Dakota and I have been working hard over the past year to decrease our impact on the environment. It started small. At first we just began by kicking our dependence on plastic bags. The more we learned about sustianability, though, the more we wanted in. Now that we’ve kicked our plastic bag habit, we are moving on to bigger things! We’ve learned a lot about “going green” along the way and we want to share them with you. A State of Ruin seemed like the perfect place to share my

Many apologies for the radio silence on A State of Ruin, lately. These past few months have been crazy busy! My recent move to Louisville went off without a hitch and it feels AMAZING to be back in the same city as my wonderful partner, Dakota. But you didn’t really think I would pass up a blog post on Halloween weekend did you?! If you are a major procrastinator (like me), check out some of my looks from this year’s #ASORHALLOWEEN for a little creepy inspo! Don’t forget to follow

Braids are the perfect (and chic) solution to the long nights and hair-ruining humidity of summer. From causal to flirty, there are endless ways to style your braids which makes them perfect for every occasion. Try these 3 looks this summer for beautiful braids that will last all day. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@state_of_ruin) for even more summer-time inspiration!

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