Hi guys! Today I am partnering with Urban Outfitters to show you all some new room decor ideas! As you all know, I loooooove changing up the look of my room! I feel like I get so stressed about about life and things in general so changing up my decor is an easy to way to make a change and feel like I have a “fresh start”. We are moving in November so I have been thinking about how I want to decorate the new house and I definitely am going to be taking all these cutie pieces with me! I want the new house to have a minimal boho feel with a lot of neutrals and some pops of pink so these new items are perfect! I will have each one linked so you guys can easily shop everything!
I love the texture and color of this duvet cover! I actually got a cream version of this too so I think both are perfect for a boho themed room!
I LOVE this basket and this rug! The rug is the perfect neutral yellow color and the basket has all the boho vibes! The blanket inside is also from Urban but I have had it forever! I think I have like 3 “blanket in a basket decorations” in my house haha! It’s an easy way to add something cute to a corner.
I also love Urban’s bath rugs! I have one in both of my bathrooms! They are so soft!
Hi guys! I wanted to share some of my fav picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I have shared my #Nsale picks for the past couple years and you guys always seem to love it! I was out of town when the sale started so I didn’t place my order until a few days ago and I am patiently awaiting my package!! The sale ends August 5th so shop now!! My favs are below, happy shopping!
I wanted to share some of my pics from Tokyo! I brought my best friend Lauren here for her graduation trip and we had so much fun! I didn’t take a ton of pictures because I wanted to be in the moment and try not to have as much work to do but I did vlog the trip! I will share the video below. My main concern with going to Japan was the food and the language barrier and unfortunately I would say I was right to worry about both of those things haha! I prefer to eat a vegan diet as often as possible and in Japan they cook almost everything with meat or fish so it was really hard to find things to eat, and also almost no one spoke English! Which is obviously expected but normally if I am in Spain or something I can plug a phrase into Google Translate but you can’t really do that with Japanese! One thing we did love though was the subway system!! It was soooo easy to use and SO cheap. Lauren has family in Singapore and they recommended we take the subway and I really was against it at first because I thought it would be stressful but it was really so easy! I downloaded the app and just put in the station we wanted to go to and it gave exact directions! We only messed up once or twice. 😉We also stayed at the Ritz Carlton which was so amazing and beautiful! It was in a great location and there was a subway station right next to the hotel, and tons of ramen close by! I think we ate ramen literally every single day… sometimes twice a day!! My fav place in Tokyo was Harajuku street! They have the most fun shops and lots of cool food! We also took a train to Kyoto and stayed there for a few days! I think I liked Tokyo more because I love being in a city but Lauren liked Kyoto more! They are completely different experiences and I recommend doing both if you can!
Hi guys! I wanted to share some of my favorite pics from the Hollister Swim Squad shoots that I was a part of this year! We shot in Hawaii and Tulum and both locations were amazing! It was so fun to get to know everyone in the squad. I have mentioned this before but I am really shy and don’t always get a lot of opportunities to make new friends, so I always love situations like these where I am kind of forced (in a good way 😉) to meet new people and get to know them! One of my favs memories with everyone was jumping in a freezing pool after shooting ALL day, wearing full on clothes over our swimsuits, and having to smile and be crazy for the cameras!! We also had to jump on a trampoline in the ocean and that was insane!! The craziest part though was that the camera guys and producers were treading water for OVER AN HOUR while they were shooting!! I am not a really good swimmer so barely even go in the ocean but that is crazy right?!
Hollister has a ton of new suits in their swim line this year, you can check them out here! Love you guys!
Hi guys! I wanted to share one of my current fav skin products today! I have been using the EOS Sensitive Shave Cream and I love it! I honestly usually hate shaving my legs because they get so irritated so I am always looking for a nice soothing product to help. This formula has aloe, wild oat, lavender butter, cucumber oil and no added fragrance! It soothes and calms your skin while moisturizing too! My overall shaving routine is pretty simple. I like to exfoliate before, shave with shaving cream, and then put on lotion right when I get out of the shower! I don’t think there is anything better than shaving your legs, throwing on a cute summer dress and spending some time in the sunshine!
That’s all for today’s post, thanks to EOS for sponsoring!
We spent 10 days in Italy with our friends for spring break this year and it was so fun! We went to Rome and Positano! I just wanted to share all these photos and my vlog today so you guys can watch if you haven’t seen!
Hi guys! I turned 22 this week (on the 15th) and I decided I wanted to do a post about things and life lessons I have learned at 22 years old. I finally feel kind of “old” now that I am 22! Old meaning I am turning into a real adult… I wish I could just be 19 forever but there is no going back haha! I am going to be 23 next year?! THAT IS OLD!!! And then 24?! That is a real grown up age!! I think I will experience a lot of changes in my 22nd year of life so I want to document some of the things I feel like I have learned at this age and compare them to next year!
