2020 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PREP

It feels weird that July has almost come and gone, yet we haven’t heard a whisper about the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Typically this thing blows up social media, and it is all you hear influencers yammering on about for the entire month. So, the reason that you have not heard much about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet this year is that they actually pushed the dates back this year due to the pandemic. #thanksCorona #again

10 TIPS FOR GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER QUARANTINE

Today I wanted to share with you 10 tips that I have found helpful in going back to work after quarantine. Although I typically work from home and travel a lot for work, the boy’s daycare has opened back up. Can I get an amen?! So, both Ryan and myself have gotten back into our regular work routines.

HOW TO WEAR BIKER SHORTS

Who else LOOOOVES leggings? Ok, that’s what I thought. Who WANTS to wear leggings in the summer, but it’s just too damn hot? SAME, girl. Well, I have a solution for you: BIKER SHORTS. Yes, I know you have also seen all the fashion girls rock these trendy little shorts. But I am here to show you exactly how to wear biker shorts in your everyday life, whether you are a fashionista, a mama on the go, or a girl that prefers more timeless pieces.

BECOMING ANTI-RACIST TOGETHER

Change is powerful, yet uncomfortable. Change takes time, and it takes courage. In order to change, we must first swallow our pride. Next, look ourselves in the mirror, have the self-awareness to see what needs to be changed, and take one step forward to initiate the change. It’s time we get comfortable with the uncomfortable. That’s simply the only way we will get better. It’s the truly the only way we can move past social injustices and move towards becoming anti-racist together.

FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

With everything going on right now, Father’s Day has completely snuck up on me, and I am TOTALLY unprepared #sorryRyan. 2020 has been challenging (to say the least), but Ryan has been so beyond helpful and supportive. I also honestly don’t know what I would have done without him. From cooking meals to helping with the kids to keeping the house clean (so I could participate in 8 hours of Zoom calls a day), he deserves to be celebrated, as do all the dads in your lives as well. So I have put together a Father’s Day gift guide of…

10 BLACK-OWNED BEAUTY BRANDS TO BUY NOW

In the same vein of the black-owned fashion brands post that I wrote yesterday, I also wanted to dedicate a post to black-owned beauty brands that you need to support now. In complete transparency, I am even less educated in black-owned beauty brands than I am in fashion brands. However, I have spent some time educating myself, researching other people’s recommendations. And narrowing down the list to the ten companies I am most excited to try.

10 BLACK-OWNED FASHION BRANDS TO SUPPORT NOW

Over the past 8 days, I have been self-reflecting, taking inventory of my thoughts, and looking myself in the mirror and asking “how can I do better?” I realized very quickly that I have not done enough to support Black-owned fashion brands on this site and through my own personal shopping recommendations. And that ends right now.

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