Thursday, December 5, 2013
One of my favorite pieces this season has to be a great coat! I feel like it's the one essential piece that can really pull an outfit together, especially during the winter months when it becomes more of a necessity rather than an option. I mean when its 30 degrees outside you have no choice but to put on a coat, so why not make it a great one! I've been eyeing a few statement coats this season, and about a month ago I came across a mid length camel colored beauty on H&M.com. Of course I had to check my local H&M to see if it was something that they actually carried in store, but I had no luck finding it! Well Cyber Monday rolled around and I had no choice but to order it offline, especially since H&M was offering an additional 40% off your total purchase! The coat was originally $79.95 but I got it for $50 bucks! Such a great deal, I'm super excited about this coat and can't wait to receive it! Here are a few pictures, but there will definitely be more to come of me and this coat! Dont you just love Cyber Monday no crowds, or long lines to wait in! There's nothing like shopping from home, besides the fact that I always seem to spend way more $$ when I shop online, it's so easy just to click and go and think about it later!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday I attended Return of The Curls Holiday Trunk Show, which was hosted by the lovely Keenya Kelly! There were lots of local vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to natural hair products! I got a chance to chat with some of the vendors, and even walked away with a beautiful pair of handmade earrings which were gifted to me by Tori Stamps of Holey Moley Earrings! I was super excited because I was asked to come out and do a segment on dressing for your body type during the holidays. I had an amazing time talking to the ladies about essential pieces that every women should have in her closet, and I also touched a little on thrifting! Im definitely looking forward to doing more segments like this in the future, I'm really becoming a fan of public speaking! Here are a few pics of me speaking at the event enjoy!
Got a chance to finally meet Jonna of Naturally Glam (far left, red hair), I love her blog!
I would love to thank this lady for assisting me during my presentation, I left before I had a chance to!
I liked her tights, cant really see them in this pic, but they were really cute!
Parking Lot photo shoot!
Gifted Earrings courtesy of Holey Moley Earrings!
Special thanks to L.O. F Cosmetics & Accessories, Be U Designs, Holey Moley Earrings and all of the vendors who allowed my to borrow their clothing, jewelry, and accessories during my segment, you're much appreciated!
Photos by: David Lowell
Monday, November 18, 2013
Ok, so recently I've been obsessing over sweatshirts, I'm really loving this trend. It's one of those pieces that you can pair with just about anything. I've seen sweatshirts being worn this season with everything from midi skirts and heels, to leather pants and sneakers! I mean who doesnt love a good sweatshirt! Here are a few that I've been eyeing, all under $100, I'm sure some will be making there way to my closet very soon!
Top (from Left to Right) ShopJeen.com $75.00, Shopthetrendboutique.com $69.00, Sincerelyjules.bigcartel.com $60.00, Nordstrom.com $64.00, Katemoross.com
Thursday, November 14, 2013
All my RVA naturals, transitioners, and whomever else simply wants to come out and attend a great event you'll have your opportunity to this Sunday at Return of The Curls Holiday Trunk Show! I attended the event last year and had a wonderful time, there were tons of naturals there, along with some great vendors and even a few hair demos. I left with some great goodies last year including some beautiful jewelery and a few hair products. The event is being held at the Richmond Magnuson Grand Hotel from 2pm-6pm, tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door! I would also like to mention that I will be speaking this year, yes yours truly has been selected as the featured Fashion Blogger for the event. I will be talking about dressing for your body type during the holidays and will also be covering this seasons trends, and one of my favorite things to do thrifting! When I go to events like this I normally bring my sis along and a few of my girls who are also natural, like myself a few of my naturals friend wear their hair blown out majority of the time. When we get to the events and they see naturals rocking their curls they always say "I should've rocked my curls"! Ladies wear your hair how you like natural is natural if you don’t have a relaxer, keratin, silkner or any other type of chemical straighter you're natural in my book. We have to stop this divide in the natural hair community it’s what I like to call the "you can’t sit with us" syndrome. Just because some choose to rock their curls and others prefer to blow their hair out doesn’t make you more or less natural; as long as your hair is healthy that’s all that matters (rant over)! So whether you're a natural that prefers straighten/ blown out hair or you’re a natural that loves to rock your fro please come out and support this event there will be a little something for everyone!
