A Little Break

I’ve been feeling sort of wonky about social media and socialization in general. I just finished “The Circle” by Dave Eggers and the whole thing made me feel like I was having a very slow anxiety attack. It was published in 2013, and social media has made leaps and bounds since then. Ideas that seemed far fetched – like live video feeds – are now realities. It was a great book but definitely bizarre to see the scary turn that social media obsession can take.

A Little Break

Let's Talk Personal Style: Style Mood Boards

I think that before you can really define your personal style, it’s important to take a look at where you are with your look and where you want to be.

Let's Talk Personal Style: Style Mood Boards

Dressing for your Mental Health

Lately (and I’m sure it’s partially due to the season) I’ve been feeling pretty “meh” on my general appearance. I haven’t been making the time to work out, I’ve gained some weight and I’ve been feeling hyper critical over my appearance. Basically, I think of every mean girl comment that could be made and I make it to myself.

It S U C K S.

Dressing for your Mental Health

The Winter Burnout: Some Thoughts on Personal Branding

Over the past few weeks, it’s seemed like a lot of my blogger friends are feeling burnt out on posting, writing, or developing their blogs. I think part of that can be attributed to the fact that we haven’t seen the sun in a few weeks, but I also think that some of these beaten down feelings can come from over comparing ourselves to others. We see others being successful and we wonder why we aren’t seeing the same results. We doubt our outfits, our sites, our posts – and on rough nights, we wonder if anyone even reads or cares about the content we’re putting out. It’s easy to say “community over competition,” it’s easy to support people doing awesome things – but it can be a little more difficult to keep self doubt from trickling in to our mindset.

The Winter Burnout: Some Thoughts on Personal Branding

It's My Pity Party (Playlist) & I'll Cry If I Want To

In an effort to be a little more respecting of my body, I’ve been on a steady change of medicating with really guilty Spotify playlists (and prescribed meds) vs.  self-medicating with large glasses of wine and retail therapy, so I thought I’d share my perfect formula for a pity party playlist.

It's My Pity Party (Playlist) & I'll Cry If I Want To

Let's Talk Personal Style - An Ongoing Series.

I’ve been thinking a lot about personal style lately. I’ve been not-so-guiltily watching the newest season of America’s Next Top Model and the main focus of this new, revamped season is about branding. It’s interesting to tie together personal style with personal branding, but as a blogger trying to build her site it’s definitely something that I pay attention to. To be successful, it’s important build a “brand” or image that people are drawn to and interested in, but you don’t want to build something that’s inauthentic to yourself.

Let's Talk Personal Style - An Ongoing Series.

2017 Goals

Happy 2017 everyone! I think that by the time December rolled around, the majority of us had written off 2016 and were ready for a fresh start. We all managed to make similar posts about our year, reflecting on our best moments and expressing excitement for 2017, and I’d love to make a basic blog type post that my goals are to drink more water and explore more in 2017 but after reading my friend Currie’s great New Year’s reflection blog, I decided to bare my soul (as per usual here) and share my goals for 2017.

2017 Goals

Is It Too Late Now to Say Sorrrrrrry? (lets talk about genuine apologies)

A genuine apology shows growth. It shows change. It shows an acceptance of the past but a hope for the future. It’s hard, it takes time to be ready to take that scary step of reaching out to someone who you hurt, but seriously – the payoff is so worth it.

Is It Too Late Now to Say Sorrrrrrry? (lets talk about genuine apologies)