Adulting: My Budget Goals For This Year

Live Like No One Else, So That You Can Live Like No One Else -Dave Ramsey It has taken me 37 years to finally be open and honest with myself when it comes to my finances. I don’t think I have ever known how to effectively handle my money, part of that is because I was…

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The Most Influential Style Blogger Instagram Accounts To Follow Now…

I must admit, I obsessively stalk stylish blogger Instagram accounts. What can I say, its my guilty pleasure! At this point, the amount of blogs I have bookmarked on my computer would qualify me as clinically insane. I visit blog pages, make mental notes and yes, I fantasize, because guys, these bloggers are damn good. Check…

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They Said Hair Grease Was Horrible, But I’m Not Giving It Up…

I hail from the straightening comb and hair grease era. In my Mom’s mind, my  hair wasn’t presentable to the world unless it was straight, shining and slick with grease. As a teenager, I would have my hair relaxed and immediately after drying my hair, the first thing to be done was “grease” my hair.…

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This Woman’s Work

Freres Branchiaux: a handmade body, candle, and home fragrance goods company created by brothers Collin, Ryan, and Austin Gill; located in the DMV. Last week, Hubby and I decided to skip work and go on a lunch date at Kith and Kin at the new Wharf DC. After lunch, we decided to stroll the area. As…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
Do you want to be a successful blogger? Do ideas for posts randomly pop into your head whenever, wherever? Do you think about ways to improve your blog? How to write more? Better? Faster? Do you study what the most successful bloggers have done to get to where…

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Nail Rehab

Hello 911, my nails are dying!!! Long, carefully sculpted and a piece of art. Words that would describe my Ballerina nails over the Spring season. Short, disturbingly stunted, bare and weak. Words that would describe the current state of my Summer nails. Sad, how did I get here!!! My nails were perfect. I feel the…

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One Day or Day One

Have you made that decision yet? “One Day” means some day in the future. “One day I’ll visit Spain.” The deeper meaning though is that it’s never going happen; it’s wishful thinking. The person waiting for one day is not doing anything to make it happen. “One day” never comes. “Day One” means the first…

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What is Style?

  Personal Style Is Curiosity About Oneself -Iris Apfel Iris Apfel is a demi-god. With Coke bottle glasses, jewelry that weighs more than she does, and an overall flee-market-slash-desert-bazaar-chic look, it’s easy to acknowledge that the woman is brimming with style wisdom. A bible could be written with Iris Apfel quotes, what with her determination…

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Coverup or Kimono?

I was recently invited to a tea party for my late birthday celebration and I wrestled with what to wear. I normally find a cute dress to wear to these events, however I was not in a dress mood. I reluctantly decided on a purple fitted pencil skirt and a white button up collared shirt.…

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Basic Instinct

With good basics, you’ll have endless options… When building a wardrobe you want to last from season to season, year after year, you’ll need to start out with basics. While trends are fun, having a closet filled with them does not make a wardrobe. Plus buying mostly trendy items—even if you get them from fast…

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