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

 

How to Start Blogging

Hi babes! I hope everyone is out and enjoying their summer ’18!!

I get so many questions from friends or people I meet along the way of how I started blogging or what made me want to start…

Continue reading down below.

 

My biggest advice for anyone who wants to do the same thing is to just do it!!! Let’s start off with what made me want to start 4+ years ago and the answer to that is that I’ve always loved fashion ever since I could remember at the age of 4 and being in pre-school! LOL

I would always take tons of clothes out and put outfits together of what I wanted to wear to school the next day and model it for my mom. (I still do that to this day, lol) But I’ve always had an eye for styling looks and loving everything I wear.    So one day as I was scrolling through Instagram (way back in the day lol) I saw other bloggers sharing their outfits and I told myself I can see myself doing that too! I began taking photos of my outfits and posting them on Instagram, don’t get me wrong I was nervous about what others would think or say because I had never done anything like that on social media. I told myself to stay consistent with sharing my looks, I began tagging the brands I was wearing and using hashtags like crazy but it worked for me. I was engaging with others who shared similar posts and I noticed my followers were growing slowly but surely. The algorithm changes ALL the time but back then I felt like it was easier to gain followers based on engagement and reposts from brands.

Consistency truly is key if you want blogging to become something. So back to blogging and what it takes to get started and working your way up. I am no where near where I want to be but I definitely see myself evolving and taking those baby steps of where I’m meant to be and it’s such a good feeling. I blog because I love it, I enjoy it and because it makes me happy.

I believe it’s so important to be yourself and authentic to what your style is when you are a blogger/ influencer or even in general as a person. Instagram has become full of aesthetics that are all starting to look very similar and as for myself I know that I want to stand apart from that because I am here to share my  OWN style, to connect with people and most of all I am here to be relatable.

If you have thought about blogging/ being a influencer just go for it because as soon as you start, you begin to know yourself! Brands definitely notice your style, so don’t focus on the numbers because that’s something that will eventually grow especially when you’re authentic and relatable. As you start building your brand and style that represents you, definitely reach out to brands because it never hurts to try!

Shop this romper from SHEIN:

http://bit.ly/2uALaoV

Follow me on Instagram and my journey with daily posts!

@segagenesis_

xoxo,

Genesis

Look Good On A Budget

Happy Wednesday babes, who loves a bright color that makes a statement?! This girl right here!! I have been obsessed with bold and bright colors for summer to go along with my tan, it’s the perfect combo.

SHEIN has the perfect items to upgrade your wardrobe for summer and I want to the share this super cute top I recently got, crop tops are my favorite all year long but for summer they are a must.

Link top shop item for $5 :

http://bit.ly/2Jq7maT

I am the queen of the sales and have no shame in my game babes and you shouldn’t either. For example the top I’m sharing is only $5!!!! Not only is it cheap in price but I love that it looks very chic and something you can dress up or down. Over the years I have learned to shop smart and get items that always stand out but most of all a steal for my pocket if you know what I mean.

For those who know me, whenever I get compliments about my clothes or shoes you will always hear me say, “OMG, it was so cheap I got it on sale!” I stay true to that when buying items that are normally under $25 and anything I have purchased that goes over $25 I can count on one hand.

You can look cute on a budget while making sure you choose versatile pieces to recreate outfits which has been my favorite thing to do lately! Crop tops are my favorite because they accentuate the waist and this one definitely stands out because it’s a one shoulder top with scallop details that make it unique.  The material is thin and stretchy so it’s perfect for summer. I am a firm believer in wearing whatever you want and it’s all about being confident to make anything work!

Enjoy the look and shop this top 🙂

Skirt: Go Jane // Sandals: A’gaci // Sunnies: @vye.eyewear

xoxo, 

Genesis 

 

Fitness Q&A+ Favorites

Happy Monday babes, OMG the heat was real this past weekend!

I want to answer a couple questions based on my fitness routine because I have gotten a couple of DM’s through Instagram so I will share as much as I can plus share some of my current favorite athletic wear. Continue reading down below for more.

Top via @runitwear

So let’s start off with my fitness routine, I like to workout 4-5 times a week. I do cardio 20-30 mins before I start lifting and usually consists of the stair master, elliptical and bike whenever I like to change it up.

As for lifting, I like to spread out my workouts. I do lower body twice a week so it’s extremely important to switch it up if you want gain muscle you MUST lift heavy. It’s all a process so keep in mind that everyone starts off somewhere but being consistent will really pay off and show you the results you want as long as you put in the effort all around.

