What to wear to Disney!

Happy Friday!

If you have visited any Disney theme park you know that dressing for it is a challenge. I have been blessed to visit all the four Disney World theme parks in Florida, as well as the two parks in California. Perks of having a mom who works for Disney so just to be clear this is not a paid or sponsored post, I just wanted to share tips on what to wear to Disney because sometimes I struggle on what to wear.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Pandora-the world of avatar at Animal Kingdom. It was so cool, you really feel like you are in another world, and they were great creating a lot of the similar details from the movie. The weather was perfect, and since it was Thursday it was not packed. When you go to any Disney park you have to consider the weather, wait times, long walks and what day during the week it is. I know there are bloggers who take some great photos with their outfits at Disney, but let’s keep it real you don’t want to wear something that you are not going to be comfortable in. Don’t get me wrong you can wear a cute outfit, but think about what works with your style, the weather, and how comfortable are you going to be throughout the day.

What I wore:

    • Basic cotton black top:  I would suggest if is too hot, wear a lighter color, sometimes depending on the fabric black can attract a lot of heat.
    • Boyfriend jeans: Light blue denim washed jeans that are not tight. You can also wear leggings, but make sure they are NOT see through, and are light weight. Wearing light pants helps in case it gets colder at night.
    • Flower print long sleeve shirt:  I always wear a long sleeve shirt around my waist just in case it gets cold, it also gives some style to your outfit.
    • Adidas gazelle sneakers: I highly recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. As I mentioned earlier there are long walks, and long standing wait times for rides. You want to wear shoes that have enough support for your ankles and back.


Accessories

  • Backpack or crossbody bag where you can carry all your personal items.
  • Baseball Cap: Protecting yourself from the sun, also just in case it rains or you don’t want your hair in your face a hat will come in handy.
  • Sunnies: Adding some cute sunnies will make you look stylish, and will protect your eyes from the sun.

Here is a little peek of Pandora- The World of Avatar!


Invest in quality items that you can wear throughout the year for other trips or adventures. I hope you guys found these tips helpful, and next time you take a trip to Disney or somewhere else remember is all about your personal style and comfort. Have a great weekend friends, I am off to another adventure!

with love,

Kreadiv Misfit

 

Creating Goals For 2018

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys had  a great weekend. I had a  first challenging week of 2018, but I am not surprised. Personally I think that whenever you want to achieve something great, life will challenge you in many ways and you have to adjust and overcome. Last week I took some time to think about my goals for this year, and what do I really want to achieve. We can get caught up on the high of a new year, resolutions and setting up goals, but do we really take the time to sit and think about our goals? our way of doing things? 

After thinking and writing down some things, I shared an insta story video on my Instagram and asked people if they wanted me to share my tips on how to create achievable goals for this year. 87% said yes!  So today I am sharing my tips and what I used to set my goals.

1.) Get a planner!

A planner will help you so much. I can’t recall the last time I didn’t function with one. At some point in my life I had more than one planner. A planner will help you stay focus, complete priorities and important things that you have in life. I write down important things that have to get done in order to achieve my goals. 

2.) A notebook or Journal: I always keep a journal or notebook to write down ideas, or notes on something important. You can get any kind and create something that will keep you excited for the things that you have to accomplish.

3.)  Paper, pen and keep it simple! I took a blank piece of paper, divided it into the middle and wrote on each side personal and career. I wrote down two categories because I wanted to keep it simple, and not overwhelmed myself. Use your favorite pens or pencils, and keep this goal list in a place where is viewable for you. 

Finding out your style, and doing things your way is very helpful. I know there are so many resources out there on how to achieve your goals, and what to do but you can create your own. I found some great tools, and just kept it simple. Life gets busier, crazy and we can’t always achieve what we set ourselves to do.

2018 will be a year of achievement, and of progress. Wishing you all the best and I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any particular ways to create your own goals please leave me a comment, I would love to read all about it. Have a great week and stay tune for more fun post.

with love,

Kreadiv Misfit

 

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored. All opinions are a 100% honest.

 

 

 

Welcome 2018!

 

 1st Illustration of the year! Inspired by a photograph I found at Nylon Magazine online. Added my own little twist to it by drawing my fave books.
Hello Friends…

Happy New Year! I cannot believe that 2018 is here. Time is really flying by and we have to continue to do the best that we can. I hope you guys had a great time during the holidays, and now we are all back to work. I have to say 2017 was a year of many many losses for me. Even though it was a challenging year, there were some major accomplishments and I am proud to say that 80%  of my goals were met. Today January 2nd I took some time to write my goals for this new year, keeping it realistic and simple. I shared some tips on my Instagram stories but definitely I will be creating a blog post soon sharing how and what I use to create my goals.

