New Year, New Goals // Hayyyy 2021

Almost as soon as Christmas passes, a familiar phrase begins to ring: “New Year, New Me”. And while it’s easy to minimize the efforts that everyone puts into recreating themselves in January, especially when most relapse back to their “old selves” before the month even ends, I honestly believe the New Year is the perfect […]

What I’m Thankful For // Thanksgiving 2020

To say this year has been difficult would be an understatement. I think we’ve all been pushed to our limits in ways we didn’t even know were possible. But I was raised to believe that everything happens for a reason, and even during the struggle + the bad times, there is a lesson that makes […]

Why We Can’t Re-Elect Donald J. Trump // October 10 Things

VOTE Hair Pin // KITSCH x Justine Marjan I can’t believe we’re less than 30 days out from the 2020 election. Tbh, it feels like just yesterday I was waking up to the news that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States and I began questioning everything I believed about this […]

Retirement for Creative Careers // Investing in the Stock Market

Are you a creator that has your dream job as your own boss making an income that fits your lifestyle? They promised it would feel good…and it does! But they forgot to leave out all of the things we’d be missing without a paycheck from a corporation. The biggest loss: a retirement account! While your […]

What makes a Southern Woman “A Lady”? // May 10 things

Not too long ago I decided to try something new on Instagram! I sat down, with a glass of wine, and used the “questions” feature on stories. It was open ended: “Ask me anything!” To my surprise, questions came flooding in…and the mirco-community I’ve built on the platform was curious about things I hadn’t thought […]

What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago // February 10 Things

A new year is a chance for everyone to restart, refocus and make plans for what’s next, but a new decade has a funny way of making us reminisce on the one that has just passed.  This time 10 years ago I was still on a high from winning my first “real title”, Miss South […]

Welcoming 2017!

Although I hate the saying “New Year, new me”, I definitely believe the start of a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate your strengths and weaknesses and find new ways to improve. It is also the perfect time to reflect on the past year and determine the reasons why things went right…and wrong. […]

New job + monochromatic outfit deets

While in NYC for fashion week, I met with the managing editor of NY Amsterdam News, Kristin Fayne-Mulroy, at a cute little coffee shop in Harlem. We had chatted a few times through email before about me writing the travel column for the newspaper, but this was my first time meeting her in person. Writing is […]

You’ll want these 10 shoes from Zara too!

I have a college professor that would hate me if she read this. One of the things she earnestly tried to drive into our heads that semester was how bad fast fashion was for the fashion industry. She was so passionate about this idea that we spent the first couple of weeks of the course reading Overdressed: […]