Shop till you drop in Otavalo

Buying souvenirs while traveling is always a tricky proposition. First, there’s logistics. Do you want to carry around your new purchase until you get home? Will it break/spill/shatter in your luggage? Second, there’s ethics. Is this product made locally by people who are paid fairly or is it made in China? Is the price fair or absurdly gouged because you’re an extranjera? Who knows? Last week, … Continue reading Shop till you drop in Otavalo


It’s October 5th and over 80 degrees outside. This calls for iced coffee, sandals, and stripes. HubBub Iced Coffee, the best coffee on campus Stripes, from the soon to be revamped J.Crew Factory Store (ANTICIPATION). This would be perfect with pink chino shorts. I wore my striped dress from Madewell.   Sandals (these Tory Burch sandals have dealt with pouring rain, mud, and long walks). … Continue reading October

Quick Links: Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Hello everyone! I’m back from Cornell after an interminable bus ride that involved a minor car accident and some crying children (unrelated). I had a great time with my friend and can’t wait to post pictures. First things first, I need to inform you of a Kate Spade surprise sale with huge discounts. The selection is hardly fab (hello, they need to clear out some … Continue reading Quick Links: Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Mobile Medicine Cabinet

My next decade or so will likely be spent moving in and out of different apartments, cities, and sublets. It’s hard to find a balance between setting up a real home and moving fairly often. One of the best parts about coming home (to your established childhood home, that is) is a well stocked medicine cabinet. It’s comforting to know that almost any ailment can … Continue reading Mobile Medicine Cabinet

Life in the Nude (Flats)

There are some things that everyone should own. Good underwear, a black bra, nice fitting jeans, a little black dress, etc. Then there are those little items that are a litte more personal but still staples.  Personally, I need nude flats. Sometimes black won’t do, a color is too much, and heels are not happening. This need comes from a pair of Kate Spade flats, … Continue reading Life in the Nude (Flats)