College Sweethearts

Like so many tales of young college sweethearts, I met Zack my freshman year at FIT. We met on our honors program outing to Flushing, New York. When we both started flatlining over the cheap false eyelashes at a gift shop, I knew it was meant to be. 

While not romantic, my relationship with Zack has meant more to me than my relationships with anyone else. Zack is my closest girlfriend, my funniest guy friend, and platonic soulmate all wrapped in a 6 foot tall nightlife promoter who moonlights as a drag queen. 

What I love about my relationship with Zack is that we are both completely comfortable, yet not complacent, with ourselves when together. He pushes me to maintain my blog, waking me up with coffee and egg white omelets on days he knows I have deadlines, yet we can still just as easily stay up until 7 am marathoning RuPaul's Drag Race on a school night. With him, there's no need to wear skintight dresses and skyscraper heels or other entry level "sexy" attire. He pushes me to challenge my aesthetic and try more daring fashions and trends (such as my new haircut and color -- thanx boo!). 

This time around we've decided to lay low but celebrate with style...with a Netflix binge and simple jewelry that means the most to us - whether it's Zack's hidden septum ring (come on y'all, don't hate on the tumblr #softgrunge movement of 2011 we were ALL hitting up that bookmarked tag ) and of course my Swarovski Amorous pendant

To help you celebrate your Valentine's this year with style, I've teamed up with Swarovski to bring one lucky reader an Amorous pendant of their own, a fashionable accessory to celebrate your own love - whether it be romantic or platonic. All you have to do is enter below. Good luck!

Contest runs through January 22, 2014 - February 12, 2014


photos: Allison Schaller 


  1. I want this!! There's a huge difference between having good friends and having that person that is basically family, so cute :)
    Lazy Obsession

  2. To cute like how he is so supportive.


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