Keeping Track of Time with my Mockberg Watch

Hello Friends!

Hope you guys are having a great month of June. June is a very special month for me because it’s my birthday!! in two weeks I shall be celebrating another new year of life, and it’s scary. But exciting at the same time. Earlier this year I was able to attend a great event in Miami hosted by iDeal of Sweden. The event was so nice, full of great decorations, the restaurant were it was hosted was beautiful and they gave us a goodie bag full of great products. In the bag there was a watch from Mockberg. The brand is all about simplicity, sophistication and quality, they are from Sweden and all of their products are created with the versatility to go from a regular work day to a night out event.

I have worn watches here and there but never made it an everyday accessory. I love how simple and classic my new Elise watch makes my outfit look, I chose a silver color because I love silver and also because it goes with a lot of pieces from my closet. It’s a bold & simple piece at the same time, made of steel and woven mesh.

 

If you are looking for a perfect gift, or a great accessory for your wardrobe I highly suggest you guys check out Mockberg. Great products made out of great quality and so stylish. You can also my code “kreadivmisfit” for 15% off your purchase until September 9. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and have a great week.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mockberg. All opinions are 100% my own.

Indoor Cycling with CycleBar Winter Park!

Hi Friends!! Greetings from the beautiful Miami, FL. I just arrived today and the weather out here is so lovely. Usually is very hot in FL, but the weather has been amazing. I am getting ready for a huge event called “Hispanicize” which I will be sharing more on an upcoming post, but for today I will be sharing about my latest work out obsession…..INDOOR CYCLING!!!

If you haven’t been able or do not know what indoor cycling is, you need to check it out. I will go ahead and share what is about because is important to know and what you will be getting yourself into, which is fun and a great work out. Indoor cycling is a form of exercise with classes focusing on strength, intervals and high intensity using a bicycle. They also use some weights, and the instructors guide you throughout the process.

It was my first time attending an indoor cycling class, and I was a bit scared. But honestly one of the instructors “Valentina” who was a total badass in the class, told us that we were going to make it and survive. The event that I attended was at CycleBar located in Winter Park, FL. It was hosted by BFM Social Influencers who creates events to help business, and influencers collaborate and grow out their brands. They are based out of California, and they put this event together so well.

I personally felt like I was a rockstar. From the moment we all walked in, we were greeted by the owner Lauren, and a couple of the instructors. We were given a cute tank top, and we had assigned lockers with our names on it so we could place our personal items inside. 

I thought I was going to die in this class, but since I dance and work out it wasn’t that bad. It was challenging specially when we started using weights, but the music, the energy in the room, the way the instructors were pushing us to be the best was amazing. As women we struggle a lot with our weight, we take our bodies for granted a lot, and being in a room full of women and pushing each other was inspiring. Honestly I needed this class because I get bored of going to the gym, and I don’t like routine.

After the awesome indoor cycling experience, CycleBar had some goodie bags mimosas and snacks. They really took care of us influencers, and gave us a great experience overall.

On site there were some brands that provided their products in our goodie bags.

Kendra Scott

Just Blow it Orlando

Clean Juice

Tele_ties

Bulla Gastro Bar

The Glass Knife Winter Park

Lululemon

What a great event and experience. Thank you to  BFM Social & CycleBar, if you are in the Orlando, Fl area or planning to visit I highly recommend that you visit CycleBar . Also if you want to change your work out routine, take an indoor cycling course. It will help you so much, and it’s so much fun. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Have a great week friends!!

 

with love,

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BFM Social, all opinions are 100% my own.

Sharing My Creative Process

Happy April everyone! I know I am a bit late but I have taken some time to catch up with life. March was a very busy month for me. I had some great opportunities, last minute trips, and major disappointments. But through it all I made it, and it made me stronger, wiser and aware of what I really want in life. This month is flying by so before It gets any crazier, my goal is to continue to blog beneficial content for you. As you guys know I am a creative. The reason why I started this blog was to share my creativity with you guys. Creativity is not only about drawing, painting, or making something. For me it’s about creating something out of nothing, example writing this post I am using creativity. If you think about it everything around us has required creativity, we all use it all the time and sometimes we don’t even notice. 

As an entrepreneur I have learned that with every job, or gig I do there is a process. So today I am sharing with you my creative process when creating a fashion illustration. YES! Fashion illustration has really given me an outlet to express on how I feel about fashion, what I look in an image or source before creating a piece, and also it’s very important what tools I use. I hope you enjoy it so here it is!

