#WNJInspired | 5 Things You Need to Survive 2017

Have you started preparing for the New Year? If not, now is the time to buckle down and get started. Along with my goals and action steps, there are a few tangible items I’ll need to help make 2017 an amazing and productive year. Here are 5 items that I know will help me survive the… 

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Personal Style | Melissa McCarthy Floral Tunic and Denim

At the beginning of the season, I decided to browse the Nordstrom Rack website for some new tops to add to my fall/winter wardrobe. Knowing that I’d probably find a lot of spring and summer items on sale, that’s where I looked first. After only browsing for a few minutes, I spotted this vibrant Melissa McCarthy floral tunic. I didn’t care… 

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Reasons to be Thankful Everyday

#WNJInspired | 7 Simple Reasons to be Thankful Everyday

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Darrius and I enjoyed our time celebrating the holiday with his family in Delaware and now, we’re back in Maryland gearing up for a quiet and relaxing holiday weekend. But before I start my weekend, I want to leave you with 7 simple things to be thankful for every… 

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Personal Style | 5 Reasons Why Having a Minimal Wardrobe Makes Life Easier

Before I stared my minimal wardrobe journey, I did a lot of research. I said that I would take things slow and I promised myself that I would do things my way. Months into this new personal style change, I can say that I’m very pleased with my progress. I’m starting to see how this small… 

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#WNJPlaylist | 23 Songs You Need on Your Workout Playlist 

Earlier this summer I made the decision to take control of my health. I was fed up with feeling sluggish, sick of getting bi-weekly migraines and I was over having zero energy. So from the beginning of July to the end of September I began walking at least 1 mile 5 times a week, weekends… 

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Personal Style | September & October Outfit Recap

November is here and the temperatures are slowly but surely beginning to feel like fall. I’m a huge fan of this season! Aside from the boots and capes, I love to feel the crisp fall air and nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate…with extra marshmallows, of course. I spent part of the weekend switching… 

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#WNJBeauty | OZNaturals Facial Serum Review

A few months ago I was approached to try a new facial serum from OZNaturals. Since I’ve become a fan of facial serums and oils this year, I was excited to try their Vitamin C serum. For about a month 1/2 I incorporated the product into my skin care regimen, day and night. Read ahead for… 

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Personal Style | Wearing Burgundy and White

In my last outfit post I wore burgundy and black, but today I’m switching things up and styling burgundy and white. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of re-purposing certain wardrobe items. So when it came to this outfit, I had no problem restyling these pants! Since the weather isn’t that cold yet, the lightweight… 

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Know Your Worth - Erika Akwo

#WNJInspired | Know Your Worth: Who Are You Video

Have you ever looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person looking back? Have you ever asked yourself “who am I?” I’m sure if you take a moment to be honest with yourself, you’ve been there. I know I have. Thankfully, I can now look in the mirror and smile at the woman I’ve… 

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