The Residential Blonde

Smart is the new blonde


March 4, 2018

I don’t like New York City. I don’t love it either, just in case you thought that’s where I was going with that.

New York City is a strange, smelly, dangerous, opportunity-filled place. This first time I came to New York, I was 17 and pretty sure I didn’t want to live h...

December 31, 2017

I've always loved fashion and beauty, but this was the year that I really got into makeup. I'm talking I now wear it almost every day, which I definitely didn't do before this year. What this means is that I've bought a lot of makeup this year. Like, a lot of makeup. S...

December 31, 2017

At this time last week, I was in Scotland. And now, I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep.

This day last week, I was having an adventure.

Shelby and I woke up at 8 a.m. and were out the door by 8:30. We walked around looking to purchase some souvenirs for our families from t...

December 31, 2017

Scotland is a dreamer’s paradise. What with the smooth lochs and foggy mountains and highland cows (read: heighlen coos). And well, London’s not. Shocking, I know. But let me tell you why.

Expectation is the ruiner of good things. Nothing ever meets our expectations, pa...

December 31, 2017

Cheesecake. That’s all I knew about Vin de Set in St. Louis before going there for the first time: it has really good cheesecake. Actually no, not “really good” cheesecake. Vin de Set has the best cheesecake I’ve ever had in my 22 years of existence. How did I know the...

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