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#WFHCoffeeTour: Chalait, Ep. 2

Guess who's back? Back again. It's the #WFHCoffeeTour and we're here again with episode two. This week's choice spot? Chalait. This time around, I found myself sitting in the heart of the West Village, sipping a green matcha tea latte and eating an amazing sandwich consisting of unlikely ingredients. Chalait is a quaint, tiny coffee shop on the corner of Christopher Street and W. 4th. Minimalism is its aesthetic; there isn't much in the way of seating--only a few stools bar style and several seats by the windows....

#WFHCoffeeTour: Bibble + Sip, Ep. 1

Hi, Internet. It's been a while. I promise I'm going to update you soon about what's going on with the blog, but until that moment comes, I'm introducing a new, special series. Behold: the Work From Home Coffee Tour hashtag. AKA, what dreams are made of. My lovely friend Vivian Nunez (who you can find here) and I have started the campaign and hashtag #WFHCoffeeTour, under which we are enslaving ourselves to the very daunting task of identifying, reviewing, and Instagramming all of the best work-from-homeable coffee shops in...

Unboxing Rocksbox + Why You Should!

Hey, whatsup, hello. So I'm here today to tell you about Rockbox, AKA my new obsession that is for all intents and purposes is like Netflix but for jewelry. For just $19 a month, you can peruse all of Rockbox's available jewelry and choose an unlimited amount of pieces to "rent." It's also customized, sort of the way Ipsy does things, by providing you with a short style survey in which you answer questions about the types of jewelry you prefer. Based on this survey, Rocksbox...

My Laundry Routine

Maybe you're thinking laundry is boring. Maybe you're thinking this is the most dull blog post ever. Maybe, maybe, maybe. But I'm here to tell you that with the help of my older sister, we have uncovered the secret of fresh-smelling, soft and supple, right-out-the-dryer laundry. Trust me when I say, you will thank me later. Step 1. Tide Pods: All you need to do is throw one of these inside the washing machine before loading it up with your clothes. Step 2: Snuggle Fabric Softener: The...

#OOTD: Keepin’ It Casual

I've come along way from my earlier, experimental days with fashion. Lately, I'm all about utility, function, and comfort. I want to wear outfits that are versatile: they can work in both the office and outside of it. They make sense on the weekdays and the weekends. When shopping for new pieces, I look for three key elements: it's a basic, it's versatile, and it's comfy. One of my favorite go-to outfits is a strong black boot (mine are from Zara), paired with my brown fedora-esque...

Updated: Skin Care Routine

  Back in summer of 2014, I celebrated my 100th post by detailing my facial routine. (You can check that out here.) But now it's 2016 and me and my skin are two years older. As you can imagine, my routine has deviated and changed a bit, and now seemed like the perfect time to share an update. I spent my teen years treating my skin harshly. Retin-A and all of the the most strident and unrelenting dermatologist-approved products were welcomed on my face. But as I approach...

My Completely Realistic Goals for 2016

At this point in my life, I'm not interested in pressuring myself unnecessarily, which is what ends up happening when I create "resolutions." Unrealistic expectations aren't of interest to me and I'd rather not perpetuate them by half-heartedly committing to idealistic "goals" I will likely abandon in a week or two. So instead, I'm picking small things that I know I can do better this year. Hopefully, choosing to do these small things in a better way will lead to a long-term change, to healthier, smarter, and better...