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STYLE | How I Built My 43-Piece Capsule Wardrobe

Now this is a story all about how (tee hee) I built my capsule wardrobe and rediscovered myself in the process. How I literally changed my relationship with money and stopped wasting it on things I didn’t need or even like. How I stopped…

June 13, 2017

LIFE | How to Write Your Own Happiness List

I have a feeling that 2016 is going to be a BIG year for a lot of us. Don’t you? I mean, it’s still January…at the end of the day, even if you haven’t done anything but sit around and contemplate your next move…

January 21, 2016

BEAUTY | Trying Flat Twists

Happy Monday, and I hope you had a great weekend! Since I cut my hair, I’ve been using perm rods to style it. On Friday night I was feeling super lazy and just couldn’t bring myself to wash and set my hair though, so…

June 8, 2015

LIFE | My Morning Routine: Progress, Challenges and Changes

Oh boy. I’ve been trying to nail down a consistent morning routine since early this year, after coming to the realization that I need to change the way I start my day. I developed my first morning routine back in January; things were good…

May 6, 2015

Beauty | How I Wash and Style My Short Natural Hair

I cut my hair a few weeks ago (thanks again to Andrew at Bumble and bumble. for SUCH a great cut!) and my hair regimen has been so simple since chopping my hair off. Every week I wash my hair with shampoo, detangle with…

April 9, 2015

BEAUTY | Valentine’s Day Updo for Natural Hair

I spied this beautiful updo for natural hair on Once Wed, and I just had to share. Valentine’s Day is next weekend, and this style is so romantic and lovely, and it’s perfect whether you’re going on a date or having a fun girls’…

February 6, 2015

BEAUTY | How to Contour Your Face…it’s actually EASY

The first time I wore foundation, I was 24 years old. Needless to say that after only five years of doing this whole “makeup thing” (and pretty much only on the weekends) I’m no beauty expert. Yet I write about beauty here on The…

December 18, 2014

BEAUTY | My Signature Two Strand Twist Updo

I’ve gotten a few requests for how I do my signature two strand twist updo, so here are a few photos that I hope do a decent job of showing you how I usually wear my hair when it’s in two strand twists. This…

July 8, 2014
Photo of Black woman hands at keyboard


From 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM (or even as late as 8:00 PM), I work at a nonprofit as a health and aging policy professional. We’re a small organization, but we do a TON of work in New York and in Washington, D.C. That…

October 7, 2013
Fall Makeup

BEAUTY | Fall Makeup Checkup

Hi lady friends! For the past few weeks, I’ve had the best time giving myself a “Fall makeup checkup” and re-organizing my makeup bag. No seriously, it’s been a lot of fun! I think I may have OCD. Re-organization should never bring anyone this…

September 26, 2013
a photo tutorial of how I create the perfect neutral, everyday makeup look

BEAUTY | My Everyday Makeup Routine Photo Tutorial

I’ve had a lot of questions about my beauty regimen recently, so since I’m still learning how to edit videos on my MacBook Pro (yes, I made the switch to Mac last week!) I figured I’d do a photo tutorial instead of a YT…

July 16, 2013
flat twists and bantu knots - cover photo

New Flat Twists // Tutorial

I washed my hair on Friday night (hooray, I’m back to the curls!) using Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo. I deep conditioned with Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque and used their Coconut and Hibiscus Hold and Shine Moisture Mist (geez, what…

February 12, 2013
use only 13 pieces to create your fall wardrobe

Becoming a ‘Frugalista’ // My Lucky Dozen for Fall

I don’t know if it was turning 27, or realizing that my parents aren’t in a position to pay for my wedding, or being faced with the fact that the grant that pays my salary is over in 2014…something has made me very aware…

March 27, 2012