Coachella vibes w/my cutie!

I keep bragging about this New England weather lately, but let me tell you today was the perfect day to be outdoors-I had to change out of my “all-black” outfit! 

Ave and I had a quick Target run and I found the cutest jumpsuit, that matched perfectly with a bodysuit I purchased last summer from H&M! I looooooove the paradise vibes! 

We threw Ave in my fringe vest from years ago, along with her Fedora which was a birthday gift!







Now that the weather is nicer I’ve been wearing these jeans I hand-ripped last summer, and plus they’re the only ones that still button, haha 

My bodysuit/swim suit, sunnies, and hat are all from H&M. My shoes are thrifted and are Dune brand, as well as these jeans I thrifted, then ripped! 

My shaggy vest added to Coachella vibes, and I snagged this guy when I worked at a boutique last year! 

Avynn was over the photos today, she has all of those gorgeous curls and with that hat, she was dooooonnnneeeee. Also, let me add she did not like Mommy being center of attention 

                 Look at her 😂 so mad at me!

Can’t believe there will be another girl by our side in just 19 short weeks! 




Pineapple Prints w/Princess

Another gloomy day here in R.I. “Cooler + Warmer” right?! 😳 haha too soon?

It’s already been almost a week since we returned from Florida, and we are wishing for warmer days! 

Last week my mom + I woke up and made fresh smoothies for breakfast, which encouraged my and Ave’s Pineapple printed day in the sun! 

So crazy thinking we were lounging in the backyard getting sun kissed! Avynn has been nothing but excited for “our baby.” Which reminds me…only 3 more days until we find out if the babe is a little 🎀 or 🚙!!! What do you all think?! 

Surprisingly this year Ave has kept her sunglasses on and enjoys them (she copies whatever I do). 


Ave’s outfit screams vacation! She refused to swap out these sandals for any others that we packed, so cute how she loves these! Again I mentioned in my previous post these gladiators are from Target
Her shorts I thrifted last year-the perfect shade of dark denim! Also this little 🍍 tank came 2 in a pack for only $10 at TJ Maxx



Such a comfy day in our Pineapple Prints! My top and shorts are from Forever 21 and these cat eye sunnies again are Steve Madden.

Fingers crossed these May flowers come quick!



Scattered thoughts. But I am me.

I’ve slowly but surely distanced myself from my “dream world,” I used to spend every single day planning a shoot, attending a shoot, or styling for one. There were times I felt the most confident I’ve ever felt, and more times contemplating ways to better myself in order to ease the pressure of confidence, and settle into who I am and who I was becoming. There were so many people contacting me sharing that my 4o1 fierce site was entertaining, and they loved my “voice.”

I have loved to write since I can remember. It was obviously required throughout grade school, but I loved my English homework. My journalism homework; reading a book after homework. I remember so clearly going to Florida when I was about 9 years old. I brought a little journal with me for all of the Disney characters to sign in. Except, I opened it on the plane ride there. I began to vent to my journal about how scared I was to fly.

This memory so little to me became so significant to me just last week. James and I took a flight to Florida. We had a full flight, and we boarded last because we didn’t bring Avynn with us (for specific reasons). We sat in the back row of the plane right in front of the bathroom (yuck!). However, rising above the clouds always intrigued me and at almost 24 years old, I was still amazed being above something so incredible. My “routine” that I left miles and miles below the clouds. It opened my eyes completely. We pushed through some storm clouds and turbulence, all to coast through sunny, relaxed skies. All while experiencing this I realized in my head I was talking myself through the journey. Flying always made me nervous, because come on, look at the world we live in today! But at the moment I was coaching myself through it. Not with a pen in my hand, but a thought in my head. Keeping a journal and venting to a diary was always a first comfort for me. Realizing that I was now old enough to cling to James was not the only way I found comfort in my flight. Being miles and miles away from a life that I have reflected on for months-was something I really needed.

