A New Chapter

Hi my loves,

I cannot believe I have neglected my blog for almost four straight months. Truthfully, I didn't blog for so long because I had lost my vision and my sense of what The Z List really is. I am regaining my footing in the blogging world, though I will not make empty promises of blogging at least three times a week. I am pressing the re-start on the blog, and on my career. 

I have always had big dreams to enter the political world, and as a certain group likes to say, shatter some glass ceilings. I can remember staring at the TV during the George W. Bush election of 2000. I stayed up so late to watch FLORIDA (hanging chads anyone?) be counted...and I was a fresh four years old. I breathe, sleep, and eat politics. I'm a media-holic, which has both its good and bad sides. I've always loved politics, but I've loved them from the side lines. 

The past few months have been an unending existential crises' (if you can even have those at 22). I was comfortable in my job, but it wasn't what I wanted to do forever.  And then one day a few weeks ago, an out of this world opportunity fell into my lap. So what did I do about it? I thought about it, pondered it, cried about it, slept on it, and acted on it. I quit my comfortable 9-5 job and went out on a limb because the taste of pursuing my dream is far greater than any trepidation I faced. I've realized that I don't take enough risks and that I have lived for far too long in comfort. I now work with an incredible team of people who I kid you not were miraculously brought together. We have a core group of women and men who truly believe in doing what is right and what is just. We are fighting for a country that will not be better just for ourselves, but for the generations of Americans that are to come. We all talk about the American Dream of white picket fences and financial successes, but in all honesty, we each dream differently. My dreams and passions make me tick, and they make me put my feet on the ground each and every day. 

So what exactly do I do? I fundraise, I plan events, I run my candidates schedule, and much much more. There is no full description to what I do, but I can tell you that I wake up every day with an excitement I have not felt before. I know I haven't been outside of college for an entire year, but right now I'm satisfied beyond belief, and that is a powerful thing.

If you would like to learn more about my candidate, visit www.ddadamsforcongress.com. For professional inquiries, you may reach me at scheduler@ddadamsforcongress.com.

Now that I don't work the 9-5, I look forward to pouring my extra time into this blog. I love y'all, and I have missed you! 

Thank you for letting me blabber! It means more than I can ever express. 

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Winter Staple: Stadium Coat

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful time ringing in 2017. I promised this blog post two days ago...and I am two days late. Sometimes with life, you just have to roll with the punches of flight delays, fevers, and so on. I am back in North Carolina after a wonderful holiday visit with family and friends. I will be posting my New Year's Resolutions soon, and I promise to be keeping them. 

Today's post is all about my new obsession, my stadium coat! I got it as a gift for Christmas, and I have been wearing it nonstop.

If you live in a place where it hits below 40 degrees in the winter, a coat is an essential! I got a parka from J. Crew last season, so I knew this would be a good coat. 

This coat is easy to pair with anything! I got grey because I am obsessed with neutrals, but it comes in so many colors. 

I'm wearing my favorite leather leggings (another wardrobe staple) and I topped the look off with my favorite Rebecca Minkoff purse. 

The coat is pricey, but definitely a wise investment! I can't wait to blog more in 2017 and expand The Z List. I have exciting plans and I can't wait for y'all to join me on the adventure.

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My Favorites: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Happy post Christmas!

Now that the holidays have come and gone, the returns seem to be piling up. To be honest, I hate the mall during this time. It is always so crowded, so often shopping from my couch is much more appealing. Nordstrom makes that so easy!

Also, the boots I linked in my Instagram can be found here

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1) BP Grey Poncho 2) Free People Dress     3) Velvet Dress  4) Topshop Pink Biker Jacket

5) Sam Edelman Slouch Boots  6) Burberry Parka

Here are some of my favorites from the Nordstrom half yearly sale. While I have ENDLESS favorites, I narrowed it down to my six favorites. I'd love to hear what you like! The sale runs until January 2nd, and shipping is free (yipee!). 

xo,

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Our 2016 Christmas Card

Merry Christmas my friends!

This year has been filled with many ups and downs. Though it seems like most of us have been lying in the valley, I am hoping that 2017 is filled with many mountaintops. 

Christmas is a special time to spend with family and rejoice in the birth of a little babe who transformed the world. Presence is the greatest present we can give. I am sharing our 2016 Holiday/New Year card, taken by the amazing Natalie Schram. If you're in NC or the Southeast, I HIGHLY recommend her. She makes taking pictures fun and effortless. 

 

 

We're closing out Christmas with our beloved family, a fire, and some wine. I hope you have had a day filled with peace. For those who find the holidays excruciating, know that I think of you and pray that you will see glimpses of love and joy.

All my love,

Nip+Fab Products

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Nip+Fab Skin Line.

Hi loves,

I hope you had the most marvelous Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for each of my faithful readers! Y'all bring me so much happiness and joy! 

I have the exciting opportunity to talk to you about a new favorite of mine: Nip+Fab skin care products! My mom always told me to take good care of my skin. I have really dry and sensitive skin, so it is often hard to find products that are complimentary.

I also use the Glycolic Fix Night Pads. I use them on my face each and every night. It takes away any dirt that my skin accumulated from the day. I use the Dragon Plumping Serum every morning. It gives my skin a nice and clean look, and also serves as a great moisturizer! The Serum totally helps my uber dry skin. 

Like I said earlier, the Dragon Mask is my absolute favorite Nip+Fab product (though it is hard to pick a favorite!). I use it twice a week. I put it on right before I go to bed, and leave it on all night. 

When I wake up, my skin feels fresh and rejuvenated. 

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Nip+Fab can be found at Ulta, Target, ASOS, and other places. Just google it and you will find it!

It is affordable and high quality, something that is so hard to find these days.

Hope y'all try these products!

xo,