7 Female Style Bloggers You Should Know

As a blogger, I take in a lot of content from fellow style bloggers. Most of that content is too good to keep to myself. I wrote about a few of my favorite fashion bloggers a few years ago and since then, I’ve added/replaced some of them. To me, these personal style bloggers do a great job not only with their personal style but being able to let their personalities shine through as well. There’s only so many style blogs you can read before your eyes cross from seeing the same trend and handbag on every blogger’s page. Then there are style bloggers whose life stories are interwoven beautifully into their posts, making the visit to their site a pleasant one.

 7 Female Style Bloggers You Should Know

1. Frédérique Tietcheu, I Go By Frankie: I’ll be honest…In my head, I dress like Carrie Bradshaw. But really, I dress like a school teacher who’s rebelling. Frédérique, aka Frankie, is like Carrie Bradshaw in the 70s. Something about her smile seems purely genuine through her photos. This Parisian is funky-fab and I can dig it. (Photo via I Go By Frankie)

Frédérique Tietcheu

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20 Things I Learned in my 20s

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One of the most vivid memories of my early 20s was going out for drinks with friends and somehow finding myself dry-humping a wall. Ah yes, those were the days. But in a month, I will be thirty and I don’t know how. How did I get here? First of all, thanks God. But for real though? Just the other day, I was 18 without a care in the world. At 25, I was still turning up like you wouldn’t believe. Now? I can’t wait to get home on Friday and sleep off all of the exhaustion from the week. A drink? My stomach can’t take the thought.

The following advice in this post is almost all a result of my first hand experiences. Everything that I’ve gone through in my 20s, has molded me into the woman I am today. Of course I’ve had many regrets that I later took back because without the experience, I would not have gotten the lesson. I’m still learning the lessons. But if I could share with you what I wish someone would’ve shared with me, this is what I would say.

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3 Blogs About Advanced Blogging You Should Read

blogs about blogging you should read

If you’ve been blogging for 5 or more years like myself, you’ve probably reached the point where you want to get into the nitty-gritty of blogging. At this point, you know all of the basics and you want to learn the harder stuff. If you’re anything like me, the harder stuff include technical topics like SEO, HTML, ad campaigns and analytics.

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Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Collection

This post is sponsored by P&G. Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media.

Wash Day: one of my least favorite days of all time. Something about the process of cleansing the hair and scalp, that isn’t what I’d call a jolly good time. I do it because the results, those thick, soft and bouncy twists are well worth the effort. Cue in the new Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Collection.

head & shoulders moisture care collection

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3 Career Transition Tips

career transition tips

Two weeks ago, I started a new gig, 401 days since I left my last corporate position. Yes, I counted.

It feels good to be back in a corporate setting. Being among peers my age for the first time is certainly welcomed. I have two computer screens, which, the non-techie in me is amazed by. I’m doing much of what I’m skilled at, social media, and learning new techniques along the way.

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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater 2015: Giveaway

I woke up this morning and I wasn’t a ballet dancer. Quelle horreur. It’s no secret that I love the arts in every capacity; I talk about it all. the. time. So today is no different. Except, there’s a giveaway to see the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater perform in Atlanta, Georgia. I reached out to some wonderful people and they agreed to give me a pair of tickets for one of you awesome readers to attend Alvin Ailey’s 2015 show here in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia 2015

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Happy 5th Birthday, Lucy’s Pearls!

Lucy's Pearls 5th Birthday

I can’t believe five years on this blog has finally come. If I’m honest, I thought about closing up shop and ending this space at the end of 2014. Blogging is work. But when I look back to my first real post, I remember how excited I was to start a new journey. That, and you, remind me of what I’ve started and why I can’t let go just yet.

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And It’s Not Even My Birthday: COCOTIQUE

My good friend Kim reached out to me about checking out the December box from COCOTIQUE. What is that, you ask? It’s an amazing company providing a monthly beauty subscription service to women of color. This box contains all things hair, skin, makeup, nails and even fragrances. It is what they call the “Ultimate Beauty Arsenal”. I am rarely, if ever, surprised. But when I finally opened the box, I couldn’t believe what was inside.

 

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All I Want For Christmas – Blogger Holiday Guide

LUCY'S PEARLS (1)

Okay, I’ll just come out and say it: I hate Christmas. Maybe when I was a kid, it was all cute and enjoyable. We didn’t really celebrate the holiday but the streets felt so alive and everyone was filled with Christmas cheer. There was plenty of hot cocoa and endless holiday movies to watch. But now as an adult, it’s just another day off. BUT, I do like gifts. Thoughtful ones. If you have a blogger or budding blogger in your life and you’re contemplating what to get them, I’ve got exactly what you’ll need.

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Manuka Honey is KING

So brief disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist or an herbalist. I am someone who tries to find the simplest ways to get maximum results, naturally. I’ve been very vocal on this here blog about my skin. That time I called myself not so pretty and healed my face in a week was really the beginning of my slight obsession with natural products. Now I won’t say I get all Martha Stewart in the kitchen and make everything myself. I don’t have time or patience for that. But I do try to find products that have the least amount of chemicals. And thus began my slight obsession with manuka honey.

manuka honey face mask

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