How To Re-Engage With Your Audience on Instagram

So, there’s always this question right – about how you can grow your social media channels. Everyone wants the huge numbers, but there aren’t many people who want to work for it. Everyone wants people to “like” and “engage” with their content, but the truth is those same people aren’t “liking” and “engaging” with other peoples content. I learned about a year and a half ago that in order to build an audience that, well, for lack of better words, LIKES YOU then you have to chat with them – make a connection. If you want to know to you can re-engage with your audience, and build a better connection then keep reading!

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What It’s REALLY Like To Be An Influencer

Gosh, I’ve been trying to put off writing this blog post, mostly because every time I see someone write about it they only seem to give the watered down version of it. People assume that being an “Influencer” is this fairytale that seems perfect. Well, it’s not and there’s so much that comes with it besides that usual stories that you probably hear. I’m sure you’ve heard about how it’s harder than it looks, and how there’s so much work that goes into it besides the glitz and glam you see on social media. I’m sure you’ve heard about how some opportunities aren’t paid, and how even when they are it’s not a ton of money like you think. I want to tell you a little bit more than that though if you’re willing to keep reading.

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[VIDEO] Get Unready With Me: Night Time Routine!

Hello beauties! I don’t know about you, but my night time routine is just as important as my morning routine these days, especially if I’m dealing with a stressful work week of some sort. I like to come home, spend time with Ben, and do things that really help to relax me. A couple of those things are in my latest ‘Get Unready With Me’ video! I show you my current favorite skincare routine, my shower setup and how I end my nights most days. Sometimes I change up my night time routine depending on what I did that day. If I had an intense yoga class before heading home, then my routine would be a bit different. Does anyone else agree? Any who, check out my latest video to follow along!

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[VIDEO] Everyday Makeup Routine: Affordable Products Under $65

Hi beauties! I hope you had a fabulous holiday break. If you’re anything like me, then you’re pretty much on-the-go very often. In between my 9-5pm and my ventures outside of work, I don’t really have time during the week to do a FULL makeup routine (unless I’m planning on attending an event or something after work). With that being said, I like to keep it fairly simple – doing the basics like brows, mascara, etc. So, this is why I’m bring my everyday makeup routine to you! Also, all of the products are very affordable, which is always a plus in my opinion. If you’re looking for a simple routine that you can do during the week, then check it out.

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My Top 5 Key Goals For 2019

Wow, is it me or does it feel like I just wrote out my goals for 2018 yesterday? I mean this year truly flew by, and I took the time out to reflect on all of the accomplishments I had as well as some things that I still need to work on. Can you believe that we’ll be entering 2019 in two days? Are you ready? Well, I know I am SO ready that I’ve prepared my top 5 goals for the new year that I wanted to share with you all!

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AKIRA Moto Jacket + Floral Dress

Hi beauties! Literally a few more days of 2018, and I’m feeling so refreshed and ready to tackle the new year. My family came in from Chicago to spend the holidays with Ben and I, and I just feel so loved and re-energized. You guys know how I get when I’m around my family! Anyway, during this holiday break (and a little before), I’ve been finding some AMAZING fashion pieces, including this little number here.

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Gift Guide Under $50: For Your Chic Friend

We all have that friend that remains chic even when she’s just going to the gym. She’s always up to date on the latest fashion trends, and texting your group chat to make sure you are keeping up. Treat her to something nice this year, while still staying within your budget! There are so many high-end brands that have great deals on some of their signature items. Maybe she’s been eyeing them, but haven’t had a chance to commit? Guarantee that she’ll be happy with whatever cute pieces are underneath the tree, especially if it’s one that she’s been waiting the whole year for! Keep reading to view the perfect gifts for the chic city gal in your life.

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20 Cute New York Cafes For Freelancers + Influencers

As a professional cafe connoisseur, I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to work with Google Maps and Local Guides to show you all my favorite locations in New York! I’ve been living in NY for almost 3 years now, and it’s so insane the number of cafes that I’ve went to for a coffee or matcha, to meet up with friends, to get work done or to even shoot at for a blog post. Either way, these cafes have become a second office to me, and I’m sure it’s the same for other bloggers and freelancers who are constantly looking for places in the city that just has such a cozy environment – making it so easy to get work done there.

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Corduroy Midi Dress + Shearling Jacket

Let’s talk about how obsessed I’ve been with anything corduroy lately. I mean, at first I was scared to admit this but now I’m letting the world know (aka you guys) how much I love this corduroy trend and how I hope it never goes away. Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk…just kidding. But seriously, this has become one of my favorite fashion trends, as I have corduroy pants, dresses and hats at this point in my closet. Imagine my expression when I was just scrolling though Urban Outfitters site and saw this beautiful rust corduroy dress. I died.

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Just Brew It: Life Happens, Coffee Helps

We finally made it to Friday loves! If you were wondering, this is how my days usually go: Wake up around 6:45am/7am, rush through my closet for something to wear, hop in the shower, brush my teeth then run out the door grabbing everything I’ll need for the day. Yeah, it’s pretty much a world wind in the mornings – and let’s not add in the days where I’m up at 6am because I need to record a podcast or schedule a newsletter. Life has been so hectic these days guys, and I’m always waking up wondering how I’m going to survive the day – but after a cup of something warm (whether that be a coffee, espresso, matcha, etc) I feel 100% ready to tackle anything that is thrown at me.

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