I was 23 years old when I started this blog. Practically a baby, new to this lovely little city of ours, and ready to explore it all. I’m 27 now, and lately, I sorta cringe everytime I describe my blog as one for “young” women new to the city of Philadelphia. Am I still a “young” woman? (My debilitating, all-day hangovers would certainly say I’m not.) But as I’m writing posts while trying to be a good, reliable Philly resource, I sometimes do wonder: are you guys, my readers, growing up with me?
So, I’m turning 27 this week. With the realization that entering into my “late-20s” requires a little more financial know-how than I was previously capable of in my mid-20s (& because my student loans just truly never seen to go down), I began the hunt for someone to advise me on my finances so I wouldn’t find myself needing to apply for a cash advance. A financial advisor, if you will. Speaking of student loans, people only start repaying it when they get a job that earns them above the threshold, so this shouldn’t be something people worry about. Plus, the repayments are small amounts anyway, so they are not very noticeable. It may be worth checking out sites like SoFi for more information regarding student loan payments.
As I mentioned in my winter life update, I’ve been checking out LearnVest for quite some time. Their mission (& this is not a sponsored post, I promise, kids) is to change the way people think about money. They’re also big on making the act of getting financial advice affordable, for example, there are loads of free resources online that teach you all kinds of financial tips, even how to save 1 million dollars in 10 years if you’re feeling ambitious! I’ve heard LV’s founder, Alexa von Tobel, speak a few times, and she, in an incredibly intelligent way, makes the whole money thing sound pretty important to figure out quite early in your adult life. LV is big on giving you small tasks you can tackle slowly over time, so I thought it wouldn’t be too overwhelming, and was worth a shot.
Here we are, you guys, I’ve finally given in. The ‘ol link round up post has made its way to Her Philly. All the bloggers are doing it, and for that reason I’ve always thought, why do I too need to publish out links I’m into (even more than I normally do on Twitter)? After a good hard think (and getting some common sense knocked into me at the last PHLBloggers talk), I decided to give these babies a go. Truthfully, I’m not too bad at writing a stream of insane consciousness down, plus I love reading link round ups from other bloggers, so it just might be a good fit for me.
Before I posted this, I racked my brain for original titles to call this series, and really, I got nothing RN. So, it’s currently “Things I Love on the Internet Right Now,” (I also started this off with “Things I Like on the Internet,” but let’s be real, my feelings are normally way more extreme than “like”) but I’m open to suggestions. Happy to hear your feedback on amount of content you’re into in these types of posts, too. I hope you enjoy. xx
Happy Monday, my beautiful friends! I have been enjoying the past few weeks filled with a little peace and quiet before the spring craziness picks up. I have lots of random tidbits I wanted to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in!
Happy Leap Day, you crazy kids! February has been a super busy month for me, and now that I’ve gotten these cold weather cravings out of my system, I’m loving these little tastes of spring weather lately. There’s a lot to look forward to this month, and today, I’m coming to you with two little (/major, semi-time sensitive) announcements.
Happy February, friends! Remember back in December when I asked you to share your thoughts on Her Philly and so many of you did?! You guys are the best. I asked you for similar feedback in 2014, but when the survey was done, only I was able to see your answers. So this year, inspired by Sarah of Style It and pretty much every blogger who linked to this Wardrobe Oxygen post, I decided to share this year’s survey results with all of you lovely ladies (and a few fine gentlemen!).
So as you all may know, we Philadelphians got a little bit of snow this weekend. The city was beautiful yesterday, and I spent the majority of my day snuggling in bed in between drinking $5 beer-itas at Black Sheep (247 South 17th Street) and later more delicious margaritas from Amanda at Jet Wine Bar (1525 South Street). It was glorious, I tell ya.
But even before this beautiful Saturday . . . as I parked by car on the street Friday after work . . . I was already dreading it: digging the damn thing back out. I knew (from winters past) if we got any amount of snow, digging my car out for work on Monday would be a straight up struggle. If I’m being honest, I was prepared . . . a few years ago, after using (and literally I am not kidding here) my SWIFFER to clear my car off after a snow storm, I invested in a few necessities like a small shovel and an extended car brush, because, I am 5’2, after all. But that doesn’t mean I wanted to do it.
Bring. On. The. Cold. I know some of you rejoiced with the 70 degree weather the past few weeks, but not me. I actually prefer not to be sweating as I’m schlepping up and down the stairs of Anthro to finish my holiday shopping, thank you very much. However, I gotta tell you guys: this holiday spirit thing? I’m in it. December has been good to me, and I have a few little things I wanted to share as my fall update, sneaking it right in before winter officially comes on Monday.
Happy Friday! It’s been a fun week, hasn’t it? Never have I ever had a party to celebrate Her Philly’s Birthday, but this year my BF & BFFs totally broke that tradition. I am a lucky lady. Anyway, today is the last day of Her Philly’s 3rd birthday celebrations, so I made sure it was a good one.
Prizes on prizes on prizes! I hope you’re all enjoying the birthday celebrations; I know I’m loving seeing those entries tick up and up! Today I have another amazing giveaway for you, and, yes, it may look familiar. You all loved this prize so much last year, I’ve brought it back for another year.