#AccordingtoCandace: 11 Rules Everyone Should Follow for Looking Their Best

Although rules are meant to be broken 😏 these are simple guidelines that I follow and recommend on how to look your best. 1) Wear clothes that fit well. Clothes that complement your figure make a difference in your appearance. There are five main body shapes for women: hourglass, apple, pear, triangle, and rectangle {more on this in another post!}. Carefully take time to learn your shape and what items work best for you. Once you learn this, you will be unstoppable. 2) Choose the right undergarments — they matter! I repeat, undergarments MATTER! (yes, I am yelling!) Invest in…

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Fun Post: Top 5 Pet Peeves 😡

Braggers Excessive negativity Having to repeat myself multiple times at work TV and lights left on in an empty room Toothpaste left in the sink 😫 Facebook Comments

Fun Post: 14 Things That Make Me Really Happy 😊

Al dente pasta.. I love the texture! Quality time with my handsome husband 💕 Ordering new clothes and feeling excited when they arrive Watching Married At First Sight & other fave shows & live tweeting it Family time with my siblings and Dad Having a great hair day (it’s everything!) Running errands with Milton and Ryenne 🥰 Eating at new restaurants with my homegirls and ordering the whole menu and trying each other’s dishes (it’s the best!) Jumbo lump crab cakes Traveling/Getaway weekends Sunny days.. they instantly make me happy Scented candles Intimate conversations in small groups Those first few…

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New York & Co. Earrings

Back in summer 2019, I’m at work minding my business. In walks one of my colleagues – I’ll call her Kate. Kate has on these earrings that stop me dead in my tracks. They were gorgeous! The earrings were dangling, black and high-fashion-ey. I instantly fell in love with them and knew that I had to have them. So I say, “Omg, Kate! Where did you get those earrings?! I love them!” “New York & Company,” she says. “Oh, I need those!” I say. “Go on their website but hurry because I got them on sale,” she instructs. “Bet!” I…

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2015…The Year Everything Changed

Let’s talk about how I haven’t been able to write on this blog for nearly a year. I’ve been feeling stuck.  Every week I would try to write but would be unable to formulate a working sentence.   Some weeks I wouldn’t log on at all. And for a second, I thought perhaps my run with blogging had come to an end.  Maybe I’d arrived to the finish line. But then I thought to myself, this couldn’t be the end because I think about it every day. Literally. So I wrote drafts and then stopped.  Wrote drafts that got deleted because…

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DC Nights at Home

As a kid, I remember saying to my father, “Daddy, I’m going to live in DC when I grow up.” And he would say, “It’s expensive to live in the city. I doubt you will be able to do it.” Even though I knew dad meant well, I replied, “I’m going to do it.” And I did. Living in the city a little over a year has been everything I’ve ever imagined, plus more. The days are noisy and the nights are just the same. People are walking the streets. Cars breezing by. The ambulance are ringing up and down…

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7 Things I Learned While Working Fashion Week

I did it.  I worked fashion week.  What a dream come true! I purchased a ticket, hopped on a bus labeled NYC as its destination, caught the train to 55 West 17th Street, walked right into heaven at Manufacture New York building and introduced myself as Candace Woods.  I did, however, manage to get lost while traveling a few blocks. Now that I have finally come down from my high, I can write about the seven things I learned during this unforgettable experience. Comfort is cool but you must be stylish while on the clock You must network and know…

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Closet Control

I believe a person’s closet tells a lot about them.  Whether it’s neat and organized or messy and chaotic, it has a lot to do with how you look when you leave your home.  When I moved into my apartment, the very first thing I did was organize my closet.  I couldn’t sleep that night until everything, and I mean everything, was hung up and put in its rightful place.  Then I looked in my closet and realized it still looked messy. Something was off. It was the hangers! Over the years, I had managed to accidentally collect all kinds…

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Five Reasons You Should Look Good for NYE

For several weeks, I’ve been ranting to my friends and family the importance of dressing well for New Year’s Eve.  Some of them think I’m being over-the-top, while others happen to agree.  This year I’ve managed to not only find myself something to wear early (surprisingly), but I’ve also been able to help others put together NYE ‘fits (yes!). It’s been a lot of fun. Make no mistake, there’s no need to go overboard with shopping – going into debt, spending money you should be saving, or even over-thinking it.  You can easily mix and match pieces together in your…

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Hello, 30!

I’ve been 30 for one week now!  I had a wonderful experience with family and good, good friends.  The night before my birthday, I was supposed to go out with my girlfriend to Bohemian Cavern.  We decided not to go and I stayed home to chill.  What took place that night was special.  I was alone and able to reflect and journal the final moments of my twenties.  It was enriching and almost even spiritual as I cried a few minutes before the clock struck midnight. Why did I cry?  Not because I was sad or scared.  I cried because…

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