Thursday, October 17, 2019

Best Remedies for a Severe Cold (Based on Recommendations from You!)


If you follow me on my insta-stories, you might've seen my saga last week about how I was sick for over a week with a cold that I just couldn't kick. So I got on and asked you what your remedies were because clearly what I was doing was not helping me. So I thought I'd share all of your responses in case you are sick too (hopefully not for long though!) or for you to save so you know what to do when you do get sick (God forbid) this coming winter season.


Monday, October 14, 2019

3 New Products in My Skincare Routine I'm Obsessed With


It's been almost five months since I've shared some new products I've been obsessed with. During this time, although I've tried a good bunch of products, I haven't really found any that I can say I'm obsessed with. But these three that I'm sharing today have made the final cut and will be staying in my routine for probably years to come.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Fall Closet Staple: Blazers


It's layering season (aka fall)! I'm not usually a fan of layering, to be honest. But I do appreciate a good blazer, so I'm kind of excited that it's getting chilly enough for a blazer here in PA. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

3 Steps to Recover From a Bad Day


August 12th, 2019 was one of those days where everything was going great. Absolutely perfect. I was productive, I ate healthy, I felt good about myself. And then I got frustrated with myself because I let one bad thought creep in and grow into something bigger. I started to think "Alena, why can't you get yourself together?!"

Monday, August 26, 2019

A Farewell to Summer Tablescape: Charcuterie Picnic on the Beach


I've been seeing a little trend of Charcuterie tables going around on instagram, which actually stemmed from when Sazan made one back in January 2019 (how genius?! A dinner party without the cooking!). Then everyone else started to follow. And I wanted to make one too LOL. 
But then I also wanted to take August's tablescape a bit of a different direction since it was the last month of summer. So I took it to the beach. 
I thought it would be the perfect place to bid summer farewell and enjoy the salty air and the ocean breeze one last time.

Monday, July 29, 2019

5 Tips to Get Through the Work Day (+ a Christmas in July Deal for Holiday Cards from Basic Invite)



I’ll be the first to admit that working is hard. I mean, who wants to spend 8 or more hours of their day working to make someone else rich(er). I’d rather spend that time doing something for myself. You feel me?! 
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who is obsessed with their career (congrats, I applaud you!) or one of the lucky ones who gets to work from home or their own office running their own business. Either one of those options is #goals. 

In the meantime, if you’re like me and are working for someone else so that you can cover your bills but in reality have a bigger dream that hasn’t come into fruition yet, here are some tips and tricks to help you get through the work day until happy hour (aka the hour you finally leave your place of work at the end of your shift).

Monday, July 8, 2019

How to Travel With Only a Carry-On & Pack it Efficiently


I love being efficient in majority of the things I do in my life, from cooking to cleaning to whatever else. So it's no surprise that when it comes to packing, I've gotten it down to a science (especially since we've traveled to 6 countries in the past 2 years). 

This past weekend, I went on a 3-day Girls Trip to the city of Chicago with my sister and cousin. I packed only a carry-on bag and thought I'd share with you how I pack efficiently without taking 36352 outfits and clothing pieces with me. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Workwear Wednesday + 3 Tips to Stay Productive When You Are Unmotivated

For this month's Workwear Wednesday post, I wanted to share a more business casual outfit and 3 tips that help me to stay disciplined and productive when I lose motivation. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

3 Fun Summer Mocktails

I used to be someone who would only drink water, but lately I've been really enjoying a fun little drink that's more exciting than plain water. 
Maybe it's because my husband is such a juice lover, so his love of flavored drinks is slowly coming on to me. I don't know. 

Blog Design by Get Polished