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: […]

Photo Diary // Democratic National Convention #HillYes

This past week tens of thousands of democrats invaded Philadelphia just to witness Hillary Clinton make history at the DNC by becoming the first woman ever to accept the Presidential nomination by a major political party. I don’t care which side of the aisle you choose to stand on or how your views line up to […]

6 Tips to Traveling with Only a Carry-On

If you have ever flown with me, you most certainly know this fact: I do not check bags when I travel. Why? I’m impatient, and I do not trust airlines with my things. If you ask me, checking a bag adds an unnecessary step and stress to your travel because you didn’t make the proper […]

Miss USA Reunion

In my head, being a Miss USA vet obligates me to celebrate the competition annually. After all, if former contestants don’t excited for a pageant they once worked so hard to win how can we expect anyone else to? Unlike last year’s Vegas production, this year’s pageant took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Being fans […]

#tbt my Miss USA journey

It’s Throwback Thursday AND Miss USA is this Sunday so of course today’s post is dedicated to my experience on the national stage! This time last year I was in Las Vegas representing my home of South Carolina at the Miss USA pageant. Being Miss USA was something that I had dreamed of since I […]

Winter Wonderland… dirty South edition

While most of the country doesn’t even blink at 2 inches of snow, Columbia, South Carolina completely shuts down. Literally! Being that I’ve lived in South Carolina my entire life I’m not the best at dressing for cold weather so I chose to stay in my apartment (in sweats) for most of the week. However, […]