Tuesday, October 21, 2014


After some stressful weeks of midterms, projects, and all-nighters, my friends and I were counting down the days until the HOCR. It's by far the best weekend of the year in Boston, when over 400,000 people from all over the world come together to cheer on their favorite crew. You can feel the rush of excitement around the city from the moment the HOCR signs are posted along the Esplanade to the morning of the event when we are awakened by the sounds of screaming coxswains outside our windows. Every year, the HOCR is the place to gather around with friends, cheer for your home crew (Go BU!), and of course, stop by the Brooks Brothers tent. 

Happy 50 Years to the HOCR!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Harvard Undergraduate's Women In Business IBC.x

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to attend the tenth annual Harvard Undergraduates
Women in Business Intercollegiate Business Conference as a IBC scholar recipient. My friends
always joke going to conferences is my favorite hobby, and I can't technically deny it. I love conference because I love the connecting with people who attend them whether they're my age, younger, older, wiser, etc. The IBC conference had women from as far as China come to network and learn from professionals in various fields including Maureen Chiquet, the Global CEO of Chanel, Benjamin Joffe-Walt, the Chief of Staff of Change.org, and Jill Abramson, the former Executive Editor of the NY Times

I wrote pages of notes filled with some amazing quotes and lessons I hope to expand on soon, but the biggest takeaway I gained from this conference is the need and desire to have GRIT: guts, resilience, initiative, and tenacity. Every single woman and man sitting in the room yesterday would not have been their without having all of those qualities. While every professional who spoke had a different career, background, plan, and path, they all got to where they are today in their careers because they had the guts to flow their passions, the resilience to not give up, the confidence to take the initiative, and the tenacity to succeed. 

While I myself am still a college student, I would not have been in that room today either without possessing all of these qualities. I'm not going to lie though, these qualities are not easy to obtain and maintain, but like a muscle, the more you use them, the stronger they get.

Got GRIT? 
Tell me your GRIT stories!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Balance and the HOCR 2014

Last night, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a New Balance and Head of the Charles Regatta event to ring in the 50th anniversary of the world's largest two-day Regatta! New Balance and the HOCR unveiled some of the official athletic apparel for the event, including the limited edition Made in the USA New Balance 990v3 "Regatta" sneaker. 

To honor the rich history of the event, New Balance chose to create a suede and mesh sneaker in popular rowing colors blue-grey and neon yellow. The shoes also sport the official HOCR logo and a map of the Regatta course on the insole of the shoe. Even if you're not a rower, these shoes are perfect for running; I can't wait to wear mine by the Charles soon! 

Be sure to stop by the Tannery/New Balance exhibition tent during the Regatta this weekend to shop these sneakers or other special memorabilia from this iconic American event! The shoes will also be available online at New Balance and the Tannery/ New Balance Bolyston store in Boston! 

So excited I got to meet two of the women's Great Eight including Olympic Champion Mirka Knapkova!

Thanks New Balance, HOCR, and Her Campus for a fun night!

Who else is going to the HOCR?

*This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are my own

Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn in the City

Peacoat: J.Crew | Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger | Skirt: J.Crew | Shoes: Jack Rogers

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Happy Autumn, friends!