5 NEED TO KNOW TRAVEL HACKS

I want to eventually make memories all over the world. Especially in Georgia watching my little brother graduate from Army boot camp. By the time that you are reading this blog post, I am getting my shit together to get on a plane and fly out of state. If you have a trip coming up soon, this post is for you. As you can see from the title, I am sharing five need to know travel hacks to make your trip easier.

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5. Booking a flight

When booking a flight, for some reason all flights are cheaper on Tuesday’s.

4. Shoes 

To keep the rest of your clothes getting dirty from your shoes, put your shoes in a shower cap. This will keep all of the dirt inside of the shower cap and your clothes clean!

3. Jewelry 

We all know that packing jewelry can be a pain in the ass, so to keep your necklaces from tangling up, lay them out on a sheet of Glad press n’ seal. Once all laid out, place another sheet on top, seal them together and your jewelry isn’t going anywhere.

2. Separate your clean and dirty clothes

Pack a trash back in your suitcase so that you keep your clean and dirty clothes separate.

1. Hot tools

Pack an oven mitt so that you can throw your curling iron or straighter in it while it is still hot!

Aren’t you glad that you read this? I helped you, right?

I hope that this post helped you in one way or another.

 

Safe Travels.

Blogger Babe Series

It’s that time again! Time to meet another hard working blogging babe like myself. I can’t wait for you to meet Baraka McCann, she is the brains and hard work behind She Simply Chic.

 

•What/who has inspired you to start your blog?

My mom inspired me, she’s always loved fashion, and taught me the ins and outs of the Fashion! My mom was best dressed in high school, and then I became best dressed in high school. I love everything about Fashion.

•How long have you been building your brand?

I have been building my brand for about a year now. I am so blessed of the opportunities, and collaborations. It’s only the beginning!

•What is the next step for you?

The next step is to start planning my woman’s clothing line. I have been brainstorming for about a year now.

•Who is your biggest role model?

I have to honestly say, my mom is my biggest role model like I said in the previous question, she taught me everything I know, the thought of her elegance in clothes is phenomenal.

•Do you have a routine when it comes to posting?

Yes, I do. I post every Tuesday between 2-3 o clock.

•Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence?

Yes, I thought I had some confidence beforehand. But ever since I started blogging, me putting on clothes and showing the world different ideas of clothes, is such a blessing to do. Brings so much confidence and fun.

•Do you travel? If so, where are going next?

No, I been in school none stop since I graduated from high school. I will travel after I graduate with my masters! But I am trying to go to New York in October!

•Which topic is your favorite to blog about?

My topic, or niche I would say. Is Plus size outfits. Or more so say Personal Fashion/tips

•What is your drink order from your favorite place?

Omg my favorite drink is Chai Green Tea, from TeaHouse

•What is your favorite color?

My favorite color blue.

•Who is your biggest supporter?

My mother and boyfriend are my biggest supporters. Don’t matter if the opportunity is big or small!

•Who is your favorite blogger?

My ultimate favorite blogger is Naturallyfashionable

•How would you describe your style?

My style is Simple but elegant look! With a side of chic!

•If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be?

That is hard! But the two brands for sure I would love to work with is Eloquii and Saint Laurent!

 

You can follow Baraka on Instagram: @shesimplychic

 

If you would like to be apart of this series, please email me at BakersfieldBeautyBlogger@gmail.com.

10 Things to do to get Inspired: Creator’s Block

We are all artists, no matter what our passion is, we create art. I can speak for myself when I say that I have been in a funk when it comes to creativity. It happens to the best of us, but it can be a challenge to get out of. So for those of you that are going through this little phase, here are a few things that you can do to become inspired

 

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1. Take a walk

Walking can clear your mind so that you can see the world around you. Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes.

2. Go somewhere different

If you normally go to a Starbucks every morning, try the locally owned coffee shop downtown instead.

