#PosiVibes Bracelets Are Here!


Carry Positive Vibes throughout your day with the #PosiVibes SOUL Cuff!


I found these cuffs recently and fell in love! The adorable message is perfect for what I’ve been feeling recently and I had to carry them on my site and share them with you. The #PosiVibes SOUL Cuff spells our “Spirit of Unconditional Love” and is available in Gold and Silver. Get yours today!!

Proceeds go to Blake’s Medical Fund.

-Blake xo


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Coffee Please! A Fav Pick Me Up


After a flare or generally feeling less than healthy, I love to pull myself together and go for a coffee run. There’s no shortage of delicious options in Long Beach. Today’s stop was Portfolio Coffeehouse where the Hemp Milk Latt√© is on point.

I’m thrilled about this brief return of wet weather! I have always lived in Southern California so I’m admittedly spoiled (sometimes tortured!) by the warm weather, but I can’t get enough of the rain. Any opportunity I can have to gather my fall clothes is fantastic.



Items In This Post:

  1. Shades/Hat – Forever 21
  2. Shoes – Indigo Rd.
  3. Cape – Macy’s
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Free People For Life




I come from a long line of shopaholics…My aunt purchased this Free People dress and it wasn’t quite doin’ for her what she wanted so it was gifted to me. Fit like a glove, so was clearly meant to be. I wore this to brunch (yes in Fall, because Southern California) but I easily dress it up with a leather jacket and heels.

Items In This Post:

  1. Shades/Hat – Forever 21
  2. Shoes – Steve Madden
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The Kindest Gift – Arvo Watch


“Be good, do good” – a phrase that made being kind to others the requirement for an Instagram contest entry and then deemed me winner of the recent #ArvoWatchWednesday giveaway! I’m absolutely loving my Arvo Rose Gold Awristacrat watch. The grey band and crafting of the day/date displays on the face make it both beautiful and versatile AND a portion of each watch sale goes to help fund different charitable projects around the community.

The best part of this giveaway was being able to gift an additional watch to lifestyle blogger Maria, creator of Chronically Chic. She does amazing things on her blog to inspire chronic illness fighters in the #spooniecommunity while delivering a peek into her personal world. In honor of the New Year, let’s strive to make 2017 the year of kindness. Cheers to those making each day a but better for others and thank you Arvo!


Items In This Post:

  1. Shades/Faux Fur Jacket – Forever 21
  2. Watch – Arvo
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Welcome to BlakeV.com. Let’s Hang in DTLB!

Well hello and welcome to the new BlakeV.com!

On this blog I’ll be embarking on some explorations of personal fashion favorites, fabulous travel points and destinations, and the alchemy of health, wellness and chronic illness so…thanks for hanging out! I’m eager to share the things that I love, that interest me and that bring awareness to various causes that touch my life.¬† Let’s connect – let me know what you think here and on Insta or Twitter @BlakeVmedia

I’m a resident of Long Beach, CA and a huge fan of the Downtown area. A massive rehab to The Pike and Shoreline area in recent years makes it an excellent hang, especially on a weekday when tourists are on the dl and you have all the fun to yourself!

Other things I’m about – fall and fall fashion. Of which we don’t get nearly enough in Southern California….

Items In This Post:

  1. Shades – Forever 21
  2. Shoes – Mia
  3. Jacket – Thalia
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