Solo travel sometimes carries certain risks and dangers that you don’t experience when traveling with a partner or a group. Some of these risks are innocent misfortunes, such as getting lost in a new place with no battery on your phone, while others may be more sinister, like being targeted because you’re alone. Whenever I’m getting ready for a solo adventure, I’ve got no less than 7 people (you now who you are, love you) concerned that I, a 21–year–old, somewhat naive–looking, female is traveling alone. And I’ll be honest, the first few times I travelled alone I was scared and I have ended… View Post

  I participated in this sponsored campaign for Palmer’s® Coconut Oil Formula on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. I’ve been a bit quiet the past few weeks—if you don’t follow me on social media you might not know that I’ve been in New York for work since the tenth. I lived in New York for half of 2016, and to prepare for the trip I knew one thing: I needed to get my skincare under wraps. You see, my skin doesn’t play nice with the dirty, smoggy city air. My entire six months in New… View Post

  Maybe it’s just me, but summers aren’t complete without a good road trip or two. I’m lucky that I live a few hours from Chicago if I want to visit the city, and a few hours in another direction from awesome hiking spots and small town shops so I always have variety. Some road trips require a ton of planning and prep, but oftentimes they happen on a whim. A spur-of-the-moment suggestion from a friend in your group chat can unfold into a great adventure in just a few hours, and you’re going to want to be ready! Unfortunately,… View Post

This post contains gifted items* and affiliate links** I don’t want to freak anyone out, but there is only one week left to shop for the leading lady in your life. That’s right, Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 14th. I win worst daughter of the year award and will be in New York on Mother’s Day (for work, not play) so I waited to publish until today – my mom’s birthday – and share some of the things I got her for her special day and some suggestions on other great things your mom would be sure to love. I was… View Post

When you work from home, everyday is casual Friday. It’s great working in jean and a tee-shirt (or lets be honest, half the time I’m in sweats) all day, but when last minute plans come up after work sometimes I wish I had a reason to get dolled up in the mornings so I’d be prepared for moments like those. Luckily, my friends and I are the opposite of Fancy AF and usually I’m able to make my jeans and tee combo work, and it’s not rocket science but I thought I’d share my go-to’s that I use to dress… View Post