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Inspiration Monday: a quote I like

I pinned this to my “Wisdom” board on my Pinterest because it’s bright and colorful as well as true. Today is awesome, it’s Monday, the beginning of a new week. I believe that how you handle your Monday sets the tone for the rest of your week. So, sit back and tell yourself that today…

Inspiration Monday

I’d like to start off this week with this picture I saw on Pinterest, I pinned it to my quotes board. It’s not exactly fashion related but a smile is something that is always in style.  Anyway, know that whether you’re a man or a woman, adult or child, you are someone’s reason to smile…

What’s Inside My Purse

I’m going to take a guess and conclude that it’s safe to say most women carry around with them a purse/handbag. I think it’s also safe to say that most of us are busy and on the go, we’re running from home to work to happy hour to the dry cleaners to pick up our…

Fashion at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Striking in her Julien Macdonald sparkly dress and retro hair, Nicole Richie said it well this evening, “Fashion is from head to toe.” I took a comfortable seat on my couch with my lap top and television as I tuned in to watch the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. It seemed to be an evening filled…

My Friend is Moving to Africa

My friend is moving to Africa. I remember sitting in my kitchen talking with Anisa about a possible opportunity to work and live abroad. “It would only be for a year…” she said. At first selfishly I didn’t want her to go, Africa is so far away from here, clearly. However after instantly realizing what…

Julie’s Pearls of Wisdom

My mom was the most amazing mom in the entire world. Clearly I have a bias, but seriously, there was no one quite like her. I think about her every day but I’m thinking about her today especially because today 12/31 marks the seventh anniversary of her passing. I was remembering some of the pearls of wisdom…

Outfit Post: A Black Sequin Blazer

What is it about sequins that gets a girl all giddy? I decided to wear sequins on Saturday night, sequins on Saturday, it has a nice ring to it right? I bought a black sequin blazer a while back and thought it fitting to wear out this weekend. I need to figure out a more…

Five Ways to Look Good in Your Holiday Pictures

It’s holiday time which usually means picture taking time, am I right? If your family is anything like mine you’ll have your dad with his big camera in your face asking you to smile. Or you’ll have someone sticking their iPhone near you to snap a photo to upload to their Instagram. Pictures then usually…

Tiffany & Co. Holiday Ad Campaign 2011

I was flipping through a magazine the other day, as I was turning the pages I came across this photo. It’s a picture from Tiffany’s holiday ad campaign. I don’t know that you can get more enchanting than a man and a woman dressed up outside the New York Public Library. My heart fluttered a…

Celebrating the Holidays in Portland

My immediate family, dad, brother, sister From the day after Thanksgiving until New Years Day I allow myself peppermint hot chocolates and peppermint mochas from Starbucks. There’s something magical and holiday-esque about a drink with chocolate and peppermint. Christmas is my favorite holiday, the whole month of December I’m hanging lights around my house, decorating…