you know when you find a song, and you immediately adopt it into your whole life; you're like this is me, my whole aesthetic, and my whole life is now. this. song.

i thought i would share my wavy playlist with you all because i got heart warming feedback from my last playlist blog post. here it is, you can listen here, or on spotify. be sure to follow me so you can see what i'm listening to & let ya girl know what you think!

much love to all,

s

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Hello my beautiful readers! I’m drifting away from the deep posts I’ve been doing lately, and instead talking to you about my new favorite product for teeth whitening! Through much of the self care I’ve done after a long, bad day; teeth whitening has been a huge part of my weekly routine. Today I’m so excited to be writing a post about my new favorite brand for teeth whitening @carboncocoau !

This Australian made teeth whitening kit that I received is called the ULTIMATE CARBON KIT! First off, how bad ass does that sound?! I rate that an 11 out of 10! If you know me at all cute packaging gets me in the beginning and Carbon Coco is no stranger to the cutest packaging a girl could ask for! What’s also amazing about Carbon Coco is unlike the usual activated charcoal from health stores, it’s actually made of finely milled Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal with a hint of Bentonite Clay and Lemon Myrtle. Now if you’re reading this asking me, “Selda do you even know what you’re talking about?” Actually, yes! I remember first whitening my teeth around 11 (just for fun) and my mother taught me how to make organic teeth whitening product with lemon (acid is so good for getting those germs off) as well as baking soda/ powder! When I heard that Carbon Coco also uses coconut charcoal I knew I NEEDED to give it a try!

This special formula is proven to be super gentle on your teeth (coming from a girl with wiper sensitive everything) yet it’s also super effective in detoxifying the mouth and removing stains! What I also love about this formula is there’s absolutely no scent or taste!


Here’s how I use the product:

1. Dip a wet toothbrush in the jar. I used the cutest turquoise-toothbrush they gave me (just lightly coat the brush- a little goes a long way!)
2. Brush gently in circular motions for 2-3 min
3. Rinse and brush with the toothpaste they also give to you!

I use this product before bedtime to give time for any residue to dislodge overnight. Basically whitening your teeth and then eating a donut, won’t show results! You get it? I’ve seen results automatically but proven results come within 7 to 14 days!


Here’s some special stuff if you want to know about the toothpaste that comes in this kit!
This is a toothpaste formula that doesn’t have fluoride aka, super good on your teeth! It also contains the ingredient inside your powder: activated charcoal!
The toothpaste is black but turns into white foam while brushing which gives me super sciency vibes and I’m super into it. It also tastes so yummy and leaves my breath super minty; what more could you ask for?
The toothpaste is designed to protect your teeth from further staining throughout the day, so you won’t mess up your results if you love coffee and coloured drinks, but I do advice drinking more water is very good for you!

Instructions:
Brush with this toothpaste after using the tooth polish at night and in place of your regular toothpaste during the day.

The last thing I want to say really touched my heart which was the reason why I’m collaborating with Carbon Coco for this post. All Carbon Coco products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free! I will do absolutely everything to promote products I genuinely love and respect; I want to give a huge shoutout to Carbon Coco for being super sweet and working with me for this post. Much love to my Aussie babes!

Xo- S

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This topic is certainly one of the most difficult topics for me to discuss so bare with me and my emotional wreak of a mind. It’s time I sit down and talk to you about health. Not a form of illness that affects someone for a day, a week or a month. Health - a human beings mental AND physical condition.

Feeling isolated can be detrimental to ones psyche, feeling incapable of going out in the public due to your physique is also damaging to ones inner self. I for one know what it’s like to feel alone, left out, or pushed aside. However, I am a firm believer that through unity, isolation has a chance of deterioration, and through empowerment, no diagnosis can affect the way you look at yourself. This past year has been an instrumental one for mental health awareness. From Logic’s #1 hit single 1-800-273-8255, and the immense increase in calls to suicide prevention hotline’s, the world is feeling as if it’s finally changing and accepting.

