college & Jenna Lyons

I’m moving back to college! *cue applause*

The next two weeks for me are going to be a lot of crazy packing, unpacking, and trying to measure the dimensions of my apartment ceiling for a disco ball (cool, right?). No matter how I prepare, the next 14 days will be absolutely insane.

With that being said, I really wanted to come up with scheduled content to fill the next two weeks. I’m here to tell you that plan did not work out. SO this is a warning that I will not be writing or publishing posts until I find the time to. Hopefully that will be when the chaos has settled down, and I’ll be honest this blog is a priority for sure but school and life can get sort of out of hand sometimes.

I’m kind of joking, but in all seriousness, I’ll be back to posting regularly on August 22! Mark your calendars folks because college Rachel will be back with her wisdom and messy schedule.

Now, I’m not going to waste anymore time talking about my absence– I actually have intentions for this post I swear.

Today, I want to discuss a quote from Jenna Lyons. Along with several other designers and fashion personalities, Jenna was interviewed and asked her thoughts on being a woman.d2ff3ea8fdcdcb42cd4c4466acdb9ecb--muse-streetstyle

“I don’t think about it in terms of being a woman. Being gracious, attentive, curious, and interested are requirements for everyone.”

I think her response was appropriate and inspiring especially in today’s society when respect for others no matter what gender, race, religion, etc. is often taken too loosely.

We all need to be reminded that respect along with many other qualities should be shared among humanity.

Jenna has always been one of my fashion and female icons with whom I credit a lot of my creative inspiration. I may not mix crazy patterns, colors, bright lipsticks, or bold accessories, but I do attribute a lot of my self-confidence and creative rebellion to Jenna Lyons and her unique style.

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That’s all I’ve got for you today.

How do you define being a woman?

Thanks for reading,


While I’m gone check out these cool authors, bands, and people:

  • Beach House – a band I’ve been jamming to for a few weeks now. My favorite albums are Teen Dream and Depression Cherry.
  • Kid Bloom – super groovy band! new favorite song by far is Electric U.
  • @dallasclayton – his Instagram is a daily reminder that we should never take ourselves too seriously, and his art is a whole separate discussion.
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – author of Americanah and other books including We Should All Be Feminists, which is an encouraging and short read if you’re looking for something new and insightful.

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