Monday, July 6, 2015

The Little Things

Some of life's little things:
  •  Netflix Marathons
  • Fresh Cups of Coffee
  • Sunsets
  • Paperback Books
  • Back Rubs
  • Perfectly Ripe Avocados
  • Freshly Dried Laundry
  • New Underwear

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The July Life Playlist

So the Life Playlist has been given a bit of a face lift. I got rid of a few different songs that I just didn't find suited me all that well at the moment and really added quite a bit of new stuff.

I finally jumped on the Halsey bandwagon back at the end of May and was immediately hooked, (plus she's such a babe). I also started listening to Catfish and the Bottlemen who absolutely blew me away. My favorite song is Sidewinder, but for some reason it's not showing up in the playlist. Against the Current have finally made an appearance as well. I kinda forgot how good they were back in the beginnings of their YouTube days, and seeing them grow has been awesome.

I also made the mistake of listening to the Maine's entire discography, so there's quite a few new appearances of theirs as well, but there's nothing wrong with that!

As always, I'd love to hear your music suggestions based on these songs!

xx Kendall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On the Tumblr Feed #3



This round is all about soft colors and twenty one pilots, but can you blame me?

xox Kendall

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Guest Writing?

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to let you know that I've been given the opportunity to guest write on Woah She Knows, a relatively new feminist blog that I can see going to great heights! Check it out if you're looking for something new!

xx Kendall

Friday, June 26, 2015

Get to Know Heather Briggs

Hello Again,

So today I have yet another installment of my Influential People of the Internet series. I've actually had this interview lined up for over a month now, but I just needed to take a break for a while. I had the opportunity to work with Heather Briggs, the mastermind behind DietBlond, a fashion channel that goes much deeper than just pretty clothes. I very highly recommend checking her out if you're at all interested.

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I'm a 21 year old fashion student who hates fashion. I make videos on the internet about that & other topics. 

How would you describe your style to someone who couldn’t see you?

Comfy punk gallery girl. Lots of distressing, tshirts, tote bags, and dark lipstick. 

What is your overall aim with your YouTube channel?

I want to offer a different point of view in a community that is already very strongly aligned in a certain way. It's easier for me to connect through video vs. writing a blog, and when I started my channel I felt like there was a lack of industry-focused fashion content on the YouTube platform. I want to be honest and genuine with my viewers about my opinions and experiences, especially when they stray from the norm. And of course I do like to share my style when I'm into what I'm wearing.

You’ve mentioned in the past that you want to be an “internet big sister” for anyone who needs it. Do you find you have a good relationship with your subscribers?

I really have such a good subscriber base, I feel like people who subscribe to me and stick with me (read: put up with me) are genuinely interested in learning more about the cultural impacts of fashion and discussing real issues. I have been overwhelmed by all the support I have gotten lately on my more "serious topic" videos, it's incredible to me when those get more likes and feedback than the fashion and styling videos that my channel was originally meant to be centered around. We have great discussions in the comments section and I truly welcome those offering constructive criticism as well as seeking advice.

As this is a series on influences, who are yours? (both personally and creatively)

Personally, like my best friends, but also the gorgeous girl with baby blue braids I saw applying mascara on the train this morning? People on the train and on the street influence and inspire me so much, I take so many notes on them. I think it's why I'm drawn to the voyeuristic imagery of filmmakers like Sofia Coppola, I love seeing people just -exist- when they don't realize how incredible they look or what they're doing is. Creatively, anyone who's doing their own thing and not giving a fuck about the response (but who succeed because of this attitude). Lots of rappers and musicians. A$AP Rocky is my #1. Sky Ferreira. Dev Hynes. Rick Owens. Shayne Oliver. The stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, even though we aren't really aesthetically aligned, she's brilliant. Petra Collins. VFiles' OG thot goth Danielle Greco. Luka Sabbat and Barbara Ferreira and all those cool internet kids. 

What advice to you have for people who want to run a fashion blog or channel?

Do you. It's literally what everyone says but it's so much easier said than done. I've thought a lot about the ways I could have been more popular and turned YouTube into a career etc., but I know I wouldn't have been able to stick with it if I had gone that route. Even now, as I'm working on putting out content I enjoy creating and sharing, I go through lulls. Go with the flow, do work when you're inspired, and don't put out anything you aren't happy with/wouldn't want to watch or read yourself. It can be so tempting when you start to get offers from companies and sponsors to sort of abandon your aesthetic or beliefs. And even when you start getting feedback from other people. But it's so much more rewarding when you keep it real and just be yourself *cheesy smile*. The right things will come.

