Post Grad Guide To Survival: Get Some Hobbies

Post Grad Guide To Survival: Get Some Hobbies

On this the very last edition of my four part Post Grad Survival Guide, I’m sharing one more helpful tip on how to flawlessly transition into adulthood. This go around, think of me as your overly concerned parent who’s worried about all the time you spend on Tumblr. Basically, what I’m saying is ”Go out and get a hobby!” I’m going to highlight why hobbies are an important of your post grad experience and I'll highlight THE cutest post grad hobby there is. 

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: Going Out & Making Friends

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: Going Out & Making Friends

Last week’s Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival was a little bit of a bummer. And all that talk of student loans, budgets, and job hunting made me a little thirsty. So today I’m going to be talking about what going out and making friends is like when you leave the bright halls and dark frat parties of higher education.

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Lifestoned Adventures x Aoki Boutique Present: Kashish, Your New Fave.

Lifestoned Adventures x Aoki Boutique Present: Kashish, Your New Fave.

It's not secret that I am ALL about girl power. 

I'm not talking about the kind of girl power that was written in glitter on just about everything marketed to young girls in 2001. In fact, I'm not even talking about the Taylor Swift "Squad Goals" Bad Blood music video kind of girl power. I'm talking about the girl power that comes from supporting, uplifting, and empowering women who are doing the same for others. Everything I've done, do, and continue to do on this blog is centered around that principle. Shouting out people who are changing their communities, breaking barriers and making us thinking about our world in a brand new light is what Lifestoned Adventures is all about. And that's exactly why I couldn't be more excited about this collaboration with Aoki Boutique and your next big pop star fave, Kashish. 

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: The Scary Stuff (Aka Loans, Money, & The Job Hunt)

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: The Scary Stuff (Aka Loans, Money, & The Job Hunt)

Welcome to yet another edition of Post Grad Guide To Survival this month’s Lifestoned Adventures series that’s all about throwing your graduation cap to the wind and jumping into adulthood. If you’re a first-time reader, I’d like to extend an official hello and welcome. I also want to direct your attention towards the first survival guide post - This post is going to make a lot more sense after reading that. This week I’m going to crack my knuckles and really get into the nitty, gritty, adult-y details of post-grad life. I’m talking about the proverbial boogeyman lurking on the other side of college life. I’m talking about the topics that we typically ignore until it’s far too late. I’m talking about the ‘L’ ‘M’ and ‘J’ words. Keep reading to find out why what these three letters represent might seem scary but can be easily managed with the proper planning

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Philly Fashion For A Cause: The Naot Trunk Show & Donation Event

Philly Fashion For A Cause: The Naot Trunk Show & Donation Event

Fashion blogging isn’t always about trends, #OOTD posts, and free clothes. Every now and then, fashion blogging has allowed me to connect with my city, learn about my neighbors, and support causes that strengthen my community. Like I always say, fashion can change lives, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to prove that theory once again at Naot Footwear’s Trunk Show & Donation Event kicking off this Friday, May 13th from 10am to 4pm at Benjamin Lovell.

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide to Survival

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide to Survival

You never thought this day would come but alas, it is finally time for you to turn the tassel and walk out onto the great unknown that is adulthood. As a person who was in your shoes a year ago (Literally where has the time gone?), I feel like it’s my duty to pass some knowledge on to you, soon to be graduate. Because despite popular belief, post-grad life can actually be very sweet and I’m going to teach you how to do it. All month, I’m going to be breaking down on some things you ought to keep in mind as that Vitamin C song plays in the background as you put on your cap and gown.

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Fashion Poll: Am I Too Trendy?

Fashion Poll: Am I Too Trendy?

Once again, I am here to act as your vision guide, your shaman, your life coach if you will, so that you can answer a very pressing and serious fashion question for yourself. Today I want you to ask yourself this, “Am I too Trendy?” Being described as trendy has its pros and its cons. And that is totally dependent on the way that it’s said. The right amount of trendy is a tricky formula to manage so here are a few things to keep in mind.

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April Showers: Styling The Perfect Rain Proof Outfit

April Showers: Styling The Perfect Rain Proof Outfit

We all know that April showers bring May flowers. But we always tend to ignore the whole showers part, especially when it comes to fashion. Your spring wardrobe does not need to take a beating every time it rains. In fact, stormy weather is the perfect time to flex your style muscles. Don't settle for being completely covered by oversized rainproof hoodies and flimsy printed umbrellas that fit conveniently into your tote. You're better than that so your April showers outfit should be too. I'm breaking down the things you need to keep in mind so you can be chic and functional at the same time. Because you need a 'rainfit' (rain + outfit)  that can protect you from the elements while making a bit of a splash. Here's how to rock your rain gear like a pro. Before I get started I want to give a huge shout out to our lovely model Ola and photographer and creative director of this shoot, House of Sym CEO, Kuan Malic. 

