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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Baltimore Weekend

Personal Style | Weekend Staycation Outfit

A few weekends ago Darrius and I planned a styacation in downtown Baltimore. Our friends were getting married in the city, so we decided to make a weekend of it! We stayed Friday – Monday at the beautiful Rennisance Harborplace. It was also our anniversary weekend, so of course, we wanted to spend some quality time… 

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Know Your Worth

#FearlessWomanIam Interview | Erika Akwo of Know Your Worth 

With the Fearless Woman I am website being developed, I decided to wait until it’s completion to post any new FWIAM Features. Today, however, I knew I had to introduce this Fearless Woman – I just couldn’t wait to share her story! Erika Akwo, Founder & CEO and author of Know Your Worth, is someone I truly admire. Over the past… 

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Summer Beauty Products Favorites

#WNJBeauty | 6 Must Have Summer Beauty Products, Part I

Taking care of my skin – face and body – is something I don’t take lightly. Even as a young girl I understood the importance of skincare, thanks to my mother. Over the years skincare has remained a priority and I’ve found some products that work well with my (combination) skin. It’s been a lot… 

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Wearing Stripes

Personal Style | Wearing Stripes and Sweatpants

For the past several weeks, wearing stripes and sweatpants seems to be a reoccurring theme. I’m not talking about the drab and baggy grey sweatpants with the drawstring, although I do wear those around the house to clean sometimes. I’m talking about the straight-leg, comfy and flattering pants made of sweatpants material. You know, the… 

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#WNJInspired | The Morning Playlist You Need to Have an Amazing Day

What’s one of the first things you do in the morning? For me it’s listening to music. I actually have a morning playlist entitled “Wake Up” on iTunes and I listen while I’m getting ready or during my morning car rides. Because my taste in music is pretty diverse, the playlist broken up into genres. I… 

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Minimal Outfit - Black and White

Personal Style | My Take on Black and White Minimalism

When I decided to do the whole minimal style thing I vowed to do it my way. Of course I plan to continue incorporating the “minimal colors” like black, white and neutrals. However, I’m determined not to be boring with my outfit choices. This outfit could have easily gone the boring route, but adding a hint… 

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#WNJInspired | 7 Things I’ve Learned After 3 Years of Marriage

Last week Darrius and I celebrated our 3-year wedding anniversary! This past weekend we continued the celebration with a 3-day staycation at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace. We lead a pretty active lifestyle, together and separately,  so the time spent relaxing, shopping and just being alone with one another was perfect. One thing we like to do each… 

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#WNJDrives | 2016 Mazda CX-5 Car Review

I don’t know about you, but I am SO happy it’s the weekend! The dreary weather we’ve been experiencing here in Maryland has put a slight damper on my mood, which has made me extremely tired lately. It’s literally been grey skies and rain for weeks, with a few peaks of sunshine here and there. However, as much… 

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