I think it’s time for an update.

I have to confess: I don’t use Tumblr anymore. And if I do, it’s rare, and short lived. Why? Unfortunately, I think that the Tumblr community has become WAY too judgmental towards others, especially new people to the site. I’ve been on Tumblr since early 2009, so for me, it’s hard to watch how new people get treated. It’s unfair, unkind, and anyway, without those new people, how would Tumblr grow? It wouldn’t. 

TL;DR: Stop being jerks to each other.

Anyway. In the past two months I have managed to travel the globe. Two months ago today I left for Melbourne, Florida to head to Port Canaveral to go on my first cruise with Royal Caribbean. It was 8 days, and we went to Mexico, Haiti, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. It was incredible! I went with my boyfriend Alex and his family, and I just had the absolute time of my life. I cannot WAIT to go on another cruise (which might be for New Year’s this year…yes that soon!). 

About a month later, I left for Florida again, but this time to Orlando because Alex and I were leaving for Hawaii out of Orlando Airport. We spent 3 days in Orlando before leaving for Hawaii. We were in Waikiki Beach the whole time and spent about 4 full days there. Short trip, but a beautiful trip! I’d love to go back, but I think I need to save up thousands before I can go back. Everything was so expensive!

What’s next? Possibly Chicago! I’m itching to go back to New Hampshire, so I might go there for a bit at some point. 

Where are you dying to go?

Currently Reading: “The Here and Now” by Ann Brashares

The latest release from Ann Brashares, author of the Traveling Pants series, is a lot different from the Traveling Pants books, but I’m really pleased and happy that it’s different! This book, at 288 pages, is a quick read, but an enjoyable science fiction-y thrilling ride. It’s a story of Prenna, a 17-year-old who is from a different time—the future, more specifically, the year 2098. 

She falls for Ethan, and their romance becomes an impossible one. Overall, I thought that this book was well written and I liked the main characters. Some of the events are unbelievable, but isn’t that the point of a science fiction novel? Yes. Ethan is basically a perfect character, so he’s easy to like. Prenna questions authority, and it’s refreshing to see more “girl power” characters. I enjoyed this book! It wasn’t slow, and it was easy to read in about two days. I recommend it!

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Rent the Runway Capstone Weekend 2014!

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Capstone Weekend in New York City hosted by Rent the Runway. I was able to see CEO and Co-Founder of RTR, Jennifer Hyman, speak so passionately about the company, and I found her talk to be most inspiring. 

That’s her! She was speaking about the company, how it started, who’s investing, and where RTR will be in about a year. It was seriously girl-power inspiring, and I felt really lucky to be sitting that close to such an empowered woman.

I also saw Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost speak, as well as VP of Marketing for L’Oreal Paris, Kristen Comings. 

Lastly, I was able to hear from Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine. Unfortunately, I found her talk a little disheartening. Her biggest point was to “intern at big-name places,” even if you’re not doing anything meaningful. The name is more important than the work you’re doing, is basically what she said. I found myself extremely discouraged, since it seemed like she was advocating that the only meaningful internship is at Seventeen or Vogue, or other “big” magazines like that. It kind of made me rethink what employers think of interns in the first place. She’s still an incredible woman who has really taken the helm of Seventeen and made it a great magazine. 

Here’s me (in the black jacket) and my friend Meredith, who is another Runway Rep, in front of the Rent the Runway offices!

This is the entrance to the beautiful Rent the Runway showroom in Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue in NYC. It’s incredible; I tried on a $4000 dress by Matthew Williamson! Although really, the only thing that felt expensive was the fact that the price tag said $4k. Otherwise, I would not have known, to be honest. Although the dress was incredibly stunning!

I really had an incredible time last weekend, listening to such inspiring women and interviewing for an internship position with RTR for this summer! I definitely recommend applying to become a Runway Rep for this fall!

Anonymous asked: About the inversion hair method, would my Hair get used to the blood flow if I do it a week for like 3 or 4 months?

Nope! As long as you do it one week a month, your hair will be fine. Just space out the weeks evenly. That’s what I’ve been doing, and my hair has grown 3 1/2 inches in three months!

finewithwine asked: PENN STATE <3

Yes girl!! Penn State forever :) 

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