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What’s Poppin’ Right Now

While it may seem like we've skipped over spring and have jumped straight into summer, now is not the time to get a pedicure and hit the beach. I've written a million articles on how to dress in unseasonable weather, but at this point I have concluded that there is only one rule to follow-- wear weather appropriate fabrics in seasonally appropriate colors. Today i'm wearing a light black bomber jacket + leggings. It's 70 degrees in New York. Whatever,…

10 Things I Love About You

Ben, I love how you're the human embodiment of a space heater. I couldn't survive winter without you. I love how we speak our own language. If anyone were to listen in on a private conversation of ours, it would be mortifying. I pray that nobody ever hears our nicknames for each other, but I love them. You are the one person I can be my ultra-cheesy authentic self with. I love how you share my love of Survivor (yes,…

PSA: Valentine’s Day is Next Week!

It's me again! Here to serve you with your yearly reminder that your girlfriend does not want a heart shaped necklace. Unless you are in 6th grade, in which case, it's a right of passage! Don't forget the Russell Stover chocolate box from CVS. Unless you are over the age of 18, in which case, gifting your significant other drug store candy is literally illegal. Anyways, let's start with the basics. chocolate & sweets Unless your girlfriend has specifically stated…

I Love New York and Ben

As of yesterday it has officially been 2 years since I've moved to New York. In the beginning it was really difficult. Ben and I moved to the city with no money and very little job security. It was risky, but since I wasn't working and had no apartment in Boston, it was the only viable option. While I don't recommend doing this, sometimes it helps to throw yourself in the water. You'll learn to swim, and I promise eating…

January Q+A

Q: What is your everyday makeup? I remember you mentioning Marcelle BB Cream? Your skin always has such a healthy glow! A: Thank you! I usually wear St. Tropez self-tanner, so that explains ~the glow~ my everyday makeup is below. I’ll do a video to go with this soon! Concealer: Nars BB Cream: Marcelle Eyebrow Pencil: Anastasia Eyeshadow: Naked 1 by Urban Decay. I've tried them all and this one is by far the best. It's a classic. I have no need…

11 Women that Inspire me Online

About a year ago I decided to unfollow anyone on social media that made me feel bad about myself. It’s hard to practice #selflove when everyone else seems to be chillaxing in Bali or in the Hamptons on Revolve’s dollar. Overall it was a great decision. Blogging is a huge part of my identity, and Instagram is part of the deal. It's important to alter your media consumption in a way that is healthy, but also inspiring. I've rounded up…

How to Style a Swimsuit

I probably speak for both of us when I say that I am freezing. For the past two weeks I have worn either tights or leggings under my pants. I haven't been able to take outfit photos for this blog! I have lived in a turtleneck, black parka jacket + my pompom hat. I AM STIR CRAZY. As a direct result of my misery, I booked a trip to Miami for March. Clearly I am not the only one who…

Everything I Read in 2017

Two weeks ago I completed my goal of reading 50 books in 2017.  I’ve been overwhelmed by how many of you have read my last article and decided to make a reading goal for this year. It’s really nice to make an impact, so thank you! Anyways, feminist queen Roxane Gay released her reading list today. I really enjoyed her format. So, instead of giving you the order of my reading, accompanied with a thumbs up or down, I will organize…

2017 in the Books

For better and for worse, the past year has changed me. I am, perhaps irrationally, convinced that we are living in the midst of the apocalypse. Yet despite my perception of impending doom, 2017 was the best year of my personal life. To some, the concept of a work-life balance is a myth. I’m fortunate enough that it is my reality. Many people will tell you soul mates do not exist. I’ve somehow managed to find mine. The majority of…

Winter 2017/2018 Black Tie Guide

It's that time of the year again. You can no longer rock open toed heels and you have to ask yourself "do I need tights with this?" Answer: usually, yes. Whether your next event is a winter formal, wedding or holiday party-- we've got you covered. We've found 30 perfect outfits for all styles and budgets :) First, I want to address something *a lot* of people stress over; dress code: Unless the invitation specifies a dress code, you can…