Women Who Inspire Part II – Women Who Lead

Laura Smith: Inspiring Through Leadership

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Laura Smith, Nashville Electric Service General Counsel and non-profit leader

Years ago, someone challenged me to always 1) be mentored by someone and 2) be mentoring someone else. My memory is fuzzy as to who issued the challenge, but the advice is something I’ve carried with me since. The reason is simple: experience is one of the best teachers, whether through experiences of your own or experiences of others.

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Women Who Inspire Part I – Fashion Inspiration

Freelance Celebrity Fashion Stylist Raven Roberts

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As a celebrity stylist, Raven Roberts is the true definition of an influencer.  She’s styled celebrities and editorials; has served as the key wardrobe stylist for marketing campaigns, music videos, films, and everything in between; her work has been featured in international publications and photography exhibits; and she’s been seen on Macy’s Next Style Star and Bare Minerals Beauty Uncovered. If you take a look at her website, Instagram feed, or resume you’re sure to be inspired. 

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Should We Boycott H&M

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. and Economic Equality


As we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life yesterday, in part, we acknowledged his fortitude; his fight for justice, civil rights, and economic equality; his leadership through boycotts, marches, and protests; and the lasting impression his legacy has had our culture.

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Thank you for your Support – Scales of Style Turns One

5 Lessons I Learned My First Year Blogging


Let me start this post by saying thank you to everyone who has rocked with me over the last year!! From the people who’ve been on this journey with me from day one when I had three followers  (my mom; sister, Makeda; and friend,  Tiffany), to those who just started following me yesterday, to everyone who allowed me to feature them, to the people who encouraged me to keep going, and the team of people who helped me behind the scenes. I cannot say it enough: thank you all for your support!

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The Patched Denim (or not so denim) Jacket You Need This Fall

This fall I have an obsession with patched denim. Okay… so it actually started before this fall, but after scouring the market for a patched denim jacket, I ended up empty handed. Either the shape of  the jacket was off, or I just didn’t like the patches. I even thought about DIYing it, but quickly abandoned that idea in the interest of time and the thought of ruining a perfectly good denim jacket.

Layering Summer and Fall Fashion

How to Easily Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer Style to Fall Fashion

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Malaka in Rachel Roy Late Summer Collection cropped blouse and  palazzo pants.

Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your summer wardrobe has to immediately change with the season. I know, I know…. most of you have probably been waiting for boot season and comfy sweaters, but before your wardrobe completely falls into a dark abyss, you may want to consider layering summer with fall fashion. 

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A Premier Subscription Box for Today’s Gentleman

Gentleman’s Box

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If you’re like me, you love most things that make life simpler and more cohesive. And when it comes to getting dressed, coordinating an outfit, or staying up-to-date on the latest trends, a subscription box may be just the right thing to help you curate a spectacular wardrobe with ease. So, with that said, insert Gentleman’s Box. It’s one of my fav subscription boxes and, ironically, it happens to be for gentleman. This week I’ve partnered with Gentleman’s Box to give away a box to one lucky reader (be sure to read until the end). I also enlisted my friend and guest blogger, Mike, to help me out with the review.

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Scales of Style, Etichat, and Out of My Mouth Inspired at the Frist Center for Visual Arts

Art and Inspiration

You never know where your path will lead you…. Well, last week, it lead me to a photo shoot at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with Mariah, creator of Out of my Mouth, and Thallen, creator of Etichat.

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