Back in Rhode Island I was going through an identity crisis. Spending 10 months sharing my body with another human being was enough to bless me for the rest of my life. It blessed my brain, and my every thought. I began reflecting too much on what I went through and this began weakening me. With words from outsiders, opinions, and financial struggle; I began to break down. Think about how much we as individuals judge ourselves. Our solution to this is either maintaining a mindset of “I don’t care what anyone thinks or says,” constantly beating ourselves up over it, or making goals to fix it. For me, I could not find peace with any option. It was all because I realized in only a quick 2 years that I’ve birthed another human, I have been re-thinking, re-tracing my every move. I now have someone who is allowed to judge me, who I am allowed to change for. I am now who she looks to.

That was enough pressure to give me a breakdown. It happened. I began to make changes to allow peace in my life.

No one is perfect, but not a lot of people can accept and admit when they fail. It wasn’t until a grown man, and someone who I very well respect, sent me an email informing me of how he and some of his co-workers enjoyed my passion for women/feminism. Little boosts from outsiders does not fuel my confidence, but instead fuels my drive to inspire. With my #breakteeth campaign my goal was to inspire those and remind those of acceptance. Who we are is slowing becoming “who we were.” Not many stay true to themselves anymore. Social media, entertainment, and society sucked all “naturals” away. Living in a lifestyle that is so close to the “real world” has made me really think; and really #Breakteeth.

My trip allowed me to spend time with my father, and hash out my childhood to make peace. My road trip home showed me trees so big; I felt so small. I felt so humble, so down-to-earth, so in touch with myself. When James and I drove through Jacksonville, we gave a meal to a homeless man who responded to us with “Jesus loves you.” Something sounding so small became so big. The homeless population always incorporates mixed emotions from the world. Some say they chose the life, some say they deserve it;others “feel bad.” Just the quick stop with this man made me think about how small my problems really are. All things I thought were crumbling from my fingers, could always be grasped, and re-built. All things that have passed me, are not for me. We have full control. I have full control. My dreams could have been reachable through my “what ifs.” But we are here today, breathing, moving, while the world spins. I can’t control what is gone, but what is left. I have had dark thoughts, and ones so bright I felt as though I was blind from the weight of my own goals.

I gave up on things I’ve once felt were so near, and now that I fell off of the ladder, I have learned to build new steps instead. Wooden ones. They will get wet and get weak. They will creak and splinter, but wood is natural, and ladders are man-made.

I have committed to filming for a very big network, and my trial is in just a short 3 weeks. I will then be re-building my portfolio with the objective of embracing what it feels to be a woman. I will actively be using my 4O1 Fierce as an outlet for all of my social media accounts.

#Breakteeth for me has just evolved. It’s not just about trying to remind women of their beauty, remind them of the goods. Sometimes we work best under pressure. For me, I do not. I do not work well when stressed. But what I can admit is that there is beauty in the break down. If you have to break down first to build yourself back up, and you realize your journey; you are already winning. Break down to then show teeth. Go through the lowest, just to smile when you’re way up.

I hope to encourage someone, anyone out there to push, climb, and build. We are so so tiny in a huge harsh world. Fulfill your passions, and even if you break down, #breakteeth


Falling into place! #MyconfidenceMonday

Hey everyone! I’ve been completely M.I.A. and I apologize! We’ve been moving and dealing with endless amounts of snow,(as you all know), so I’ve taken another step back to focus on family life.

However, I most recently enrolled back into school and am working on using my Psych degree to continue to inspire people! I have been working on numerous modeling projects in order to include my #Breakteeth campaign to reach out to a bigger crowd!

For so so long I began to panic about how all of my passions would be intertwined, and I feel that now I found a happy medium. I will be using my Psych experience to work with fellow models in order to hear them out on what in their lives they would like to improve on; in order for them to reach their ultimate happiness, without having to lose self respect & take their clothes off. I aspire to inspire those around me. I fell out of touch with my modeling agency for awhile, until realizing to never give up on what I worked for. Would I want Avynn to give up? 

So I took the step to commit to becoming the creative director/shoot stylist for my agency. I want to continue to go to school, broadcast my small campaign, and continue modeling as I wanted to since 10 years old!

