• Swimsuit recommendation for your next winter getaway: Came back from my trip with a tan that will hopefully last all winter! Also the cut on the bottoms of this swimsuit is so flattering and elegant. I would definitely recommend it. .
šŸ“ø @loganrae_hill @modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #chicmansion
  • The only bag I packed for this beach vaca is from the new collection launching on @happilygrey ā–ŖļøWhen I get home, I plan to use it as a basket for blankets around the house until my next beach getaway #multiuse items are my go to now in my efforts to be minimal and sustainable. .
.@modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #chicmansion #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #beachbag #beachessentials #vacationmode #vacation #beachgetaway
  • This week I consistently used a new product form @pixibeauty that I was pleasantly surprised by. Their RoseQuartz Soothing Oil was an everyday addition to my moisturizer to add an extra boost of B3 and antioxidants! Not to mention the subtle sparkle it gives your skin is really pretty āœØ (ad)@modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #chicmansion
  • Boat day today! Got my sunnies, a swimsuit and my noodle cuz your girl still canā€™t swim šŸ˜
.@modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #chicmansion
  • when your face wash matches your bathing suit. Is it fate? Maybe. Is it good? Definitely. (Jojoba grains infused with Elderflower water, Grapefruit, Safflower and Milk Thistle Oils. Smells like Grapefruit and Elderflower.) now you know ;) [ad]
@modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #chicmansion
  • Shooting on a very windy beach can prove challenging when it comes to my hair. So I used the @colorwowhair products to help my hair be at its best. After I wash my hair I use their Dream Coat to help build shine, smoothness and guard against humility. I use texture spray to add undone volume to my hair and their cult favorite flexible hold hair spray for control. It holds my hair in place but still allows wind-blown movement for that perfect shot šŸ“ø now you know my secret ;) @modelistemagazineĀ #ModeAroundTheGlobe @Chicmansion #ChicMansion
  • Back in the DR! Last time I was here was June of 2016 and I had a blast! Excited to see what this trip brings. Which pic is your fav? 1 or 2?
  • Leaving the cold behindā€”ā€”> headed to Punta Cana šŸ‡©šŸ‡“ here comes a bunch of beach pics šŸ“ø by @daniellesimoneco .
#vacationmode #prettylittleiiinspo #chicago #cityblogger #citygirls #bootseason #fauxfurcoat #wintercoat #blackbag
  • WOAH!! Woke up to snow, 18-23 foot waves, and 30 mph winds..... says its 34 but feels like 18 degrees. I think the Chicago winter Iā€™ve been bracing for is coming and luckily for me Iā€™m leaving Monday. Can you guess where Iā€™m headed?
  • Whatā€™s the first thing you do when you wake up? ā €
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Iā€™m the first to admit that basically right when I open my eyes, I grab my phone and start scrolling. Instead of going into my morning routine (which I used to prioritize better) Iā€™ve fallen into a habit of looking at my phone. This is obviously a recipe for disaster when it comes to productivity, and itā€™s not how I want to start my days.ā €
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So Iā€™m going to start using Airplane Mode... READ  MORE about how I changed my morning routine to be more productive. ā €
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Now on www.simplyandreea.comā €
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Reader Interactions


  1. Lauren says

    I started following you on IG and then your blog. I left IG because I found myself on it way too much and becoming way too absorbed with it, but I’ve still enjoyed following your blog. I’m glad to hear you’ll be posting on here more! You’ve always seemed very “real” to me in a world of fakeness and I find that truly refreshing.

    • andreeabolbea says

      Hi Lauren, wow I’m so flattered you continued to follow my blog and I’m so grateful. Which posts resonate with you most? I’m excited to share more on my site. Hopefully, people will eventually remember to check the blog too. I really glad you are here.

      • Elena says

        Hi Andreea,

        I started following you about 3 months ago because you captured my interest with some of your posts. I really appreciate your authenticity.
        I am encouraging you to be yourself and do or post what truly gives you pleasure and satisfaction, no matter how many people will appreciate your posts, or follow you. Quality is above quantity. Don’t fall in the Instagram’s trapp on fitting in the crowd… It’s not a healthy and long lasting option. You must always put yourself above anything or anyone else, think of your own health and happiness.
        Your loved ones will be there for you, unconditionally, so don’t neglect them
        Besides, inspiring teen girls and not only, in a healthy way can really have a positive impact on society’s future.
        Keep up the good work!
        Kind regards!
        Elena šŸ’
        By the way, I have Romanian origins, too! :šŸ˜Š

  2. Abhinav Singh says

    You are beautiful inside out. I have been following you on indtagram for years.
    I am not a big social media person, but I like to see your posts on IG. I noticed that your posts perspective took a shift, from a free spirited girl to more of a commercialized set up.
    Either way, I still love your posts, and find you bery beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your story. It definitely inspired me, and reinforced my belief that always be grateful fpr what you have and keep working towards new goals.

    • andreeabolbea says

      Thank you so much, I appreciate you taking the time to read. Yes, unfortunately, I have to take some paid jobs on IG to pay bills but I am getting back to why I loved this blogging world in the first place. the creativity and the personal connection.

  3. Jacqueline says

    I really wish you all the best for this New Year and hope you find something more interesting than Instagram, and that fills your heart with ā¤ļø and joy! šŸ„‚2ļøāƒ£0ļøāƒ£2ļøāƒ£0ļøāƒ£

  4. Aurela says

    Thank you for sharing this article. I came across your article from Rose stories (she is my friend) I have been struggling and thinking of going back to work but I hold back because I love what o do and it has been my passion for so long. Iā€™ve had amazing opportunists, worked with amazing brands but yet I feel Instagram shuttered my dream! I have to stop comparing myself too because that makes me more confused or angry! Thank you, good luck !

  5. Katherine L says

    I enjoy reading your posts and learning about your insights – whether it be self-esteem to relationships. Personal growth is always so important. Glad to hear you’re approaching the influencer lifestyle from a new perspective!

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