Whatever Forever

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[wearing: Nasty Gal crop tee, Madewell high-riser skinny jeans, ASOS loafers, Elizabeth and James Cynnie backpack] I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Clueless came out. I remember being 10 years old and about to enter the sixth grade and just wanting to live in knee high socks and loafers forever. Fast forward to the present day and not much has changed –…

Date Yourself First

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During my most recent foray into online dating, I went to dinner with a guy who was stationed at a nearby military base. To be honest, I hate going to dinner with people I don’t know that well because it’s a much bigger commitment than just a cup of coffee or a drink, but I felt I should compromise because…

What I Wear to Work

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Four days a week, I work in a corporate office as a healthcare quality analyst. The dress code is traditional conservative, which means I can’t have unnatural hair colors, wear sandals or lots of jewelry, or show my tattoos. Basically, your standard “business casual” dress code applies. When I finished graduate school, I really wasn’t sure how to dress for work…

Midori Tajiri-Byrd: You Have To Want To Be Happy

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  I was lucky enough to meet Midori Tajiri-Byrd when we were both members of a dance troupe in 2012. Seeing that she was a goal-oriented Asian woman, I sort of felt an instant kinship with her and we stayed in touch as she left the troupe and moved on, becoming involved in many krewes, freelance endeavors, and the world…