In hunting for the perfect decorations for this weekends Galentine's Bash I realized something. Valentines decorations are kinda lame . 😤 So I am taking some inspiration from @100_layercake and bringing a little sunshine to this January event. 🌞 Grab a lady friend and come hang out at the studio with me . Get pampered and refreshed. So you can feel ready to take on this new year. 💪 #valentinesready #galentines #excuseforpinkeverything #excusetodecorate #tropicaldecorations #portjeffny #portjeffli #gather #community #portjeffcommunity #longisland #northshoreNY @jpolzellamakeup @late_bloomer @healthyinside_happyoutside @samantha_b_studio
This time of year I spend lots of time reflecting. I love taking this time to think about the things that went awesome last year and also learn from the things that didn't quite go so well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This has helped me put together a list of essential items for a boudoir photoshoot .( Maybe I should've called it a list of essential items for every woman, amiright? ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You might be surprised by how many of these items you already own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which is AWESOME , because you can save the shopping for the good stuff ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #boudoirprepguide #essentialitems #sessionplanning #glamgirl #shoppinglover #instagood #shoplocal #newyorkshopping #boudoirlife
The hardest part of the winter for me ? Well lets just say the motivational juices are much more prominent in the warmer months . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You know what helps we get out of the winter slumps ? Hangin with the girl gang ! While getting the gumption to go is the hardest part I always feel recharged after some good TLC with the girls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That why I LOVE hosting events like this. So save the date dust off the cobwebs and come treat yo self girlfriend 💅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year we are doing things a little differently . Stay tuned to find out how 😏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope to see you there!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #portjeff #portjeffstation #portjeffcommunity #community #galentinesday2019 #girlfriends @healthyinside_happyoutside @collettenoelstudio @late_bloomer @samantha_b_studio
Happy National Clean Off Your Desk Day ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being a visual I have a hard time tucking items away ... I need everything out where I can see it. And at the same time I want my house to look staged like no one even lives there ...everything perfectly in its place. You can imagine the internal struggle that is a result to that .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So this is as close as I usually get , which I am sure to some might look like a cluttered nightmare. But please tell me how I can put EVERYTHING away when I am always working on something new ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩🏫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love stretching myself creatively , especially this time of year when I seem to have a pinch more me time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩🎨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two winters ago I learned how to abstract paint using the pour or flow method. Last winter I taught others that method and started learning how to paint seascapes with acrylics . This year I am learning how to watercolor and honestly so far its my very favorite ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is something new that you would like to learn ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #watercolor2019 #cleanoffyourdeskday #organizeddesk #artistdesk #cleanyourdesk #instawatercolor #longislandliving #southshore
This is how excited I am to share with you the new items rolling out over the next few months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first one is based strongly on my own experiences and something that I felt that I needed in my life. Its a new service and I have partnered with some really awesome women to help bring it to you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope that it finds its way to women who need it just as much as I did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @a.joyphoto⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #newyearnewthings #hamptonsliving #easthamptongirl #bigcity #newadvenutres #changeyourlife
January is all about new beginnings. Letting go. And starting fresh. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shake it off girl , you have adventures ahead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🗻
I'm ready to have this summer sun back again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am so happy to be already planning beach sessions , it helps me get through these seriously freezing temps. ❄️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is meeting me on the beach this year ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙋
My favorite parts about Valentines Day ? 💕 My excuse for PINK EVERYTHING . I LOVE the delicate details of these flowers from @anthropologie. 🌸 They would go PERFECTLY with the boho setup in the studio . Maybe a nice faux fur rug . 💅 Omg I can't handle how pretty all the textures would be together !
Today on the blog I spoke about self love and my personal journey towards accepting and loving my own body. . . . . It was a spontaneous trip with my bestie to the beach . We had both been battling some stress lately and just needed to find that inner peace again . I always find that in three places . My husband , my best friend, and the ocean. We let ourselves feel free and just soaked in the summer sun , the sound of the waves and the happiness of summer . But in the back of my mind there were these thoughts tickling my consciousness... . . . Check out the blog today to read more. @a.joyphoto my bestie and personal photog #blondeshavemorefun #curvyblondes #beachlife #selflove #selflovestory #womensupportingwomen #seayourselffree
Love this post from @lisaskyehain⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We shine brighter when we lift each other up. 💡 Use your light wisely. 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #communityovercompetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @jennakutcher⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember to do your best to lift one another up. We all have quite enough bringing us down . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #risingtide #womenhelpingwomen #bossbabe #instalove #livecreatively #calledtobecreative
I just want all these beach vibes and no more winter . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am at least very thankful the days are now getting longer again ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your plans for New Years Eve?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #borntobedifferent @sheingals #summerwear #livecreatively #thatsdarling #redheadshavemorefun @howtobearedhead #beachlife #coastallife #oceanwaves #creativityfound #glamshot @emsiegxx
Happy New Year Babes !!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don't know about you but I feel ready to take on 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of the things you want to tackle in the New Year ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #newyearnewme #bringon2019 #newyearsresolutions #bringit #newyearsparty #dreambuilding
Peeking into the New Year like HEYYYYYYY 🍸💦 Have a happy, healthy, and AMAZING New Year! Thank you to all of my wonderful clients. You forever hold a special place in my heart for allowing me to capture your beauty ♥️✨
On the blog this Saturday I am opening up about how this image changed my perception of myself . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can we also please talk about how ready for summer I am ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So thankful the hubby and I will be taking a little tropical vacation in February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bodypositive #girlboss #Longisland #summertimevibes #needsomesummer #overwinter
Mmmmhmmm I love what I do. Can you agree? 😍 For me, it's like Christmas everyday. I can't wait to book everyone in 2019 that got a BOGO!
I hope you had a PURRFECT day with family and friends xo
Merry Christmas to all!