Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Logging Off the Internet

Some days, my screen time is EMBARRASSING.

And over the past year, that number has only grown. I average 3-4 hours (on my phone) and that’s not even including the hours I spend working on my laptop. You add it all up, and that equals a lot of headaches from staring at a screen, an overwhelming amount of content being created and consumed, and hidden somewhere in the midst of it all — INSPIRATION (at least, that’s the idea.)

The internet is full of so many great things — empowerment, connection, community — but that can be hard to find. And when you’re feeling burnt out and looking for a new spark, the search may leave you feeling more drained than inspired. 

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A Guide to Attending NYFW Runway Shows

If you follow along with me and DTC on IG or here on the blog, you know I’m a New York Fashion Week regular. It’s crazy to think this is my eighth season attending shows, but GIRL the excitement, nerves, and gratefulness are at an all time high! Perhaps it’s because the last two seasons were very…unexpected (thanks COVID)...but my guess is it has something to do with feeling like my BIG dream is FINALLY reality!

Let me explain— 

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Celebrating Female Owned Businesses for National Black Business Month

hey GIRL! Welcome to August, aka National Black Business Month!

Because we here at Ditch the Clique are forever in support of and advocating for our BIPOC friends, we want to EXTRA celebrate their business dreams-turned-reality this month with YOU!

Black owned business owners account for about 10% of businesses here in the states and we wonder…how many of those are female owned? From our research, about 2-3% of those are female owned….YES that is a number worth celebrating but GIRL we want to help GROW that statistic in every way we can! And what better way than to share with you a few of our favorite female owned BIPOC led businesses local to NYC and BEYOND!

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Dressing for Summer When You’re Not Feeling Confident

I hate the summer. 

Yeah, you read that right. I hate it. The inevitable sunburn, the heat, and the fashion that comes with it. I’ve never enjoyed wearing summer clothes. I’d much rather wear pants and sweaters than shorts and dresses. Part of that is personal preference, but if I’m REALLY honest it goes deeper than that.

Maybe you can relate: I like pants that hide the shape of my legs. I’m always nervous to wear bathing suits in public. And don’t even get me started on skirts. 

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