Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

Understanding the Fashion Retail Landscape Many department stores and big brands have announced hundreds of closures happening in 2017. If we’re going to be honest, most of the closures were not terribly surprising. Some companies include inexpensive, fast-fashion brands (rue21 and Wet Seal); classic shopping mall retailers that were once popular in the 1990s-early 2000s (GUESS, American Apparel); and department stores (Macy’s, Sears, Kmart). When … Continue reading Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

Making Moves from New England

My “weekends” from my full-time job typically fall during weekdays, since retail work hours are not like traditional 9-to-5s. You’ll find me in the corner, hunched over my laptop clicking between 15 open tabs, occasionally pausing to sip a small mint mocha. I lost my headphones during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Newport, so depending who sits next to me, I learn how to deal … Continue reading Making Moves from New England

7 Empowering Tips from Theory x LOLA Women’s Panel

2016 predicted that “the future is female.” In 2017, it feels that the future has arrived, because it is definitely looking female. Theory hosted a panel discussion with several entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month. All of the panelists shared incredible stories about their personal and professional journeys. The panelists were Tiffany Dufu, Author & Entrepreneur Alexandra Friedman, Co-Founder of LOLA Glennda Testone, Executive Director of LGBT … Continue reading 7 Empowering Tips from Theory x LOLA Women’s Panel

A Millennial’s Defense of Leisure Reading

  The one-and-done rule can work for an array of situations—checking out library books is not one of them. Honestly, I have more discipline window-shopping in Le Marais in Paris compared to when I walk into the local library. Once I walk through the entrance of Wilton Library, I experience a Bookworm Blackout for roughly half an hour. I don’t realize how many books I … Continue reading A Millennial’s Defense of Leisure Reading

New Year’s Resolutions 2017

I almost refrained from writing a resolutions-related post, because obviously resolutions like “Be more organized” or “Be more punctual” are ideal.  But for 2017, I want to build upon last year’s general resolutions with one simple addition. Find and express gratitude towards everyone. In recent years, I have come to appreciate the incredible people who have become a part of my life—the assortment of individuals … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions 2017

2 Months Later | Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories

An evaluation of Instagram’s Story feature over sixty days later When Instagram stories were initially released, people were thrilled. Users could connect with their favorite bloggers, photographers, artists, etc. on a continuous stream throughout the day and allowed a more behind-the-scenes look at the photos being shared… But people were also very confused—why is Instagram making stories when Snapchat already has that covered? Is Snapchat … Continue reading 2 Months Later | Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories

A Moment of Prayer for Nice

My heart is stricken with deep love and sympathy for France. Whether inflicted by nature or by man, each nation has experienced its episodes of destitution, cruelty and absolute savageries. But a deliberate attack on a country founded on liberté, égalité and fraternité—a trinity of unalienable rights for all human beings—is a rabid attempt to darken the future for those who want to build a more beautiful … Continue reading A Moment of Prayer for Nice