What are you truly passionate about?

Music. That's really all I've got right now. I haven't said I have a passion for fashion since I was in 10th grade. It's a real love-hate thing there. But I realized how important music is to me the other day when I couldn't find my headphones and I literally had to go to Walgreens and buy some new ones because I would rather be late to class than make my morning commute without a soundtrack. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with that, but there it is. 
I think I'm also passionate about people. Not in the "I'm a people person!" sense but like I really root for mankind. I come off as a cynic but I really give humans a lot of credit for existing.

Any final notes?

Buy Earl Sweatshirt's new album. Don't waste time on people who ignore your texts. Never deny yourself an opportunity to eat fro-yo. Wear what you want and all that. Don't be afraid to take up space. 

Follow Heather on

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Workout Playlist

Because everyone needs something to get them going!

xox Kendall

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just Write #1

Hello Beautiful People of the Internet.

In an effort to make my blog much more of my own personal space, I've decided to start yet another series. Yes, I know I make a lot of empty promises to create series after series, but I truly think this is something I can stick with. I'm not going to schedule time to plan these out. I'm not going to edit these at all.

I'm simply going to write.

Think of it as a constant journal between me and you; a look into my mind, if you will. Whether I want to get something off of my chest, let you know about something cool that has happened, or simply check in with you all, I think this will be a good way to do so.

If there is ever anything you'd like me to talk about, be it a simple question or a major issue, feel free to let me know.

I really want to interact with you more.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Hiatus

Long time no see,

I apologize for my random absence over the last little bit. Please bear with me as I hit the end of the school year. When I have a spare moment, I'll be writing up a post to schedule come my return, which I'm planning for either the end of this month or the start of June.

I'm so sorry.


Friday, April 10, 2015

The April Life Playlist

And the Life Playlist returns. 

This month has seen quite a bit of change in the playlist. I did a bit of spring cleaning and took off a bunch of things I was no longer into. However, it does have two major additions. 

First off, Vinyl Theatre. I first heard these guys in March as they opened up for Magic Man and absolutely blew me away. Such a fun and upbeat sound. 

And then American Candy dropped......

The Maine have definitely hooked me with this album and now I'm really itching to buy tickets to see them later on this month. (We shall see)

Also, All Time Low's new album Future Hearts dropped yesterday and had quite a few tunes on it. Can't wait to see them in May


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On The Tumblr Feed #2

Monday, April 6, 2015

Life Lately

Goofing off in class // Meeting Alex Caplow of Magic Man (I still cry) // Seeing Magic Man live // Meeting my first internet friend, Lola // Roadtripping (to Chicago I believe) // Finally pulling out of my reading slump// Becoming quite the chef

Long time no see! 
I'm really sorry about my unplanned hiatus. Life just kind of got in the way, but now it's nearing the end of the school year and I think I'll be able to get this all sorted out. I've really been making an effort to document my life more. March was definitely a bit of an exciting one, the highlight definitely being the night of my Magic Man concert. Such a great band. 

Here's to hoping April is just as good if not better!

xx Kendall

Friday, March 6, 2015

10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me - Beauty

1. Constantly washing greasy hair makes it greasier
2. You don't need full coverage just because you have acne.
3. Your skin tone is not as dark as you think it is.
4. Light nude lipstick doesn't look good on you.
5. Your skin is actually normal to dry. Not oily
6. Keeping your hair shoulder length is perfect for your face shape.
6. There's nothing wrong with messy buns and braids. 
8. Believe it or not, toner isn't just useless water.
9. Your hair doesn't look right straightened, play up the waves. 
10. Just because you tan easily does not mean that you don't have to wear sunscreen.

xx Kendall

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The March Life Playlist

And here we have it, your monthly Life Playlist update.

This month has seen quite a few omissions, as well as the addition of a bit of the fantastic Em Harriss and her EP, Year 2277

Of course, I'm always open to your musical suggestions!


