Exploring Historic Old Town Alexandria

In the middle of March, I went to the D.C. area to visit my closest college friends. Usually around that time of the year, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom for spring. So when I booked my flight, I had thought that I would be escaping the Minnesotan winter to witness these beautiful pink flowers. However, much to my friends (and my own) chagrin, I had brought over the viking weather and cold to D.C (sorry not sorry guys). Because the temperatures dropped so low, the blossoms were supposed to freeze and fall off the trees! Luckily for me, there were a few…

Snowshoeing in Tahoe

Before we landed in the Reno/Tahoe area, it had snowed over 4 feet and quite possibly more! All of this snow meant that we could enjoy all the winter activities that beautiful Nevada had to offer. What many people don’t know about Reno is that it is not in a desert. It is the closet town to the breathtaking Lake Tahoe. This quaint “biggest little city in the world” has 4 seasons and offers nature hikes and winter sports. Also, it is worthy to note that it is nothing like the hilarious Reno 911. However, it would have been the…

Winter Outfit: Layers and More Layers

  Hello everyone! Sorry that it has been a while, but I have been picking up extra shifts and been on vacation.  At the end of January, we were in Reno, NV to visit Steven’s family and celebrate the Lunar New Year with them. While we were in Reno, Steven gave me a tour of his alma mater to show me his old stomping grounds.  It’s so weird going back to a campus after you graduated. It’s just a sad reminder that I have to adult now. But don’t get me wrong. Adulting has its perks too! I get to eat whatever…

Snowed in with My Comfy Pajamas

Location: Minnesota Featured: Victoria’s Secret December has been providing us in the great north with an abundance of snow, and for once, I am off of work. For once, I get to be cozied up at home and catch up on some reading. Absolutely no adulting. Thankfully, however, if I did have to work, my job would have provided a free hotel room for me to stay in overnight. I am so grateful that my employers look out for us little guys! The best thing about being snowed in on my day off is that I get to lounge in…

Men’s Sweaters Are Meant for Ladies

Location: Minnesota Featured: Banana Republic Christmas is just a couple days away! Can you believe it? I absolutely love the holiday season, and I am so sad that it’s almost over. The holidays give me an excuse to eat as much as I want and not feel so bad about skipping the gym. However, all those great excuses won’t look so fool proof anymore, when NYE rolls around. Like every flawed human being, I am going to tell myself that I will go to the gym more often and proceed to go to on January 2nd like everyone else. Can it…

My Winter Picks for the Inevitable Snow Storm

Location: Minnesota I hope this month is going well for you all who are getting some snow! Winter is upon us and temperatures are dropping into the negatives across the northern states. Thankfully, I’ve been here for a year now, so I have a pretty good idea of what to expect in a Minnesotan winter. It gets wicked cold here – so cold that they have to cancel school for the little kids! At first that didn’t make sense to me, but then I realized that it would be cruel to make a child wait for the bus in -30…

Holiday Red in New England

Location: Massachusetts Featured: Armani Jeans dress Can you guy believe it? Christmas is in 9 days! Since I could not take work off for the holidays, I decided to go home back to see my family in early December. I’m always excited to go back to Massachusetts. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my home state. It has a very charming New England vibe and yet rough around the edges due to the spirited, no-nonsense locals. During the summers, beautiful beaches along the coast will be within your reach, and in the fall, cheery, golden or red autumn trees will greet you…

Day at the Museum with the Perfect Blue Jeans

Location: Weisman Art Museum Featured: Topshop Jeans Before the polar vortex could swoop in and take over Minnesota (Side note: it’s going to be max of 10 degrees this week, falling into the negatives. Brrr. Hibernation anyone?), Steven and I decided to take advantage of this nice fall weather and do some exploring. On this day, we went to the Weisman Art Museum, which is free and run by the university. Before we even walked inside to see artwork,  we noticed that the building itself was art. It has a very funky and modern architectural style. The structure is made completely out…

The Navy Raincoat

  I love how people go all out with their Christmas decorations with the magnificent lights and trees. It definitely transports me back to my childhood to car rides with my family around town at night to see everybody’s Christmas decorations. I remember being in so much awe and amazement as we drove by the best houses and how I thought to myself that I would decorate my house just like that when I’m older. Now that I am older, I realized that there’s this thing called the “electricity bill.” Sorry 5 year old Michelle. Maybe just some lights. Nothing crazy. For the longest time, I…

Cozy and Spikey

  Right up until the clock strikes midnight to commence Black Friday (actually nowadays, Black Friday is Black Thursday for some reason, but I digress), I could be easily be mistaken for the Grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge. I refuse to listen to Christmas music or even acknowledge it until my favorite holiday comes to an end. I love Thanksgiving too much to allow myself to go from Halloween straight to Christmas. So now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I can finally switch gears to Christmas mode! Cue all the Christmas music 24/7. For this holiday look, I’ve decided to hold the skirt/dress and whip out…