Get Summer Ready: 5 Tips to Be Ready for Summer

Summer is coming guys! And as much as we get so excited about it’s arrival, we always think about what our summer plans are going to be way in advance. Sure, planning trips prior is important, but there are so many other steps we forget to take when wanting to get summer ready. Today’s post is about how to have a stress-free summer starting…NOW!

Step 1: Think About Your Summer Plans

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Reflecting back on last summer, I remembered how ready I thought I was for the sun, the sea and lots of fun. Except I forget a few key things which were essential to making my summer a breeze! Β Think about what you’ve got planned for the summer! Check hotel rates, cities, and restaurants you want to explore. Being able to think ahead about what your summer plans are crucial. Leaving those kind of things to the last minute can be a major headache, and it can be costly. Sure spontaneous trips are great, however, going to Europe or some tropical place requires advanced planning. Don’t break the bank trying to make something work. It’s not fun stressing out planning a quick long-distance trip.

Step 2: Plan Your Beauty Treatments

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We all know having to shave the day of for a day at the beach can be NOT FUN. Who wants razor bumps and to feel the sting of the shave while you’re in the ocean? Not me. Any skin treatments you want to have done should be done in advance. Get a body scrub so your skin is fresh for your trip. Doing laser? Start NOW. Laser treatments take between 3-6 sessions for the best results and there is a 4-6 week gap per treatment. So plan your treatments now so you can just throw on that bathing suit and not worry about shaving! If you’re in Los Angeles, mention LE FASHION MONSTER and get $10 off your laser treatments at FLAWLESS LASER CENTER (they are amazing and I get all treatments there). I’m Middle-Eastern so I am stoked for the summer now, I will be hairless! YAY!

Step 3: Plan Your Outfits

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Why plan your outfits? Easy. Imagine you just landed and you’ve CHECKEDΒ into your hotel. Now, you unpack what you quickly packed prior and realize your bikinis don’t match and you don’t have complete looks. We can spend a lot of time over-thinking our looks when we are on vacation so it’s important to have an idea of what looks you want to take. Daytime looks, nighttime looks and beach looks all require effort if you want to look your best. Bring a few pair of jeans and multiple tops that go with the denim for your everyday looks. For the beach, throw in the suits and some cute sarongs/kaftans for an effortlessly chic vibe. Of course, always leave some room for your shopping adventures while on vacation!

Step 4: Fitspo BEFORE You Go!

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Start your workouts in winter whether it’s at-home routines or full blown gym sessions. Keep going until the summer, you’ll work less hard to achieve that summer ready body you’ve wanted. Start with at home-routines of sit-ups, push-ups and squats and slowly progress to more intense workouts. Stay active all year round, but if you’re not one to keep the whole fitness overload in the winter, that’s okay, but never stop moving that body, you’ll not only look better, you’ll feel better too.

Step 5: ENJOY!

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In a world filled with constant stress and anxiety, the most important thing we all forget to do is ENJOY THE MOMENT! Sure, we have a lot on our minds and have things we have to take care of but turn those phones off and LIVE! We spend too much time thinking ahead when sometimes we just need to think about the now. Disconnecting and being present is so healthy to do and it makes you happy.

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Today’s look is super basic perfect for a day of straight chillen’. I don’t usually post outfits I post for Instagram on the blog, but this one did so well and you guys all seemed to love it. Typically you see me with big hair but today it was sleek and in a high ponytail…a hairstyle I don’t typically sport. Considering the casual vibes of this look, I just said “all right, let’s do this”. No, seriously…I talk to myself like that!

A striped t-shirt is one of the best pieces you can have in your wardrobe. It’s transitional and adds some personality to an otherwise tame look. This one was from Forever 21 (get it here)! I threw on my some of my favorite distressed jeans and this amazing trench coat from DailyLook (get it here). The cool thing about this trench coat is that it has a cool shimmer to it. It’s not glittery, but it’s such a unique fabric that it’s great for both day and night.

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A striped t-shirt is a must-have, so if you’re feeling this look, go bust yours out and rock it! Be sure to tag me in your photos if you post it on Instagram (I love seeing all your posts!) You can shop striped t-shirts below along (including the one I’m wearing, as well as the trench coat). Enjoy my loves!

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It’s March ya’ll! I have so many exciting things to share with you guys! First off, the blog is going to get a makeover (yay!). It’s going to get a fierce new look and I can’t wait to unveil it to you guys! Second, my YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe here) is getting a makeover too and lots of new videos will be made so stay tuned for that!

