Trip Recap: Denver & Colorado Springs

Hi lovely readers,

Chase and I got back from our (delayed) honeymoon last week! We had an absolutely amazing time exploring Denver and Colorado Springs. We got to get away for a whole week and came back home so well rested.

A video recap of our trip is below for those of you interested in watching!

OR if you would like to watch it in fullscreen click here. I tried a new platform and edited this video with “Clips” from the App Store on my iPhone but I do not recommend. As you will see, the quality is much lower than some of my other videos in the past. I really miss having free access to Final Cut Pro like I did in high school in college. I should have better videos going forward. That’s what experimenting is all about, right?

Denver Zoo

I consider myself to be a professional Yelp researcher and food critic at this point ;). We had no shortage of amazing meals and fun things to do so I listed some of our favorite experiences below! These are in the same order that we visited them as well.



Linger- This is the first place we drove to after getting settled in our Airbnb. The building used to be a mortuary so you will see little hints about it throughout the restaurant like “Denver’s finest Eatuary”. I wouldn’t recommend Linger for picky eaters, but if you are one of my readers that probably doesn’t include you. There are no basic chicken strips and friends here! It is an international food menu split into categories by continent/ type of food. We ordered Indian, Asian, and the Caribbean. They are small portions so order a few!

Snooze- There are quite a few locations, there is even one in Dallas! But it took for us to fly to Denver to get around to trying it. Breakfast food connoisseurs, this place is for you! They have a large menu that has something for everyone, so if you live near a Snooze definitely try it for brunch sometime.

Nashville Hot Chicken at The Post Brewing Co.

Denver Biscuit Co.- Exactly what it sounds like here. Chase and I had the honor of eating at three restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (one of his family’s favorite shows). You can watch their part of the episode here.  All you need to know is that if you love big, flaky, and buttery biscuits you’re in for a treat.

Voodoo Doughnuts- I have been a big fan of Voodoo ever since I got my first donut from the Austin, TX location on 6th street at 2 a.m. one summer. Yes, this place is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can find almost any flavor donut you can dream of! Need I say more?

Little Man Ice Cream in Denver

Little Man Ice Cream- All of the food research I did for Denver led me here. It’s true that people in Denver will order it rain or shine. There would still be a line at 8 o’clock at night! Well, I’m happy to say it was worth the hype! They had lots of interesting flavors like brownie ice cream and red velvet to try.

The Post Brewing Co.- Contrary to the name, you’re going to be visiting for the “Nashville Hot” fried chicken, even though their award-winning brews don’t hurt either. Chase was obsessed with this place! Even though we were absolutely stuffed from the chicken he insisted we ordered the warm waffle sundae. They were featured on Food Network as well.

Fun Things to Do

Glass Art by Dale Chihuly featured at the Denver Botanical Garden

Denver Botanical Garden- To be fair, April is not the best time of year to visit because the flowers were not in bloom yet but we still had a great time taking in the scenery.

Denver Zoo- Some people might roll their eyes and think “zoos are for kids” but we truly had so much fun. The Denver Zoo is definitely larger than most so we spent a good four hours here with walking at a pretty quick pace.

Red Rock Amphitheater- I had no idea that music legends like The Beatles and Willie Nelson as well as current artists like Snoop Dogg perform here. Not only is this natural amphitheater a great place to see some of your favorite artists perform but it is an awesome place to work out. Unfortunately, no artists were there while we were in town but the rock formations are so beautiful it did not matter. Locals come here to jog on the steps but with the altitude change, it was hard for us to come back up the arena!

Red Rock Amphitheater

Colorado Springs


The Penrose Room- Our one big splurge of the week was to have a celebratory dinner at The Penrose Room within the Broadmoor. This is Colorado’s only five-star, AAA five-diamond restaurant. Chase and I have had the luxury of getting to experience quite a bit of fine dining over the years but this was the nicest restaurant I have ever been to in my life. Chase almost shed tears his steak was so delicious.

For those of you who are not familiar, The Broadmoor is a staple of luxury in Colorado. The resort has received a Forbes Five-Star rating (58 years in 2018) and AAA Five-Diamond rating (42 years in 2018). Although we could not afford to stay there (even for one night) we made a point to explore the property after our dinner. I highly recommend walking around the resort as there is no shortage of things to do (and rich people to watch). Hopefully, one day we can come back as proud residents for the weekend. A girl can dream, right?

