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 for various outlets, but I also do some other cool stuff. When I'm not writing, I create content for brands I love and consult about digital media, freelancing, fashion/beauty, and the intersection of all of the above. I also am in the process of creating tools and programs 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 people 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"?
Everything about my life and my career ultimately goes back to one thing. At the end of 2017, I lost one of my best friends suddenly. And 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.