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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Easy Breezy Summer Linen Look

Nothing says "summer" like a crisp linen look.  I love the effortless vibe that linen exudes, so when I saw this matching set, I knew that I had to have it.  One thing that you can't tell about me from my blog or Instagram is that I like to joke around with my family and friends a lot.  With my twenty sixth birthday on the horizon, my latest joke has been that I'll be dressing more like a wife moving forward in an effort to be the change that I want to see.  I now ask myself, "What would Meghan Markle wear?" in the wake of my many fashion conundrums.  Duchess dreams aside, this linen outfit is a lovely edition to my grown woman wardrobe.

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A Look Inside My D.C. Apartment: DIY Bedroom

It’s so crazy to think that I’ll be coming up on 2 years as a D.C. resident in August!  As a New York City native, I can honestly say that the District has surpassed my expectations.  I absolutely love it here!  I’ve met so many wonderful people and tackled a bunch of personal goals since making the move - but what I love the most is coming home to a space that I absolutely adore.  My apartment isn’t perfect, but I DIY’d the heck out of it to make it my little oasis.  Today, I'm going to walk you through how I designed my bedroom.

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Achieving My Summer Glow with Sol de Janeiro

Nothing excites me more than the month of June.  When I was younger, June meant that school was finally out!  As an adult, June marks the start of summer Fridays, rooftop parties, and showing lots of skin!  I take my summer glow very seriously, so today, I'm going to share the newest edition to my summer glow routine -  Sol de Janeiro!

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My Spring Wishlist

One of my favorite ways to interact with you all is through my Currently Coveting Instagram stories.  I love reading your feedback on the styles I share, so today I've dedicated a blog post to the items I have my eye on for spring.  These items are affordable and super chic.  Direct links for everything is included in the post.  I hope you like it and share your purchases with me in the comments!  Happy Shopping!

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80 Affordable Beauty Products Under $30

If you follow me on Instagram, you're probably well aware of my growing obsession with makeup and skin care.  One common misconception I've noticed around beauty is the idea that you must buy expensive products to get results.  Today I'm going to debunk that misguided notion by sharing some awesome beauty products that won't break the bank.

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Martinique Under $600

When my best friend told me she wanted to go to Martinique for her birthday, I had no idea what I was in for!  Martinique is a stunning Caribbean island full of lush mountains and steep hills.  As an overseas region of France, French influence permeates Martinique's music, language, and culture.

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