The 5 most uplifting ways to start your day

The 5 most uplifting ways to start your day

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed the other day. As soon as my eyes fluttered open I was just annoyed with everything. Annoyed at my cats bouncing on the bed begging to be fed. Annoyed at how DCT can snooze right one through it all. Annoyed at the sound of my… Read More

Mini Travel Guide: Shenandoah Valley

Mini Travel Guide: Shenandoah Valley

How to Get There: Roadtrip! The Shenandoah Valley of the Appalachian Mountains is located about 75 miles west of D.C. So about a 2 hour drive depending on where you’re staying in the area. If you’re coming from the Midwest or up from the South then you’re looking at a 10-12 hour drive – again… Read More

Blog Talk // What NOT to Worry About When Starting a Blog

Blog Talk // What NOT to Worry About When Starting a Blog

So you’re getting ready to start a blog. That’s great! I remember when I first decided I wanted to blog. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging at the time – besides what I could gather from the few bloggers I was following. But I knew I wanted something to call my own, a place I… Read More

Hiking the Appalachians – A Crash Course in Being Present

Hiking the Appalachians – A Crash Course in Being Present

On our last full day in the mountains DCT and I decided we wanted to go hike and explore the Shenandoah National State Park. We were going to try hiking the Rose River Loop trail, a 4-mile hike through the woods alongside a river with waterfalls and mountainside views. The trail was rated as moderate… Read More

Visual Travel Diaries :: A Cabin in the Woods

Visual Travel Diaries :: A Cabin in the Woods

I love living in the city, especially one like Chicago. There is something truly electrifying about the hustle and bustle of city life. However, that hustle can definitely take it’s toll and when it does there is nothing like an escape to nature to help relax and rejuvenate your mind. Which is exactly what DCT… Read More

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist

DCT and I are hitting the road this holiday weekend! We’ll be flying out to DC and then taking the following week to cruise the coast line and drive up into the Appalachian mountains, for a “mini-moon” of sorts (Get ready for some killer landscape shots on Instagram) I love a good road trip, especially… Read More

The Must-Have Summer Skirt

The Must-Have Summer Skirt

Woah. Wait. What? Is this an outfit post?!?! Holy shit. Yeah, yeah I know it’s been a long time coming for one of these. To be honest it’s been hard to find the time and motivation to take pictures. Mostly because I’ve been so heads down that my style has erred more on the ‘ehhh,… Read More

A Mini-Tour of My Home Workspace with WeWork

A Mini-Tour of My Home Workspace with WeWork

Hey you! Happy June! How’s the kick off to summer been for you so far? All you wanted and more? I certainly hope so. Lots of things are brewing both here and over on my new site Avec Ashlei that I will be unveiling in the next few weeks. So be sure to stay tuned 😀… Read More

You’re Invited: #Block37Beauty Event – May 6th!

You’re Invited: #Block37Beauty Event – May 6th!

Well hello there! First, my apologies for being so M.I.A. over the past month. BSchool, wedding planning, and my coaching business (which is up and running btw, check it out here!) took over my life for awhile there. But don’t fear, I will be back and kicking it on Kinks. In fact, to kick off… Read More

Spring Style 2015: 20 Pieces / 20 Outfits

Spring Style 2015: 20 Pieces / 20 Outfits

Despite the fact it is currently snowing cats and dogs outside, Spring has officially arrived and I believe this is the last snow fall we’ll see till next season. Can I get an AMEN! So of course with the coming of warmer temps it’s time to freshen up the wardrobe! And with that, I’m happy… Read More

On Learning to Say No

On Learning to Say No

Today marks a huge step for me. I’m officially doing Marie Forleo’s B-School and today is the first day. Though I’m writing this post a few days before I can already feel those ‘first day of school’ jitters. For me, as for many people who join the program, B-School is a HUGE deal. I’ve followed and… Read More

Build Your Best Spring Wardrobe Yet :: Shopbop Spring Sale Event

Build Your Best Spring Wardrobe Yet :: Shopbop Spring Sale Event

The sun is staying out longer and longer, which can only mean one thing…Spring is coming. Today I want to celebrate the coming of Spring the best way I know how – shopping! Shopbop is currently having a huge spring sale and as an affiliate and regular shopper myself, I couldn’t NOT share this awesome… Read More