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    How to Look Fancy on a Budget

    How often have you jealously eyed some girl’s expensive looking outfit and pined for the day when you too can afford to hang such pricey pieces in your closet? Well, let me…

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    Summertime Fling

    Maybe it’s the summer vibe, but I’m in love with print and color right now! As someone who typically favors classic, minimalist looks that use a wide array of neutral colors like beige,…

  • maman

    Why All Moms Need A Good Therapist

    We’ve all been there. That knock-down-drag-out-fight…that happens between you and yourself in your head. It goes a little bit like this: “Dammit, Amanda, you forgot to pump again?!” “Amanda, she’s crying because you…

  • académique

    3 Ways to Cure DPA: Dissertation Prospectus Anxiety

    Whew, this summer is turning out to be a whirlwind of craziness! While I should have been reading, writing, and drafting work related to my dissertation prospectus, I’ve found myself swamped with…

  • ensembles

    Dressed-Up Draping

    Well, hello again! Since I’ve been working on a summer research assistantship, – which has consisted primarily of completing a bibliography for a professor’s book manuscript – I haven’t had too much…

  • la mode

    4 Affordable Foundations for Every Skin Type

    As someone with a substantial makeup graveyard, I know how tough it can be to find the right foundation for your skin type without losing tons of money on products that don’t…

  • la mode

    How to Wear Neutrals For Any Occasion

    Neutral-toned outfits can seem…well, boring. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be! In this post, I’ll show you how to wear neutrals in a chic and sophisticated way without looking dowdy…

  • maman

    4 Essential Tips For Finding the Perfect Nanny

    Finding the perfect nanny or babysitter is tough! It can be easy to spend month after month at home with your partner because you’re worried to leave your precious little bundle of…

  • ensembles

    In Academic Fashion

    It’s taken me a while to figure out how to walk the line between looking scholarly and stylish. While I’m still not sure how to master it most of the time, I’ve…

  • la mode

    How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye

    Nothing walks the line between elegance and sass like a perfectly applied cat eye! While it may take some trial and error to master, having the right products and tools makes all…