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How to Improve Your Blog + Instagram Photography

Skyscrapers. Traditional Brownstones. Posh coffee shops. Those famous shopping streets in every major city. They make great backdrops for outfit photos or that perfect brunch Instagram shot. You know what also makes for great photos & better stories? Your neighborhood.  We get asked so much about the photography on the blog that I thought I’ll answer a few of the questions we…

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Remember Why You Started | Note From Lay

Going back to our roots is always necessary for life. When you feel lost, uninspired or you need validation that you’re on the right path. Lately, I’ve been really evaluating my life and checking to see if it’s headed where I imagine. I’ve asked myself if I’m walking in my truth, following my destiny and am I doing what I…

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My Favorite Fall Color Combo

Another fall season, new fall obsessions. Going deep, dark and edgy is usually the go-to vibe for the season. My favorite fall color combo shouldn’t come as a surprise then. It’s all about the burgundy and gray. I love wearing different shades of gray, especially in the cooler months because it just fits my vibes. Issa vibe, ya know? Suede…

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5 Steps to Get Ready for Your Girls Night Out

  You’re lounging at home in your pajamas and suddenly you get a text from your bestie like:   Now, you’re frantic because you ran out of dry shampoo and all 900 of your bobby pins have disappeared. Or maybe you made plans days ago but procrastinated on finding something to wear. Either way, you’re going out with your friends….

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Last Summer Look

  It’s technically, the last day of summer. I’ve been in fall mode for weeks now but the weather this past weekend was holding on to summer. It was still warm enough for me to squeeze out this last summer look. Every year it seems I always do an ode to summer post and the tradition continues this year. I had…

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The August Book List + Introducing the Book Club

August was a slow reading month for me. I only read one book even though I had intended to read more. The month just became so busy for me and I didn’t set aside any time for reading. It happens. However, I’m back on my regular reading schedule for September. I have so many books series I want to finish plus…

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Why do you love Fashion?

Growing up I begged my mom for magazine subscriptions. I wanted Seventeen, Vogue, W, Harper Bazaar, Essence, and Ebony. Can you believe she actually ordered me 4-year subscriptions to all of them? Each month I’d receive the newest editions and pour over them for hours. I read them cover to cover and studied them. My closet doors were covered with the…

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Transitioning into Fall with the Leather Mini Skirt

There are only a few weeks lefts of summer. Fall is quickly coming upon us and I wanted to share a look for transitioning into fall fashion. I love a good leather faux mini skirt and I’m sure you know this by now. Apparently, I must give thanks to designer, Mary Quant, as she is credited with inventing the mini skirt….

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My Morning Skincare Routine | Summer Edition

My morning skincare routine is really simple. I usually don’t have a ton of time in the morning plus I’ve never been the one for elaborate morning routines. I usually prefer to throw on a podcast before hopping in the shower. Lately, I’ve been loving The Influencer Podcast by Julie Solomon and The Joel Osteen Podcast. I love starting my…

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