I'll be real with you: I'm not a huge fan of my bedroom. The carpet is brown and ugly, and that pretty much ruins it for me. However, the natural light makes me so very happy. I was reading an article last week about common home feng shui techniques, and I learned that it was important to never have your bed perpendicular to the door. This is because, in Japanese culture, people who pass away in their bedrooms are wheeled out feet-first, and you should not be positioned that way when you are sleeping. I read this while sitting on my bed, which was perpendicular to the door, and I decided that my bedroom needed a little adjusting to maximize peaceful sleep. I have so many goals for this room, and I did this little setup to tide me over until I can get the pieces that I want, specifically a mid-century

As of the past six months, I have realized that gingham is my new go-to pattern. When I was younger, I used to buy everything in stripes to the point that, when I hit high school, I vowed to never buy anything striped again, which lasted until my first year of college. I realize that when I find a pattern I like, I go completely crazy with it, but this time around, I've decided to own it. I bought gingham dresses, pants, shorts, shirts, and I have my eye on that new gingham two piece from Reformation that has been driving me batshit crazy for the past few weeks since they launched their swim line. I am also obsessed with my new sunhat from Kate Spade (similar here)! It can be difficult to style patterns, but what I have realized is this: the simpler, the better. I kept these looks so consistent and simple,

There are two reasons I am not vegan: 1) macaroni and cheese; 2) leather goods. If you have even glanced at anything on this blog, the one thing that you know for sure about me is that I don't fuck around when it comes to quality. That's why I've taken one of Coach's Spring/Summer 2017 bags in as part of my spring capsule wardrobe (more on that later). The bag I am holding is their Rogue 25 in glovetanned pebble leather. I love this bag because it is lightweight and the perfect size for everything I carry around in my bag, which is typically my phone, wallet, keys, rosewater spray, balm, and headphones. Even my UrbanEars Plattan 2 headphones fit in the middle compartment effortlessly. I felt so fortunate getting to style a bag for a brand that I am familiar with and admire the quality of, so I had a lot of

I think I am the only person in the world who hates going to Sephora. It's sensory overload: a million different brands, associates selling you stuff left and right, catching a glimpse of myself in harsh lighting surrounded by 15-year-olds who know way more about makeup than I do. Lucky for me, I've nearly given up makeup completely. Some people who have followed me for a while may remember my eyeliner, brow pomade, and lipstick days, and I can say with absolute certainty that I was hiding underneath all of it -- it's funny how an identity crisis can shine through in the strangest ways. I am confident in saying that I am 100% happy with my face. It's weird to admit, but sometimes I look at my face in the mirror in excitement because I am just so content with everything about my face -- my eyes, brows, lashes, skin,

Hey guys! Here is a quick little post and VIDEO for you guys of a sweet little drink you can enjoy on a cloudy day like it is today in PHX! Gevalia cold brew concentrate is a nice little fix for when you're a constantly busy person like I am. recipe: 2 tbsp. hazelnut spread (melted) 3/4 cup milk (I prefer non-dairy) 3/4 cup Gevalia vanilla cold brew concentrate There you go! Enjoy!   Until next post. xx (sponsored by Gevalia)

My bank account was just automatically charged by my hosting service, which only means one thing: Closet Vomit is 3 today! Three years ago on this day, I swallowed my nervousness, my website was created, and it has been a tumultuous and exciting adventure ever since. I am still learning about myself and how to properly communicate my style and design inspirations every day, and having all of you on board to follow along with me has been an honor and loads of fun! Three years ago, I was 18 and lost, suffering from depression and dealing with trauma, and I had no idea how to communicate my emotions and channel my issues into a creative outlet. Standing here, 3 years, 12,000 readers, and countless moments of doubt later, I stand before you, (almost) 21 years old, and eons more confident in myself, my style, and my future. And I attribute

This post isn't pretty. Anxiety isn't pretty. The photo above that you see is how I look in this exact moment, sitting in the exact same spot, hair half-damp, traces of makeup down my face, wearing only my giant NASA sweatshirt that I only seem to wear when I'm having a anxious or depressive episode. Before taking this photo, I ate roughly 2000 calories in one sitting, took a bath in attempt to calm my nerves (maybe you saw it disguised as a mini self-care tutorial on my instagram story), and I sat in my own thoughts, shaking and anxious. This photo isn't posed -- you may notice that it is out of focus. I couldn't keep my hands steady enough to get the manual focus right. My living room looks a bit less polished than it normally does in my other posts. I just had a panic attack. I was

My parents cared so much about making Christmas special for my siblings and I. Living in Detroit, it was magical waking up on Christmas morning to seeing snowfall out the window, causing a symphonic unison of creaking in our hundred-year-old home when we bolted down the stairs to see the tree aglow and adorned in ornaments, each with a name etched on the bottom in gold paint pen. My folks used two types of wrapping paper: one to indicate gifts from family members, and the other to keep the illusion that Santa had brought gifts wrapped in his own special paper (my dad still does this, despite the fact that my siblings and I are older -- it is a detail that I will always be grateful for). My parents were very in character that way, and they always had the most beautiful decorations and seasonal details in our home.

From my stories on Instagram and my blog posts as of lately, you guys may have noticed that I've been dabbling in homemade apothecary goods and hardcore skincare (if you haven't noticed, check out my recipe for eucalyptus bath bombs). In the wake of recent health issues I have been fighting the past few months and an all-around stressful time of year, my face has broken out and my pores have felt dirty all the time. While investing in high-end moisturizers and creating an exfoliation routine have done my face a lot of good so far, sometimes my face just needs fifteen minutes to rejuvenate, hydrate, and detoxify. Especially with the fact that I live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it is always healthy to take a bit of time out of the day to ground myself and clear my head. So I am sharing my eucalyptus and lemon steam facial with you! What

At long, long, long last, I have finally reached a point where I feel my house is ready for a little home tour for you guys! There are still some things that I want to replace or change, but the reality of decorating a home is that you are never finished. You are an evolving person, and your tastes and needs change with you. Some people don't like to share where they get their home goods from. But I value transparency and honesty, so I am going to share with you where I got some of my favorite things in my home! Okay, let's do this. My home is extremely important to me. Being a person who strives for creative control, as well as a person with an anxiety disorder, coming home to a simple and peaceful sanctuary is one of my highest priorities. You guys probably see my living room in my