl of many talents. She is impressing the blogging realm with her fun, yet grungy style and funky pink-purple hair. Although I have never met her, Stephi makes you feel like one of her gal pals through her writing and photos.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Home for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to relax and be with the people you love. This year, they are also a time for me to catch up with my blog and truly embrace my style. I've been cranking out more posts than ever in the last few months, not because I have the time (because I really don't), but because I needed an outlet to distract myself from all the changes happening in my life. I love blogging and fashion and wish I could dedicate all of my time to it.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Focus on What Matters This Season

Well, I made it through my first semester of college. This is something I should be applauding myself for, because it truly is not an easy task, especially being hours away from home. I wish these past three months were easier, but they were truly some of the hardest. Now, I'm on Christmas break relaxing and reflecting on this past semester and what matters most to me. What matters to you?


Monday, December 14, 2015

Iconic Denim Jackets

Recently, I've been extremely in love with denim jackets. As a kid, I never liked the look of them, but I realize now that there are so many possibilities when it comes to this staple. Whether you embellish it with glitter, patches, or pins, a denim jacket can really be whatever you want it to be. Which means it can coincide with pretty much any girl's style. I've picked out my favorite iconic denim jackets from all over the web; which one is your favorite?


Monday, December 7, 2015

DJ Kaely Kellz: Owning Her Sound

Ever since meeting De'Kael on my training day at American Apparel over a year ago, I knew she was something special. She is multi-talented as she dabbles in modeling and deejays frequently. It's been such a pleasure getting to know De'Kael and being friends. I know you will love her too!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

All of The Best Gift Guides

All you've seen is gift guides galore these past few weeks. But what if I told you I collected the best one's from other bloggers just for you? Whether you are shopping for mom and dad, or the guy in your life, or your girl-friends, there is sure to be the perfect gift guide here for you!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Why I Started My Blog

The present has me thinking a lot about why I started this blog in the first place. A lot of people think this is easy and rewarding, but it can be exactly the opposite at times. I have my days where I just want to give up, but I never do. There's something about it that has just kept me going and there are a lot of reasons behind why I started my blog and why I continue to write.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Thankful For You... & Shoes

With Thanksgiving behind us now, we can begin to prepare for the next set of holidays. This means decorating, cooking (and consuming) delicious food, and of course, picking out the best gifts for our friends and families. All these holidays help us reflect on what's really important: love. 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Mostly Micah: Detroit Fashion's It Girl

This girl is on fire! Micah, who runs her blog, Mostly Micah, is incredible. It is clear to see that her style is unique and completely her's. She owns it and is a rockstar at what she does: inspiring girls through fashion. Keep reading to learn more about this girl boss!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Apartment-Wear You've Been Dreaming About

I think one of my biggest dreams is to have an adorable apartment or home one day. So, I've been letting myself dream. I want a coffee table that I can put cute books on. I want a bathtub so I can use bath bombs all the time. And no, I do not have a bathtub right now *cries*. I want the whole place to be funky and minimalistic at the same time. But, for now, I'm living in a dorm, so I decorate the best I can; I make do with my little bamboo plant and framed photos.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Dani from Mermaid Waves: Chicago's Fashionista

I cannot even begin to express how excited I am to have interviewed Dani. You may know her from her personal style blog, Mermaid Waves. This girl has a lot going for her and I was shocked to find out she is younger than me! Dani's outfits have been featured on numerous sites like Nylon, Refinery 29, and Teen Vogue, just to name a few. Serious goals; am I right?


Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Best Friend Gift Guide

Best friends deserve great gifts, don't you think? But, sometimes it's hard to find the perfect gift for the perfect girl. But, worry no more. Your holiday shopping is covered with this extensive gift guide specifically for your best gal pals! They are bound to love one of these +100 products. Click and scroll through the pictures for more information!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Embrace Your Inner Unicorn

I have a new analogy: I want to be a unicorn in a flock of ponies. Quote me on that. There are so many things that have influenced my creativity these past few months. This new environment has been a scary adjustment a lot of the time, but I cannot deny that it has sparked something in me. I like looking at the atypical, unique traits that myself and other's possess. It makes people interesting. 


Monday, November 9, 2015

Maria Poggi: Singer, Songwriter & Best Friend

We don't have to tell people we are best friends, they already know it; she's been my #1 since I was three years old. And today, I get to publish this interview with her! I couldn't be happier to have Maria as my first interviewee.  Trust me, she's not just amazing because she's my best friend. She's more than that. She's been writing songs since she was in elementary school, always singing in the car or shower, and inspiring me and other's with her music constantly.


Friday, November 6, 2015

How I Stay Happy & Motivated

Despite living in a cramped dorm and a cold city, it's very important for me to be positive. Over the past few months here, I have collected things I love to make myself feel more at home. I have pictures in cute frames that remind me of all my great adventures and the people that I love. I have a bamboo plant and a little pumpkin for decoration. But, my favorite things are the quotes that grace my window sill and wall.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Best Basics Under $25

Sometimes, great fashion is hard to come by. But, we don't have to have the most original pieces all the time! In my eyes, there are a lot of times where simple is better. And there is also nothing better than having a closet packed with basic pieces that can work with any outfit. 
How about basics for under $25? Sounds good to me!

