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Monday, February 19, 2018


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How to Look Cute When You Can't Feel Your Face

Friday, February 16, 2018


During Christmas week the "feels like" temperature here in Chicagoland reached -20ºF. Like, why. I went outside and my body actually froze. On the coldest day I wore two Uniqlo heat tech turtlenecks, two pairs of leggings underneath my jeans, two pairs of socks in my pile lined boots, a zip up fuzzy sweater and a coat, and a thick pair of gloves. TBH I sort of felt like Randy from A Christmas Story (read: "I can't put my arms down!") but I can still say I looked pretty okay.

It can be pretty tough and feel completely pointless to look cute when the weather is so cold that even the animals are in hiding, but sometimes it's necessary! This week I'm giving you a mini lookbook with some outfit ideas that'll keep you looking cute, but staying warm when the weather is rough.

Watch the video here!

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How to Pack for a Trip (+ free packing list printable!)

Monday, February 5, 2018

I'm off to L.A. this weekend, and I've got to get packing. I'm very anal when it comes to organization (you guys know I love my to-do lists!), and travel is no different. I don't want to forget anything especially since I'll be 2,000 miles away from home! I'm packing a carry-on bag as well as a checked bag since this will be a 7-day trip. Going through the process (and stress) of packing for a trip, I've got a few tips to get you through it. 
Tips for a seamless packing experience:
  • Start off by making a list of the things you use on the daily. These will be things like your toothbrush, face cleanser, prescriptions, etc. This will ensure that you don't forget to pack the things you can't travel without. 
  • Plan your outfits! I like to pack one or two extra outfits just in case I want to switch it up by the time I get to my destination. Planning the outfits in advance instead of just throwing a bunch of random pieces in your luggage will help reduce stress and help you not overpack! 
  • Use packing cubes. I got these cute ones* from Amazon - they keep all of your goods organized and makes your suitcase look more neat.
  • Use a packing list. I made one for you all to use with all the basics plus room to add your own items. You can download it here
  • Weigh your luggage. You don't want to go over the weight limit that your airline has, so make sure you weigh your suitcase after it's all packed! This will help you avoid paying extra fees at the airport.
  • Put the important stuff in your carry on. Don't check things like your laptop, camera, or wallet. Those things need to be easily accessible!
Download my free packing list here!

Keep up with my L.A. adventures by following me on my socials! I'll definitely be posting to my Instagram & stories and Twitter while I'm on vacation!
x Alicia
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