DIY Summer Manicure

  The first time I went to a nail salon, was when I got my silver chrome nails back in March when I visited my best friend. While I loved the whole experience of getting my nails done, enjoyed learning about gel nails, and marveled over the reveal of the silver chrome…shelling out $35.00 was…

How to Accept Change & Grow from It

A few days ago, I sat looking at a teacup I’d bought from an Anthropologie store months ago. From far away, it looked perfect with its soft pink painted handle, its perfectly rounded shape, and adorable cat print. Up close, there were thin hairline cracks along the inside and outside. Now, some of you may…

Keeping Up with Contemporary

Once upon a time, I stared at everything in my closet and realized that the clothes once loved during my high school years, and college years, finally needed to go. I had collected a plethora of camis, trendy crop top t-shirts, and shirts that were so low cut that there was no way that it…

The Travel Diaries: A Trip to Texas

I have to admit, it took five edits of this article, and some serious writer’s block, when I realized that the best way to describe my first trip to Texas would be through pictures in a slideshow. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I feel like Texas could be described…

Write When You’re Inspired

I stared at the blank computer screen in front of me, and realized how daunting coming up with ideas to write about was. The blank page held so many opportunities for creativity, but also echoed a silence that needed to be filled with words, pictures, anything! If you’re like me, you have those days where…

When in Chrome…

Where has the time gone? It literally feels like it was just Friday after I got off of work, and then Saturday and Sunday danced in a whirlwind of raindrops, and now it’s Tuesday. I feel like a majority of my weekend was spent traveling. I boarded the bus early Saturday afternoon, arrived up north…

Voluspa: Apple & Blue Clover Candle

My breath was taken away by the ethereal beauty of all of Voluspa’s candle tin designs. When I was searching for new candle brands on Nordstrom, the artwork of Voluspa caught my attention. Each candle has something exquisite about it, whether it’s the perfect combination of notes that fit in harmony, or the little details…

Antica Farmacista: Lemon, Verbena & Cedar Votive Candle

A few weeks ago, my favorite Yankee Candle: Picnic in the Park, burnt down to the end of its wick. It was one of my favorite mini jar candles, because the scent was fresh and clean, like a summer breeze, and it was not overwhelmingly fragrant like a perfume. While I love Yankee Candle, I…

A Little Inspiration

If you’re as much of a Pinterest geek as I am, then you’ve probably pinned at least a million pictures of your dream office space, or dream desk with accessories, and possibly the artwork that would be framed on your wall. I’ve seen a ton of Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade desk accessories and planners…