Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Black on black

Monday morning is usually a little bit of a hassle; from trying to get out of bed to getting ready to leave for the day's endeavors. 
When you find yourself spending more than your usually time deciding on what outfit to wear. 
A black on black ensemble can never go wrong.
|Sweater: TJ Maxx|Boots: Shoedazzle|Pants: AA riding pants|Ring: Target|Earrings: ToniDaley|

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The floral sweatshirt

|Sweatshirt: H&M| Denim: Zara| Sneaker wedges: a boutique in NYC|

I love basic and comfortable pieces with a feature that makes it not your average basic piece. You know what I mean. I snatched this sweatshirt from the sales rack at H&M a few months ago. It was less than $10. Yay! It is good quality, and a great piece to transition into the fall. This was a few days ago, I was running errands. So, I wanted to look casual, and a little dressed up at the same time. I think I achieved all I wanted with this outfit. Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

My top 5 fall fashion trends (lookbook)

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

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.  Burgundy; my favorite fall color

2.     Leather or Faux leather

3.     Fall accessories; the floppy hat.

4.     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|

5.     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)|


   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|

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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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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 

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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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