Zippered pencil skirt & floral blouse

what to wear to work, church, business casual office wear

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How to style an ankara skirt for work

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Oversized sweater & OTK boots | The art of saying no

Shonda Rhimes wrote a book titled “The year of Yes” in which she shared her experience from vowing to say yes to ‘everything’ for a year. I actually need to buy this book because it sounds pretty amazing and everyone, Oprah included, has been raving about it. After hearing her flawless (did I mention how FLAWLESS it was?! It was SO good) TED talk on the topic, I’m even more interested in reading it. Nevertheless, I think I experienced the opposite problem for most of my life. Let me explain: 

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How to style a faux fur vest | What I accomplished in January

Christmas happened. We blinked. And then it was February! Although my absence from blogging made it appear as if I slept through January, I promise that I was up to good things which I’ll be sharing with you guys in this post. Continue reading “How to style a faux fur vest | What I accomplished in January”

Ankara romper + OTK boots

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot” – Joe Vitale

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Best of 2016!

Hey guys! I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to clock in a new year and get a new chance at a fresh start! As with every year, 2016 had its highs and its lows but from what I’ve noticed on social media, it seems this time around that the lows surpassed the highs for a lot of people. I personally feel that I attended one too many funerals, especially that of a 10 month old baby – which forever changed my outlook on life! I certainly don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer but I’m just glad that 2016 will now be a thing of the past.  Continue reading “Best of 2016!”

Ankara top & cropped pants

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How I stayed 7 nights in Dubai for less than $250!

As everyone is gearing up for the new year, traveling more is – year after year -one of those resolutions (like going to the gym) that sounds good in theory but that can also be hard to bring to pass. I am by no means a travel expert but over the past decade, I not only traveled within the states but I’ve also visited about 10 islands, traveled to Aruba in 2014, the Virgin Islands in 2015 and more recently to Haiti and Dubai this year. As we speak, I am planning my travels for 2017 and thought I’d share with you guys some tips to help you achieve your travel goals without breaking the bank. I’ll leave the gym pep talk to the professionals but here are my tips for making your wanderlust dreams a reality so you can sit pretty like this in Dubai or anywhere else you choose 🙂

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The biggest lesson I’ve learned in 4 years of blogging.

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. -David Frost

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How to layer your jackets | With change comes growth

“Change is unavoidable, but growth is optional. Keep changing, keep learning, keep growing daily.” – Neil Vermillion

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I cannot believe Thanksgiving is a week away! Tonight, my girls at church are putting together an early Thanksgiving potluck dinner. One thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it reminds us all to be grateful for everything we have and don’t have, for everything we do and don’t do, for the people in our lives and our many blessings we take for granted. I actually want to start a daily gratitude journal because I strongly believe that having an attitude of gratefulness is the easiest way to bring even more blessings into our lives. Continue reading “How to layer your jackets | With change comes growth”

How your outerwear can change your whole look!

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Midi skirt + African print jacket

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”  Robert Schuller

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Skater skirt + Gladiator heels | What to do when life throws you lemons

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

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Let’s talk hair: 5 affordable, low maintenance crochet braid styles you should try!

tan-suede-dress-hmxbalmain-structured-blazer-1Two years ago, November 1st, 2014, I looked in the mirror and cut one strand of my permed ends. And another. Then another. Though unplanned, breaking up with relaxers and learning to take care of my natural hair has been a decision I will never regret making.  Continue reading “Let’s talk hair: 5 affordable, low maintenance crochet braid styles you should try!”

How to style a lace summer dress in the fall

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ” – Ann Landers

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