Toxic Shock: What You Need to Know.

Just a few weeks ago, model Lauren Wasser told People that she may lose her second leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome (she did, yesterday,) after contracting the condition from a tampon in 2012. Wasser opened up, “When I see ads for tampons, it’s always a woman running on the beach or swimming in the ocean. There’s no warning whatsoever that A.) a tampon could kill you, or B.) you could lose limbs or forever be damaged by this product.” Wasser…

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…

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…

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…

48 Hours in Des Moines

Iowa is the butt of every joke in movie history, but it is also where I was born and raised. Unless you're from the midwest, it's probably not somewhere you've thought of visiting. But there is actually a lot of cool shit going on in Des Moines.  Also, we are not the potato state. Where to Stay Downtown - The amazing thing about Des Moines is that what is expensive to us is probably normal anywhere else! The cost of living…

A Guide to LA Wellness Inspired Holiday Gifts

If 2016 was the year of “realizing stuff” per Kylie Jenner’s prediction, then 2017 was the year that finally, a fire was lit underneath us. I’m not going to bullshit anyone, we all know this year was exhausting for many reasons and at times, it felt like I had become a Pavlov experiment as after a while of these notification dings being associated with only bad news, my body would hear the sound and immediately cringe. While receiving what felt…

New Year, New Outfit.

As much as we hate the end of yet another year, getting dolled up to celebrate the beginning of a new year can certainly make up for it. Some of you may cringe at the idea of dressing up and going out in 20 degree weather just to spend a ridiculous amount of money. But for those who want to brave the cold and live like it's your last night, you've come to the right place. Whether your style is…

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…