One of my favorite parts about summer is that when you can’t find anything to wear, chances are you can just throw on a swimsuit and it will be totally acceptable. This last week in Ibiza, I’ve pretty much been living in my swimsuit. A lot of you ask me what my favorite kinds are and where you can get them, so here is my summer swimwear roundup! (above: wearing Mara Hoffman Lace Up Maillot in Yellow from B London Boutique in the Ibiza Marina, they’re online to here)

I love one-piece swimsuits because they come in so many different varieties and they are quite forgiving especially since I LOVE to eat on my travels. You can do a modest retro shape like this one from Marysia Swim,  or a halter like this blue & pink Paloma Blue.

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Hi my loves,   I want to share with you all the outfits I wear in Ibiza.  I love this Island, Ibicencos are very relaxed people and so nice. There is a bohemian feel to this Island that is very hard to find anywhere else in the world. Most people come to Ibiza to party, but there a whole other side to the Island. Nature here is wild, beautiful, untouched hidden beaches with clear waters. The first day I was here, my friend Hilary took me to an organic restaurant called La Paloma, located in the middle of the Island. At this local spot all the food is organic, is a small boutique farm that serves food from the farm to the table. A great spot if you’re Vegan or Vegetarian.

Everyday we allways go to a different spot to watch Ibiza legendary  sunsets. Its a very special  experience the energy that surrounds this transformative spots as the sun goes down. Ive also been a little guilty of shopping in the Island. You always find the cuttest hidden gems here.

Paloma Blue Top & Shorts  (S)
Beach Bunny Syren Bikini Top (S)
Hat  Joyis.London , more here
Meme London Bracelets

B London Boutique:  Ibiza; Marina Bodafoch
London Boutique : 16 Barnes High Street

 

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Im borderline obsessed with Self Portrait off the shoulder ruffled tops this season. Ruffles are one of the hottest trends this Spring. Ive chosen the top 5 Feminine Must-Have Ruffle Blouses (YOU NEED NOW).

The trick to pulling off ruffles like a pro is to choose one ruffly piece and keep the rest of your look super minimalist. For example, take any of these oversized ruffled tops and tuck it into simple cropped jeans or trousers, and pair with simple pointed pumps. 

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If you’re going for  ruffled shorts or skirts, pair it up with a basic solid T-shirt or crisp button down shirt.  These super feminine frills are perfect for the spring season. Whether they’re flowing down your shoulders or dressing up your button down, these ruffles tops and blouses bring something flirty and sassy to your look.

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Thank you Else for letting us crash your terrace and for not having a heart attack when I sat on your balcony edge.xxx

I love when Tallulah takes my pictures…She is not about taking pretty, girly pictures… (that actually makes her criiiiiinge).  She’s amazing at catching me “how it really is”, messy hair, silly, slouchy…not so perfect. Im off to Stockholm today, I’m super excited about it. Make sure you follow me around on my IG story xxx

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How many of you reading this right now find yourselves working as an employee by day and as an entrepreneur by night? I’m guessing a lot!

And don’t worry, you’re not doing anything wrong. In fact it might be the best approach. We’ve all been there at least once in our lives. We’ve all had a moment when you’re at work and thinking to yourself “is this it”?

That moment when you day dream about the life you should be living and how the job you’re working now is definitely not fulfilling your potential. But now you’re finally acting on that impulse and you’ve decided to become an entrepreneur. To leave that 9-5 grind for a life where you get to work for yourself, and invest time into something you’re actually passionate about.  But how do you actually do it?

There is nothing more daunting than that first step.  Trust me I know… I’ve done it time and time again. Fashion is my hobby, my passion is Entrepreneurship. I have founded, built and sold business over and over.

I had my first business when I was 9 years old ! I became friends with all the old ladies in my neighborhood, I would walk their dogs after school on weekdays and twice a day on the weekends for $1 a day.  At the end of the week they would pay me in $7 dollars in ($1 dollar bills). I would run home to my mom, jump on my bed and throw all the money up in the air and be so happy about it.

By the end of month #2 I had 16 clients. I was making $448 per month and I was just 9 years old. By the end of the year I probably had as many dollar bills in my nigh table drawer as a strip club. After 3 years I eventually outgrew the dog walking business and at 13 years old  I took a “Clown”  job at the biggest event company in Miami.

Yes! I used to get paid to dress up as a Clown and do tricks at kids b-day parties. Embarrassing I know. This was a weekend job, I used to get paid $80 an hour to do this. I would book 3 birthday parties every saturday and sunday. My mom would drive me to each party and wait for me. I was making $320 on weekends,  sum all that up to $1280 a month.

At 15, it was too embarrassing being a clown so I learned how to use Microsoft Publisher and I started a new business selling business cards, party invitations and all kings of stationery to all the moms in my school. I would source the most beautiful papers at the local architecture store and I had all the machines to add a personal touch and  Monogram their envelopes, cards, towels you name it. I would charge $50 for 50 super luxurious personalized business cards or party invitations. It would take me 20 minutes to make them, I was making a killing!

From 17 – 22 I built several business that got me international recognition in national newspapers and International publications like Vogue & Harpers Bazaar. I was making accessories for Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks,  Beyoncee, The MTV Video Music awards and I was co partnering with Virgin Mobile to launch their new cell phones into the Miami Market.

At 24 I had a crazy idea to own a Tequila brand, I was so passionate bout it everyone thought i was crazy. Specially my mom.  To make a long story short, I followed my intuition built a Tequila brand. Launched it in Europe.. I lived in Greece, France and London developing all these markets. I met the most amazing people and worlds top events like The Cannes Film Festival, The Monte Carlo Grand Prix, Music festivals all around the world were my playground. I eventually got tired of all the fabulosity that comes with owning a Tequila brand and I sold it.

People always ask me: How do you do it? ….. Theres no easy answer to that. But at the core of everything I do is the following Moto: I only work on things that I absolutely love. If  I dont love it, I am not touching it with a 10 foot pole.

The biggest challenge I have to building a new career or a new company each time is staying strong and motivated. I feel tired sometimes, frustrated or lonely. Thats why I wanted to write this post because I know many of you might be going through that moment: where you realize you don’t love your job and you want to change and work on something you really love. Well this is one of the things  I do to find the answers and stay motivated: I listen to Gary Vaynerchuk.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo.

I dont like to read that much, so I bought his Ibook on the iTunes store and I got my ear phones on…getting my dose of Sunday motivation for the week. If you got that entrepreneurial spirit and are uncertain about what do do with it. I highly recommend you get this book #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

 

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