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A Blog That Chronicles It All

Tuesday night was one of those signs that let me know God was speaking to me. One of the benefits of having a best friend in the same industry as me is that she will pass along my email to events that she knows I would benefit from. It was because of her, I had one of my best nights as a New Yorker, ever. OWN premiered a docu-series, its uplifting answer to Bravo’s Blood Sweat and Heels called #LoveInTheCity....

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Dear New York, I Don’t Need Your Validation

I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here.  So, New York, We’ve been a thing for over a year now, which, is a pretty big deal. I understand  that we’re getting...

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Eloise Says Hi

On Saturday, my mom created a New York milestone for me: an afternoon Eloise-themed belated birthday tea at The Plaza.  I had no idea how majestic The Plaza was when I would read Eloise books as a child. I just knew that it was a magical place brought to life by Kay Thompson’s six-year-old with penchant for mischief. Prior to Saturday, I had only been inside New York’s first landmark hotel two times. Once, when Sexy Hair revealed that Marilyn...

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Seasons

I bought myself a few very New York-centric things for my birthday: BaubleBar’s state pendent necklace (with a heart cut out over my beloved NYC) and Noir’s Gotham City stackable ring. The idea was that it was it would reinforce the “brand” that I am trying to build as a very NYC-focused one, making me want to blog. Here’s the thing. I always feel guilty. I know that I can do more on my blog. I know that if I...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of New York City

Or I guess that should read: 5 Style Lessons I Learned Living in New York City. I’ve officially been Channing in the City for a little over a year now. When I first moved here, I wondered how my style would change, what if anything I would do differently. While I may be a bit biased (it’s always hard to see something when you’re right in the thick of it), I don’t think my style has changed that much. Just...

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#IWokeUpLikeThis and I’m Sick of It

I think it’s important that you know that I went to school in the mountains. Penn State is literally in the middle of the state of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by, yup, that’s right, mountains. For four years, I became accustomed to be being accosted with snow in October. Going to football games in blizzards. Wind degrees chilling in the negatives. Only one time do I remember class being cancelled: Valentine’s Day of my sophomore year. So, New York, I know cold....

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Bleu My Mind

When I am obsessed with something, it’s literally all I want to do, or in this case wear. It’s like that silly little meme floating around says, ‘this is how my brain works,’ and there is a light switch labeled uninterested and utterly obsessed. I am utterly obsessed with blue. I tend to do this with a color at least once every couple of years or so. In high school, it was hot pink. In college, it was dark brown....

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NYFW, Day 7

My friends, we have reached the promise land: Day 7. For me, New York Fashion Week ends today. I thank you for allowing me to recap NYFW with you all. 7:45 a.m. My alarm goes off. I have a mild panic attack wondering if I forgot to put something into my iPhone calendar. Nope, I don’t have an early show. *hits snooze* 8:30 a.m. I’m up, I’m up. 9:30 a.m. I was going to walk to the train but I’ll...

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NYFW, Day 6

While I am never one to complain about New York Fashion Week–who wouldn’t want to be the first to next season’s trends–Day 6 is when it starts to feel like an actual job. I can’t find anything to wear because my contents of my entire closet are on my bed, my feet hurt, I’m tired and not to mention I’ve spent three times my weight in cab fare. Here’s how I spent the day… 8:15 a.m. I literally throw myself...

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NYFW, Day 5

Via I’m going to be honest here, everyday during Fashion Week that I don’t wake up hangover and try to wear the same outfit I wore the day before is a success. Eat before you drink, guzzle water before bed, kids. I was a pro at this by the time Day 5 rolled around. 8:30 a.m. No hangover! Oh yeaaaah, Imma look cute to-day. 9:30 a.m. Sh*t, I better Uber right now so I can be on time/early for Carolina Herrera’s 10am...

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