So Chase was so thoughtful and set-up reservations for us to go on a foodie tour! Through this experience, we got to try several different restaurants in the area with our amazing tour leader, Roger! I’ve listed a few of our favorites below.

Spice Island Grill- Authentic Jamaican cuisine to the max! This was the third place we got to go to that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We tried the plantains, jerk chicken, and steamed rice.

The Rabbit Hole- A neat restaurant tucked away underground (hence the name rabbit hole) is such a fun find. They also have fun cocktails and a nightlife scene.

Garden of the Gods


Fun Things to Do

Garden of the Gods- Some of our sweet friends got engaged there so we knew it would be worth visiting. We were surprised that is was only a short 15-minute drive from where we were staying. Even though there are a lot of hiking trails they have different routes to accommodate almost everyone. We could not get over the vast beauty that is so close to town!

Shopping in Manitou Springs- Only a few minutes away from Colorado Springs this quaint town is full of adorable mom and pop shops in the downtown area. We spent half of our last day exploring all of the different shops and buying gifts to take back home.

Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs

Penny Arcade- I am not kidding when I say Chase’s dreams came true here! Somehow, this hidden arcade in a small town has almost any game you can imagine including vintage as well as modern. They keep the original prices on antique games so you can spend quite a few hours here without breaking the bank. This was an unexpected find that kept us entertained for a while.

We are already wanting to plan another trip to Colorado! What is your favorite city there?

Thanks for reading,


Announcement: Exciting Career Change

Hi there,
I am so excited to announce that I will be working as an Influencer Marketing Coordinator at VizSense in Dallas! Even though today is my very first day, wish me luck! I wanted to take a jab at explaining my exciting new gig.
What does an Influencer Marketing Coordinator even do?
I get excitement from the fact that essentially all of my internships and jobs are roles that did not even EXIST 10 years ago. Heck, I would argue even five years ago. I will be responsible for the identification and management of influencers, brand research, assistance in creating deliverables and limited travel as required by

customers. So I will be working with social media, marketing, and making client presentations. In the most basic explanation, I will be the point of contact with micro-influencers.
Wait, a micro-what you may ask?
Microinfluencers are non-celebrity influencers who curate passionate and specific online communities and set in motion the next trend. The data on who they are and the composition of their communities inform marketers on the strength and context of a brand conversation.” -Jon Iadonisi, Founder and CEO of VizSense
Your favorite beauty blogger, Youtube fitness junkie, and Instagram travel account will fall in this category. The above quote is pulled from an article on Adweek that explains a lot of what my job will entail.
What is VizSense
“We are a company that provides influencer intelligence, strategy, and campaign coordination for brands, talent and creators. VizSense collects and analyzes unique insights, giving brands tools to identify, validate and measure the impact of influencer campaigns. In addition to these ventures, we are constantly innovating in-house and work at the cutting-edge of technology in the booming influencer marketing industry.”
Why did you decide to make a career change?
I was that nerd in college that was OBSESSED with my major. Once I chose Public Relations as my desired field, I never went back. I was that student that was leading student organizations, mentoring, working internships during the semester (two unpaid ones to be clear), and anything else I could do to still be involved and still have a life. The truth is that I missed all of the creativity, drafts, and social media that I used to get such a rush from. I am so excited to start working in a collaborative environment where I’m pushed to learn new things.
Will you keep us updated on your new career journey? 
Thanks for reading,

Why Multitasking is a Myth

I’m here to warn you about something that might be ruining your daily life and up until now you may have considered it a good thing or even a skill, but not one that improves with practice. I’m talking about how Multitasking is a myth.

I’m that old-fashioned person that (for the most part) works on one task at a time. Not surprisingly, this is a habit that has sparked some questions from my co-workers and past classmates or friends in college. The truth is, the majority of millennials would work on an assignment on their laptop while watching Netflix on a tv, texting a friend, and eating ramen. I have a headache just thinking about it.



Constantly switching tasks at work is kind of like red light, green light for your brain. This is better known as “serial tasking” instead of multitasking by psychologists (American Psychological Association). Therefore, instead of seamlessly changing responsibilities the brain is having to forgo a few seconds delay every time there is a new goal.

As a millennial, I am part of the “multitasking generation,” who grew up with video games, smartphones, and e-readers can somehow concentrate on several things at once. In fact, research indicates that frequent multitaskers are often the worst at it, according to Scientific American. This is a skill that does not improve with practice.


