I didn’t choose traveling, traveling chose me. Growing up between the Bahamas, France, Miami and Dubai taught me at an early age that the ability to explore the world is one of the most valuable things in life (seriously, what is life without jetlag and TSA feel-me-ups?) Sidewalker Daily started off as a way to get my morning “fix” of all things fashion and travel related. As a former fashion stylist, I can’t help being overly selective whenever I’m packing my suitcase to go on my next adventure. When traveling, I realized that more and more girls were ditching their yoga pants and sneakers and instead opting for flowy skirts and panama hats. Once I figured out that there was an army of us out there, I wanted to create a space that we could call our own and inspire each other to always place style at the forefront of our journeys.
My souvenirs often consist of a piece of clothing or an accessory – something that will always remind me of my adventures when I wear them back home. My closet has slowly become a memory bank of my travels, retelling the story of a city every time I wear a certain piece. A vintage jumpsuit from NYC, a printed silk scarf from Dubai, a tweed blazer from Paris, a leather backpack from Ghana, a straw hat from the Caribbean – these are just a handful of my most treasured possessions – not because of their monetary value, but for what they represent.
There are so many places left to see, but I get to live vicariously through all the girls who submit images on a daily basis. To all the girls who hashtag us – you guys inspire me in so many ways: 1) To stop spending money on frivolous things and save for great travel experiences; 2) To not wear the black leggings and hoodie – no matter how comfortable they are; and 3) When in doubt, twirl!