When I think of my darkest moments of mental health, I notice a common thread. Whether it was stretches of days unable to shift my bones position due to traumatizing back pain, or hours spent alone in school always being someone’s #2. I have sympathy for it all. It’s time I finally introduce to you all a diagnosis that has lived with me for seven years, until the end of my life. It’s miraculous how I haven’t opened up and I mean truly opened up to you all. Some might say I “have the perfect life,” but in all honestly I live in constant fear of the truth. I live with scoliosis, a condition affecting an abnormal curvature of my spine. Scary right? I know. A normal human being, just as any mammal has a perfectly symmetrical body. However, I am blessed to live everyday with one collapsed lung due to rib deformation, one leg longer than the other, and the list goes on forever. I’m not here to tell you all my insecurities because in all honesty, I’ no longer insecure about who I am. My life has been one rollercoaster, crazy life and I wouldn’t change it because of a silly diagnosis that decided to come into my life at age ten. Trust me, it takes courage to write all the things you’re too intimidated, anxious or nervous to even talk about but I’ve learned to accept who I am.

The dark days are officially over. I am no longer going to be someone’s #2, or that sick girl with the broken back. We’ve all had our moments of absolute embarrassment. Trust me, my life is not perfect. The definition of perfect was made to satisfy the needs and cravings of society. In reality, perfectionism exists solely within ones self. Once you realize all your flaws and all your beautiful thoughts that make up that intelligent mind of ours is all you need to live your beautiful and perfect life, that’s all you need. Self love, self worth, and self acceptance is key to the happiness you know life has in store for you.

Take everyday as a blessing and life everyday like it’s your last. Let me stop acting all preachy and emotional. Instead, I just want to thank every person who has felt concern, love, and compassion for me. I wouldn’t be able to feel the way I do without you.

Much love,

S.O

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All bias aside, being a fashion blogger/vlogger is a pretty dope gig. Fashion is like the outlet in which anyone can do what they want, say what they want, and be what they want. Consider the possibility that you become known for lighting up any room you walk in. Fashion can do that for you. Here are my tips on how anyone can follow Fashion like a pro.

Tip 1: Use social media to your advantage. Yes, we have plenty of aesthetically pleasing magazines but they take days to create. With a touch of a button we have the power to visit any street style website and see what our favorite bloggers, models, and actors are wearing. How amazing is that!

Tip 2: Stay on top of trends! Trends have become the number one most looked at and talked about aspect from fashion. Who’s wearing what? How do they style it? The list of questions can go on forever, but following trends and watching them grow or disappear can not only teach you what’s “in” but also tell you how to style those pieces you’ve been dying to get your hands on. Look out for pops of color or patterns with basics, these little tricks can make your outfits stand out!

Tip 3: My last tip goes hand in hand with my first. Social media is a controversial issue. However, taking advantage of what’s online can help tremendously when searching for the perfect look! Follow bloggers on their instagrams, blogs and if they have a YouTube channel, add that on the list as well! Seeing clothing on and being styled can go a long way!

I’ll say it over and over again, fashion should not be a struggle. Wear what makes you happy, you don’t necessarily have to follow a trend you don’t like. Who says you can’t? Do you.

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There has always been a part of my soul where I feel like every person deserves to live a life full of happiness and beauty. My grandfather has always said, life is like licking honey off a thorn. I know that not everyday will be beautiful, maybe that’s the beauty of life itself? Witnessing woman all around the world fight for the same rights, identical, necessary pieces for peace in humanity yet tear one another down, truly breaks my heart.

The women’s march should be for all women… and yet it’s not. I was hoping it would be better this year but it’s become a protest toward one person that believes he has ultimate power. As a heterosexual white ambivert I’m on the outskirts of this movement watching the woman, girls, men and boys fight for what society deems “unacceptable”.

The transphobic signs, the co-opting of spaces, the pussy hats. Oh the pussy hats.
Centering PINK pussy hats as a symbol of this movement is so wrong and disappointing as a woman. While these hats weren’t a creation of the women’s march organizers directly, they have become a recognized symbol worldwide . We literally could have picked any other nasty thing Trump has said to focus on and yet we chose his statement about genitalia and chose to cling to it for dear life. Why must all the posters say “pussy grabs back” when 1, not all women have a pussy, 2, not all pussies are PINK and 3, feminism is the equality of ALL genders. By excluding the experience of non-binary, trans-feminine, and other folks who identity in the feminine space and instead centering the conversation on genitalia (which has nothing to do with gender) we are hindering our own damn cause...

