3 Ways To Beat The End Of Summer Blues


I don’t think I’m the only influencer who feels this way, but the end of summer really puts me at a standstill. 

When I was in school, I remember always being excited to get back into a routine. But naturally, since I’m no longer on a “I start school at the end of August” schedule, things are kind of just blah. We’re at the back half of the year, and August is kind of like the bastard-child month. In New York City, it’s still hot and humid. I’m sick of everything in my closet, and just in a style rut (even with my RTR Unlimited).

Unplug for a bit

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been soaking up the last few weeks of summer. And I’m actually not a huge summer person. Well, I wasn’t. But I think Summer 2018 turned me into a summer gal. For some reason, I just feel like this was such an amazing summer, and for no particular reason. I’ve been forgetting my phone more, doing less mindless scrolling, and just taking in moments with my friends and family. For the next few weeks, I challenge you to unplug for a bit!

Think ahead

The end-of-summer blues have definitely had an impact on the blog. I’m kind of just sick of posting. I’ve gone down to as little as two posts a week (huge shout out to Elle for keeping the show running with Elle’s Edit). I’m just a bit over summer content, summer outfits, summer heat, and itching for a change. I can’t wait for fall to get here because I feel so much more inspired when it comes to the blog and creating content. I remember Linda used to make fun of me in college because once cooler temps rolled around, I came to life. We would get Starbucks before class, and I’d talk about how much I couldn’t wait for all of the #layers.

Start a new routine, or hit refresh on your current one

Much like getting into a new school year routine would make me excited, something needs to be done with my current routine. Remember when I talked about becoming a morning person? Yeah, well I’ve definitely been sleeping in. I just haven’t felt too motivated — which is probably weird to hear, because I’ve still been putting out content. But anyway…with the (unofficial) change of the season after Labor Day weekend, I’ve decided that I need to kick start my routine again. Waking up earlier to get work done in the morning was such a good thing for a while, so why not get back into it?


photo by allie provost


do it for the ‘gram

  • Maybe one day the sun will come out and I’ll be able to feel it on my face😂🤷🏻‍♀️ But I’m not letting that ruin my Sunday! Heading to brunch with Matt’s fam then I might go see a show by myself! Any Broadway recs?! I’ve pretty much seen most of them butttttt send away!👏🏻🔥
  • HMMMM WHERE TO NEXT?🤭👀 These temps have me ready for some warm weather🥶  I’m already planning my travel schedule for the year and have two places pretty much set in stone: Scottsdale, AZ and CROATIA😍 .
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What places are you planning to go to this year?! Let me know in the comments below and I’ll hook one winner up with a ☕️ gift card🙌🏼
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  • Dana’s Essentials: @gucci shoes (duh, you all knew this🤷🏻‍♀️), a good bag (investment bags are always a good idea👏🏻), cashmere pieces (that’ll keep you warm and cozy🤗), and a good statement coat for the days you don’t feel like looking like the Michelin man in your puffer (because hell yeah🙌🏼)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Getting dressed is easy when @USPoloAssn creates classic, easy lifestyle pieces🙌🏼 Shop by heading to the link in my bio! AD #USPoloAssn #LiveAuthentically // 📸 by @lydiahudgensphoto
  • “There’s something about the New York City air that makes sleep useless.” ❤️ After a three day weekend filled with shoots, SoulCycle, errands, amazing company, and late nights, I’m feeling so lucky to be able to live in the greatest city in the world🙌🏼 #newyorkcity #nyc
  • Weekend look in my @USPoloAssn🙌🏼 The perfect classic puffer for running errands and staying warm! I’ve been living in this cozy piece😍 #ad #USPoloAssn #LiveAuthentically // 📸 by @lydiahudgensphoto
  • On Thursdays, we wear all black and tulle👀🤷🏻‍♀️ That’s how that goes, right? .
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  • Last night in my usual 6:30 @soulcycle class, @mantaszvinas said something that just stuck. He said, “Say your resolutions out loud.” And in that moment I realized something: I never said my resolution out loud to anyone. How am I supposed to be held accountable?
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So in 2019, everything I do is going to have a purpose. Every blog post I publish, every Instagram post I curate, every email I send, every argument I make,  every thing I put in my body. WHATEVER. It’s all going to have a PURPOSE. Resolutions could be heavy weight that is constantly on your mind — but that’s not what I want this year to be. 2019 is going to be another year of growth, happiness, success, and yes, probably even failure. But damn, I’m ready for it🙌🏼
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Your turn. Say your resolutions out loud. Let’s hold each other accountable👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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