Starting this new year there has been some big changes in my life already, and life has already shifted in some interesting ways. I realized that this year I have to kick comfort out of my life and face change so I can see progress. I am very excited for this year, praying and hoping for great opportunities, growth, and peace. I encourage you that whatever you are struggling with,  it will pass and you will make it through. You are not alone because I am facing some challenges right now and I will overcome them, so we are in this together friends.

Be encourage to set your goals, this is a new day, a new week, a new year, a new month. We are starting fresh so no more looking back and only looking forward. So what can you guys expect from me this month? well you shall see me here more! I will create and post more content. Content that you guys can find beneficial, and of course sharing bits and pieces of my life. I got a content calendar and I am committed to follow it, for the love of blogging and the appreciation I have for you guys. If you guys have any suggestions, ideas or anything you would like me to blog about, please let me know down below in the comment box.

Blessings and the best wishes for you guys on this new year! Let’s make it happen. <3

 From the heart,

 

Kreadiv Misfit 

 

Styling with The Songbird Collection

Happy holidays my dear friends!

I hope you guys are enjoying this wonderful time of the year drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies. I have been looking for different special gifts for my loved ones, it’s so hard because there are so many choices out there it is hard to decide. On today’s post I am sharing a collaboration with The Songbird Collection! They provide hand-picked jewelry pieces that are curated exclusively by a great team of fashion bloggers who understand trends, style and quality. They have a variety of pieces that would go great with any type of outfits, specially during the holidays.

It was so easy to navigate the website, the images and prices were very clear. When the pieces arrived to my home, they were packaged in a pretty box, and all the pieces came in an individual bag with teal soft paper. It was so personalized I was in love, for me personally it’s all about details. Every piece looked exactly how I viewed it on the website, really great quality and also it came with instructions on how to take care of them.

          Here is a gift guide I created with my favorite pieces from

           The Songbird Collection I picked three different styles of necklaces, earrings, bracelets & rings that you can wear with your daily outfits, and also for any holiday parties that you have coming up. They have a great SALE section and in case you are still in need on some gifts this is a great place to get them. Take 30% off* with code BEMERRY at check out. *Excludes sale and gift sets.

I also styled a look wearing some of my favorite pieces that The Songbird collection provided. You can style them with any daily outfit, a night out with friends, a casual brunch and a holiday party. This following look that you will see, it’s a look I put together for a Christmas party I have coming up.

Long Bar Earrings

Stack’em Up Rings

Drop of Sunshine Layered Necklace

 

I hope you guys enjoy this post, and make sure you check out The Songbird Collection! Don’t forget you can use code BEMERRY at check out and get 30% off. Thank you at The Songbird Collection for this collaboration and for the opportunity to wear these pieces & include them in my daily wardrobe. Enjoy the holidays, and thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my posts and for such a great year.

 

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Songbird Collection, as always all opinions are 100% my own.

DIY Clutch Bag

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys had a great thanksgiving. I am sorry I did not create a post for thanksgiving but honestly I took some time off and enjoyed my family and simply took a break from everything. To be honest I kinda hit a creative wall where I was not inspired and motivated at all. Everything is happening so fast, and sometimes it is very hard to find the time to do it all. Better late than never THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, reading my post, commenting and showing me love. I truly appreciate all of your support and I hope that you guys continue to find this platform helpful.

Since we are in the holiday spirit, and probably most of you guys are still shopping for Christmas gifts for your loved ones I wanted to share with you guys a cool, creative and thoughtful DIY! I love shopping for others, but when there is a budget or lack of funds there are ways to create  gifts that are affordable and personalized. So here we go….

