Fourth of July Sales

Happy Independence Day My Loves! Today, not only do we celebrate our freedom……but we get to celebrate summer SALES!! Yaassss! Stores are marking down prices left and right, preparing for fall merchandise. NOW is the time to snag those lace-up sandals you’ve been eyeing. I’ve scrounged the net and gathered a list of our favorite stores that are hosting sales for the holiday. Check the list out below. Simply click the gray link and it’ll take you directly to the store’s website.

Happy shopping! <3

Aldo – 50% off select items
American Apparel  – Extra 40% off all sale items
Ann Taylor – 40% off full-priced styles
ASOS – 50% off sale items
Banana Republic – 50% off sale items
Bebe – $20 off $100
Express – 50% off select items
Fashion Nova – 25% off entire site
Forever 21 – 70% off select items
H&M – $4 Deals
J.Crew – 40% off summer sales
Kate Spade – 30% off all sale items
Lady Footlocker – 10% off sale items
Lola Shoetique – 20% off entire site and 35% off “It’s Lit” tab
Lulus – 25% off summer items
Macy’s – 20% off select departments or $10 off $25 purchase
Miss Guided – 25% off vacation shop
Old Navy – Sales up to 60% off
Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 75% off select items
Six:02 – $20 off $100
Steve Madden – 25% off almost everything
Sunglass Hut – Up to 50% on select items
The Limited – Up to 70% off original prices
Tory Burch – Up to 30% off sale items
Under Armour – Sales vary/End of Season Sale
Urban Outfitters – 30% off all sale items
Victoria’s Secret – Up to 60% off swimwear
Zara – Up to 50% off
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Ever been in a place in your life where you felt stuck…just kind of going through the motions on a daily basis? Yeah, I’ve been there, too. A few years ago to be exact. I thank God every day for Christian parents who instilled faith in me. If it weren’t for my knowledge of God’s power, I probably would have lost my mind back then. Although things were super tough and NOTHING seemed to be going my way, I always knew that things would get better. Some like to call it optimism, but I call it faith. I’m not one to disclose all of my trials and tribulations via social media, but trust me, I’ve been through a couple storms – the key word here is through. I don’t announce my hardships, because…why?….they are only temporary, they won’t last forever. There’s a song that says “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!” I am SO glad to know that trouble doesn’t last always and that whatever I’m going through, I’ll soon reap victory.

Always remember, no matter what situation or storm you find yourself in to stay positive and keep your faith. Matthew 17:20 says, “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’

Moral of the story, have faith and keep it forever, girlfriend. Your faith is powerful and will help you weather-the-storm AND move mountains. I am a witness.

Have a blessed week, pretty girls!

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I don’t know another feeling that trumps that moment when five o’clock hits on a Friday evening. What a stress reliever it is to just finally sit back and woosah with your girlfriends over a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail, especially on beautiful sunny days! I’ve put together a list of my favorite DC happy hours for those days when the sun is out and shining bright. If you check any of them out, let me know by posting a photo with the hashtag #limcDCLiving. 

1. Marvin

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If you love diversity and an eclectic vibe, this happy hour is definitely your speed. Many young professionals get together on this rooftop to enjoy a nice cocktail and conversation. If you’re in a dancing mood, the party revives up later in the evening, so grab another cocktail and head to the dance floor!

Marvin
2007 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202)797-7171

2. Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden

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New hot spot alert! Sooo, my girlfriend introduced me to this gem last week. Major key! I’m so in love with everything about this place: the ambiance, the atmosphere, THE VIEWS, the people, the ROSEMARY PARMESAN TOTS…I could keep going. I can’t wait to try their brunch! If you’re looking for a chilled spot with good vibes, this one’s for you.

Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden Garden
715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

3. Jazz In The Garden

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If you’re in need of an event that helps take away stress from the week, look no further, girl. Although super crowded, the music, limited inhibitions and pitchers of sangria are an instant stress reliever.  Going to Jazz in the Garden is like being in a movie…I kid you not. A few tips to keep in mind: It’s crowded – get there early, bring a blanket or lawn chair – limited seating around the lake, the concert may be canceled due to weather – check updates here, you can’t take alcoholic beverages through the gate – if you plan on getting a pitcher of sangria have someone from your crew stand in line while the others sang a spot to sit.

