3 Coats Every Woman Needs This Winter

Northeastern winters can get pretty harsh, so choosing outerwear carefully is a must. I’m all about looking cute and feeling cozy, so today I’m sharing three coats that every woman needs this winter.

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Fall Feelings in Emerald

With Halloween creeping up on us this week, I can’t help but think about all of the fun holiday festivities on the horizon! Today I’ll be sharing a fun fall update and details on where you can get this gorgeous and affordable formal dress.

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Where To Eat In DC: A Guide to My Favorite Restaurants

One of the things that blew my mind when I moved to DC back in 2016 was how impressive the restaurant scene is. Over the last two years I’ve made substantial culinary strides in the district, so today I’ll be sharing a guide to my favorite restaurants in our nation’s capital. Better grab a fork and knife!

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I'm A Fohr Freshman Class Finalist!

With over 1600 applicants, I feel so honored to be one of the 85 finalists selected for consideration! None of this would have been possible without testimonials from you - my amazing community - so today I am sharing some of my responses to the application in an effort to share why blogging is so important to me.

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Ivy Wild Beauty Boutique

Located on Florida Ave and 14th Street, Ivy Wild is a new beauty boutique that curates non-toxic skincare and makeup products that fuse style with a bit of edge. I kicked off my visit by sharing my skincare priorities with Ivy Wild founder Rachel Mulcahy, who walked me through a bunch of different products to fit my needs.

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How to Turn a Basic Look Into a Casual Slay

Remember when I said that fall would be here before we knew it? That time has come. Since we already covered tactics for transitioning into fall, today I’m going to talk about how to turn a basic look into a casual slay. Are you ready friends? Let’s get into it.

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Did I Swipe Left on My Husband?

I’m not shy when it comes to talking about my love life. It’s also no secret that I’m a social butterfly. So last week, when my co-workers asked me why I was excited to be attending a few Congressional Black Caucus events, I answered honestly; “because my husband might be there.” Just as I was patting myself on the back for garnering some laughs with my cheeky response, one of my co-workers muttered, “I’m pretty sure I swiped left on my husband already!” The room erupted with laughter, but I couldn’t help but wonder, “Did I swipe left on my husband?” Cue mini panic attack.

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My Weekend In Napa Valley

Nestled in the rolling hills and meadows a few miles north of San Francisco is where you can find one of the world's premier wine regions.  If fine wine, breathtaking views, and unforgettable dining experiences peaks your interest, look no further than Napa Valley.  With over 400 wineries, 150 restaurants and endless outdoor activities to take advantage of, it's nearly impossible not to have a wonderful vacation!  I've been to Napa many times and my love for the gorgeous wine country grows exponentially each time, so you can trust me on this one.

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Transitioning Into Fall With What You've Got

Where the heck has summer gone?  It feels like just yesterday I was sippin' rosé by the pool to ring in the fourth of July!  I guess what they say is true - time waits for no one.  Before we blink, it will be fall - so I ask you fashion friends - are you ready?

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A Day At The Market: Planning the Perfect Picnic

I love adventures that take me to the west coast - especially San Francisco.  I've been to the Golden City many times, and each time I visit, there seems to be like more places to explore.  One thing that I love about San Francisco are the stunning views each park has to offer.  I never leave SF without making my way to the most popular park of them all - Dolores.  Grabbing treats beforehand is a must, so today I'm going to show you how I prep for the perfect picnic in any park.

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Chambray Dreams

One day, while walking through Target after making a return, I noticed this dress hanging on a rack.  In that moment a voice in my head said, "Charmaine, you just made a return and you have to get back to work... just leave girl"… but just as I turned to exit, an even bigger voice in my head cried, "Charmaine, that dress was made for you... please try it on".  I'm not one to ignore a cry for help, so here we are.

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Bohemian Vibes & My Quarter-Life Crisis

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people and with few permanent ties.  It involves musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits.

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A Lesson In Knowing Your Worth

I share a lot of good moments with you on Instagram, but we all know that life is not perfect all the time.  As a curve blogger who promotes loving yourself and living life with a positive outlook, I think it's only right that I start opening up about instances that are relevant to my mission - especially if I can use them as teaching moments to help other (and myself).  So here goes nothing!

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My Pod DC Hotel Staycation

Nestled in the heart of one of DC's liveliest neighborhoods, Pod Hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting our nation's capital.  It is by far one of the most fun and energetic hotels I've been to in the city.  Located in Penn Quarter, Pod Hotel is just minutes away from the Capital One Arena, Gallery Place shopping center, Washington D.C. Convention Center and Chinatown!

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Behind the Lens: Lyndon Brown

As a blogger, I have the pleasure of working with some of the most creative and artistic minds.  Everything that you see on this blog is a product of the chemistry between me and the person behind the lens.  No two photographers are the same.  This series is for you to get to know my favorite hidden gems.

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The Ultimate Summer Dress

Now that summer's officially here, it's all about bright prints, espadrilles, and sweet sundresses.  I've been known to play with trends and flirty silhouettes, but I'm also a sucker for the traditional fit and flare.  Today I'll be talking about my long standing love for dresses, and sharing the ultimate summer dress.

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