Items you will need:

  • Fabric – I used Vinyl for this project
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors for fabric & paper
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Markers
  • Acrylic Paint

  1.  Measure your clutch size: You can make it whatever size you would like, make sure that you have the same measurements for length and width using paper. Also add 1/2 around your bag for sewing purposes.
  2. Pin the paper to the fabric, and then you can start cutting it. Use fabric scissors, it will make it easy specially with heavy fabric like vinyl.
  3. Place the right side of the fabric together facing each other. You will be sewing on top of the inside fabric.
  4. Using a sewing machine, place the fabric by the 1/2 measurement, and carefully hold the fabric and start sewing!
  5. Once you have sewn all the sides, except the opening of your clutch, cut the bottom corners and turn it in, this will give more shape to your bag.
  6. You can use pins or tape to hold the extra fabric inside, once you have done this you can sew it in so edges can be cleaner.
  7. If you have some extra fabric, measure the closing of your clutch, and you can glue it or sew it inside depending on the fabric you are using. In this case I used a hot glue gun and glued the fabric to the inside of the flap.
  8. Once your clutch is sewn, you can add a button or any kind of closure. I used a string of velvet & wrapped it around to used it as a closure. Also I didn’t want this bag to look so basic, so I decided to illustrate some cute boots on it. You can get creative and draw anything, with vinyl is an easy fabric to draw on.
  9. I used a pencil to draw on the fabric, then a black washable marker to create the outline and to finish the details I used acrylic paint. Acrylic is easy to use and it will dry faster.Here is the final look with a casual outfit:

You can create this clutch for someone special, or for yourself. I spent about $30.00 on all the materials at Joanns, and I also downloaded the app where I found great coupons. I had fun creating this clutch, it brought me out of my creative rut that I was in, and I hope you get inspired to create one for someone special during this Holiday. Remember this season is all about spending time with your loved ones, gifts and material things are not that important and if you are worried you don’t have enough funds, there are ways to get creative and make your gifts. Have a great a weekend!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored.

My Favorite Podcasts

Hello Friends!

Is anyone ready for the holidays? To be honest with you guys I am not ready, it’s crazy that everything is Christmas decorated and I’m getting so many emails about sales and promotions. Let’s not freak out guys, we can make it through this craziness little by little and day by day. Today I wanted to share something different, I feel like with all of this holiday talk and busy schedules in our lives is hard to find some down time.

The past couple of months have been very busy, and November/December don’t look any different. I am trying to stay on top of everything as much as I can, learning new things, being an adult and having a balance life. There are days that I find it very hard to stay motivated, but what has helped me a lot lately has been listening to  different podcast.

Photo by: Her Creative Studio

Every morning there is a bit of a struggle, so I try my best on my commute to work to get ready for the day, stay focus and be productive . So here are my favorite podcast that have help me in my career and personally as well.

1.) Becoming Fearless Style Collective PodcastAnnie Spano created Style Collective which is a platform to help women who want to turn their side hustles, and dreams into a career. Every Monday morning there is a new podcast, and there is always someone new who shares their story. How they became fearless, tips on career and personal life. I truly enjoy this podcast because is real, honest and there are so many tips. You can also join style collective and become a member, is affordable and very very helpful.

2.) Don’t Keep Your Day Job: Great guest speakers sharing about their careers, and how they quit their day job to pursue their dream career. They keep it real, and Cathy Heller creator of this podcast asks great questions, and makes sure that whoever is sharing their story, share important details on how they overcame challenges, and how they quit their day jobs.

3.) The influencer Podcast: Great entrepreneurial advice on how to be a successful influencer in whatever industry you are working in. Tons of guest speakers as well talking about their brands, companies and different business. Great tips for the blogging and digital influence industry.

4.) GirlBoss Radio: Sophia Amoruso it’s very funny and honest. She has had many ups & downs in her career. She shares personal anecdotes and interviews women who are running their companies, sharing about their lives and also their struggles. I have been a major fan of her work since I got the book and she has a lot of experience in regards to creating a company from scratch.

5.) The Accidental Creative: All about creatives, how to approach ideas, projects, business, and life. Very insightful and realistic.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it helpful. As much as I love to share fashion post, I like to change things here and there, and create content that is helpful for you guys. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts, have a great week and continue to create, share and inspire.

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

 

Dear November…

Hello Friends…

This post is going to be a little different than the other ones. I love creating various types of content, but sometimes is good to keep it real and share what’s on the heart. Not everything is Instagram fabulous, we deal with daily struggles, challenges, disappointments and it’s good to share those things because we can relate more to others. I want this blog to be about creativity, I want it to be a place where you guys can learn something, relate, be inspire, but I also want to keep it real, and be honest.

October was a rough month. There were some hard moments in my life that I was not ready for. Loosing my dog was the hardest thing, in a few days it will be a month since she passed. I have been trying to stay busy so I won’t be sad, but avoiding sadness is not easy. Just taking a walk around my neighborhood makes me sad because I was so used to walking with her. Also My father got a major surgery, he is recuperating but it has been very hard on him. It’s difficult to see your love ones in pain and  I had to make sure I was focused on my him, and not trying to multi-task and think about all the things I had to work on. I had so much peace and I definitely know it was God that kept me together. It’s great to be goal driven, hungry for your dreams but nothing is more important than family and no matter what I will never turn my back on them because they have always been there for me.

