Thinking About Trayvon. Where Do We Go From Here?

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There are some days where what I do feels incredibly difficult (even though what I do is actually incredibly easy). What I do is write about beautiful things; I share information about things that inspire and uplift and make you want to shop and try things on and enjoy all the pleasurable, happiness-enhancing things in […]

Beauty Confession- I Think I Wear Too Much Makeup (Sometimes)

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It’s so funny when I look at old bios I wrote for myself for this blog. I first started it back in 2006, and I have changed so much in terms of where I am in my life and what I’m like as a person. Back in 2006 I still felt like a girl. I […]

Real Advice For Nigella Lawson And For So Many Women Just Like Her

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The recent photos of Nigella Lawson being publicly assaulted by her husband, advertising magnate and multimillionaire art collector Charles Saatchi, hurt my heart and made me feel sick to my stomach. Seeing these images of this man’s hand wrapped around her throat, flicking her nose in obvious, familiar disrespect and degradation made so many questions […]

An Elegy For Eloquii – The Frustrating State Of Plus Size Fashion

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In case you haven’t been paying attention to the fashion news, The Limited’s plus size fashion line Eloquii, will be no more by the end of summer. Right now, the discounts are ridiculously steep. We’re talking 70% and 80% off the original prices, for those willing to dig through the remnants of dresses, tops and […]

Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare

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  And now for something COMPLETELY different and a topic I don’t normally address…but this week I feel compelled to because of what I saw. Red calendar via Shutterstock   Picture this. I’m stuck at the back of a crowded bus headed down a busy downtown Chicago street. I look out the window and see […]

Natural Hair Confession – I Don’t Really Have A Hair Regimen

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  When I first went natural, it was all I thought about. I spent so much time in my first three or four years of natural hair, figuring it out. Creating a natural hair regimen can seem daunting at first. The products your hair responded to when it was relaxed, won’t have the same effects […]

Ten Realizations About Being In Your Thirties

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  Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends freaking out about turning 30, or being 30. This year I turned 34, so I think I have a little perspective to share. Not a lot, just a little. Just enough to tell all of you to stop freaking out about turning 30, or being […]