Two Years of Blogging + What I’ve Learned

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I published my first blog post on November 12th, 2015 which you can find here. On that post, the photography was sub-par and the writing was short and sweet. All together I think I was a different person back then.

A lot has changed in the past 2 years: I’ve traveled more than I ever had before in my whole life, I’ve met some of the most inspirational people I’ve ever known, and I’ve seen the world in a whole new way as an expat living in Rome. Safe to say, I think I’ve grown as a person overall. I hope those who know me personally would agree.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Photo by Evelyn on Unsplash

If you are anything like me, the holidays are your favorite time of the year. It’s the perfect chance to catch up with family that maybe you haven’t seen all year, eat all the festive food possible (without feeling guilty), and to spoil loved ones with gifts (as well as hopefully receiving everything that’s on your Christmas list).

I put together this holiday gift guide to give you ideas on what to get your mother, friend, sister, daugther, etc. Sorry, guys, no men’s gift guide this time around. Many of the items I have listed here I personally own myself and would recommend for anyone else, and the others have simply been on my wish list for some time now. So if any one out there is looking for some gift ideas for me…here you go! 😀

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Top 5 Instagram Fashion Accounts To Follow

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When it comes to fashion, I consider myself to have a pretty minimal style. You will usually find me in jeans, a t-shirt or a cute top. As far as style inspiration goes, I usually get it from Instagram (which you may have already guessed from the title of this post). Some of the accounts that I mention below I have been following for years, others a little more recently. Regardless, I love scrolling through these feeds for a creative boost when my wardrobe starts to look all the same, which I’m sure many women reading can attest happens to them from time to time.

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