Kelsey is a journalist living in Austin, Texas. She is passionate about maximalist fashion, travel and caffeine.

11 People On Why They Dress In All The Colors Of The Rainbow

In a lot of ways, fashion is intertwined with identity. We've used clothing to express ourselves for centuries. People dress to convey a variety of things, from their taste in music, to their history, to their culture. People who construct their…
By Kelsey Nelson

What Actually Happens Inside The Met Gala?

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It kicks off the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual exhibit. This year, the exhibit will honor Rei Kawakubo…
By Kelsey Nelson

How Much Does It Cost To Go To The Met Gala?

Getting on the guest list for the 2017 Met Gala is pretty tough, but let's imagine a world wherein you do get invited: How much does a ticket to the Met Gala cost? The Met Gala (once dubbed the "Oscars of the east coast" by the New York Times) is a…
By Kelsey Nelson

Do You Have To Follow The Theme Of The Met Gala?

The Met Gala serves as the opening celebration for each year's exhibition produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. There is always a theme for the event, and the 2017 Met Gala theme pays homage to Comme des Garçons’s Rei…
By Kelsey Nelson

These Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Bags Are Better Than Art

The number one thing on my bucket list until a few months ago was to see Vincent van Gogh's painting, "The Starry Night." So you can imagine my delight at the launch of Louis Vuitton's collaboration with Jeff Koons. The collection is called…
By Kelsey Nelson

15 Cute Fanny Packs To Unapologetically Rock At Festivals

When it comes to festivals and other summer events, I hate carrying purses, pockets are never deep enough, and I'm not in school anymore so carrying a backpack feels weird. IMO, Fanny packs are the perfect music festival accessory. You're not going…
By Kelsey Nelson

I Wore Wide Leg Pants Every Day For A Week

Before you make any rash decisions and lament the fact that you "can't" wear wide leg pants, let me divulge some important facts. One: I'm a shortie. At 5'3" I always assumed wide leg pants would make me look shorter or drag on the ground. Two: I…
By Kelsey Nelson

25 Small Purses Perfect For Graduation

You've spent years in school, weeks picking out the perfect dress for graduation, and now you're realizing you need a purse that isn't your coffee-stained, homework-heavy old backpack. You want to stash your phone in between sending quick snaps to…
By Kelsey Nelson

Does Dermaplaning Hurt? Here's What An Expert Had To Say

Dermaplaning — otherwise known as getting a small blade dragged across your skin to remove the fine hair that grows on your face — might sound scary and painful. But does dermaplaning hurt? When you think "blade," it might conjure up images of…
By Kelsey Nelson

15 Bags To Wear To Music Festivals In 2017

Festival season is almost upon us, and you don't want to wait until you're shoving all of your things into your friend's purse to realize you don't have a cool festival bag. The perfect piece is practical, stylish, highly Instagram-able, and able to…
By Kelsey Nelson

7 Simple Beauty Rituals That Calm My Anxiety

I've struggled with severe anxiety since high school, and I'll start by saying that I know a beauty ritual can't cure it. However, beauty is a huge part of dealing with my anxiety struggles — so much so that I indulge in some beauty routines to…
By Kelsey Nelson

Twitter Is Here For 'SI' Rookie Hunter McGrady

Well, it's official: The Sports Illustrated's 2017 Swimsuit Issue is here and the Internet is buzzing — and not just because there are a bunch of gorgeous women frolicking on a beach within its pages (though that's pretty rad, too_. The issue…
By Kelsey Nelson

9 Fashion Brands That Support Planned Parenthood

Where you spend your money can sometimes be a force for social change, and that includes fashion purchases. When you find brands that support causes you care about, buying from them feels all the more satisfying. One particularly relevant cause for…
By Kelsey Nelson

13 Fashion Trends The Internet Will Love In 2017

It's almost like fashion is trying to forget 2016 was a thing that happened, (much like many of us wanted to, anyways) because 2017 fashion trends are already leaving last year in the dust. Of course, there will be more fashion trends to pop up as…
By Kelsey Nelson

11 Winter Beauty Travel Essentials

Let's face it, traveling can wreak havoc on your skin. Before you get to the airport and find yourself tossing an expensive moisturizing cream because it isn't the right size, keep reading for winter beauty travel essentials that will make it…
By Kelsey Nelson

7 Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products To Try ASAP

Teeth whitening strips are a favorite for some, but for others, they can cause a lot of sensitivity. Luckily, there are some alternatives out there to whiten teeth. The idea of using charcoal to whiten your teeth isn't new, but it has been becoming…
By Kelsey Nelson

11 Charcoal Beauty Products To Buy Right Now

When you picture beauty products, ingredients like rosewater, citrus, and other luxurious ingredients might come to mind — however, charcoal skin care is definitely having a moment. Now, I'm not telling you to rub a piece of charcoal you'd see at a…
By Kelsey Nelson

11 Up-And-Coming Fashion Brands To Watch In 2017

We all have brands we love, our tried and true favorites that have earned a spot on our hangers, the ones you're totally devoted to shopping from. That said, it might be time to step outside your comfort zone and check out some of the up and coming…
By Kelsey Nelson

What Is Kat Von D Beauty's Snapchat?

You wouldn't follow one of your friends on just Facebook and Instagram but not on Snapchat — this should definitely apply to your favorite makeup brands, too. If you love Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and highly-pigmented palettes, you may want to…
By Kelsey Nelson

My Style Changed When I Accepted I Was Bisexual

Growing up, I picked labels that I felt I could fit into, and stuck with them rigidly. Coming out as bisexual wasn't something I even considered at the time, because I was so busy trying to fit myself into categories. Looking back, I can see that…
By Kelsey Nelson