Via (Tumblr)


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Go Blog Social Conference

Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Go Blog Social conference here in Chicago! We heard from local, inspirational women about their business, blog, Instagram, podcast, you name it. Essentially, the GBS team put a bunch of girl bosses in one room! More than 50 creatives and bloggers attended, and I was one of them: how exciting is that?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My #GIRLBOSS Journey: "No" Isn't An Answer

Since starting #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso, I've begun to look at my life as a college student & fashion blogger in a different way. If you haven't read her book (which I am only 44 pages into, by the way), there is a lot to take away from it. I'm loving it so far and I would suggest it to any girl who really wants to change her life. While I'm reading, I will reflect on my takeaways along the way. Today's topic: not taking "no" for an answer.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Phone Case Bling

After Drake dropped his music video for Hotline Bling, the internet went crazy. Well, what about going crazy for some super sweet phone case bling? Like most girls, I have collected many iPhone cases over the years. I had one that was a pig, a duck, one that mimicked the signature Burberry pattern, you name it. Recently, Case Taboo reached out to me, and trust me: you have to check this shop out!


Friday, October 23, 2015

#OOTD: City Life

It's very apparent that I have been slacking on personal style posts, but I'm putting an end to that right now! Yesterday, I went out after class to take outfit pictures with my lovely blogger friend, Lindsey (www.blousesandblush.com). Despite the slightly chilly Chicago air, we got some great shots!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Stuff That Every Girl Needs

There's a lot of other things I like besides fashion during the Fall season. I love walking by the lake in the morning, despite the wind and chilly air. I like getting packages in the mail (it makes me feel loved, even though 70% of the time it's just a gift from myself). I like a good coffee shop with nice decor. And I've found that I need a lot of stuff, not even clothes, but just stuff, during the Fall; who's with me?


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day & Night Style

If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I was home for my Fall Break. It's been great to get away from the big city and back to my roots for a few days. While home, I thought I would finally do a personal style post. Thanks to my amazing boyfriend, I have a ton of great pictures to work with!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My New Favorite App: PopMap

This app could not have come into my life at a better time. With my urge to travel on the rise and my ever-present love for shopping nagging me to buy new clothes, I have found an app that combines everything I've ever wanted. Meet PopMap: the latest and greatest shopping app (with a twist).


Friday, September 18, 2015

10 NYFW Street Style Looks I Adored

New York Fashion Week: my favorite time of the year. I cannot even begin to account all the times that I checked my Snapchat in between classes for the latest updates. I went all out this year. Watching the live shows on NYFW.com, constantly retweeting pictures from shows I loved, and reading numerous articles about fashion. Now, I'm excited to share my favorite street style looks with you!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My College Must-Haves

Now that I have been at college for almost a month now, I've started to get the hang of what I need and, well, what I don't really need. If you haven't lived in a dorm yet, then just trust me: it's good to pack as light as possible. I actually feel like I did a pretty good job with it, considering I am feeling like I should have brought more clothes.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

3 Perfect Autumn Outfits

I actually could not be more excited for Fall this year for a few reasons. 1) I brought a ton of clothes that are hardly wearable in this current Chicago heat wave. 2) I just feel like wearing jeans, don't ask me why. 3) I like pumpkin spice lattes. And 4) my boyfriend is coming to see me in October! In short, this Autumn will be full of fun and hopefully full of great fashion!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Gold Hair Challenge

I was recently contacted by the company Pura D'or to participate in their Gold Hair Challenge. Naturally, I accepted because who doesn't love trying out some cool new products that make your hair look flawless as ever? I had a fantastic experience with these products and company... Read on to learn more!


Monday, August 17, 2015

A Week of Summer in Pictures

The past week has been a whirlwind to say the least. I took a trip to Northern Michigan, came home and had some fun too, and now I'm sorta-kinda last minute packing for my move to college tomorrow. Yes, I know, procrastination is bad.


Friday, August 14, 2015

#OOTD: Dreamy Days

These are the kind of days I just want to keep in a bottle and preserve forever. This past week has been a ton of fun; if you've been tuning into my Twitter or Instagram, you might have seen I went on vacation with Brandon. We took a road trip for a few days to Northern Michigan and Mackinac Island. Have you ever been there?


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

5 Ways to Take Control of Your Closet

Hello, all! I am so sorry I haven't posted for over a week now. To say the least: it's been hectic around here. As some of you might know, my family and I moved to a new place, which means we had to wait a while to get some internet connection around here. In the meantime, I was able to film a video for you!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Why Bodysuits Are Better Than Normal Shirts

The bodysuit: if you've never worn one you're either missing out or glad you don't have to feel like you're wearing a one-piece swimsuit. Trust me, before I owned a bodysuit I thought life (and my closet) would just be better off without them. But these seemingly odd swimsuit like tops are amazingly convenient for almost any outfit. This post, inspired by The Blonde Salad, will highlight just why I'm partial to the beloved bodysuit. Don't worry, shopping links will be included!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Give Up Your Day Dream

We all feel a little helpless at times, am I right? I for one have been thinking a lot about just "giving up" in recent months. If you've felt this, (which I'm sure you have) then you know it's an awful feeling. One of the worst, actually. In the midst of a melancholy moment, I compiled this list so you can look at it and remind yourself to not (and never) give up on your dreams or anything for that matter.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

How I Style: Denim Jackets

Although I desperately wanted to post a video, I decided that it would be better to just do a short post this time around. With that little tidbit taken care of: denim jackets are my thing recently! There's hardly any outfit that doesn't work with denim. It's especially great when you can no longer find any inspiration in your wardrobe anymore. Put on an old outfit and add a denim jacket... Ta-da! A fresh new look!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Win an American Apparel Crop Top!

