Good eyes for Good Finds

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Since the 6th grade I have always needed glasses/contacts. Its an ongoing issue that has yet to be resolved but I have found some pretty amazing companies to help me overcome my sight issues! Zenni Optical has the CUTEST eyeglasses and not to mention they are extremely cheap! Eyeglasses are an accessory to me and can also make or break any outfit!

When thrifting, its super important to go in with good eyesight! If you dont, you may miss some pretty amazing one of a kind pieces! Seeing the textures and patterns up close in detail may make you love certain items! And also, you may miss some holes, spots that might be on the clothing! 

Bottom Line, having good eyesight is essential and I want you to be able to find the most amazing things at the thrift store! :)

You can purchase my glasses HERE! :) 


Xoxo 

Mal Pal 

AG Jeans x Mallory on the Moon

Sponsored by Zappos

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Just like seasons, if we didn't have gloomy days, we wouldn't be appreciative of the sunny ones. In life, God gives us trials and tribulations to help us grow and become stronger. During Winter especially, the sky just never seems to want to let any sunlight through. I have learned to enjoy the gloomy days and take full advantage of them and appreciate them for all their gloom. 

During Fall and Winter, overalls are my go to. I LITERALLY live in them! They are so easy to just throw over a cute sweater, turtleneck and just run out the door. Not to mention, they are comfortable and also warm! My favorite pair at the moment are these AG ones from Zappos! 

They keep me warm during this Ohio fall and make me look put together with little effort! IM OBSESSED! 

Fall with in love with Ugg

Sponsored by Zappos

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Whenever I think about Fall, I think about all the comfy things that come along with it. Comfy sweaters, blanket scarves and of course shoes! Ugg has always had a name for being one of the must haves for Fall and Winter. Growing up, everyone was wearing them. Whenever I would go to the high school football games, all the girls would be wearing them and I never understood the hype until I owned a pair myself! The ones I am wearing above are the Hailey Fluff Loafers . They are the perfect mix heading into the cold weather! Not to warm not to cold, just right! Not to mention the perfect amount of “fluff”. Im so excited to continue to make these a staple during these months leading into Winter!

xoxo,

Mal Pal

Simple Staple

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Sponsored by Zappos

Keds have always been a classic shoe. I remember when I was little my cute little grandma was always walking around wearing them, and I always knew by the style and the little blue tab on the back that read KEDS When I got older, I remember Taylor Swift doing a collaboration with them and I was SHOOK. Kids have always had this classic style and very attractive color way!  They are  the perfect shoe to pair with absolutely anything! They are also super comfortable and a very easy shoe! Meaning they are super easy to slip on and slip off! I got mine through Zappos! You can shop them here . Zappos has the cutest styles and different colors as well! Keds will never go out of style as they are the classic shoe! Who knew me and my grandma would both wear the same shoes? 

Style on! 

 

xoxo, 

Mal Pal 

COMFORTABILITY is Key

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This post is sponsored by Zappos! 

Once Spring and Summer roll around you can almost always find me outside doing something! Whether it be frolicking around flower fields or paddle boarding on Lake Erie, theres just something about the warm Summer sun that makes me super happy! 

Today, me and my friend Kalynn decided to go to a Green House and walk around and take some photos! I am completely obsessed with green houses and wish I could live in one, or take all the plants home! IM OBSESSED! 

When it comes to warm weather and playing around, you always want to be comfortable in the skin your in and shoes play a huge part in that! COMFORTABILITY IS KEY. My shoes from Zappos from the brand Pikolinos are so comfortable! I usually can't wear heals but these shoes allow me to do so with not worrying about blisters or my feet hurting!  Zappos has so many cute shoes and the place to shape for some cute Summer shoes! 

Heres so a RAD summer and enjoying life one step at a time! 

