Hi! I’m Sophie.

I lived in NYC all my life. Naturally, that makes me a dreamer. When I was younger, dreams didn’t feel impossible. I just thought, that’s what I’ll do when I grow up.

All throughout high school, I pored through YM, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue like my life depended on it. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic. But I will say, that I always looked forward to the beginning of each month. You know, back when you had to wait a whole month to get your hands on the latest and greatest fashion and beauty news. And every time I flipped through those glossy pages, I knew that I wanted to be a part of that world. I just didn’t know what or how.

Then in college, I fantasized about writing for a magazine. One of my professors even mentioned that I should consider majoring in Journalism. But I always thought, that’s not the path for me. It’s not practical to be a writer. Unless you’re Carrie Bradshaw, the fictional character, of course. So I focused on becoming a therapist. My parents were happy and hopeful with my choice. I thought I was too. Until I realized that it wasn’t my dream at all.

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and start this blog. As a way to express my love for personal style, beauty products that actually work, and most importantly the things that make me really, really happy. And sometimes, I even ramble on about my life and the issues in the world that matter to me. Because after all, I don’t believe in putting myself in a box. And perhaps, most important, this blog is a reminder to dream. To do more of the things you love, create those opportunities for yourself, and to be your own cheerleader.

My style, beauty, life philosophy

Less is more but the occasional leopard print or pop of pink never hurts. 

I prefer to buy things that last long, stand the test of time, make me happy, and if that wasn’t enough, they have to do as little damage to Mother Earth as possible. That means buying things and wearing them for a very, very long time. Which means I repeat outfit offend ALL THE TIME. It also means not buying new skincare or beauty products unless I run out of something.

So if I write about something I like on here, you can bet it’s been tried and tested.

Reoccurring posts

Money Diaries– I track my money for a week or a weekend.

Shopping Diaries– I write about what I bought and why each month so that I can tame the beast aka my overspending without realizing.

Favorites– Fashion, beauty, and lifestyle things that are rocking my world each month.

Three posts to read if you want to get to know me better

  1. Don’t put yourself in a box and 5 things I wish I did in college
  2. 5 things I learned from quitting
  3. Six things I learned from my first year of blogging

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