My Word Of The Year & Why?

Hey guys,

I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently, ever since I started putting together the materials for my 2020 vision board at the end of December; and as I was putting everything together, I realized that a KEY TERM that I kept using throughout the board was consistency.

Super important and obvious to making anything happen and/or successful, right? Yes, but is it just that easy? No.

Let me take a few steps back and talk to you guys a little bit about my 2020 vision board first and foremost, then I want to speak about why the word ‘consistency’ is so important and going to be my word of the year.

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My 2020 Vision Board

Pictured below is the board, let me know what you guys think about it this year, compared to my 2019 one (I’ll leave my 2019 blog post about it linked here)! πŸ˜… I was, and still am, SUPER proud of it.

*Also just so that you guys know, I did an entire video on my YouTube channel showing how exactly I put it all together, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I’ll leave it linked here for you guys to see! 😊*

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If it may be a little bit difficult to see, I broke my goals up this year into Personal, Relationship and Business goals. Obviously ALL of the goals on the board are super important to me, and although what I’m talking about in this post is relevant to really anything, I am mainly going to be focusing on my business goals.

For my business goals, I have things on there like be consistent and better with my Instagram content, grow my blog and be more consistent, and even though I didn’t write the word ‘consistent’ in it, it was the same with hitting 1,000 subscribers on YouTube.

It wasn’t planned for me to use that word throughout them all, and I actually didn’t even realize I did that until I finished writing them all, but I think that’s just because subconsciously I KNEW that in order to do everything I wanted on there, then being consistent was what I was going to have to do, plain and simple. But, is being consistent REALLY that easy?

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Consistency and Why It Isn’t Easy

As obvious and important as consistency is in relatively EVERYTHING that matters to us, is it really THAT easy? Personally, I think that it could be, but definitely not always.

I think that if you are passionate enough about something, then of course you’ll do anything in your power to get it done or whatever the case is, but just because you’re getting it done, doesn’t make it easy to actually do.

For example, with my personal business goals and work (Instagram, my blog and YouTube), I have SO many different ideas for all of those things, it’s crazy, but actually executing them and making sure it comes out exactly how I want it and being proud enough in it to actually want to make it public for you guys to see is the difficult part.

In theory, if you have an idea it should be relatively easy to just make it happen, but that’s not always the case. It could be raining so it ruins my location idea for a shoot, therefore, that day that I had planned for IG content has to get cancelled and/or postponed. My video idea could go to complete shit for one reason or another (editing program issues, equipment damage, awful lighting, the idea just doesn’t make sense, etc.). Same thing with a blog post, it’ll sound like a great idea in my head but when I FINALLY start to sit down and write it out, it makes no sense and I’m not happy with it, NOR do I have a back-up option in that moment. The list really could go on.

I know that it sounds easy to just be like, just be more consistent, and maybe for some people it really is just that easy, but for people like me (the psycho perfectionist) who only ever wants to try putting out the best possible content for my followers in all different forms as well as being proud of what I’m putting out, sometimes it’s really just not that easy. It’s definitely something that I want to work on which is why I have it on my vision board this year, but it is definitely going to be tricky. Sort of piggy-backing off of my previous post, sometimes you can plan as much as you want for these things, and things could still go wrong, making you unable to have or want to put out content for that day.

It’s a bit of a contradiction because consistency is SO important and the only REAL way to grow any sort of brand, business, etc. IS by being consistent, making mistakes, learning from them and being better, but I just wanted to let you guys know (since sometimes people don’t seem to understand it), that consistency isn’t as easy as some may think, which is why it’s something I really want and hope to work on throughout 2020.

I know what I want and I know what to do for these things, but it’s just kind of having to take it day by day, not put so much pressure on/into it, make sure I’m having fun and enjoying what I’m doing, and just kind of push to keep going and be better.

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I saw this quote and thought it was super relevant, because I do believe that progress, no matter how big or small, is still progress at the end of the day, even if it’s JUST coming up with the idea for your work sometimes.

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this post and were inspired by it in some way, shape or form. I know that it was a little random and I hope I made sense through it all, but like I mentioned, it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Plus, it’s an important thing to talk about. Consistency in anything that you care about and want to succeed in, really is key.

If you did in fact enjoy this post, please make sure to drop a like and/or comment about it. Your guys’ feedback is always important to me. Thank you guys so much for reading, if you haven’t already, please follow my blog and I’ll see you guys in my next post!

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❀

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Fall Fashion Lookbook

Hey guys and Happy Halloween!!! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»β˜ οΈ

I hope you’re all having a great and productive last week of October.

Any plans for Halloween tonight or this weekend? Let me know in the comments! I’m curious to hear what you guys typically tend to do for Halloween (if anything) around the world. πŸ˜€

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As you read from the title, today we’re going to be talking Fall fashion.

Who else loves the Fall?! Sweaters, boots, leaves changing colors, pumpkin and apple picking….ugh it’s all so great. Fall is probably my favorite season out of them all, if we’re being honest.

I love it even more because of all of the different possible fashion trends out there for it nowadays.

I’ve been having such a fun time the past few weeks putting outfits together, finding “Fall”-like locations around NYC and actually going out to be able to shoot these looks on weekends.

