The Activist Shopping Guide

It hasn’t even been three months since Trump took office and already I’ve gained weight, lost friends, and spent the majority of my paychecks on feminist apparel. In hopes of reinvigorating my wardrobe and pissing off my racist uncle, I’ve searched the Internet high and low for the highest quality and nastiest items. Grab your wallet and spend your hard earned cash on items that are fighting for you to make more. Shopping is resisting, so make like Retta and…

Hello, It’s Still Me.

My friend Danielle recently asked me why I no longer write. I began to tell her that I had never stopped, but she called me out, “Yeah, but what are you writing about?”  I spent the entirety of my college experience spilling my heart into notebooks, wordpress drafts and published posts.  Sometimes I eagerly chased love, in other instances I fled from it. Those who engaged in a brief courtship with me would read about themselves months later on my…

Rent Best Dressed

Wedding season is approaching, and naturally you're getting stressed. Once again you'll have to spend countless cash on dresses you'll only wear once. Fortunately, Best Dressed has made it possible for us to find the perfect dress for a reasonable price. We simply rent them.  *If we have any high school readers, please please don't buy a prom dress* We collaborated with Best Dressed to give you some of our favorite 2017 wedding looks for the spring & summer. The moment…

A Year Logged Off.

I deleted all of my social media and started meditating everyday for a year .....pretty much everything changed For years I struggled with having an online presence. It felt inauthentic. I portrayed only the happy side of myself. And it felt like I was in a happiness competition with others. My worth was measured by how many likes I got on a post or a photo. I spent an unhealthy amount of time stalking other profiles and comparing myself. First…

A Day of Bliss at Bella Santé

I am a self-confessed beauty and wellness fanatic. I am a proud VIB cardholder at Sephora, my skincare routine has more steps than Machu Picchu, and when my clock strikes 5:45 AM, I am up and off to barre, yoga, or spin. With that being said, prior to these last few weeks I was a spa virgin. A lover of face masks, though I'd never had a proper facial. The only massage I've had was when my roommate and I thought…

VB x Target Launches Sunday

As I type this, I am hyperventilating through a brown paper lunch bag in anticipation for Sunday's launch of the Victoria Beckham x Target collaboration. I am certain I will immediately regret writing this article upon completion because I fear you will all congest Target's website on Sunday and ruin my chances of snatching up the clothing items I need way more than you do. Victoria Beckham is my spirit animal. But since all is fair in love and fashion I…

Floating on a Cloud at Balans Organic Spa

I've entered a new phase of my life...a health and wellness phase. It happened accidentally, and while technically a good thing, the timing couldn't have been worse as a senior in college. When else is it acceptable to have a Tito's & Soda fueled social life?! Catch me at home with hot tea and a hydrating face mask, how bout dah. One of my spin instructors was even slightly puzzled when I walked into her 6 am class on a Friday…

The Revitalization of Italian Fashion

Ahhh, Italy. How is it possible that a single nation can be credited for giving the world pizza, pasta, and Prada? The Italians do a lot of things well, and fashion is one of those things. Unfortunately, in recent years the prominence of Italian high-fashion labels was falling by the wayside due to a lack of ingenuity and increased competition from foreign brands. However, in the past year or so, the Italian fashion scene has been given a breath of…

Insta Los Angeles

This month I went to LA and experienced one of the most boujee weekends of my life. It's been a rough winter in Boston, and I'm having trouble coming to terms with reality. Friends on the west coast-- do you know anyone looking for roommates? Need sunshine and 90 degree weather in my life. My trip started off as unglamorous as possible. My bag didn't make it on the same flight as me *eye roll.* Coming from a place where we have earned…

Namastizzle: HipHop Yoga

Photo taken by @rnd_visual wearing @paridaez I like to think of myself as a workout connoisseur.  My inability to stick with one exercise over the years has shaped me into a well rounded gym buff. Every time I have a gym membership, I end up skipping daily and feeling guilty over wasted money. Instead I purchase passes to classes around the city. I find that I am motivated when I attend different style workouts, because it feels like less of a chore and…