When I moved back home to Illinois from New York City in August one strong driving force was the desire to travel. I was spending waaaaay more for rent in the city than I care to admit and that money could be better spent going on adventures and having once in a lifetime experiences. Originally I planned on saving money until 2017 (I’ve already got a few trips planned!) but a friend texted me asking if I wanted to go to San Francisco with her in November and I’d never been to the West Coast so I had to say yes!… View Post

I’m about to get touchy-feely here, so prepare yourself. I talk about moving to New York allllll the time and mostly I’m talking about cool and exciting things (like casually seeing Jimmy Fallon) but there is a darker side to moving somewhere where you don’t know anybody. And that’s homesickness. Homesickness strikes out of nowhere and it’s the worst. I can’t walk by the central park zoo without tears stinging my eyes (the zoo smell is reminiscent of the midwest), and I have a nasty habit of listening to the song Temporary Home when I’m already feeling down about being away from the people I… View Post

*Thanks to Ashley Kuenstler of all of the great pictures! Happy Friday, everyone! I’m starting the weekend off right by finishing up my tale about my time in St. Louis for Fashion Week! This time last week I was taking in all of the excitement that the city had to offer, and now I’m sitting in bed wishing I were back. So before I start planning my return trip I thought I could share some of the amazing places I visited last weekend to give you some travel inspo! Day Three of St. Louis Fashion Week! After the excitement of the… View Post

It’s been a while since I last did an ‘Instagram Lately’ post, and I just had one of the best weekends of my life so I thought it would be fun to do a super quick post on my trip to St Louis for St Louis Fashion Week while I wait for pictures to do my official post. I was in St Louis from last Wednesday up until yesterday, and I really had the time of my life. I was there with a group of VIP bloggers invited from out of town as press, and I was able to go… View Post

I am determined to make this summer one of adventure. I am eager to try new things, have new experiences, and step way out of my comfort zone. Last fall I got a brief taste of solo travel when I spent a weekend in Chicago, and I fell in love with the independence I had while I was there and the freedom I felt. I decided on the spot that I wanted to experience that again, so I decided that this summer I am going to make it happen!   Where I’m going: I will be travelling solo to New York… View Post