5 Ways to Shop More Sustainably

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

Everything I Bought When I Moved Into My New Apartment

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

Easy Ways to Makeover Your Small Space with Devine Color by Valspar

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

Brands I’m Loving: Sequin Jewelry

As I’ve grown older, I’ve been focusing on investing in timeless fashion pieces that I won’t have to replace after a year. One area I’d been seriously lacking in is jewelry. I’m the queen of buying $3 dollar rings and $10 dollar necklaces. The problem? They’re beautiful but after a few wears they turn copper and give my skin a green tinge. I’ve recently bought myself a nice quality rings and have been gifted some delicate necklaces. What I’m lacking was statement jewelry. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Sequin Jewelry and try out a few of their pieces… View Post

I’m Relaunching My YouTube Channel

Growing up, I spent hours on YouTube watching MeganHeartsMakeup and JuicyStar07 all whilst cursing my awkwardness and my lack of natural charisma that seemed necessary to make it on YouTube. The idea of being a YouTuber seemed glamorous and exciting. The execution? Not so much. Secret time: When I was fourteen I actually had a beauty YouTube channel. It was top secret and 10/10 embarrassing. It didn’t last long, though. I got to my first 1,000 subscribers and then I was terrified that people from school would find out so I put all of my videos on private and slunk away into… View Post