Monday, March 2, 2015

What I Take From Magazines

(Photo from instagram)

Fashion magazines are great. They're amazing for us girls who aren't able to make it to fashion week and get a view into the trends. However, I feel like there's a bit of a misconception that fashion magazines are the bibles of the fashion world, which I don't really think is true.

My advice is to use what magazines tell you as a guide, You don't need to follow every page to a tee, believe it or not. See a trend that you're loving, but have no idea how to work them into your wardrobe? Turn to fashion magazines. But if there's something you see that you're not a fan of, just ignore it. 

At the end of the day, you can wear whatever you truly want to. Don't let the trends dictate your style. However, magazines are great to at least give you a bit of knowledge into the fashion world, whether you prefer the couture or street style side of things, there's something for everyone.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

What's On My Tumblr Feed?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Chicago Trip

As you may know if you read my Book List post, I was able to take a weekend trip to my favorite place, the wonderful city of Chicago, Illinois. 

Sadly, the weather wasn't amazing, however it was definitely doable with some gloves and a scarf, and it wasn't nearly as bad as all of the surrounding area. Of course it was windy, but what else would you expect in the Windy City?

I had a fantastic time shopping and eating amazing food, as well as spending our Sunday watching my younger sister compete in her gymnastics meet, (where she placed first and her team absolutely dominated). It was a nice break from the norm of high school life to live glamorously for a weekend. 

I did do quite a bit of  shopping damage, so let me know if you'd like a haul of the precious things I spent way too much money on. 

xx Kendall

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Get to Know Jerry Maestas

Hello again!

Today I bring to you another installment in my "Influential People of the Internet" series, which I must admit, I really love doing. Being able to work with the people who inspire me is truly amazing, and I hope you're all enjoying them.

This time, I've had the incredible opportunity to work with someone very near to my heart. For those who don't know, Jerry Maestas is a fantastic photographer and YouTuber. He was absolutely incredible to work with, very down to Earth and humble, even with the amazing success he's already achieved. I followed Jerry back when he had about 1,000 followers on instagram and was, (I believe anyways), 19th or 20th subscriber. His photos were my main source of inspiration at the early stages of my love for photography and has continued to amaze me with his growth. If you have not already checked him out, please do so. He's going to be huge someday. 

 1. Tell us a bit about yourself!
 I'm a photographer and small YouTuber located in Arizona. I'm currently going to school for business, specifically for marketing. I pretty much photograph everything I see and film everything that interests me.

2. What originally sparked your interest in photography? And what has kept that love alive?
I honestly don't really know what sparked my interest in photography. Like I said, I've always been naturally drawn to it. I mean I've always been fascinated by it so maybe my curiosity just got the best of me and its lead me to where I am today. I feel like the main thing that has kept my love for photography alive is that its opened the door for me to meet and connect with so many amazing people from all around the world. I wouldn't have friends in the UK or Australia if it wasn't for my love for photography.
3. As this is a project on influences, who are yours? (Personally and creatively)
Hmm its hard for me to pick certain people or things that influence me because I feel like I'm influenced and inspired by everything. When I say everything, I totally mean it too. I think my biggest influence/inspiration would have to be music and musical artists. I've always been extremely connected to music and it's influenced a lot of my work.
4. You've stated before that you felt the most accepted within the internet. Do you still feel this way? Do you encourage others to find friends on the internet?

I most definitely still feel that way! Everyone I've met through the internet have been such amazing people and I wouldn't trade my experience on the internet for the world. I don't know if I'd encourage others to find friends on the internet just because you shouldn't be in the mindset of, "oh I want friends from the internet so I need to find people who can be my friends". It shouldn't be forced. I made friends through common interests and it just so happened that it was through the internet. I think you can find amazing friends like I have in your city or small town! You just need to find a community of people with similar interests and values and connect with them. You don't really need the internet for that. 

5. How have you seen yourself grow as a content creator? 

Oh man, I've grown so much as a content creator and I can say that because I've been creating for, what feels like, so long now. With my photography, I've grown in technical ways, and even in my concepts. I feel like I truly know how to use my camera now compared to when I first started, but you learn something new with photography every day. With my YouTube channel, I feel like I've grown a lot too. My video quality is better, my set up is better, I understand my audience more. There's so much that goes into having a YouTube channel and I never realized it until I threw myself into it. 

