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How to Take an Unconventional Career Path

HOW TO TAKE AN UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATHErin Aschow fashion lifestyle blogger - cosabella velvet duster, black mesh bodysuit, grlfrnd karolina high waisted jeans, black bootiesErin Aschow fashion lifestyle blogger - cosabella velvet duster, black mesh bodysuit, grlfrnd karolina high waisted jeans, black booties

What do you want to be when you grow up? I feel like that was one of the first questions I can remember being asked as a kid. And I’m still asking my self that as a grown up.

As many of you know, I got my start working in the music industry. I hustled hard for the first chunk of my career-driven life. I worked 10 hour days, 7 days a week a lot of the time. I fought to make a name for myself in a very competitive industry. But, at the end of the day (after a lot of days), I realized I wasn’t happy. After some trial and error (a few odd jobs and a lot of crying), I’ve ended up where I am today: completely self-employed and running my own business. I have employees, hire freelancers, set up an LLC & even have a lawyer I “confer with” regarding business (so grown up I know). Continue Reading

Road Trip: Lake Louise

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When I say road trip, I don’t necessarily mean a road trip from home. To get to Lake Louise, you’ve gotta drive. It’s one of those dreamy destinations that needs to be on your travel bucket list. But it’s not the easiest to get to. We added it to our Canadian Vacation itinerary and stopped along the way from Banff to Jasper. Continue Reading

How To Pack Like A Pro

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Burgundy Lounge Set: PRETTYLITTLETHING / Purse: Sole Society / Tennis Shoes: Adidas / Brown Boots: Vans / Snow Boots: Sorel / Black Studded Rain Boots: Target

I love traveling. Packing? Not so much. I generally leave it until the last minute and end up trying to sort through mounds of clothes and making a giant mess. As I’m sure you can imagine, it ends up majorly stressing me out.

Over the last few years, I’ve developed a method to the madness. That way, I can spend more time feeling excited to travel and less time as a giant stress ball of anxiety.

I may not technically be a professional packer, but I’m getting pretty close. It’s been a while since I’ve completely overpacked or forgotten anything, just saying.

I know I’m not the only one who stresses out packing, so I thought it might be helpful to share some of my tips! Not only is it helpful for me to write it all out (so I can revisit my notes the next time I travel), but hopefully it will help you guys next time you drag your suitcase out! Continue Reading

5 Ingredient Soups to Make This Week

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It’s finally winter in San Diego! We just got a ton of rain and it looks like it will be raining all week, which only means one thing in our house: whip out the crock pot and start making soup!

I’m all about finding quick recipes that I can throw together, but don’t disappoint on taste. The great thing about making soup (especially in a slow cooker) is that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Even if you’re an amateur chef, you can cook up a delish soup. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite soup recipes with you guys. Even better? They’re all made with 5 Ingredients or less! That means they’re super easy to make and won’t drain your bank account! Continue Reading

The Most Magical Place on Earth: Winter in Banff

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Winter in San Diego isn’t quite what most of us envision when we think of chilly mornings, drinking hot cocoa by the fire while watching the snow fall. It’s been about 70 F here! Tony and I decided to take the trip of a lifetime to Alberta Canada a few weeks ago and let me tell you… it was nothing short of magical! There’s not better place to spend your winter than in Canada, especially Banff. Continue Reading

Boujie On A Budget: How To Glitter A Champagne Bottle

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Do you want to live that champagne life on a wine cooler budget? Same, girl. Same.

Fun fact, did you know that the majority of “champagne” you see at the grocery store isn’t actually champagne? It’s just sparkling wine! It has to be from the Champagne region of France (aka fancy as f*ck) to be considered real champagne.  Continue Reading

Get It Poppin: How To Make Your Own Confetti Poppers

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Happy almost New Year! I’ve been sick as a dog this past week and totally behind on all of the holiday festivities. I literally just opened all of my Christmas presents. I took my first adventure outside of the house to get some new years decorations (you know, before everything sells out). Also had to stock up on chicken noodle soup. I stopped at Party City, the craft store & Target and was majorly disappointed in the assortment of decor options. It’s 2017 and all of the decorations look like cheesy stock options from the 90s still. What’s that all about? Not to mention they’re SO overpriced. Continue Reading

No Idea What to Wear on NYE? How to Recycle an Old Look in 10 Minutes!

Recycle an Old Look: Plaid and Lace Lovers + Friends Dress and Black Faux Fur Jacket from Revolve with Rebecca Minkoff Clutch & Over the Knee BootsErin Aschow Fashion Blogger Plaid and Lace Lovers + Friends Dress from Revolve with Rebecca Minkoff Clutch & Over the Knee Boots

Time flies when you’re having fun… or busy traveling, entertaining, cleaning and wrapped up in holiday chaos. YIKES. It’s that time of year when parties sneak up on us and we’re left scrambling to find something to wear at the last minute.

In an ideal world, we’d all have hours and hundreds of dollars to spend at the mall to find the perfect New Years Eve dress. But guess what, it’s the real world. Most of us leave things to the last minute and are realizing out bank accounts are a little tighter than usual after some intense holiday spending. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Ladies, there’s only one option… we have to figure out what to wear with what’s already in our closets. Cue the violins and sad music. Continue Reading

The Easiest Appetizer Ever: Mini Chicken & Waffle Sliders

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Is there really anything better than an appetizer? I was browsing through Southern Living’s collection of “Festive Mini Appetizers” at about 2 AM one night (or morning I should say), drooling over all of the bite sized creations recently. I get a major snack attack late at night. So it’s pretty dangerous for me to start scrolling through food photos. I instantly pinned the most mouth watering recipe for Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles. Continue Reading