Category: Lifestyle

A Gift to Myself – The Wing DC

Blogging Lifestyle

When I used to get my annual review at my old job, if I received a bonus I'd buy myself something to celebrate. One year I bought a Brahmin bag, one year I booked a trip to the beach, one year I pampered myself at a spa. It was a way to congratulate myself for a job well done, a year of hard work. Bloggers often celebrate a big campaign…

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My Workout Journey

Lifestyle

I ached all over. Maybe it was my pillow. Maybe we needed a new mattress. I wasn’t sleeping well, and even if I did get more than five uninterrupted hours I still was exhausted the following day. I had quit my job, but my life hadn’t really changed. I still felt tired, stressed, and old. I was scrolling through Instagram, caught in a rabbit hole of hashtags and came across…

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Caution, Steep Grade Ahead

Lifestyle

I love this text exchange between me, my sister, and my mom. It really sums up who we are, our relationship, and our attitude about life. Things go wrong. Things get sad, or bad, and dark. We fall into pits of despair. And then dammit, we find a way to crawl out. Sometimes we need help, but once we realize we're in that pit, we do everything we can to…

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Enter Witty and Poignant Title Here

Lifestyle

I have two bags I use on a regular basis – my ALLSAINTS tote and my Dagne Dover backpack. I keep them in the dining room so it's easy to switch between them. The rest are upstairs in my closet, I bring them down and fill them from the bag in the dining room and put everything back in it after it's used. This is a system that works for…

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Weekend Getaway at National Harbor [Sponsored]

Lifestyle Travel

I have lived in Prince George's County, Maryland almost all my life. My parents moved here from DC when I was a toddler. I even went to the University of Maryland College Park which is in PG County. After college I lived in Annapolis for a stint, but when Karl and I moved in together in 2000, we came back to where the two of us grew up. PG County…

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Celebrating YOU this February!

Blogging

This month I want to celebrate YOU! Every day I feel so honored that you read my blog, connect with me on social media, and make Wardrobe Oxygen what it is today. I want to thank you for letting me have the chance to take the leap and pursue this blog full-time. Throughout this month I will be hosting some awesome giveaways with some of my absolute favorite brands. They…

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Three-Day Weekend Getaway to Charleston, South Carolina

Lifestyle Travel

This past weekend was my sister’s 40th birthday. It’s a milestone birthday and the start of what I’ve found to the best decade and we wanted to do it right. Looking for a weekend getaway that isn’t too far away, has a nice combination of R&R and activity, a good nightlife and foodie scene we decided on Charleston, South Carolina. Just a two-hour flight from DC, Charleston is an amazing…

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In Repair Mode

Lifestyle

The biggest reason I quit my job was to save myself. I once wrote in my journal that it was like living in a Plexiglass box. You know how Plexiglass gets yellowed with time, gets scratches, goes cloudy? My Plexiglass box was letting me see life, but I wasn’t really feeling it and it was getting scratched and cloudy. I never felt extreme highs or lows. I just worked to…

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