Now, I live in an old row home on a quiet street in Philadelphia with my fiancé (Jake) and dog (Winnie), building a life and career around the things that truly make me tick.
These days, I still write about fashion and beauty, but I also do some other cool stuff like create content for brands I love and consult about digital media, freelancing, fashion/beauty, and the intersection of all of the above. I also work to provide tools for brands and individuals alike that teach how to use personal authenticity to build success.
I am passionate about bringing real life to my work and committed to using authenticity and vulnerability to help other women find JOY — joy in how they feel about themselves, how they feel about their bodies, how they feel about their jobs, how they feel about their lives. I get the most excited when talking to people about what they really want out of life and how they can build an existence around whatever that is — even if that means tearing a few things down and starting over.
I am also a firm believer in the transformative power of a great outfit, a die-hard Law & Order SVU fan, and probably a little bit addicted to dumplings if we’re being totally honest.
What's my "why"?
After the sudden loss of one of my best friends in 2017, I eventually found myself on the other side of grief asking a lot of questions. And all these questions boiled down to one bigger question: If I created a life full of things that made me happiest, what would it look like? By most definitions (including mine at one point), I had a dream job, a dream apartment, a dream city, but somewhere in the murkiness that is the space between graduating college and my mid-20s, I had never stopped to ask myself what my dream actually was anymore. And even though I didn’t want to believe it for a while, the truth was that I wanted something different.