Fall always means a few different things for me: Switching from iced lattes to hot, promising myself I’ll get ahead on holiday shopping (but waiting until last minute like always), and having to pay a little extra attention to my mood. I tend to get the fall blues. There’s a fancy and scientific name for it, but basically each year as the summer fades to fall I have to work a bit harder to stay upbeat. It used to be a problem before I recognized the pattern, but now it’s something I’m able to combat by coming at it with… View Post

Sweater weather is here, and as much as I’m going to miss the sunny summer days, I’ve decided to embrace the change of seasons with open arms. Summer will always be my favorite season, but the fashion isn’t nearly as fun as fall and winter fashion. Layering, chunky knits, fuzzy scarfs, and cozy beanies are all up my alley. I’ve been scouring my favorite online shops for the best sweaters of the season. Unfortunately I can’t stretch my budget for a massive sweater shopping spree, but I thought I’d share my favorite styles with all of you. (And I may have… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GMO Answers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ]Finding the balance between being fashion obsessed and a bit of a hippie can be, well, a struggle. I love trying out the new trends and adding my own spin on them, but I also have a “save the world” mentality that fast fashion doesn’t always fit very well into. I want to make sustainable purchases to lessen the burden on the environment, but also express myself through my clothing and try new looks. And I think I’ve come up… View Post

If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, you might not know that I moved over the weekend! After moving back to Illinois after living in New York, I settled back with my parents while my savings account recovered from NYC. As great and comfortable as living at home was, at 22 I thought it was time to venture out. I’m in the downtown area of my hometown (right across the street from my favorite restaurant in the world!) and living in a one bedroom (that’s about 3x the size and 1/3 of the price of my old New York apartment.)… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Devine Color by Valspar . All opinions are 100% mine. It’s always been important to me to feel happy with my surrounding, so I spend a lot of time trying to curate spaces that bring me peace. Whether that’s my bedroom or office, I want to make sure that I’m putting my best foot forward each day by placing myself in positive environments. I realized when I was young that my space affects my mental and emotional space more than anything else, so my room has always reflected that. With… View Post