The Lifelong Search for Joy (Not Happiness)

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For a lot of teenagers, there’s nothing they want more than a shiny new car for their 16th birthday. Or at least, a shiny new piece of plastic that allows them to legally drive. Me on the other hand? I wanted absolutely nothing to do with driving—I loved the company of my parents as chauffeurs, and I never felt embarrassed by their presence. Most of all, I feared the power and responsibility of maneuvering a very expensive toy on the roads (especially with all the inattentive drivers who spend more time looking at their phones than their rearview mirrors). One of the first times I drove with my mom on a permit to obtain the required hours, my left leg twitched uncontrollably—and a lot. It felt numb by the time I made it to my destination! That’s how scared I felt.

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Prom Ready

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With the Oscars last night and prom just a few weeks away, I thought it was the perfect time to round up a few formal dresses for you to shop. To my surprise, I had quite a difficult time finding dresses I like. So many of them are tacky, unflattering, too expensive, or all of the above! Most of the dresses I found are relatively simple, but simple is better when compared to a gaudy dress with big plastic jewels and way too much tulle. Like with anything, a simple dress can be decorated with fun and pretty accessories.

I found 14 dresses for y’all to shop (all $120 or cheaper), and I separated them into categories below. Are you a girly girl? Got you covered. 😉 Do you like things a little edgier? I have some options for that too! Keep on scrolling, girl.

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The Most Stylish Rainy Day Essential

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Hey y’all! How’s your Wednesday going? Over the weekend, the weather was absolutely gorgeous—a tad chilly but very sunny, and it felt like spring. But yesterday?! Back to rain! I guess you can’t get more spring-like than that…Even though we still have a ways ‘til the end of winter, I wanted to share my favorite rainy day clothing item for the upcoming season—these Ralph Lauren rain booties. Continue reading