Lydia Yekalam

Lydia Yekalam is a Freelance Writer for MUIPR. She was born and raised in Seattle, and is currently a communications major at the University of Washington. Lydia loves traveling and hopes to one day live in Europe. Her hobbies include taking Instagram-worthy photos, creating DIY interior design projects, and pursuing all things fitness related. Follow Lydia on Twitter @LydiaYekalam

Published Stories

Inspirational Book of the Month: “#GIRLBOSS”

When you come across a memorable book, it is definitely worth mentioning. When you come across an inspiring book, it is borderline rude to keep it to yourself. If there is one thing we are not it is...

Blogging: A Branding Tool to Land the Job of Your Dreams

Blogging is a great past time and an excellent form of creative expression. For many, it is a hobby, something they do on the side. For others, blogging is another social media platform. In both...

Top Three Brands for Cute and Comfortable Office Footwear

The struggle to find shoes that keep you comfortable during long grueling workdays is all too common. Finding comfortable shoes that are also attractive? Near impossible. Dansko clogs are the top...

“Clothes to Die for,” At What Cost?

“Clothes to Die For” is a BBC Two documentary based on the Bangladeshi garment industry. The collapse of Rana Plaza, one of the most tragic industrial events of the 21st century. The Rana Plaza...

Spread The Word: Shorts are Good, Skirts Are Better, But skorts Are Best of All

If there is one thing guaranteed to resurrect your memory of elementary school, it is the skort. A uniform staple, the skort was one of the most intriguing and genius creations of the fashion world....

Shopping Checklist: When to Splurge, When to Save

When it comes to shopping, it seems most of us go through cycles. First are the uber thrifty plan-ahead days where we search the entire web, wait for sales, and clip coupons for hours. Needless to...

Women’s Watches to Watch for Summer 2014

Nothing completes an outfit more than a watch. You can take the simplest of outfits, like a solid t-shirt and boyfriend jeans, add a watch, and immediately your clothes become an outfit. Even more...

Kate Bosworth is Stealing and You Should Too With the StyleThief App

Fashion envy is something we are all guilty of. That girl walking down the street, someone we see on the bus, our co-worker at school, or our favorite celebrity. No matter who it is, some people just...

Loving Lilac: Spring’s Favorite Flower is Summer’s Favorite Trend

Lilac is a timeless color that has gained a lot of popularity this summer, becoming this season’s must-have color. The purple shade is not only a pleasant addition to any wardrobe, but it goes well...

Cultural Appropriation is Not Fashionable: Why You Should Skip the Festival Bindis and Headdresses

Time and time again, designers, singers, and celebrities make headlines by taking things of value from other cultures and turn them into trendy accessories to be forgotten by next season. Some call...