It’s the Weekend! + Links

/ August 26, 2016

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Annnddd…we’re back. I really try to be consistent with these “weekend links” but the way my life and schedule is set up, the plan seems to be.. well…inconsistent. Since we are embarking on a new season, new school year and back to work for some, I thought it was a good time to share what’s trending, some cool tips, and a little motivation for you. Hope you guys enjoy my links and have a great weekend! Make sure to come back. (wink) (more…)

Try these Denim Trends without Breaking the Bank

/ August 24, 2016

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If you’re like me, then you prefer to spend your coins on staple pieces rather than trends that may go sour in about 2 years. Although I am a firm believer in fashion repeating itself but with tweaks here and there – I still stand behind my philosophy that my hard earned money should be spent on major items that will certainly last a lifetime. Take my Club Monaco leather jacket I purchased a couple of years ago for example; the price point was somewhere around $800 but up to this day, it can still make a bad hair day and pajama pants look like diamonds and caviar. Quality and style is what I appreciate, however with these denim trends – you can adopt more style and grab any of these for a low price and still look chic and on point. Don’t pull out the big bucks for these trends if you don’t want to – but with denim being so universal, they will surely upgrade your wardrobe. (more…)

The Dress you can wear to an End-of-Summer Wedding, Work, or Just about Anywhere

/ August 22, 2016

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LOFT Flutter Dress, Call it Spring Sandals, Banana Republic Clutch 

I apologize for the run-on title of this post, but you guys have to understand how versatile this dress is. Whenever I go to a physical mall (I’m more of an online shopper), I make sure to stop into LOFT to find work-wear, and score some great basics from their sale racks. Sometime last month, I saw this dress next to this dress, and fell head over heels for both of them. Fast forward to about two weeks after my discovery, and I was asked to be a date for an outdoor/indoor wedding. (more…)

Side Boob Show

/ August 18, 2016

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3 Contour Sticks I Want to Try

/ August 17, 2016

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Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour & Highlight

Contouring the face creates a slender look and defines angles on our face that God didn’t actually give us. Pretty awesome, right? The recent popularity of sculpting our faces into perfectly chiseled, super-model features reportedly came from Kim Kardashian when she wowed the internets in 2012 with her marked up face. Shortly after – revealing a face that was beat to the heavens with razor sharp cheekbones. As of 2015, just about every women and some men have jumped on the contouring bandwagon and went into full drive with it. A technique that has actually been around since the 1940’s, but makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, took it to its monumental heights when he shared his sculpting expertise with models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Fast forward to today, and we have a gazillion contouring kits to choose from, including some easy-to-use contour sticks. I’ve heard about some really good ones and done a little research, so I’m here to share the three I am looking forward to trying for myself as a face-contoured virgin. (more…)

5 Summer Shoes You Can Wear in the Fall

/ August 15, 2016

summerforfall Don’t be afraid to extend your summer shoe collection into fall. Some shoes you think are ready to be stored away; may just work with that wool coat or leather jacket. It’s all about the right styling, some confidence, and pedicured toes. Here are 5 summer shoes that can also be worn in the fall. (more…)

Beauty Report: Beauty Buys of the Month

/ August 9, 2016

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Getting stuck in a rut can be inevitable for many of us. Our beauty routine can seem like a repetitive story told over and over again. And while we may be completely content with that storyline; we may get a little curious about what other chapters are out there. You’re probably wondering “Is she talking about beauty products or life in general?” But oh yes, I am certainly dramatizing the talk about our makeup and beauty choices we seem to almost never change. One thing I try to do from time to time is change my foundation, however besides that product – I am persistent with what items I buy. I recently watched a youtube tutorial on a ‘No Makeup’ Summer make up look, and I took my pen and pad to write down what some of those appealing products were. After watching that video and already itching for new things to play with, in addition to things I REALLY needed, here are a few of things beauty buys I grabbed over the weekend. Check them out below.

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Summer Sadness

/ August 5, 2016

DSCF1137 Free People “David Bowie” Tunic, Just Fab shoes, Bell Bottom Pants from Local Boutique

I always have a feeling of bitter sweet when August comes since that’s when we start to hear things like “the end of summer”, “summer blow out sales”, “back to school” talk, and “Fall trends”. Unlike many, I live for the summer just like I live for weekends. I know they’ll be back around but I always have a sense of sadness. I took these pics about two weeks ago with a lovely photographer in my neighborhood, Raqui and it was SCORCHING hot this day. (more…)

Flower Workshop with Urban Stems

/ August 4, 2016

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Last week, I attended a flower workshop with Urban Stems and some other cool influencers from the Baltimore area. Once I arrived ( I was late btw), I found my seat and quickly noticed people making green wire circles for the crowns of their head. The excitement I almost couldn’t contain, eventually came out once I noticed we were making flower crowns. I’ve always wanted to do this, and seeing other online tutorials or editorials with flower crowns was such a pretty sight for me. You can see my little first creation at the top image. I actually added a vibrant pink flower to the design after I took this picture. There was some beautiful flower crowns throughout the rooms. I mean – what do you expect when you have creative types like the ladies from 30th and Weldon, The Baltimore Sun, Dayna from ChicNaturalistas, Alysha from Discover Charm City and more. I was happy to be amongst a positive and innovative crowd. I love what Urban Stems is bringing to Baltimore and the surrounding areas. They are a flower delivery service who designs EXQUISITE bouquets from their very own floral pros and delivers them straight from their farms.
They release a new collection of seasonal stems each month, so you’ll always be on trend! After the event, we were able to send a bouquet to someone and I chose my mom. The flowers she received were absolutely breathtaking, so I highly recommend them. You can also receive $10 off if you refer a friend and $15 for yourself. Great deal, right?? Check them out here.

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Real Girl in a Beauty World with Carisa

/ July 31, 2016

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Carisa Explains it All in the latest Real Girl in a Beauty World segment. Recent law student graduate and bar exam taker (let’s wish her luck), her motto is rocking body confidence on the daily because who can’t blame this sassy lady for loving herself inside and out. Carisa and I live in the same neighborhood and would bump into each other from time to time, our random encounters turned into a true blogger friendship, and even more into someone I consider a good friend for a chat about life, relationships, and of course fashion and beauty! (more…)