Top 5 Apps for Social Media for Photo/Video

Last week I created a short video and asked you guys in a poll if you were interested in a blog about my Top 5 Apps for Social Media.

So here goes:

1. Canva: The real OG. I started using Canva so many years ago as an quick alternative for Photoshop (of course not for creating logos). My biggest issue with this app is that it is great for creating graphics but not so great for creating transparent graphics. I use the free version but I have purchased Canva for Work in the past. It’s great for saving your brand colors, logos & stock images/illustrations. I use Canva not just for graphics but also creating presentations for my speaking engagements. The only downside is that you need to be connected to WiFi in order to present.


2. Over: The holy grail. Many of you that messaged me asked what app was I using & very surprised when I said “Over”. I would definitely say this is what you make it. If you have a vision or inspiration this app would be great for displaying that. You can see in the video below how easy it is to use your creativity eye. I tested the paid version last week & OMG the things this app can do is comparable to Adobe Photoshop. You can crop & also using the Mask Tool to create a collage with many different photos and/or text.

3. StoryLuxe: This app is great for creating collages for your IG/FB story. I currently use the free version but with the paid version you get access to all of the templates and you can customize a bit more.


4. Unfold: This is an okay app for the film templates but if you want more templates you have to pay for each individual pack separately (that $1.99 adds up quickly)


5. Inshot & Mojo: Both are video apps. With Mojo you can insert images and make videos with text. The free version is limited to only a few templates but the paid version seems to be okay if you are using this app very often. Inshot: omg I fell in love with this app once I started playing around with it. This app can be used for creating videos with music in your IG story. You can add transitions & text as well (all these features are available with the free version). I currently just use the stock music for videos but you can upload your music files to the app. It would be great if you could also add music directly from Apple Music.

Loft Try-On Session

Happy Easter weekend! Holidays are always a great time to reflect and spend time with family & friends! I know we’re all busy with work schedules & events that’s why I LOVE the option of ordering online & picking up your order at the nearest Loft location.
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Here’s a few of my favorites.

The jumpsuits at Loft are probably my favorite pieces in their collections. I’ve never been a jumpsuit girl until recently! I’m 5’2 for reference.
PERFECT date night outfit. I wore this a few Fridays ago & my husband was stunned at how “dressed up” I was lol! (#momlife) The top is so soft & the skirt can really pair with different color tops to transition from work to happy hour.
This dress is definitely Spring Vibes! It runs a little big so I would size for this type of dress.
A Chervon dress would NOT be my first choice of dresses but the quality of this dress is AMAZING. Chervon Dress
Yep! Another jumpsuit!! This black flower jumpsuit hits in all of the right places especially so flattering to the top for those of you with larger tops like me.
I LOVE wrap dress but for some reason I could not get this dress to fit properly. There’s also a button on the top of majority of Loft wrap dresses which is GREAT for nursing moms!
Stay tuned for more try-on sessions!

How-To Create A Wardrobe Capsule

Photo by  @goldentimetay
Photo by @goldentimetay
A few weeks ago I came across this article about a “wardrobe capsule” which got my brain spinning on what that means exactly and how can I start my own. A wardrobe capsule is a collection of a few essential items that never go out of fashion and can be mixed with different seasonal pieces.
When I started my first job in highschool, I would spend my checks on random pieces of clothing that I would eventually get a rip in or no longer “in trend”. This habit lasted all throughout college – shopping at Forever21, Charlotte Russe, 5-7-9 (lol! Only a few will remember that). But again those clothes would never last throughout the year. I would find myself back at the mall trying to find clothing last minute for an event.
As a wife & mom, my clothing has to transitional easily from day to night without breaking the bank. So the idea of a wardrobe capsule is PERFECT for where I am currently in life. Once I began my professional career at IBM that’s when I really began to invest in my clothing for the sake of not having to replace the items every 3 months. One of my favorite stores to shop at for QUALITY pieces is Loft. Okay I know what you’re thinking and especially if you are a millennial. “Isn’t Loft for like…grandmas?”
Girl, I thought the same thing but when I look at the options for affordable and QUALITY clothing the options are either Target or Loft. So this is the beginning of my Wardrobe Capsule series, every so often I create a blog post on what pieces are important for your wardrobe capsule. Here’s what we’re focusing on: 1. Blazer 2. Neutral Heels 3. Pant/Slacks 4. Jeans 5. Graphic Tee
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Those 5 pieces are a great starting point for your wardrobe capsule. My favorite work slacks are the Loft Straight Leg Paints in Marisa Fit, I love this fit SO MUCH mainly because I’m short lol! So the straight leg fit hits right at my ankles which elongates my legs. These pants can be worn with a matching black blazer or you can also throw a color blazer into the mix depending on the season.
Now it’s Friday which is usually causal Fridays in most offices so you’ll probably choose a pair of jeans to wear. To be honest, I never invested in a pair of jeans before this whole wardrobe capsule idea, “who spend $40 on a pair of jeans?!” – yeah now I’m seeing the difference between spending $12 for jeans at Forever21 vs spending $40 on QUALITY jeans that fit like butter on your body! GIRL ITS LIFE CHANGING.

My favorite pair of jeans are currently the Curvy Soft Slim Pocket Skinny Crop Jeans – as a mom I gravitate to any pair of high waist jeans but I’ve been trying new things and this fit is PERFECT. I’m short so again these jeans hit right at my ankle and hugs my curves in the right places.

I believe this wardrobe capsule is really a mindset change for me, personally. I am no longer wasting money on clothing items that are temporary but rather items that are quality and interchangeable.
Stay tuned for more pieces in my wardrobe capsule!