 

XoXo, 

Mal Pal 

 

 

 

 

Finally Spring

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  This post is sponsored by Zappos.   Spring is one of my favorite seasons, there is just something about the way the flowers can rebuild themselves and grow after the harsh winter. It give us hope as humans showing us that whatever we go through, we know there there will always be something good that will come afterwords.   Also, with spring comes bright colors and happy moods! These Timberlands are from Zappos and they add the perfect pop of color to any outfit!  I’ve been wearing them with literally any outfit I put on! Wearing a dress pop on these bad boys. Chillin' at home and gotta go run some errands but don’t want to look like you tried too hard to get ready? These will seal the deal. Ive never owned a pair of Timberlands and these are my first pair and I love them!   Zappos has so many amazing style for this season! Head on over and check them out  HERE   Also, if you love my shoes as much as I love them, you can purchase them  HERE!       xoxo  Mal Pal  

This post is sponsored by Zappos.

Spring is one of my favorite seasons, there is just something about the way the flowers can rebuild themselves and grow after the harsh winter. It give us hope as humans showing us that whatever we go through, we know there there will always be something good that will come afterwords. 

Also, with spring comes bright colors and happy moods! These Timberlands are from Zappos and they add the perfect pop of color to any outfit!  I’ve been wearing them with literally any outfit I put on! Wearing a dress pop on these bad boys. Chillin' at home and gotta go run some errands but don’t want to look like you tried too hard to get ready? These will seal the deal. Ive never owned a pair of Timberlands and these are my first pair and I love them! 

Zappos has so many amazing style for this season! Head on over and check them out HERE

Also, if you love my shoes as much as I love them, you can purchase them HERE! 

 

xoxo

Mal Pal  

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Collaborate and Create!

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Hey guys! 

Blowfish Malibu challenged me and my gal pal Lisa to create a New Years resolution together! 

Lisa and I decided that our resolution was going to be to put an emphasis on community not competition! In the Instagram world we are going to focus on being supporters to those creatives around us and be an uplifting light! I am all about meeting fellow creatives, creating content, socializing and sipping on some good coffee together! So if you're reading this and wanna grab coffee and shoot photos LMK! 

I followed Lisa (@lisamarieprang) awhile agoon Instagram and I knew we lived kind close but didn't know how close!  So recently we decided to meet halfway and I am so happy that we did! We are now Instagram besties and Im so thankful for her uplifting personality and kind soul! 

Im also so thankful for my little community here on my website and my Instagram! I have such an uplifting group of amazing people who inspire to do what I love! 

 

SHOP OUR BOOTIES HERE

THANKS BLOWFISH MALIBU! 

 

Mal Pal 

Must Have Essentials for Content Creators

Hey everyone! 

I'm so excited to share this blogpost! These are all things I wish I knew about when I began my  journey! I'm more than willing to share what I've learned thus far about being a self sustaining blogger/creative/influencer. So sit tight, there is quite a bit of information below! 

Content comes from what you envision it to be. Some people are gifted with being able to think deep and envision something in their brain before its acted out in real life. Although the things below will greatly help you, it is what you already have thats most important, your brain and the ability to be creative. 

So before we get into these essentials, Theres some things you need to figure out:

1. YOUR NICHE

 Basically what brings you the most joy and what you are passionate about. This is SUPER important because people love authentic content. You need to be true to yourself and use that to push out content that you genuinely love and enjoy. For some people it may be beauty, for others travel. Personally I reside under the lifestyle niche because I simply love everything. 

2. STYLE

Its important to have a certain style or edit of photos. This may not be important for everyone, but for me, it has tremendously help me grow. My feed looks nice and cohesive using the same edits and all the photos have a similar style. Also, once you have a certain style of photos, people will start to recognize you for that. 

 

What I have witnessed so far is quality content is key. Many companies ask for high resolution images and sometimes I feel like its hard to take iPhone photos seriously. These companies are paying you for your images and when zoomed in, iPhone photos can be blurry. Also, you want to leave a good impression because they will most likely reach back out in the future if they see the amazing content you can create. Investing in a good camera and lens has been one of the best investments I have made. People can definitely tell quality off your photos. 

So the first investment I would make is a DSLR Camera but if you can't afford one, your iPhone will do for now!

Cameras I recommend:

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Sony Alpha a600 -  Test the limits of your creativity with the premium mirrorless DSLR that’s focused on speed. Every artistic shot you take—from fast-action to candid—benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world’s fastest auto focus6. For capturing crucial moments that go by in a blink, the a6000 can shoot 11 photos in one second. It’s compact and easy to use, too. Two quick-access dials let you change settings on the fly. Very intuitive.

