2022, We’re Ready for You – Ya Girl is Back!

The last time I we spoke I was dishing on how to prepare for your upcoming holiday party here. After that, I went completely MIA (“missing in action”), but hear me out, it was for good cause. The holidays transitioned into one of the most stressful times – my family endured some pivotal changes, and […]

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Runway to Real Way: Holiday Party Looks 2021 featuring Lanvin, Coperni and More!

The holidays are here! We’re gearing up for ultra-glam parties, White Elephant hangouts and intimate family gatherings. Last year, the world remained confined to their homes and shut down from the onset of COVID-19, but in 2021, the spirit of the holidays has been resurrected. In today’s Runway to Real Way feature, I’m honing in […]

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I Tried Love Wellness’ Clear Skin Probiotics and I Haven’t Looked Back!

I’ve struggled with acne my entire life. When I was a teenager, my face looked like a literal planet. I tried it all – the benzoyl peroxide, the salicylic acid and even apple cider vinegar treatments. Not only did a large amount of the acne “treatments” further irritate my skin, but they also gave birth […]

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Luxury on A Budget featuring Bottega Veneta’s Cassette Chain-Embellished Padded Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta is having a moment. The Italian luxury fashion house has taken the world by storm with their modern take on minimalism that transcend the bounds of pure glam. Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Daniel Lee (who is set to make an exit from the brand in February 2022), helped to revive the conventional repute […]

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Making Moves: Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture at The Dirty South Exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

I’ve always been proud to be a native of the #DirtySouth. Houston is my home. The South’s enigmatic culture permeates through film, music, fashion and art – and it’s hard to ignore the immutable presence of Southern influence throughout society. I grew up in Trinity Gardens (near Fifth Ward) and my childhood resonated with the […]

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How Saying “No” Keeps Me Unbothered

When I started attending therapy, one of the biggest topics I struggled with was simply saying “no”. And, not just to my therapist… but to my family, to my clients, strangers, my supervisor… the works. The thought of rejecting others just wasn’t in my character. There were times where I would sacrifice my comfort and […]

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Currently Reading: Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho

Almost a year ago, I stumbled upon this GQ video which showcases actor Jonathan Majors as he highlighted his top ten life essentials. Majors is actually one of my favorite actors and this book recommendation came to me, per his online feature. To see the entire video, head on over to YouTube here. Warrior of […]

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Wellness Win: Investing in Your Workout Clothes

There is nothing better than a bomb workout set! When I first started my fitness journey, I would literally throw on whatever was convenient. I didn’t feel the need to be “presentable” while I worked out. My mindset was, “… at least I’m here!” As time went on I figured out that staying fit was […]

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