So I always get a bit of a thrill working on new blog posts – but today’s is special. Words can’t describe how eager I am to hit the publish button on this one. I seem to always be going on about how lucky I am to be surrounded by such incredible and talented women in my life – and now I am finally getting an opportunity to introduce one to you! Meet my lovely cousin, Christy!   Tell us a little bit about yourself! Hello, my name is Christy! I’m a self-proclaimed perfectionist, my favorite outfits are always black, fashion magazines are my storybooks, I’m addicted to Sex and the City and I’m an artist and college student from Princeton, Illinois – a quaint town of 7,000 people.  I am majoring in Fashion Retail Management at Purdue University, as well as minoring in Art and Design.  However, I am currently spending my junior year studying in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology! What is the best part about living in New York? New York is unlike any place I’ve ever been.  This may be cheesy, but the line from Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” really sums… View Post

If you’ve been around for a while, chances are you remember my failed attempt at fashion blogging a few months back. Well, I’m back to redeem myself. I’ve always admired how effortless fashion bloggers seem. They have the poses down, a flawless smile, and they literally look like they woke up like that. Well unless they know something I don’t, let me tell you: fashion blogging is anything but effortless. First of all, you need to beg someone to brave the cold, unforgiving winter to take pictures of you (thanks, Chris!), you have to not look awkward even though there are people staring at you, and you have to pretend that something super funny is happening just to the left of the camera in order to perfect the classic fashion blogger pose. All of this while wearing a dress in -10 degree weather. Despite all of that, it’s actually sort of… fun. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awkward and embarrassing, but once you get over that and own what you’re doing you can strike silly poses and just go with it. I actually really enjoyed shooting this post. Thanks to Lookbook Store, I was able to try out a few gorgeous… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Soffe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been focusing a lot on my health lately, in all domains: mental, physical, and emotional. In doing so, I’ve found that you can’t really improve one without seeing the others improve, too. The biggest health booster for me has been going to the gym and working out. It makes me feel strong physically, and I’m also proud of what my body can accomplish. When I go I usually like to go with a girlfriend so we can cheer each other on and serve as motivation. My favorite way to workout with friends are going to the belly dance class offered at my gym, yoga, and weight lifting, I try to do each at least once a week. Needless to say, I am spending a lot of time at the gym and I’ll just say it: I like to look cute when I’m there. Expressing myself is super important to me, and sometimes my outfit is the best way to do so. If you see me at the gym, chances are that it’ll be in bright prints and fun colors. This has changed a lot since… View Post

So if you live in the United States you are probably quite aware that today is Thanksgiving. I considered writing a list of things I’m thankful for, but that list is long. I feel it’s needless to say that I am thankful for my friends and my family and all of you lovely people out there. So instead I thought I would provide you with what I believe to be the anatomy of the perfect Thanksgiving outfit. “But Morgan, shouldn’t any ol’ outfit do?” Oh no, you’re mistaking. There truly is an art to perfecting your Thanksgiving outfit – you need to look somewhat nice to impress the relatives, you need to have stretch room for your post-feast belly, and you need to be comfy for the sleepiness that inevitably comes from the Thanksgiving meal. You see, there really is a lot to it. But no worries, you have me here to walk you through it! Thanks to my boyfriend, I was able to capture these (admittedly a little awkward and staged) photos of my Thanksgiving outfit! As you see, I’m working my high stretch jeggings. They are from American Eagle and are so soft that they might as well… View Post

Transitioning from being a kid whose only responsibility involves passing Algebra to an adult expected to function in the real world is scary. I try to come off as calm, cool, and collected; but lets be honest here: I am terrified of growing up. Recently I’ve had all sorts of scary terms thrown at me like: renters insurance, GRE, and the dreaded business casual. What even is business casual? Tell me business and I think a pencil skirt and blazer, tell me casual and you’re lucky if I brush my hair. And now you expect me to combine them? Please. Unfortunately business casual and all of the other silly dress codes are the reality for young professionals everywhere. As we enter the real world we have to face interviews, meetings, events, and so much more. Chances are some of these occasions are going to have a dress code tacked on to it and you don’t want to be one who shows up way underdressed, or overdressed for that matter. I did some research and combined it with past experience and put together this guide to hopefully help some of you fellow collegiates enter the scary adult world with confidence! Casual Fridays. Many workplaces have… View Post