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Figure Skating with Outdoor Voices

Right boot on, then left boot on. Lace up the right skate, then lace up the left. On a crisp fall morning, come with me to Chilled Ponds, a local ice rink where I’m rediscovering my love for figure skating as a 27-year-old grandma (in figure skating terms, ha!)

I spent 11 years of my life figure skating. I pursued it competitively for most of those 11 years and as all good things, it came to an end. Injuries and just not being good enough to continue pursuing it pushed me to work hard toward my other dreams. I’m nowhere near as good as I used to be but figure skating in Outdoor Voices has inspired me to try some of my old tricks – even if it’s awkward, slow or ends in my butt on the ice.

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How to Wear A Short Suit & Rock It

As a working woman, I love an outfit that makes me feel powerful. This teal short suit is no exception. I’ll be the first to admit, I know this is not something that can be worn in every office or workplace. However, if you work in a space where something like this could work, I could not recommend it more. It’s a refreshing, unique twist on a classic look. Plus, since it’s different from a traditional suit, you’re sure to get plenty of compliments.

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Money Talks :: Why I SoFi to Plan for My Future

Money talks. As the daughter of political refugees who were looking to start over in America, I grew up understanding financial stability is key. It’s very important to living a happy life. Take note, I didn’t say rich. I said financial stability. This can be different for a lot of people. On a recent podcast, Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Slack, broke down wealth into three things and I would have agree with his logic.

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Diamond Shapes 101 :: Carats & Coffee with JamesAllen.com

I’m sure it’s no surprise Johnny and I love coffee. Nowadays when Johnny and I are together, we love setting up shop in a cafe sipping on coffee and getting work done. When we first met, we loved exploring coffee shops in Dallas. Then Austin when we went to the University of Texas. That love for coffee continues now when we travel, whether it’s to faraway places including Seoul or a few hours away such as Washington, D.C. I feel as if a cup of coffee is such a great bonding experience. It sets up the mood for whatever you’d like to talk about, good or bad. In this case, we’d like to talk to you about something good and sparkly: carats!

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How to Get Designer Bags at a Discount

Hello Everyone! Designer bags including Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and more always have such an elusive appeal. However, they can definitely be quite expensive, hence being a designer bag. This doesn’t mean they cannot be somewhat attainable though. Today, I want to share how to get designer bags at a discount. Rebag, formerly Trendlee, is a great place to shop for what I call pre-loved designer bags. I purchased my Chanel Boy bag pre-owned and it was a great way to save a lot of money. I can understand the worry behind whether a bag is authentic. That’s where Rebag shines. 

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