Finding My Voice


I'm doing it. I'm really doing it this time.


A blog. Fashion--chock full deals and steals ($20 Joie tennies?). Lifestyle--adventures, escapades, and weekends at home. Plus all the tips and tricks that help me through my day to day; peppered with some wit, some awkward anecdotes that come up on a near daily basis (hello walking into a room full of CEOs in their choanies), and almost absolutely--a lot of of alliteration--it's my thaaang.


I've created, designed, and named countless blogs for myself and left them all with reckless abandon. Don't believe me? Take a look at the wastelands I've left around the internet;

  • -- A cute name in theory, but then I found myself  hustling a job with no days off and not actually jetsetting--like not even to the next town over.
  • -- Quite possibly one of my better ideas. "A California Lifestyle blog"--get the double entendre here? Blondes and barrels, like the hair color and the surfer lingo. AND-- blondes and barrels like the ale and the vessel its fermented in.

Okay-- so there are two examples of my overly focused and entirely uninspired past endeavors. While the names were clever and the purpose was pretty explicit, I found myself unmotivated to write on these topics alone. Why put yourself in a box?

So instead, I've followed the likes of Amerigo Vespucci named it after myself--because duh. It's definitely not creative or fun and there are plenty of arguments against naming things after yourself, but my thought is--this blog will always evolve and change, but my name is something that will at least remain constant.

And it was unique enough that I could buy the domain, so I think I'm pretty committed to this--at least for the first year!

Outfit details: Hear Me Roar Shirt // Jeans--EBay (similar here, affordable here) // Sweatshirt // Tennis Shoes-- TJ Maxx (similar here, affordable here--so many cute ones on Amazon!) // Sunglasses (similar here, cheaper here, affordable dupes here--I wish I knew about this brand before--these are great dupes and polarized!)  // feat. Hair Tie since I literally never take it off--these are my favs of my fine hair!