July 21, 2016

Lifestyle | Five Easy Ideas to Give Back to Your Local Community


Giving back to my local community has always been important to me.  From speaking at workshops to volunteering to donating to my local clothing donation center, I love being able to help others.  I feel that helping others is one of the things we're called to do.  Many may feel that giving back requires a lot of time or money, but the truth is, it doesn't.  There are small things you can do that can actually help create big changes in your community.

July 20, 2016

Lifestyle | Three Reasons Hearing "No" Can Help Your Life


Life can be interesting at times.  Since I've stepped into being a full-time entrepreneur, I've had to truly step outside of my comfort zone.  Pitching to brands was something I rarely did when I blogged on the side, but now, if I want to make sure I'm building great relationships and that my bills are paid, I am learning that pitching is absolutely necessary.  Along with putting yourself out there, though, comes the chance that you'll be turned down.  I've had a few no's in the past couple of weeks and it made me reflect on how that single two letter word can actually be beneficial.

July 18, 2016

Personal Style | Vintage Kaftan


If you saw my recent post on my favorite online vintage shops, it will be of no surprise to you that I recently purchased this vintage kaftan from Kaleidoscope Femme Studio.  As soon as she posted the kaftan on Instagram, I could not believe how beautiful it was.  I quickly purchased it and received it a week later.  After having it dry cleaned, I have had it hanging in my closet contemplating how I would wear it.  Even my mother, who recently came to visit, commented on how gorgeous it is.

July 13, 2016

Beauty | New L'Oreal Paris Skincare: Revitalift Bright Reveal & Pure-Clay Mask


Last week when I went to check my business mailbox, I was surprised to see a large package from L'Oreal Paris.  When I got home and opened the package, the skincare lover in me was squealing.  L'Oreal Paris has launched two new skincare collections this month, the Revitalift Bright Reveal and Pure-Clay Mask!  The Revitalift Bright Reveal line is to address both wrinkles and uneven skin tone (yes!) so you don't need to choose one concern over another.  Their Pure-Clay Mask line is a line of hybrid cleansers and treatments offering a different benefit - detoxing, mattifying and exfoliating.

July 11, 2016

Personal Style | Fab Werkwear Series: The Perfect Suit


I remember when I went shopping for my first suit.  I was in my senior year of college and my mom thought it would be a great idea to get me a few business pieces since I would begin interviewing for jobs soon.  As we were out shopping,  I was so unimpressed and bored with the selection of suits.  It was hard to find a full suit in my size as well so we ended up getting me a black blazer and gray dress pants.  It became my standard interview outfit, but Lord knows, I'm glad fashion has changed.