Before Avynn was born I wanted to become a teacher, to make a difference. Well, children are expensive, and i’d rather “work” all my life while incorporating my passion! My #Breakteeth beanies are almost in, and I can’t wait to show you guys ways to “spring-ify” them! 😀 

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Hey everyone! So recently i’ve seen such a positive increase of energy surrounding us. I was pleased to see something new trending called the “20 beautiful women” challenge. I am glad this surfaced because this is the closest thing in comparison that is relatable to my #breakteeth campaign. What an amazing way to spread confidence right? The #20beautifulwomen spread pretty quickly,mostly because of word-of-mouth. I am not sure if you’ve kept up with each and every one of my posts thus far, but my most recent one was titled “SAT-UNDAY.” I explained here that each Saturday and Sunday I aimed to spread my #breakteeth campaign in different ways, in order for us to see how many states we can get to participate. 

I’ve been in a crazy point in my lifestyle where i’ve been working a lot and trying to get back into school, and even trying to do small modeling jobs on the side. I guess you can call it “stuck,” or a small “funk.” I allowed myself to step back from spreading #breakteeth, and that was a mistake (although a bunch of you have still been hashtagging selfies) 😉

I was recently approached by someone who gave me a small business opportunity to work for his website as a writer/blogger. He told me he read all of my #breakteeth articles and he wanted someone with my mindset towards my campaign to help bring my voice to his company. I was absolutely stunned, and humbled. Tonight I completed my first post for his company and it opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to hop back into my campaign. I’ve missed you guys, and all of the constant feedback.

I will be picking up my #breakteeth beanies so soon and they will be available for sale! (thank god beanies still look cute in the spring time) haha!

I am especially happy to post today because we have all referred to Wednesday’s as our “woman crush Wednesday” and this is from where I was inspired. All of you women have inspired me in one way or another. So today I made a promise to get back into what I love. 

I want to ask all of you readers to please re-read my “Satunday” post. I hope to inspire all of you to partake in Satunday this weekend. Just as you chose 20 beautiful women to tag to remind them of their beauty,I hope to have you use that same concept with my #breakteeth . “B-R-E-A-K-T-E-E-T-H” There are 10 letters in my hashtag, so tag 10 people who you think struggle with breaking teeth. Do they struggle with their confidence? Do not realize how much they are appreciated? Remind them that you want to see them happy, that you want to see them #breakteeth. 

This weekend I send out my first #breakteeth gift. I am spreading awareness to a randomly selected person. If you know what makes a person #breakteeth , then why not pay it forward and make them #breakteeth by showing them that you are aware? I aim to continue to spread. As I said in my Satunday post, I want to see how many states we can reach out to. Do you have a friend or family member in a different state that you think has trouble with their confidence? Are they in a funk? Do they forget how special they are sometimes? What is so crazy to me is our forgetfulness. We as a generation are so selfish with our feelings, and so worried about our own emotions and we do everything to force others to focus on our needs, and our emotions. It’s so hard for us to be the one to “text first”, “call first.” Who sends out cards in the mail anymore? Who calls old friends to check in? I’m guilty of saying no to these. I know I lack this. When is the last time you paid something forward? Sent something to someone, said something to someone; just because. Our society has lacked peace, because we all expect it, without earning and working for it.

Satunday for me is the start for #breakteeth to actually take off. The weekend is when most people have “free time” right? So why not remind someone of their beauty? Pay someone forward with something they love, something that makes them #breakteeth. I want to see your dedication to that. Let’s not just focus on ourselves breaking teeth, but as you #breakteeth , pass that smile on.

Saturday and Sunday are the 2 days that I aim to focus on #breakteeth. “SATUNDAY”. Confidence should outshine every day of the week, but spread and shared on Saturday and Sunday. At least these days will allow me somewhere to begin. 

So choose 10 people. Tag them. Share your positive opinions with them. Write them something. Send them something. Pay it forward. Spread a smile. Share a story. Pick the furthest friend/family member. Choose another state. Break their teeth. What makes you #breakteeth? Pizza? working out? your significant other? a favorite clothing item? hashtag what makes you #breakteeth, hashtag who makes you #breakteeth. Encourage yourself to remind them, and to remind yourself. Because we are all beautiful. 