Hey readers! I have an exciting treat for you today. As you guys know, I love American Apparel. So, I figured, why not share something super special with all my lovely followers? And you know what that means: a giveaway!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Skirts For A Versatile Wardrobe

I often find myself digging through my closet looking for a cute, original, and versatile skirt. But, I can never ever find one because basically all I have are black skirts! Thus, this post was inspired by my need to find some fun and funky skirts for my seemingly dreary closet. Today, I have included two styles; let me know which one is your favorite! Personally, I love both!

Via (Pinterest)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Just Some Links I Love

I honestly have no idea why I've never done a post like this because I always enjoy looking at other blogger's posts like this. So, this marks the first Just Gigi "Links I Love" post. Enjoy and let me know which link is your favorite!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

#OOTD: 4th of July (Video)

With June behind us, we step into July, and what does that mean? Fireworks and friends of course! I couldn't help but drag my camera with me to my friend John's house last night for some festive fun. We shot off fireworks, played with sparklers, ate delicious food, and most importantly spent some quality time with a bunch of friends.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Create Something Big

So, here's a bit of a different post today... Well, maybe it's more of a reflection... Nonetheless, I attended a conference today called Create: Detroit in, where-else: my home city of Detroit. Now, this is the first conference I've been to and although it was hours long and a little over my head at some points, I still found it very interesting and it made me ask the question: What can I do here?


Saturday, June 27, 2015

New City, New Shoes

You will never guess where I went the other day... That's right... Chicago once again! And I am definitely not complaining because I am totally in love with my soon-to-be home. The next time I'm there I will be moving into my dorm, which also means that I will not be able to go shopping (so sad... but I have to save my money for more urgent, adult-like things... Am I right?


Friday, June 19, 2015

Some Summer Fashion Inspiration

I've been dying to do this post for so long because I've found a lot of stylish Pinterest posts lately. I'm finally getting around to writing this which is perfect! If you want to see a video about some looks like the following, then please leave a comment below!


What's On My iPhone? (Video)

The fact that I just posted this video and my new iPhone came in the mail today is pretty ironic because now I'll just have to do an updated one with my shiny iPhone 6 eventually! That aside, I had a ton of fun filming (and editing) this video because of how laid back I am in it. In past videos, I've felt a lot less natural, but this one is so raw... One reason being that I was suffering terribly from seasonal allergies. They went on for 7 days... Awful right?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Graduation (Outfits + More!)

First off, I apologize for my absence lately on my blog and YouTube channel but I've been super busy with graduation festivities. So, I'm finally getting around to posting about it all. I had 4 different events to attend so I won't go into the details on all of them since you can find a majority of my outfits for them on Instagram.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

#OOTD: Marina & The Diamonds Concert

I have many different sides to my style because I'm always grabbing inspirations from pictures, memories, music, or street style. When I went to Movement Music Festival last week, I saw a girl in all black, rocking Adidas sweats. So, I kinda sorta stole her style for the Marina & the Diamonds concert earlier this week, but put my own twist on it.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Awesome Dorm Decor to Personalize Your Space (Guest Post)

Recently I received an email from Modernize.com about how they loved my blog and wanted to write a guest post for me. Since their website is full of inspiration for homes, I thought it would be cool if they wrote a Dorm Decor post for my blog since I will be moving into one this Fall! I love all these ideas and I hope you do too!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How I Style: Leather Leggings (Video)

Recently, I got a request on YouTube to do a video on how I style leather leggings. This is my first "How I Style" video, and I am slowly becoming less of an amateur at this, but I am always open to feedback because I would love to improve. Also, if you have any requests, feel free to comment them below. Enjoy the video!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Movement (OOTD & More!)

Yesterday, since it was Memorial day, I had the chance to go to Movement (An Electronic Music Festival) with friends instead of having to go to school. The sunny day, the stages along the water, just hanging out with friends on the lawn, and sipping smoothies was a great end to the long weekend.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#OOTD: Double Denim (Video)

The other day was sunny and beautiful, so I felt beautiful! Therefore I decided to wear a cute floral and double denim ensemble! It's such a trend right now that I've been experimenting with quite frequently. Enjoy this outfit of the day video and let me know what you think! Also, remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

My Graze Box Review

Recently I order my first Graze box. I first found out about this amazing product from Vagabond Youth's YouTube video. Enjoy my review of this unique "subscription" box and learn how to get your own box for free below!

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