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Vans Warped Tour 101

First time heading to the Vans Warped Tour? Don’t worry, I’m an old pro. I went to Warped for my first time when I was 13 years old! Not to date myself… but that was a while ago! When I was a teenager, it was the highlight of my summer. My friends and I counted down until our date every year and it was definitely one of the highlights of our year. To this day, it still makes me nostalgic & I love the fact that you can go and see a ton of your favorite and new bands all in one place – for the price of one ticket! Continue Reading

The Not So Dirty Truth About Sponsored Posts

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Joining the ranks of politics and pooping, there’s a new hush hush topic on the scene: Sponsored Posts. It’s almost impossible to go on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or a blog without seeing the dreaded #SP, #AD or #SPONSORED hashtag. Whether it’s your favorite celeb promoting a private jet or an up and coming influencer pushing teeth whitening kits, it’s everywhere. Welcome to 2017, marketing and advertising is now dependent upon influencers & bloggers. Continue Reading

How to Be a Grownup and Get Shit Done

T-Shirt: Missguided Shorts: Blank NYC Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar here) Shoes: Converse Bracelets: Shashi

Ahh growing up. It’s a double edged sword. You’re allowed to do whatever you want, but that also means you’re responsible for everything.

Even though I had a full time job at 16 and moved out at 17, there’s something a lot different about being in your 20s. It’s kind of like you have a realization that you have to get your shit together. In your mid and late 20s, you start scrambling because you realize you don’t have it together and look around and wonder how everyone else seems so composed. Continue Reading

The Revenge Guide to Eating Like an American: Best Food in Washington

Whoa, whoa, whoa… I’M BACK! If you hadn’t noticed, I took a little “blog break” this past week. Primarily because I was on vacation and wanted to just relax. Sometimes it’s really important to just disconnect. As much as I love work and my blog, my brain just needed a second to recharge. That being said, I realized I totally forgot to post a recap from my quick stop in Washington, D.C.! It feels like a lifetime ago, but was literally only like 2 weeks ago. Continue Reading

One Piece 101: Flattering Swim Suits Under $50

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Swim Suit: AdoreMe Shorts: Blanknyc Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff Hat: Similar Here

Alright, let’s talk about the most dreaded time of year: swimsuit season. Does anyone else cringe at the idea of having to find swimsuits? There’s nothing worse than going to the mall and trying swimsuits on in fluorescent lit rooms. This year, I switched things up a bit and did all of my shopping online. I found a handful of suits that I liked and had them sent to my house. Then, I waited until a morning when I was feeling good and in a peppy mood and tried them on in my own room, with my own lighting & mirrors. Literally a game changer. The best part? I just popped the ones I didn’t like back in the mail and returned them! I’ve gotta say, I’m down for the One Piece trend. Please, never go out of style! Continue Reading

FOOD FLOATS!

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Swimsuit Top: Maaji Shorts: Forever 21 Sunglasses: Amazon Bag: Dagne Dover

You guys… it’s almost summer! What better way to kick off pre-summer fun than with some RIDICULOUSLY awesome pool floats!? Obviously, I’m going to be lounging on a food float. What’s better than dreaming of pizza and donuts while you’re lounging in the water?

Fun pool floats are everywhere. I feel like I see a ton of cute ones on Instagram and Pinterest, but never know where to buy them. So I did some digging and found them for you! It’s my duty as a foodie to bring you the Best Pool Floats of 2017, which just so happen to be FOOD FLOATS! Grab a fancy drink, stock up on your favorite inflatable food and get ready to soak up some sun!

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12 Must Have Travel Carry On Essentials

1. CLEAN TEETH 2. CLEANSING WIPES 3. NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES 4. PASSPORT HOLDER 5. CC CREAM 6. SINGLE USE TOILETRIES 7. COMFY SHOES 8. PHONE CHARGER      9. COZY SWEATSHIRT 10.  LUGGAGE TAG 11. CARRY ON BAG 12. CHEAP TABLET

I’m headed back out on the road next week and am already in packing mode. I like to make sure that I’m completely covered a few days before leaving, just in case I need to make a last minute Amazon Prime order! Since I fly a few times a month, I’ve gotten it down to a science. I have a few things that I always carry in my carry on bag – which doubles as a bus bag. My bag got lost the last time I traveled, so I was glad that I had a few key things in my carry on to hold me over. I wanted to share a few of my travel essentials that will help you survive a flight, layovers & long travel! Continue Reading

Single Serving Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies treats are kind of a tradition in my family. I feel like growing up, they’re kind of a staple. Probably because they’re super easy & cheap to make. And rarely do kids complain about them. Making a full batch isn’t necessarily hard or time consuming, but it leaves you a ton of dessert. This recipe is perfect for a quick treat or a way to use that last cup of cereal left in the box.  Continue Reading

DIY Concert Piggy Bank

So your favorite band just announced they’re going on tour. BEST NEWS EVER! The only problem is… your bank account was not prepared for those VIP tickets & t-shirt you have your eye on. The solution? A Concert Bank! It’s not always easy to set money aside, but when it’s this cute, it’s easy to throw your change and extra bucks in! Continue Reading

20 Fun Things to Do Alone

Romper: Show Me Your Mumu Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Booties: Jeffrey Campbell

I have no problem owning up to my introverted-ness. It’s not that I don’t like being with other people, but for the most part I spend a lot of time on my own. My boyfriend travels for a good chunk of the year and when he’s gone, I really do enjoy finding ways to have quality “me time”. Every second of every day doesn’t need to be jam packed with activities and other people. Spending solo time is a great way to recharge your batteries and just get comfortable in your own skin. So get over your FOMO (fear of missing out) and take yourself out on a hot date – or solo hang sesh. Whether it’s an adventure, relaxing date or indulgent treat, here are 20 of my favorite dates to take myself on.

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