We tried the CEO Morning Routine in Grad School

Guest blogger alert! This post is by my friend Mackensie. 

I’ve always enjoyed treating my body like a pseudo guinea pig, and I am obsessed with any hippy, weird, out there, productivity-lifehack type of thing. I rarely stick with these habits, but I never lose hope despite all evidence to the contrary. In the tradition of treating my existence like one long experiment, I asked Rebecca if I could write about trying a CEO morning routine for a week. She obliged and I got to work researching.

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Home Tour: Master Bedroom

I was going to wait to post pictures of our new rental house until more of it was “done” but then I started to realize just how long it will take for it to feel done! Life is short. One room is fully furnished and it’s the bedroom. Here are some pictures, if you would like to see…

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Back to School Wishlist

The 2 week countdown is on over here for going back to college. I still get the new school year jitters and starting over at a new university has me feeling them big time this year! So, to distract myself, here are a few items I am eyeing for back to school, professor edition:

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Clothing Reviews: Taylor Tall for Ethical Business Wear

It’s back to school time for me which means it’s time to start thinking about actually getting dressed for work again. But it’s also 100 degrees here in Nevada so my motivation has been pretty low. As I was making my Fall clothing wishlist, I reached out to a new company I’ve connected with on Instagram, Taylor Tall, and asked them if they would be willing to gift me a couple items to review. These items came in this week…

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Mega roundup: Tall Clothing Brands and Ethical Brands that Come in Tall Sizes

I don’t talk about this much, but I’m pretty tall. 5’11.5″, to be exact. And believe me, when strangers come up to you and demand to know your height, you must be exact. Say 5’11” and short men who think they’re 5’11” yell “NO WAY! YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 6’2″!” Say you’re 6 feet tall and people just don’t believe you (?? unsure why). But the unsolicited stranger comments I get for being tall and all the clothing items I’ve avoided due to insecurities…are problems for another day.

“Why are you doubting my height, random stranger?”

Today, I want to talk about clothing brands that are doing a good job making clothes for tall women! I am starting to look for more conscious/ethical/ecofriendly clothing to add to my own wardrobe–just taking a few steps while recognizing that these clothing are often out of my price range. I tried my best to include the lower-priced ethical fashion brands that I’ve been admiring that also happen to make tall sizes (ps if you’re thinking “what the heck is ethical fashion?” here’s a useful blog post). My friend Nat and I were talking about this on Instagram the other day and we worked together on this list. Here she is on Instagram if you wanna be in the tall club with us 🙂

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Birthday resolutions: The year of preventive care

Every year around my birthday I make a resolution to change some sort of habit in my life. These habits have ranged from frivolous (26: the year I vowed to stop buying shoes that hurt my feet) to simple-yet-important (24: the year I started putting on sunblock every day). I’ve done skin care. I’ve done saving more money. This year is the first year I’m making a resolution that I reaaaaallly don’t want to make: this year is the year I’m going to see doctors.

Birthday Cake ten inch top
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Home inspiration: Living room ideas

I am currently in a Pinterest spiral of looking at new home decor ideas. Want to join me? Here are some pictures of our new rental house and some thoughts I am having about the living room. If you have good decor store recommendations/design blogs/an eye for house layouts, comments would be so appreciated!

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Outfits Lately: July 1-15

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Las Vegas right now, feeling like I should grade for my online summer class, but really just too distracted by my hopes that we will get the rental house we put in for yesterday. Moving is always a whirlwind and I never feel fully informed when making housing decisions, but here we go! While we wait, how about some mirror selfies?

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Deconstructing (and Thrifting) the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

There’s nothing I can say about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that hasn’t been said already–it’s Black Friday for blog affiliate link commissions. A lot of people are really over seeing anything about it. And yet….I am totally fascinated by it. No, this is not a round up where I will tell you to get the Nordstrom credit card so you can shop early access. I will not dare to tell you that this is a sale “unlike any other.” Today I’m going to look at the psychology behind the N-Sale. In other words: how the heck did this sale become such a huge deal? And then, because, well, I do like to shop, I have included some links to things that are part of the sale every year that you can actually buy for way cheaper on Poshmark–because the sale isn’t actually as urgent as it’s made out to be.

Stop.

I will be the first to admit that when I saw a N-Sale post go up on my Instagram feed last week I groaned. It felt like the breaking of a dam of all too familiar posts imploring me to shop! for Fall clothes! today! How is Nordstrom pulling off such trickery that they make me lust after suede jackets in July? Let’s take a look…

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The month I didn’t think about clothes

June is coming to an end and there’s not much on this blog or Instagram to show for it. The month started with a much needed reset–6 days of Grand Canyon rafting and camping–and from there…I just didn’t think about getting dressed much. I guess I would call this month “clothing neutral”–I just put clothes on because I had to, without worrying too much about the creative expression of doing it. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month…

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