Have you ever been sharing vulnerable news with someone to look up (to your dismay) that they are totally engrossed in their cell phone? No one wants to be this person. Thus, their attempt at completing several tasks at once leads you to believe that they are not listening to you because they are too busy responding to someone else. It turns out, multitasking is only possible if the activities involve different brain processes. If you are doing two things that activate the language center of the brain, you’re only retaining one channel.

I’m not saying you should never try to complete 2+ tasks at a time. Let’s be real, a lot of situations in life require you to do so. One kind of multitasking that is proven to work is listening to music. Multitasking is only possible if one or more tasks are like second nature or if they involved different brain processes, according to Entrepreneur.


Yes, we are all warned about texting and driving but as drivers, we need to take this information very seriously. In the most serious of situations, our confidence in being able to juggle several situations can result in someone losing their life.

 “When Strayer and his colleagues observed fifty-six thousand drivers approaching an intersection, they found that those on their cell phones were more than twice as likely to fail to heed the stop signs. In 2010, the National Safety Council estimated that twenty-eight per cent of all deaths and accidents on highways were the result of drivers on their phones. “Our brain can’t handle the overload,” Strayer told me. “It’s just not made that way.”” – The New Yorker

I know this is one of my more serious blog topics, but it is so disheartening to look around at a red light and see that almost every driver has their eyes glued to their phone.

The Challenge

If multitasking truly does work for you then don’t let me slow you down! However, if you are finding that certain parts of your life are lacking attention or are never being completed then look no further than the statistics! In these busy lives we lead, it can be easy to feel like we are never getting anything done. At the end of the day, if we are thoughtful and have intentions of completing tasks they will eventually be done. If you consider your self a multitasker who is open to change… keep reading.

The next step: I challenge you to try transitioning to focusing on one task at a time. Do you find that you are more productive at the end of the day? Do you feel less frantic? You will most likely see a boost in your overall productivity, as counter-intuitive as it might seem.


Why I Reject Valentine’s Day


I actually (kind of) HATE Valentine’s Day.
This always confuses people because I’ve been in a long-standing relationship, and to be clear, a healthy and happy relationship. So, why would I of all people be one to dread this holiday? Heck, one time when I shared this viewpoint with a past co-worker she gasped “How could you!??” Oops…

To be blunt: a lot of this day brings out the worst in us. It makes us feel like we have to show off what gifts we received like that somehow equates to how worthy we are of love. And if our significant other doesn’t purchase something for us then that means they aren’t a suitable partner?.. okay.

I know this may sound dramatic. To be clear, I would never ever turn down a gift from Chase on this special Thursday. BUT I will never ever be upset if he does not purchase an item for me on a day when society tells him he HAS to. Let’s be real, what is romantic about someone doing something for you because they feel like they have to. Um, not much in my opinion! At the end of the day, coming home to a freshly cooked dinner or chocolates on a random Monday means x100 more than mass commercial goods on a day when marketers sell us on a false idea of love.

At its core, the message behind Valentine’s Day is great! Love and celebrate those in your life you mean the most right?? I’m not trying to sway people into disliking this day meant for love. Instead, I want to tell people that you are special whether you’re single or not. Don’t let a relationship define you. Don’t let others opinions of you define you. And most importantly, realize that you are the only one in charge of your own happiness. And if your boyfriend didn’t buy you roses at the last minute he’s not a terrible partner. I have seen too many girls caught up in the comparison game of he got me this, etc. The truth is that you are beautiful, unique, and worthy even if you receive nothing at all on this day.

So, have fun getting dressed up and boujee for no reason! Remember, don’t let anyone dull your shine.

Do you find yourself questioning long-standing traditions too? Even if they are in your favor?


