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JanuArie Prep: Bachelor 101

Just a few days away from the official start of “Janu-Arie” Bach Nation is already buzzin’ with tea, sponsored fabfitfun instagrams, fantasy leagues, and more podcasts than necessary. Before you sit down with your girls during a rosé-fueled viewing party for the premiere next week, you’re going to want to do your #research. For those ready to dive into The Bachelor this season head first, we’ve got all the resources you desperately need. Let’s be real, Twitter is 80% of…

Must Love Amarone

As someone who once was a server in fine dining I am accustomed to admiring or scoffing over a guest’s choice of wine. Those days have passed, but my interest in wine persists. For this reason I was pretty pumped to be invited to a wine pairing for Cesari Amarone. I knew Amarone well enough to know that I was in for an experience that would make my old server colleagues jealous. (Shoutout to Danica & Mark at PUBLIC PR) ....So what…

Blogging for Basics Pt.1

If starting a blog were easy, I wouldn't have one anymore. Too many talented writers would have dived into this already condensed pool. There would be nobody left to read my content. Even after nearly 5 years of blogging, I rewrote the first sentence in this article upwards of 10 times. Even after hundreds of articles posted and millions of views, the best article idea I could come up with this week was "how to start a blog." I've proudly…

The New Rules of Instagram

There are some aspects of social media that are very superficial, but at the end of the day, Instagram provides people with a creative outlet who otherwise wouldn't have one. I'm totally one of those people who posts a lot. It's as simple as going to an indie coffee shop instead of Starbucks, recording an awesome outfit, and keeping your eyes open for street art.  You don't have to have a Chiara Ferragni sized crew or Hailey Baldwin's bikini bod to…

March Insta-Queens

You don't have to have millions of followers to have an impressive feed. This is why I ~love~ this column. Per usual, we're showcasing *normal* (fab) women with dope accounts that will provide you with your monthly inspiration. Instead of looking at congested accounts that require an entire social media team, look at real-life women who rock this sh*t on their own. This is who you should be following. @Caybabe Living in California is a major advantage when it comes to iPhone photography;…

The Ultimate Scene Queen Playlist

Age 14, Circa 2007.  Bullhead jeans, a hello kitty graphic t-shirt, and checkered Vans. In my prime I wore blue eyeliner and plastic bows in my hair. I knew I was hot based on how many people commented on my Myspace pictures. I turned the volume on my iPod loud enough for everyone to hear that I listened to HXC music. To be honest, my taste hasn't changed much. I don't have side-bangs, but I take more mirror pictures than ever.…

The Year of the ‘Gwen’

There’s ‘No Doubt’ that both Gwen Stefani and Gwyneth Paltrow will take 2016 by storm Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwen Stefani have a lot in common- and I’m talking about more than just their platinum blonde locks, luxurious lives in the spotlight, killer bodies and an attraction to British musicians. Both are independent, strong and positive women that have been tackling their recent obstacles in their personal lives and in the media with grace, all while finding balance between their successful careers and…

Five ways to improve your gifting skills.

I know. We live in a culture that is far too materialistic. Old Navy is opening on Thanksgiving this year for a pre-Black Friday sale, and I think thats pretty gross. Either way, gift giving is fun. You can tell someone you love them a hundred times a day and that is beautiful, but how often do you spoil them with materialistic love? Twice a year. Unless you have my friend's boyfriend who bought her an iPhone for Easter one year. I was once…

Under 1000: 5 “Real Girls” to Follow.

Just because someone isn't Insta-famous doesn't mean they don't have a feed that is worthy of major followers. The girls featured in this post have less than a 1,000 followers, but with more exposure would probably have insanely popular accounts. It's cool seeing "real girls" get artsy and have fun with photography, food and fashion. Prepare for some serious travel envy. @NoraWaksvik I met this stunning Norwegian chick while studying in the Gold Coast of Australia. Now she is currently living…

Freshman Girls: Lessons I Learned For You.

Congrats, you're about to enter what is going to be the most emotionally exhausting and yet simultaneously exhilarating four years of your life. When you leave these doors for the last time you will be a completely different person from when you first entered. This a time for personal growth and new experiences. You're going to have a great time, but you'll surprise yourself by how often you don't feel so awesome. This is what college is really like. Your…