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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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30 Things My 20s Taught Me

“A woman is the age she deserves.” Coco Chanel Well, here it is! 30 is almost here.  I’m excited.  I’m nervous.  I’m anxious.  I’m hopeful.  I’m ready. My twenties were good to me.  I’ve learned a great deal and had so much fun along the way.  Here are a few of my reflections.  Enjoy! 1)      I couldn’t have made it this far without my heavenly Father. 2)      I need my Mother. 3)      How to have a blast being a single…

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Toe Drag: A Major Summer Offense

“Toe-drag”, “toe overhang”, “toe spill”, “skrimping”, “too small sandals”, however you choose to reference toes that hang over sandals, is your decision. But we’ve got to put a stop to this plaguing epidemic. It needs to be addressed. My friends (hey @E_Nikki, @MissLaydeee and @MyRoscoe10!!), asked me to write about it.. and they have every right to be concerned. It’s a new season and ladies all over are taking advantage of the breathtakingly sexy open toe shoe. And why shouldn’t…

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Tips for Keeping Your Whites White

  …especially with those yucky yellow armpit stains: •skip bleach since it doesn’t help with ‘pit stains •soak the stained area in hydrogen peroxide (you can dilute it in water) •pop an aspirin or two in the washing machine (wait until its full of water) •soak the shirt in a solution of vinegar and water (1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of water) Happy Washing! xoxo, Candace T.