April 16, 2014
April 14, 2014
Leaving something in the past and entering a new chapter in life can be one of the scariest things to do. You’re leaving your comfort zone. You’re leaving the only way you know. You’re leaving your security blanket, if I may? You have no idea where life is about to take you, and all you can think about is everything that can go wrong vs. what can go right.
Thoughts of what was “once” float around your mind like a big, scary dick of what the hell went wrong. Why did you leave that job? You were so comfortable. Why did you break up with that guy or girl? You were so in love. Why, you ask? Because you wanted to.
Often, we dwell on the decisions we made and transform them into regrets when in reality: It’s what we wanted. You wanted to leave that job. You weren’t happy. You know you’re better. You know you deserve higher pay for all of that amazing work that you do.
You wanted to break up. You wanted to go out there and explore and live and do all of that crazy single person shit. You wanted it. You made your decision. And you got it.
Subconsciously, this is what you wanted. At one moment in time, this is what you wanted. And you need to stop faulting yourself for giving yourself exactly what you wanted. Its kind of contradictory, don’t you think?
You may not want it now, but thats the funny thing about life, my friend. Life is a big black-hole of “what if’s” and “how comes” - if you let it be. If you let yourself dwell and never allow yourself to move on. Because, guess-the-fuck what? Your job went and found a replacement. Your ex is living and breathing and doing all of that “I’m alive” shit. Life is moving, the world is spinning, everything is still happening. Nothing has changed except for your situation, and change is something that should be embraced.
The sun still rose this morning, the sun will still set tonight, and guess what? Thats a beautiful thing. The fact that you woke up this morning is a beautiful thing. Life itself is a beautiful thing, and you need to move on and live it.
Now go make shit happen. We’re rooting for you.
April 10, 2014
With the final season of Mad Men premiering next week, all we can think about are the amazing styles we're about to see! The dapper gentlemen and glamourous women of Mad Men always drive us crazy with their outfits! If you want to get in the spirit, or maybe you're attending a Mad Men premier party, here are some ways to embrace that sassy 1960's style!
April 09, 2014
There is nothing we love more than creating super delicious, copycat meals at home for cheap! After all, we'd prefer to dump all of our money in shoes and cocktails, so keeping lunch and dinner costs to a minimum helps us do that!
Did you know that a packet of Ramen Noodles costs less than $1? $0.67 to be exact (or at least in NYC)! With the addition to a few other ingredients, this dish comes together for just under $5.00, and will feed two! You may even be able to get away with it coming out to cheaper, depending on where you live. Here in NYC, everything is a tad bit more expensive. :)
$5 Chinese Noodle Vegetable Stir-fry
2 3oz packs of Top Ramen Noodles (we used the chicken flavor, reserved 1 of the packets and tossed the other.)
1 cup of frozen vegetables of choice (we used a carrot, broccoli, and cauliflower mix!)
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 of the seasoning pack that comes with your noodles
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Cook your frozen veggies according to the package and set aside. Boil a pot of water on medium heat and cook your noodles until done, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Melt butter in a skillet on medium-high heat, and then add in your noodles. Toss and allow to crisp up a bit. While noodles are crisping, combined soy sauce, 1/2 of your seasoning packet, red pepper, brown sugar and garlic powder. Whisk until sugar is dissolved, then pour onto crisping noodles. Toss to fully coat, then add in your cooked vegetables.
Give everything a quick flip, and divide into two servings and enjoy!
April 08, 2014
Its become quite clear that crop tops aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Yup - crop tops are here to stay, and they've totally come a long way since the 90's. They are versatile, chic, and really simple to dress up or dress down if you have the right piece! Here are 12 of our favorites to help you embrace the trend, and how to wear it!