3 Fresh, Inexpensive Ways to Remix Your Go-To Spring Jackets

Posted On Friday, March 17th, 2017
Filed Under: Style Guide

Spring is just a few days away and I couldn’t be happier! It’s my favorite season because it’s not too hot and not too cold. Since it’s that in-between weather, the right choice of outerwear is so important.
But you probably have a leather jacket you wear every spring, right? Or maybe a denim jacket or trench coat?
Below are a few ways to update your go-to spring jackets and make them look new and fresh for the upcoming season.

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Keep, Trash or Cash: The 3 Step Process to Cleaning Out Your Closet

Posted On Friday, March 10th, 2017
Filed Under: Style Guide

  looking-fly-on-a-dime-closet-clean-out-how-to-clean-out-closet This week I made another appearance on Essence Live and I helped an editor clean out her closet.
The process of cleaning out your closet can feel super overwhelming, but it can be broken down into three simple steps: keep, trash, cash.
But read on for more specific tips if you feel your closet is overflowing, needs organizing or if you just want to know how to wear that piece you love but are clueless about styling it.

Still Scared to Travel Alone? These 7 Tips Will Help You Get Over Your Fears

Posted On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

solo-women-traveler-travel-tips-for-women-solo-traveler-women-travelers “Don’t be like that movie Taken!” 
I had a family member say that to me when I told him I was traveling to Belize by myself. He jokingly referred to the movie Taken and being kidnapped and sold in to slavery! Because clearly that’s what happens when women travel alone, right? Not! And even in the movie, she was traveling with a friend.
If you’ve always wanted to travel solo but felt intimidated, here are a few tips.

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Bored with Your Wardrobe? Here are 7 Ways to Get Out of a Fashion Rut

Posted On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide

“I have nothing to wear.”
“I’m wearing the same thing over and over.”
“What am I going to wear today?”
If you’ve repeatedly said any of the above, you might be bored with your wardrobe. And you feel your closet is full of “stuff” but you somehow have nothing to wear.
Luckily, you can get out of that fashion rut in a few easy ways. And most of these suggestions don’t involve spending a single penny. Here’s how to get un-bored with your wardrobe.

5 Easy Ways to Have a Great Vacation in Bad Weather

Posted On Friday, February 17th, 2017
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

My trip to the Bahamas last month was an adventure to say the least. It was originally scheduled for last November {thanks to an awesome deal on JetBlue}, but Hurricane Matthew came along and slammed the Bahamas hard. Once the island recovered I was happy to finally make my trip and stay at the Riu Palace Paradise Island. But just as I was prepping for my getaway, the forecast predicted windy weather and cooler than average temps.
However, I still managed to have an awesome trip. Whether it’s wind, rain or choppy waters, here’s how to have a good trip, even with bad weather.