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Get Your Stitch Fix On: How to Get Out of Fashion Rut

Get Your Stitch Fix On: How to Get Out of Fashion Rut

This is about that time of year where I want to put every item of clothing I’ve ever owned in a trash can and set it on fire. It’s that time of year where nothing fits quite right, everything feels dull and getting dressed up always feels like getting dressed down. Yeah, folks, I’m talking about the dreaded, full-on fashion rut. Getting out of a fashion rut, or a fashion funk, is not always easy but it is possible. I’m here to tell you how to use the internet to help you do exactly this. The first thing you’re going to need is Stitch FixStitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology, and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Now here’s how it’s going to get you out of your rut. 

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Women In Photography: Clarissa Caponera

Women In Photography: Clarissa Caponera

I've got to admit, Women in Photography is one of my favorite series I've done on Lifestoned Adventures so far. As a photographer myself, this topic is clearly very near and dear to my heart. And for the last month, I've had the opportunity to learn about different creative processes, how a support system influences art, and I've even learned a little bit about myself. This week I'm featuring Clarissa Caponera, a talented photographer that explores photography devoid of the male gaze but still focuses on intimacy. Her work, as well as her words, are gripping, honest, and explores queer Internet culture. The work featured in this article does include nudity, so it will be featured after the article. But without further ado, say hello to Clarissa. 

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5 Ways To Style A Midi Skirt (Because You're Going To Want 5 of Them).

5 Ways To Style A Midi Skirt (Because You're Going To Want 5 of Them).

Despite the weird weather shuffle that’s going on right now, spring has officially sprung. Now that it’s all nice weather, sangria, and music festivals, you’re going to need a staple piece that’s going to take you from spring all the way to the sweltering summer heat. Luckily for all of us, I have just the thing - the midi skirt. For those of you who may not be familiar, a midi is a skirt that is not quite as long as a maxi but nowhere near a short as a mini. Essentially, it’s the Switzerland of spring/summer bottoms. And no matter what glorious shape and size you’re rockin’, a midi skirt is going to look incredible on you, because midi’s are for everyone! And everyone's personal style can accommodate it. So here’s just a few example of the different ways you style a midi.  

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Let's Talk About Imposter Syndrome (And How To Kick Its Ass)

Let's Talk About Imposter Syndrome (And How To Kick Its Ass)

Ahhh Imposter Syndrome, the dark cloud that may loom above you at your workplace. If you’re not familiar with this pesky little thing by name, you might familiar with its close relatives, self-doubt, self- sabotage, and chronic millennial guilt. Dealing with imposter syndrome is very tricky because sometimes it makes you feel  ill-equipped and sometimes even downright stupid. Imposter syndrome might even be what’s keeping  you from a great new job or a well-deserved promotion. As someone who’s continually struggled with  this, I thought I’d share a few tips on how to kick imposter syndrome where the sun don’t shine.

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Can I Pull This Off? A Quiz About Taking Fashion Risks

Can I Pull This Off? A Quiz About Taking Fashion Risks

"Hey, can I pull this off?" 

We’ve all asked someone this question, a few times an hour while shopping. In my case, it’s usually between clothing racks of my local thrift store as I hold up some sort of patterned, fringed, mesh number at whoever has the displeasure of shopping with me for the day. The answer is either a resounding yes or a resounding side eye that means no (I have true friends y'all) and that's fantastic. We all need a little help making decisions when it comes to trying new things and making some fashion risks. Today I'm going to be one of your ride-or-die, friends what will help you answer this age-old question. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.

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Women In Photography: Sola Onitiri

Women In Photography: Sola Onitiri

March is coming to an end but I am not done giving my fellow lady photographers a shout out. I am happy to say that I’m extending this series into April, which will already be a very photo heavy editorial month on Lifestoned Adventures. Today, I’m sharing my very own pictures and thoughts on photography, visual storytelling in urban environments, and how women inspire me to be a better photographer. If you haven’t seen the other parts of this series bop on over to Bonnie and Rachel’s posts on Women In Photography.  

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It's My Birthday I Can Ask For Drake If I Want To

It's My Birthday I Can Ask For Drake If I Want To

It's that special time in my life where just about everyone I know wants to know if I'm feeling 22. Here's the answer: No. Nothing I do today will remotely match up with a Taylor Swift song because it's a Tuesday, I have a big girl job, and I pretty much already dress like a hipster. To be honest, I'm pumped for my birthday because it gives me a valid excuse to drink and eat my body weight in margaritas and guacamole, which will be happening a little later on today. In the meantime, I'm going to finish up some work and oh so subtly drop a few hints about my ultimate birthday list. You know, just in case you're really feeling like giving to your favorite Philly fashion blogger/residential hot-millennial-mess who's turning 22 on this blessed day. So I guess you can say that this is a list of things that would really have me feeling like I'm 22

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