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Author archive for Better Blueprint

  • 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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  • Aug082020

    men’s wardrobe & style essentials guide

    Grab your complimentary downloadable guide here.....

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  • Aug072020

    problem: do I need bottoms for video conferences?

      Problem: I'm doing video conferences almost everyday but do I have to put on bottoms or dress up below…

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  • Aug042020

    problem: mask + makeup, do I need both/either?

    Problem: I'm starting to head out and everyone is talking about wearing a mask, but if I wear a mask,…

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  • Jul302020

    problem: i want the perfect white shirt!

    Problem: You've tried sooooo many options but none of the shirts quite meet the 'perfect" standard. What is THE perfect white…

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  • Jul272020

    problem: I’ve been dressing for a pandemic for 4 months

    Problem: pandemic + I haven't bothered to 'dress for success'! Solution: start small but be decisive! If you're living on…

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  • Jul132020

    repurpose 4 pieces to work-from-home

    A BIG thank you to NBC News for sharing my styling insights via their Know Your Value initiative! There are…

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  • Jul012020

    my june obsessions & purchases

    June Purchases The most basic but versatile piece in any closet is a button down white shirt. I found a…

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  • Jun112020

    ClosetCARE service

    ClosetCARE is here! We heard from several clients, old and new alike, that they wanted help maintaining the personal style…

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  • Jun052020

    11 goals for 2020

    I started off 2020 with great intentions as did many of you. There have been some derailments, to say the…

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  • May312020

    my may obsessions & purchases

    May Purchases I had to get a garlic keeper because I was sick of having the bulbs just hanging out…

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  • May222020

    clogs: they’re earthy stylish but are they good for you?

    I’m a huge fan of clogs and it started, in earnest, when I was traveling almost everyday as a health…

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