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Birthday Weekend in DC

My 24th birthday weekend in D.C. was nothing short than an absolute dream! It involved a brunch that took me back in time, stumbling upon a  Madewell sale, stops around my beloved city, and the most endearing friends. The day held some of my favorite D.C. things. Therefore, I’m sharing what I did on my […]

January 13, 2019

Life in DC, Lifestyle

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What I Do: My Job Empowering Women

Q: What do you do? A: I founded an ethical fashion brand, Trades of Hope. Trades of Hope sells fair trade fashion + home accessories made by women who are facing poverty. However, the women we partner with don’t want charity but an opportunity. They have faced oppression, hunger, and desperation; but with a dignified […]

January 11, 2019

Empowerment, Trades of Hope

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FREE Monthly iPhone Wallpapers: January | Expectant

Happy New Year, 2019! I am so excited to be starting up FREE Monthly wallpapers again! (If you have been following for a while and remember when I did this for every month in 2015, you’re the real deal.) I don’t know what it was, but I just felt a little nudging in my bones […]

January 1, 2019

Free Stuff, Photos + Vlogs

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2018 New Years Instagram Story Templates!

Let’s end 2018 with some fun, shall we?! I’m a 3w4 on the Enneagram — so all my feelings and reflecting is heightened around the end of the year. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I wanted to bring that reflection to our Instagram stories! So, I made these Instagram Stories templates for […]

December 29, 2018

Free Stuff, Lifestyle

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2018: Year of Checking Off Bucket List Items

Click to watch my 6 minute 2018 Recap Video: My 2018 was my favorite journey around the sun yet! I had trips to 7 countries (Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Haiti, England, Uganda, and Kenya), plus 2 trips to New York City! I got to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in person on the Royal […]

December 28, 2018

Lifestyle, Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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My Favorite Things: Christmas Present Ideas 2018

Click to watch video: It’s the happiest time of the year, and I have had a blast planning out what I’m going to give my friends and family. When you know what to get someone, gift giving is a rush. However, when you don’t know what your loved ones would like, it can be super […]

December 6, 2018

Lifestyle, Trades of Hope

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Dressember: Join Me in Fighting Slavery!

I founded Trades of Hope to create jobs in developing countries and empower women in poverty to have hope and dignity. When women in developing countries have jobs, they are a lot less vulnerable to being trafficked — another reason I LOVE Trades of Hope and our fair trade accessories. This passion has led me […]

November 30, 2018

Empowerment, Style, Trades of Hope

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My Skincare Routine

 I grew up with acne, and I used to think that skincare was a retail ploy to get people to spend hundreds of dollars a year on products for their skin that don’t work. Well, now I’m a huge believer! It totally works. (Or I’m just another fool putting placebo goop on my face […]

November 29, 2018

Beauty, Lifestyle

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Tint Your Own Eyebrows! (with Beard Dye)

I was looking into getting my tiny eyebrows microbladed, but holy guacamole it’s expensive! I want luscious brows when I wake up, but I don’t want it that bad. Then I found out about tinting your eyebrows at home with BEARD DYE. I kid you not. It costs about $8 (for the box of dye), I had […]

October 29, 2018

Beauty, Lifestyle

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At the Royal Wedding!

While I didn’t receive a direct invitation from HRH Prince Harry and newly-Duchess Meghan, I did have a whirlwind of fun joining 100,000 others outside of Windsor Castle to accompany the couple on their historical day. (And while I somehow wasn’t invited to their intimate reception, I did get photos of the beautiful newlyweds. In one, Harry […]

May 20, 2018

Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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