My Top 3 Airlines to Fly On

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1. Delta Air Lines

Delta is definitely my favorite airline! I prefer to fly Delta for all flights but especially long flights. Delta has screens for longer flights that allow you to watch free movies and shows on Delta Studio. Aside from these screens, I find their seats extremely comfortable and the flight attendants are all great.

2. American Airlines

American is my second favorite and preferred airline. I am always able to find cheap prices and great seats on American flights! I have no complaints, usually, and find American Airlines to be extremely convenient. I do wish that American offered screens for free movies on longer flights. Other than that, I prefer to fly with this airline.

3. Southwest Airlines

I really only fly Southwest if I am flying with a lot of baggage. Southwest does not fly to as many locations as the other airlines thus I am not able to fly with Southwest as often. For example, I am originally from Savannah, GA and if I book a Southwest flight I will have to arrive in either Jacksonville, FL or Charleston, SC which are both an hour and a half driving difference from Savannah, GA. Aside from the lack of convenient destinations, Southwest ALWAYS has great prices and allows you to check two bags free.

Next time you’re booking a flight, try out these airlines!

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3 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you_ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

Are you struggling with time management? Do you blame your lack of this skill on college because of studying, class, and work? Well guess what? I’m in college too! And while I may not have it all together, I am pretty good at time management and planning. Here are a few tips for you to better manage your time.

1. Purchase a planner

This is extremely important for my daily responsibilities. I am extremely organized. I also have pretty good penmanship which helps with my cleanliness in my planner. I write down all responsibilities as soon as they are assigned or acknowledged, important dates, and duties I need to accomplish throughout the week. This way I am aware of everything that I have to do by the day, week, and month. Additionally, my planner has an inspirational quote for every month and week which inspires me to accomplish my goals every day!

2. Sync your calendars

Personally, I do not do this as much because I like to write things down and calendar notifications annoy me, but this works for many of my friends. If you depend on technology more than pen and paper, make sure that all of your calendars are synced so that you are aware of your responsibilities on all platforms. This is usually already done if you have products from the same brand such as an iPhone, Macbook, iPad, etc., but if you have different products where you must make separate calendars, you should definitely try to sync the calendars to your email address so that you do not miss anything.

3. Cut out any distractions

This isnt the easiest but it is the most important in my opnion. Many times, as millenials, we are never working on just one thing. We are expert multi-taskers. We can type a paper, read an article, Facetime our friends, watch our favorite tv show, and scroll social media all while listening to music. Unfortunately, this isnt the best recipe to success. In order to manage your time better, you have to cut out these distractions. Time management is dedicating time to those specific items. Once we all learn to cut out our distractions, we’ll notice an improvement in our time management skils.

How are you learning to better manage your time? Let me know in the comments below. 

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Spring Break in New York

Instead of spending my Spring Break laid across a beach in a bikini in warm weather, I spent my Spring Break in New York. I am a resident assistant on campus so I had to stay on campus half a week. Thus, I was unable to spend my break in the ideal setting but I still managed to enjoy a relaxing Spring Break. I traveled to New York with my friend Saki and we chose to sight-see and shop in the city.

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We visited the Museum of Sex which was highly recommended by friends.

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We also visited the Museum of Modern Art. “Put some black girls in the MoMa”

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And here are more pictures from our trip.

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SoHo | Style File

While spending Spring Break in New York I went shopping in SoHo. Now that I am back in school, this week is for studying, preparation for exams, and registration for my senior year (so exciting). Of course this top was purchased for $10 at a Zara sale. My jacket was a Christmas gift from my mom 2 years ago. Although these boots were extremely comfortable, I was walking all day and eventually purchased sneakers to finish the day in.

Outfit Details:

Top: Zara

Jacket: The North Face

Jeans: H&M

Boots: Steve Madden

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ShadesOfSaki | Style File

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Meet Saki Clarke: 

She’s a Sophomore, Biology (Pre-Med) major, African-American Studies minor attending Howard University!

How would you describe your personal style?

I take simple pieces and depending on the type of look I’m going for, I either wear sneakers or booties. I don’t like to overdo it. I think cool pieces and simple pieces go great together.

Do you have any celebrity style influences? If so, who?

If I could afford the style I like, it would be Rihanna and Beyonce. I don’t dress like them yet, but once I am able to afford it, I would adopt their style. As of now, my style is influenced by my aunt which is just funky chic.

What are your career aspirations?

Essentially, I want to be a pediatrician. Eventually, I want to start my own practice and become an entrepreneur. I want to start a non-profit to expose underserved youth to science and medicine at an early age.

How did you come up with the name ShadesOfSaki?

I was obsessed with Lana Del Rey’s song Shades of Cool in High School so this name just stuck.

What makes you a BOSS?

I know exactly what I want and exactly what I must do to get it. PERIOD.

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Keep up with Saki and check out more about her personal style at her blog HEREEngage with her on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM too!

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Campus Wear|Style File

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It’s been pretty cold in DC lately (Its currently snowing in March) and I’ve been putting less effort into what I wear to class. I am from Savannah, GA and have been in DC for 3 years but I am still not used to this cold weather. As a result, my class outfits have been lots of basics paired with key pieces such as the scarf in this post. I paired this color block scarf with a basic dress, tights, and thigh high boots for a cute and effortless day of classes. I was comfortable and warm (thanks to the scarf). Check out Slay In Grey for more class style pieces!

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Shoes: Steve Madden | Scarf: Similar Here | Dress: H&M (I purchased it for $10 at a sale last year)

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Slay In Grey | Style File

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If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably already seen one of these pics. If you don’t follow me already, FOLLOW HERE. A lot of people wonder how they can get great looks in cold weather. BASICS is the answer. I have so many basic pieces such as this white turtleneck that I can mix and match to go with any great look. The turtleneck is extremely warm and I can layer it with a thermal top if the weather is brisk. I bought this coat for a steal and couldn’t wait to pair it with a simple look. Being that I work at a shoe store, I have so many shoes (mainly heels) that I buy outfits for. Yes, I buy outfits to go with my shoes, and these shoes are on sale now for $50! So next time you’re looking through your closet looking for a great look for the cold, throw on some basics and slay!

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Coat – Boohoo

Turtleneck- TJ Maxx

Shoes- Steve Madden

Jeans- H&M

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