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She Messy (or at least she wants to be)

I let go of perfection a few years ago (ship when it hits B-minus, y'all), but a talk with a life coach friend made me realize: I never let myself be messy. You know what I mean by messy? Have you ever met someone who has clearly put zero thought into their words or actions? Someone with NO chill, who doesn’t think before they act, and is completely disorganized. Their work is messy, their appearance is...

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No New Clothes // A Commitment to Sustainable Fashion

Come closer so I can tell you a secret: For the past year, I haven't bought any new clothes. Given the content of this site, you may not believe me—but it's true. As much as I love fashion, I've been thinking more about what I use, how it affects the environment, and how I can live more sustainably. Fashion manufacturing is a big polluter—second only to oil production, debatably—and after doing some research and thinking about how...

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Notes from the Middle

I listen to a lot of business podcasts, and the most common guests are people who've been successful in some way: successful entrepreneurs, successful writers, etc. The Successful Guest™ usually shares the story of their life from pre- to post-success: they look back and reflect on the hardships and lessons and struggles. Hindsight makes it easier to understand why all those things happened, and how that led them to where they are (success!) today. But lately, I'm...

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Are you ready for the #CincyExperience?

It makes me a little nervous, but I have to be honest: I really like being on camera. So when the #CincyExperience asked me to be part of a video series about a day in the life of a Cincinnatian, I immediately said yes. We filmed for a few hours on two separate days, and even though having to come up with dialogue on-the-spot felt a little awkward, doing multiple takes made me think "this must...

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Project Spotlight // OTR Chamber of Commerce

Project Management // Brand Development // Graphic & Web Design // Campaign Development The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce wanted to shake up its decade-old brand and message. They'd started working with an agency at the end of 2017, but with just one full-time employee, hadn't had time to complete the full rebrand. They brought me on to manage several projects and provide creative direction for a cohesive new brand. I worked with design studio Jabeen Patrick to put the finishing...

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Who says headshots have to be boring?

I'v had several opportunities to get dope photos taken (see here, here and here), but when the team at Studio 821 offered to help me out with new headshots, I jumped at the offer. Rather than the traditional smiling-with-my-arms crossed photos, I wanted to do something more colorful and beauty-focused. My usual MO is neutral colors and a basic facebeat, so I was counting on the genius of makeup artist Trina Paul of Pout Studio and photographer Michael...

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A Bespoke Tailored Blazer Might Just Qualify as Self Care

Have you ever thought about the amount of engineering that goes into making sewn-together scraps of fabric perfectly fit your body? It's kind of magical. And it feels like the ultimate wardrobe indulgence. Romualdo is a bespoke tailoring business that's been around since 1968, so when my friend Micah of Fallon Thatcher invited me to be part of a campaign for their new line of women’s custom blazers, I jumped right on it. If you’ve ever had...

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