Tag: Pandemic

El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later

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One year ago today my brother and I were hiking 18.32 miles from Villafranca de Bierzo to Laguna del Castilla in Spain. 43,336 steps, give or take. We started early in the morning, before sunrise, with lights strapped to our heads as we walked along the Spanish highway through the pouring rain. It remained raining most of the day, as we passed through several villages and fellow pilgrims passed us. At one point we heard a very loud and unrecognizable noise above the sound of the rainfall, only to realize it was a honking donkey strutting by. And I can only imagine that at some point during our walk, my brother and I got into a spat about something silly, like that he was talking too much or that he ate more than his fair share of tortilla. After a slippery incline at the end of the cold, fall-like day, we finally arrived at our tiny town—no more than a single hostel and a restaurant—before settling in for the night, watching the movie Twister in Spanish as it played on the restaurant’s TV. Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later”

Packing for College in the Age of Coronavirus

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I took a poll on Instagram last week asking if you still wanted to see back-to-school content this year, given how uncertain the fall semester is looking… And the majority voted yes! But instead of just posting generic college content, I want to do my best to provide useful blog posts that acknowledge the weirdness of the upcoming academic year. So my first thought? A post about packing a light wardrobe for college during this pandemic! While I had already decided I was finally going to pack less clothing this year (my parents scoffed in disbelief when I told them), my university recently announced that students should only pack the essentials anyway. Continue reading “Packing for College in the Age of Coronavirus”

Mask Fashion: Summer Edition

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I’ve had this post idea for a while, and after a few requests and seeing several other fashion bloggers do the same sort of thing, I’m finally delivering my take on mask fashion! To be honest, I basically never leave the house as it is—going to the dentist has been one of the highlights of my summer thus far. However, when I do venture out, I don’t bother to match my mask to my outfit, just as long as I’m wearing one. But as a fashion blogger? This seems unacceptable. Masks aren’t going away any time soon, so we might as well make them fashionable and consider them as “the hottest new accessory”, especially when so many stores are releasing cute styles (like Dress Barn, Francesca’s, and Nordstrom Rack). I was so excited to create these three outfits around my three masks! Continue reading “Mask Fashion: Summer Edition”