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How to Dress Up Like Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

I was first introduced to Wes Anderson through The Royal Tenenbaums. If you're not familiar with the film, it's a dark comedy about a family of geniuses, centering on three siblings who eventually became failures as adults. One of them is Margot Tenenbaum. Her...

#ChasingWesAnderson: Our Moonrise Kingdom Couple’s Costume

My husband and I are huge Wes Anderson fans, and for the longest time we wanted to re-create the characters in his films. Moonrise Kingdom has a special place in my heart, partly because Sam Shakusky (one of the leading characters in the film) and his dorkiness...

Valhalla Resale: Saving the Earth One Clothing at a Time

On Central Avenue in Tampa, FL, there's a charming store that's slowly revolutionizing how Floridians live and shop. Owned and managed by Danielle Ferrari, Valhalla Resale is subscription clothing store that sells and rents out clothing for a fixed, monthly price....

Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 2)

When people go to Peru, most of them hope to hike the Inca Trail or see Machu Picchu. Lima is just a pit stop. Just like the rest of the world's capitals, it's busy, dirty, and congested. And for foreigners, being alone in a crowded, unfamiliar city like Lima can be...

Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 1)

When people think of South America, drug cartels, violence, and guerrillas automatically come to mind. But those misconceptions do not even come close to the real South America. The continent may not be postcard perfect like Europe, but it is teeming with history,...

Finding Hygge

In the age of carefully curated posts and well-manicured social media feeds, the idea of perfection has become so ingrained in our modern culture that many of us live our lives chasing it. But what does it mean, really? Up until a year ago, I used to compare myself a...

Cruelty-Free Everyday Makeup Routine

If you've read my previous posts, you are probably aware of my decision to use natural and/or cruelty-free products as much as I can. I personally believe that no animal needs to suffer for the sake of beauty, and choosing cruelty-free products is the first step in...

Cruelty-Free Beauty: Michael Todd Beauty Sonicblend Review

As a makeup noob, I've always had difficulty choosing the right makeup brushes - particularly, foundation brushes. I've seen several videos using different kinds of brushes - but who would buy a dozen different ones for applying foundation? I'd rather do it using my...

Cruelty-Free Beauty: Cowen Enterprise Review

Working for an organic and cruelty-free beauty company, I became more aware of the harm synthetic chemical and animal-derived ingredients can do to our health and environment. Late in the fall, I began transitioning to more natural skincare products that haven't been...

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil Review

Bite Beauty Lip Pencils are finally here! Influenster sent me these last month to test in exchange for an honest, impartial review, but LIFE got in the way. My hubby and I moved to a new place because I got a new job as a digital content strategist for a beauty...