My Story Board

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I created this video because I wanted to bring you all a little bit closer into my life, and what’s more personal than a cork board covered in things from my past?! A lot of stuff is, but that doesn’t matter right now, we’re just going to focus on the cork board.

There is a crazy amount of stuff on it, ranging from bookmarks to photographs to trinkets from momentous occasions! And it’s so neat to look at this space and see parts of yourself reflected in your successes, your memories, your favorite quotes, and your sources of inspiration!

Even though I actually got this idea from some random movie ages ago, I encourage all of you to try it. All you have to do is collect little trophies and memorabilia from your everyday life, whether it’s a ticket stub or a drawing, and pin it up in your room/dorm/living-space-area. After you do it for a while you’re able to see the growth and progress and CHANGE you have made! I have photos from 6th-9th grade up there! And the best thing is is it’s about you. Take it with you wherever you go; take it to college for goodness sakes! Watch it grow and flourish until you don’t have anymore room to keep adding things, and then KEEP ADDING THINGS! If anything it will be a great conversation piece.

So that was my little rant on the matter! I hope that you’ve enjoyed and please comment about anything! I love hearing back from you guys, it’s always a great pick-me-up! Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

What I Do When I’m Home Alone…

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Home Alone Photo

I know, I know, I’ve been behind on uploading and posting. Just sometimes life gets in the way and it stinks, but I gotta deal with that beast before I post to this one.

BUT BUT BUT I have a quick little video for y’all to watch right here, right now. So click to see what I do when I’m HOME ALONE *DUNDUNDUNNNNNN*! 

Fair warning, things get weird.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

Inspiration From FarFetch.com!

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So today we’re going to try something different, okay? Okay.

A little while ago I was approached by farfetch.com, and after researching the company I’ve learned that since its start in 2007, it has become one of the most successful high-fashion e-commerce site around. Cool, right? They have clothing from all over the world, including Paris, New York, Milan, and more! Not only do they have some of the big-name fashion brands, they also sell clothing from boutiques that is sent right to your door!

Now, I must admit that the products are on the pricier side, no lies here. But what did you expect, it’s high-fashion! That didn’t restrict me from putting together a few pieces, some being very unexpected, from their site! I think it’s always smart to get inspiration from high-fashion trends, and that is what I’ve done for you! So, without further a due, here is my FarFetch Inspiration Look! I hope you enjoy 🙂

THE OUTFIT

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I wanted this outfit to look like you were just lounging in your beach cottage, an Arnold-Palmer in your hand and the sound of the waves crashing behind you. In all honesty I just pictured myself at my family’s annual vacation spot in South Haven, Michigan, in the summer!

For this outfit I choose these pants by Cedric Charlier. I’ve been really into patterned straight-legged trousers, so these were BEYOND perfect for the look I wanted!

I then needed to find a nice, neutral, complimentary top that looked like you could just slip into it and relax, or even wear it as a coverup when necessary! Either way, this Alice and Olivia V-Neck T-Shirt fit the bill!

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THE ACCESSORIES

After I put together the outfit, I wanted to find some simple accessories to go with it! That is when I found these beautiful Linda Farrow Sunglasses. I honestly can’t stop starring at them, they’re so amazing! I always support the vintage-eyewear look, and these most definitely deliver! I think they wrap up the whole vintage-beach vibe very nicely, don’t you?

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I also found this very adorable Floral iPhone Case by Dolce & Gabbana, a gorgeous ‘Rosa Folia’ Candle by Diptyque, and THE perfect table book: Kelly Wearstler’s Valentino: Thirty Years of Magic as an added bonus!

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

*Disclaimer: This post was not paid for and I was not given anything other than a great opportunity to explore an interesting company. Everything that I state in this post is of my own opinion.

15 Ways To Love Yourself!

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Now, we all go through times of insecurities. Maybe your eyebrows are crooked and now you can’t stop looking at them? Or you’ve just found another pimple? Maybe you were just turned down for an interview, a job, or a date?

All of these things hurt us in different ways. To some they mean nothing, while to others they hurt like hell and create a lot of self doubt.

I always like to dress up when I’m feeling down. The only way to feel sexy is to look sexy, right? But sometimes it’s bigger than that. Sometimes that feeling just doesn’t go away and we feel more and more self-concious or inadequate.

I get it. I’ve been there many times. But you can’t let those negative feelings hold you down. That’s the opposite of progress guys, that’s not what we want right now. We want to kick those feelings in the ass! Make them our bitches (so to speak). You don’t deserve to feel bad about yourself, none of us do! We’re AMAZING!

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Now that I’ve got you guys riled up with all those swear words, let’s move onto solving this problem.

I usually peruse the internet hunting for that one awesome article that will tell me how to feel better, and it usually works. This time I found an especially great one that I want to share with all of you!

Can you believe that all of that was leading up to a video?! Well, it was! Watch my video to see the 15 things that you can do to reconnect with yourself, and stay updated to see photos of me doing those exact things!

Also, if you EVER need anyone to talk to, I’m here to listen, advise, deliver revenge, etc, etc.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

P.S. Font color Yay or Nay? 🙂