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If you’re curious about the inner workings of this blog, which I genuinely do not know why you would be, because wondering how this blog works is probably the equivalent of wondering how aglets work. You won’t wonder, you kinda just see the results. In my pursuit of living more and doing less (crazy things), I’ve told myself that I gotta switch it up on… Read more Continue reading the short list, volume 1.
I was doing some thinking about me, my life, and all the things adjacent to in. When you work in philanthropy and altruism, those things can be hard to do. I think, admittedly, since I came out of the womb, I have always been “doing the most.” My friends, to this day, still laugh, look at my, and brassily say, “girl, you’re doing the most.”… Read more Continue reading doing the most
Admittedly, I have an obsession with notebooks and notepads. I think if my mom had let me get the super glittery cute floral notebooks I had wanted as a child instead of the basic one subject college rule notebooks I wouldn’t have this infatuation as an adult. However, when I think about the adults out there who are obsessed with vapes, excessively expensive mortgages, or… Read more Continue reading every day i’m draftin’
I’m kind of a mascara snob. And the wildest thing about it is that I probably don’t even know what makes a “good” mascara. I find that a lot of people are obsessed with thick, clumpy, dark lashes that are super full. I always see people with flaky lashes and whenever I ask them what mascara they use, they always seem to be using the… Read more Continue reading my mascara is Elle Woods
From the years 2013-2017 I repeatedly and aggressively annoyed my loved ones, along with thousands of randos on the internet when I became a self-professed Chicago lifestyle blogger. Offenses ranged from zealously posting staged Instagrams, tweeting and advertising links, and making my friends stop mid-walking to take a picture of me against a brick wall because my outfit looked “cute.” Needless to say, I was… Read more Continue reading confessions of a ~former~ LiFeStYLe BlOGgER
I am someone who can freak out and be an anxious mess. I have a coworker who is very earthy, calm and zen, the absolutely epitome of a yoga namaste slay kinda mom. She literally carries essential oils and probably knows emergency breathing techniques. Once upon a time, I was having one of these freak outs before a big meeting (an annual review, and if… Read more Continue reading emergency chill fam in an instant
GLAMGLOW. Just the name of the company sounds like a freaking superhero. Although I love many, many of their products (a listicle post is coming at you guys), one product that is extra special is their GLAMGLOW Super Serum. Much like Tom Holland has all the makings of the perfect Spiderman, GLAMGLOW’s Super Serum has all the makings of a superpowered serum. I’ve tried a… Read more Continue reading the skincare superhero
I’m from the suburbs of Chicago, and the closing out of summertime was always marked by one thing: Lollapalooza. And let me tell you, my peak summer moment was the version of me that was dancing to Summertime by Childish Gambino under the hot sun, holding on to a grapefruit Bon & Viv, wearing Michael Kors sunglasses and JCREW shorts, as the crowd sang and… Read more Continue reading this bronzer feels like summertime
When Riverdale first came out, I became totally engrossed in the odd teen drama. I had read the comics growing up and assumed an adaptation would be lovely. But as we all know, CW adaptations are always frothy teen dramas with odd writing and strange plot points. There’s almost always an exceptionally attractive cast, underage romances, an older woman messing with a teenage stud, and… Read more Continue reading taco cabana for femme fatales and taco bell for the girl next door
The dream sequences in Gossip Girl are almost as iconic as the wardrobe of the teen drama that truly defined all teen dramas. By far, one of the best was the dance number featured in season five of the glitzy little show. The nod to Marilyn Monroe, the foil between Blair and Serena, the makeup, the wardrobe–it’s one of the more memorable dream sequences of… Read more Continue reading a jewelry pen way more useful than dan humphrey
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letting go of crazy expectations, responsibilities, and all the things that make us wanna pull our hair out…..even if it’s just for a moment.
being unafraid, bold, and just making stuff happen–which requires way more courage and hustle that most think.
being sassy, loud, and completely and audaciously yourself…..no matter what others may say or think.
welcome to things we stan! i made this fun little blog (the thought of calling it that makes me want to projectile vom, actually) because i believe in being fun, fearless, and sassy. and trust me, in today’s day and age, it’s hard to do all three of those things.
in a world of 401ks, IRAs, work, stress, excessive social media consumption, hyperbole, conflict, and sunday scaries, we all need a fun little place to talk about lighthearted things and laugh.
i used to be a stressed up ball of mess (still kinda am) but i’m learning to let go, to be calm, and to laugh my ass off.
thanks for coming along for the fun!