I'm MOVING! Say Goodbye to Lifestoned Adventures!

I'm MOVING! Say Goodbye to Lifestoned Adventures!

Now that I've already prefaced that the title of this last blog post is YouTube vlogger level dramatic, let me clear some stuff up before you run and purchase postcards. Even though I should wise up and leave this fickle Philadelphia weather for literally any location with a palm tree, I'm not moving. In fact, I'm digging my heels even deeper into this city. The only thing that's moving is this URL. Starting in April 2017, Lifestoned Adventures will officially become Let's Get Going. 

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To The Year That Almost Broke Me (And 5 Things I'm Going to Do to Conquer 2017)

To The Year That Almost Broke Me (And 5 Things I'm Going to Do to Conquer 2017)

It’s hard to believe that we actually managed to survive the dumpster fire that was 2016. You probably don’t need to hear it from me, in fact, the coverage of 2016’s suckery was more than sufficient, but can I please go on record as saying that this year of our lord 2016 was absolutely and utterly devastating? We lost Hollywood iconslegendary musiciansintergalactic royalty, and freedom fighters. We learned that sometimes love is Trumped by hate. And personally, professionally, macro-ly, micro-ly - 2016 tore through my life like the merging tornados at the end of Twister.

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The September* Issue is (Finally) Here!

The September* Issue is (Finally) Here!

So I know what you're thinking. December is a little late for a September Issue. In that respect, you are completely right. Due to my busy schedule, Netflix queue, and Aries nature, I may have a tendency to bite off a little more than I can chew. That being said, It is my honor to finally present a new Lifestoned Adventures zine - The September Issue(ish). 

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The 7 Kinds of People You're Going to Run Into (or Be) This Halloween

The 7 Kinds of People You're Going to Run Into (or Be) This Halloween

Tis the season folks! Halloween, or better yet, Halloween Weekend is finally upon us and I for one am super excited despite not even picking out an outfit yet (Pray for me). I truly and strongly believe that the costume a person chooses says a lot about them. So, with the use of visuals from TV Halloween specials, allow me to introduce you to the 7 kinds of people you’re going to run into this Halloween.

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Why I Love Being a Nobody at NYFW

Why I Love Being a Nobody at NYFW

Do you ever just meet a person that helps you get your entire life together? I met that person on line at NYFW and it was like that one scene in the Parent Trap when Annie and Hallie realize that they've been twins all along. The Haley to my Annie was a mom from Western PA who was there to support her daughter. Although she was dressed very nicely, she didn't care if she wasn't one of the fancy fashion week goers. I think she's on to something. 

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15 Reasons Why Post-Grads Low Key Miss College

15 Reasons Why Post-Grads Low Key Miss College

 Now that I'm not a student and fully entrenched in the struggle that is post-grad life, I thought I would remind myself and some other post grads what college life was like. If you're still in school, read this and appreciate what you have while you still have it. Here is the 15 Reasons Why Post Grads Low-Key Miss College.

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5 Lessons of Love, Style, and Modern Manners with Sabir M. Peele and BIC Flex 5

5 Lessons of Love, Style, and Modern Manners with Sabir M. Peele and BIC Flex 5

According to Philly.com, there are about 70,000 more single woman than men in Philadelphia. That’s 1,074 single ladies for every 1,000 single men. So ladies, if you are feeling slightly love challenged in this city of brotherly love, you're both technically and mathematically on to something. It sometimes seems impossible to understand what’s going on in the minds of men in Philadelphia. Luckily, thanks to Sabir M. Peele and BIC® Flex 5™ teaming up, we don’t have to. 

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In Defense of the Quarter Life Crisis (And How To Get To The Other Side)

In Defense of the Quarter Life Crisis (And How To Get To The Other Side)

Who says angst, terrible decision making, and existential confusion is only for pop-punk loving adolescents and 55-year-old white men?

The quarter-life crisis is a completely necessary part of life. If you’re feeling a crisis coming on, it’s time to think about why that is and start to make plans to remedy that situation. As someone who’s constantly dancing on the edge of aforementioned crisis, here are a few things that keep me grounded.

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The 5 Things You Need For The Perfect “Beach Body”

The 5 Things You Need For The Perfect “Beach Body”

I’m going to give you the secret to having the perfect beach body. And this secret does not involve doing a single squat. Despite what a myriad of magazines, products, and ads for the gym say, attaining the perfect beach body comes from being comfortable in your own skin. The perfect beach body has nothing to do with a flat tummy and everything to do with how you treat yo self when you hit the sand. Here’s a list of five things that you need to obtain stress-free beach bliss.

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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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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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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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