Do You Know Your Brain Type? According to Project Evo, I Am an Oracle!

Today let’s talk about creativity and different brain types. Do you ever wonder why some people are obsessed with taking notes and others operate much better in their head without putting anything on paper? Or why some people are morning people and some are night-owls (๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ)? Some people rely on constant feedback from others and … Continue Reading

10 Fashion Photography Tips

So I’ve been asked by some of you to share my typical photoshoot process – what exactly goes on behind the scenes of an OpalbyOpal photoshoot and how I go from an idea to actually taking the photos and posting them on Instagram and my blog? So today, I’m going to share with you my … Continue Reading

Mental Health during Coronavirus

The weather is getting nicer, cherries are starting to blossom and spring is in the air! But we are stuck at home during this Coronavirus quarantine with what seems like no end in sight. As long as social distancing measures are still in place, it’s normal to feel fear, anxiety or just loneliness.ย Many of us … Continue Reading

My Tips for Staying Social in a Time of Social Distancing

Hey Gems, April is almost here and I don’t need to remind you that we should all be staying home for at least another month practicing social distancing to help our medical workers, grocery store workers, the elderly, those with weak immune systems, and everyone else on the front lines of this pandemic. Social distancing … Continue Reading

My Work From Home Essentials During Covid-19

Hey Gems! I hope you’re staying safe and not forgetting to keep up with the latest guidance from CDC amidst this Coronavirus outbreak. As more people starting to work from home, keeping a consistent routine and staying productive can be a challenge. So today, I wanted to share with you some of my tips on … Continue Reading

COVID-19 PSA

Hey Gems! As I’m sure you’re all aware, the Coronavirus pandemic has been hitting many countries across the world including the US pretty hard. A week ago I was going about my life as normal and this week it feels like everything’s been turned upside down. It feels like such a confusing time right now … Continue Reading

Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression

||#SeeingGender #sponsored by @ChronicleBooks ||  This book is about gender, yes. But it’s also about so much more – sexuality, age, race, religion, ability, biases, classicism, privilege, and other topics traditionally considered “taboo”, that we are just starting to discuss in the age of “Me Too”, “Black Lives Matter”, “LGBTQ+” and other social movements. And this discussion … Continue Reading

2 easy ways to wear Stripes this Summer

I think I’ve got a newfound love for stripes! It’s a simple print that can have a bold impact. Although stripes are one of the most popular design patterns in fashion today, it wasn’t always a coveted one. It’s been worn for hundreds of years but it initially had negative connotations attached to it when … Continue Reading

What is monochrome dressing and how to pull it off

For some people getting dressed is a matter of throwing on something that’s easy, comfortable and quick as long as it looks semi-presentable. For others, getting dressed is an artistic form of self-expression where they start with a blank canvas and develop a look based on the way they feel in that moment. I’d like … Continue Reading

7 podcasts I’m listening to right now that you will love

Podcasts have become aย go-to entertainment and learning resource for many including me. They present an easy way to stay on top of current events, keep up with your interests or simply learn something new. The best part is, listening to podcasts involves zero reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a list of podcasts I’ve been loving recently that … Continue Reading