How to Dress for Fall When it is Hot Outside

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A) sorry I’ve been so MIA. It’s been a crazy few weeks for school. Next time I go MIA, make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter – I always share what’s going on in my newsletters! And all the amazing sales.

B) speaking of amazing sales, check out Loft and Ann Taylor today – both are having killer sales today!

C) even though it’s October, for some reason or another, Dallas has decided it’s still summer. Ahem, Dallas: it’s not. While figuring out how to dress for fall when it is hot outside can be challenging, I thought I’d share some of my tips and tricks to make it a bit easier for y’all.

AKA something every Texan needs to know how to do.

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How to Maintain a Long-Distance Friendship

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I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this post over the years. Most of y’all know that I went to undergrad in Upstate New York. As a result of my days as a big red bear, the majority of my friends from undergrad are far, far away.

But how do I keep those friendships strong from afar? At most, we see each other 2-3 times a year. So, over the past 6 years, I’ve figured out how to maintain a long-distance friendship – a few tips and tricks to ensure that my friendships stay strong no matter what.

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My Favorite WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

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I received so many emails and DMs about my “Blogging Basics” series on the blog last month… so I thought I’d make the series a regular installment on the blog! Going forward, be sure to check in every Wednesday for new updates to my Blogging Basics series.

And to kick us off: my favorite WordPress plugins for bloggers!

PS: you must have a WordPress.org website for these to work.

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Using Fitness to Boost Self-Confidence

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I am not and never have been the skinniest girl in the room. For years, I’ve had issues accepting my body. I feel like, starting in high school, I was always trying one diet or another… but I was never happy with how my body looked.

As most of you know (because I talked about it here… and here), I have a personal trainer. My friend Kami – who, by the way is one of the most darling humans I know – has been my trainer for a few months now. And I’ve honestly never looked forward to working out so much in my life. Our workouts are always full of laughter (and cursing… so much cursing).

Though my weight or dress size hasn’t decreased by much in the months I’ve been working out with Kami, I have achieved my main goal: I feel stronger and more fit. I feel healthier than I have in years and that has nothing to do with the number on the scale. I have been using fitness to boost self-confidence… and it has worked.

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My 5 Favorite Books So Far in 2017

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My friends know that I am an avid reader. I literally always have a book on hand and I honestly can’t remember the last time I fell asleep without reading before bed. As such, I have read quite a few books so far in 2017.

And, obviously, I have a few faves from that bunch.

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