Belle-Bounding: Disneyland Style

Disneyland, a place that is not “a little town” or “quiet village.” “Every day” is certainly not “like the one before.” Therefore, you don’t have to dress like you do “Every day like the one before.” You aren’t expected to be “provincial,” shoot for the exceptional and do a little something called “Disney Bounding.” As […]

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Clothes and Cathedrals: Portland Edition

Cities are a mix of old and new: a contrast of cathedrals and skyscrapers. Portland is no different from this aspect. While some may consider Portland to be a hipster haven, it is also a place of history, one that includes gothic churches built in the early nineteen hundreds. My friend and I found one […]

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Style in the Springs: Palm Springs That Is!

Sometimes, adventures are only a car ride away. California is full of uniquely cool locations to visit, and Palm Springs happens to be one of them! While Palm Springs is a desert, it is no dry place to visit from an entertainment perspective! Whether tourists escape to this vacation spot to lounge their troubles away […]

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Fashion and Festivities: Why Turning Nineteen is Monumental

Birthdays: a wonderful time to remember how blessed you are by what you have and those who surround you. Even more so than thanksgiving, I feel the most grateful on my date of birth. Yesterday, I turned 19 and had the privilege of celebrating with my family, some insanely delicious Italian food, and a delectable […]

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Gardens and Garments: Portland Edition

Roses are red, violets are blue—but I’m good with just roses, thank you. One cannot visit the “City of Roses” without going to the Portland Rose Garden! The rose happens to be my favorite flower of them all because it encompasses everything I believe a flower should be: lively, romantic, aromatic—and let’s be honest, any […]

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The Honorary Oregonian

Wanderlust isn’t just international: it can be cured in America too. This last week, I hopped on a plane to visit my college roommate, Rebekah in Oregon. As the airplane began to move, I immediately put on my rose gold headphones and played a song that would coincide with takeoff. Call me dorky, but I […]

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Opposites

Everyone has their opposite—there’s a night to day, a yin to yang, and a Chereen to Kristin. Like any opposing forces, my cousin Chereen and I came into the world around the same time—well okay she is ten months older than me (but close enough!). Anyway, from the moment we could talk, the two of […]

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Out With the New, In With the Old

Thrifting is one of my favorite ways to shop because it’s a treasure hunt. None of the clothes are ever the same because rather than being mass-produced, they’re handpicked by storeowners, or in other words “chosen.” Before they were displayed in the store, these clothing items were worn by another person—sometimes even from a different […]

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