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The Best Black-Owned Lipsticks To Own For 2021

Happy New Year to my gorgeous tribe! The first post of the new year and what better way to start off the new year by introducing lipsticks, specifically black-owned. When it comes to lipsticks, I’m very picky to a certain degree. For one, is it going to look right with my complexion? and two does it contain any harmful chemicals? Growing up, the beauty industry…

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My 2020 Reflection

I never thought I would be so happy to see this year come to a close. 2020 has been such a wild and rough year for a lot of us. It just felt like yesterday I wrote “A Year in Review of Twenty Nineteen” summarizing the 2010’s decade looking forward to the start of the new decade has in store. The first two months of…

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Hello Winter

Hello Winter! I’m embracing you with open arms. The official first day of winter was actually a few days ago on Monday and must say that I’m quite excited for the season. I’ve been racking up on so many great fashion pieces for winter during quarantine, especially chunky knit sweaters. H&M has really cute chunky knit sweaters by the way that are warm, stylish and…

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How To Keep Yourself Entertained During The Holidays

I feel like we jumped from March to December in a quick blink. We are officially into the holiday season and this year it’s quite different. Meaning no holiday parties of large social gatherings with family and friends. Also no in person celebration of bringing in the new year with people on New Year’s Eve. As we are all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, most…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (Christmas List)

Dear Santa, just feel free to leave your credit card under the tree so I can buy and check off the items on my Christmas list. This has been a very interesting year. Just like many people, I had to transition commuting to the office to working from home. To be quite honest, I absolutely love being able to work remotely in the comfort of…

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My Little Black Dress in SoHo Brunch Look

I was never one to wear a black dress to a brunch, especially during the fall season. I’m usually a floral dress kind of girl. But there was something about this little black dress I fell in love with for several reasons. For one, it’s very comfortable and fits in all the right places. Two, I’m all about fashion details as I’m loving the dotted…

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Creams & Florals

‘Tis the season for ribbed cream sweaters and florals dresses. I love autumn season for the simple fact that I can dress in layers and just be completely creative with my outfits. Let’s talk about what I’m wearing for a brief moment. The ribbed cream sweater is from the 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale I purchased last weekend. This is my first ever Phillip Lim…

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What I Got From The Rent The Runway and 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sales in NYC This Weekend

This past weekend was great for sample sale shopping in NYC. I was able to hit up two sample sales, which were the Rent The Runway and 3.1 Phillip Lim. This was actually my first time physically shopping at a sample sale, which was a great experience. I’ve always shopped online at sample sales at brands like Staud or Frame and sometimes I get exclusive…

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How To Have A Minimalistic Wardrobe

Minimalistic living is a simple way of living that allows you to improve on your daily life by owning and doing things that add value to your life as opposed to just buying anything society dictates. Beyond living simply when it comes to your home and what you eat, minimalistic wardrobes have been the talk of fashion circles for a while now. This means that you…

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My Top 11 Favorite Summer Looks

Happy first day of autumn! I can’t believe that summer is officially over just like that. Like where did the time go? Reflecting back on summer 2020, I’ve rocked some pretty stylish looks from bright colors to florals. Summer 2020 was my most stylish season ever, even though our world was still in the middle of dealing with a pandemic. dressing up was sort of…

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