Month: June 2017

shore enough

shore enough

Transitioning into summer with this layered look!

DREAMCHASERS no. 2: Deb Shepherd aka thebrokeminimalist

DREAMCHASERS no. 2: Deb Shepherd aka thebrokeminimalist

I’m so thrilled to introduce you all to my friend Deb, a fellow Seattle blogger at brokeminimalist.com! Her blog is all about minimalist fashion, lifestyle, and wellness. Read on for our conversation on minimalism, mental health, faith, and being a woman of color in the blogosphere.

An annotated guide to following your dreams

An annotated guide to following your dreams

I’m about to get real with you in this post and share my personal post-grad existential crisis—because if you’re going through your own, I want you to know you’re not alone! Here’s my guide to following your dreams, annotated with examples from my own journey of how I ended up in the world of marketing and communications with a degree in physics.

Getting my first tattoo (stick and poke/hand poke)

Getting my first tattoo (stick and poke/hand poke)

I got my first tattoo a couple weeks ago. It was a hand poke, which means the tattoo artist uses a needle to manually poke you and embed the ink into your skin rather than a machine. Stick and pokes have a stereotype of being a DIY thing that adolescents do at home with sewing needles, but a lot of professional tattoo artists have made hand poke tattoos their craft.

Since hand pokes are a little more controversial than their machine counterparts and there’s less info out there about them, I wanted to share my experience! 

Stay close despite the distance: Long-distance friendships 101

Stay close despite the distance: Long-distance friendships 101

What I miss more than anything about college is the proximity to my friends and support network. Now that I’ve graduated and moved away from home and many of my friends, it’s more important than ever for me to maintain and strengthen the relationships that have nurtured me and helped me grow. It’s not easy to stay close to people when you’re physically far apart, but here are some of my tips for staying tight with your far-away buds.

Stylish with less: 3 ways to style a gingham button-down

Stylish with less: 3 ways to style a gingham button-down

As you all know, I’ve been trying to make more conscious fashion choices (and if you didn’t know because you’re a new reader, then welcome!). This includes buying less new clothing to minimize my impact on the environment. As a result, creating fresh looks with the same old pieces in my wardrobe requires some creativity.

One clothing item that adds versatility and timelessness to your wardrobe is a button-down shirt. In this post, I’ll show you three summer-ready ways you can style one button-down to get more mileage out of this closet staple.

I tried eyelash extensions!

I tried eyelash extensions!

I got eyelash extensions! In this post, I answer some questions you might have about getting lash extensions.