Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life & Style: Back in Philly

These are some extra shots from my visit back to Philly a few weeks ago. 
I can't say it enough (& I'll talk about it in an upcoming video too!) but I truly feel that Philly is where I began to get to know who I was and be COMFORTABLE with what I saw. I learned so much about people, relationships, my career goals, family…everything! It holds a very dear place to my heart, and I will always remember it as a home during a very interesting time in my life. Most of all though, I came out of that chapter with some amazing people I am so glad to call my friends. Here are a few shots (& BB came with me!) of some of my favorite people from my time in Philly. Obviously, this is not everyone in Philly that means something to me. Since I'm so close now, it's going to be great to reconnect with old friends. Spread love today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Perspective, Perspex-ish heels

This was right before the temperature dropped, so I had to wear a pair of my favorites before I start pairing them with cute socks (why not?). This shirt is one of the softest shirts ever, and although it's sheer it can be a good option for casual, business, or a dressy occasion. 

I have to say, I will be sad when all the blonde/brown is gone from my hair. But I have a feeling it'll be back and more vibrant than ever. I just love the way it looks when I wear it out for #afrolady weekends.

Outfit Details: Top: H&M | Pants: H&M |Shoes: Karmaloop | Handbag: H&M

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get Ready With Me | Saturday Brunch (Video)

I recorded this video a couple weekends ago. The weather had finally cooled down a bit and I hopped on the chance to get "falled up". The video features the faux fur vest I DIY'ed earlier this year (check it out here). 
Also, I'm still figuring out my new setup with recording in my new place, so just stay with me people! Also, shout out to the Sephora "artist" who was so sure I could use Smashbox in Medium/deep (I used in the video) as a contour powder... #SUPERsideeye. I'll be doing another one of these in about a week, and I found a product from the new Shea Moisture line that is PERFECT. 


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunny Daze

First, I want to start by saying this dress is top 5 in my wardrobe. I have no shame. I would wear it everyday if I could (I can, but you know...haters). AND it has pockets! It just gets no better. 

I wore it a couple Saturdays ago, and also decided to forego the flat-iron that day... #Afroladyweekend

Outfit Details: Dress: H&M | Shoes: Coach | Handbag: JustFab

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lip Product Addict Tag (Video)

Flashback Friday! 
This video is not perfect, which is why I probably didn't post it among other things. But, nobody is perfect and we all have to start somewhere, right? I wanted to share this because (queue the music) although things may seem out of focus, there is still some good that can be found! Haha, it's really not that serious but I did completely forget about this video and when I opened Imovie last week and discovered it was already completely edited and exported I figured, why not?
I will update the description box with all the products I mention & links (if available). 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Docu-Diary #3: Hello, New York

New profile pic for a new chapter... #forthewin

I may not have been present on the blog front, but I never stopped thinking about it. I figured I could at least document some fun stuff over time and do a vlog for the blog (lol!). I plan on doing these about once a month, because I can't commit to weekly. And thankfully, they won't even take more than 5 minutes of your day. 

Also, big thanks to Bree, Jennifer, Nnenna, Lindsay, Elvira, & Trevon for allowing me to videotape and snap 1 million photos :) #friends

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Can you believe how long it's been? So much has changed in the past two months, it seems like so much more time has passed. But the biggest news I have to share
is that I am a New Yorker! I made the big move at the end of August after
a month of crazy, drama, and "enough is enough" moments. When you take a step
back for a moment and consider all the things going "wrong" in your life, try to 
visualize how these things just might be the building blocks for your breakthrough. And don't despair, a breakthrough doesn't necessarily have to be HUGE. It can be the smallest thing, but it's a breakthrough because it drastically alters your outlook on life.
Some mornings I wake up and I want to cry (#happytears) because I can't believe I actually did it.
I moved to NYC, the concrete jungle! It wasn't, nor has it been easy, but I think everything seems much nicer when you focus on what you did accomplish rather than what you didn't. All I have to do is remind myself that I'm actually here and all my doubts, insecurities, etc just go away. 

I am back, and this blog is still going strong. For those of you who've stayed present through my hiatus, THANK YOU! Only bigger & better things from here.

Outfit Details: Top: H&M | Bottom: ZARA Skort  | Shoes: H&M Slip-on Sneakers | Crossbody: H&M

P.S. If you live in NYC (#nocreeps), Instagram/Tweet/Email me!