Even though my heart was so weak, and I had no inspiration to do anything. I got the opportunity to work with three different brands for some cool campaigns, I got paid for a huge design project I worked on with a brand in LA , and I got back into sewing and making garments which they will be coming soon to the blog, So in the middle of so much there were some major blessings and I am so grateful for them. No one or nothing in life prepares you for death or health challenges, I wish in high school or college they had a course were they can prepare you but it won’t never happen. Sometimes I felt alone, confused, unloved, like a loser to be honest with you guys, but God, my family and some of my close friends helped me during such a crazy month. So if you are dealing with something major, let me tell you that you are not alone! You have God,  friends, family people that believe in you and a purpose in this world.

So for this dear November I am taking it slow. Refocusing myself on what matters, like getting back to working out, eating healthier, sleeping more, spending more time with God I truly believe that having these foundations help to have a balanced life. Also I am learning more about blogging, content creation and influencer marketing, I want to make sure I’m not falling into the pattern of just taking photos, or just making pretty post but creating. Getting back to basics, to the foundation of what I want this platform to be.

I know this was probably a lot, but I wanted to share and give you guys a little update on my life, and If any of you guys are dealing with something know that you are not alone and you can overcome it. Not everything is picture perfect, or Instagram fabulous like I said earlier, we all have our days but we can make it through! I am hoping the best for this dear November and you should too!

Thank you guys for the love <3

Xoxo
Kreadiv Misfit

What I wore today:

Velveteen Dress

Long Vest

Camo Jacket

Ankle Booties

XOXO
Kreadiv Misfit

 

 

 

Live Drawing At Vera Bradley

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to illustrate live at one of the many stores that Vera Bradley has. The store where I illustrated is located in Orlando, FL. inside one of the most popular malls; The Florida Mall. I had the pleasure to attend one of the events they had at another location, and I learned so much about the brand. Before the event I visited the store and Jacquelyn the store manager shared with me so much information and facts about the company.

Many fellow bloggers, friends and family members came to visit me. I’m not gonna lie but I was little nervous. As soon as I sketched my first model, I was able to relax a little and get ready for a fun day.

The awesome team from the store created this cute set up for customers, and included the giveaway, products and some snacks.

This was the giveaway! An adventure key necklace, fine point pen set and a sticky note set.

My set up for the day!

My first model Jacquelyn, also a fellow creative!The lovely Store Associates & Clients.

Friend & Blogger Kiara and her boyfriend.

Sketching my dear friend & blogger Fiorella

Outfit of the day was a cute romper “Coming soon to the blog” and some cute black comfortable booties.

Facts about Vera Bradley: 

  • Founded in 1982 by Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgard.
  • The company was started with just $500.
  • Fabrics that the company uses on their products are: quilted cotton, solid microfiber, leather and nylon fabrications.
  • Besides multiple handbags & other accessories, they also produce bedding, swimwear, cover-ups, sunglasses, umbrellas, stationary, tech products and socks.
  • The Vera Bradley Foundation for breast cancer has an annual women’s golf and tennis tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana to raise funds for breast cancer research.

This was such a fun event. Thank you to this team of ladies who prepared the event, and were my models as well, I had a blast drawing people live, sharing about the brand and making new friends. Thank you also to Vera Bradley for giving me the opportunity and I can’t wait to be part of another great event.

I hope you guys enjoyed this awesome post, don’t forget to visit Vera Bradley at your nearest mall or online, and check out the awesome products that they have. Have a great week and continue to create, share and inspire.

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Self Care Essentials

Hello Friends!

Can we talk about how time is flying? I cannot believe that October is here. September was definitely a crazy month, but we made it through. Even though it was a very challenging month, there were many blessings. I got my first two campaigns! also I was able to host a fall fashion event, and sketch live at Vera Bradley (Post coming soon)  I was on a roll and something unexpected happened, something that I was not ready for in any way. Unfortunately my fur baby/best friend and companion Echo died this past Wednesday October 4, 2017. My dog was a huge part of my life, I truly wish I would have posted more about her, but God knows how much I love her and gave her the best life. It has been a very rough couple of days for my family and I, but we are thankful for the time we were able to spend with her, the memories and the great dog that she was to us. If you have fur baby, a dog or any kind of pet; cherish it, love it, spend time and never take it for granted. As you can tell, time is flying and is very important to spend time with the ones that really matter.

