Category: How-To

Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee

polka dot shorts, graphic tee, yellow purse, jean jacket

I’ve never really been one for the graphic tee trend resurfacing over the past few years… I’ve always found tees with images so much harder to style than ones with patterns, and they often have a grunge feel that’s a little too reminiscent of my goth days (you know, the band tee look that you only wear to concerts). But when I received this graphic (excuse me) tank for my birthday, I fell in love! Unlike a lot of graphic tees, this one has bright colors and a floral pattern. Not to mention, how CUTE is that elephant?! Needless to say, I immediately started brainstorming a fun outfit to go with it. Continue reading “Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee”

Surviving School in the Spring

how to find motivation to finish the school year strong

It may be cliché, but I’m going to say it anyway: It’s that time of year again…

You know, the time when everyone returns from an amazing spring break and gets slapped in the face when they realize they are not, in fact, on summer vacation yet, and there’s still a few months of school remaining before freedom. Yeah, you know the feeling. Flowers start to bloom, the weather warms up, and all we want to do is bask lazily in the sunshine instead of stay cooped up indoors, studying. I think the eye roll in the photo above says it all! As a student, staying motivated during the spring—the “home stretch” between spring break and summer vacation—can be a really difficult task. That’s why I’m sharing some tips today to help you power through and maintain a little motivation to survive until summer break. Continue reading “Surviving School in the Spring”

My Tips for Salon Nails at Home

Sally Hansen Babe Blue fingernails

Boy, is it good to be back at blogging! It felt very strange these last couple of weeks, skipping posts and missing social media updates. Not only did I feel like a major slacker, but it also seemed like a small piece of myself was missing (it must have been hiding under my bed, along with my motivation). But thankfully, both are back now, and I’m excited to share my best tips for a salon-grade manicure done by none other than yourself. I’ve recently become very interested in nails and upkeeping them regularly, so I have my little routine down to a science. People have even asked where I get my nails done, thinking they are acrylic, but I assure you that they’re au natural! So without further ado, here are my “secrets” (ahem—they’re not so secret) for achieving that perfect manicure. Continue reading “My Tips for Salon Nails at Home”