This was the summer of madness, at least for us – it was complete chaos. Most Sundays, I was coming back home from some trip, only to pack up again the following Wednesday. Doing laundry during these few months was…challenging. Don’t get me wrong, I got to do/see so many amazing things and I feel so grateful I got to somehow squeeze everything in – stood next to two of my besties while they said I do, visited my family in Belgium, went to Miami for the first time, visited wine country in Canada, a few SF trips here and there and planned a last minute trip to Paris. And I mean, #BLESSED errrday everyday when you get to plan a last minute Paris trip – that doesn’t happen too often!

But in between all these trips, I also had a pretty demanding day job and was struggling keeping up with that and my blog, instagram and finding time at home with my hubby and cat. I can’t tell you how many times I would come home crying, an absolute wreck, just not knowing which way to go really. I was forced to make a decision I did not want to make this early on but in the end, I think it was the best decision I’ve made so far. I quit my job and took a leap of faith – I want to say YAYYY good for me but it was scary AF. I started blogging in March and I had all these great intentions, ideas of what I wanted to write about, what I wanted to convey with all of you guys but between my job and the traveling, I got lost a little. I forgot why I was doing this in the first place, why I felt the need to create this platform for myself and why I wanted to connect with all you. It was easy for me to take a few quick fashion posts here and there, but my intention with starting RiseLoveGlow wasn’t to create a fashion blog. I wanted to create a space in which I could talk about all the things I would normally talk about with girlfriends – new products that I am obsessed with, motivational videos that I watch daily, the newest thriller book that’s got my heart racing at 2am, a cute hat I picked up at my new favorite store, how I have anxiety about using tampons after reading an article that some have mold on them, how I balance eating chocolate croissants on the reg and being super healthy….you get the jist. And I wasn’t writing about any of that, mostly because I didn’t have the time but even if I did, my brain was to preoccupied trying to juggle everything that being creative was the last thing on my mind…enter anxiety attacks.

Anyyyyways, totally not trying to be a debbie downer but just wanted to fill you guys in on the last few mths/where my head’s been at. Though it’s been a rollercoaster, I couldn’t be more grateful to have the time and space to spend my days on this!!!! We moved to a bigger spot so I now have an office, #girlbossmoment! Currently only has a desk, a chair and my computer but it’s all I need…baby steps. I AM SO EXCITED!

Before we moved, we spent a few days in Ojai to recuperate from the summer. Kevin just started a new job, so we wanted to get away for a few days and do absolutely nothing. Another blog post about all the nothing we did in Ojai will be up soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share this look. I got a lot of DMs on insta asking where this swimsuit is from – it’s Midsommar Swim – a minimalist/romantic swimwear line I am obsessed with! xx


Brixton Hat

Vintage Levi’s Shorts (similar here)

Midsommar One Piece 


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  1. Kelly Hill (kellyyhill)

    I am SO GLAD you posted this. It is so honest and I personally needed to hear this too! it is SO scary and you’re amazing! have loved seeing your blog grow and and of course love following along and all the beautiful pics!! <3 <3 <3

    1. Thanks Kelly! Oh life right?? It can be so stressful sometimes but in the end it’s always bringing to a bigger/better place. That’s what I always try to remind myself at least. Thank YOU for following along, much much appreciated. <3

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