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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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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Esmesha’s Life: 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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Romanticizing Your Life

The autumn season always transports me into my most reflective self. I spend endless time marinating on my daydreams, chasing nostalgia and incorporating tiny bits of guilty pleasures that keep me on a natural high. Autumn also brings about glimpses into the new year. Although we haven’t officially belted Auld Lan Sine at the top […]

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How To: Mix Prints with Workwear

Who agrees that workwear can be a bit daunting? Like, really… the same “business casual” mantra is amplified to the umpteenth power by management teams across the globe. But, what exactly does “business casual” include? In my office, you see the same outfits, repeatedly, which always involve black fitted trousers, black flat shoes and some […]

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