WEAR PINK; CELEBRATING CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. Over the years, a loop of pink ribbon has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness, and today the image of a pink ribbon can be found emblazoned on thousands of products, from apparel to dishware to office supplies. But there’s more to awareness than just wearing pink. I feel so inspired when I read or hear stories...

10 REASONS WHY ‘MTUMBA’ IS BAE

10 REASONS WHY ‘MTUMBA’ IS BAE

I learned the art of thrift store shopping from my mother, who dressed me and my siblings entirely in clothes bought from the local Salvation Army store. As I grew older, this was not embarrassing, especially since none of my clothes had the brand names that my classmates valued so highly, nor was my personal style ever quite up to date. Mom didn’t care; she was happy to save money on clothes and use it for other, more interesting investments, such as sports and travel.   They’re cheap. First, the most obvious reason we go to thrift stores: bargains. Even...

Tips On How To Wear High Heels The Whole Day

Tips On How To Wear High Heels The Whole Day

High heels—can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. They’re essential to (most) wardrobes, but there’s nothing worse than putting together an amazing outfit for a night out, only to be sidelined an hour in because your feet are throbbing in pain. It’s the age-old question asked by every shoe-loving woman at one point or another: How to wear high heels without pain. Is it even possible? Are we relegated to a “grin and bear” mentality for life in the name of looking—and feeling—awesome?  Turns out, a fabulous pair sky-high shoes and pain-free feet aren’t mutually exclusive. Over the years, I have developed a...