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Asian Heritage Month: Learning to Love Myself

Asian Heritage Month: Learning to Love Myself

Of course, I’m speaking for myself and my own experience when I say this: being in the spotlight feels weird in general. I grew up…

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It’s Just Different

It’s Just Different

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What I do remember? I vividly remember how hard his nurse hugged me as I cried profusely in her arms. And as weird as this…

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Life Lately: Creating Balance

Life Lately: Creating Balance

Since Fashion Month is finally over for me at my day job, I’m thrilled to be back here on a regular basis creating content for…

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Pivot, But Keep Moving

Pivot, But Keep Moving

I surprised myself by publishing an article every week day while I working my full-time day job, so what’s with the sporadic publishing for the…

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An Open Letter to 2020

An Open Letter to 2020

While a huge part of me feels like this has been the worst year of my life, part of me doesn’t feel like it was….

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Birthday Thoughts: Three and a Half Decades

Birthday Thoughts: Three and a Half Decades

I have so much to say, so much on my mind. Last year, I shared some thoughts around birthdays. After re-reading what I wrote, I…

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What Living a Luxury Lifestyle Means to Me

What Living a Luxury Lifestyle Means to Me

I can’t because I’m the kind who prefers to hear the bad news before I hear about the good news. To say that 2020 has…

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The Meaning of True Freedom

The Meaning of True Freedom

At this time, I was able to meet the man who sponsored my dad when he came to America. He told me that he poked…

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Gratitude Unlocked: What I Took For Granted

Gratitude Unlocked: What I Took For Granted

Even going through personal things at the beginning of the year, I tried really hard to stay positive. Then the rest of 2020 hit. I…

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How to Celebrate Your First Juneteenth

How to Celebrate Your First Juneteenth

The first black and first woman, Ella Jones, was elected mayor in Ferguson, Missouri. Then Trayvon Martin’s mom, Sybrina Fulton, announced she’s officially qualified to…

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How to Respond to Racism & Discrimination

How to Respond to Racism & Discrimination

I’ve shared content regarding racism on my Instagram for the past several days, but held back on writing and publishing an article as I’ve been…

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A Meaningful Memorial Day

A Meaningful Memorial Day

For those who are able to take today off, remember that however you spend it, gathering with family/friends, shopping, or barbecuing in your backyard, please…

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Spring Lifestyle Mood Board

Spring Lifestyle Mood Board

Whether it’s fashion, beauty, switching out home decor or trying out “lighter” food, I love it when seasons change because it signifies new beginnings. Today,…

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As of Late, I’ve Been…Spring 2020 Edition

As of Late, I’ve Been…Spring 2020 Edition

Even with 2020 throwing off nearly all of our plans for the new year, one thing’s for sure: we have been given a lot of…

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60 Creative Things to Do At Home

60 Creative Things to Do At Home

As someone who’s almost always positive, I usually try and look for the silver lining in any situation. To me, it’s a way for me…

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Life Lately: Time Well Spent

Life Lately: Time Well Spent

I just broke down one day. Truthfully, I couldn’t take it anymore and just needed a moment to cry my eyes out and throw myself…

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When Life Throws You Curveballs

When Life Throws You Curveballs

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I’ll be honest. I’m not one to complain, but 2020 has NOT been the greatest start for me. When I ended 2019, I ended on…

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Vogue’s 73 Questions

Vogue’s 73 Questions

Several months ago, I watched (LOVE her!) and thought it would be a great way to kick off the new year by doing a fun…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

“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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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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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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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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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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Fall Edition: As Of Late, I’ve Been…

Fall Edition: As Of Late, I’ve Been…

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already?! I feel like I have so much to do, but on the brightside, I already started shopping…

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Authenticity: What It Means to Be Yourself

Authenticity: What It Means to Be Yourself

This is me. Actually, this is the silly side of me. Still me though. And if I’m being real, this really is me when I’m…

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Summer Reflections: Life Update

Summer Reflections: Life Update

I’m feeling incredibly refreshed, excited and more than ready for the future than I’ve ever been my whole life. And what have I decided my…

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Coffee Date No. 17: Summer Season

Coffee Date No. 17: Summer Season

Happy Monday!!! And just like that, this is our halfway-through-2018 coffee date with each other! It’s June, guys. J-U-N-E!!! This year has gone by way faster than…

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

I’m currently sitting in a Starbucks here in Dallas writing this post and let me tell you, this post is as real-time as it gets….

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Unapologetically Me

Unapologetically Me

When I first started writing this post, I wasn’t sure of what the title would be. All I knew was that I wanted to be…

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Coffee Date Number 16: Real Talk

Coffee Date Number 16: Real Talk

Happy Monday, friends!!! It’s crazy to think that I let an entire month go by without having a coffee date with you! I’ve been so busy with…

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Coffee Date No. 15: Easter Traditions

Coffee Date No. 15: Easter Traditions

Happy Good Friday, friends!!! I cannot believe Spring is in full-swing, flowers are blooming (bluebonnets are starting to pop up here in Dallas) and that…

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Where I’ve Been Lately…

Where I’ve Been Lately…

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Not going to lie. This is one of those posts where I don’t know what to say after being gone from the blog for so…

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Coffee Date No. 14: Spring Fever

Coffee Date No. 14: Spring Fever

Happy Friday Eve, guys!!! Can you believe we’re mid-way through March already?! Apparently, it was nice outside last weekend. I wouldn’t know because I’ve been…

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