What's In A Name?

A blog by any other name would smell just as sweet, but this one's sweet because it combines some things that bring me great joy: style, beauty, and travel. 

I'm a thirtysomething PhD and professor of English who dabbles in fashion, and I want to share that with y'all. I'll be posting outfits, my favorite beauty products, and the travel wisdom I've gained with each passport stamp.

Wondering about the blog's name? It's a mashup of two of my great loves, literature and hip-hop. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Polonius muses "This above all: to thine own self be true" 

"Trill" on the other hand, is a slang term born from the Houston rap scene, and made famous by the duo UGK. It combines the words "true" and "real." It's authenticity, which I strive for.