3.  Read a book

I know that you have a book in your room that you have been meaning to read, but have never gotten to it. Read it! So much inspiration can be on the first page.

4. Take a vacation

Even if you just go somewhere for the weekend. Get out of the town that you are in and go explore.

5. Change the screen saver on your phone

I know that this may sound a little silly, but I can’t tell you how many times that I have been inspired by someone’s wallpaper on their phone.

6. Create a vision board

Creating a vision board of everything that you want in life, or the things that make you smile can really change your mood.

7.  Shopping 

It doesn’t matter if I am shopping or window shopping, it always inspires me. Grab your shopping buddy and go!

8. Listen to music

Listen to your favorite music! I love me some 80’s and 90’s country!

9. Listen to a podcast

There are so many inspirational podcasts out there, pick one!

10. Talk to your favorite person

Talking to someone that you love can really help shift the mindset.

 

What do you do to get inspired? 

5 Fashion and Beauty Bloggers Worth Following!

As a fashion and beauty blogger, I seek out to find others that share the same passion as me. Trust me when I say, I have been seeking for years. Upon those years, I have found some pretty amazing bloggers. If you are one that loves finding new blogs to read, or even just some bad ass fashion pieces, you have come to the right place.  For this Fashion Friday, I am sharing with you 5 bloggers that are worth following.

Say It In Threes

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Styled by McKenz

She is so adorable! She is only sixteen years old and she is one of the hardest working bloggers that I know! She is always creating amazing content and she always has a smile on her face!

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Fashion Alec

Victoria is vintage fashion goals!!! I love her blog and her Instagram feed is stunning! She can rock just about anything and everything! Most definitely a fashion inspiration.

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Lizzie in Lace

If you love everything pink, pretty, and perfect than she is the blogger for you! She is the sweetest person and she knows what she is doing when it comes to her fashion and Instagram.

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Aspyn Ovard

If you don’t already know, Aspyn isn’t a blogger, she is also a well known YouTuber. She and her husband make the perfect team! They travel the world together while taking amazing fashion photos!

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Life’s Candy Jar

The name of her blog says it all! Rachel is a hard working mom and knows how to dress! She is hands down my favorite fashion blogger. I get so excited when I see her posts appear in my inbox. She is also another blogger that can rock any look that she can find. Did I mention that she is Jaclyn Hill’s sister?

 

#BloggerBabe Series: Meet the Blogger

As a blogger, I am always curious to know what motivates other bloggers to get their work done. What their thought process is when it comes to blogging. Today I got to do just that, I got to interview a beautiful blogger friend of mine. Not only is Paige a very talented blogger, but she also has an amazing Instagram feed, along with a YouTube channel that has over 700 subscribers. Read along as I asked her all of the questions that I have been dying to know!

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What/ who inspired you to start your channel/blog/Instagram?

I have always (since I was younger) followed lots of different beauty/fashion accounts, it’s been something I have always had a passion for. After seeing girls around my age build up the confidence to start a youtube channel or blog, I thought, maybe I could do this too? I have always had a lot to say, ask my parents and they would tell you I never shut up, I could speak for England!! I have so much to voice my opinion on, not just on beauty and fashion but on more personal things, if my social profiles can help/influence someone else, then my job is done. I would mainly say a lot of people around me inspired me, there’s nothing you can’t do as long as you put your mind to it.

How long have you been building your brand?

If I’m honest, I didn’t know ‘building a brand’ was a thing until around 6 months ago when I really started getting serious on my Instagram/Blog photography. I would say that I have been taking ‘building’ my social profile seriously for around a good 6 months when really nice deals started coming through from brands, that is when I started treating my social media more as a part time job rather than just a hobby, don’t get me wrong it is great to have fun on your profiles because there is no wrong way to do it, but I like to try and keep mine very professional and targeted to my audience.

What is the next step for you?

