Instagrammed // Hello, Fall

November 25, 2013

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It’s been SUCH a busy Fall already. We kicked off the season by celebrating Quentin’s birthday with friends. Then I had an opportunity to hear Andre Leon Talley at 92Y, which was AWESOME. He’s lived such a full life, and he has so many wonderful stories. And such a great sense of humor! I’ve straightened my hair only once this fall, for only about two weeks. It’s always a nice change, but I get tired of my straight hair and I’m always itching to go back to my kinky twistouts.

I attended Lucky FABB for the first time, and it was a really great experience (read my recap of the conference here). I also launched Feisty Society Clothing this Fall (a soft launch), and I’ve gotten a lot of amazing feedback on the “My Blog is Dope” sweatshirt. Right after Lucky FABB, I was off to D.C. for an overdue visit. It’s always so good to see my friends’ lovely faces. Moving to NYC has been wonderful, and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but it’s definitely been an adjustment. I’ve been here almost 10 months, and I’m only just beginning to knit together a new social circle. In D.C., I was used to jam-packed weekends with friends, brunches, shopping, happy hour. When I moved to NYC I didn’t really have that tight social circle anymore, which was difficult to get used to. The experience has pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to open up to new people. It’s been a mostly positive experience, and I’m excited about getting to know people here even better.

Omigoodness, I bought the iPhone 5s. I’ve had an iPhone 4 for the longest, and I desperately (desperately) needed this upgrade. Now I can use my phone to occupy my time when I’m watching Gator games…we SUCK (for the record, when I went to UF, we had like 4 championships or something). It’s still fun to get together which college buddies though. And Gators roll DEEEEEP in NY.

I was so inspired by the New York City Marathon. I’ve dusted off my running shoes, and I’ve brought them with me to Florida so that I can start running again (yep, I’m in Florida for this entire week!) I haven’t run in a year though, so…there’s that. We’ll see how it goes.

I feel like I haven’t been living life to the fullest because I’ve been subjecting myself to drugstore deodorant for so long. I didn’t even know there were other options out there besides Suave and Dove and Secret. Recently I noticed that my deodorant just wasn’t working anymore, and I CANNOT have that. I am very serious about scent, and I have to smell good at all times. Like, I HAVE to. So I started browsing the Sephora website to look for deodorant and discovered Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist Deodorant. I HATED IT the first day. I seriously almost returned it. But then I guess my body adjusted, and now it’s PERFECT. It smells great, feminine and powdery, and gets the job done (no sweat!).

I’ve been feeling really confident in myself so far this seaason. More than usual. I believe I’m coming into my own as a young woman. I’m more assertive (I surprise even myself) and I feel…powerful. Not arrogant, but definitely more self-assured. It’s a great feeling. I’m proud of all the things I’ve done so far this year. I feel like I can do anything!


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