We need to do better. We need to include all women, speak up for all women, make space for all women, make it clear there is and always will & should be space for ALL women and feminine-identified people. I hate to break it to you, but if you’re a feminist, you support every movement: black lives matter, woman’s march movement etc etc. I could go on and on about this but you don’t want to hear that. You want to hear how we can change the world, how we can teach acceptance and love instead of judgment and hate. I wish I had those answers but that’s why I’m here. I’m here to say yes, woman matter in this world, yes, black lives do matter and are just as important as White, Asian, Latino, etc. We are all the same. We all want the same things. It’s just a matter if you can open your eyes and figure that out.

- Selda O

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Hello my beautiful readers! I've been doing a lot of contemplating lately and i wanted to write about it! I can't help but ponder over the questions society is too afraid to ask. Golden hour is probably my favorite time of day. However, I do love the feeling I get around 23 o'clock when the world seems as if it stops spinning, at peace with its surroundings and finally competent with existence. There's something about the time of day when you sit at your kitchen table, on your living room floor, or on your cozy white sheets delicately placed on your bed with the sun shining in and life seems nearly perfect . Maybe sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, we can end out our day beautifully; the same way we started, with a sunrise. Deep, I know, but this is seriously what goes on in my head! I'm such a "look at the sky", "look at the sunset", "look at the moon", stay in the car to listen to the rest of the song typa person. Nonetheless, I think everyone has a little something quirky about them and that just might be mine. Here are some photos I took genuinely happy during golden hour. Thanks for reading and be sure to let me know if there are any questions you have for me! Don't be shy to shoot me a DM on instagram (that's where I answer my frequently asked questions). besides the point, have a beautiful rest of your Saturday, much love to you all!

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Finally back with another blog post after what feels likes forever! It's been about a month i believe and can i just say how much i've missed writing. To start off, I've finished taking all my finals to end out mid junior year of high school (11th grade). I feel like I can finally breathe again! Can we just take a moment to recognize how incredibly rapid time goes by? Half of my whole high school career is officially over and I'm not quite sure how I can decipher all my thoughts up until now. I'm a huge advocate in living for the moment. However, I am guilty for thinking far into the future just as anyone else does; all I can say at this moment is how lucky and blessed I am to have made it this far. Nonetheless, this post is not about my feelings toward life, although, if you would like to read that, then please let me know. This post is about my new fresh start in 2018 and how I'm kicking it off with the most extra and fresh outfit. Below are my outfit details.

Top: FabStoreCo

Sweatpants: Vintage Nike's (thanks mom)

Shoes: (not pictured because I'm an imbecile) I wore high top black & white converse

Also, I'd like to take a moment of admiration for my hair that I did all by myself, look at me go! haha I like to joke around and act hubris sometimes for a little adventure in my life but in all seriousness, I love how this look turned out and you'll definitely be seeing me wear this more often!

That's all I have for now friends! So glad to be back!

xx- S

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brrr it's cold outside and what better way to escape the frigid temperatures than a cozy library filled with all of your favorite books to create a place where your mind can wander? the holiday season is not over yet, although Christmas 2017 is for the books, here's an outfit of the day from yesterday, in 18 degrees Fahrenheit, or -7 degrees Celsius. it's been a while where i've felt genuinely happy and this winter break really sparked why i love being happy and joyful. this jacket/blazer/peacoat is also another reason why i'm smiling because it kept me super warm when i could've caught frostbite.. lol kidding but in all seriousness, this peacoat from Old Navy is not only the cutest camel color but also matches with basically any outfit i wear and i love itttt!!! Moving on, i love all things fuzzy, soft, and comfy so this three quarter sleeve length sweater from Primark is one of the best of the best! Because it was three-quarter length, i added a light yellow color sweater under from Zara which you can't see, and I'm really upset about, but it was super cozy and added an extra layer! Layering is my favorite tip to give to anyone trying to keep warm during these frigid months of winter. Following the silhouette, I paired my Old Navy Coat with my Old Navy rockstar skinny jeans which are my all time faves! There's something about fashion to me that just NEEDS jeans, or maybe i'm just obsessed with Canada and love jeans lol besides the point, in my opinion, jeans complete any look and are my go-to pants! for shoes, I'm wearing my favorite Primark booties with studs to add a badass vibe to the whole girly and preppy look! check out my instagram for more photos of how i style different outfits and let me now what you thought in the comments! Comment below anything you'd like to see from me and look out for it on my blog!