This is such a hard question, because with social media E V E R Y T H I N G is unpredictable, but I suppose if I had a choice it would be to grow my channels a lot more and maybe look at it becoming a full-time thing, blogging/social media is a passion of mine and I love creating content people want to see, it makes me feel so happy!!

Do you have a routine when it comes to uploading content?

I wouldn’t say I have a set routine, I mean most of my weekends when I’m not working are spent in London taking pictures for my Instagram/blog or filming videos for my channel but I wouldn’t go all the way to say I have a set routine, I do what I can and try not to stress if I don’t get everything done, as this is my hobby I don’t want to stress and suck the fun out of something I really enjoy.

Would you say that blogging and YouTube has changed your confidence?

One million percent, YES!! I had little to no confidence before I started my social media channels, I was very bullied at school mainly for the way I looked and that is something that has always stayed with me, but growing my channels and seeing so many people enjoy my content has built my confidence so much. I am now not afraid to stand in the middle of London looking sassy AF taking pictures because I am doing it for me, yes people may stand and stare but you aren’t going to see them again so what’s the point in worrying about it?

Do you have a favorite topic that you love uploading? Fashion, beauty, or travel?

When I first started blogging, beauty was the main thing I really got into, mainly because I had watched thousands of makeup tutorials it was something I loved. However, recently the past year or so fashion has stepped up to be something I am mega interested in and this is something I now talk about on a daily basis. Travel is also something I am extremely passionate about, you can most likely see that from Instagram because I am always going places.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I am actually in Paris in a couple of weeks, but after that 100%, either Italy or Iceland is on the cards!!

Who would you say is your biggest role model?

In my life, definitely my Nan, she sadly passed away last year but she was a massive influence on me, she was always so sassy and fashionable, no word of a lie she would have a matching handbag to every outfit she owned (a complete life goal of mine haha) but she was always so supportive of everything I do socially.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My boyfriend has got to my number 1 fan!! He is always so interested in what I’m up to and is always excited to see what I get up to next, and probably my best friend Amy as well, she is always the first to congratulate me on something I achieve which is always so lovely!!

What is your drink order? Coffee, tea, soda?

A good old cup of English tea!!

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color has always been a really light blue, but if I were answering this fashion wise, it would have to be black haha.

Who is your favorite YouTuber?

Favorite YouTuber would have to be InTheFrow, I look up to her like a big sister I think she is just brilliant and she works so hard on all of her social platforms.

Who is your favorite blogger?

Again, this would have to be InTheFrow or Lissy Roddy, they are both amazing and their fashion accounts are beautiful!!

How would you describe your fashion style?

I honestly don’t have one, I see something I like and I buy it haha. I can go from dressing up joggers to a full ball gown to smart trousers and a blazer to jeans and a cute crop top, anything I love.
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Isn’t she amazing? Thank you so much, Paige, for being apart of my Blogger Babe Series!
You can follow Paige on all of her social media sites below.

If you would like to be a part of the Blogger Babe Series, let me know in the comments, or send me an email. I will send you over a list of questions and your answers will be featured on a Work It Wednesday, here on my blog.

Shop Pink Blush

Hello gorgeous! Today I have some very exciting news for you! Thanks to my friends at PinkBlush, I will be hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card to shop their boutique! So make sure to keep reading to find out how you can win!

If you have never heard of PinkBlush, let me just fill you in a little. This trendy online boutique not only carries plus size clothing, but also has cute maternity clothes. There are so many options to choose from on their site. So all of you soon to be moms out there, make sure to check them out.

The dress that I am wearing here is a gorgeous floral wrap dress. If you didn’t already know, wrap dresses are really in right now. This dress is so flattering! I love the way the dress just flows out. It hugs me where I need love, and gives me extra room for everything else. It really is that perfecting fitting dress for me.

This dress is perfect for brunch, a summer barbaque, or even a birthday party. This is the ivory dress, it also come in a blush color.

