My Fitness Guide

As most people in my social circle know, I embarked on a fitness journey in winter 2018, right after Thanksgiving to be exact. I am happy to say that I have made it through a year and feel like I am in a "steady state" in terms of my health and weight, so I thought it would be helpful to discuss my key takeaways on motivation mentality, diet and workout routine.

25, Let's Get It

Dress: Club Monaco (old) | Purse: Chanel
Watch: Cartier | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman 

I celebrated my 25th birthday this Saturday, October 5th. 

25 is the age that always felt so far away, but it got here faster than I thought it would. There is nothing special about turning 25, but it feels like a milestone or a good number to measure how far I have come. It marks my 3rd year out of college and my 9th year of living by myself. As a kid, I imagined myself to be a fully capable and mature adult at 25, and I reflected to see whether I fulfilled that expectation.

10 Lessons from Year 2 in the Real World

Dress: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Purse: Goyard
Sunglasses: Prada | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels | Watch: Cartier

My second year in the real world is coming to an end, and I am about to start my third year of working. Last year I posted some lessons I learned, and I thought I would repeat it for my second anniversary. While some of the lessons below are not necessarily "new," they were ones that I felt were consistently being reinforced throughout the past year.

Balenciaga City Mini Review

Tee: Club Monaco | Jeans: Rag & Bone (old, similar) | Bag: Balenciaga
For my first bag review on my blog, I thought it would be fun to write about the Balenciaga City Mini, which I contemplated about getting for the longest time.

I had watched a ton of YouTube videos, consulted my fashionista friends and did research for months, and I finally purchased it this summer.

TL;DR: I love the bag and reach for it more often than I thought I would, even though I have some trouble being creative when styling it.

I'll keep this review short and simple: my purchasing thought process, what I like and don't like, and thoughts on styling.

For measurements and other details, please see the link here.

Sunday Afternoon at Ralph's Coffee

Sunday Funday or Monday Eve?
Work has been piling up, but with the help of my interns, I got to take some time off to explore a coffee shop I have been wanting to visit for the longest time: Ralph's Coffee on the UES!

Purse: Balenciaga | Shoes: Kelsi Dagger

Emotional Exhaustion

Purse: Goyard | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels

Instead of doing another fashion post, I thought it would be good to write about a topic that I have often discussed with my friends and colleagues: emotional exhaustion.

Hello, Summer

Summer has finally arrived in NYC! 

Sunglasses: Prada | Purse: Prada | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels

Banking + Fitness Update: Why I Quit Keto

Dresses (left to right): Sandro, Theory, Elie Tahari 
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Naturalizer | Purse: Celine

After posting about my exercise and diet routine last December, I thought it was time for an update, mostly to hold myself accountable. It's been about five months since I changed my approach towards health and fitness for the better, and I honestly could not be happier with the results. I have lost ALL the weight I had gained from consulting AND banking. I am eating as healthy as I can, exercising regularly and also taking time to relax and decompress after a stressful week. BUT I have made some adjustments to my routine that accommodate my lifestyle even better.

2018: Thank U, Next

Trench Coat: Burberry | Sweater: Theory | Skirt: Express
Hat: Goorin Bros | Loafers: Tods | Purse: Prada

I am a bit late, but Happy New Year!