August 19th, 2015
I cannot believe Coachella is around the corner… That being said, I have been loving all looks that involve festival vibes. When I laid eyes on this off the shoulder crochet top from Swell, I became obsessed with how many ways I could wear this piece.
How to Take Better Outdoor Instagrams A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.
Tired of the vicious cycle of spinach wraps and Sepia filters on Instagram? Break the mold and curate a gallery of double-tap worthy adventure shots—it’s not as hard as it sounds. Most of the time, creating a gorgeous Instagram gallery isn’t about where you are, it’s about how you shoot it (because any outdoor excursion, big or small, is pretty dang beautiful). And keep in mind, Instagram isn’t just about racking up followers—it can be a great way to revisit your favorite moments and connect with old friends easily. Here, eight tips for taking better outdoor Instagram shots you’ll definitely “like” for a long time to come—even if you aren’t a professional photographer.
Figure out what your goal is with your gallery—is it to tell a story? Chronicle your life? Score a sponsorship? Let that dictate what your photos look like.
Tip #1: Rethink Your Instagram
My friend Kat Carney, who happens to have one of the most beautiful Instagram galleries I’ve seen yet, once told me to think about my Instagram as if I were curating a small, square art gallery—advice that’s totally changed the look of my own account! Instead of snapping everything and anything and posting it, try being pickier with what you share with the world. Just like you’d edit a real-life photography gallery to fit a theme, your Instagram should reflect a specific mood or story. Choose yours and post accordingly! (more…)
Road Trip Proofing Your Car A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors from Johnie Gall of Dirtbag Darling.
I spend a big chunk of the year on the road, traveling from state to state in search mountain peaks and fun waves. What I’ve learned (besides roadside burritos are never a good idea)? That a fun road trip can turn ugly if you aren’t prepared with the right gear.
Deciding to embark on a spontaneous road trip doesn’t have to end in frustration. Nine times out of ten, you’ll roll back into the garage without a single hiccup in your journey. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for all the things that could go wrong.
It’s easy to road-trip proof your car and stock it with the right supplies. Do it now and you’ll be ready to roll at a moment’s notice (and never have to get ripped off by a tow truck company again!).
January can sometimes feel like a month long hangover after the holiday madness. We are burnt out from family, parties, sweets, shopping and obnoxious Christmas music. By the time the first of the year rolls in we can’t bring ourselves to get out of bed or hold a coherent conversation.
Don’t fight the urge to hibernate. This is a perfect time to make plans for the year ahead and set some milestones to help get you motivated. The start of something new is always a good time to reflect and decide what changes you would like to see in your life. (more…)