For this month as much as I want to work and do so many things, I want to focus on taking care of myself. Taking care of yourself is very important. If you are not resting, eating healthy, exercising, and slowing down from your crazy schedule you can get sick and feel burned out. I have been there where I do way too much, and forget about myself. I want to share with you certain items that I have been using, and will continue to use throughout this month, to make sure that I feel and look healthy. Making sure my mind, soul and body are in a good standing place, so I can continue to work hard and do the things that I love.

For mind & Soul:  A Devotional from a really good friend of mine Carrie Lucarini.  She is a woman who has dedicated her life to God, and shares her heart on this devotional. It has been very helpful to me everyday because it helps me to get a scripture before I start my day. You can get a copy here:  http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545611562

Another great item that has helped me to relax and enjoy “ME” time, is this Caramel Corn handmade soy candle from  Marcish Market. My friends Marc & Trish have started this awesome business, and they create this awesome soy candles. My house smells great, packaging is so cute and on the top of the lid, it has a scripture. They use man made synthetic oils, but their oils are non-toxic. I highly recommend it so check it out when you guys can.

Simple Skincare :  With all the craziness and stress that I have been under, I have been using Simple skincare products. I have used this products for almost a year now. My skin is very sensitive, and I have tried it all pretty much, but this products have been the only ones that have helped me. They don’t use harsh chemicals or artificial perfumes. I truly enjoy using the cleanser and the smoothing facial scrub.

 L’oreal pure face mask: I love love this mask! it’s such a good investment for your skin. It exfoliates, unclogs and tightens pores. It’s very smooth on the skin, and afterwards it feels refreshed and soft. They have three different kinds and the one i’m using currently is the red algae.

Olay regenerist micro-sculping cream face moisturizer: Great moisturizer! I was given one at the blogher 2017 conference that I attended this year. I really like it and it’s very soft on my skin.

La Vie Est Belle Fragrance body lotionBody lotion that smells amazing, and it last throughout the day. I use this after I get out of the shower and leaves my skin very soft.

OPI Fiji Collection: I was sent a small set to try it out from the ELLE Magazine inner circle that I am part of, and the colors are so rich and pretty. Even though they are spring/summer colors, they are great for any occasion during the year.

Skinn Cosmetics Lip 6X Balm: This lip balm I use it before going to bed, and it helps my lips to stay hydrated and moisturized. You can use it throughout the day too before putting on your day to day lipstick or lipgloss.

I hope you guys found this post helpful. I encourage you to take some time, rest, take care of yourself, eat healthy and exercise. Also invest in products that are good for you and will help you to stay in balance. I would like to thank  Marcish Market for my awesome candle, Simply Stylist for my Skinn Cosmetics Lip balm and Elle inner circle for the OPI Fiji collection. I have enjoyed using this products, and I am sharing my honest opinion on them. Thank you all for your love and support, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss a thing.

Have a great week friends!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Blazers

Hello Friends!

It feels good to be back. I have been trying to get back into the groove of things but unfortunately there was a hurricane a week ago. IRMA hit pretty hard and left the state of FL with some damage and powerless. I didn’t have power for a week, so the struggle was real but I am here sharing with you guys a new post all about my latest fall blazers.

If you were able to attend NYFW or catch the shows live, there were tons of blazers on the runway, as well as the street style looks from people that attended the shows. Even though I couldn’t attend due to the hurricane, I watched most of the shows and kept up with looks from many people that I admire in the industry.

I grew up watching my mom get ready and wear tons of stylish pieces. This plaid jacket that I am wearing is hers from the 90’s. It’s wool, with a medium lapel. and gold buttons.  It’s perfect for fall and winter season, and you can style it with anything. I wore a pair of skinny jeans under, a black top and adidas originals slip on sneakers.

The 2nd jacket I am showcasing is this vintage, light wool, bright pink 80’s blazer. I found it at a dance event that I attended for $5.00. I love the color, love how it’s light weight and wearable.

I wore the same base pieces from the previous images, added a pin that my mother gave me and sand suede mules to bring the outfit together. So there it is…. some of my essential blazers for this season. Don’t feel pressured to get one, I’m sure you have one in your closet and you can style it in many ways. If you don’t have one, trust me a lot of stores have some great ones and I have included links where you can purchase them on the items. I hope you guys found this  post helpful, continue to have a great week and rock your own style.

Photography By: https://kiaracol.com/

xoxo

Kreadiv Misfit