#WNJInspired | 7 Signs You Need a Vacation

Sooo, where have I been? Let’s just say I had to take a mini mental vacation. I’ve had an extremely active summer so far and while it’s been enjoyable, both mentally and physically it’s been A LOT. So I pressed pause for a bit to get myself back on track. I’ve decided to stop feeling… 

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Wearing Kimonos

Personal Style | Styling a Kimono and a Dress…Again

One wardrobe item that will forever have a place in my closet is the kimono. I absolutely love styling them all year! My collection of kimonos are the most versatile and easy to wear pieces in my closet. They’re perfect to throw on over a sleeveless dress, which is exactly how I styled the kimono in… 

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11 Scriptures on gratefulness

#WNJInspired | 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude + 5 Scriptures on Gratefulness

It’s so easy to be grateful when things are going well, but what about when things aren’t so great? Sometimes I have trouble practicing gratitude when things don’t go my way. This practice takes time and it’s continuous hard work. Thankfully I have been doing the work. As a result, this practice has become a little easier for… 

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Personal Style | Black Skirt and Black Blouse + a Linkup

Hey, friends! I’ll be switching  things up a bit today as I co-host the Bloggers Who’ve Inspired Me Linkup with Rachel. But first, let’s get into todays outfit… Last week, I was able to wear my first short skirt of the season! I was thrilled the temperature was warm enough to show a little leg,… 

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Personal Style | Instagram Closet Sale

Every so often I clean out my closet and have a closet sale, either online or in person. As much as I love my clothes, I know there are somethings that I just don’t need anymore. As I continue the process of creating a minimal wardrobe, there are certain items that I’m finally ready to part with…. 

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Sutter Homes Wines

Lifestyle | Couples Night & Sutter Home Wines

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoscatoMoments #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. This weekend, Darrius and I hosted our first couples night. We invited 3 couples to munch on finger foods, taste an array of  Sutter… 

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2017 Hyundai Elantra

#WNJDrives | 2017 Hyundai Elantra Review

A few weeks ago I had to chance to test drive the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited. My first reaction to this compact sports-like car was, “WOW!” I was thoroughly impressed with the sleek design, shiny wheels and overall chic exterior. Siting inside the car I was even more impressed! From the soft leather trimmed seats to the modern… 

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all black ootd

Personal Style | Wearing All Black + Taking a Moment to Slow Down

During the summertime I’m constantly on the go. I’m actually preparing for a few trips in July and August as we speak. However, before travel season kicks off, I’ve decided to take the next few weeks to slow down a bit. Weather it’s a walk in the park, scheduling an extra massage or facial or dining lakefront for… 

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Minimal Spring Style - OOTD

Personal Style | April Spring Style Recap + Adding Color to My Wardrobe

Most of my spring style, on and off the blog, has been simple, chic and of course, minimal. I’ve worn stripes, neutrals, prints and some of my favorite accessories. I’ve also re-styled a few items more than once. Although I’ve been staying pretty neutral with my color choices, I did throw in some color. Wearing the purple dress… 

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