Earning Your Stripes

Earning Your Stripes

  You don’t choose it. You don’t plan it. And for reasons incomprehensible to many of your family, friends and colleagues, you don’t really (or always) want it. You just do it because you know…

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Reminders For 2019 Not Resolutions

Reminders For 2019 Not Resolutions

2017 was the year I told myself to recover. To recover from scars that were caused by raised voices not words, disparaging tittle-tattles and fraudulent relationships. To recover from friendships that were outgrown. To recover…

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Style the Trend: Statement Shirts

Style the Trend: Statement Shirts

Truth be told, fashion may not be the first that comes to mind when addressing geopolitical crises or the divisive debates on immigration, gender or racial relations. But with the rise of statement shirts worn…

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Style the Trend: Embracing the Pajama Culture

Style the Trend: Embracing the Pajama Culture

Trade-offs. It took me years to learn and accept this. While for some, it involves losing something in return for gaining another thing, I prefer to define it as a way of compromise with the…

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Style the Trend: Exposed Shoulders

Style the Trend: Exposed Shoulders

We thank the 90s for not throwing a cold shoulder to a trend that is now raging back with a look that is good for all ages. This time around, it is a little less…

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Valentino & Sports Luxe

Valentino & Sports Luxe

I have never been athletic enough to qualify as sports active. Not that I hid from the lockers in my years in school, I was just kept busy with other things nerdy not to mention…

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Style the Trend: Daylight Sparkle

Style the Trend: Daylight Sparkle

There is really no shame in your game of daylight sparkle.  After all, whatever sparks and shines tend to bring joy, confidence and a sense of celebration. Consider it the happy pill of styling your…

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Kate Spade: On the Sunny Side

Kate Spade: On the Sunny Side

I have always wanted to be one of the adults. Because I envy how their grown-up pack appears so free, at times careless but that didn’t matter, they could get away with anything. Their decisions…

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H&M: Dressing up Like a Grown Up

H&M: Dressing up Like a Grown …

Dressing up like a grown-up in the age of the power hoodie has become a complex concept. The divide between power dressing (conformity) and power hoodie (nonconformity) has become very thin, potentially almost insignificant when…

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Style the Trend: 3 Ways to Wear Velvet

Style the Trend: 3 Ways to Wear Velvet

The return of velvet, although inevitable, still took us by surprise, simply because it did not necessarily associate with the festive seasons and goth subcultures, but with a certain casual revolution. Although there are still…

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