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 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!
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
This morning I woke up as an official 25 year old. No longer the Birthday Girl with my imaginary crown on my head (I did get a real one to wear to dinner) but just another human being walking the streets of Chicago on my way to work. There’s this sense of magic when it’s your birthday. You feel like you’re walking around with this … Continue reading 25 and Ready to Thrive
You never think about how much stress goes into starting a new job because the interview process is such a hurdle in itself. There’s the phone interviews and then the in-person interviews that you have to schedule around your current work hours without letting anyone realize you’re looking elsewhere in case you don’t get the job. Then you have to do your research on the … Continue reading You Got the Job! Now What?
What internal void am I trying to fill by surrounding myself with stuff that stops satisfying me after the allure wears off? What is missing from my life? I ordered a shirt I saw on an ad off of Instagram. The shirt is a blue and white striped top with a high neck and these bell sleeves that flow effortlessly when you bend your arm. … Continue reading Why Do We Shop?
Fashion starts with the foundation of the body, mind, and soul. You can not be beautiful on the outside unless you are on the inside. No one ever really talks about what it takes to exude the overall package. So many people are willing to settle for the image of the girl in the Instagram post but no one wants to think about what it … Continue reading Look Good AND Feel Good?
This is my favorite topic to talk about because I never saw my life playing out this way! I moved into my first studio apartment when I was 24 and a month later my boyfriend moved in. At first it started out as only “a couple of weeks” which soon turned into months and then lo and behold I was fired from a job I … Continue reading Sharing Spaces