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Author archive for Better Blueprint

  • Aug252021

    totes for everyone!

    One thing that won’t ever change, whether you’re headed back to the office, to a local coffee shop for a…

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  • Aug022021

    for the work-from-home professional

    The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now - and there are lots of deals to be had! Aside from…

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  • Jul312021

    nordstrom’s anniversary sale

    I use the Nordy's Anni Sale for two purposes: to get ready for fall/winter with some elevated essentials, and to…

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  • Jul292021

    9 yoga hip openers to reverse the damage of sitting down

    Yep - after an entire year of working from home, and sitting on our sofa or at our makeshift desks,…

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  • Feb122021

    how to dress for the job you want

    I had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed by Jena Viviano for her podcast, Recruit the Employer. We covered a…

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  • Jan182021

    personal style

    What is personal style? Why do you need it? How do you get it? How long does it last? Is…

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  • Dec212020
    A podcast with Stroke Diva and Julia Coney to discuss wine and style

    stroke diva fabulous radio show

    Yep - I got asked to be on Kamaria's radio show along with my good friend, Julia Coney, to talk…

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  • Dec142020
    MyDomaine did an article including me on why creatives love living alone

    mydomaine magazine share

    There is something empowering about living alone but there is also the struggle of navigating loneliness...at least for me! I didn't…

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  • Dec132020
    The most basic outerwear essential is a chic, camel trench coat

    the most basic but essential outerwear

    Simply put, there is no piece of outerwear more basic but more essential than the trench coat! The one pictured…

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  • Dec122020
    A podcast with Dr Sharon Hargo to review my new book, The Creatives' Closet

    interview on The Book Talk Show

    What an honor! I am getting the chance to talk with Sharon Hargro Porter on her show, The Book Talk Show,…

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  • Dec112020
    this navy, men's Zegna sneaker is a classic sneaker with a modern twist

    for the man who wants a classic, upscale sneaker

    ...this Ermenegildo Zegna triple stitch classic sneaker is your answer One of my recent male client's received his…

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  • Dec112020
    A Facebook Live with Micha Green of Afro News to discuss my new book, The Creatives' Closet, and life as an entrepreneur especially during a pandemic

    video interview with Afro News’ micha green!

    Earlier this week, I had the immense pleasure to be interviewed on Afro News, one of the oldest Black-owned newspapers in…

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  • Dec102020
    Ivory Paper Co is a black, female-owned paper company that creates beautiful daily and weekly planners

    [action required] look forward to 2021

    2020 has been a doozy and the best thing we can do is to look forward to 2021 - - -…

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  • Dec102020
    The lights to celebrate the new year

    3 easy ways to add sparkle to your holiday looks

    We're in a new and different holiday season...and many of us are not feeling quite festive. To add a little gush…

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  • Dec102020
    Your Visual Resume is what you look like and how your personal brand shows up to the world

    is your visual resume in order?

    What is your visual resume you ask?!?! It's basically how you 'show up' to the world - it's your visual…

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  • Dec092020
    A video of Monica Barnett on the art of gift giving

    the art of gift giving

    Do you find yourself often struggling with what to get your loved ones for the holidays? Here is my simple…

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  • Dec092020
    This men's Isaia blazer is the perfect upgrade from nice to dapper for any professional man

    every man should own….

    ...an Isaia blazer! And the best place to start looking is Saks Men's Store! This was one of my client's…

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  • Dec092020
    The gatapack is a face mask with replaceable filters

    7 must-haves items for post-pandemic travel

    I am in the camp of not traveling but....as life sometimes does, we are thrust into the moment! During this…

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  • Dec082020
    The Clare Vivier Bowie mask is nice

    pretty masks with bows!

    We're in the midst of a pandemic so, sometimes you have to find the pretty in every situation. In this case,…

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  • Dec072020
    A red lip pouch by Claflin Thayer is perfect for your purse or date night

    the 5 best things I bought under $50 in 2020

    2020 has been a doozy! But I wanted to share the 5 best things I bought under $50 in 2020 because…

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  • Nov232020
    The must-haves to add holiday sparkle to any outfit or occasion

    must-have holiday *sparkle*

    This year, more than in years past, we need to do holiday sparkle and find the joy of the season! It's…

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  • Nov202020
    This red lip color by Mansai7 is called Alizarin and is gorgeous

    a *new* red lip color

    This red is a cool classic red with subtle blue undertones which means you won't see any orange-yness and if…

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  • Nov192020
    A black sequin and tweed mask for celebratory occasions

    need a mask for the holidays?

    I believe the answer is this tweed sequin mask by St. John! IF you think that the backbone of festive…

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  • Nov192020
    Sequin pants because sparkle is essential

    sequin pants

    Who knows when you'll need them but better to have them and be prepared, right?! If there's ONE thing I…

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  • Nov182020
    Monica Barnett with a big smile because of a recent business win

    the entrepreneur’s “grind”

    So people will call it a grind but there's a large part of me that thinks it's a grustle .…

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