A fun fact you likely don't know about this blog: at it's very inception, it was themed around makeup because for a couple of months a half a decade ago, I dappled in selling Mary Kay. I wanted the skin product and for the same price, you got a the whole set AND a starter kit to start selling makeup. I was like, "Well, I'm broke AF, so mine as well," and that's how I spiraled into a little foray into selling skincare and makeup.Read More
For the last several months, I’ve been training for the Richmond marathon, which I ran this past weekend. Because of this, I’ve tried out some running gear and workout supplements. The gear I tried out was the c2 leggings and pullover, which you can find here, and this week I’m reviewing Fuel100’s Electro-Bites.
Fuel100 sent me five packets of Electro-Bites to try: Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice (!!), Salty Vanilla, Simply Salty, and Salty Vinegar. I haven’t tried them all, but that’s probably because Salty Vinegar has me gagging at the thought. But Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cinnamon had me excited to try.
By the time I got these in the mail, unfortunately, my training for the marathon was over. All I had left was the war itself: the actual marathon. So this past Saturday I put a packet in my pocket (Salty Vanilla) and offered the packets to my two other runner friends with the condition they tell me their thoughts on the Electro-Bites. Instead of getting one review today, you get three-in-one. Even McDonald’s doesn’t give out deals like that.Read More
As a blogger, I am occasionally presented with opportunities to review products, and this fall I jumped at the chance to try some workout apparel by c2. The performance tights and half-zip I got were made for cool weather, which is fast approaching here in Richmond. (Okay, some days it doesn’t feel that way. It was 80 degrees last week.)
Still. We know winter is coming. Jon Snow might even say it’s here. And I need to be prepared, especially since I’ve gotten back into running and I don’t want to be forced to run inside all winter.
c2 is a clothing brand developed by New England native. The founder wanted to create and offer clothes that would allow you to exercise outdoors long after the temperatures have dropped. Upon receiving my tights and half-zip, I knew they would keep me warm in the coming December and January winds. That said, it’s sort of hard to try them out in that weather here in Richmond. Anyone have a walk-in freezer I can borrow?Read More
But the last Stitch Fix I received was such a let down, which it can only be SUCH a let down because I am such an advocate. Things started off a little rough when they shipped my fix a day late, then proceeded to get worse when they mailed it to the wrong zip code.
It was an ominous sign for the impending delivery.
I came home to the box waiting by my door, and I excitedly ripped open the box, slightly nervous as the box was rather light and I had requested shoes. When I get the box open, my heart sinks immediately.Read More
Choosing your hairdresser is serious business. I realized this when I switched over to a salon that wasn’t a cheap in-and-out place aka a man’s haircut was over $20.
Growing up, my mom decided who cut my hair. Usually it was this Turkish woman whose broken English I couldn’t understand, but that ended the day she cut my mom’s hair too short and my mom hurled some frozen hotdogs at the kitchen floor, she was so upset. (My mom is embarrassed I’ve retained this memory; probably more embarrassed that I’m blogging about it now.) Then my mom snipped my brother’s, dad’s, and my hair for a while – until I decided I didn’t want a buzz cut. Then we settled on a lovely woman whose chair I looked forward to warming.Read More
For the past year, conversations about shopping have normally gone like this:
Person 1: “Wow, I love those shoes/pants/shirt/scarf, where did you get them/it?”
Person 2: “At Target/Loft/H&M/adorable boutique! You guys will have to go check it out!”
Person 1: “Forsure!”
Me: “Oh, I’m actually fasting from shopping so maybe next year!”Read More
I won $100 at work, but they couldn't hand me cash for tax purposes, so I got a $50 gift card to H&M and a $50 to Target. That way, I would force myself into buying clothes, but I could also be practical at Target. I legitimately laid in bed one day on the Target website and brainstormed what I'd like to buy. I decided on tampons, a hamper and mouthwash. Let's just breeze over the fact that it took me hours of thinking to decide on those three items and move on to an even bigger problem.
I had $50 to H&M. That gift card was almost guaranteed to spend itself. Until it didn't. I picked out a bright pink top (trying to expand my colors in my wardrobe), a flowy summer top (it was on sale for $2) and a blue sweater that sat like a tent on my body but had tigers on it (because it had tigers on it, duh). It cost me $25 total.Read More
When people see me, they often lump me into the general category of being blonde. I like to describe my hair color as light brown, dirty blonde, or perhaps light brown with a golden overtone.
But not blonde.Read More
To chat about our favorite boots for the fall season, I teamed up with Sarah Collie from District Damsel, a Washington, D.C.-based blog that has showcases how to dress like Vanity Fair on a twenty-something's budget.
Over-the-knee boots have been on every fashionista's Instagram this fall, most likely the gorgeous Stuart Weitzman Highlander boot, which boast an $800.00 price tag. Considering that's close to my monthly rent, they were not even an option for my budget, but I found an amazing lookalike pair for a fraction of the price.Read More
A few months ago, we had prom at work. For a week leading up to the big day, our People Services department created some buzz for the event by sending out throwbacks that coworkers had submitted. I did not submit any of my throwbacks for a variety of reasons. The most major reason being that I looked ridiculous both years for prom, and yet here I am sending them out into the inter-webs in the name of a blog post.
Here are 5 dresses from Aisle Style that I wish I wore to prom instead.Read More