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Starting my first blog in 2008 called, Designer Deal Diva, this blog is the most recent remix of the original. It's a personal fashion and lifestyle blog, where I share my passion for fashion, shopping, decor, music, inspirational quotes and DC happenings/lifestyle. I originally created my blog (Designer Deal Diva) as a way to help in finding luxury designer labels on a shoestring budget because I'm a true lover of designer labels but I will NEVER (I repeat NEVER, EVER) pay full price. I would much rather save those dollars to invest in my family and my future. I believe most of us are trying to find ways to acquire fabulous finds but also ways to stretch a dollar. Whether you're looking for a way to get the look for less, trying to copy your favorite celebrity's style, finding a creative solution for fashion or decor, checking out some of DCs events & fashion, hopefully you will find something useful on the DISTRICT GEMS blog.

About Me:
I'm the child of United States Army parents and grew up in NW, Washington, DC (Uptown Uptown).
I am an artistic/creative enthusiast. I design & create jewelry, accessories & small homegoods; I design, build and UPcycle furniture; I create mix media artwork & paint acrylics;  I'm a webmaster & graphic designer; and I'm obsessed with fashion & decor. I am a self-professed shopaholic and I'm trying hard to be a minimalist therefore you may find many items for sale from my closet at District Gems on Poshmark.

I love living in the Nation's Capital and supporting local boutiques, check some of my absolute FAVORITES in the right-hand column.
An About Me Summary:
- a DC Original (Uptown Baby!) I know I've said that already
- I LOVE to design [art, jewelry, furniture & decor, websites, logos and much more]
- I'm a proud blerd & a womanist
- I'm obsessed with VINTAGE & MINIMALIST STYLE
- My favorite colors are BLACK (all black everything) but I also like white, grey and tan
- I'm a naturalista (just big chopped the 3rd time - 3/2017) & I rock Senegalese Twists at most times
- I love music and have been in a few local bands - reggae, rock & electronica

My favorite quotes:
1. BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
2. Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about CREATING yourself.
3. You don't have to pay a fortune to look like a million dollars.

I'm Social: Twitter || Facebook || Instagram
Shop District Gems: On Etsy || On Poshmark

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