06, 11, 2017

How to Pay for Graduate School Without Student Loans | 2 Degree Shawty Episode 2

Look, TI ain’t the only one that’s about the money. Money is one of the most important aspects of higher education. If you don’t pay, you won’t be getting into those classes or receiving that degree. And we are all aware that graduate school can be EXTREMELY expensive. So how do we pay for it?

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03, 11, 2017

70s Style | Wide Leg Pants + White Shirt


When it comes to fashion, the 70’s is absolutely my favorite decade. There’s something about the huge afros, feathered curls, bell bottoms and dramatic sleeves that just makes me go “yassss hunny!” I always infuse a little 70’s flavor into every outfit; most of the time it’s unintentional. If you check out my last outfit post, you’ll see that I was giving off 70’s vibes there. And here too.


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20, 10, 2017

Changes | Denim Skirt + Ankle Sock Boots

Just when I was getting used to this 80+ degree weather, Georgia switches up on me and decides that it’s finally ready to enter fall. As you can see, I was still enjoying the transitional weather. I wasn’t ready for the changes!

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22, 09, 2017

Fresh Face | 28 Days with Olay


For my birthday this year, I went to the spa for a facial. And when I tell ya’ll that it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life– I’m not even exaggerating. I got a chance to speak with a licensed esthetician and learn about my skin’s needs: dryness due to improper moisturizing, uneven skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation and dull skin. Common concerns that us melananted beauties tend to have.

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30, 08, 2017

Is Graduate School Worth It? | 2 Degree Shawty Episode 1

I haven’t really shared much of my graduate school journey with you all on the blog. To be honest, I haven’t talked about it at all. Some of you are probably like “What? You’re in school? Since when?!”

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04, 08, 2017

Local Adventures: Chasing Waterfalls with prAna

I’m not an outdoorsy girl by any means. Consider me the sit at home and binge watch shows on Netflix or get dressed up and go to dinner with my friends kind of girl. Every so often though, I like to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and do something different.

A few months ago while I was perusing on Pinterest, trying to find some local spots that would be a decent backdrop for some pictures, I stumbled upon a beautiful waterfall that I HAD to visit. Outside or no outside, there are just some parts of God’s creation that you gotta see.

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