I don’t think I have learned this honestly I think it’s just something I have always known/always been… but I am NOT a people pleaser and I love it!! I think it’s important to be selfish sometimes. You can only help others if you are helping yourself first and I think I do a pretty good job of that. I constantly have people trying to take advantage of me or pressure me into things I don’t want to be doing and I just really don’t ever give those people the time of day. My cousin texted me the other day asking for advice because she felt like so many people were pulling her in a million directions and I literally didn’t even know what to tell her because I just never worry about things like that! I take care of myself, my family, and my closest friends and that is all I need!
I also have very thick skin! I think this is definitely something I have learned over the seven years I have been on YouTube. I have always done my own thing and not really cared what anyone thinks but this is soooo important when you have followers online. One of my favorite quotes is from the song “7 Years”, it says “Only those I really love will ever really know me” and that is SO TRUE. No one knows you or the intentions of your heart besides yourself and people closest to you!
Quality over quantity when it comes to friends. You guys I have ONE friend!! Literally one friend who is my best friend! She is moving away next month and I want to cry for 89 years because she is amazing! I can always depend on her and I know she would do anything for me! I do not need or want a million crappy friends around me!
Ramen is life. I just had to say it.
I also can not cook. Just another thing I had to say.
You’ll never regret things you did (well some things maybe), but you will regret the things you didn’t do! There have been so many times when I was traveling or on some adventure and I was scared but didn’t want to regret not taking advantage of the opportunity that was right in front of me! I have swam with sharks, hiked Machu Picchu, and done so many other fun things because I pushed myself and knew I didn’t want to miss out. When we went to Peru, there was a bungee jump free falling thing that our group went to and I chickened out on doing it and I regret it so much!!!
I think I am always right, and I usually am. 😉Just ask my husband.
It’s okay to say no to things!
How I Met Your Mother is the best show in the world. Not very important but just another one of those things I needed to say.
It’s also okay to not text people back. This is a dumb one and something I used to think was so rude but with so many random people always asking me for things, I have made my peace with not replying! I don’t owe anyone anything.
Traveling is SO IMPORTANT. Save your money and make it a goal to visit another country!
I can never pick the right throw pillow. I asked my husband for a life lesson and this is what he said I needed to write haha! It’s true… I was on Anthropologie an hour ago… looking at throw pillows…
Nice cars are not important! I have always known in this and I take pride in driving my Jetta that I have had since I was 16.
Swearing is not cool. I rarely ever ever ever swear and but when I do I am embarrassed 3 seconds later.
I will always probably want to redecorate my house every 6 months. I can’t help it.
I try to always remember the quote “I remember the days when I prayed for the things I have now”. I am always trying to move ahead to the next step and plan for the future and that’s great sometimes but I have been trying to focus on enjoying where I am at in life and living in the moment!
I have also learned that I will probably always be 3 minutes late to everything. Not that late, only usually about 3 minutes, but I just can not get anywhere 3 minutes earlier that I always do.
I love to meet new people from around the world and hear their stories! I am normally not a people person but this is something that makes me so happy!! People are awesome guys!! So many people from around the world have the most amazing stories.
Dairy Queen is always a good idea. A new one opened up close to where I live and we go at least once a week when we aren’t traveling. I need my weekly mini Reeses blizzard!!
I love my mom more than anything in this whole world!! The older I get, the more I appreciate her!
I also love my sister so much. I make fun of her all the time and tease her but I really could not live without her! I am excited for when we are both older and have more things in common.
Being yourself is hard. Does anyone else feel like they just don’t know who they are sometimes?! My natural personality is very impatient, uptight, and pushy!! I want to be patient and kind and I have to work at those things! It’s not always easy (actually very hard most days) but I am really proud of the person I have become over the last few years.
That’s all for now! I know some of these things are not life lessons, just random facts but coming up with 22 things is hard haha! You can also watch the vlog below to see what I did on my birthday!
Hey guys! Today I wanted to share some of my spring break travel essentials with you all! These essentials are also perfect for summer vacations! I broke them up into categories to make it easy to shop each section. One of my new favorite essentials is Secret Freshies! It’s a mini travel size deodorant that you can easily throw into your purse or carry-on! The design is super discreet and has a click lock system so it won’t come undone in your bag! There have been soooo many times on an airplane where I have wished that I had deodorant with me… haha! Now I can just throw a Secret Freshies in my bag and I will be good to go! You can click here to purchase your own from Target!
I like to keep my beauty routine super simple when I am on a relaxing trip. I love to just add some concealer, mascara, highlight and chapstick! The chapstick I am linking above is my all time favorite. I also linked two highlighter shades so you can pick which one you like best! I’ve also been obsessed with head wraps lately so I linked two that I love. I have the colorful one and am planning to wear it on my upcoming trip to Mexico! As for hair product, I linked a sea salt spray! It’s all you need for your hair on a tropical trip.
Next up: fashion favs! I have been trying to find some more inexpensive pieces to share with you guys because I know a lot of you are on a budget. I am obsessed with all these pieces! I love when the weather gets warm enough to just throw on a dress and some sunnies!
I think I might buy everything in this section haha! These are just some extra goodies you might want take on your trip! You will definitely need headphones on the plane, and a speaker if you are heading to the beach!
*Thanks to Secret for sponsoring this post! Watch the video below to see Parker buy my spring break outfits, and see me talk more about Secret Freshies!*