Mallory is studying Molecular Biology and Creative Writing at Colgate University. She is in the process of launching a non-profit organization that places service dogs with special needs children. As a dog lover, dancer, piano player, writer, and shopaholic, Mallory also loves photography, decorating, swimming, and cooking.
Mallory's Latest Posts
The dramatic swish-and-sway of a long skirt is enticing to women when choosing an outfit that will make a statement, but so is showing off those long legs. Can’t we have our cake and eat it, too? YES! The high-low trend is the latest sweet treat of the fashion world. With an array of options in skirts, dresses, tank tops, and blouses, there’s a slice of this style for everyone!
There’s always that one person at an event who tries to do it all: bold colors, excessive jewelry, towering heels, dramatic make-up, and a beehive of hair to match. The most refined of fashion gurus will most likely tell you, however, that in the fashion world less is often more (note: that rule does not apply to the amount of clothing you wear–keep it classy!). While bold prints and patterns can be whimsical and eye-catching, neutrals can be just as flattering with their understated elegance. Not sure where to start your collection of muted garments and accessories? Don’t fret–we’ve got you covered!
That time of year is coming: the day when it’s perfectly acceptable to stuff yourself with savory comfort food and then sleep it off during a long nap. While many students return home or to a friend or family member’s house for Thanksgiving, why not have double the fun and throw a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with friends at college? I think it’s safe to say that students on college campuses have access to a stove whether in their apartment, dorm, house, or another building. And if not, well, take out is a beautiful option. BUT, don’t hold a feast on those wood veneered dorm tables without a little style to add a spark to the party! We’re here to bring a young, glamorous vibe to a rather old tradition: Thanksgiving!
We’ve all heard it: the infamous “you can’t wear leggings as pants” rule. And to some degree, I’m an advocate of this rule to the extent that leggings should not be worn with shirts that do not come down as least as far as your thighs. So before we move on to the leggings’ closely related cousin, tights, let’s first review the basics when it comes to deciding whether or not to put on that spandex.
Dorm rooms and off-campus apartments are just plain small, but in some twisted sort of way, I’d like to think it’s for the better. For one, it’s less space to clean which is a perk when you’re already busy juggling classes and extracurriculars. It’s also small enough where it encourages you to spend time outside of your room meeting other people and whatnot, and the time that you do spend in your room allows you to feel cozy and secure in a place of your own. Plus, in my experience as someone who goes to college up north, it’s easy to keep nice and toasty in the winter. Perhaps best of all, however, living in a small room encourages you to be creative about your use of space and it can be a fun (and sometimes frustrating) part of the college and young adult experience. I’m here to help take some frustration out of the crowded room experience by providing you with some small space solutions that can carry over to those first few years in a cramped apartment in the city when you graduate.
I’ve always been skeptical when I watched my roommates make all sorts of “natural” beauty concoctions, from olive oil hair masks to rosemary tea facials. But, with a little bit of research, I found that many of these concoctions actually have a scientific basis and can be beneficial! I’ve done some research and highlighted the easiest and (for the most part) least messy remedies that I could find.
There are always the classic unappealing traits for a dorm room: sterile white walls, old carpet or linoleum, and little more space than a broom closet. Spending time in an undecorated dorm room can feel like spending time in a prison cell, but even if you have brightened up the space with some posters or tapestries, this decor can get a little repetitive month after month. So, why not be festive and change up your dorm decor from season to season? While dorm decorating is limited by the fact that candles and hanging decorations with nails in the wall are not permitted, there are a few easy and affordable dorm decorations to warm up your space. I’ve picked the top 5 fall dorm necessities that have the biggest bang for your buck.