This is a lifestyle blog.

I'm Alida. Writer of Books. Lover of food. Late 20s and still shops at Forever21. Wears lipstick to the grocery store. Runs even when not being chased. Like a Real Housewife but poorer. Not real good at anything. Now a lifestyle blogger.

You should definitely listen to me!


Welcome To Your Best Worst Friend!

Welcome To Your Best Worst Friend!

My name is Alida Nugent, I’m a blogger-turned-author-turned-lifestyle-blogger. Is that one of the most annoying things you’ve heard all day? Certainly. But I’m also very excited for it.

I spent the last 6 years writing a blog called The Frenemy, which started out as a satire on women’s magazines but then kind of became a horrifyingly sloppy notebook of my random muses. It meant a lot to me, but it didn’t have any structure, and I became very interested in more and new and different projects.

In Rom Com speak: I loved it, but I was ready to move on.

That’s why I decided to be the new GOOP! I’m kidding. I could never be Gwyneth Paltrow. Is it because I would NEVER break up with Ben Affleck? Yes, and it’s gross, and I’m sorry. Is it also because I have about 30 million dollars less than her? No. I obviously have that kind of money. I’m a writer. Is it because I’m not as delusional? Obviously you have your answer, because of the previous question. I am incredibly delusional. I have a lifestyle blog! I think people want to hear about how I make my DINNER, for Christ’s Sake.

So. Mostly, I can never be Gwyneth because I am not perfect. She is like a perfect golden little orb who can afford brass toilets and has dinner parties with Beyoncé and is so easy to make fun of. I am not perfect (although still certainly easy to make fun of).

And so, by default, this site will not be perfect. It will be like if a lifestyle blog fell into the toilet, and since it wasn’t an Iphone 7, it’s kind of broken now, but maybe not if you stick it into some rice. That’s what it will be like. And, the real description: some good, some bad, but all real advice from me, the kind of girl who has no white shirts without stains on them. But I can wing my eyeliner and make a mean Italian (or Puerto Rican or vegan) feast.

I love writing about a few topics that most bloggers with these kinds of sites write about---clothing, cooking, fruit flies in their house, never ending fruit flies eating their fruit and it's slowly driving you mad, being Latina, trying new makeup, wearing the same makeup over and over again, anxiety, feminism, what’s in my purse, how much money I have, buying stuff I shouldn't buy, trying to keep my plants desperately alive, going to the gym, pretending that I'm going to the gym by wearing my Nike sneakers all day, love, eating enormous amounts of food, and posts with pictures of my all-white room that has 4 million dollar throw pillows everywhere and only beige designer clothing.

Well, maybe they wrote some of those posts. I will write the rest, except the last one. I have like 4 pillows from Target!

It’s been a while since I started a new project, and I’m really excited about what’s to come.

I’m going to start this week off with a post every weekday for a few weeks. After that, I’ll post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2pm.

Thanks for coming along with me. I’m very excited to show you all the things I’ve been planning this last few months, and to get back to the Internet in a real way. Mostly, I just can’t wait to start new again. Doesn’t that sound nice? 

Things I've Learned From My Gym Membership (so far)

Things I've Learned From My Gym Membership (so far)

Breakfast Tacos (A Celebration!)

Breakfast Tacos (A Celebration!)