Since day 1 I’ve been trying to discover through struggles, mistakes, and accomplishments who I actually want to be. What do I want to do? Where do I see myself? And at this point something that hasn’t changed is that I’ve always wanted to inspire, whether or not one day I will still model or be a mother with a degree. So I will not stop. And that makes me #breakteeth

You are all my woman crushes. Thank you for the continued inspiration!



I woke up this morning to over 30 posts of women and a few men showing me how they #breakteeth. How ironic that seeing those smiles made me smile. Like I said, smiles are absolutely contagious. I did not specify in my #Breakteeth post how long I would be running this campaign, or “attempting” to run it, I should say. I told myself I would take a HUGE risk of posting the #Breakteeth article, and then take a small ounce of confidence and aim to spread the hashtag, the article, and the smile. It was so crazy that that small ounce of confidence, and that one smile turned into over 35 smiles and a GIANT boost of confidence straight to my heart. I’ve been smiling since posting the article, and that is a true blessing!

Many of your friends and family have asked about #Breakteeth and I wanted to just clarify a few things! I in NO means started this movement to put others down, especially those who may not agree with the words stated in my article! These were not aimed at any specifics, but all generalized, especially towards many factors in this generation. Also, I wanted to share with you all that #Breakteeth is (fingers crossed), not just a one time movement, but I am hoping for the word to spread throughout the entire year. To those who haven’t broken yet, I will get you to break ;).

Share a smile, and it will travel, I promise. It is the magic of our era. word of mouth is my absolute favorite. Kim K’s #breaktheinternet showed us how quickly a photo could take over our internet, it was ALL everyone was talking about, for days, for weeks, for 2014. I am a 23 year old woman, a mother, from the smallest state. I aim to #breakteeth, break the internet, throughout Rhode Island, by showing the internet your teeth;something that holds the most confidence.. this is 4O1fierce. I want Rhode Island to know;first. I want us to break through each state. I have faith in Rhode Island. But ironically, growing up in this state has not been the easiest. I’ve tried to leave the state, and my heart stopped me. I grew up in a few different towns, experiencing different people, and almost identical atmospheres  All showed me no difference, nothing life changing to better myself. A bunch of people surrounded by hatred, and lots of self esteem issues. Me being one of them. I am trying to change that. I am trying fiercely to not allow my boundaries to block my future. This is why I am trying to BREAK. I aim to break teeth through lips. To change my idea of my home. To then change your ideas of your generation. A small step at proving a kind gesture, like a smile will boost your confidence, make someone else smile, make you feel welcoming;then eventually feel welcomed by others. If we are confident in ourselves, our lives, why make someone else feel less confident about them and theirs right? Bullying has spread, it’s always been around, as long as we’ve smiled for. So why can’t we be kind? be confident enough to show others your confidence, it encourages them to be confident. Chain-reaction. 

So there comes #Myconfidencemonday a reason to smile for yourself. This generation wants to feel wanted, in love, regardless of if the other person is deserving. This generation wants to impress, regardless if that means putting others down to feel secure. 

We become blind to our real beauty because we are always comparing, always trying to prove to others that we are secure. We are happy. We have a “#MANCRUSHMONDAY” .And please don’t think I am being hypocritical, I luhhhhh my man crush ;). Just put yourself first is my main point. We have a #Womancrushwednesday as well. I could go on. The point is, we are putting others first, but being blind to our beauty. Or maybe just shielding it, or too scared to say that we feel beautiful.

When Instagram downloaded, the hashtags, like #Mancrushmonday, came from somewhere, from someone who wanted to show that man off right?! Well why can’t we start in the 4O1 with this hashtag? #Breakteeth. #MCM and #WCW became contagious, like all of your smiles. Everyone wants to feel confident. EVERYONE. All races, all genders. EVERYONE.

So welcome back to #Breakteeth and hello #MyconfidenceMonday 

 As I said before, the ones who choose to cover their mouths with their hands, or even smirk through their lips; hold an insecurity. Let’s remember what makes us confident; our smiles. So let’s keep it going y’all! As I watch you #BreakTeeth