What I Wore: Bonjour!

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

This is what I wore yesterday when I was the guest speaker at a class on blogging and marketing at Howard University.  When I got home, Karl snapped a few photos.  I wanted to look accessible but not too try-hard, polished but not stuffy.  My friend who is the professor of the class offered a campus tour beforehand so I wanted to wear comfortable shoes for walking. I think it…

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What I Wore: Chico’s So Slimming Juliet Pants

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

I told you that you'd see these pants again very soon! These are the So Slimming Juliet Ankle Pants from Chico's. Chico's reached out a bit ago and asked me to style the pants any way I wanted for Instagram.  I loved the pants so much I've been wearing them like crazy and decided to do a post on the blog as well to showcase their awesomeness. Blouse: Silky Soft…

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Where to Find Stylish Wide Calf Boots

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As someone with solid legs, I know it’s hard to find stylish wide calf boots. Shoe brands seem to be of the same school as many plus size designers – make it big and make it blingy. Why are so many wide calf boots ugly? Too many buckles, studs, weird finishes, fringe, ruching, and some of the wonkiest looking heels. Well my fellow wide-calfed friends, I won’t let you go…

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Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen in a Universal Standard Trench Coat with Maryland Flag golf umbrella, navy Talbots cashmere sweater and black Chico's ponte pants

What I Wore: Universal Standard Trench Coat

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

Earlier this year, I visited New York City to film a video with Universal Standard to introduce their petites collection. While in New York, I stopped by Christian Siriano's boutique The Curated NYC which opened that same week. The Curated NYC naturally carries Siriano's fashion but it also carries other brands including Universal Standard. I know Universal Standard quite well, but seeing the clothes hanging in this boutique gave it…

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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

This was one of those weeks that didn't stand out for anything unusually awful, but it was an uphill climb. It's funny, many friends I spoke to felt the same about this week and all for different reasons. Maybe it's the rain (those down south I'm wishing you the best through this hurricane!), back to school, having my period, a busy schedule, lots of meetings and events, or the combination…

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My Beauty Routine: Debbie

Beauty

While it’s fun to read about the beauty habits of celebrities, I find it most helpful to learn about the beauty habits of women who have lifestyles, ages, or budgets similar to mine. In this series, I’ve asked amazing women I know to share their beauty routines. These are women from across the country, different ages, lifestyles, professions, and beauty/skincare priorities. Name: Debbie (she's my sister!) Age: 40 Location: Greenbelt,…

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The State of the Blog

Blogging Lifestyle

I’ve been blogging for 13 years. THIRTEEN YEARS. In this day and age, few people keep jobs or relationships for that long. The name has changed (raise your hand if you remember the uber-catchy original title What Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe?), the look has changed (it’s fun to use Wayback Machine to see all the logos and site designs I’ve had), and the purpose has changed. When I…

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Avon Anew Hydra Boost Review featuring the Serum and Gel Cream infused with hyaluronic acid and raspberry antioxidant

What is Hyaluronic Acid and Is it Right for My Skin? An Avon Anew Hydra Fusion Review

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 This post is sponsored by Avon If you’ve been watching TV, reading a magazine, or pursuing a beauty blog, very likely you’ve heard of hyaluronic acid. It’s a popular skincare ingredient these days, found in products at all pricepoints. What is hyaluronic acid? Why is it so popular? Is hyaluronic acid right for my skin? Is one brand better than another? These were questions I was asking myself when Avon reached…

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