New Year, New Planner

My favorite thing about starting a new year (besides vowing to be a better person, of course) is cracking open a new planner. For Christmas, my boyfriend got me this gorgeous Riflepaper agenda and I adore it. In the past, I have gone with a binder-style planner, but found the spiral binding a bit intrusive. This traditional binding is exactly like my personal journal and it’s so comfortable to write in.…

The Games I Enjoyed the Most This Year

By day, I may be a professional writer and editor, but by night, I am a shameless gamer. Video games have been a huge part of my life since the days of GameBoy Color and Playstation 1, and my love for games has only grown since. 2017 was a golden year for video games and Nintendo, in particular. I was so hyped to get my hands on a Nintendo Switch back…

Looking Back At My Favorite Blog Posts

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is an interesting one. While we lose track of the days, it is also a time where we are forced to be nostalgic as we look back on the past year. 2017 was quite a year for this personal blog of mine. I officially moved my website from Tumblr to Wordpress and grew a lot of brand partnerships, including sponsored content. I…

My Favorite Cliché Magazine Articles of 2017

If you haven’t heard already, earlier this month I decided to step down as Editor in Chief of Cliché Magazine. It wasn’t an easy decision by any means, but a necessary one. Regardless, I still have tons of love for the magazine and wanted to take this opportunity to look back on my favorite Cliché Magazine articles that I wrote this year (apart from my Ed Letters, of course).  If you missed any…

My Favorite Nude Lipsticks

Ever since I started wearing makeup, I always gravitated towards nude lipsticks. While most friends my age chose bright pinks and soft reds, I reached for browns, taupes, and soft peaches. I loved them on Julia Louis Dreyfus in Seinfeld, on Michelle Pfeiffer in One Fine Day, and now, yes, even on Kylie Jenner. I always appreciated the “your lips, but better” look, especially in the colder months (in the summer, I do…

‘According to a Source’ by Abby Stern Book Review

Even before you start Chapter 1 of According to a Source by Abby Stern, you get a sense of what’s to come with the opening quotes. One of the quotes, in particular, is by the late Carrie Fisher: “You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood because everybody does the fake closeness so well.” I had these words in mind while reading the pages that followed and it really cemented the theme…

An Introduction to Teel Yes

One year ago when I was speaking on a fashion panel in New York City, a young woman sat in the audience with an idea brewing. She wanted to create her own jewelry company but wasn’t sure if she was ready to quit her day job to pursue her passion. However, after listening to our panel discuss how we got started in the industry and how we all took a chance…