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Sweater: Gap (another Gap sweater that I like here)
High-waisted jeans: Levi
You guys. It's spring and I'm going to need it to start feeling like spring. I don't know where you are, but here in DC, it feels like the second coming of winter. I am so ready for the warm weather to stick around and stop teasing us with a nice day here and there. Enough about that. Here's what going on with me.
- These days I seem to stay with travel on the brain! I have a vacation coming up real soon and I cannot wait. As I think I mentioned before, I've got several other places that I want to visit this year: Vancouver, New Orleans, Palm Springs, LA. Since I have so many places that I want to go, I decided a couple of months ago to start a travel fund. I set up an automatic savings account with Digit. How it works: Digit assess your checking account (it won't leave you broke) and determines how much to automatically withdraw every few days (or more or less often if you want) and place it into your Digit savings account. I've had Digit automatically withdraw anywhere from less than $1 to $40+ at a time. I cannot tell you how much I love Digit. I'm so bad about putting money into savings on my own and now I don't have to think about it. I've only had an account since January and it has already saved me a few hundred dollars. And when Digit withdraws the money from my checking account, I don't even miss it. I honestly get excited each day to see what my new balance is in my Digit account, because I know that I'm that much closer to my next big trip (I'm also contemplating using it to upgrade my camera and then from there using it to fund my future travel). It's also easy to transfer the money back from Digit to your checking account when you need it. A couple of friends have signed up since I told them about it. Click here on my referral link if you're interested in checking it out.
- I recently finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and I absolutely loved it. I never would have picked up this book if my coworker/friend had not recommended it, but I'm so glad that I did. It's about the lives of two Afghan women and the bond they form with each other and the love they have and sacrifices that they make for their families. This book easily made its way into my Top 5 books (don't ask me what the other 4 are, but I don't really know, but this book is one of the 5) and I cannot wait to read his other books.
- I'm trying to commit myself to going to SoulCycle at least once a week.
- Speaking of cycling…can we talk about my new braids?? (I promise this has something to do with cycling. Wait for it…) I'm loving them! This is my first time having braids and I will definitely get them again. I'm about 10 months into my natural hair transition and since I'm going on vacation soon, I did not want to have to worry a minute about my hair (shout out to another coworker/friend for recommending the hair braiding spot). Anyway (now here comes the cycling part), the braids are also perfect to cycling classes! I don't have to worry about sweating my hair out. I was recently invited to Zengo Cycle's VIP Inaugural Ride for the grand opening of their Cathedral Commons location and got a chance to test out how my braids would do. It was great. Also check out Zengo Cycle. Their studio at Cathedral Commons is awesome. I might have to cheat on SoulCycle occasionally. (P.S. Check for my new braids on Instagram – BlitzAndGlam.)
- I'm currently watching (and by currently I mean as I'm typing this post) The Girlfriend Experience on Starz. It's about a law student turned escort. It's pretty good. They released all of the episodes as once, so get into it (I sense that this will become a thing as others try to compete with Netflix in that area). Speaking of Starz, can Power please hurry back?!
- I recently went to Howard University to see my sorors, the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha introduce their Spring 16 line. One of my college classmate's daughter is on that line and I could not be happier to be there to support her and to welcome her to the sisterhood! Being on campus brought back so many memories from my undergrad days at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Good times!
What's been going on with you?