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Finally Wearing Color

Ciao da Milano! I am writing this from my favorite chair in my apartment (it's right by a heater!) already missing California's warm winters where coats are optional. It's currently 40 degrees here and raining so while I've cooped up inside, I finally had time to work on these photos and reminisce about a week ago when I could wear a sweater and no jacket and my bare ankles between my shoes and jeans wouldn't be cold. But alas, I am in Italy and truly cannot complain. Since writing my 2018 ...

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Un Giorno a Verona

  I woke up Sunday morning (yesterday), put my camera in my bag, and left by bus to spend the day in Verona, Italy. Finally feeling settled in my apartment in Milano, Verona seemed like the perfect way to spend a Sunday. It is beautiful. Since arriving in Italy, I have been completely in awe at the architecture, the intricacy of the buildings. In Verona, I tried to capture some of the details that caught my eye and the exceptionally photogenic small side streets. We visited classics like La Casa Giuleitta, ...

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New Year, New To-Do List

It’s January 29th when I’m writing this, so you might think I’m about 29 days late to write a New Year’s Resolution post. However, I feel like the New Years mentality has mostly worn off as February rolls around the corner, but I’m not ready to give up that new beginning feeling. Studies have shown that we thrive on new beginnings. We are intrinsically more inclined to start projects or set goals for ourselves at a beginning—of a new day, a new week, a new month, and especially a new ...

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What to Wear for Recreation

  On my last me-day, I purchased these leggings from Outdoor Voices. I'd been eyeing them for a while because they are extremely comfortable (almost excessively so because I should probably stop wearing them and do laundry) and they are the color "oatmeal," which sounds cute and is a unique color for a pair of leggings. Outdoor Voices is very keen on curating pieces developed for "recreation" and #doingthings. In the spirit of #doingthings (and Thanksgiving), I spent the weekend in Napa, California. Leggings typically clash with the Napa Valley aesthetic, which ...

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Bang Bang! The Cut of the Season

Styled traditionally. Blow dry with a round brush and hairspray to hold. A distinct part. Blow dry in two sections with a round brush. Follow the direction you want each section to fall. Styled casually. Blow dry with round brush and hairspray to hold. Add texturizing spray or just separate with your fingers. After every time I get my haircut, my hair at some point reaches a length I can't stand. It's like that awkward in between of growing it out, but before it's actually close to being grown out. When I hit ...

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A Me-Day in the Life

These are all photos I took this past Wednesday (you would know this if you follow me on Instagram). I had myself a DAY. I'm a firm believer that burnout is a real thing and mental health days are integral to remaining sane and balanced. "Me-days" are an essential cure for stress, homesickness, hangovers, and just feeling a little off. My me-days are trademarked as "Bri-Days" and grant me dismissal from most responsibilities and are a scheduled day to hang out with myself--I think I'm pretty fun to hang out ...

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How to Bundle Up in Boston

After feeling like I needed a little escape from the Concrete Jungle, I made an impromptu visit to Boston to explore the city and most importantly, visit my friend Remi who lives there. I stepped outside to the arctic tundra and wondered hopelessly if I had missed the window for fall. I looked at my weather app that read 30˚F, but I had to quickly put my phone back in my pocket before my fingers froze. But we had less than 48 hours left in our weekend visit and were ...

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