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A Blog That Chronicles It All

Tuesday night was one of those signs that let me know God was speaking to me. One of the benefits of having a best friend in the same industry as me is that she will pass along my email to events that she knows I would benefit from. It was because of her, I had one of my best nights...

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Dear New York, I Don’t Need Your Validation

I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here.  So, New York,...

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Eloise Says Hi

On Saturday, my mom created a New York milestone for me: an afternoon Eloise-themed belated birthday tea at The Plaza.  I had no idea how majestic The Plaza was when I would read Eloise books as a child. I just knew that it was a magical place brought to life by Kay Thompson’s six-year-old with penchant for mischief. Prior to...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of New York City

Or I guess that should read: 5 Style Lessons I Learned Living in New York City. I’ve officially been Channing in the City for a little over a year now. When I first moved here, I wondered how my style would change, what if anything I would do differently. While I may be a bit biased (it’s always hard to...

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#IWokeUpLikeThis and I’m Sick of It

I think it’s important that you know that I went to school in the mountains. Penn State is literally in the middle of the state of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by, yup, that’s right, mountains. For four years, I became accustomed to be being accosted with snow in October. Going to football games in blizzards. Wind degrees chilling in the negatives. Only...

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Bleu My Mind

When I am obsessed with something, it’s literally all I want to do, or in this case wear. It’s like that silly little meme floating around says, ‘this is how my brain works,’ and there is a light switch labeled uninterested and utterly obsessed. I am utterly obsessed with blue. I tend to do this with a color at least...

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NYFW, Day 7

My friends, we have reached the promise land: Day 7. For me, New York Fashion Week ends today. I thank you for allowing me to recap NYFW with you all. 7:45 a.m. My alarm goes off. I have a mild panic attack wondering if I forgot to put something into my iPhone calendar. Nope, I don’t have an early show....

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NYFW, Day 6

While I am never one to complain about New York Fashion Week–who wouldn’t want to be the first to next season’s trends–Day 6 is when it starts to feel like an actual job. I can’t find anything to wear because my contents of my entire closet are on my bed, my feet hurt, I’m tired and not to mention I’ve...

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NYFW, Day 5

Via I’m going to be honest here, everyday during Fashion Week that I don’t wake up hangover and try to wear the same outfit I wore the day before is a success. Eat before you drink, guzzle water before bed, kids. I was a pro at this by the time Day 5 rolled around. 8:30 a.m. No hangover! Oh yeaaaah, Imma...

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NYFW, Day 4

The first 48 hours of NYFW, admittedly, were rough. Day 3, I gave away my show tickets. Day 4, though, things started to look up. Here’s how I spent the day… 12:30 p.m. My alarm goes off, waking up on Arianna’s couch after a night out for my birthday. I ate this time (in fact, my friends threw me a...

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