My Fall Obsession | 10 ways to wear white boots all year round

I’ve been craving a great white boot circa Marni mid-calf or the amazing Prada Madras. Then I found THIS Harper’s Baazar article. And I think (if we can start entering back into the world) white boots will be all the rage. Let’s dig in, shall we? By Amy de Klerk Aug 3, 2020 There areContinue reading “My Fall Obsession | 10 ways to wear white boots all year round”

Your “Hard Life” Is Your Gift | Why some people’s lives are harder than others – What you need to read today

Why are some people’s lives objectively harder than others? Yes, “everyone has their shit,” but still, since the dawn of time this question has plagued philosophers, clergymen, doctors, artists, and yes, even us mere mortals. I myself have looked at those around me and pondered this great mystery. But isn’t it funny. The answer isContinue reading “Your “Hard Life” Is Your Gift | Why some people’s lives are harder than others – What you need to read today”

ALL YOU NEED THIS FALL IN ONE QUICK POST – 3 Stella McCartney Looks + the bonus piece that’ll make outerwear fun again

If you’re anything like me you probably haven’t worn much more than the same old sweats and lululemon workout gear for the past…I don’t know…entire 2020?! So maybe this fall it’s time to ease back into actual attire with cool girl, British ready-to-wear designer, Stella McCartney. McCartney combines functional fashion and iconic British whimsy yetContinue reading “ALL YOU NEED THIS FALL IN ONE QUICK POST – 3 Stella McCartney Looks + the bonus piece that’ll make outerwear fun again”

8 Lessons I Learned From Professional Failure

In 2018 I began working in the US branch of an international public affairs and association management consultancy. By 2020, the US office would be closed and operations dissolved.In November of 2019, knowing my current job would soon be obsolete, I accepted a new role working for a small, family-owned, DC-based organization focused on earlyContinue reading “8 Lessons I Learned From Professional Failure”

Designer Spotlight | CLOSED

I’ve always been a simple black jeans kinda gal. “Why wear blue when you can wear black?” I think I’ve said that about 1000x. Then I saw the A BETTER BLUE Pearl jeans by German denim brand, Closed, and my entire perspective on jeans sortof, well, changed. A small, family-run company based in Hamburg, ClosedContinue reading “Designer Spotlight | CLOSED”

Spring/Summer 2021 beauty trends reflect our current mood | Elle India

Underwhelmed by so many of the fall beauty releases, I found myself scouring the internet and reflecting back on the looks that dominated resort and spring 2021 runways just a month ago. And thanks to Elle India’s Harshavi Jain I didn’t have to look far. Whether in the US, Europe, or the place I considerContinue reading “Spring/Summer 2021 beauty trends reflect our current mood | Elle India”

How To NOT Snap – My String Strategy | Harnessing Indifference To Stay Centered

Imagine a string that comprises all aspects of mental health: mood (positive and negative), emotion (happiness, sadness, anger, joy, grief), stress, anxiety, and of course, illness. At rest, the string is stable with weight distributed equally. Then something happens, a trigger. Maybe an incident at work or a fight with a spouse. Add a weightContinue reading “How To NOT Snap – My String Strategy | Harnessing Indifference To Stay Centered”

VIDEO BLOG – A Few Of My Favorite Things | Episode 1, August 2020

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Getting Real – Experiment Time | Augustinus Bader 27-Day Challenge

It’ll take a miracle to help these puffy, crepey eyes. So this post is a bit different. I’m embarking on the cult Augustinus Bader 27-day skincare challenge. The premise is simple: Use only the Augustinus Bader signature, award winning, anti-ageing cream for 27 days and watch your skin repair itself. And since I’ve ordered bothContinue reading “Getting Real – Experiment Time | Augustinus Bader 27-Day Challenge”

Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway

Although summer is still raging across the pond and even here stateside at shore towns on the coasts, for many of us, summer 2020 has been less than ideal. Let’s face it, maybe it’s time we get on board with the #teampumpkinspice cult? Concede this summer in terms of travel hopes and start focusing onContinue reading “Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway”