What 2015 Taught Me

As I’m sitting here agonizing over what to say in my return to blogging, I realize that it is only getting harder to hone in one one specific topic or excuse for my inconsistency. The truth is, for the past few weeks, I have been happily living my life, missing summer (like ACTUAL summer), consuming my body weight in holiday treats and reminiscing on the adventures of the past year. I have made more trips to the new Primark location at Downtown Crossing than I am willing to admit, snuggled with everyone’s favorite four-legged sidekick Lucy and logged some serious hours at the ballet studio. I have loved every minute of it but now it’s time to reflect on how each of these memories has culminated into the person I’ve become over the past year.

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“Dreams & fantasies” are what you have before your quarter-life crisis…

Keep reading for my end-of-the-year reflection!

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Closet Remix: Summer to Fall

As is customary on most Monday holidays, I spent the morning in my pajamas and played in my closet. It was the perfect day to assess what pieces will carry me into fall as the temperature drops without needing to completely re-up on stylish components.

Mix & match your favorites for ultimate style this season.
Mix & match your favorites for ultimate style this season. (Credit.)

Keep reading for five fall looks using things you loved to wear last season!

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How To: Free Fall

It’s a long day living in Reseda…is something I would say if I was Tom Petty or John Mayer. Instead, I’m just me, living in and out of the city, loving my mama and America too. But I’ve also experienced a bit of guilt lately from thinking about things left behind, the broken hearts that followed and a dream that got me thinking about thinking less and doing more.

If you're too scared to jump, you're going to miss all the fun that exists on the way. (Photo credit.)
If you’re too scared to jump, you’re going to miss all the fun that exists on the way. (Photo credit.)

Keep reading for my latest epiphany and why it’s good to be scared sometimes.

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26 Things No One Tells You About Turning 26

This has been a big week. On Tuesday I officially turned 26 and have celebrated in almost every way I can think of. From kicking off the festivities in NYC last weekend with my best friend to enjoying a Carvel ice cream cake at home with my family, 26 is off to an amazing start.

You know this is my cake because there's a smudge where I had to sample the frosting.
You know this is my cake because there’s a smudge where I had to sample the frosting.

Keep reading for a few things I have figured out so far about my new favorite age!

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Resilience Is Golden

One of the smartest things I’ve ever done was slow down. Granted, it wasn’t by choice but my quarter-life crisis sure came in handy and helped me sort out my priorities. It doesn’t sound all that glamorous, and it certainly wasn’t, but I definitely learned how to make it worth my while.

Golden Hour shot by Ali Campbell.
Golden Hour shot by Ali Campbell.

Keep reading for my recent twenty-something epiphanies.

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Trend Report: Athleisure

On the heels of last week’s post about the fantastic and festive spring shopping party at Lou & Grey, I have decided to delve a little deeper into what the recent athleisure trend is really made of. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your wardrobe for spring, this is it.

Being chic is THAT easy.
Being chic is easy & comfy. (Credit.)

Keep reading for some trendy must haves & links to shop!

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Fashion Faux Pas & How To Fix Them

If your New Year’s resolution was to upgrade your style but you don’t know where to start, here might be a few cheap tweaks you can make to update your look without breaking the bank.

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Celebs, they’re just like us. (Photo credit.)

Keep reading for a few common fashion faux pas you might be making and how to fix them!

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