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…

Intersectional Feminism: A Starter Book List

Intersectional feminism. It’s a term that is gaining momentum in the media, especially in the wake of the Women’s March on DC. In a nutshell, it is the idea that we have to pay equal attention to issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality in order to truly be feminists. All of these issues are connected. We cannot fix one if we don’t fix them all, so I have put together a reading list to up our feminism game. The…

Freeze and Seize the Day

There are quite a few articles out there hinting that you probably shouldn't follow in the (somewhat unstable) footsteps of Lindsay Lohan. This is not one of those articles. Post-reckless starlet days and pre-hijab fashion designer period, actress Lindsay Lohan went through a phase of posting peculiar photos emerging from some sort of frozen chamber on Instagram, clad in only a swimsuit, mask, and gloves, and looking as if she just took a dip in a witch's cauldron for amusement. Since I will…

South American City of Love

In the past year I have experienced a lengthy dry-spell of passport usage. Shockingly, New York isn’t the easiest place to save money! Last week, Ben and I went to visit Cartagena, Colombia. The city has a reputation for being the South American City of Love, and it lives up to it. Whether you’re visiting on a romantic excursion, or are looking to salsa dance with some of the absurdly hot locals, there is so much to love about this…

Survive Vacation in One-Piece

After being in denial for the first few months of my senior year, I’ve finally come to a hard realization that I will soon be a college graduate in May. With that embedded in my mind, I booked my last spring break trip to the City of Angels, LA. Immediately after booking my trip, I started the hunt for the perfect bathing suit. I was looking for something that would give me the confidence of a Kardashian, without the personal…

Poor Girl’s Guide to Makeup and Skincare

When you grow older there are fewer materialistic things that truly excite you in a childlike way. Even Disneyland magic fades with age.  As silly as it sounds, one thing that still exhilarates me is walking into a good makeup store. Charlie may have had the Chocolate Factory, but I have Sephora. My eyes light up upon entering and by the time I've worked my way through the store, my hand looks like an artist's palette from testing every product and my wrists…