Now, I know I’ve still got a lot of learning to do when it comes to fashion, but I think I’m getting the hang of it little by little and slowly starting to expand on the things that I wear.

That being said, below I’m going to be showing you guys a few of my current favorite Fall looks. I’ll also let you guys know where I bought these things from in case you were interested in trying to check them out.

Also, just an FYI – Diego has pretty much become my official photographer for any/all shoots that we tend to do now. So all of the pictures you’re going to see (aside from the first 2) were taken by him. He’s always been good at taking pictures, but if possible I think he’s been getting better and better with each shoot that we do together now. He always knows my best angles ❀ .

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Look #1:

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Location: Central Park

Flannel: Marmot
Jeans: Express
Booties: Charlotte Russe

I feel like flannels are an immediate go-to for most Fall looks nowadays. There are so many different colors for them everywhere and depending on your particular style, you can either style it up to be super cute, or dress it down, to still look nice but more Streetstyle-like.

Look #2:

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Location: Outhouse Orchards; North Salem, New York

Top & Overalls: H&M
Sneakers (although not pictured): Nike

In my opinion, overalls are very Fall-like. I can’t exactly explain why, but I think it just has to do with orchards/farms around this time of year when people tend to go pumpkin and apple picking. I hadn’t worn any type of overalls in YEARS, like legit since I was a kid, but this year something kept wanting me to find and wear some, and I thought the look came out really cute. They were also surprisingly comfortable….that is until it came time to have to use the bathroom πŸ™ƒ.

Look #3:

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Location: Bryant Park, New York.

Top (Bodysuit) & Jeans (Mom jeans): Forever 21
Boots: Charlotte Russe

I’m not exactly sure how to explain why I believe this is a “Fall look,” but I just do. Probably a mixed combination between the dark colored top and combat boots. Regardless, whenever I see these pictures and envision this look, I just automatically think of Fall. I also don’t TYPICALLY tend to wear all of just one brand in my outfits, because I like to try and mix it up, but for this look and the last one I wore single brands only (for the most part).

Look #4:

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Location: Pier 17, New York

Sweater: Joyce Leslie
Leggings: Garage
Booties: Target

Andddd for the last look…something cute, simple, comfortable and orangey! 🧑 These last 2 pictures were from my most recent shoot, last weekend. I wanted something cute but comfortable since it was supposed to be chilly this day AND the location we were shooting at was by the water, so I knew it would be a little colder then normal. Can never go wrong with a cozy, soft, oversized sweater and some leggings in the Fall. This is actually the sweater that I mentioned in my Fall Favorites video last week.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this fun little fashion/style post from me. I know I don’t normally tend to do a lot of these, but as I’m slowly starting to expand on my own style, it’s definitely something that I would like to start incorporating more of on my blog.

So let me know if you guys end up liking posts like this, and I’ll definitely be sure to do more of them (also let me know if you have any recommendations for specific things you guys would want to see in these sort of posts).

If you don’t already, make sure you’re following me on Instagram (which is always linked below) to stay up to date with new posts like the above that I upload weekly now!

Thanks so much for reading. Please don’t forget to like this post and follow the blog if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys in my next post.

– Xoxo, LeoGirl ❀

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Top 10 Favorite Inspiring Quotes

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you guys some of my absolute favorite motivational/inspiring quotes.

I’m a BIG fan of inspiring quotes. I’m that type of person that whether for the heck of it or for a picture, I’m constantly looking up and reading inspiring quotes. I mean, why not? It’s fun, and personally, it actually does end up making me feel REALLY motivated/inspired.

I’m sure you guys have seen or heard some of these before, or different versions of these but still, I figure why not share them with you guys in hopes that it’ll end up inspiring you and/or becoming a favorite of yours?!

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With that being said, here they are in no particular order:

  1. “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

2. “Know what sparks the light in you. Then use that light to illuminate the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

3. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett

4. “If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.” – Jen Welter

5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

6. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

7. “You might not write well everyday, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” – Jodi Picoult

8. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” – Helen Keller

9. “The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy; and the greatest of these is confidence.” – Walt Disney

10. “The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page.” St. Augustine

BONUS:Β A posse ad esse, which is Latin for From Possibility to Actuality.

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All of these quotes really mean a lot to me, because at some point or another, they helped me get through a tough time…kind of weird to think about right? How a few words from someone I don’t even know, could help me? But it’s the truth.

There’s something about them all, individually, that if I’m having a bad or un-creative/productive sort of day, they somehow manage to help me find my way back to everything it is that I’m working towards and helps the creativity begin to flow again…

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that somehow or another it inspired you.

Leave me a comment down below or on social media about what YOUR favorite motivating/inspiring quote is. Do we have any of the same? Are they completely different? Let me know, I’d love to hear them! πŸ™‚

Please follow, like, share and comment and I’ll see you guys in my next post!

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PS – Sorry for being a bit m.i.a. with the blog lately, there’s just been A LOT going on recently in my work and personal life. But I hope you guys can bare with me, and I promise to go back to my normal consistency. I hope you guys are going to enjoy the next couple of posts coming your way! πŸ™‚

-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❀

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