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Learning to juggle school,work and life

300 dpi 4 col x 8 in / 196x203 mm / 667x691 pixels Beto Alvarez color illustration of a college student precariously balancing on a high wire while juggling food, books, and entertainment. The Dallas Morning News 2001

With COLLEGE, The Dallas Morning News by Nancy Churnin

Ugochi Obinma

April 29, 2015

You might wonder if there might be a manual or a set of instructions geared toward successfully balancing your college life. Maybe there are underlining rules to being a full-time student, having a job and/or internship at the same time, and still managing to be socially involved, aware and alert. Th...

Fashion Forward Friday: The “Athleisure” trend

Fashion Forward Friday: The

Ugochi Obinma

April 17, 2015

Ugochi Obinma / Staff writer Follow @simplyugochi // Stylish, trendy athletic attire has made its way outside of the gym. The casual, cozy, sporty attire has taken a turn and is currently known as the athleisure trend. Yes, athleisure is a word, at least in the fashion world. The athleisure era is for all you ladies out there too lazy to put that extra effort in an outfit, but refuse to leave the house unfashionable, trendy and ...

Fashion Forward Friday Week 5: Online clothing stores you want to know about

Photo credit: Thomas Gallegos

Ugochi Obinma

March 27, 2015

Follow @simplyugochi // Want to revamp your wardrobe, but you’re tired of your usual shopping destinations and customer loyalty programs you voluntary swear by? Tired of waiting in long lines and dealing with overcrowded mall that you can’t fully absorb and take in all the articles of clothing surrounding you? Online shopping is the cure. I’m giving away all my secrets, okay maybe not all, but I’...

Fashion Forward Friday Week 4: The Accessories Guide

Fashion Forward Friday Week 4: The Accessories Guide

Ugochi Obinma

March 13, 2015

@simplyugochi Accessories alone have the ability to not only make, but break an outfit. From handbags, designer watchers, statement jewelry pieces, hats to belts these accessories are essential to finishing off any outfit, but there’s rules and occasions for them all. To pair these accessories...

Six steps to get over your ex

Eric Hibbeler illustration of a silhouetted man and woman, back to back, on a torn piece of paper, with the tear breaking apart a heart that both images share; can be used with stories about divorce, broken relationships, etc. The Kansas City Star 2012

Ugochi Obinma

March 10, 2015

An ex is an example of what you don’t want, an explanation of who's not good for you and an exception to the rule you broke dating them in the first place. The big question is, can you get over your ex and how? The real answer is yes. Despite how hard, how in love and how much you’ve convinced...

Fashion Forward Friday: spring must-haves

Fashion Forward Friday: spring must-haves

Ugochi Obinma

March 7, 2015

With spring just around the corner it's time to re-evaluate your style and your closet in efforts to be fashionably aware, alert and late. Put away your over-sized sweaters, scarves and cozy knits and spring forward into the latest trends of the season. Retire that go to beanie, long outdated coat and...

Fashion-Forward Friday: Recycled Fashion Trends

(Thomas Gallegos/ Illustrator)

Ugochi Obinma

February 27, 2015

Denim overalls, Doc Martens, oversized flannel shirts, tie dye, harem pants, "grillz" and we can’t forget the infamous Timberlands. Is your closet having déjà vu? With fashion constantly recycling trends we thought were dead and gone for good, these trends are making a comeback and its way back into...

Fashion Forward Friday

Models wear looks from the Rachel Zoe Fall 2015 collection, presented on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at New York Fashion Week. (Sara Bauknecht/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Ugochi Obinma

February 20, 2015

From Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim to Narcisco Rodriguez fashion designers grace the runway with the release of their new jaw dropping collections at New York Fashion Week. The major question at New York Fashion Week is who’s wearing what and not just strictly on the runway, but off as name dropping...

Unpaid internships can have more value than money

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune

Ugochi Obinma

February 13, 2015

Juggling a pile of paperwork in one hand and four specialized coffee orders in another— the controversy surrounding internships being paid or unpaid continues. The big questions: Does the amount of experience an internship provides outweigh money? Do internships always lead to jobs for the i...

Con- Education in social media

Con- Education in social media

Ugochi Obinma

February 6, 2015

Likes determining self esteem, comments defining worth and followers controlling an individuals status, is what has become of us as social media spreads like a contagious disease. Social media has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we interact, build and destroy relationships. Is social...

H&M releasing a Coachella-inspired clothing line

Chloe Rudningen rests in the shade between shows on the second day of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Ugochi Obinma

January 29, 2015

Flower crowns, fringe and crop tops will be flooding the racks at H&M; mid-March as they collaborate with Coachella to develop a new spring line. What does this mean for the Swedish retailer? Does that mean expanding their clientele, and reaching a new audience? Does that change the look of H&M;? The fa...

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