A Statement Coat + Bougie Beret

Winter Florals

I longed for this coat last winter at Retail Therapy and finally scooped it up this summer on major clearance. I had to remind myself how happy I would be when winter hit and I had this in my closet. The cocoon shape makes it easy to toss on my oversized tops and wide sleeve sweaters, which is basically all I seem to wear lately. Read More »

Outfits, Style

How I Maintain My Chemically Straightened Hair


To eliminate frizz and help manage my hair, I started incorporating hair straightening treatments into my hair care routine. Ever since I started the keratin treatments, I look for products with keratin to help extend the treatment and act as a buffer between appointments. My coarse hair can look a little lackluster, especially during the dry, winter months. Read More »

Hair

My Guilt Free Mental Health Days

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Through high school, college and the beginning of my career, I regularly overextended myself. I didn’t know how to handle my stress and anxiety or how to communicate what I was going through. I felt like taking on too much with no rest was a necessary evil in high school to get into college, a prerequisite to get a good job after college and then a mandatory part of my career in public relations.

But with time and self-awareness, I’ve been able to learn how to say no and take the time I need as an introvert to energize myself and find balance. And truly the best way I can fully restore my sanity is through taking time off to do nothing at all. A mental health day. Read More »

Life Skills, Lifestyle, Wellness, Work Skills

Lazy Bitch Guide to Baking Homemade Cookies

It’s been a minute since I’ve contributed to my Lazy Bitch Guide series, which is where I attempt to find short cuts and ways to simplify tasks that lazy bitches like me tend to avoid. Today, we master the art of sugar cookies made from scratch, all for the sake of holiday gatherings.

I truly enjoy baking, but typically it’s out of a box and lately, I’ve had a burning desire to make something to proudly claim that I have indeed baked from scratch. Here are a few tried and true techniques to get great cookies and enjoy the time spent in the kitchen with minimal anger and disappointment. Read More »

Life Skills, Lifestyle