How to get me to say "yes"

I've made it very clear since the age of 5 that no engagement ring would be acceptable if it isn't Tiffany's. However, I've never imagined my dream ring, oddly enough. Until I found this the other day.   If you propose to me with a Tiffany's ring (princess cut, obviously) you'll get a serious consideration. If you present to me this heart shaped beauty you'll get an instant "yes", even if we've never met.

Closing walls and ticking clocks

My friend just texted me to let me know that she just witnessed a women fall into the track as a train was approaching. This past week I’ve realized how incredibly not-special I really am. As I write this I am picking at my mid-day desert from Mike’s Pastry, tiramisu. A few minutes ago I put on a winter coat, because I was too lazy to change the heat settings. We all have this idea that we’re so full of…

Uncertainty

This happens to me every couple of months. I realize that I'm at a school I don't love, studying a subject I don't love, living in a city that has so much to love- yet I don't love it. My entire life I have wanted something that didn't necessarily make a lot of sense. I wanted to be a princess until it became a completely irrational aspiration. I wanted to be a movie star up until I realized I couldn't…

WTF is girl-code?

Girl Code: The Law with the most consequence. Yesterday afternoon I had an interview for a prospective internship for my spring semester. My interviewer asked me what my interests were and what part of the publication I would want to be involved in, other then the obvious, fashion. I had to think about it, but my response was that I’m good at being a girl. I am good at dating, fashion, and occasionally beauty advice. I’m not particularly interested in…

Drunk Textiquette

“Any text after 3 a.m is not just to "chat" it means business”. Everyone knows that in order to succeed in business, you first have to understand your client. Well boys, here’s who you’re working with. A Guide to the female mind (after 6 vodka tonics): Guys, you should divide everything we confess in half after 2:15 am: An “I love you” text from someone you used to hookup with? It really just means she likes you a lot and…

Losing My (organized) Religion

I remember growing up one thing was certain, if you prayed enough good things would happen to you. The existence of god and heaven was something I never questioned. My grandmother was a minister at a big church in Boston, my grandfather to this day works for an Episcopal non-profit. I was raised to play with Noah's ark toys, I was brought up watching Veggie Tale movies, "Jesus loves me this I know- cuz the bible tells me so". I…

Mackenzie’s Ultimate Denim Guide

Three years ago if you asked me the to explain the cuts of denim and how they should be worn I wouldn't have been able to tell you. However, after two years of training I think its fair to consider my denim knowledge "advanced". The jeans you wear and how you wear them can make or break your outfit and credibility as a fashionista. While I understand not everyone is privileged enough to own designer denim; if you're ready to…