September Favorites

When the brilliant Green Day frontman Billie Joel Armstrong wrote the lyrics, “Summer has come and passed / the innocent can never last / wake me up when September ends,” I doubt he thought it would become a meme that circulated at the end of September every year. Keep reading for my thoughts on the things that have helped me get through the home stretch of the summer and on my way to the first few (still very warm) days of fall!

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OOTD: Quirky Vintage Blazer

I’ve always been the kind of person that squirms in the face of complacency and stagnation, so it’s usually this time of year (when the temperature drops to a reasonable number and I can walk outside without sweat immediately pooling on my lower back) that makes me take inventory of the things that are going well in my life and the things that could use some improvement.

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Dutch Braided Bangs

Every human with hair that's long enough to cover their face knows the struggle of not feeling motivated enough to actually wash their hair, but also not wanting to look like a gremlin. While some people might opt for a baseball hat or a simple half-up, half-down look, my preferred greasy hair day style is Dutch braided bangs.

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Matching the Gloss

Have you ever found a beauty product that is the end-all-be-all of its kind? Have you ever then had said product be discontinued, leaving you feeling distraught in search of a replacement? This happened to me a few months ago when I learned that Sephora had discontinued my favorite gloss of all time, forcing me to begin the hunt for a close match.

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How To: My Favorite On-the-Go Cold Brew

Because I usually make my coffee right before I'm headed out the door on my way to work, I prefer to drink it iced instead of hot when it's 90+ degrees outside. So this summer I've refined my on-the-go coffee recipe for mornings when I'm barely able to keep my eyes open but I'm somehow already sweating.

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