all about girl power!

I hope everyone started 2019 off on a good note, I wanted to start off big so as you all know by now I announced my pregnancy on the 1st of January! I want to say THANK YOU because the amount of love I have been receiving is unreal!!! I am so grateful because I have made awesome connections that truly fill my heart with happiness which brings up my next topic…GIRL POWER!

I am all about having girl power and I wanted to take a moment and dive into this topic because now more than ever we spend most of our time on social media. We make friends or we feel like we know someone else because they are so relatable which is one of my favorite things about the social media world. I have met so many awesome and powerful women throughout the years and have had amazing opportunities because Instagram is a huge platform.

To me girl power is showing genuine love to someone else even through something as simple as commenting on their picture. When I use the word “genuine” I am referring to keeping it 100! If I see a picture that caught my eye, I give it a like and comment as well. If someone took the time to write a caption then I read it and comment something based on that. Why? Because it’s about creating a connection! I can spot a fake or half-ass comment from a mile away so showing some girl power comes with being genuine.

On the other hand, a lot of bloggers/influencers I follow keep their captions pretty simple, in those cases I like to hype up my girls. If they look bomb AF I let that be known, or comment something based on their outfit, the point is to show love. You can’t expect to be a influencer and only receive love because it goes both ways! If people take the time to stop by your page to show love and hype you up then make it a point to get back to everyone even if it’s a simple thank you but let them know that you acknowledged their comment.

Before 2018 ended I decided to step out of my comfort zone as I made it one of my goals for 2019 so I said why not start early so I planned a brunch and invited other influencers! I took the time to really notice what girls I was interacting with on Instagram and who was taking the time to show some real girl power and reached out to them via DM. To my surprise, almost all of the girls I reached out to were able to make it except for one or two. I put us all into a group chat, we decided on a place and time to meet and it was AMAZING! All of the girls had a good vibe and I could just feel the good energy all around us as we complimented each other, we were able to relate on so many levels and just have a good time! It’s crazy how all of that is possible with the power of social media. To this day, we all constantly show love to each other on Instagram, I’ve seen some of the girls that continue meeting up and as have I which makes me so happy!!!

I have added their Instagram handles as shown in the picture from left to right, check out their awesome pages and give them a follow!

https://www.instagram.com/mrs_emontano/

https://www.instagram.com/madlystyled/

https://www.instagram.com/mackennarae/

https://www.instagram.com/stylewithrosiee/

https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/

https://www.instagram.com/trynfinddebby/

I’ve been to plenty of blogger events where I start seeing the same group of girls and you would think that being a influencer would make you friendly but instead they are stuck up which is the total opposite of what they portray on social media. There is room for everyone out there and we’re all unique in our own special way so instead of competing let’s show some love and be all about girl power!

I am in the LA area and I definitely want to plan another brunch to get some badass babes together so if you’re in the area don’t be shy and let’s connect! I live for coffee dates, brunch or even getting together to shoot!

Follow me on Instagram if you don’t already! https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/

Special Announcement

Guys!!!! What better way to start off 2019 than with some BIG news right?! I’M PREGNANT!!! 

I can’t believe the time has come to announce the amazing news but I’m more than excited as I am already halfway through my pregnancy. I wanted to spend the first half of my pregnancy a secret with family and friends as I enjoyed all of the new changes that were happening in my life. I have tried to remain as active as possible with the gym and my daily routine, overall I must say it’s been super easy because I experienced zero nausea which helped tremendously! In my first trimester, all I felt was being fatigued and I wanted to take a million naps and of course the hormones that were going up and down. (My poor babe is a real one for dealing with me and my extra af attitude! LOL)

So now that the news is out, I can finally start sharing my experience and bring you all along for the ride! It’s a new year and I’m more than excited for everything that’s coming and I’m learning a ton as well. I’ve made it to the mom club so does that make me a MILF?! haha (duh)

I am so amazed with how much the body changes and in the past when I would hear other moms express themselves that way, I would just think duh of course it does but until you experience it for yourself OMG, it really does blow your mind away! I am most excited to share my experience physically with my fitness journey and for that snapback honey cause you all know I live in the gym but now it feels much more special to be healthy and to be a good example.

