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The Bomb Life 101: Lessons from My Mother About Strength

Last night, I learned that my mother had to work since she was 14 years old. No one came to her high school graduation. She decided to go to college because her friends at work told her that she was smart. She applied to a local college and studied on the New York City trains and at night to get her undergraduate degree. When she was later diagnosed with breast cancer, she continued to work while on chemo because she…

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I am Strong: Refocusing my Energy in a Striped Johanna Ortiz Shirt and a Chai Design Studio Skirt

Happy Tuesday! I know I’ve said it before, but I am truly going to commit to updating this site once a day! The past few weeks have been a roller coaster, full of angst, anxiety, and frustration. This past Sunday, I just said: Enough! Enough feeling sorry for myself. Enough being angry. Enough of allowing other people’s crazy to dictate how I feel or operate. Whatever is within my control, I will control, including what I say, what I do,…

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Bomb Life 101: #TBT Choose Happiness

This morning, I was chatting with bae, talking about next steps in business and general expansion. I remarked, “I just hope that when we get there, we can enjoy it!” He said, “Aren’t you enjoying life now?” He said, “Weren’t you just kicking it with your friends last night at dinner? Didn’t you just come back from Miami?” I said yes. Though I’ve had many laughs and good times in the past few weeks, the thoughts of @FashionBombDaily ‘s Instagram…

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The Bomb Life 101: Turn Your Wounds into Wisdom (Lessons from Diddy, Steve Jobs, Oprah, and More)

Raise your hand if you love YouTube! I could get lost for hours learning about people I admire. Today, Puff Daddy’s True Hollywood Story populated my “Suggested Videos” so I clicked on: Sean Combs dealt with major setbacks, including being fired from Uptown Records, losing a best friend, and evading jail time. There were times I’m sure he thought he had lost it all, but he kept grinding, sometimes starting from zero, and reinventing himself. Ditto for Steve Jobs, who…

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Ask Claire: How Do You Stay Optimistic with Fashion Bomb Daily Down? 5 Ways I Stay Positive in Dark Times

Today, we have an “Ask Claire” Query! @Zudoaririkameishi types, “If It’s not too much to ask, with the removal of FBD, how do you stay motivated with such a big piece of yourself and brand being taken away? Major love and peace to you Miss Sulmers!” Major Peace and Love to you! I’ll be honest, it’s been a REALLY tough month. An issue I thought could be resolved in a week or so is dragging on, and a major part…

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