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-COLLEGE-

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POST-GRAD DIARIES

It’s funny how we are taught about the experience of college from a young age. Like it’s a save-all and the final frontier and everything will fall into place afterwards (or at least you’ll have a clear plan on how to put things into place). But we all know secretly it's not, towards the end. Maybe it’s good that we go into it feeling that way, though. Maybe it’s good that we romanticize the experience of college classes, campus activities or our internships and other things that make up the college experience. Maybe this is where our drive is born, for what we ultimately want to do after we’re done.


-LIFESTYLE-

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MY FAVORITE THINGS

Every couple months I round up a couple of my favorite things, whether it be clothes, compelling articles or beautiful jewelry! Have a look and my most recent list!


-TRAVEL-

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A WEEK IN BELGIUM

The trip was slow, relaxing and a perfect form of escapism. The second morning there I woke up in my godmother's beautiful apartment in the center of Brussels. I took my time to get ready. I took in the view. There's something about waking up in the morning in a new place that feels like you can do anything. I did a lot of sight seeing and touring around for the whole week, but something about this quiet morning and just taking in the sun from a different side of the world, was special.


-FASHION-

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MY FAVORITE THRIFTED STATEMENT BAGS

But when it comes to trying out new styles and funky trends, I need to have some safety -- finding these pieces at thrift stores definitely gives me that. And some of them are a little beat up, but well, you'll see why I just had to have them. So as I've been going through some of mine, I decided to document, name and just well, show off some of my favorite handbags. Let this serve as an inspiration for you to go hunting for those perfect statement pieces!


- wELLNESS -

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BEAUTY SLEEP

I only really started having trouble falling asleep (and staying asleep) mid-way through college -- and even more during exams. Sleep is such an important and necessary part of self-care for young adults/college students and we overlook it far too often. When we were little, we had bed-times and nap-times, and although we admittedly hated them, we had a set routine that was enforced by parents/guardians. Now, it up to us to balance our crazy lives while also giving our body the rest it needs and deserves.


-HOME-

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ADDING ZEN TO YOUR ROOM

he truth is, whether we like it or not, our work space, leisure space, bedroom space etc can have a profound effect on our mood and overall well being. I've been working on changing my space around and for the first time in a while I feel like I'm getting something right -- and the steps I'm taking are much simpler than I thought!


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