Dear Black Girl

Words cannot begin to express just how blessed I am to call Cassandra Pryor my friend. This beautiful woman is the heart and soul behind "Dear Black Girl" and she is on a mission to bring hope, acceptance and love to young girls the world over. 

I am in awe daily at how selfless and giving she is--whether it's volunteering in her community or just texting me a random sentence of inspiration and kindness to brighten my day--she is one of the most genuine spirits you'll ever know. 

But wait...there's more! She's also the author of this lovely journal {that I personally believe should be on every little girl's book shelf, every museum and foundation bookstore, every school library...well, everywhere!} Full of quotes and letters {+ a cover illustration that just makes me melt!}--this is the perfect gift for a daughter, sister or friend. 

Thank you, Cassandra, for making this world a better place and reminding us all that character, confidence and class are so important. {and thank you "Auntie Ellen" for bringing us together!} Visit dearblackgirl.com to purchase the journal, Ellen TV, or Go Fund Me--and if you have any special requests, want a signed copy, etc.--then contact me and we'll make it happen! 

Love you, Cassandra--you are a true QUEEN! xx 

left to right: Cassandra, Ellen DeGeneres and Cassandra's sister Melody


A Pura Vida Valentine

Here are some of my top picks for bohemian Valentine's Day style! Check out the whole collection here {and for more info on Pura Vida Bracelets, read this blog post.}


Be My Valentine with Ily Couture

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 Ily Couture is literally wearing their heart on their sleeve this year! Here are some of my top picks for casual, yet feminine, Valentine's Day style. Shop today and receive 15% off the entire collection with code HEARTILY. 

{all gorgeous photos via ilycouture.com}