 

Deciding the style is important for me. If is a piece I want to create to share on IG or my portfolio, I like to take my time and think of what kind of illustration I want to make. It can be women’s wear, or mens, streetwear or from the runway. After deciding what kind of style I am creating, I look on Pinterest, or google for images that I can illustrate or gain inspiration to create one.

 I use a sketchbook and write any ideas based on my inspiration, or start sketching. I like to use colorful pens to write any notes or anything specific to help me in the process.

Headphones are blasting and I start sketching right away. I use a combination of different pencils, and pens to outline my work at the end.

Sometimes I like to use different mediums. Mediums are different materials that are used to create a work of art. Previously I have used oil paints, acrylics, and watercolors.

Mixing different mediums gives your work and process a different touch.

Copic Markers  have been my favorite recently. They are non-toxic, alcohol-based ink colors that are refillable, and have to sides. I really like them because they make my illustrations look more professional, and the color looks great on paper.

There are so many markers out there that you can use. When I was in college I used Prismacolor, which have two sides as well, and they are great too. Sometimes the color doesn’t blend to well, but if is something that I just want to draw really quick, I like to use these.
Before using markers, I used color pencils. Rendering certain pieces bring details alive.

After picking out what tools I’m going to use, I like to draw my sketch and use different references in case I am struggling on drawing certain parts.

Sometimes hands and feet are challenging for me. I go back to images I have sketched in the past, and it’s helpful so everything looks balance and not off.

After sketching my look, balancing proportions, coloring, rendering and taking care of any details, BAM! my sketch comes alive. This is from an original runway look from Fendi. To clean up lines, or any minor details I like to scan it and use photoshop, I also use apps like VSCO for any edits when sharing my work on my Instagram.

There you have it, my creative process on creating fashion illustrations. This process takes me about 2-3 hours, of course when I am not on a tight deadline or doing a live sketching event. I like to take my time and really enjoy the process, nothing should be forced when creating. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know what’s your creative process, and how does it help you! I honestly love and enjoy reading your feedback. Have a great rest of the week and create create no matter what!!.

 

with love,

SHOP MY FAVES!

 

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All opinions are a 100% my own. It does include a few affiliate links.

Just Keep Going!

Where did January go? I just realized when I looked at my planner and saw that on Friday February begins. I wanted to create a simple post where I could share a little life update, and also some encouragement. I love to create post sharing a product, tips, and other cool things but sometimes I like to write from the heart and keep it just real. Social media sometimes makes us feel like everyone is living the “perfect” life. To be honest a lot of us don’t even show half of the things that we are going through, we just share our good moments, and yeah there is a balance in sharing so that is why I am doing this life update, and changing the pace a little bit.

This month has been very challenging in all the areas of my life. Emotionally, financially and spiritually but I’m not going to go in details because that is TMI, and I don’t think you want to read that much lol! So I am going to start with the closed doors and the rejection that I have been facing. I’m Sure you have had moments where you question everything in your life, and you don’t get why you haven’t been able to get that dream job, opportunity or why did that person rejected you.
I don’t think no one is ready for that. It takes a toll in your life, and personally I have had my moments where I been wanting to quit. This morning I woke up in some sort of funk, and I had to get up, go for a walk and listen to a podcast. It helped me to go outside and clear out my head a little bit, the funny thing is that the podcast I was listening to was from a pastor in Miami talking about how “There is more to NO and closed doors”. Even on my feed on Instagram a quote appeared that said “Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward”.It was a sign so I had to share this on today’s post.

I created this illustration and wrote all the words that come to mind when I get a big NO or some door closes. I mixed some mediums like acrylic and oils for this and while I was painting, it reminded me that life is a process. This journey is not easy and while I waited for the paint to dry a little bit, it hit me that this painting process is like life, all we can do is be patient, have faith and not give up. It’s easy to say, but that is why we share our stories to remind each other how can we overcome and persevere.

If you are going through a similar season, let me just tell you that you are not alone. A lot of us are in this together, facing constant challenges and we cannot give up. It hit me hard that doors of close friendships and opportunities have been shut in my face, and I just have to let it go. I was kind of hurt and wanted to hold on some resentment but it’s not worth it. Doors close for better doors to open and I will continue to believe in that.

So my dear friends today I encourage you to let it go, keep moving forward, do whatever you need to do and keep applying to that job, make that move, take that leap of faith, pray, spend time with your love ones and just enjoy the season you are in no matter the circumstances. God has greater doors for you, so don’t be discouraged. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and keep going no matter what!.

with love,

 

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.

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