Weekly Reads: Memorial Day Edition

May 28, 2018

Photo by Annie Theby 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I'm currently writing this post while binge watching Monk in an airbnb. Unfortunately, it's scheduled to continue raining all day, so it looks like indoor activities are the way to go this holiday weekend. Whether it's sunny and bright or raining and grey where you are, I hope you have a weekend full of love and laughter. Until next time my friend! 

Emotional Pick Me Up: I love the Ellen Show. She always spreads so much good! Like this video that made me cry.

Yasss Thank You, Jesus!: The Obamas are working out a deal with Netflix!

Quick Home Workout: This yoga routine is a great workout, is less than 20 minutes long and (best of all) you can do from the comfort of your own home.

We Need To Talk: Amazing dating advice/insight in the era of the fuck boi

Fight For What's Right: Warning, the following links will make you really angry. Or at least, these stories made me really angry, but anger is a great motivator to take action and fight for justice.

Do Good: I just found out about this program that let's you donate beauty products! I have a lot of beauty products that I've accumulated from gift bags and different PR events, so I'm packing up a box next week to send to Project Beauty Share

Aspirational: I want a membership to the new DUMBO House!

Smart Money tip of the week (Because you’re too good to be a broke bitch): How to have a great summer without destroying your bank account/credit.

Wellness: Kristen Bell's advice on dealing with anxiety.

Shop Til You Drop: Here's a list of all the best holiday sales! Oh, and this section contains affiliate links homie. 

Recent Favorite Purchases:

For My ATL People: A ton of places I want to check out the next time I go home to visit.

All Dolled Up: I’m so excited to check out Rihanna's lingerie line! Lingerie has a special place in my life.

Weekly Highs: My boyfriend and I rented an airbnb on a New Jersey island, and this little getaway has been amazing. This quiet little town has been the perfect escape from the hectic city. I'm relaxing that I need a lot more downtime than I did in college. Being in an office, working for other people for 9-10+ hours a day really takes a toll on your body and spirit.

Weekly Lows: As I just mentioned before, being forced to stay at work for 9 hrs a day when I can easily get the work done in 4 or 5 hours is one of the biggest sources of unhappiness in my life. I've gotten to the point where I resent my job, which is crazy because I know how many people are struggling around the globe to find a job and provide for their families... but this doesn't change the fact that I'm far from freaking happy at work. (I love my coworkers but the social media aspect of my job is taking a toll on my mental wellness) At lease I'm young and can use this current job as a stepping stone to my dream career. And in the meantime, I'll use money to motivate me at work and remind myself that this expereince is making me a lot stronger.

I'd love to hear what your weekly high and low has been. Please leave a comment below and let me know! We can celebrate and conquer together.


Bold and Bright: Yellow Fashion Finds Round Up

May 17, 2018

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If you checked out my last post, you already know that I’m pretty obsessed with the color yellow this season. It’s a fun, bold color that evokes confidence. Whether you want to wear head to toe yellow or just add a yellow statement piece to an outfit made up of basic staples, you’re going to turn heads and get a lot of compliments if you rock yellow this spring/summer. You deserve to feel confident and you will command respect and attention in a color that screams: “hey, I love myself and I do what I like, regardless of what other people think.” So if you want to add some bold flare to your closet without hurting your wallet, check out the pieces below. And leave a comment telling me one bold thing you plan to do this weekend! Lots of love! 

More Great Finds!

May Mood Board - Quick Monthly Inspiration

May 12, 2018

Photos by Hannah Crd, Alisa Anton, Lili Popper, Ernest PorziBrooke Lark, Nia Washington (lol me)

Oh May, I’m so excited that you're finally here. With May comes more outside fun. It finally feels warm here in NYC. I have so much more energy (although still not as much as I would like). But I’m starting to feel more like myself again, which is a good sign! There are so many exciting activities and opportunities to travel; May = the beginning of Summer Fridays at most companies here in the city. I'm making a huge effort to stop putting pressure on myself and the people in my life. I’m letting go of a lot of my previous, self-inflicted standards and trying to just be happy with where I currently am in life. More and more each day, I’m realizing how I don’t need to focus on speed. It doesn’t matter the rate at which I accomplish my goals/dreams. I just need to let myself breathe and be happy. That’s why the color for this month’s mood board is yellow- to remind myself to make time for the things that make me happy and say f*** off to the rest. I hope this mood board inspires you to take charge of your happiness instead of letting outside factors control it. I haven’t learned how to totally master this skill quite yet, but with time, I know we both will.

Leave a comment down below letting me know what you’re most excited to experience. We still have a lot of time left this May, so let’s make the most of it. You’re too much of a badass to let this month slip through your fingers. Take some time this weekend to paint, read in the park, write a creative piece, dance, sing, reorganize your closet, do whatever makes you feel fulfilled and fuels you creatively. It's been a while since I've taken some time during the weekend to do something that stimulates my creative side, but that's my focus for this weekend. Until next my love, and as always, thanks for taking a second to read this post. You’re support means more to me than you could ever know. 

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