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How to Create a Study Abroad Capsule Wardrobe

Hey friends! If you’re getting ready to study abroad, you might want to consider paring your wardrobe down so that you aren’t stuck hauling a huge suitcase to the country you’ll be studying in. I’ve created a capsule wardrobe of about 35 items for my upcoming 3 months in Paris. Take a look at it below for some inspiration on what to pack and how to narrow down your semester abroad wardrobe. Bisous, Alexa

Smells & Experiences: An Ash Soap Review

Think about your grandmother. Picture your first car. Imagine the streets of Paris. You probably also thought about what those thingsĀ smelled like. The human mind attachesĀ certain smells to specific experiences, people or places. It’s a beautiful thing, really, and it’s something that Ash Soap tries to capture in their handmade soap products. It’s something that they capture well. The soap comes in very minimalistic, black packaging with block lettering. After taking a marketing class in the spring, I can’t help but admire good packaging and Ash Soap definitely got it right. This clean and simple theme shows up in, not just the package, but in the product itself. The soap smells of peppermint and a sweetness that I can’t quite put my finger on. Essential oils, peppermint and cedar, combine with charcoal to create an amalgamation of a soft, gentle cleanser. I used the soap block on both my body and face and found it to be a satisfying, cool solution to a heat-beaten summer day. You can check out Ash Soap’s website here. Ash …

What Every Minimalist Should Have In Her Bag

Minimalism was probably one of the hottest trends of 2015 and thankfully, it looks like it’s here to stay. The “less is more” philosophy of minimalism is something that we can all apply to the different areas of our lives, including our handbags. We all have that friend who can’t seem to go out without a million and one things stuffed into her purse. And if you can’t think of anyone, you are that friend. But, it’s never too late to dive into the depths of minimalism. It’s time to simplify your baggage. These are the five all-natural items you actually can’t leave the house without. I promise, I’ll make a minimalist out of you. An Essential Oil Essential oils are essentially little bottles of magic. I won’t go into the many benefits of using essential oils here, but you should definitely keep a bottle or two of your favorite one on hand. My recommendation? Peppermint or Bergamot. Ditch the Advil and carry a bottle of Peppermint in your bag for on the spot headache …