As my birthday rapidly approaches, twenty-six is feeling a tad older than I expected it to, heck I’m officially going to be in my upper 20’s! These are the years where I’ve always pre-destined my “plans” to begin. And while I may not have it all figured out just yet, I can say that at 26 I’m feeling more confident in my own skin than I ever have.
But trust me- this has been 26 years in the making. I’ve gone through plenty of ups and downs, and I’ve lacked confidence in every aspect of my life, including my weight, my skin, outfits, even my writing, and I think that’s normal. Going from college, where a bodycon dress is an appropriate outfit on a Thursday night, to an industrial business conference where panty hose are required can down right confuse a girl. Not to mention, these days lash extensions, and a never-ending tan have become the norm, and it can begin to feel like regular old you doesn’t cut it anymore. But that’s just not true, and the world has proven to me over and over again that I’m most attractive and successful when my confidence shines through. So, at the ripe old age of almost 26, here are my five ways to boost your natural confidence, allowing you to forget the filter and life your best life. Continue Reading
Spring is cominggg! Ok not really- anyone who lives in Chicago knows that this weather is a mean trick played on us by the weather gods to keep us all from flying south for the winter. I mean come on- the forecast shows snow for Saturday, yet this week we hit a high of 68 degrees. However- embracing the warm weather while it’s here, I’ve embarked on a massive closet clean out- and I have to say it’s been wildly successful. My soul, wallet, and sanity are all exhaling with relief and I’m going to share with you my top 10 reasons why you should clean out your closet right now! Or maybe this weekend… you feel me? Let’s do this!
All together now! It’s the holiday season, (the holiday season) and to go with the the flow, you spend mad dough -and end up spending waaaaaay too much money! This, my friends, I don’t want for you. So- behold, my top 10 ways NOT to get “wrapped up” in spending this holiday season: Continue Reading
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is one of the most special feelings in the world. Someone you love is asking you to share one of the most important days of their life with them. Out of everyone they know, they want YOU by their side. While the honor of being a bridesmaid is priceless, gearing up for the big day can be pricey! So, gathering what I know from my own experience and a few of my friends, I have composed my top 10 ten ways to NOT break the bank as a bridesmaid: So you can focus on your girl, rather than your bank statement! Continue Reading