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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...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Prepping for Christmas has had me wrapped up in a perpetual to-do list since before Thanksgiving. (Shout-out to my sister, who seems to be getting a lot of these lately, for motivating me to get any percentage of holiday shopping done pre-Black Friday for the first time ever.) By the time December 1st struck the calendar, I was in better holiday wish list shape than I've ever been. This year, I did themed baskets for each of my nieces (10, 6, and 3 years old). Thankfully,...

This Is What Happened When I Yoga’d Three Times a Week

I've loved yoga since I took my first class when I was a freshman in high school, but I have never been a consistent attendee. I haven't belonged to one studio, paid for a membership, or committed to a certain number of classes a week for more than a few months. I have been in and out of studios since I was fourteen, always searching for my ideal studio/class/instructor, always to no avail. After experiencing my fair share of classes, I know what my ideal class looks like....

3 Easy, Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

Ya girl has been vegetarian for five years. Before anyone says they have seen recipes that involve fish on this blog, let me clarify that I am technically pescetarian in that I sometimes eat shrimp, salmon, or tilapia. (Please no hate, as I choose to occasionally eat fish for a very good, very personal reason.) You know that age-old joke about how vegetarians will tell you they are vegetarians? It's all in good humor and it's rooted in truth, but we constantly have to declare ourselves as a direct result...