One Year In the “Real World”: What I’ve Learned

Hello lovely readers,

Where have I been?!
Honestly, it’s so much harder to keep up with a blog when you’re not in school anymore. In college, it was so easy to add “write X blog post” as a line on my to-do list when I had so many assignments to work on along with it. Writing blog content was an activity I looked forward to as a break from academic writing and a way to express myself creatively. Sadly, I’ve drifted away from that and am hoping to write at least one post a month this year. Who’s going to keep me accountable?
Anyways, enough of the pity party. The reason you’re reading this today is that I am reflecting on not only a new calendar year (heyyy 2019) but the day that marks exactly one year at my first full-time job at Trunk Club. As I was flipping through my 2018 agenda I realized how drastically my life has changed over the last 12 months. I entered the workforce, adjusted to life post-grad, got married, and moved to Dallas. Below are a few takeaways I have from being in the “real world” (insert sound effect: dun dun dun…)
Your major in college doesn’t define what you do with your life 
I’ve had a few people (with a puzzled look on their face) ask me why I am working in fashion since I majored in public relations. Well, I have a few things to say about this, but the main one is to not box yourself in! The truth is that I use writing skills, speaking techniques, and countless other skills from my degree at my job every day. Sure, we all grow and change interests but we shouldn’t hold ourselves back from exploring different options.
Invest in classic pieces (I had to put at least ONE fashion tip in here, LOL!) 
There are a lot of tips I could write about that I’ve learned in training as a Stylist and with working with so many different clients but I will just start with this. I started building a capsule wardrobe for myself in the last year and it is so much easier to get dressed in the morning! What is a capsule wardrobe you may ask? It can be defined as investing in quality and timeless pieces while getting rid of/ stop buying trendy pieces.
If anyone needs help with this, I’m your girl!
Life is what you make it 
Even though it may not look like it, I have experienced heartbreak, defeat, and loss of creativity in the past year just like everyone else. “50 percent of happiness is genetically predetermined, while 10% is due to life circumstances, and 40 percent is the result of your own personal outlook,” according to Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky discusses the “happiness set point,” in her book, The How of Happiness. This just proves that at the end of the day we are just as happy or sad as we decide to be.
What are you doing to keep yourself accountable for this year? I have a feeling 2019 is going to be BIG!

5 Things No One Tells You About Changing Your Last Name

The wedding is over and you have returned from a blissful honeymoon. All along your wedding planning journey, you would receive (sometimes unsolicited) advice on everything from which venue to book to how many people you should invite to the big celebration. Months of stressful planning have come to an end but there is one part of getting married no one wants to talk about… changing your last name (*insert sound -effect “dun dun dun”).

I hope that this somewhat wearisome list and hopefully helpful advice helps upcoming brides and provides a giggle for anyone who has endured this process previously. Here we go!

Sepulvador (283 of 353)

  1. Plan to carry your most confidential papers with you to every stop. It was surprisingly more difficult to get my name changed through my bank than it was to get a new Social Security card. You may need to provide proof of identity with unexpected documents like a voter’s registration card, cell phone bill, your birth certificate, etc. Basically, just expect your identity to be continually questioned for a few months.
  2. Practice your new signature before you visit the DMV. Especially if you have a last name as challenging as Sepulvador… I am now a proud owner of a childish signature on my license because I waited to write my new last name in cursive for the first time when getting my license. Don’t let this be you…
  3. Get a good book. In my experience, over three hours at the DMV, one hour at the social security office, and another at the bank all make for some quality reading time. Besides, you can only refresh Instagram so many times!
  4. People will doubt your legitimacy. A simple errand like picking up wine for girls night may turn into the beginning of a public identity crisis. A manager may have to get involved when your credit card and ID don’t match up. It’s awkward.
  5. Help others. I personally text my all of friends that live in the Dallas area that are getting married soon of which DMV to not visit and what times to avoid from personal experience. Friends don’t let friends waste half a day at the DMV, am I right??

Fortunately, when it’s all over you get to enjoy time as newlyweds and get giddy at the thought of being Mrs. _____. This is an exciting time full of change and once the hard part is over there is so much to celebrate!

I want to hear from you? Was your name changing process as painful as mine? What you do recommend others to do differently?

Promotion, Wedding, Moving, Oh My!

Hello, lovely readers and long time no see! I could go on and on about how busy I’ve been with wedding planning, preparing to move to Dallas, and adjusting to life post-grad but I’ll just stop right there. I’m so glad to share I forced myself to sit down and write a blog post for my abandoned corner of the Internet.

I was recently promoted to Stylist at Trunk Club in Dallas! I am excited to announce that I can now style my own clients who stop by the clubhouse. As an Associate Stylist, I styled clients virtually with trunks and got to shadow Senior and Expert stylist appointments but now I get to do the fun on my own too. Who else gets to say that the play dress-up for a living? You can sign up with me as your stylist here or list me as a referral if you are interested in having me as your stylist.