Jazz In The Garden
The Sculpture Garden
Constitution Ave at 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20565
(202)289-3361

4. Beacon Sky Bar

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The view. The view. The view. I wrote it three times on purpose. It’s not called Beacon SKY BAR for nothing. This spot instantly puts me in feel-good mode. The best part – They serve happy hour 7 days a week! Yassssss. Need I say more?

Beacon Sky Bar
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, Dc 20036
(202)872-1126

5. Masa 14

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This Latin-Asian spot is sure to melt the week’s pressures away. A little more upscale than the others mentioned in this post as a dress code is enforced. Electric music, strong drinks, and good company is a receipt for an amazing happy hour experience…you’ll find that at Masa. Go.

Masa 14
1825 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202)328-1414

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Happy First Day of SUMMER, Beauties!

We finally made it!

While I’m not a fan of the heat, I love summer for soooo many reasons: rooftop parties, patio brunches, cookouts, outdoor workouts and most importantly, lightweight clothing! Summer style can be extremely effortless, yet still very chic; throw on a crop top and some high-waisted shorts or a maxi dress and you’re good to go.

I put together this summer lookbook to give you some style inspiration. When styling your summer wardrobe don’t be afraid to spice things up with bright hues. You can see pictures below. You can also see these outfits in motion over on my YouTube channel. YES! THAT’S RIGHT! I’VE FINALLY STARTED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. EEEKK! Be sure to watch in HD. 🙂

Please subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss a beat. Every time I upload a video, you’ll get notified. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment and clicking the “Like” button.

Now….let’s cheers to SUMMER ’16!

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In life, there is always a way out. That mantra applies to the “beauty life”, as well. You know those pesky little beauty situations that happen when you least expect it? Like, when you’re running late and your favorite lipstick breaks. Or you have a hot date and you can’t find your new mascara, so you grab an older one, but it’s dry. Yeah…those situations. They’re annoying, right? Well, fret no more. I’ve put together my top 5 beauty hacks that will change your life…forever!   make up hacks

1.) Get Tacky – When applying your eyelashes, instead of sticking them on your lids immediately after you add glue, let the glue sit on the lashes for about 20-30 seconds before applying them. This technique will allow the glue to get tacky and give you more control on where you place the lashes. Get ready to hear, “Are those your lashes?”!

2.) Say “No” To Deodorant Stains – How annoying is it to get all fresh and clean, beat your make-up, wand your curls to the hair gods, slip on your little black dress, looking fabulous, only to find deodorant stains on your dress? Soooo, annoying, right?! Well, my best friend taught me this trick when we were in college and it’s stayed with me ’til this day. Instead of grabbing a wash cloth to remove the stain, simply gather some of the fabric from the same garment and gently wipe – AND VOILA! The stain is gone.

3.) NOO! “She” broke! – (Don’t act like you don’t refer to your lipstick in second person. No? Just me?… I digress.) Ever had that dreaded moment happen when your lipstick breaks?! That’s the worst, right? No worries, it’s fixable. Simply, put the tip of the lipstick back on the tube, then use a lighter to melt the pieces back together. Be cautious not to keep the flame on the lipstick too long as it will melt it completely. You need to apply the fire just long enough to get the pieces to combine. A few seconds should do the trick. Let sit before applying.

4.) Mascara Clump No More – Dry mascara causing you problems?…Not anymore. The best way to bring your mascara back to life is by adding a few drops of contact solution to the tube. Once the solution is in the tub, stir it, don’t pump it. Pumping the applicator will push more air in the tube making the problem worse. Also note, if you’ve had your mascara for over six months, girl…there’s no hope. Toss it.

5.) Bobby’s on the Wrong Side – Can you believe you’ve been wearing your bobby pins the wrong way since you’ve been born?…Me neither, girlfriend. A bobby pin has two sides – one long, straight side and one short, wavy side. Lock your tresses in place by securing it with the wavy side closest to your scalp. BOOM…no more fly-aways!

I hope this is helpful!

What beauty hacks do you swear by?

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