How To Add Patterns and Prints to Your Wardrobe

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Adding prints to your outfits can be an exciting way to update your wardrobe and personal style. For many, the idea of adding print can bring an element of fun and edge to an otherwise safe, neutral wardrobe. For others, the idea is intriguing, but the execution is a bit daunting. I’ve been on both sides, and I have three simple ways to help ease prints and patterns into any wardrobe like a pro.

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Thanksgiving Snack Ideas Under 300 Calories

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Eating anything under 300 calories during Thanksgiving, that isn’t plain lettuce, seems impossible. Especially at holiday gatherings where taste, not health, seems to win the day. That’s why I’ve put together two healthy snacks under 300 calories that are perfect to bring to parties. They are meatless, affordable, healthy, and easy to make. Between these two dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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6 Ways To Save Money Holiday Shopping

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The Holidays are upon us and credit cards are lit. Yes, LIT. This is the most expensive time of the year, and our bank accounts deplete with every check mark on the “nice list.” Yes, being generous has a cost and retailers love a generous heart. It seems we have two choices, give big and go broke, or scrooge it up and keep our coins.

If you don’t have the heart to do the latter, the question becomes, how can one give without going broke in the process? Here are a few very practical and easy tips and tools to help you keep your heart and your wallet in check.

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How I Paid Off $27,000 Of Debt in One Year 💰

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I am living proof that you can pay off a large amount of debt in short period of time without winning the lottery or being born into a wealthy family. Truth be told, it isn’t rocket science, it just takes laser focus intention, a well constructed habit loop, a little know-how, and a strong desire to be debt free. The five key tips for getting out of debt are Mentality, Income, Budget, Automate, and Mentors. In the video below I go into detail about each word and share a bit about my journey to debt freedom in the process.

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Fall Fashion 2017 Trends You Need ASAP (Athletic Body Type Approved)

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Fall is the season before nature goes into hibernation to wake up anew. It’s also the season in which the most exciting fashion trends come alive and fashionistas can’t help but splurge on their latest outfit inspirations. I am no exception. I watch tons of runways shows and read too many magazine articles and blogs during fall.  My mind begins buzzing with ideas that only indulging in a new pair of shoes or top can bring to life.

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Gym Essentials

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Staying motivated to go to the gym anytime past March of a new year is one of the most common struggles amongst those of us on a fitness journey. Trust me, there are many times when I don’t feel like getting out of bed and I have to force myself to get moving or I’ll simply fall back asleep.

Keeping this in mind, I began to reflect on the simple things I do that keep me motivated and in the game so that I can see results as quickly as possible. Besides watching tons of motivational fitness videos on YouTube or scrolling through Instagram, there are a few tools I use that keep my head in the game.

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Black, White, and Bold

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I love neutrals, but neutrals don’t have to be boring. Finding a bold print or mixing cuts and textures is a great way to give an outfit spice. This skirt is not only in a bold black and white stripped print, but also an asymmetrical cut that draws attention to the ankle strap shoes. If you happen to have larger calves and ankles, like I do, try to keep the shoes slender and ultra feminine to balance out athletic legs…

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Styling Yellow Trousers

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When I originally bought these pants I thought, okay, I love yellow. My closet is full of so much black and grey that if I don’t buy these I just need to quit life.  Seriously though, It’s strange because I love color, but when I choose garments, I am always attracted to deep jewel tones, black, and grays.  I literally have to force myself to grab brighter colors and take them home.

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