New Year, New Decade: Happy 2020!

New Year, New Decade: Happy 2020!

Hellooooo and happy new year, friends! The new decade has started and just like how I like my car, I love starting with clean slates!…

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2020: Right For Me

2020: Right For Me

I’ve never been one to make resolutions nor have a “word” for the new year. For some reason, neither have worked well for me. What…

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Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Happy Christmas, loves!!! As you’re reading this, I’m with my family keeping things low-key while making some wonderful memories. You bet I’ll be soaking up…

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10 Things That Get Me in the Christmas Spirit

10 Things That Get Me in the Christmas Spirit

is no doubt my favorite time of the year. For me, the holiday festivities have already begun! To keep things fun and light here on…

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Holiday Memories: Stovetop Christmas Potpourri

Holiday Memories: Stovetop Christmas Potpourri

There are hundreds of recipes out there, but today, I wanted to share a simple recipe that I’ve used for the last several years that…

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2019 Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

2019 Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

I don’t do as much as I used to, however, with one and half weeks to go until Christmas, I thought I’d share a super…

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Giving Back: Erno Laszlo + Project Beauty Share #HAULidayDonation

Giving Back: Erno Laszlo + Project Beauty Share #HAULidayDonation

A few weeks ago, on , I highlighted the importance of giving back. Today, I wanted to talk about one specific way you can give…

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As of Late, I’ve Been…Fall 2019 Edition

As of Late, I’ve Been…Fall 2019 Edition

And just like that, the last month of the year and decade is here! Within these last few months, I’ve been reflecting a lot, making…

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The Cut: No. 6

The Cut: No. 6

And we’re back to my monthly  blog post series, The Cut. Kicking off the last month of 2019 and of the decade, I’m happy to report…

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Giving Tuesday 2019: The Most Valuable Thing You Can Gift

Giving Tuesday 2019: The Most Valuable Thing You Can Gift

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Since we’re past , I wanted to take some time to talk with you about an even more important event: Giving Tuesday 2019. A few…

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7 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Her + GIVEAWAY

7 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Her + GIVEAWAY

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y’all! I know most of you are running around getting last minute things done before the big day tomorrow. To make things…

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Thanksgiving 2019: 30 Days of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving 2019: 30 Days of Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving week! Every year for the last five years, I’ve shared on my personal Facebook page things/people I’m grateful for to acknowledge my blessings…

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7 Modern Everyday and Ethical Jewelry Brands

7 Modern Everyday and Ethical Jewelry Brands

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Style-wise, there’s nothing like feeling like you’ve come into your own. My personal style has evolved a lot in recent years and I must admit…

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Help Our Planet With These Eco-Friendly Habits

Help Our Planet With These Eco-Friendly Habits

During a recent poll on my Instagram, a few of you wanted to learn how to live more sustainably, but didn’t know where to start….

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Singles Day 2019: The Importance of Being Single

Singles Day 2019: The Importance of Being Single

It’s Singles Day 2019 and who would’ve thought I’d be writing about this topic?! “Not I,” said, me (if you got this reference, brownie points…

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Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

I hardly ever complain about life and the things it throws at me. However, that’s not to say I don’t get annoyed with bad things…

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The Cut: No. 5

The Cut: No. 5

And just like that, we welcome November into our lives! Speaking of welcomes, we’re back to my monthly sustainable living blog post series, The Cut. October flew by…

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Dior: From Paris to the World

Dior: From Paris to the World

You guys know I love clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories as much as the next fashion-lover. However, what I love more is learning about the…

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Birthday Thoughts: It’s Never Too Late

Birthday Thoughts: It’s Never Too Late

Why? Because I’ll be running around doing things blog-related I don’t get to do during the week on top of all the birthday shenanigans my…

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Fall Intentions

Fall Intentions

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My favorite season is and will always be fall. To me, when it comes to fashion and beauty, fall is about honoring neutral shades even…

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Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

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Enough is enough. People not participating in conversations because they’re afraid they’ll say something stupid to holding themselves back from doing what they love because…

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The Cut: No. 4

The Cut: No. 4

Happy October, loves! Welcome back to my sustainable living blog post series, The Cut. Another month as came and gone and I’m happy to tell you that I’ve…

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Fall Expectations: Cruelty-free Beauty & Sustainable Fashion

Fall Expectations: Cruelty-free Beauty & Sustainable Fashion

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Sustainable fashion and cruelty-free beauty…those were the highest requested content you asked for in my recent polls on Instagram. As we usher in fall, I…

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The Cut: No. 3

The Cut: No. 3

As we begin to enter my favorite season (to me, September marks the beginning of Fall no matter how hot it still is here in…

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Amazonia: The Lungs of Our World

Amazonia: The Lungs of Our World

As you may know, Amazonia, also known as the Amazon rainforest, has been on fire for 16+ days. As an advocate for the environment for…

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I’m Not Just a Blogger.

I’m Not Just a Blogger.

