MY BLOG IS WAYYYYY COOLER THAN ME

04:41:00

Sweatshirt - Forever 21 | Shorts - Thrifted | Bag - c/o Zaful (here) | Shoes - Target 

I was having a conversation with my brother the other day about social media. The good, the bad and the ugly of the new age of Instagram culture. We were talking about how life can be perceived has amazing or perfect but no one knows the full picture. I like to use instagram to highlight the best moments in my life. Like most things in life, we want to put our best foot forward. On my blog and instagram I do not want to come off as someone that I am not but in actuality I look a lot "cooler" online than I am in person. In real life, I am very clumsy (not the most graceful walker) and I am more goofy than “cool”. But you might not get that from social media. Maybe through my YouTube videos or instastories people get to seethe "real" me. 

I guess what I am trying to say is, we should not take social media too seriously. Do not base your opinion on someone solely on what he or she shares online. Of course, it’s good to show the best version of yourself as well as love all aspects of you. Like I know, I can be the “cool” girl in all my pictures but I spend more time in sweatpants and oversized t-shirts than I spend in really dope outfits. I am the same girl that spent a whole day eating nothing but a bag of chips, fell asleep with that same bag of chips and a ton of crumbs (#RelationshipGoals, #FeyiAndChips4ever, #ChipsBae). Anyways… at this point I am ranting and if you are still reading you are a real champ. To sum things up, we are all a lot cooler online than we are in person and that’s okay if we understand social media is not real life in it’s entirety. 


MIAMI TRAVEL DIARY + GUIDE + VLOG

08:31:00
Before you start reading this post, I recommend you watch my YouTube video (watch video below) about my trip to Miami. It has a lot more information on what I did, wore and ate during this trip. My family and I spent four days and three nights in Miami celebrating my mum's 50th birthday.

Where we stayed?
We stayed at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. I would recommend this hotel because it gives you the "luxury feel" of a high-end hotel. The price was still expensive but cheaper compared to their competitors. The hotel serves breakfast but you have to include that when you are booking your room for an additional cost. I loved the decor and the set up of the hotel. Although, it is very small with only 11 floors, which is small compared to its neighboring hotels (which have up to 50+ floors). My main problem with Hilton Cabana Miami Beach is they have only two elevators for over 100 guests. Getting the elevator was annoying. We had to wait for an average of 15-20 minutes for the elevator most times. The rooms are nice but would be better if they designed the area with more walking space (watch my Miami vlog for a room tour). Besides all of that, my main reason for loving this hotel is the amazing access to the beach. The Hilton Cabana has their own private section on the beach and it was amazing! 

What we did? 
We spent most of our time on the beach. We also went to Miami’s art district to visit the Wynwood Walls, which is a very huge tourist attraction. It is an area with a ton of graffiti and artwork everywhere you look. It is every blogger’s dream and instagram heaven. We also went shopping in Aventura Mall, which was nice but there are many beautiful malls in Miami. A quick google search and you will be good to go. We were going to do a water boat tour but we decided not to. We did one a few years back when we visited Miami for the first time. I recommend doing those because you get to see celebrity homes from the water and some of their houses are unbelievable and stunning.  


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BOSS IN A SKIRT

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Jacket - Thrifted | Shirt - Zara | Skirt - H&M | Shoes - ASOS

Cardi B inspired this post. Yes. You read that correctly. Cardi B. I draw inspiration from a lot of powerful women and some happen to be very different from me. Over the years feminism has changed and can take many forms. I see feminism by it’s core definition. Which is “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”. When it comes to women empowerment, I always give the example of, ‘if one woman chooses to dress more sexy. It is her choice. If she choices to dress more modest. It is her choice.’ The key word is ‘choice’. In Cardi B’s new album, she touches on various topics like women uplifting one another to women making their own money and not depending on anyone. Cardi B like many artists are speaking on women empowerment (even though it is in an unconventional way). My only fear is that this does not become solely a trend. I want the concept of empowering women to be a constant and not a trend. An example is Drake’s new music video for ‘nice for what’ featuring numerous ambiguous, intelligent and talented women. When watching that video I was smiling a little too hard at my screen because it brought me so much joy. Pop culture is definitely taking a turn. I see more images of women portrayed in a better light than in the past. Don’t get me wrong, there are still many songs and videos that disrespect women but I sense a change. Although, I hope the change is here to stay.


BTS (방탄소년단) 'Euphoria : Theme of LOVE YOURSELF 起 Wonder | REACTION

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Today, I wanted to react to BTS (방탄소년단) 'Euphoria : Theme of LOVE YOURSELF 起 Wonder. Enjoy!

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