Summer is right around the corner and we’re already planning out our best outfits. To brighten up and level up dresses, shorts, trousers, we turn to our reliable friend, a classic white sneaker. You know that you have found the right pair when you can wear it for hours, on a grocery haul to a get together with your friends.
Discover some of our favorite kicks that can make any look chic!
Growing up is exciting! We remember counting down the minutes before midnight that would ring in a new era of adulthood. At twenty we would find ourselves and have freedom. We would travel and get our dream jobs. We fantasized and dreamed about the best years of our lives and now we’re finally here..
Have you made your self proud? Taken the proper risks to find your calling?
We’re still navigating the twists and turns of our twenties. New York City has taught us to put on brave faces and not show fear when weathering the unknown- whether it be approaching a merciless bouncer, a 3 AM glossy-eyed subway dweller, or the hands of time.
With clear direction (and maybe an organized list), your twenties can be filled with prosperity, soul-searching, and deeply invaluable memories.
Karlena’s 30 before 30 List to Live by
Make a habit out of going outside and taking time away from the internet
Minimize your passivity
Take a cross country road trip
Identify your fears and then overcome them. (Even if that means talking to a friend or professional about them)
Pick something to be passionate about
See a theatre performance
Get a job that makes you happy to wake up in the morning
Treat yourself a really expensive meal
Forgive yourself for your mistakes
Let go of your past relationships. Get rid of the energy that may be holding you back from moving on
Learn what your parents were like in their twenties
Build a closer relationship with a sibling or a family member
Take a professional class, i.e cooking, painting, pottery
Make an effort to walk 10,000 steps a day
Fill a real-life, hardcover photo album
Start journaling. Track important dates, places, dreams, and thoughts
Date widely and wisely to discover more about yourself and your dating habits
Revisit the places where you grew up
Do something charitable
Invest in clothing items that properly represent your personality
Practice self-love and gratitude
Schedule those doctor/dentist/dermatologist appointments and don’t skip them
Become financially independent and create a savings account for emergencies
Write a letter to future you
Start a challenging hobby
Take care of your skin. Moisturize and get into the habit of using sunblock
Create a morning routine instead of scrolling through social media when you wake up
Beware of tourist traps and Time Square. Our locals guide includes some of our favorite getaways to sit down for a drink or grab a quick bite.
We love to start off our days with a really good iced coffee and have a few favorite locations that we seriously get VERY excited to visit. Sometimes it only takes your favorite treat to get you ready to take on the world.
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I’ve been down the women’s multivitamin road maaa-ny times. To be honest, most of those times I’ve quit after week two. It’s hard to be consistent with a product that doesn’t show you immediate results and it’s hard to incorporate them into our busy routines.
Those failed attempts didn’t stop me from impulsively purchasing these cleverly branded vitamins. For $30 you get thirty cute pills that support your hair, skin, nails, and overall health. The ingredients are as transparent as the product. You can trace every nutrient on the website to the original product source. I don’t know why I liked knowing that my folate intake of the day came from Pisticci, Italy, but it charmed me nonetheless.
I wanted to be as consistent with these as I am with my caffeine intake. So, I put the bottle right next to my beloved Nespresso machine. It was actually a genius idea because after a week they were easily integrated into my morning routine.
Unlike most multi-vitamins, these vitamins are encapsulated with a mint tab meant to eliminate the commonly fishy taste associated with Omega-3 supplements. The pills smelled nice but left me with the very similar aftertaste that they advertised against.
Determined to finish the 30 day supply and avoid fishy burps during my workouts, I switched up the timing of my intake. Instead of taking them in the morning, I took them right before bed.
Placing your vitamins next to something you use every day can be really helpful. (Whether it be your coffee machine or next to your moisturizer)
Mint does a very poor job at masking vegan microalgae.
According to a study conducted by Ritual, it takes women 3 months to see a 43% increase in Vitamin C levels and a 41% increase in Omega-3 levels.
Multivitamins don’t work overnight. They don’t display shocking results in 30 days, either. Results come from patience and consistency. While I didn’t notice a difference in my hair, nails, or skin, it felt good to know that good things were happening behind the scenes.
So many great trainers and influencers are offering free work out videos that you can do with no equipment. Our favorites include Madfit youtube videos, Meganroup live Instagram dance sessions, and Rachaelgoodeats HIT Instagram uploads
Create a routine that you can look forward to. 8 am seems a little brighter when it’s followed by a cup of Nespresso with coconut milk foam and a few cat cow stretches
19. Tune into a podcast
Mix things up with a podcast when you’re tired of your playlist or would like to take your mind off of a tedious cleaning task. Here are some of our favorites
20. Call your loved ones
Whether they’re in the city, suburbs, or halfway across the world, their lives have been disrupted. A simple call to a loved one can get your mind off of your own situation. Tell them you miss them, see what you can do to help, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it
21. Make a gratitude list
See if you can reach 30! Focus on positive thoughts. These can be as random or as focused as you like
22. Watch a docuseries
Please tell us you’ve seenThe Tiger King
23. Sharpen your cooking skills
Find a recipe you love, throw on an apron, and flip a page in a cookbook
K&A’s Netflix cooking show favorites: Salt Fat Acid Heat, Ugly Delicious, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, and Top Chef
Find a comfortable, quiet place and turn on your favorite guided meditation. Here are some of our go-tos (Link to our post with guided mediations)
25. Play a board game
Our favorite is scrabble. There’s a mobile app version too
26. Learn a new language
We signed up for Rosetta stone. Vis ta vie
27. Take an online course
Class central is offering free online courses including Buddhism and Modern Psychology
28. Change your phone wallpaper
Remind yourself to be happy every time you glance at your phone.
29. Give your pets attention
Our furry friends are so grateful that we’re home! Teach your pet a new trick and get some fresh air, if you can avoid contact with others safely