There will still be tons of fashion as it has always been a passion of mine to share but now I am excited for all of the new doors that will open. I wanted to keep this post light as I am just announcing it to all of you but I hope you can all follow me on this journey and continue to show your love and support because it means more than you know!

Photography by:

https://www.instagram.com/jasminejeanettephoto/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhKdCo7T72A9seIT_PsewA/featured

Happy New Year everyone, let’s kick some ass!

goals for 2019

Hi babes, are you ready for the new year? What are your new goals? I definitely believe it’s important to reflect on the past year to see how far you’ve come and set new goals and continue to grow. A lot can change in a year even when it seems like you have the same routine everyday. 

Continue reading below as I share my new goals for 2019.

So excited to share my goals for the new year because I finally finished my vision board last night with my best friend which feels amazing to recharge and look ahead at everything I’m going to get done! (Manifest and it will happen because no one has time for doubts!)

GOALS

  1. Healthier food choices 

I’m not talking about going on a strict diet so let’s get that straight!! LOL… I loveeee food you guys so this goal means I will still indulge every now and then with my favorite foods BUT instead of saying yes to everything (sweets, carbs, junk food) or buying out because I’m lazy to cook is definitely going to change by meal prepping and staying consistent.

2. Gym 5-6 times a week

I know this sounds insane but trust me when I tell you it’s definitely possible and I know that because I’ve done it before. I’ve always had an active lifestyle and I have a deep love for sports and being competitive because I love challenging myself. I slowly went from going to the gym 5-6 times a week to 3-4 which is still good but it’s not my full potential. I’m going to get back on top of things and I bought a calendar specifically to write down my workouts for each day and to help keep me on check. I enjoy lifting and seeing results, feeling strong makes me feel like a total badass so I’m excited to start over.

3. Travel more (here in the U.S)

My first trip of 2019 will be San Fransisco which I’m excited because I’ve never been (I can’t believe it either) I can’t wait to explore and get some fun and creative shots to look back on AND for the gram! Haha… The reason why I want to start off exploring the United States first is because there are so many states I want to visit and dream about, of course I wouldn’t be opposed to a trip outside of the U.S if the opportunity arises but some places I have in mind are New York, Chicago, New Orleans, South Carolina among other states but just so you get an idea!

4. Create meaningful content

This is extremely important to me because I want to connect with you guys on a different level. I might be a “blogger/influencer” but I’m totally relatable and I want you all to feel that way. This goal means putting out genuine and REAL content, good quality and being the best version of myself. This goes for all of my platforms like Instagram, YouTube and my blog. I want it to be more than just fashion, I want to share my tips and trips to EVERYTHING so I always encourage you to send me a DM on instagram https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/  I love chatting with you babes and answering your comments as well!

5. Explore new spots to eat

I have actually already started exploring recently and I kind of always have but for the new year I want to explore even more. I love saving locations on Instagram like coffee shops, resta even cute places to go for dessert. I usually stay in my comfort zone when it comes to food because I always end up picking the SAME spots to go eat but enough of that because it’s staying behind with 2018. I love locations that have a good aesthetic/decor because it makes me feel inspired to shoot creative and fresh content while eating which is a win/win situation. LOL

6. Spend less time on phone

This is a huge goal for me because I ALWAYS catch myself checking/responding to emails throughout the day or scrolling through instagram for no reason which isn’t productive at all. I am going to set a time each day for emails to get them out of the way and I’m going to cut my time in half on social media. I love engaging with others which is obviously not going to change but instead put my time to better use to get shit done instead of sitting back and scrolling through pictures.

7. Spend quality time with family

This coincides with spending less time on my phone, I want to be present in the moment and spend quality time with my family. It’s so easy to get caught up in a daily routine or make time for friends and be selfish with your time but I am making a conscious effort to turn that around. I have spent less time being out with others and more time making plans with family and it’s heartwarming. For the new year I plan on doing more of that and include my family with anything I have going on or simply just stay in to spend time with them.

