When I left for San Francisco I figured I’d be able to wrap up the trip in a quick and tidy blog post given that it was a quick sixty hours until we turned around and headed home – but man! We packed a lot into our trip so I thought it’d be more beneficial to break it down by what we did. First things first: If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, I was in San Francisco with my friend Tracey a little over a week ago and it was a crazy and exciting adventure. Between the highs of… View Post

When I tell people I live in Illinois what everyone hears is me saying I live in Chicago. That’s not quite the case. I’m about 3 hours south-west of the city and really haven’t spent much time up that way at all. I’m close to Iowa City if I want to go shopping, and the idea of driving in the city gives me anxiety. But I still jump at any chance to go up so long as I’m acting as co-pilot and chief navigation assistant, never driver. My mom’s favorite boy, Lee DeWyze had a performance in Arlington yesterday night and… View Post

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