I have been in a somewhat long distance relationship for the past 6 years with my boyfriend living a little over an hour away. I know this is nothing compared to other long distance relationships, but it definitely still makes things a bit difficult. However, over time I have realized that the distance between us has helped to strengthen our relationship by improving our communication and trust with one another. This past weekend I went on a girls trip with my sorority sisters and put way more than an hour in between us. I can’t put it into exact words, but being so far away from your s/o that you see regularly definitely sparks feelings of appreciation for not only your relationship, but your partner as well. It can help to rejuvenate your relationship especially those of us in long term ones. I definitely recommend adding some miles in between you and your s/o to see how it makes you feel about one another. And if a trip isn’t something you can do right now then add some …
One of the most important keys to a building a successful relationship is your ability to show a sincere interest in both the person and the things that are important to that person. When you express genuine interest in someone you give them a sense of importance, well being and value. However, it is equally as important that you are not fake with it. Don’t pretend to love politics when the only “politics” you care about involve Olivia Pope! Don’t pretend to be okay with the fact that he spends all his free time playing video games when you secretly want to throw his controller out with the recyclable! When we pretend it’s only for so long until the truth catches up to us. And it will, which will then cause feelings to be hurt and an argument to erupt. Be open minded and willing to learn or try new things, but don’t fake an interest just to get on his good side. You can still respect their interests even if they aren’t of interest to …
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I figured we could talk about good ol’ kissing and how it can be used to get us what we want and avoid what we dont! Kissing is a form of non-verbal communication so it’s important to be mindful of the message you are sending when you plant one on somebody. Every B.A.D. Girl should know how to kiss in a way that communicates clearly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next otherwise you might find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Each “type” of kiss sends its own distinct message to the receiver, which is super important when you begin dating someone new and are still trying to figure out your feelings. You don’t want to have the guy think you are ready to take things up a notch when in reality you’re just not that interested. Be in control of the kissing so you can set the tone. It is also important to keep in mind the message you are sending when in a long term relationship …
I think these pillow cases are pretty funny and cute ($39) Pura Vida beanies are not only cute but they support a great cause too ($20) This soft knit sweatshirt by Urban Renewal is made of vintage + deadstock materials ($34) A cool clip by Crooks and Castles for him to keep track of his keys ($20) Entice your guy to start cooking for you with this fun recipe book ($15.95) Mantry (The Modern Man’s Pantry) offers 6 American Artisan food products in a wooden crate each month along with recipes! ($75) A face moisturizer that will also condition his beard/facial hair ($34) ‘2 DIE 4’ Socks from Arthur George by Rob Kardashian ($15) A watch always makes a great gift and this red wood Flud watch is dope ($130) This ash tray is a cute and kitschy gift idea ($10) What are you getting your Valentine? xo Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube SHOP
There are certain things that as a 20-something year old we should master and one of those things is being able to let go of thoughts, memories, feelings and people that no longer deserve our attention. It is such a powerful feeling knowing that you can move on and find acceptance. You can and will be able to look back and feel complete peace with having let go. Remember that sometimes letting go is not giving up; its going up. This post from Tiny Buddha has 10 awesome tips for letting go. Check it out here! Do you have any tips for “letting go”? xx Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin’ Facebook Twitter Instagram
image via It’s said that ” Energy flows, where attention goes” and that you get what you focus on so stop dwelling on all of the annoying things that may be going on with your relationship and/or your significant other and start paying attention to the good things. Creating a “gratitude list” will allow you to put your energy into the positive aspects of your relationship and remember all of the wonderful qualities that you love about your partner. Everyday for the next 30 days write down one new thing on your list. The KEY here is to focus your thoughts and energy on the items you add to your list only. You will start to receive more of the good while the not so good start to disappear. ANDDDD if for some reason your list is coming up short it may be time for you to reevaluate your current relationship. Just saying. P.s. You can also create a “gratitude list” for your personal life too! What is something you are grateful for?
I get that people feel like we shouldn’t have ONE day out of the year to to celebrate love in our life, but honestly its no different than celebrating a holiday like Thanksgiving where we take the time out to give thanks for what we have right, right? 5 Reasons it’s OK to Celebrate: 1. It’s a holiday, which means we have a legit excuse to get out, have fun amd meet people! 2. Gift Giving helps spread cheer and positive energy. 3. You can use it as an excuse to treat YOURSELF. 4. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; its also for family and friends. 5. B.A.D. Girls spread Love everyday and Feb 14th is no different, right? In a fast paced crazy world I feel like Holidays gives us the opportunity to take time out and make an extra effort to show our appreciation for our vast blessings and good fortune EVEN IF we make an effort to do it on the daily. Do you celebrate V-DAY? xx Nicole *image is not my own.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the ladies; you can get your man a cool gift that says I dig you that wasn’t picked up at your local CVS or Walgreen’s. Cheesy stuffed animals and heart shaped candy boxes are so not cool once you graduate high school ever, so I put together a guide featuring fun gifts for your main man. 1. Snap Neck Hoodie- Buy Here 2. You’re Kind of a Dick Gum- Buy Here 3. Burger Boxer Brief – Buy Here 4. Must Do Check List- Buy Here 5. Joy of the Quickie- Buy Here 6. Condoms Pocket Box – Buy Here 7. Fall in Love Gum- Buy Here 8. Bacon iPhone Case – Buy Here 9. Position Cards- Buy Here What will you get your s/o for Valentines Day? xx Nicole Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram
Love is in the air orrrr maybe I just like any excuse for shopping and gift giving/receiving! I got together with the lovely Erin of Spikes & Sequins to shoot some fun Valentine’s Day promo pics for MyTee B.A.D. and I decided to put together a gift guide with some of our items that I think will make great gifts for Valentines Day. So email this link to your boo and let him know you want some B.A.D. Girl swag orrr you can just treat yourself because at the end of the day we should all be our own true love, right?! Gift Guide Items: 1. Oxblood Studded Pullover- Buy Here 2. Double Heart Hand Chain- Buy Here 3. Mixed Studs Neon Beanie- Buy Here 4. Sweetheart Skull Bracelet- Buy Here 5. Large Red Skull Bracelet- Buy Here 6. Silver Heart Hand Chain- Buy Here Don’t forget to use discount code LOVE25 to save 25% on orders placed now thru 2/14! What are your Valentine’s Day plans?! xx Nicole SHOP MyTee B.A.D.
Unless you’re Taylor Swift and getting paid a shit ton of money to sing about never ever getting back together I highly recommend eliminating this and other extreme language (always, never, ever) from your vocab especially when you’re dealing with the opposite sex. (1.) It’s a sure fire way to piss someone off and (2.) It is usually not a 100% true statement or accusation I mean lets be honest its common to use these words because we think it will help to prove a point during an argument. When in reality it probably just ends up making the person on the receiving end super mad. So try to make a conscious effort to not use these extreme words the next time you and the boy are having a ” lovers quarrel.” Do you find yourself using these words often?