8. A positive mindset

This is definitely a challenge at times because it’s so easy to create doubt and worry about a million little things that really have no importance at all. I am slowly learning to be more positive and I’ve learned that worrying isn’t going to change the future so being positive and hopeful is the only way to go. I’m always one to keep it real with anyone and especially with myself which I plan on doing not only for 2019 but forever. I have learned that good vibes are the most important to surround yourself with to have a positive mindset and that’s why I preach about cutting anything negative out of your life whether it’s people, habits or your lifestyle in order to turn things around for the better.

9. Stop procrastinating

OMG!!!! I’m one of the biggest procrastinators everrrrr and although I do work well under pressure, I hate putting things off especially when it comes to errands. For the new year I plan on creating to do lists for the week to make myself accountable to get things done and to STOP being lazy!

10. New job

This is one of the biggest goals and challenges I will have in 2019 and I am more than ready for it. I plan on getting a new job for the new year because I believe one should be happy when they go to work and if you don’t feel that way then you need to get yourself out!!! I finished school in May 2017 and I was lucky to have found a job soon after that had certain characteristics I was looking for like a flexible schedule and being close to home but I also found myself becoming lazy and not challenging myself and as many would stay because it’s “easy” that isn’t enough for me. I’m going to do my research and push myself to get out there and keep moving on up!

Ahhhhh so here are my top 10 goals for 2019 and I will definitely be sharing my progress with you all because I already have a lot of changes happening so watch out because your girl is here to kill it!!! I would love to hear your goals for the new year so comment below or let me know on Instagram! You can also subscribe to my blog by entering your email on my home page and be the first to know when a new post goes live!


5 tips to live a better life

Happy Wednesday babes!

Hope everyone is having an awesome week so far and getting closer to reaching their goals! It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and our daily routine BUT we have to remember to LIVE so I am going to share 5 tips on how to live a better life.

Keep reading below for more…


A lot of people ask how I’m always smiling or look so happy and my answer to that is, “I don’t have time for BS!”

5 tips to live a better life:

  1. No time for BS: This is huge when living a better life because it truly helps to take away the stress and anxiety you don’t need in your life! Everyone has a lot going on in their own life which is totally understandable BUT as soon as I feel bad vibes coming my way I just don’t have the time for it. Believe me when I say, as soon as you stop putting up with “BS” a weight is just lifted off your shoulders.
  2. Be okay with letting go: This goes for friendships, relationships or even if you have family members that are bringing negative vibes into your life, it’s time to let go. Letting go means you’re putting yourself first and most of all you’re growing. You want to surround yourself with people who inspire you, challenge you and let you be the best version of yourself.
  3. Make time for yourself: This is very important because everyone needs a moment of peace so make the time to do the things you love. Ex: Hiking, working out, reading, watching a movie, etc. Allow yourself to be in your thoughts, reflect on your goals and what you want to do next.
  4. It’s okay to say no: I live by this and have no shame in saying no to someone. I have never been one to fall under pressure so if something isn’t for me I just say no. This can help with different aspects in your life for example saying no to going out with friends because you want to save money or you simply don’t feel like going out, don’t feel obligated to say yes just to please others. Saying no will help you out in the long run!
  5. What others think of you isn’t your business: I love this because as I’ve gotten older I have learned not to let other peoples opinion get to me. I literally shrug it off and trust me I know it’s very difficult to do because as humans we are naturally curious, we want to know what someone else has to say when in reality it’s not a reflection of us but of themselves so at the end of the day it doesn’t even matter. When I was younger, I wanted to be liked by others and I wanted to fit in and looking back now I see how ridiculous that is because now I’ve learned to be true to myself and if someone isn’t my friend or simply doesn’t like me it’s OK!

