Site Shoutout: Karen X Cheng

Friends, I have a super friend crush on Karen X Cheng, you may know her as Girl Learns to Dance in a Year. I first discovered Cheng in her Fast Company article, Why It’s Ok to Quit, a really great post on why it’s okay to let go of discipline at times and just quit. I liked the article so much I wanted to see her video, which immediately made me want to check out her blog, which led me… View Post

What I Wore-Neon Time and Peerless Charm Review

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I have a lovely ethical jewelry brand to share with you along with this sunny neon outfit to start out your week. Peerless Charm is a brand that takes great care in where their materials are sourced; including wire made in the U.S., chain made from a family owned supplier with fair working conditions in China, beads from fair trade and ethical suppliers, and all these lovely jewels are handmade in Illinois. They are a brand… View Post

If I Had 5 Minutes at Home…DIYs

Hi friends so this week has been one of the busiest of the summer. I literally have only gone to my apartment to sleep and so I’m pretty spent! I daydream of time at home at this point, and if I had 5 minutes at home I would make one of these sweet and simple DIY’s. 5 Minute DIY for your Desk (source Home Made Simple) I don’t think it could get much easier than gluing some jars together.  But… View Post

Best Water Bottle EVER-Bubi

When I went to the Green Festival back in April, one of the goodies I brought home was the magical water bottle that is the Bubi! Mannnnn my Bubi is a life changer! Hydrating during the summer is super important and my Bubi makes this easy business. I have 2 other water bottles (one I keep at home and one I keep at the gym), but my Bubi takes the cake on the one I use everyday. I am constantly… View Post

Ethical Swimwear-One Pieces

Like I said in my ethical bikini post, I like to be a little more covered on the beach, so naturally I am a biiiiiiig fan of one pieces and I’m happy that now more than ever there are really super hot ethical one pieces available! Here are just some of my faves… First Row L-R Red One Piece by Norma Kamali-$150: I think this Norma Kamali suit could be a go-to suit for years-simple, classic and sexy.The famed designer… View Post

Good Habits: Think Positive!

(image via Rookie here) Friends, have you tapped into the power of your thoughts? I read this fantastic post on Rookie a while ago and bookmarked it because I felt it was really special and intimate. The author of the post, Pixie, shares her personal experience with positive affirmations and I found her realizations after genuinely trying to put them into practice quite profound. I feel positive affirmations get a bit of bad rap for being hokey and trite. But… View Post

I Heart the Interent-Links I Love

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope you got to enjoy a lovely weekend…To start your week here are some of the recent finds that made me heart the internet :)…consider it a hug! Above- I found this so extraordinary! Watch how Astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space!! (found here) This totally makes me want to travel alone even MORE! So frustrating reading on the judgement a woman gets traveling alone v.s. a man….grrrrrr. Really looking forward to this ethical… View Post

3 Great Ethical Steals

Happy Friday dears!!! It’s pay day Friday for me 😀 :D, so I thought a great day to share a few favorite ethical steals! L-R: Red and Black Ikat Bag $58  $24/ Nissa Chain Stacking Bar Rings–$68 $15 / Recycled Cotton Tunic-$30 Have a wonderful wonderful weekend lovelies! View Post

What I Wore-Summer Uniform

(chambray shirt-thrifted via buffalo exchange; shorts-current/elliot similar here; shoes-jason wu for melissa shoes (my color not available but available in cream which I LOVE here; bag-proud mary my bag not available ) So this my friends is my go to outfit on the weekends. If I had my choice I would be in shorts everyday of my life, but sadly my 9-5 is not the most appropriate for shorts and even though it’s been brutally hot in NY I still appreciate… View Post

7 Easy Up-Dos for Summer

Hi friends! Right now I have about medium length hair and let me tell you I am boooooorred with it, but the other side of that coin is I also like things really really easy! So I scoured the internet for easy up-dos that I think are simple enough for even the lazy girl…I’m pointing to me 😳 . 1.  Messy Four Braid Up-do / 2.  Braided Do / 3.  Twist and Pin /  4.  Messy Side Bun / 5. … View Post

Ethical Swimwear-Bikinis

We’re in the midst of summer and I definitely have the beach on my mind. I’ll need to make a trip out there soon(!) but till then, here are my faves in ethical swimwear-the bikini addition. I typically prefer a more covered bathing suit, so if you’re looking for teeny bikinis, this is not the place, lol. Maybe that makes me a bit of a prude, but I want to swim(!) and so I like to wear things to the… View Post

Smile File-“Gaming With My Mom”

It’s Monday and in case you were dreading the start of your work week here’s something to make you smile…I mean laugh and go YES! In honor of Video Game Week on Late Night the flipping awesome folks at Jimmy Fallon made a call for non hidden camera moments (no moms were tricked here!) of viewers playing video games with their moms. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. P.S- I never ever thought Fallon could top John Krasinski’s lip synch competition. Shame on… View Post