The Sunday Summary

Talking about this new dry shampoo hair trick I tried, my new favorite pants (cause I’m all about pants lately), the best Galentine’s ever and the best workout for your abs!


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As a blogger, I follow a ton of bloggers on Instagram (duh). I recently started following Brighton Keller who lives in Dallas. She super sweet and one of the more genuine bloggers in my opinion. I saw on one of her stories recently about a dry shampoo trick she does with her hair and then mental made a note to try it out one day. Well Friday I was struggling with some day-3-hair-bun-action and this guy was like “let’s have drinks!” My motto is to just say yes to everything so I was like I guess I gotta figure out how to make this work and then I remembered her trick and was immediately over-joyed. I’ll link her video here, but the gist is to take a round brush, hair drier, dry shampoo and basically act like you’re drying your hair with a round brush even when its dried. Sounds very weird but my hair was super flat and gross so I figured I’d give it a shot. I used Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Dry Shampoo, but you can use whatever you have.


And there you have it! Definitely not something I have time or energy for everyday since I barely have time to dry my hair, but definitely something to do on day 3 hair that just the grossest it could possibly be (aka my hair).


I never in my wildest dreams thought I would like pants that look like these, but New York has changed me (kinda). These are some that I got from work that aren’t available yet (coming soon I swear its on the website), but you really can get these anywhere. Super comfortable and have like a denim-feel without looking it straight up jeans. Here I dressed them up with booties and a black turtle-neck:

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Then I dressed them down with a t-shirt and sweater with converse:

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I love me some Tabata because its short bursts of working out, which makes it go by quicker. To me, it’s the best new way to do a HITT workout. My new favorite is this super quick ab workout I just discovered. As I’ve said in my workout routine post, I run every other day and do abs. This is great because its quick and by the time I finish running, I’m over it (cause running kinda sucks lets be real).

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So I watched this show………

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This honestly should just be titled “I binged this show in a day because it was so good.” I don’t know if you guys remember Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but me and my mom LOVED that show when I was a kid and we watched it all the time. Well Netflix has done a re-boot with all new people and it is the best reality show I have seen in a while. The guys are ADORABLE and fun, I have a huge crush on Antoni like zamn. It’s just like the old one where each guy is in charge of different aspects of life like food, style, and design. Besides this show being hilarious and fun, it’s also so important and they touch on some really serious issues. They talk about police brutality against black men (Karamo is black), what it means to be gay and religious and the struggle to define yourself as a black and gay man. I laughed, I cried and I cannot wait for next season

So I read this book…….

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I subscribed to Book of the Month, which is a great way for me to push myself to read more and I get a gorgeous hardcover book for 16 bucks! I just finished this book and wow, it was insane. It’s all about this woman living with Agoraphobia (fear of the outside) because of a drama she experienced about a year ago. Of course it’s a murder mystery romance-y thing because that’s all I read now.


So I did a fun thing in NYC and you should too

If you’re a human being, you know that Valentines Day was this past week (barf). However, you might not know that the day before Valentines day is Galentine’s Day! Coined by the beautiful and fictional Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, it is a day of celebrating gals! I decided to take my gals to this beautiful restaurant Café Medi. I’ve been wanting to see it girl because the pictures I’ve seen are unreal.

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They were having a Galentine’s event, 3 courses AND a bottle of wine for 50 bucks. Basically a steal for NYC and I love any excuse to drink on a weekday. The place was gorgeous, and the food was unbelievable. I ate way too much and had way too much fun. No complaints from me.

7 Things You Only Know About Retail After Working In It

As I said last post, I’m switching it up this week and writing about something #relatable¿ or informative maybe? 

I’ve had a lot of jobs in my short 4 years in college. From certified Sandwich Artist (yes they actually call it that and its horrible) to childcare (fun but exhausting) to me recent stint as Sales Associate. I started working in retail as a way to make more money, in preparation for my graduation from college (and getting the hell out of dodge). Since making that endeavor, I’ve worked in 3 very different boutiques with very different clientele and staff.

My most recent retail job was by far my favorite. It was a place I’d shopped a bunch in my college years so I enjoyed getting to work in a place I already knew I liked (or that I liked the clothes at least). This was the job I learned the most, and got to be more hands-on and have more of a management role than my other retail jobs. I was the only full-time person there, which means I always knew the most about what we had in store and if anything went wrong, I was the first to deal with it. Also I had a lot of interaction with the owner and we got a long really well which helped a lot. 

Anyway, here’s 7 things I learned while working in retail that I think everyone should know (cause I didn’t know this stuff before I started). 

1. We have to hound you. 

Yes, we know its annoying but we have to. The complaint we get a lot is that we aren’t doing enough so we have to do the most in order to not get that complaint get the drift? Some people really do need help and will sometimes only say it after they’ve looked around a little. Everybody’s different.

2. Help us so we can help you, for the love of god.

If you tell us what you’re looking for and I show you 5 different things and you say “Ehhhh” for every single one, then it’s just gonna be a frustration fest for everyone involved. Tell me if you had something specific in mind or what you’re really looking for. If you don’t know then, girl, my ass for sure don’t know. I can only do so much.

3. If you call and ask us where we’re located, I’m gonna assume you’re either an 85 year old woman or don’t know how to use a phone.

Maps is literally built into your iPhone. Please use it. How do you get around in life without it. Do you use a real map?? Please join us in the 21st century ‘mam and just fricken google it.

4. Sometimes that outfit actually looks good on you, but sometimes I just want you to buy it and don’t care what the heck it looks like.

Let’s be real, I’m not your friend so therefore I can lie to you and not feel bad. Maybe it does really look awesome on you, but maybe I just want you to stop asking me 8 different times about it and go so I can get back to more pressing matters like my Instagram feed. Just ask your friends, they are way more reliable.

5. Sale stuff? That’s the stuff we couldn’t sell out of 5 years ago or the stuff no one wanted at full price 2 months ago. 

If the sale isn’t going on throughout the store, chances are its just the rejects of the full priced stuff we can’t seem to sell. However, if it’s a certain percentage off the whole store? That’s a damn good sale get on that. Granted, you could still find some gems in the sale racks (I’ve had my fair share of awesome finds), just don’t stress too much about it.

6. If you come in 10 minutes before we close, ur rude and we hate u.

We’re trying to close, we’ve probably straightened everything and cleaned up and now you think your time is more valuable than ours so you decide to show up just as we’re about to close. The worst is when people say “oh ya’ll close in 10 minutes oops haha” and continue to browse. You read the sign on the door, you know when we close. Nothing is more rude. There is not reason you would need to be in here.  Do you have a jean emergency??? (someone actually acted like her needing to look for jeans was some sort of emergency no lie). No such thing please leave.

7. This is my job, but in no way was I put on this earth to serve you.

People like to forget that we have lives. Yes, this is the only interaction you have with us, but we do have other things to do than help you purchase a banging top to go with your skinny jeans. Not just retail, but all customer service jobs can be hard and stressful. Sometimes we mess up, sometimes we aren’t having an amazing day but we gotta plaster the smile anyway. It costs nothing to be a little nicer to people, especially people who are just trying to do their jobs.