I hope this can help some of you who are struggling to move forward, I promise that these 5 tips definitely make a difference, it takes practice and then it will come naturally. If you have any questions or anything you would like me to speak on I am more than happy to do so. My email is on my home page or you can DM me on Instagram as well. @segagenesis_

Sweater Dress via: @femmeluxeusa

transition to fall+ SheIn

Who’s a food lover?!

I definitely am and this past weekend I went to @smorgasburgla for those who don’t know, it’s in downtown LA and filled with tons of food trucks and vendors to shop from every Sunday! It has free entrance and so many things to choose from and for those who are 21+ they also have a beer garden so it’s the perfect Sunday fun-day!

I decided to go with Peruvian tacos which were beyond AMAZING along with horchata which was super yummy as well and I’m glad I got to check it out before summer comes to an end.

I am starting to transition into my fall wardrobe so the perfect way to begin is with your color palette which I will be talking more of in a new video I will be uploading to my YouTube channel. So I started off with my new top via SheIn the color is perfect for that transition from summer to fall. Of course, it’s still hot in LA so it’s all about keeping your layers light. I love this top because it’s versatile so it can be dressed up or down, I have been loving casual looks lately but still adding my twist with accessories and I’m ready to go!

I wore this top off the shoulder with a bralette underneath because the heat was real on Sunday! I wore my all time favorite hat to make my outfit look more “fall” with a denim skirt and favorite studded sandals to bring the look together.

Remember the key to transition is your color palette, start layering and pack on the accessories. As it begins to feel more like fall, you will be ready to go! The perfect secret to shop smart is buying items a season ahead because they are crazy cheap and you can really find hidden gems. My fall wardrobe is ready to go so stay tuned for more.

link to shop item: http://bit.ly/2ol8UuI

 

 

You+Pio Clothing

Happy Friday! Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to! I’m taking full advantage of wearing crop tops because they are my absolute favorite so I will be sharing a new outfit I got in collaboration with @youandpioclothing

and how cute are these white trousers?! I love that they come with built in shorts and you can also transition them into the fall and winter season paired along with a cute turtle neck or bodysuit. You will definitely be seeing these pants around more often!

Read down below for a special cause I am talking about…


Who loves dogs?! I’ve always been a dog lover and Ida’s Walkers provides help for senior citizens, in the Long Beach area, who are no longer able to provide physical activity or care that a pet needs. Research proves that owning a pet provides crucial companionship, increased mental health and physical activity.

Dogs bring so much love and definitely change your life for the better!

You+Pio will be donating 5% of purchases throughout the rest of September and direct donations can be made through youandpioclothing.com to Ida’s Walkers and you will receive a 30% off code when making a direct donation to Ida’s Wakers.

Follow them on Instagram: @heartofida

I’ve had dogs my whole life and it makes me so happy to collaborate with You+ Pio Clothing for such a great cause.

 

being comfortable in your own skin+ what you wear

Now more than ever we are surrounded by social media, an image that everyone portrays of what we should look like or the way we should be living but at the end of the day it’s all about being comfortable in your own skin!

Continue reading below for more…


Being comfortable in your own skin means embracing your flaws and knowing that no one is you and that’s your power! Instead of comparing yourself to others, appreciate the things you have in life because you are unique and have something different to offer this world!

The same goes with anything you wear, always be true to yourself and comfortable in your skin. Don’t fall into the hype of trends and name brand items  especially when you don’t have the money to spend like that. If you feel comfortable wearing a white t-shirt and denim jeans then rock that outfit girl! I am a firm believer and huge advocate when it comes to spending smart and I’m definitely not afraid to speak on it because I’d rather spend money on food than ONE expensive item! LOL

I’m going to keep it 100% real right now…it has been a process to come into my own body and embrace every little detail about it. I must say, being 28 has allowed me more than ever to be confident and rock my own style, I like to have fun, be creative and carefree because #yolo LOL

Remember that things aren’t all that serious so just live life and most of all, enjoy it!