I was recently featured on one of my clients’ blog posts The Fox & She. Blair wrote all about her experience with Trunk Club here.


“When you sign up you answer a few questions that help your stylist understand your style. I also chatted with my stylist, Lauren, and gave her a better idea of my lifestyle so she could pick things that were appropriate! I told her I was a new mom and that comfort was super important! Anything that was too fancy or could easily be destroyed with baby spit was off limits, haha! She also asked what types of things I was looking for at the time. Which is so helpful because I was in desperate need of new sneakers and some athleisure.” – The Fox & She

I had so much fun shopping for Blair! I would describe her style as casual and comfortable yet comes off as effortless. Blair is wearing the Madewell Knot Front Tee in Heather Shale and AG ‘The Farrah’ High Rise Skinny Jeans in Paradox Blue. Madewell is a fantastic brand for those looking for staple pieces in their wardrobe that won’t go out of style.

I will be sure to start sharing more fashion blog posts in the future. Quite possibly, “How To Stay Cute and Cool in the Texas Summer Heat,” for starters?

Are any of you interested in seeing a blog post about how to have an affordable wedding in the DFW area? Chase and I were able to keep our wedding cost relatively low and this is no small feat for anyone who has ever planned a wedding. If so, I will write up a post about that to save some brides to be from some of the headaches I experienced. Hopefully, it won’t take me as long to publish my next post, hehe. Until then, pray I keep my sanity as I get married and move to a different city in the next month.

Thanks for stopping by!


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My First Month at Trunk Club

Whenever I tell people I’m a Stylist at Trunk Club in Dallas they usually respond with something along the lines of, “What’s a Trunk Club?” or “You get paid to do what?”. To be fair, I definitely don’t have a typical full-time job. It’s far from conventional when compared to teachers, nurses, etc. So, I figured I would write a blog post about the first month of my career at Trunk Club and how I ended up in fashion.

What is Trunk Club?
“Trunk Club was started to solve a simple problem: shopping for clothes in stores is overwhelming and inconvenient. With Trunk Club, you’ll discover great clothes that are perfect for you without ever having to go shopping. We combine top brands, expert service, and unparalleled convenience to deliver a highly personalized experience that helps you look your best.”

There are two ways to be styled with Trunk Club; in person and online by ordering trunks. There are seven locations throughout the U.S. and Dallas just happens to be one of them! The company was founded in 2009 in Chicago to help men who hated shopping. Basically, this service is made for people who have little free time for shopping, admit they don’t know what to wear or want a wardrobe refresh. Now, it has turned into a full styling service for men and women. Trunk Club was acquired by Nordstrom in 2014 so all of our clothing is through them. Yay for Nordstrom discounts 😉 You can learn more here.

What do you do as an Associate Stylist?
I spend the majority of my day chatting with clients online and building trunks full of items to be shipped straight to their home. This is to serve every individual’s needs and work with plenty of different clients. Because I have only been working for a month I am currently in training do style in-house appointments. AKA come in to see me so we can have mimosas and shop together once I’m done with training! You can check out the Dallas location here.

Can you style me?
If you’re a female… yes! I am a women’s stylist for trunk and in-house appointments at the clubhouse. I would insert my referral link here… but I feel like that’s a shameless plug. So, please e-mail or message me if you would like me to be your personal stylist through Trunk Club.

Wait, did you major in fashion in college?
No, I did not. Anyone who knew me in college can attest I was a total PR nerd. I was the Vice President of PRSSA, won several awards from the journalism school, and held two (unpaid) internships during college. However, there are many PR skills necessary for my job. Including communication skills, writing and grammar proficiency, the ability to form strong relationships, upholding the values of an organization, and many more. Even though “public relations” isn’t in my job description or title I am so happy with my career choice. The beauty of a major like public relations is that it is full of transferable skills that can provide useful in a plethora of careers.
I have always had a “passion for fashion” (ugh, I’m so corny). So, even though I’ve never taken a formal class on merchandising I have learned so much through training and informing myself on brand knowledge. Further proof, that if you have a dream job but don’t think you’re qualified enough find reasons to prove why you are.
I truly don’t want this post to come off as an advertisement for Trunk Club (because it’s not). I just really love my job. I found this an easy way to explain a (somewhat) complicated job title. Like always, please reach out with any questions or comments!