speakable STRENGTH collection + october campaign.

This month, Speakable is joining in on Breast Cancer Awareness month to help empower, inspire, and support the cause.

speakable breast cancer awareness

Introducing the new STRENGTH Collection, featuring words inspired and chosen by those who have stood up against breast cancer. We really wanted to create a necklace that would be an inspiring reminder to women everywhere.

For each necklace necklace purchased from the Strength Collection, 15% will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Strength engraved necklace | www.speakable.co

Fighter engraved necklace | www.speakable.co

Persevere engraved necklace | www.speakable.co

Courage engraved necklace | www.speakable.co

Survivor engraved necklace | www.speakable.co


There’s only a select number of each word available, so head on over to the Speakable website to order yours now.


In addition to the new collection, here on GML I’ll be sharing Stories of Strength – stories of women who have survived breast cancer or courageously fought alongside a loved one.Stories of Strength | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Stay tuned for the first story coming next week.

This is a cause very close to my heart as my mom and three aunts are breast cancer survivors. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. So I want to help spread the word any way I can.

If you’d like to share a story or know someone who might, please let me know!

new layout! + october blogging challenge.

Notice anything different? ;)

I’ve been wanting a new blog layout/design for-ev-er, and last week I decided to finally make it happen. So I reached out to Jenny and voila! I wanted to keep things super clean and simple (and clearly similar to my last design), and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. If you’re in need of a blog redesign, I highly recommend Jenny. Girl knows what she’s doing and is great to work with. Check out her graphic design blog Peanut Butter & Jenny to contact her/learn more!

Anyway, I don’t have much else to say because I’m busy finishing up the new Speakable collection (check back for that tomorrow!), but I did want to leave you with this October Blogging Challenge I put together.

October Blogging Challenge | girlmeetslife.com


A ton of you seemed to love the September Blogging Challenge, and I had a handful of requests for an October Challenge. Unfortunately I won’t be participating this month just because I have some other things I want to focus on, but I would love to follow along with yours! So let me know if you decide to join :)


What are you most excited about for October?

this week’s events recap: Canon + Perrier.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I went to a couple of cool events this week! I’ve got to say that that’s one of the things I love about living in NYC – there are fun opportunities to take advantange of just about every day.

Rewind to Tuesday where I attended the Farewell To Summer event hosted by Canon at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar.

Gracie Gordon and Jessi Green

At the event all of the guests were invited to #bringit it by using the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 or the Canon EOS Rebel T5i to capture the beautiful fall sunset over the Hudson River. Jessi and I got some beautiful shots.

sun setting over the Hudson River NYC

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar NYC

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar NYC

sun setting over the Hudson River NYC

We also learned some cool tips about using Canon cameras, which is really helpful since I personally own an SL1. A few of them are:

1)  Auto White Balance (AWB) – By changing to the Cloudy or Shade setting before shooting an image, you adjust the camera to take advantage of the different warm tones it can render

2) Exposure Compensation – By utilizing Exposure Compensation before shooting an image, it allows more or less light in, resulting in brighter or darker images that can change the mood of the same scene

3) Rule of Thirds – The Rule of Thirds advocates that the subject or major part of the image should not be placed in the center of the photograph, so that the eye has more room to explore

sun setting over the Hudson River NYC

It was such a fun evening! And a perfect way to spend the first day of fall – soaking in that last bit of warm weather :)


Then on Thursday (yesterday) I went to the #StreetArtByPerrier event at the Colossal Media warehouse in Williamsburg. I’ve been to a lot of events in my day, and I’ve got to say that this was one of the best I’ve been to.

There were tons of fun activations, endless food, drinks, and good music. What more could you ask for?

Oh, and of course there was the incredible art covering the entire venue.

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

The event was to unveil Perrier’s new limited-edition street art inspired bottles and cans. For the new collection, Perrier collaborated with three of the most dynamic and influential artists from the international street art community – JonOne, Kobra, and Sasu. All of their work was absolutely amazing, and the event did a great job of showcasing it.

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY

Street Art By Perrier || Brooklyn NY


Thanks to Canon and Perrier for the fun events! :)