Category Archives: Letters From The Editor

5 Reasons Why You Should Use All Your Vacation Days in 2018

January 5th, 2018

I will always be a high-strong and slightly over ambitious person when it comes to running The Coastal Confidence. I honestly think the fact that I can admit that is a huge step in the right direction. Naturally, I’ve been known for not delegating enough out to crew members, while double-booking myself, as I desperately try to cram in as many photoshoot sessions as possible, while in New England. I often feel like I don’t want to burden others, so I just shove more and more onto my plate until my plate shatters, and boy did it fall…

2017 Yearly Rundown

December 31st, 2017

Silver Dress c/o|| Leopard Faux Coat (ON SALE!) || Silver Shoes (ON SALE) || Earrings   Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! The start of the new year is always an exciting time, as it feels like the start of something new. While I’m naturally an overly optimistic person, which often means I love looking to what’s next, I find it necessary to look back at what we’ve accomplished. With the year closing, we’ve experienced some highs and lows, along with some pretty big changes that we’d like to recap exclusively with our TCC Readers. The Highs:   This Weekly Newsletter –…

5 Reasons You Should Take Your Coffee Break Outside

November 3rd, 2017

Dress (sold out, similar version without zippers linked) || Coat (ON SALE) || TIghts || Boots ||  Necklace You guys, it’s here, well not quite but it’s right around the corner…it’s ALMOST the busiest time of the year. It’s not only busy for retail employees but for basically everyone. From workers (the TCC Crew is jammed) to students (finals and term papers); to say this time of year is exhilarating is an understatement but don’t let the craziness of this holiday season wear you down.  & while I’m 100% one to dive headfirst into overloading on work, I have to…

Importance of Self-Care this Fall

October 13th, 2017

Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress (SIZE UP!) c/o  ||  White Heels || Purse (old similar linked) || Lipstick This time of year is by far the busiest for me in all aspects of life. It’s the most exciting and important time to create relevant content for our TCC readers, which results in my calendar being filled to the brim.  On any given week, from now until January, you’ll see my calendar is filled with events to be attended, holiday parties to be danced at, football games to cover, and networking events to attend. In fact, I just wore this…

Applying to College and Picking a Major

September 20th, 2017

Sweater c/o || Vest c/o || Purse || Shoes || Jeans  I can vividly remember six or seven years ago submitting my Common Apps to fifteen colleges in total (oh boy). I had colleges in Boston picked out, colleges in Virginia and of course a few randos like Denver, San Francisco, and San Diego; and life just kind of sorted itself out for me.  Recently I’ve gotten questions from younger readers asking to break down my experience with applying to college and deciding on a major, so this one goes out to you guys.  Also before we start,…

When to say no, in business & life

September 15th, 2017

Jean Dress (on sale for $99!) || Shoes || Jacket || Necklace || Camera Overall, I love every aspect of my job and I’m very fortunate for that. This doesn’t mean that I’m good at every aspect, but I love being challenged. Whether that means learning a new photo editing tool, researching a new social media platform or dipping my toes into vlogging; my job is interesting because it challenges me, and boy did it challenge me the other day.  A big part of my job is working with PR firms and brands, both of which I love doing. I would…

Is Sorority Rush Worth It?

August 9th, 2017

Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for another taboo topic, highly requested by the TCC community. As always I’m happy to throw in my two cents and experience, however, I will start with a disclaimer. EVERYONE has a unique perspective on this topic, so just because my experience went a specific way doesn’t mean it’s the standard.

Serendipity: August 2017

August 1st, 2017

Wow, it’s time to start wrapping up the summer of 2017, I can’t believe it. I would go on record saying this has been the most ‘unusual’ summer I’ve had yet, so I felt like it was time to touch base with you all. For anyone new around here, “Serendipity’ posts are where I recap the latest happenings, on the blog (including sharing my most recent favorite posts) along with an update on my life. Think of it as a way for us to sit down and get the details on what’s going on in our lives.  Anyway, let’s…

The Approach

July 7th, 2017

Shirt || Jean Shorts || Shoes || Purse || Sunglasses || TCC at Home Store Life is all about, what I like to call, ‘the approach’.     I’m serious though! I’m always telling my friends, Matt, sisters and basically anyone that will stop to listen, that how you approach a person, is basically a pre-set to the outcome.    I’m talking about going into a conversation with an open mind and flexibility, rather than a set goal. So many people struggle with this, and don’t even realize it, so I’m here to help.    You could say my job is tied…

Serendipity: Turning 23 & Birthday Week

June 1st, 2017

Dress || Necklace || Bag || Lipstick || Earrings || Shoes (old, similar listed) Someone told me the other day that being 23 is basically the equivalent of freshman year but for ‘adulthood’. Just let that soak in for a second.  Weird right? But it actually makes sense, because for my birthday I asked for gift cards to Anthropologie so I could buy a headboard. #adulting.  Anyway, now that I’m officially being hazed into adulthood, I figured I’d touch base with you all through a serendipity post, and share five things I learned this year!  For anyone new…