Return of The Curls
Holiday Trunk Show
Sunday November 17th
6531 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Last weekend I took a little family trip to New Jersey, I'm originally from Jersey so a lot of my family is still there. A few of my friends were headed up North to head to NYC the same weekend; so it worked out perfectly, I spent time with the fam during the day and then linked up in NYC with my friends later in the evening. The fam and I spent some time walking around Time Square, of course it was super busy and there was no time to really stop and take good pictures with everyone moving a mile a minute around you! Once I linked up with my friends things slowed down of course we moved away from the touristy areas and headed to more low key parts of town like Chelsea and Harlem. I got to visit a few thrift stores while I was there, I really wish I would've taken more pictures, but I was so over pulling my camera out by this point! I got a chance to visit Sylvia’s Restaurant on 125th st. in Harlem, after being out all day I had definitely worked up an appetite. Being a pescatarian I was really pleased with the seafood selections they had, I ordered the catch of the day which was Tilapia and paired it with some mac & cheese and yams. The food was delish this was truly the best meal that I've had in awhile! If you're ever in Harlem and want some good eats Sylvia's is the spot! Here are a few pics of what I was able to capture throughout the day with my camera and a few I took with my phone which was more accessible at times, enjoy!
The bakeries in the RVA dont even compare to the bakeries up North!
Of course I had to get a slice of pizza!
All of a sudden it started pouring outside, that didn't stop us!
me and sissy before heading out for the day!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I went to my first natural hair meet up last month; the meet up was hosted by Shakira and Melani from Naturals of RVA! Women of all ages were in attendance, I loved the fact that everyone was at a different stage in their natural hair journey, it made for great conversation! Some of the ladies were new to being natural and some had been natural for years like myself, as I made my way around the room I got a chance to mingle and chat with the other naturals about hair products and techniques! Our lovely host Shakira even did a few style demos, which are always nice to see live and in living color, especially when your style challenged like me! There were some great product giveaways as well, my sis even came out to the event for a little while and ended up winning a few bottles of Hydratherma Naturals products! If you’re in the RVA area and you're natural or thinking about transitioning, I would definitely suggest checking out Naturals of RVA, they have meet ups throughout the year at various locations in the city!
Loved her blonde puff!
Sis's curls were rockin'
Shakira from Naturals of RVA
Got to meet the Artisan that makes these lovely soaps, they smell delish!
Monday, October 28, 2013
I got a chance to attend the Day of Designers (part 2) Fashion Show during VAFW this year! This event is held in the Williamsburg/ VA Beach area, and being that I'm in Richmond I knew that I wouldn't be able to attend all the festivities, but I was stoked that I at least made it out to one. The fashion show was held in Trinkle Hall on the campus of William & Mary, this was a little treat because it was my first time on this beautiful historic campus. My friends and I walked around for about 30 minutes looking for Trinkle Hall not realizing we passed it about five times, it was cold and rainy out but eventually we made our way into the show! I had VIP Front Row tickets, but being that we were late and the show already started my seats were taken, so I made my way to a little stage where all the media and photographers were staked out. It ended up being the perfect location to sit, I grabbed a little corner of the stage had a seat and started snapping away! I enjoyed the show; a lot of the pieces I saw were well constructed and ready to wear! I must say one of my favorite designers of the evening was none other than Project Runway Season 12 contestant Angela Bacskocky. Her pieces caught my eye immediately, they were modern and fresh with a bit of edginess to them, I'm looking forward to seeing more from her in the future! Here are some of my favorite pieces and moments from the show, enjoy!
This shot is really about this models amazing legs!
Love this little dress!
I wish this pic wasn't so blurry so yall could get the full affect of what this little lady was serving!
How adorable is she!!
and a few I-Phone Pics of yours truly from that evening....