How My First Lingerie Sale Changed My Life

"People are coming up to me in the grocery store saying that your blog is borderline-offensive, cringe-worthy..." Suddenly I craved a margarita. Or really anything that would help me withstand this conversation with my mother over chips and salsa at Diego Pops a few weeks ago. When the cutest, sweetest Bible-hugging woman tells you that your passion ...

Could the Apple Watch Solve My Drinking Problems?

Where is my phone? This is inevitably my first thought every morning when I wake up after an evening of drinking. No matter what shenanigans may have taken place, I can breathe a little easier if I find it lying next to my mascara-stained pillow in one piece. Until realizing there are unread text messages and retrace my steps, "Who was the last person I ...
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Are We Meant to Be Single or Married?

“There are three vocations people can take: married, clergy or single,” my 6th grade teacher said as she read from the Family Life book during Religion class. Yes, I was aware. Earlier in the week I was forced to painfully page through the Catholic Sex Ed book with my parents so they could sign ...

The Best Time of Year to Be Single

Exactly one week after Valentine’s Day, a Facebook Event invite was received for a pool party taking place on February 21. Though I felt a tinge of fear - my body is still not quite ready to rock a bikini - a smile spread across my face as I did a little happy dance at my desk. It was the first sign that Single Season has officially begun. While ...

Five Shades of Grey

If I’m starving before going to a restaurant, I’ll eat something like a hardboiled egg before. Why? If you wait too long to eat, you run a few risks: 1. Consuming the entire bread basket. 2. Inhaling your food, thus not fully enjoying it. 3. In extreme cases, your hunger could pass entirely, to the point that you don’t even want your salad when it ...
Beauty & Style

Could the Apple Watch Solve My Drinking Problems?

Where is my phone? This is inevitably my first thought every morning when I wake up after an evening of drinking. No matter what shenanigans may have taken place, I can breathe a little easier if I find it lying next to my mascara-stained pillow in one piece. Until realizing there are unread text messages and retrace my steps, "Who was the last person I ...

What to Wear to Coachella 2015

"Let's go intergalactic next year," I mused, leaning against the gate near the second Coachella wristband checkpoint. I was sipping on the last of our vodka-spiked mango juice from a highly-sanitized sunscreen bottle. The perfect way to successfully finish your pregame past Security. Looking down at my outfit, one would assume that I had already ...

Business in Front, Party in Back Bikini Bottoms

The hunt was on. A year ago my male coworker and I took a quick mental break to explore swimsuits on our phones. I needed a pair of bikini bottoms to complement a new black bikini top found on Nasty Gal. Not that it was a competition, necessarily, but I was pretty sure I would be the first to find them while he was drooling over picture perfect models. ...
Girl Crush

Why You Should Move to New York

“Let’s watch the sunrise on the rooftop,” Jordan said as we emerged from a warehouse building in Williamsburg in the early morning after a long evening of drinks followed by dancing to underground DJ’s. In a few hours we would find ourselves brunching over Bloody Mary’s before she called me an Uber into the city. Welcome to New York indeed. ...

Girl Crush: Caroline the Collage Artist

While riding on a brilliant butterfly across the sky, I hop on a rainbow and slide down to a pastel-colored cloud filled with flowers. Landing in the middle of a soft sunflower, I feel the warm sun on my cheeks and cuddle up next to a lion lying nearby, running my fingers through his fur. We’re the same size. Some may assume this is a bad acid trip, ...

Hamstrings Can Be Hot

“She has my dress!” I exclaimed as I stared down the bleachers at my Homecoming Dance crowning ceremony junior year of high school. She would. Staring at Alli’s matching Bebe flapper-style dress, I instantly imagined us going head-to-head on Fashion Police’s “Who Wore It Best?” My immature Mean Girl-self smugly thought, “She might win every ...
Living

Am I Just One of The Guys?

“Do you ever wonder, ‘Maybe I’m supposed to be a lesbian?’” My friend and I sat across from each other at happy hour last week where we caught up over cocktails. Actually, beer and Whiskey cokes to be exact: two traditionally masculine drinks which sparked the conversation that followed. “Like, but you’re not attracted to girls?” I ...

Get Over Yourself

It was the bottom of the inning, and I had one strike left. From behind me came loud baseball chatter from my fourth grade classmates who attempted to distract me from the impending pitch. My mind was on the sound of their voices instead of the ball. Swing and a miss. Dropping the bat to the ground, I charged over to first base where my P.E. teacher ...

Surprise Yourself

Do you know that feeling when you read a quote or hear a song and the words so eloquently describe exactly how you feel or something you want to say? You can relate to it so much that your breathing unconsciously shortens, a smile spreads across your face and you feel an urgency to share it immediately, as if it's the ice cream in a root beer float that ...
How-To

Bulletproof Blizzard Smoothie

Making smoothies every morning does not make you a smoothie expert. This was the realization I came to recently while blending together the ingredients of my favorite smoothie for the, like, 80th consecutive day just before I was going to blog about it. Smoothies have been my latest breakfast kick because sometimes after the gym I'm literally too lazy ...

How to Make Emoji Sugar Cookies

I'm one of those perpetually single people who actually look forward to Valentine's Day. It's the one day out of the year that makes my normal Friday night completely legitimate, even expected: drinking wine and eating chocolate on the couch in my pink pajamas while watching rom-coms. Yay. Additional celebrations normally include valentines to ...

How to Date Without Dating

“Oh my God. Did she really use the P word?!” My jaw was hanging open in disbelief. “Yeah, I hung out with her once,” he replied, holding his iPhone out for me to see the text. As he sat across from me at the coffee shop, sipping on espresso shots, brushing back his David Beckham ‘do and searching for more crazy texts, I couldn’t help but ...