6. Where would you like to be, skills wise, in a year? 5 years? 

Great question, I've actually never really thought about that too much until recently. I think with my photography, I'd like to get a little more professional with it and maybe even start a side job with it within a year to 5 years. I've done senior pictures and family photos for the past two years, but I was hoping that I could possibly shoot some fashion photography for magazines or websites, anything really. In a year, I'd like to see my YT channel grow a little more. That meaning branching out into other types of videos like inspirational videos, maybe more sit down and chat with me videos or even talk about technology. Who knows! Whatever I feel like making at the time. In five years, I'd love to start creating short films and music videos for big music artists. I know that's kind of a stretch, but I'd absolutely love to create music videos. 

7. What's a word/phrase you're currently living by?

I stumbled across this quote on tumblr awhile ago and I've inspired by it ever since, "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet" -Unknown. I just find the thought of a happy day to be so inspiring and looking back at some of the best days of my life that I've had so far and thinking that I might not even consider them to be the best days of my life because of all the wonderful days to come. It just makes me excited for the future, which is really something I feel like I need right now. 

8. What are you truly passionate about?

So much. I put passion into everything I do honestly, but if I had to pick one thing that I'd consider myself to be truly passionate about, it would be music. I have always had a very deep connection with music and I often find comfort in the melodies or lyrics of songs, which helps whenever I happen to have a panic attack or if I'm stressed over something. Sometimes, if I don't know how to deal with a situation, I turn to music because its always there when you need it and sometimes the answers to your problems are hidden in the lyrics you've never paid attention to before. 

9. Advice for anyone who wants to get into photography? 

Just do it. Take photos of everything, whether that be your hands, your feet, your sister, the tree in your backyard, or a random snail on the side walk. Taking pictures all the time trains your brain to notice the little things in the world. It also helps you figure out how you like taking photos and what you like taking photos of. Just shoot until you cant anymore, call it day, and go home and admire your wonderful photos. 

10. Final notes:

All I have to say is that I truly appreciate Kendall for this interview. It really made me think about everything in my life at the moment and I think I needed some forced perspective. Thank you Kendall and thank you reader for being interested in my life, my thoughts, and who I am. 

All of the incredible photos in this post were pulled directly from Jerry's instagram

Have a look around Jerry's life!

Check out my previous interview with Corina Nika

And of course, if you have any recommendations of people I should check out for this series, please let me know!

Thanks again to Jerry for working with me so simply and willingly. I hope we can do it again in the future.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Latest Snaps

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Book List #1

(Photo Source: Tumblr)

Well hello there,

Long time, no see. I apologize, things have gotten a bit crazy. I've also been having a few computer problems, which makes working on my blog quite frustrating. But have no fear, I have returned.

I have decided to start doing something a bit different when it comes to reviewing books. Instead of doing monthly wrap ups, which I've found to be quite stressful and discouraging, I've taken a page from Sophie's book, and have decided to start doing "book lists". This way, I can make them a lot more loose and when the time is right for me.  Hope you all enjoy!

All The Bright Places 
Jennifer Niven
5 Stars

 This book tore me to pieces. It made me fall in love with yet another fictional boy and made my emotions go all over the place. In my personal opinion, it was a better version of Eleanor and Park. (Review Here) and I very highly recommend it if you're in the mood for a fantastic contemporary with interesting characters and a heartbreaking story.

Why We Broke Up
Daniel Handler
3 Stars

For some reason, I was expecting to really love this book. The ratings weren't that great, so I don't know why, but I was really disappointed. It just was boring and like plenty of other things I had read before. Just very blah.

Maus I
Art Spiegleman
4 Stars

This was a school reading assignment, which was super cool. It's not too often that teachers assign graphic novels for high school assignments. I did really enjoy this one. It was quite a quick read that really packed a punch and had a great story. Definitely check it out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

(Photos all from the Inspirational Tag on Tumblr)

Hey guys,

As I write this, I'm a bit under the weather and couldn't really be bothered to write up a proper blog post today. So instead, I decided to do another inspiration dump since it's been a while. Hopefully this was a nice mid week pick me up for whoever needed one!

xoxo Kendall

Monday, February 9, 2015

Some Outfits

We have reached the time in which I compile some of my favorite outfits I've worn recently taken with a crappy camera in bad lighting because why not. I'm hoping I'll be able to use my nice camera more often and these posts will improve. Feel free to ask if you're looking for any of these items! 

xx Kendall


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