• Lifestyle

    The ultimate guide to your Girl’s Night In

    Every weekend I become more of an old woman who just wants to sit at home and watch Netflix. (There is mild shame in this but also, I am a woman who values vegging out) That being said I just moved into my new apartment and am already planning to break it in with a girl’s night in to celebrate. So, I pooled together my must have sleepover essentials for a stress-free night with my best friends!   Movie List: Clueless 13 Going on 30 Legally Blonde How to lose a guy in 10 days John Tucker must Die The movies I picked for my girl’s night in are classic…

  • Beauty

    The Boujee girls guide to Drugstore products

    Raise of hands who literally cringes when checking out at Sephora because you know the total is absurd? Second raise of hands who keeps going anyway because they have a problem? I could not tell you the point in my life I decided it was totally necessary to spend $54 on an eyeshadow pallet (looking at you Naked2) But yet here I am spending way too much money on products that I could get at the drugstore. You may be asking yourself “why don’t you do that then? Well that’s because I have a flair for the fabulous and like to spend money like I’m Beyonce. So for my other…

  • Beauty

    My must have beauty products of March

    Disclaimer: This blog uses affiliate links. You can read our full disclosure here: http://awordwithari.com/privacy-policy/ Raise of hands who felt like March was 2 weeks long? I know I was just complaining about how long January was and now I’m complaining about how short March was but clearly I can never be pleased. Anyway, even though March feels like it just started I somehow managed to discover and fall in love with a few beauty products I have been telling everyone about. Family, coworkers, people in the makeup aisle of Walmart; Sephora should hire me as a spokesgirl. Self Tanner: There was once a time in my life where I tried like 5…

  • Lifestyle

    Date night: Museum

    The long wait for spring is finally over! March 20th could not have come any faster because I am ready to ditch my winter hats and gloves and trade them in for sandals and maxi dresses! I got to kick off the start of my spring by getting undeniable proof that I am a Disney Princess. Not only did I adopt a butterfly sidekick at the Milwaukee Public Museum I also got those little candy buttons (You know, the long strips of wax paper with dots of pure sugar on them? AKA the best candy ever) So in my book this was a date worth remembering. Now I know museums…

  • Lifestyle

    The busy girls guide to working out

    Do you ever think back to a time in your life where you said, “Honestly though how bad could it really be?” then six months down the road you’re kicking yourself because IT TURNS OUT PRETTY BAD? This vague-post is courtesy of me convincing myself that working a 40-hour week, doing 16 credit hours a semester, and maintaining a blog would be easy-peasy lemon squeezy. To pile on the workload (because I’m mildly insane and also thrive in chaos) I have decided to add exercise to my life! Now I won’t pretend for one second that I like working out. I hate it. I run for more than a minute…

  • Beauty

    My favorite lazy day outfit

    Hey guys! Remember in my last post when I talked about my favorite Charlotte Russe pants? Well what do ya know here they are making another feature (because I wasn’t joking when I said they are the only pair I want to wear). As someone who works in a setting that requires business casual clothing 5 days a week I live for dressing lazy. A girl can only wear slacks and sweaters so much before her coworkers politely ask her to stop dressing like a 42-year-old cat lady. This past weekend me and my best friend Kierstyn had a girl’s day complete with nails, Baskin Robins, shopping, and chick flicks;…

  • Beauty

    Dressing for Spring when it’s still cold

    Spring Fever is here! I know its not even March yet and it snowed here in the Midwest 3 days ago; but we have also been getting an insane amount of rain and with that all the snow is gone and (hopefully!) so is winter. Today I want to share with you my favorite outfit to wear when I want to feel like spring when the weather is still cold. Light colors, guys I am the queen of black. I’m talking my entire hamper is sometimes all black clothing I have a problem with only buying clothes in black. But lately I have been trading in the dark clothing for…

  • Lifestyle

    Valentine’s day in a Long distance relationship

    Alright guys the day of the year has come; while I usually do not partake in Valentines day festivities this year I had a change of heart and decided that I really freaking love Valentines day. (Idk why y’all I’m feeling the love) So while I usually don’t mind my long-distance relationship its these types of days where I hate it a lot. Instead of being smugly in love this year I am spending my Wednesday night alone, probably eating my weight in conversation hearts. So instead of spending hours reading every couples Instagram post professing their love to each other (no hate because I’m definitely one of them @Calamari.el)…

  • Nuggets of wisdom

    What I learned from my first heartbreak

    The first time I fell in love with a boy I was 17 and a junior in High School. For the sake of this article I will just call him C. I had just moved to my school and didn’t know many people and really didn’t have an interest in dating but as most love stories go there was something special about him. We dated for almost a year before he packed up and headed to University in the fall. We planned to stay together despite the distance until I joined him in four months and we really did believe that our love for each other was enough to withstand…

  • Uncategorized

    How to beat the snow day blues

    As most Midwesterners can attest it appears to be a never-ending winter. While winter storm Liam has pushed everyone inside to avoid the tundra I have been exploring things to do other than reminiscing about summer. Read that book that’s been on your shelf for a year Ya know that book your coworkers have been raving about? The one you ordered and vowed to read but never got around to it because there was always something better to do? Well break it out and get to reading because snowy days inside are best when you can escape to a world that (hopefully) isn’t as cold. You won’t have to worry…