Thank you Zappos and Teva for sponsoring this post.
I also like to have my go-to and trusted websites to order from for last minute items. Amazon is great for ordering things like film, drones and cameras, however, Zappos is the best for clothing and shoes. (Funny that Zappos is actually owned by Amazon! Makes total sense.)
I remember hearing about Zappos from my dad about 14 years ago on a drive to softball practice when I was about 11. My dad likes to listen to interviews and educational discussions on the radio – the equivalent to our present day podcasts and Youtube – and I specifically remember an interview with the Zappos founder. I asked my dad what Zappos was because the catchy, unfamiliar name caught my attention and he explained to me that they were a new tech company that stood out due to their revolutionary customer service, unparalleled return/shipping policies and genuine company ethos. Later that week, my dad saved a newspaper article for me to read. It was an article on Zappos revolutionizing the industry with excellent customer service. I remember reading it and then later that month seeing a Zappos box show up at our house. If that isn’t great marketing fam, I don’t know what is.
Since then, I’ve ordered countless birthday and Christmas gifts, shoes, designer items, and TEVA sandals from Zappos because it makes everything seamless and accessible. Not only do they promise fast, free shipping, but they also have a 365-day return policy so you can really try different items without stressing whether or not they’ll fit right. Shop here.
*Also a major fact I just recently learned is that TEVA is pronounced Tev-ah, not Tee-vah. This blew my mind.*
TEVA sandals are another similarity that I share with my dad. I remember going on lake trips when I was a lil nugget and he always had his black TEVA’s on which always left funny tan lines on his feet. I even remember him wearing them with socks multiple times and my sisters and I had to explain to him that that was social suicide. He wore them anyways and now I realize that my dad is way cooler than me and was actually way ahead of street style trends and fashion bloggers.
Fast forward to today and now here I am traveling around in my modern TEVA sandals – a footwear icon. The new styles are perfect for all my Summer adventures from poolside in Bel Air to hiking in Palm Springs. TEVA sandals are versatile, comfortable, durable, reliable, AND waterproof. TEVA’s are the perfect Summer sandals. The velcro straps make them easy to take on and off and will always remind me of my childhood – full of adventure. And that adventurous and curious spirit is something I have carried with me throughout my life and I don’t plan on changing that anytime soon.
Here below, I’m sharing with you, some different ways to style your TEVA sandals from Bel Air to Badlands. #StrapIntoFreedom with TEVA!
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Comment your favorite way to wear your TEVA sandals below.
Look 2: Farm Rio dress / TEVA sandals
Look 3: A.M. CLUB silk top / TEVA sandals
1. It’s the newest and most rare card out there. Very few have been able to get their hands on this card making it the most elusive and exclusive.
2. You can customize your card by writing your signature on the bottom right corner through the app. I went ahead and wrote “Treat Yo $elf” on mine rather than my signature because I like the daily reminder:)
3. Aesthetically speaking, the card is black with your signature in silver – making it the sleekest card out there besides a black Titanium Amex. But those things are too heavy anyways.
4. It is extremely convenient and actually instant, unlike other payment transfer apps such as PayPal or Venmo. If someone sends you money through the Square Cash App, you see the money in your bank account instantly. No fees. No BS. No accepting payments. Instant transfers.
5. It isn’t a debit card, but rather a prepaid card that is linked to your Square Cash account and can be used anywhere that accepts Visa. The way it works is that rather than pulling from your bank account, the card pulls from whatever balance you keep in the app. And the app is connected to your bank account so you can transfer in money as well.
So say a friend transferred you money via Square Cash. You receive the full amount instantly and can spend it by using your physical #CashCard. It’s 2017 and nobody should have to wait 1-3 days for a transfer.
I personally had a really bad experience with Venmo two years ago at Coachella where my friend was selling an extra VIP ticket. She sold the ticket to a random and they paid me via Venmo for it because she wasn’t from the US and didn’t have an account or something. Idk. Long story. But because Venmo takes 1-3 days for transfers, the transfer ended up being a fraud which we found out a day later so this guy got a VIP ticket for free and then probably resold it. And of course Venmo said it wasn’t their problem… Although it wasn’t even my money, that was a major buzzkill and I swore to never use that app again.
Then I discovered Square Cash and I’ve never had a problem because there could never be a problem. The instant bank to bank transfer is what makes it the most legit and efficient.
In case you haven’t downloaded the app yet, you can do so here.
And here are some photos of me planning my trip next month to the Caribbean, with my “Treat Yo $elf” card close by. What are you going to write on your #CASHCARD? Comment below:)
I think no matter where you live, one can always use a staycation to reset. Whether you’d like a creative, physical, or mind reset – staycations are key. Living in Miami is truly like living in paradise – it feels like a permanent vacation. However, I find that sometimes I can get creative block or crave some latin culture and music in my life to spice things up.
After spending a month at the condo in Brickell, Joey and I decided to have our own little staycation before heading to our family events, so we checked into the Shelborne South Beach Hotel. It was the perfect couple days full of adventures, tropical vibes, and obviously room service.
Read on below for photos and tips on spending the perfect staycation in Miami. Happy travels:)
Miami Montage is a video Joey and I made for A.M. Club with the help of Marissa Marietta. Comment below and let me know what you think.
For more you can go to our website – AMCLUB.CO
Miami is hands down the best in the US when it comes to hospitality, so definitely explore all the beautiful restaurants, hotels, and cafes that you haven’t seen before. And when it’s early in the morning and you just feel like reading on the balcony, pick up the phone and order room service. For shopping – KITH is always fresh and has everything you need from clothes and accessories to chic books and candles. I also love The Webster for their creative curation and cozy decor.
There is no beach better than South Beach in the US. Perfect temperature, perfectly clear, just perfect.
Miami gets the best sunsets AND sunrises. The sunset on South Beach is truly magical. Pink and blue hues fill the sky while you enjoy the beach to yourself as the faint live tropical jazz plays off in the distance.
Available at MVM Miami and Brothers Brawlers – my two favorite stores in Wynwood:)
Every corner is brimming with unique decor at the Shelborne. I fell in LOVE with the velvet sofas and gold detailing everywhere.
This is the sunrise from our balcony at around 6:45 A.M. If you’re going to go on a staycation in Miami, you have to get a ocean view room with a balcony. These moments are priceless.
It’s basically Summer, especially in LA, so I wanted to show some looks on how you can style your silk scarves pool and beach side to add some uniqueness to your look.
I’ve been a little less active on social media lately due to the fact that I’ve been working on creating more videos, designs, and campaigns that will be debuting shortly. Cannot wait to share with you!