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Engineered Charm

I know everyone thinks this of their friends, but… Mine are really some kind of amazing. Two Fridays ago, Yasmein took me on a walking tour of Grand Central Station and the surrounding areas because she knows I’m a history geek who would eat something like that up. Except, so did she. I caught her pulling out her phone to...

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Much More Black

I’ve been watching nothing but The Newsroom on HBOGo and Netflix movies where Edith Head served as the costume designer. I made a list of the films she worked and I am determined to watch them all. Starting with Funny Face, Roman Holiday, Rear Window, Sabrina, and What a Way to Go. Anyway. Binge watching these two things simultaneously is starting to show up in...

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Photographin’ The City

I kind-of miss when my blog read more like a diary. So in an effort to work on that and venture out, actually showing New York life on the blog, I created a bucket list of tourist-y things that I want to do. The idea is I will take the required outfit of the day photos—finally acknowledging the fashion blogger...

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Part 2

Truthfully, I liked the majority of the photos that my coworker took for me that one time I ventured to Harlem for brunch.  But I don’t have anything to say worthy of a blog post to go with them. Well, that’s not true. There is a lot to say, but I’m not sure how or why I would say anything...

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Strong as Nails

I met this lady at the Further With Ford Conference. We had breakfast at the same table earlier that day, so when I saw her during a tour of Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant later, I spoke. Nothing serious, small talk. I work at Glam.com. I have a blog I neglect. The usual. She goes on to tell me that about...

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I Find You… Delightful

If I’m being honest, New York kicked me in my *ss last week in a major way. My mother came up from Pennsylvania on Friday to see with her own eyes that I was okay. I don’t care that I’m 27 and I needed my mom. And I don’t care if you know that, either. It was nice to have...

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On Writing Fashion

One of the first writers that I was ever drawn to, fashion-wise, was Zandile Blay. She was the market editor at Paper magazine, Style & Culture columnist for the Huffington Post and then became the fashion editor at Essence.com before leaving for Nigeria to become Editor-in-Chief at Hello! Nigeria. She’s back stateside now, working as a fashion/beauty journalism professor at Syracuse University and...

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Flexi-Me

A couple months ago, I got an email from DeBorah with the subject line Hair Secrets. I’m not going to lie, I was prepared to feel embarrassed before I even read her email. I was ashamed that I still don’t know how to master doing my own hair in its natural state… and that I’ve only really tried once and...

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On the Run

I landed in New York City at 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning. On the cab ride from John F. Kennedy International Airport, my driver thought it would be appropriate to talk on the phone, using bluetooth, through the speakers of the car. I heard the entire, screaming match of a conversation. He screamed ‘NO TIP?!” at me when I got out...

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I don’t have time to drop off my laundry. I don’t have time to Tweet. I don’t have time to go grocery shopping. I don’t have time… blah, blah, we get it, you’re busy. Good for you. If you let me tell it, I literally don’t have time to do anything. Breathing would be a stretch. But if I were...

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