• Friday Favorites
    Friday Favorites Vol. 1: Chic Sweats, Healthy “Frappucinos”, and Mercury Retrograde

    We are starting a new tradition, fam! Every Friday, I’ll be publishing a “Friday …

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  • Home
    Hallway Bathroom Update: DIY Tub & Shower Makeover

    I haven’t published a home makeover blog post in almost 6 months, but Jun and …

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  • Gift Ideas
    His & Hers: The Sophisticate’s $50 Valentine Gift Guide

    Since I’ve spent the past few Valentine’s Days with the most wonderful partner …

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  • Spirituality & Metaphysical
    11 Ways to Attract More Money With Essential Oils

    This post is a preview of what I’m brewing on my new upcoming blog, …

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  • How I Made $278 on eBay in Less than an Hour

    How I Made $278 on eBay in Less than an Hour

    I like zero clutter. Unfortunately, because I have a dubious habit of occasionally splurging, some unused products begin storing up in and around my household. I generally prevent this from happening by this general rule: If I see something that…

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    Dimepiece Clothing Under $50

    Dimepiece Clothing Under $50

    It’s really unfortunate that sneaker collecting is a predominantly-male hobby. Granted, I only have a few pairs of Jordans and some other sneakers, but due to my knee injury 4 years ago, it gets a bit challenging (and painful) to…

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    Hotel Kabuki: A Japanese-Inspired Getaway

    Hotel Kabuki: A Japanese-Inspired Getaway

    San Francisco is a busy and bustling city with an overwhelmingly large amount of boutique hotels to choose from. While its locals are familiar with each hotel’s perks and styles, the first-time traveler may have a tough time finding a…

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    How Designer Michelle Hébert Created a Fashion Brand in Her Garage

    How Designer Michelle Hébert Created a Fashion Brand in Her Garage

    A few years ago during the active years of my photography career, I met and collaborated with many talented individuals along the way. Through my amazing hairstylist Tammy Nguyen I connected with Michelle Hébert, who was barely beginning her career as…

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    How I Bought a BMW with $7300 Cash

    How I Bought a BMW with $7300 Cash

    Honestly, I’m quite lucky. I drive a 330i BMW and it’s fully paid off. I don’t have to worry about monthly car payments, and I only pay for my car insurance twice a year for a 6-month policy (this saves me…

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