P.s. How cute is this top?! I LOVE the polka dots AND it’s also a crop top which is a huge obsession of mine so shop below for $15!!!

link to shop item:

http://bit.ly/2MEZY1R

 

 

Stop Complaining, Start Doing

Top via @rainbowshops

use code “segagenesis_” for 20% off when you checkout. Apply where it says “referred by a friend” 

Now let’s keep it alllll the way real right now, when people say stop complaining and start doing it’s easier said than done!

Am I right?! I struggle with this as well, some days I’m on top of everything aka getting shit done and other days I feel lazy and put things off for later or even the next day. It takes a lot of practice and it is definitely possible, it’s all about baby steps and not letting excuses take control of your daily activities.

Keep reading for more…

Top & Shoes via @gojane

Denim via @whowhatwearcollection

A good way for me to “stop complaining, start doing” is by writing down a list of things to do for the week. I do this every Monday morning and check things off as I do them, I make sure to accomplish a little everyday.

For example, yesterday was one of those days where I just didn’t want to do anything and I won’t lie I put off the gym in the morning but I still went at night and instead got other things done around the house during the day. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand that our body needs to rest and although that is very difficult for me to do because I’m always on the go, I do sit back and relax a little even if it’s an hour out of the day.

Top & shorts via @lovefitnessapparel

juice via @lovesuja

Do what you love, what gives you passion and gets you going!!! If you want to start that blog, DO IT! If you want to start that YouTube channel, DO IT! When I started blogging and filming videos for YouTube a couple of years ago I just threw myself into it and everything else started coming along. I’m still learning and evolving which is a part of life but being stuck and scared is not an option for me and t shouldn’t be for anyone else.

So anything you want to do in life, JUST DO IT! Your happiness comes first so take care of yourself, your thoughts and the energy that surrounds you!

Embrace Change

Who likes change?

I can personally say that it freaks me out but I’ve learned to embrace change because along with change comes blessings and that’s what life is all about.

Continue reading down below for more…

Anything in life that requires change can be scary but instead of letting it take over your life, why not take control of the situation and turn that around? I will list some key points on how to embrace change in your life.

  • be positive (train your thoughts to see the best in every situation)
  • everything happens for a reason (accept change and move forward)
  • acknowledge your past (look back only to see how far you’ve come)
  • confidence (remind yourself daily how awesome you are)
  • let go (let go of anything that no longer serves you in a positive way)

2018 is flying by but you don’t need the “new year, new me” mentality because things change everyday. I started off my summer with a new hair color, I decided to go lighter because I wanted change myself and I love it! That’s the beauty of life, once something changes you appreciate things so much more and somehow everything falls into place and makes perfect sense. Never allow anyone or anything to hold you back, be selfish with the things you want in life because your dreams won’t come true unless you make them happen.

link to shop item:

http://bit.ly/2M25mMd

Mix and Match+ Repeating Outfits

Hi babes, now more than ever I have become the queen of outfit repeating and I love to mix and match as well. Continue reading down below on how to get started…

I definitely like to ball on a budget and be smart with things I purchase. Versatile pieces are a must because they can transform any look which is exactly what you need to mix and match. As much as I love fun prints, I try to stay away from them because it limits how many times I can actually change up the look so basic pieces are your best friend. Being that it’s summer time, I LOVE buying basic crop tops, cami’s along with basic t-shirts because they go with denim shorts, skirts, EVERYTHING!

In today’s #ootd I am wearing this casual monochromatic look, I bought these denim shorts that I’ve worn sooooo many times whether it’s with sneakers, sandals and here I decided to pair it with my new pearl crop top and small heeled block sandals to make it chic and casual. I love this top from SHEIN because the color stands out, it comes with a cute tie in the back detail and how cute are the pearls?! This is the perfect example of a versatile piece because you can dress it up or down. Envision the endless possibilities when you are able to mix and match an item. I can wear this top with denim jeans the next time around, with trousers for a dressy look or even a skirt and I can also transition this top into the fall season. Be smart with the way you spend your money, I am linking this top down below because it’s on sale for only $7!!!!

Link to shop this top: 

http://bit.ly/2mio82t

xoxo,

Genesis