getting out of your comfort zone!

Hi babes, are you a blogger/influencer who wants to get out there and mingle?! No, I don’t mean to date…LOL I mean when it comes to meeting other blogger babes or collaborating in general, going to events etc. My answer to that is JUST DO IT!

I remember in the beginning when I did my first couple of collaborations (going out to shoot with photographers and brands) I would get so nervous that sometimes I was so close to backing out and just saying I couldn’t make it!

It’s so easy to say no and turn down an opportunity but there are greater things that come with saying yes and following through. By saying yes to opportunities, you learn so much about yourself, what you like/dislike and the most important in my opinion is creating new relationships with people who have the same passion and ambition as yourself!

A couple of months ago, I put together a blogger brunch with six other girls and it all started with the idea of wanting to meet new babes and feel inspired again. I sat there looking through girls on Instagram that I was already showing love to and getting it in return so I reached out by DM and asked if they wanted to have brunch and we all clicked right away! That’s the beauty when stepping out of your comfort zone, you must be willing to put forward that confidence because if you don’t then no one will have it or show it for you.

Fast forward to now, we all keep in touch and we are in the process of hosting our second #labloggersocial event which is all about meeting new faces and empowering each other.

From our initial brunch, I began shooting with my friend Mayra who is the blogger behind https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/

We shoot content about every weekend since we met and it’s so cool to hit it off with someone who just gets you and is so helpful and genuine, so the purpose to all of this is to get out of your comfort zone! You want to be able to grow and meet new people out there, if it doesn’t work out that’s perfectly fine but it’s all a process in learning new things about yourself.

Mayra and I decided to wear a similar duster to show how it can be styled two ways and as a transition into spring.

My outfit details:

Duster via Romwe / Dress via Femmelux / Boots: Target

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

Outfit details:

Duster: Forever 21 / Skirt: Shein / Chunky crop: Femmelux / Boots: Target

It’s all about empowering each other as women, supporting each other because we’re all boss babes!


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!


Boyfriend Button Up+ Boyfriend Jeans

Who doesn’t love a good boyfriend style? It’s comfortable yet stylish, I decided to go for an all boyfriend look and love how it turned out.

Wearing black is my go to when I want to feel chic and every now and then I like to change up my looks. Spring is only a couple of weeks away and the perfect time to bring out the light layers.

I received this black button up top via https://www.greendragonclothing.com/big-sur-boyfriend-shirt and it’s perfect for many occasions. You can choose to dress it up with heels, wear it to the beach as a cover up, go totally casual with shorts or like I did here with my boyfriend jeans and tucked it in.

It’s very important to remember when shopping that you should always gravitate towards pieces that can be versatile and also carry on into different seasons. This black button up is the perfect example for that because it can be worn all year long and you can recreate endless looks. Plain tops are essential to have in your wardrobe and that’s why I live for basics because they come in handy for all of my outfits.

I have been all over wearing new and funky sunglasses especially this time of year when the days get warmer and the weather is just right. Aviator sunglasses are my favorite and how cool are these yellow ones via http://www.gojane.com I can’t wait to wear these for spring and summer!

I also want to give a huge thanks to https://www.instagram.com/stefaniemmariee/ for capturing some really cool images. I love working with new photographers and she definitely made me feel comfortable while shooting. If anyone is in the LA area you should definitely reach out to her, she has awesome rates. Give her a follow on Instagram and see all of the other beautiful LA bloggers she has shot as well.

If any other photographers are in the LA area, I would love to shoot and create something with you. My email is on the left side of my homepage.

xoxo

Thank you for stopping by and reading, comment down below and let me know what you think. Stay tuned for more posts to inspire the fashionista in you. Follow me on Instagram for daily posts. https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/ watch my new YouTube video as well. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhKdCo7T72A9seIT_PsewA show some love and subscribe to my channel!

Always,

Genesis Aguilar

Outfit Details:

Top: via https://www.instagram.com/greendragonclothing/

Hat & Pants: Forever 21

Shoes: Steve Madden

Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Want to feel chic and sophisticated while still bringing a little edge and sex appeal? A wide leg jumpsuit is just what you need! I love a good jumpsuit for many reasons but the top one being that it can drastically change your entire look, it’s like having a makeover. Jumpsuits are also the perfect accessory to wear for a formal event, and they are so easy to pair with by just throwing on a pair of shoes.

Having a jumpsuit in your closet is definitely a staple piece that every girl needs. The wide leg on this outfit instantly adds a well put together look and I love the fun print and colors on it as well. The high neckline adds a different touch from anything else that I have, not to mention the sexy back detailing is definitely a head turner.

Whenever I wear anything with details on top or like this backless jumpsuit, I always like to wear my hair up or in a sleek ponytail like I did here. The length on this jumpsuit was just right and I added my go to black pumps for some little details to pop under the wide leg jumpsuit.

Bold lips are my favorite so wearing a bright orange lip was the perfect touch to this awesome fun print.

Here is the link to the Instagram page to find the jumpsuit:

https://www.instagram.com/funkyflairboutique/

xoxo

Thank you for stopping by and reading, comment down below and let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram for daily posts! https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/  and watch my new YouTube video and subscribe to my channel. https://youtu.be/7-vIw7tkgy0

Always,

Genesis Aguilar

Outfit Details:

Jumpsuit: via Funky Flair Boutique

Shoes: Lola Shoetique

3 Year Blogiversary Celebration

I’ve made it to 3 years guys and celebrating more to come. My passion for blogging and sharing my fashion looks and tips with you all has flourished into something more than what I imagined.

I started my blog 3 years ago with a love for fashion and with no idea where it was going to take me. I started sharing my outfits with a simple click from my iPhone camera and as time passed I fell in love even more.

Not only has my blog been my passion but also an escape, a happy place if you will and a place to let my ideas run wild and transform my dreams into reality.

I do not believe there is an actual goal to reach because I do not see myself reaching a certain place and ending it just there. This is more of a journey for me to evolve and continue to share my passion and inspire others to pursue their dreams as well.

I have always remained focused with my blog despite my busy schedule, I make time for it because it’s what I truly love. It’s all about consistency so don’t ever half ass something you claim to “love” instead give it your all and devote the time that it deserves.

People will say they love certain things, or claim it’s their passion but don’t show consistency so don’t let that be you!

I want to take the time to thank all of the stores who have collaborated with me in the past and continue to do so now because that’s a huge part in sharing what I love with you all. Collaborations have helped me so much to take my passion to the next level and it means a lot to know that out of so many bloggers, they choose to work with me so THANK YOU!

I love styling different outfits and I promise to keep my blog going and sharing what I love with you all, it can only go up from here!

I wanted to start the new year off on the right foot so I transitioned my blog to WordPress and even though it’s still in progress I was able to rename it to “loveandstyles” because that’s exactly what I believe my blog is all about.

So here’s to celebrating 3 years and cheers for many more to come!

xoxo

Thank you for stopping by and reading, comment down below and let me know what you think! Stay tuned for more posts to inspire the fashionista in you.

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Always,

Genesis<3

Outfit Details:

Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: via http://www.myshoebazar.com