I have this fire burning inside of me. It’s telling me that “It’s okay to not be okay”. What I mean by that is, it’s okay to not have it all together. One of the reasons I started my blog was to show that it’s okay to be a work in progress and that yes, sometimes the struggle is real. But how you choose to … Continue reading No More FOMO
She was an old soul who wandered through life never quite fitting in with the status quo. She valued quality conversations but not just any conversation. Tell her about the book you read that made you cry. Tell her about your favorite constellation in the sky and what stories you’ve made up to go along with it. Tell her about the time you were small … Continue reading Have You Ever Met an Old Soul?
I’m always on the go! From 6am-9pm you’ll constantly catch me running around whether it’s working all day downtown or working out with my trainer! Some nights I switch it up and take a Pilates class. The last thing I need is a pimple popping up and ruining my day! I don’t usually have time to check my makeup in the mirror so I make … Continue reading My On-the-Go Skincare Savior
Ever notice how you want to save money at the end of the year and that just so happens to be when all the holiday events, shopping, and trips get planned? Same. I’m in this back and forth battle of, “Save your money” and “Oooh I wanna go to that, Oooh I wanna buy that, and ooooh I need that!” In an effort to stay … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays on a Budget
I have a love affair with black and white. It is classic, timeless, and goes well in any occasion. When I wear black it makes me feel sophisticated with a touch of mystique. I love mixing textures to add an element of surprise. In the photographed outfit I’m wearing I have on a white tweed jacket, faux leather leggings, and pearl studded moto boots! … Continue reading All Black Everything
As some of you may remember, I was dying from a sinus infection that started on Monday. Between the stuffy nose, congestion, sore throat, and slight fever, I was in no shape to work. I stuck out the day only to go home and lay in bed all night before passing out (thank you NyQuil)! Some of the methods I chose to utilize for fast … Continue reading How I Kicked My Sinus Infection in 48hrs!
What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection! It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the day until I went to bed. Monday morning: headache, stuffy … Continue reading Head Cold 1 > Workout 0
When I was 11-16 I suffered from an eating disorder. I didn’t know how to manage the chaos that was my life: school, friends, boys, family, etc. The one thing I thought I could control was my weight. I suddenly became obsessed with losing weight. Not knowing much about exercise outside of P.E. class or cheerleading practice I decided to focus on losing weight by … Continue reading From Cocktails to Coffee and Everything in Between
Every month I like to set aside some time to write out my goals for the month, budget my bills out, and track where my weight is at. It gives me the chance to view my progress and to set some goals for the next 4 weeks. We’re just two months out from the New Year and for once, I am actually looking forward … Continue reading New Month, New Goals, Same Mindset
It’s Fall Y’all! But Chicago must be drunk because it feels like winter temps outside already! Go home winter you’re drunk! I look forward to fall. I live for fall! There is nothing that gets me more excited than fall fashion! Chunky sweaters Jackets Boots Blanket Scarves Leggings I could keep going but you get the point! Right now I’m living for black and white … Continue reading Black, White, & Neutral All Over