Much Love,

S

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it’s been a while since i’ve sat down and wrote up a blog post in my bedroom with my fairy lights on a cup of tea and some calming music. today is one of those nights. my life has been super hectic and i guess with a busy schedule comes compromises. i’ve missed putting out content for you all and i felt this post will mark my revival. it’s time I share my most favorite trend to end the year off by and those are.. (drum roll please)..berets!!!

throughout 2017 fashion trends from the past have quickly made a U-turn and made its way to today’s world! but of course, with more modern twists berets have made there come back people! i’m talking berets, baker boy hats & the whole shabang! let’s talk about it shall we?

as you can see from the pictures above, my obsession with hats is real and all color coordinated. i’m getting a feeling the Parisian girl is making her come back and what better way to end off 2017, with the most clout trend ever. Picture an all black outfit with a staple cheetah trench and some sick sneaks, throw on a beret or backer boy hat & you made that such a look!

street style has made its way to high fashion and the runway and I’m so excited to see where else it’ll take us. You already know your girl is gonna give you some of my favorite places to buy yourself berets and baker boy hats so keep on reading to find out my fav shops!

Starting off with ASOS! If you’re extra like me, the I am a Woman beret is the perfect piece to add little something extra to end off the year.

If you’re looking for an extra pop of color, check out Urban Outfitters and you’re destined to find a color you’ll love!

You can’t go wrong ending the year in style and walking into the new year with class. The classic Parisian gal will definitely be keeping warm this winter with her favorite trend which is making a come back!

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surprise!

i'm back with another blog post all about my music!!! i get countless questions about my music and what i like listening to and spotify created a playlist completely of the top songs i've listened to this year! as you can tell, my music taste is basically everywhere and i can listen to basically anything.. i'm a pretty eclectic gal, what can i say? anyways, i just wanted to take a moment to thank spotify for putting together a whole playlist of my top played songs so that i don't have to do it!!

enjoy! if you found any new fav jams, let me know! check out my instagram where i always put up insta stories of what i'm listening to!


xx- S

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let's chat real quick, shall we?

I'm back with another blog post and I'm super excited about this one.. (well, i'm always excited for my posts so what's new?)

besides that point, i've had the pleasure of working with one of the most amazing, high quality makeup brands that sell for super cheap! based in Los Angeles, ShopHush has over 300 thousand instagram followers!! crazy right!!

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much love, s

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It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded frequently and I thought I would dedicate one blog post about everything your 17 year old girl is doing with her life! Here are the top 3 most important and relevant things happening in my life!

1. I got my license! Probably one of the most memorable things to happen to a teenager happened to me around a month ago and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve always been the little girl obsessed with cars so getting my license was a huge deal for me!

2. I’m a junior in high school & tis the season of the SAT’s! I’ve been taking one practice test each month of the SAT’s to further my knowledge of guesstimating.. lol. I’m nervous but also excited, I don’t know why but I love tests and think they’re fun.. I know that once this phase is over in my life, I’m one step closer to University and I could be more excited!

3. Finding myself. This has been the year of finding who I am and I think I’m getting closer every single day. I’ve become kinder and more patient. I’ve learned that people will dislike you no matter what but accepting it is better than fighting.

I should probably get back to writing my research paper for my English class but I thought I should talk to you guys cause it’s been a minute.

Xx- S

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Another day, another piece of sparkle. I’m back with another blog post and today I’m writing all about my little holiday necklace from Brook&York!

A girl really, truly does love jewels so I couldn’t help collaborating with Brook&York! I’m all about supporting local products made in the USA well because, I’m from the US! Based in CT, Brook&York is super close to Philly! Brook&York can customize your fav pieces & make them perfect for you!

Check them out & use my promo code “HOLIDAZE2017” for 15% off!

Xx- S

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I’m so excited for the holiday season I thought I’d share my holiday Mood Board with you!

A pop of red comes back every single holiday season so to ring it in, go get yourself a new sparkly red sweater or some sick new red sneakers!

