De Elizabeth

De is a Boston-based writer and editor. She's passionate about coffee, perfect winged eyeliner, and is obsessed with taking photos of her kid — but not in an annoying way. In addition to writing features for Romper and Bustle, she also works as the Weekend Editor for Teen Vogue. Feel free to get in touch at http://de-lightful.com.

Why Beyoncé Fans Need To Stop Looking For 'Becky With The Good Hair'

ByDe Elizabeth
By now, you're probably aware of the fact Beyoncé basically sent the Internet – and our televisions – into an uproar this past Saturday with the release of Lemonade on HBO, and its subsequent release on Tidal. You're probably also aware the Internet…

The 5 Stages Of Becoming Addicted To 'American Horror Story'

ByDe Elizabeth
(Warning: There are spoilers throughout article.) "American Horror Story" is one of those TV shows that lures you in with intrigue and seduction. You'll see the commercials in-between channel surfing, or someone on your friends list will post the…

The New American Way: Why The US Is Letting Itself Be Defined By Fear

ByDe Elizabeth
In the days since the tragic attacks in Paris, the media has turned into a minefield of fear, ignorance and hate. You can't go on Facebook without encountering a long-winded political rant, and you can't turn on the news without hearing fear-driven…

4 Things That Will Immediately Get You Unfollowed On Social Media

ByDe Elizabeth
There will always be annoying people on social media. You can't really avoid them. It comes with the territory, like bad weather in the winter or sunburns in August. There are some types of posts on social media that are just mildly annoying, like…

The Unfortunate Reality: How Cyberbullying Now Defines Our Culture

ByDe Elizabeth
As Millennials, we are a generation lucky to say we watched many great phenomenons rise to popularity. We saw and tasted Starbucks' first Pumpkin Spice Lattes in 2003, stood by Britney's side through her 2007 meltdown and remember when Facebook had…

Think Before You Pink: Why Some Breast Cancer Funds Are Questionable

ByDe Elizabeth
October symbolizes a variety of things, including the changing of the leaves, leggings and boots, PSLs and an abundance of pink. If you weren't aware, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's the month when companies slap a pink…

Bridechilla: 8 Ways To Stay Cool During The Final Weeks Of Planning

ByDe Elizabeth
Anyone who tells you planning a wedding isn't stressful is either lying, or has never planned a wedding before. Getting married is listed as the seventh most stressful life event on The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, and considering this list was…

6 Vintage-Inspired Rings For Brides Who Break The Mold

ByDe Elizabeth
When it comes to weddings and engagements, there's an endless amount of virtual inspiration available, and it's easy to get caught up in trendy ideas. As a bride-to-be myself, I spend a great deal of time on Pinterest and other wedding blogs to fuel…

The Celeb Posse You'd Be In, According To Your High School Clique

ByDe Elizabeth
What's the next best thing to being a celebrity? Duh, hanging out with one. We're not only privy to our fav celebs' daily updates, but we also know what their friends are up to. It's easy to be envious of their everyday lives like Troian…

Why Believing In Fate Is Preventing You From Finding 'The One'

ByDe Elizabeth
We make choices in relationships all the time. We choose to send that text; sometimes, we choose to ghost. We choose to try again, give second chances or give up. We make all sorts of decisions: some bad, and some good. We make decisions under the…

4 Myths About Vegetarians That Are Far From Fact

ByDe Elizabeth
Vegetarians of the world, rejoice! Today is #WorldMeatFreeDay, an entire 24 hours dedicated to the herbivores of society. We had #NationalBurgerDay fairly recently, so it's only right we meatless folk get our own celebratory day as well. By choosing…

Jealousy Makes Us Human: Why It's Okay To Be 'That' Girl

ByDe Elizabeth
The other day, I was grabbing coffee with a friend and listening to her talk about her boyfriend's flirty coworker. The coworker had been popping up all over social media, liking pictures and commenting on statuses with winky emojis — typical…

BFF4E: 7 Reasons Your Best Friend Deserves Love And Gratitude Every Day

ByDe Elizabeth
Since we have a National Sibling Day and a National Hug Your Cat Day, it's really only fair there's also a National Best Friend(s) Day. Even though it's a good idea to be grateful for your besties 365 days of the year, it's nice to have a reason to…

What Everyone Is Failing To Notice In The Lilly Pulitzer Scandal

ByDe Elizabeth
Lilly Pulitzer can't seem to stay out of trouble. A few months ago, Lilly Pulitzer made headlines when the brand rolled out its Target collection. Despite being immensely popular, larger sizes of this clothing line were only available online,…

Why Society Needs To Stop Telling Women They Don't 'Need' Makeup

ByDe Elizabeth
Let's just get one thing out of the way: I have nothing against women who choose not to wear makeup. What's included in your "getting ready routine" is your business. Pick up a mascara wand, or don't pick up a mascara wand; I have no judgment either…

The Real Problem With The Dad Bod Trend

ByDe Elizabeth
Unless you live under a rock, you probably have heard the term "dad bod" at some point in the last couple of days. This phrase, coined by Clemson University sophomore Mackenzie Pearson, has been blowing up the Interwebs, spawning articles that cite…

Adopt, Don't Shop: How We Fell In Love With Our Feral Cat

ByDe Elizabeth
Today is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, and the message of this title is a strong one. When you adopt a pet from a shelter, you don't just save the life of that animal, you enhance your own. I will admit that when my fiancé and I decided to adopt…

6 Reasons Why 'Titanic' Still Resonates With This Generation

ByDe Elizabeth
This week marks the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Every year, its remembrance is the catalyst for plethora of new tributes, such as documentaries, novels or even video games. Of course, when we think about the cultural influence…

I Know Guac Is Extra: 5 Ways To Use Avocados As A Beauty Product

ByDe Elizabeth
Ah, avocado: the glorious fruit that us, ladies, cannot get enough of. Say the word "avocado" and we are there. Avocado in salads, avocado on toast and, of course, the holy grail of all dips: guacamole. I mean, guac is basically the sole reason to…

#CharlesIsA: 4 Theories Behind The Big 'Pretty Little Liars' Reveal

ByDe Elizabeth
The long-awaited "Pretty Little Liars" season finale took place last night, and the writers essentially broke the Internet with plot twists — but not for the reason you might think. The past weeks leading up to this episode were filled with all…