Dresses can be very light weight, so light weight that you can see through it. This dress is of a thicker material, but it is still light at the same time. So you don’t have to worry about it being transparent. There is also a slip underneath for even more coverage.

I know that once you check out their website, you are going to buy something. So when you do, make sure to use the hashtag #shoppinkblush and #pretttinpinkblush, that way they can see your gorgeous photos!

Now on to the part that you have been waiting for!

Giveaway time: 

I know that you are super excited to enter the giveaway, so here is what you have to do!

1. Make sure that you are following my blog. You can do so by pressing follow on the blog, or subscribing to my email list.

2. Make sure and head to my Instagram and follow me there (BakersfiedBeautyBlogger).

3. Comment your fashion style! Whatever it may be; boho, classic, chic, just commet it down below.

For an extra entry, head to my YouTube Channel (Kelsey Provencio), and follow me there!

This giveaway will end on May 24th.

 

As always, thank you so much for reading! I will talk to you soon in another blog post!

Sister love and fashion. 

December is here, can you believe it?? This month is the perfect time to spend time with family. I love quality time, with work and life getting into the way, quality time doesn’t happen as often as it should. Hello everyone! Today my sister, my husband and I have teamed up to bring you this fun little shoot. A little fall fashion inspiration for you. Even though it is December, it’s still toasty in California. We got all dolled up and went out and just went with it. We had so much fun taking these pictures! We hope that you enjoy them.

I would like to point out the fact that my husband took these photos. If you want to ask someone to take your photos for you, but not sure what they will say, just ask. They may surprise you, I never thought that he would even consider it. Not only did he take my pictures, but he slayyyedddd these photos. DONE!

Our hats are from Charlotte Russe. I love this photo, Sierra is so silly. Enjoy your sister if you have one. They may annoy the hell out of you, but they are your backbone. She makes me laugh and can make me cry at the same time. I can honestly say that she is my best friend. I couldn’t imagine a life without her. 

It wouldn’t be a photoshoot, if Brian’s Mustang wasn’t in it. If you have a man in your life that is obsessed with cars, then you will understand. #5.0

My top is from Torrid, this is seriously one of my favorite shirts. It’s so comfortable and easy to move in. I love my light washed denim shirt!Sierra’s top is a cute flow blouse from Forever 21. If you have ever shopped at Forever 21, then you know that it is very affordable. If you haven’t made your way there yet, then you should. There is a wide selection of styles and price ranges. I couldn’t find the shirt on the site, but you should still go take a look!  

Remember to enjoy life, smile and relax. Don’t stress over something that isn’t worth it. I learned that the hard way. Besides, it’s way more fun to be worry free.

I would like to thank my baby sister for being featured in my post, and my husband for taking my photos. I love you both from the bottom of my heart. 

What’s in my bag! 

I don’t know about you, but I absolutly love seeing what is in other people bags! It makes me feel like I am not prepared sometimes and I feel as if these people have saved my life! 

If you like to be nosy like I do, then just keep reading! 


I have to start out by asking, but how cute is my freaking bag?? Adorable right? I purchased this bag at Shi by Journeys! Who would have thought that a cute bag like mine came out of a shoe store! I didn’t. It was 30$ and I do not regret buying it one bit. Sometime I feel bad because I own way more bags than I should, but this one is worth it. If you would like me to do a bag collection I will! Just let me know in the comments I would be more than happy to. Now where was I? Oh yea, here is a picture of everything that is inside my bag. Enjoy. 

  • First things first, pretty standard, my wallet. Filled with junk change, receipts and my VIB Sephora card. 
  • Headphones, I like to keep them just incase I need to hear snapchats in public. If you leave your snapchat name in the comments, I will follow you! 
  • My inhaler
  • Tampons, always come in handy. 
  • Some of my Loving Plans business cards. 
  • My favorite Buxum lip gloss in Dolly! 

That is the end of the show, pretty simple and basic. Thank you all for reading, until next time. 

Let’s be friends! 

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