I can’t wait for snow, that’s one of my favorite things about the year so expect many more artsy snow pictures!

Pin stripes, checkers & plaid have been my recent obsession and I think I might just write a whole blog post about it so I’ll save what I have in mind and just say that patterns are EVERYTHING!

Xx- S

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It’s currently time to digest my thanksgiving dinner/feast and I decided to edit some pictures my best friend took of me yesterday repping YoungMuse on insta!


I thought, why not show you babes how actually obsessed I am with sporty outfits it’s probably become so annoying but it’s such a look!!

My crew back pullover is from YoungMuse and is the comfiest thing ever I could live in it! Also, white is such a dope color for a cool hoodie and I’m obsessed with it! My fav adidas sneakers add a cute pink pop to the outfit but it’s still subtle.

Love the look & I hope you babes do too.
Much love & Happy Thanksgiving to you beautiful souls 🌹💫

Xx - S

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I can’t help it, I’m back with another post all about my newest music playlist. I guess you could call me DJ S! There’s something rewarding about creating a music playlist which conforms to your personality or mood.
You could call me a very eclectic person. So with that being said, I listen to a wide variety of music!
My Spotify is usually where I create new playlists, buttttt here’s something not many people know about me...
are you ready?
I find so many undiscovered artists and such dope music from SoundCloud! That’s my secret! There ya go! Be sure to go follow me on my Spotify & SoundCloud @PrincessSelda if you’re into that kinda thing.

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as a human being you're constantly changing and growing as an individual. people change, feelings change, things change. you're constantly creating a new you through all the new memories you make and experience, so just remember that when making decisions, be the person you know you are, take care of yourself and give yourself the love you want, need and deserve. all the love you'll ever need is inside of you. the thing is, we all are trying to find that love within ourselves and it's only a matter of time until you find it. keep on soul searching and be the strangest thing. keep em guessing.

xx,

S

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I recently came across the NEWEST winter trend: puffer jackets and heard mixed emotions about it and I thought, why not write a blog post about this! When the temps drop, it doesn't get any cozier than bundling up in a puffy jacket and snuggling up. I meannnn, isn't this supposed to be the BEST time of year with snowflakes, hot chocolate and candy canes?

I've been hearing so many girls say that puffer jackets make them look like a potato but there are so many ways to look chic (without heels). Although I'm only 5 foot 3 or 4... I give up at this point and heels are my go-to, you don't necessarily need heels to make your look chic. Above are some of my fave looks with puffer jackets which I'm sure you all will love!

let me know which look was your favorite!

xx- S

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Hello my beautiful readers! I’m back with another blog post!

Let’s talk about... skincare! Now that it’s officially the season of crisp weather, good skincare is essential. Coming from the girl with dry skin, constantly moisturizing and doing hydrating masks gets exhausting, especially with the amount of work I have and my busy schedule. Glossier makes it so easy to keep a short, simple and sweet skincare regime while still having the effects of immense steps!

Glossier is also giving you all a little love today! Glossier was also kind enough to gift all my readers 10% off their purchase with them. You can use this link: http://bff.glossier.com/gMzeo

I highly recommend checking out glossier! You’ll see the results you’ve been desiring!

Xx- S

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Hello my beautiful readers! i'm back at it again with a new blog post and today's post is in collaboration with VellaBox! VellaBox is an online monthly subscription for high quality artisan candles! If you know me at all, you know I'm all about good scents! Amazingly, VellaBox has received so much publicity, they've already been recognized on : Buzzfeed, redbook, Brit+Co and Esquire! There's something about irresistible candles, especially in this time of year, that make it hard for me to say no! Now that it is officially fall and soon to be winter, the Black tea scent is something I'll be burning for as long as I can! This month's candle was by the amazingly talented S B Hadley Wilson, creator of TangTongTavy. Each candle is handcrafted and poured into the super trendy and adorable packaging! It's almost as if VellaBox knew that one of my favorite scents is Black Tea! This candle smells like a snowy winter day wrapped you up in a soft cashmere blanket and you're being handed a cup of all the joys of the season and nostalgia of pleasures in the past. VellaBox is nothing but bliss, luxury and inspiration all at once.

Xx- S

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