Young Nashville Entrepreneur On the Rise

Robert Higgins

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Nashville-based Entrepreneur Robert Higgins

Few people own and operate multiple successful businesses by the age of 32, but Robert Higgins, a budding Nashville-based entrepreneur, easily fits into that group. I sat down with Rob recently to discuss his portfolio of businesses, ties to the Nashville community, and the Winter Wonderland Event he graciously allowed me and friends to host at his newest Nashville establishment, craft cocktail house Minerva Ave. I didn’t know Rob well prior to our meeting, but during our discussion it was easy to see how his drive, confidence, and passion for uplifting others have helped propel his businesses forward, and you’ll definitely want to read more.  Continue reading “Young Nashville Entrepreneur On the Rise”

Leveraging Their Power to Move the World Forward

Thoughts on Nike and Colin Kaepernick

I have written and rewritten this blog post more times than I’d like to count. While I’m extremely passionate about the topic, there are so many issues underlying the climactic moment that inspired this post and sparked a fire in many across the country that I had a difficult time narrowing them to write this post. Yet, after giving it more time and thought, I decided to just write from my heart knowing the right words would follow.

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Women’s Summer Style Guide

Summer Style 2018

Although it may feel like it’s been forever, summer is just now heating up. We’re just over a month in, and if you’ve been struggling with what to wear or could use some summer style inspiration, then hopefully this summer style guide is right on time.  The guide is broken into three categories: general,  work, and weekend. So, whether you’re looking to add more color to your wardrobe or specific ideas for what to wear during or after your 9 to 5, this summer style guide will inspire you. 

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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.