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The Essential Maxi Dress for Summer

 

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Who doesn’t love a great maxi dress? It’s figure flattering, it’s easy to wear, and they are so versatile for day or night. Dresses are my summer staple. I am always on the hunt for a lightweight and wrinkle resistant maxi dress when I am packing for an impromptu weekend getaway. So it must have been kismet when GCGME.com reached out to me about their selection of fabulous maxi dresses.

I am in love with their selection but this black and red rose print maxi dress was my personal favorite because I wanted a maxi dress that also could work for a night out. Maxi dresses are great for summer concerts, summer weddings, and of course brunch!

Here are some Maxi Dress Essentials to keep in mind when you are shopping:

  • Length matters! Remeber you can’t spell MAXI without MAX. Pass on any dress meant to be a full-length dress that doesn’t hit you at your ankle.
  • Stay away from prints that seem juvenile or teen-ish. There are a variety of prints that are universal and good for all ages but choosing a print that looks “child like” can age you. You want to capture your youthful energy without looking like you’re trying to keep up with the tweens.
  • Fabric matters if you are shopping for an event where you will be outside shop for maxi dresses made of a breathable fabric like cotton, a lightweight knit. or linen.  Save your polyester blend dress for the evening when the sun is setting you’ll thank me later.

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Dress c/o of GCGME.com all opinions are my own.

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Professional Pretty Conference Recap

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It’s amazing when you live in a city that feels as small as Cincinnati how you can miss out on what other dope women have going on. (I mean you think we’d all already know each other) As a business owner and career professional, I can get tunnel vision and forget that an integral part of expanding my brand is growing my personal network. This past weekend I attended the Professional Pretty Conference with over 100 entrepreneurs and career women.

Professional Pretty Conference

The Professional Pretty Conference is the brainchild of Morgan A. Owens who’s mission is that women can be “powerful and pretty”.  She’s inspiring women to empower themselves beyond just being a pretty face. After launching two successful brands, she is sharing her success and providing women with the opportunity to expand their networks. The full-day conference gave attendees access to valuable information to help further their careers and personal brands.  The day was flexible and allowed you to choose from a variety of workshops, attend panels with industry insiders, and shop from local brands.

What I enjoyed most was interacting with women who were all at different points in their careers. It was a great opportunity to encourage women who are just starting in their fields and gain knowledge from more seasoned professionals. I can only see the conference growing next year.

Lavender SimplyBe Suit

Suit: SimplyBe ( Jacket, Pants), Sneakers: Adidas 

I rocked a suit and sneakers. I was feeling very Tracee Ellis Ross via her Instagram feed. I wanted to fit the laid back professional feeling of the day. It was also nice to attend an 8-hour event and my feet not hurt halfway through the day thanks to my cloud foam Adidas!

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If you’re not in the Cincinnati tristate area I encourage you to go out and expand your network. Focusing on your career can start to feel isolating at times and it’s always good to be around like-minded people who can relate to some the same issues you are facing.

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Midwest Sweet and Natural Fest Recap

Midwest Sweet and Natural Fest

After 600 days of winter, I am so excited to finally start enjoying some of the spoils of warm spring weather. My first festival of the season was the Midwest Sweet and Natural Festival held in Washington Park this past Sunday. If you are a hair product junkie like me and you are always on the hunt for the right potion to make your curls pop this is a can’t miss event.

You can find everything from curl pudding, handmade soap, accessories, and I even found some bomb satin hair bonnets (think Tami Roman a la Bonnet Chronicles). This year’s festival was packed with even more vendors, hair demonstrations, a fashion show, and a beard bar!! I also scored lots of hair product samples that I can’t wait to try so stay tuned for some natural hair product reviews.

Midwest Sweet and Natural Fest

Midwest Sweet and Natural Fest

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Midwest Sweet and Natural Fest

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Midwest Sweet and Natural Festival

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