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Canon 5D Mark iii (MY BABY)- The Canon 5D Mark III is a true "superstar" camera, with impressive capabilities for both still and video shooting. It suits the needs of well-heeled amateurs and working pros equally well, and while its resolution is only very slightly higher than that of the 5D Mark II. Superb still and video image quality; Powerful, fast, and accurate AF system with loads of cross-type points, loads of configurability and great frame coverage; Rugged, weather-sealed body with great control layout and user-interface configurability.

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35mm 1.4  (MY OTHER BABY): This is the lens I use for almost everything! Danny insisted buying this and it has definitely made a difference and it totally worth the splurge! The images that this produces is fantastic!

 

 

 

 

 

These essentials are super helpful when creating content. I have collected them over the years and wish I would have known to buy them when I first started out! 

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1. IPHONE TRIPOD

If you don't have a dslr, or saving up to buy one, this is your best friend in the time being. I bought one of these in college and would go out to empty lots and set up my phone and take photos of my outfits. However, this tripod is very light, so be careful because it will blow over in the wind, I learned the hard way! This set also comes with a wireless remote, which is super essential because you don't have to keep running back and forth to your phone. Quick and efficient! 

BUY HERE

2. STURDY CAMERA TRIPOD

Ive dealt with my fair share of tripods trying to go the cheap route and they always break. Invest in a good heavy duty tripod that won't blow over in the wind! Also, get one that will be tall enough for you to use for good full body outfits! 

BUY HERE

3. SELF TIMER WIRELESS REMOTE

GUYS, without this your life will be 10x harder trying to get the perfect shots. You can buy one of these for your phone (click here) or one for your camera (click here). Just make sure that the description says that it will pair with your camera! This has been a huge life saver because you don't have to keep going back to the camera to press the button, and also it will make sure that the camera is focused on you! 

BUY HERE

4. PREVIEW

This is an amazing free app that lets you look at your feed and lets you upload photos to see what your feed would look like with certain photos. To sum it up, basically it helps you keep your feed flowing from one photo to another! I literally just started using it this month and it has been a lifesaver! 

DOWNLOAD HERE

5. CALENDER

I am not an organized person and I will openly admit that! However, having a calendar is key when you get into the busy life of collaborating with brands! You can keep track of when things  are due to post and you can also just jot down any upcoming ideas you may have!  I personally like to have a calendar that I can write in! Otherwise you can just use you phone calendar. 

 

I have personally used all of the things I have listed above and will continue using them until the end! They have helped me tremendously especially when I haven't had a photographer around to take my photos! 

I hope you liked this blogpost and it will help you in someway! :) 

Comment any other questions you may have below! 

Love, 

Mal Pal 

 

 

Stomping into Fall

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Whats Fall without a good pair of boots to pair along with your outfits?

Booties are an essential when it comes to Fall because my feet get super cold especially my toes! And when it snows in Ohio, its even worse! Blowfish Shoes sent me the cutest pair of booties that match literally EVERYTHING! Black booties are a must have in anyones closet because they literally can be thrown on with any outfit and the automatically look good! 

So, I would definitely say, if you don't own a pair of black booties, you need to invest in a comfortable pair! 

Happy  Fall! 

YOU CAN SHOP MY SHOES HERE

Beginning Fall With Artemis Design Co.

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Unique in their design, made out of Turkish flying carpets, these "flying carpet shoes" are definitely one of a kind, and a staple piece for me this Fall. Yes, I did mention that these shoes are HANDMADE with Turkish flying carpets, and Ive never had a pair of shoes with a more wonderful design.  What intrigued me even more about this company besides their carpet designs, was their story. I love reading business startup stories on how they first started out, the struggles of ups and downs and where they are landed now.  Theres just something about the entrepreneurship world that pulls me in. 

You can read their story here: ARTEMIS DESIGN STORY

Perfect in their color for some genuine fall vibes, these loafers will match almost every outfit! One of my favorite fall colors; Golden Orange, Toasty Yellow or just that color that was on your grandmas carpet, is dominant in these shoes and I found the perfect cardigan shoved in the back of my closet to match. 

You can shop these amazing shoes and other designs here: SHOP NOW