I workout biceps and triceps one day, shoulders another day and back and chest together. YouTube is a great way to learn and follow exercises if you are beginning your fitness journey. I still follow videos when I want to learn new techniques and there’s so many ideas to follow that are super easy as well.

Top via @runitwear

I like to incorporate abs at least 3 times a week which usually fall on the days I workout upper body so I spend about an hour and a half at the gym. Stretching is also a MUST to get your body ready before you workout. I like to use the foam roller for my leg days before and after my workout.

Food:

I LOVE FOOD!!! So I am constantly eating and snacking every 2-3 hours. I usually start my morning with coffee, spinach omelette, bacon and a hash brown with a side of avocado toast. I have chicken/meat with rice for lunch around 11-12 and have another meal around 2-3 but try to substitute the rice for veggies and then have dinner around 7-8. As for my snacks in between, I like to eat fruit or do a protein shake. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely eat what I want but all in moderation. I have my moments of weakness which are pizza and donuts because carbs are life lol BUT I can definitely say I cut out fast food such as Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box, etc. My top 3 places to eat out for my cheat meals are in n out, panda express and chipotle. LOL

I would say for the most part I do a good job, I don’t count calories, I’ve just learned what I have to cut back on and of course to drink plenty of water. I drink water with all of my meals.

As for the protein I take, I normally take whey protein but don’t have a specific brand. I am currently experimenting to see what goes well with my body. I love mixing my protein powder with banana, peanut butter and almond milk. I take c4 for my pre workout which I buy at Target for $20 but I only take it twice a week when I workout lower body.

I want to keep this information simple and straight to the point for what I do but if you have any questions or other tips you are looking for I am more than happy to answer. You can email me or send me a DM on Instagram.

Instagram: @segagenesis_

Email: segagenesis06@gmail.com

Remember that everyone’s body is different, what works for me might not work for someone else but all I can say is to be consistent and positive in the changes you want to achieve.

Favorite places to shop for athletic wear: 

  • Forever 21
  • Old Navy
  • TJ Maxx/ Marshall’s

I am all about shopping smart and I go crazy with sales so these are my top places to shop and they have so many cute items that are in style so definitely check it out.

 

 

Palm Springs Recap

GOOD morning babes, happy Monday!!

I have been a little MIA because my birthday was earlier this month and if you’re extra AF like me then you celebrate all month long! LOL

I went on a girls trip a couple of weeks ago to Palm Springs and we got the cutest airbnb, had lots of fun under the sun so if you want to know more about where my friends and I went to eat, nightlife etc. continue reading down below…


So I am now 28 and embracing another year of life!

#teamgemini

OMG babes, I fell in love with this spa because it was so cute and relaxing! It was actually my first massage EVER so i was definitely missing out but this place was perfect for my first experience. If you’re ever in the Palm Springs area, stop by www.groundedbodyworks.com

My friends and I paid $50 for 30 mins and we got “The Coachella” massage which is great for pain relief, it’s a deep tissue massage and they use trigger point therapy techniques to relieve muscle and connective tissue below the surface which was perfect for me because I live at the gym!

P.s. I was a tad bit hungover so I was very much in need of this massage! LOL

#girlgang

My friends were so awesome on this trip, fun and careless vibes all around!

*All of my swimsuits are from www.zaful.com


Dinner was a little tricky because my friends and I went the weekend they were hosting Splash House so most bars/restaurants were at capacity.

We had dinner at Birba  which had the cutest outdoor seating and bar for pictures HOWEVER the service could have been way better from the hostess as they were only taking reservations but we saw plenty of open tables so we sat at the bar and you all know my obsession for pizza so I had the yummiest pizza and my friends ordered pasta and spaghetti with drinks.

As for the nightlife, we did hop around a little because we were trying to find something that was more of our style in music so we ended up at Zelda’s Nightclub which plays hip hop and Spanish music which was perfect for us!

My biggest tip when traveling is to look up places where you want to go eat, activities during the day and the night life which we totally did but had to go with the flow last minute due to splash house. My bestie is the queen of yelp so that’s your safest bet!


Brunch is my FAVORITE because I love breakfast and mimosas so it’s the perfect combination! It was so hot in Palm Springs which I was definitely expecting so another tip when traveling to hot locations is to pack airy clothing, light colors and comfortable shoes are all a must!

*Pictures were taken at FARM


Now let’s talk about the Airbnb because it was PERFECT! It was a back house with its own entrance, we had the pool and backyard area to ourselves and we honestly could not have asked for more. The space inside was awesome with its own kitchen, bathroom, living room area and a bed as well so I definitely recommend this place for booking. I will leave the details down below.

Click to book:

*$115 a night

Airbnb


xoxo,

Genesis