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Lift Off

Life is such a funny thing. I’ve had some of the best news (and purchase) of life this week, only to take one step back and lock myself out of my apartment. I’ve been writing affirmations to myself in my iPhone reminders that pop up just when I seem to need it. You should really try it. I have 4...

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Say Yes

I’m saying yes to everything this summer. New York in the summer is the absolute best. Once you get past the trash smell that always seems to get in your mouth and your clothing sticking to you while you wait for your train, it’s really, a very magical time in the city. I get excited… and then reality sets in. I...

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

… For me that place is Drybar. The Murray Hill location. I’m not going to lie, as a brown woman, who has low self-esteem when her hair doesn’t look good, Drybar is where it’s at for me. One of the very first things that made this city feel like home for me. They know my name. I’ll master a twist-out...

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Items That Delight, Vol. 1

Offline, I’m a bit of a bookworm. Recently, I finished Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli and Me by Patricia Volk. The author, Volk, superimposes Schiaparelli, a surrealist designer’s excerpts from the memoir Shocking Life into her life growing up in New York City. My takeaway? Everything has the potential to delight. Even, say, a button. Here are the items that currently delight...

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All of the Brights

*cue Kanye’s horns* Extra bright, I want y’all to see thisssss–Is there not a Kanye song for every mood? Don’t answer that unless you love him (in spite of Kim Kardashian and all she represents). All of the brights was what I thought when I caught a glimpse of myself in a window while out with my mother on Sunday....

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Got My Sassy Skirt On

Last summer, I fell in love with a few very specific items from MissGuided. One you absolutely have seen (both on the blog and in real life) because I wear it every chance I get. It is the perfect dress, it works for every occasion and is super comfortable. Remember this yellow dress? I’ve already worn that dress twice since the...

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3 Girls Walk into a Bar

I am really trying to take advantage of all the fun, cool experiences that New York has to offer. So when one of my friends asked me if I was down to go on a Grouper–a social club that sets up drinks between 2 groups of friends: 3 guys and 3 girls–I said yes. Justine did, too. This is the...

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Bare Legs & Things…

So, a couple things: May 1st will be mark my first full month living on my own, in my new big girl apartment. I’m not fully settled but it feels like home. It’s quite an underrated feeling I think, to see yourself in your surroundings. Arianna blogged it best when she wrote, “But your magic lies in the cozy, charming...

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Throwback

It’s so funny how quickly things change. When I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to wear overalls with glitter Doc Marten-esque boots from Playless. When I was 22, I would spend hours trying to find the right snippet of my favorite song to make as a ring tone for myself or my friends. Remember when you would gave...

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Say Goodbye to Ash with Aveeno

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is legit. Storytime, y’all. On Wednesday it was 50 degrees–or so my iPhone said–but coupled with the fact that there was a 30 degree wind chill and I had to be at Drybar at 8am, I was freezing. I immediately regretted the decision to not wear anything on my legs or a heavier jacket but if...

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