Thursday Thoughts: What’s wrong with being confident?

“Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Mandy Hale —- I never really understood what it meant to look at yourself with unbiased eyes and actually, truly see yourself as beautiful.  See yourself as confident and happy and pretty…

War of the Roses 🌹♠️

It just so happened that my fellow kate spade muses, Maggie & Kianna, and I were all rocking the same color palate of black + dusty rose/blush pink today! Had to take a photo with some of my favorite kate spade ladies today. 💗🌹 Thank you to Maggie & Kianna for being big sisters to…

Pillow thoughts: lessons learned from a summer away from home

I’ve survived my first summer away from my home and family who are back in California, but barely. Just barely. You never realize how quickly time goes by until it does. And…you also never realize how much you’ll miss home until you’re no longer there, and you can no longer go back as much as…

Goodbye Summer 2016, Hello September!

Seriously, where did the summer go? It seems like it was just a few days ago that I finished my second year at NYU and decided with my parents that I’d stay in NYC for the summer to work. Now: it’s the first day of September, I’ve got my first apartment ever, I’ve worked two…

The Playbill Diaries: Waitress

♪ Sugar, Butter, Flour ♫ It’s been quite a while since I’ve treated myself or have been treated to a show on Broadway. And for people who know me, they know: I LOVE a good Broadway play/musical, especially since I’m an actor and theatre kid! So, when my awesome friend & fellow theatre kid Nora was coming to…

Style Watch: Who’s that girl? ♪♫

It’s Jess! No wait… It’s ME! Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did ya? No you probably did. One of my favorite characters on television, Jessica Day from New Girl (whom a LOT of my friends–actually my entire ensemble @ my acting studio + my awesome comedy teacher, Paul!!–believe is basically who I am on…

“Ovaries Before Brovaries”

Celebrated one of my wonderful friend Maddie’s 19th birthday at another wonderful friend Hannah’s apartment.  Just a small group of us.  Nothing crazy big, but you don’t need that to have fun.  You need your close, intimate group of friends who really love you, some Spice Girls and Beyonce music (sorry boys, you dealt with…

It’s December!…Wait…

…Wait…WHAT OH MY GOD HOLD ON WAIT IT’S DECEMBER ALREADY WHAT THE OH MY GOD. Since when did the year decide to speed up by at least 10-15x its normal rate of speed?  Like this couldn’t have happened during the lull period of finals senior year of high school or during September when things were…

Thanksgiving thoughts: The fear of being an adult

So, after spending my 2nd Thanksgiving away from my family and my 1st in Manhattan, I realized all the things it takes to be an adult.  It was so awesome to have a slightly adult Thanksgiving spent with my college friends-turned-family in their artsy Brooklyn apartment, and I can’t believe how at home I felt…

Well shizz, it’s been a while…

I apologize to myself and for myself for being gone for SO. FRIGGIN. LONG.  (Not like anyone reads this anyways, but whatever!) Getting back into school is always a challenge.  Getting back into second year of college?  A little crazier.  Getting back to college in New York? Fast paced for sure, so it’s hard to keep…

NY Mets Game!!

My first ever NY Mets game!! This was a total blast and I went with two of my favorite baseball-loving guys, my daddy-o and my older bro, Kyle.  ICE CREAM AND COOL HATS GALORE!!