I’ve also been working on perfecting some of my photos for you guys. I’ve partnered with my amazing friend who makes amazing movies (check his epic work out here) and together will be focusing on taking better images for you guys.

Blogging has been a huge part of my life the past few years and this past year I have been pushing extra hard to create a space that’s fresh and fun for you. Thank you for following me along the way, it means so very much to me.

Today’s post was a day spent on the carousel :). I love to do things that bring out my inner child and this photo shoot was no exception. I wore my favorite high-rise skinny jeans from YMI and my favorite yellow neon blazer from Forever 21. A neon blazer is a fun statement piece when you want to dress up or add a little pop of color to a basic look. I’m also really feeling the whole mule trend, however, these unfortunately were not as comfortable as other shoes I own. My new mission is to find a great pair of mules.

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Photography by: Raphael Rogers

Black High Waisted Denim: c/o YMI jeans (similar here), Neon Blazer: Forever 21, Mules: c/o Marais, White T: c/o Daily Look, Fringe bag: c/o Private Cartel

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New Video: How to Apply Strip Lashes (It’s EASY)

Hey guys, it’s time for ANOTHER video! Can you believe it’s already been a week? Geez, how time has flown. Today’s video is a fun one! Have you ever tried to put on fake eyelashes? I know when I first did…it was not fun and it was super messy! Fake eyelashes can be tricky to tackle, however, the major thing I can say about doing this properly is to TAKE. YOUR. TIME! Once you figure out what works for you, it’s one of the easiest and most fun beauty tricks out there.

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Fake eyelashes are a great way to amp up your daily makeup routine. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and once you master how to apply strip lashes, you’ll be able to tackle individual (however I find strip lashes always are easier unless you are going for a natural yet MAJOR glam look).

I hope you guys enjoy this video and will SUBSCRIBE! I do this for you…ENJOY MY LOVES!

What would you guys like to see up on my YouTube channel next?

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It may not be Spring yet but I couldn’t help but pretend like it was yesterday. I was playing dress up with a fun boutique in Encino and I came in wearing layer and walked with this. This super fun knot front striped top paired with this super light wash denim and basic black pumps is a perfect go-to Spring outfit. Stripes and denim is a quintessential look for every season! It never goes out of style and just by changing the wash of your denim, you can truly make this transitional.

Stripes and denim are two essentials in my closet. I have oodles of denim in practically every wash and bajillion striped tops. Whether they are long-sleeve, short-sleeve, or blouses, they consume my wardrobe. I definitely can’t complain nor can I say I don’t have any classic pieces.

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Lightwash denim & Striped Shirt: c/o Blush Boutique

 

Cinderella Moment

Thanks to Disney and quite possibly one of my favorite movies of all time, Cinderella, I got majorly inspired to create my own Cinderella moment. I did a fun sponsored post on Instagram (@LeFashnMonster) for Disney to help spread the word of Cinderella coming into theaters soon (March 13th!) and had to share this photo with you guys because I have never done such a fun photo. Thanks to my dear friend Maryam for allowing me to feel like Cinderella in her lovely dress and to one of my favorite people ever (who also has been shooting my photos and doing my videos) Raphael for taking the time to get up wayyyy early on a Saturday and shoot this photo for me ( and edit it, you can check out his STELLAR work here).

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Are you excited about Disney’s Cinderella to come out? I know I am…although if I had to list my favorite princesses in order they would be: Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, and Cinderella. Just sayinnnnn

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One of my favorite go-to looks is a leather pencil skirt and a blouse. This look is great for both work and a night out on the town (or in my case, dinner followed by a Netflix binge). Finding a good leather pencil skirt, or leatherette skirt is hard to find, but thank the heavens, this one from Missguided fits like a glove and is made from vegan leather (yay!). I paired this skirt with a black and white striped blouse to give it some edge and contrast.

I also threw on a basic black pump since I wore this work and wanted to keep the look chic and not too trendy. It’s hard to see clients when you’re head-to-toe in trendy pieces. The leather pencil skirt was definitely the statement piece in this look. I absolutely love the camel hue as well and you can also sport a fun crop top with this skirt to create an edgier and sexier look for a hot date :)

Sorry for the blurry photos, my camera was acting out a bit!

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Camel Leather Pencil Skirt: c/o Missguided (get it here), Black & White Striped Top: Forever 21

Below is the leather pencil skirt in the post as well as other amazing skirts in my favorite color and some striped shirts to help inspire your next look :) Enjoy guys!

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