Saturday, September 6, 2014

My top 5 fall fashion trends (lookbook)


Fall is slowly creeping in. The past few days have been nice; the temperature has been in the lower 80s. I love living in a place with four seasons; gives one something to look forward to. I love fall because of the fashion and the holidays. 

FYI: I was contacted by the raise.com, a website to buy and sell gift cards. Check them out they have gift cards from different stores from Macy's® to Starbucks®. Yep Starbucks®.

Okay, let's talk about fashion. Most of the items I am wearing I have had for a while, mostly from 2011-2013.  With season change you may be tempted to change your wardrobe. You don't need to; especially, if you are on a budget. You can recycle your closet by working with what you have and buying a few new pieces (like a coats, some shoes and accessories).

1.     Fall accessories; the floppy hat.
2.     Animal print, a classic. 
Really, animal prints can be classified as neutrals. They go with almost every color. Here I pairing my AA riding pants with a white blaze and leopard print tank with a floppy hat.

|Heels: Wildrose (2012)| Blazer and Tank: H&M|

3.     Fall color blocking
I want to challenge myself with colors, textures and prints. I am a working progress. Color blocking has always been easier to do. Here I am pairing major fall colors: mustard, navy blue and burgundy. Love this casual outfit; super comfy. All that is left is a huge nude studio fall coat. Like this one from Zara. It is quite pricey (sign). I will wait for a good bargain when it goes on sale or find something similar elsewhere.


|Overalls: UNIQLO (2013)| Tee: H&M| Stiletto: Zara (2013)|

4.  Burgundy; my favorite fall color


5.     Leather or Faux leather



|Shirt: F21| Stilletos/Bag/Denim: Zara (2013)|

Addition

   Sweaters/knits, a classic.

Don't toss your crop tops yet. You could use them to layer to keep warm.
 Here, I am wearing my AA riding pants again with a crop top and a cape-like sweater. I can only wear crop tops with something high-waisted pants or skirt. I feel its to relieving; just my preference. 


|Red sweater: Guess (thrifted)| American apparel riding pants| Metallic sweater/black sneaker: H&M|


Thanks for stopping by.

Love,





Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I am back!


Hello September, 
I know, I know I have  MIA for almost the entire year, especially since summer. A lot of life changes, so I haven't had time. I am happy to be back. I plan to be consistent, bring more content and better quality for the rest of the year and onward. 
Good news: I am now a graduate student, still on the quest  towards my career path. 



| Hair: Crochet braids using Noir afro twist bulk | Lippie: Purty Persimmon Wet n Wild |
| Dress: H&M | Earrings: Charlotte Russe |


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Thanks for stopping by.

Love,


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Comfy Spring footwear!

Comfy Spring footwear!




Now the weather is warmer. Our feet can now leave those warm boots and slip into some comfy open-toe sandals and flats.

Here are some inexpensive and diverse spring shoes finds (Less than $50).

Bottom: Gap shoes / Oxford shoes 

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,


Saturday, April 5, 2014

We Are What We Eat

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I hope you are all doing good. 
I am in this early phase of life after college, which I heard is one of the most difficult stage especially because of the economy and just the way life works; starting something for the first time is always difficult. I digress because that's for a completely different blog post. 
During this time I have a lot of alone time which I love because I get to think, research and brainstorm. I get to be more spiritual and think about how to better my life.
 Work and school can get us caught up that we don't have time to pause, breathe, be present and think of life.

I am at the stage in my life where I am discovering exactly who I am and what I want in life. 
I am a working progress, we all are. 

I feel the purpose of life is to be HAPPY. 
I want to feel great, energetic, and whole. 
To achieve this, I am really considering becoming a whole food vegetarian (possibly with no dairy and processed food in my diet). 
Which means no cookies, candy, milk chocolate (only pure organic dark chocolate), processed salts and sugars. 

After my research on what exactly is on the shelves in the stores. I am sold on the idea of becoming a vegetarian. 
It's going to be a challenge that I will take it day by day.  I am African and grew up eating meat.
Family, friends, the media, and work place can make it difficult. However, I willing to work and face the temptations and focus on the big picture. 

Think of all the diseases that can be prevented or reduced; heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, cancer and so on. 
 Due to our diet 'eating lifestyle', they gradually creep on the human population and surface when we get older and our system is frail. 

Health is wealth.

Think about this. 
Energy has to be put in for energy to come out. 
 If we eat processed,  synthesized food and chemicals, what do we get out? 

(Hold that thought) 
How about when we eat the foods that are fresh, and in their most natural and whole form, what do we get out?

To feel good GREAT and radiate it, we have to put great food into our bodies. What we eat, drink, and think matters.


My philosophy: Positive perception and good things are what we need for a happier life. 

Here are some links for inspiration on this topic:

Chef Ahki, she is a natural food activist. Check her out!
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Preston Smiles, he is the founder of 'The Love Mob'.
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Hey Fran Hey (Francheska), Natural hair, beauty and nutrition youtuber. 
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Thanks for stopping by.

Love,



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter Valentine outfit: slip-dress and fur

Winter Valentine outfit










                       

Am I the only who is over the snow? 
ugh! I can't wait for spring, my favorite season. 
I am single and most likely I will not be going out in this snow. 
But then, I thought it would be great to share my idea of a nice outfit for those of you who plan to spend time with your significant others. 
This is outfit is simple and sophisticated. The slip style dress provides easy transition from a date to the 'indoors'. 

It is very obvious the color palette excludes the popular valentine color, red. 
It is so overrated on that day. I would wear a nude lip color and an up-do hairstyle with this look. Everyone is different so do as you please.

For those of you who are single you can still wear this outfit or something similar and spend time with your friends and family. It is a holiday to celebrate LOVE.

If you are single like myself, spend the day doing something nice for yourself and being grateful.

Happy Valentine's day people. 
Lots of love.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Inspiration: Ann Yee's collection at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

Oh my gosh! love this makeup and collection.
The grey and black piece are classic, modern and minimalist with a vintage twist. 
I love how loose and relaxed the pieces are. She definitely have some great fall pieces.

Her website

Check out the sources for more information.
Source: Huffington post
Sources: Style.com
Side-note: I apologize for the lack of post in the past few weeks.
I wish I was able attend the New York Fashion week.
...There is always another time.
I just graduated college two months ago. 
I am still unemployed and searching for a job to kickstart my career. 
Since blogging is just a hobby. I blog when I have or feel like I have the 'time'.
I hope you all understand. 

Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!

WOW! 2013 went by quickly. I hope 2014 slows down, so I can take it all in. 
2013 was a year of growth for me in different areas of my life (education, career direction, relationships, networks, fashion and self).
Although the first one-third of the year was not as exciting as the later two-third of the year, it was a great year. 

Grateful to be here (to be ALIVE).

I graduated from college (woohoo!) in December. I cut my hairrr... myself! (more info on to come)
I learnt a lot about the career field in science and medicine through my internship experience in NYC during the summer. 
I discovered more about my style (...neo-fashionology) which happens almost all the time because I get inspired by what is around me.

2014 will be the BEST. 
It is a new year and a new chapter with empty pages that will get filled with beautiful moments, memories, progress, success and blessings in life.

Thank you for sticking with me.

I wish you all a very happy 2014.