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Author archive for Better Blueprint

  • Nov092020

    fashion in the new world of work

    Excerpt from a series called Curated Career Conversations: my interview with Sarah Johnston A year ago, my professional "uniform" included…

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  • Sep302020
    A stack of gallery copies of The Creatives' Closet

    book launch: the creatives’ closet

    This book has been about two years in the making and there is a story behind -- connect with me and…

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  • Sep282020

    your bra measurements

    There's a right way to measure your bra's cup and band size if you cannot get to a professional shop.…

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  • Sep242020
    Looking for underwear that are comfortable and is black-owned. The company is called Knix.

    black-owned intimates: knix

    As a woman who does not enjoy a light or short cycle, I am in love with Knix's period-proof underwear! Did I…

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  • Sep212020
    An example of a wireless bralette by Free People

    sizing your bra up or down

    I love this table! Depending on the maker, whether you've been eating pints of Ben n' Jerry's solo, or you're…

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  • Sep172020
    A model wearing a fedora hat by Monrowe NYC, a black-owned headwear company.

    black-owned headwear: monrowe nyc

    I cried when I saw The James - and clicked to find it was gone! Monrowe NYC is a black-owned headwear…

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  • Sep142020
    Wearing the right size bra

    are you wearing the right bra size?

    Are you wearing the right bra size? There are a few things you can do to ensure your girls are…

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  • Sep102020

    how-to remove a coffee stain

    I love coffee️but it stains! And I'm not just talking about your teeth - a wrong move or a hearty…

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  • Aug312020

    nice to meet you: black-owned jewelry brand

      Black-owned jewelry brand, Oma The Label Owner, Neumi Anekhe New York-based label started in 2018 + former fashion stylist…

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  • Aug272020

    nice to meet you: jellie sandals

    nice to meet you: alexandria brandao, a women and kid's fashion footwear brand! I found them on Instagram and fell…

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  • Aug252020

    14 perfect power pieces

    I asked newsletter readers what they needed to know and what I heard was, "I need just…

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  • Aug242020

    nice to meet you: black-owned jewelry brand

      Black-owned jewelry brand, Omi Woods Of Jamaican-Ashanti-Maroon heritage, Ashley Alexis McFarlane Omi means 'water' in the Yoruba language The word Jamaica…

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  • Aug202020

    nice to meet you: skin tone-inclusive footwear

    nice to meet you: Rebecca Allen, Salone Monet, and Kahmune, three black-owned footwear lines that carry skin tone-inclusive products!! Have…

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  • Aug192020

    post-pandemic back-to-work guide

    We're all looking for easy ways to transition back-to-work whether virtual or #IRL (in real life). This guide provides some…

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  • Aug192020

    problem: my weight is up & down – what do I buy?

    Problem: For whatever reason, my weight fluctuates, so what can I buy regardless of my weight? Solution: Choose wisely +…

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  • Aug182020

    beauty bombshell: correct order to apply skincare products

    Boom            ! It's real y'all! There IS a correct order to apply your skincare products…

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  • Aug162020

    nice to meet you: black-owned jewelry brand

    Black-owned jewelry brand, Mateo Jamaican-born Matthew Harris Launched the brand in 2009 - started with a men's collection before venturing…

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  • Aug162020

    jeans are out. joggers are in.

    So says WaPo, most financial indicators, and 'the streets'! Jean sales have been on the decline for the last five…

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  • Aug152020

    perfect, perfect, perfect pants

    Just thank me after you get these! I kept getting emails in my inbox and finally took some time to…

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  • Aug152020

    problem: no pedicure for 120+ days but I want summer shoes!

    problem: I've been without a pedicure for 120+ days so cannot wear flip flops so what can I wear instead?…

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  • Aug132020

    nice to meet you: cute, fun jewelry designer

    nice to meet you: Larissa Loden, a woman-owned business that crafts jewelry by hand in Minneapolis! They make lots of…

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  • Aug132020

    problem: my mask is functional but not cool

    Problem: I'm a 'team player' and using the disposable mask but they don't make me feel stylish. Is there a…

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  • Aug122020

    style guide for working moms

    Working moms lead many lives...not to mention their own so nailing their own personal style can get dismissed! This downloadable…

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  • Aug112020

    a one-piece swimsuit

    Simply put: one-piece swimsuits can be sexy! I'm not sure where or when the idea came about that bathing suits that…

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  • Aug102020

    problem: I’ve got to go back to work but not sure what I need

    Problem: After 100+ days of living in sweats/leggings, I've got to go back to work (3 days/week) but I'm not…

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