To be honest, I absolutely detest being generalized into this group.  And this leads me to today’s article. I feel like I need to be honest…

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Choose Your Life

Choose Your Life

Late last week, while I was in the middle of attending a conference, listening to a speaker, I learned that my friend, Phil Young, passed…

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Sustainable Living: Thoughts On Consumerism As a Fashion Blogger

Sustainable Living: Thoughts On Consumerism As a Fashion Blogger

As you know from my recent posts on sustainable living, I’m pushing real hard to raise awareness on the impact our fashion and lifestyle choices…

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The Cut: No. 2

The Cut: No. 2

Last month, I shared with you the first article of my sustainable living blog post series called The Cut. Since then, my awareness to pay…

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Why I Have Not Promoted the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Why I Have Not Promoted the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

As you can see from that post, it was not sponsored. I was not paid nor was gifted product to promote the sale. I talked…

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More Than A Number

More Than A Number

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“I’m sorry. You can’t give blood. You’re two pounds underweight.” I walked away from the blood drive during my senior year in high school so…

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Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer

Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer

This week, I want to introduce you to this GORGEOUS nail polish palette by Static Nails. I came across Static Nails on Instagram about a…

Postcards from Cape May

Postcards from Cape May

For the last week of June, I flew up to New Jersey to spend some time with my best friend, Sarah, for her birthday. We…

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What’s In My Bag: Travel Edition

What’s In My Bag: Travel Edition

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I’m looking forward to the next week where I’ll be spending some of my vacation time from my day job to celebrate a best friend’s…

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The Cut: No. 1

The Cut: No. 1

After thinking about how to raise awareness on this topic, I decided to create a monthly blog post series called The Cut. This series is…

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The Way We Live: World Environment Day 2019

The Way We Live: World Environment Day 2019

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A few weeks ago, on my way to work, I was sitting at a stoplight when I looked to my left. In the middle of…

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Life Lately: True Happiness & Being Yourself

Life Lately: True Happiness & Being Yourself

Life sometimes has a way of speaking to you when you just take the time to slow down. Or when life forces you to slow…

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Earth Day 2019: Sustainable Brands You Need to Know About

Earth Day 2019: Sustainable Brands You Need to Know About

Happy Earth Day! If I really wanted to, I could put in the effort to be another blogger who showcases affordable clothing for you. Nevertheless,…

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I Went On a Month-Long Spending Freeze and Here’s What Happened

I Went On a Month-Long Spending Freeze and Here’s What Happened

I’m a woman who loves to shop. Actually, to me, shopping is considered retail therapy. Aside from reading, shopping is what I do when I…

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How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

It doesn’t matter if you’re the one dealing with addiction directly or if you’re part of a support group dealing with it indirectly. Addiction within…

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The Gift of Rest: What I Did & Lessons I’ve Learned

The Gift of Rest: What I Did & Lessons I’ve Learned

And after a few years of practicing, I’m pretty sure I understand what God means when He says He wants us to rest after working…

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2019 Lunar New Year

2019 Lunar New Year

Chúc mừng năm mới, friends! And in case you didn’t know, I just wished you a Happy (Lunar) New Year! Today, many Asian cultures are celebrating 2019, the Year of the Pig.  The Lunar New Year isn’t just celebrated by the Chinese. Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Singapore and many other Asian countries also celebrate Lunar New Year. And since I’m Vietnamese and part Chinese (and French), I thought I’d give you a small snippet of what today’s celebrations are all about! 

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My Experience With Racism

My Experience With Racism

Please note that today’s post is not directed at any one ethnicity over another. The words that pour from my heart onto my keyboard that…

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Happy 2nd Blogiversary, She Sweats Diamonds!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary, She Sweats Diamonds!

I’m literally laughing out loud as I’m typing this because for the second year in a row, I’ve missed my own blogiversary! Last year, I…

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The Meaning Behind She Sweats Diamonds

The Meaning Behind She Sweats Diamonds

If you feel like you have trouble going for your goals and dreams (which a lot of you responded ‘yes’ to my poll on Instagram…

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Taking Time to Celebrate: My 2018 Achievements

Taking Time to Celebrate: My 2018 Achievements

At the beginning of each year, I like to take time to reflect on where I began and finished in all areas of my life….

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Cheers to a Happy 2019!!!

Cheers to a Happy 2019!!!

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  Happy 2019, loves! Here we are again. It felt like yesterday when I was celebrating 2018 with you!   I cannot believe another new…

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As of Late, I’ve Been…Winter 2018 Edition

As of Late, I’ve Been…Winter 2018 Edition

And just like that, Christmas is over. That is absolutely insane to me! What happened to December? The holiday season has flown by so incredibly…

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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas, loves! I love it when British people say this so here I am wishing you a very happy Christmas and the most joyful…

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Season of Rest

Season of Rest

With 2019 being less than two weeks away, I’ve started to reflect on what this past year has taught me. In comparison to 2017, 2018…

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