Transitioning Into Summer With Talbots

I can’t believe we’re already in the month of May! Nothing excites me more than prepping my wardrobe for summer, so today I have a special treat for you! My friends over at Talbots are having an awesome Friends & Family event this week and everything on their site is 30% off, but my friends have access to an even sweeter deal - up to 40% off!

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A Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day

The most important thing to know about love is that it exists and can be celebrated in many different ways. There is no copy and paste function when it comes to matters of the heart, so love will almost never look the same across different relationships. The possibilities are endless, so the last thing I want you doing in 2019 is buying into one antiquated narrative of how to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.

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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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