I guess it says it all that every time the three of us are together we’re too busy having fun (and/or being drunk on historical ghost tours) to take more than two or three halfway decent group photos 😂 — Seriously, though: I hope everyone in the world is as lucky as I am to have lifelong friends as strong, inspiring, and steadfast as these Kirsten and Kate. I am better for them every day and every year. ❤️
So @makeupbyemilydimant gave me the glowiest skin ever yesterday and obviously I needed to share. 💫
What’s something you’d do if you had no fear? Not a big life goal necessarily, but something small. Fun. Silly. Tell me in the comments. 👇 — As for me, I’ve always had a weird desire to do standup but even admitting that makes me cringe because doesn’t everyone secretly think they’d be good at standup??? 😂 But hey, who knows, maybe one day...
Wanna know the secret to feeling confident? Believing you deserve to feel that way. That’s it. That’s the whole thing. 💫 — Suit is form @asos + beautiful background is from the lovely #TKHamptonsHouse trip with @theknot 💋
This is the first week I’ve had in two months where I haven’t had 1-3 articles due every day and it feels... great. I have a couple deadlines here and there this week, but I’m mainly focused in building out and schedule content for my website and newsletter. Expect some posts coming soon on all of the below: 💫 Why I transitioned to freelance 💫 How I schedule my days 💫 How I make money now + the breakdown of where my income comes from 💫 Lots of other stuff! — Anything else you wanna know? Tell me in the comments so I have everything in one place! 👇
If someone told you exercise would never help you lose another pound, would you still do it? You’d never get skinnier. Never build muscle. None of it. Would you still hit the gym? Run outside? Go to that spin class? — For a long time, if you had asked me this, I’d say no. I had no part of my mind that viewed exercise as anything other than punishment, a necessary evil to make room for food. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy spinning or the high after a run. It’s just that I had no idea how to view it in a context that wasn’t dominated by weight loss. I remember once saying how much I loved spinning only to have someone tell me it isn’t very good for burning fat. I’ll let you guess how much longer I went back to spinning after that. — My goal now? Retrain myself. Believe that exercise is a gift, not a punishment. A key to less anxiety. Better sleep. Feeling stronger. But it’s not always easy! It’s a process. But I’m getting there. Can you relate? Tell me about your relationship with exercise below. 👇
Here’s what happened when I quit dieting for good: • I stopped giving morale value to food • I stopped giving morale value to how much I did or didn’t eat • I stopped giving morale value to what size was on the tags of my clothing • I started wearing whatever I wanted • I found my personal style and owned it — I didn’t realize that I had been dieting my whole adult life until I got to 25 and realized I had spent 10 years demonizing bread or counting calories or swearing off dairy or tracking everything I ate in an app. I also didn’t realize that all of this affected how I viewed clothing. And here’s the thing: when you love fashion but hate your body, your personal style never really clicks. It can’t. I wrote about all of this and more for @bustle — link in bio ☝️, but you already knew that I’m sure. 😎
I don’t miss NYC that much usually but I DO miss the people (and Sadelle’s bagels). Had a great day in the city today catching up with beauty bud @amandakater and some of the old Bustle crew. Also moderated a panel in Queens about digital content creation somewhere in there. Now enjoying a train beer and headed back to Philly for Mexican food and then the debates! A very, very good day. — Also: If anyone still wants to try @renttherunway unlimited (that’s where this dress is from!), the code for $100 off is: OMUENTER100 💫 Enjoy!
Does anyone else get excited after a weekend away about getting back to work and a routine?? I have a super packed week ahead of me, but just thinking about sitting down at my desk with a big cup of coffee and a fresh to-do list makes me happy. Hey, I guess that means maybe I picked the right career. HOWEVER, I *do* kind of wish I was wearing this red dress still. 💃 Happy Monday, all!
Thank you to @theknot for a beautiful weekend away. Happy to have met so many kind and inspiring people. Now: Back to reality (and wedding planning of course!)💫 #TKHamptonsHouse #TheKnotRegistry — 📸: @peterlukecolon 💕