• before-and-after
    fashion,  lifestyle

    How I Tackled the Chaos in My Closet

    A few years ago, I learned about minimalism, I read blogs about ‘capsule wardrobes’ and learned about people who only owned dishes. The concept was uncomfortable, yet I was intrigued because minimalism is so unlike me. I had to ask myself if I was missing something. Is Less More? I concluded minimalism wasn’t for me, but neither was maximalism – I was somewhere in between. I read Marie Kondo‘s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing a few years ago. I re-learned how to fold my t-shirts and cleaned out my closet. Everything looked great, and then life happened. Years later, the dust settled, and grad school…

  • career,  fashion,  lifestyle,  personal brand

    fitting into my jeans: part 3

    In the last installment of the fitting into my jeans series, I talked about how I needed to evaluate my career success from a more quantitative perspective. I decided the best way to do this was to start with something simple: create the recipe for an irresistible resume. A resume is a good way to evaluate career success because good resumes tell your story. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the details and forget what your story is. Your career isn’t a bulleted list of mundane tasks, it’s a story about who you are, and what you do. Your career isn’t a bulleted list of mundane tasks, it’s a story…

  • career,  fashion,  lifestyle,  personal brand

    fitting into my jeans: part 2

    In my previous fitting into my jeans article, I outlined how I wanted to go down the path of being true to myself. I gave a (purposely) vague outline of what fitting into my jeans meant and that I was taking the first step towards being true to myself. In this post, I’m offering context on why I want to focus on integrity and why I’m on this journey. If not now, when?Being true to myself is something I’ve struggled with for a while. I’ve always struggled with integrity when it comes to my career. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I know this has to be the next…

  • fashion

    The World As I See It: What I Learned About My Consumption Habits

    The world as I see it is different from the way Albert Einstein and Jason Mraz see the world. You may find it strange that I bring up these two seemingly unassociated people, a virtue, a mindset if you will, is what connects them. Einstein published memoirs under the title “The World As I See It” and Mraz wrote a song by the same name inspired by those memoirs. I learned about Mraz’s inspiration and decided to read Einstein’s memoirs myself. Around this time in my life, the world as I saw it was not the world I thought I was living in. This revelation came from an unlikely place:…