1.22.2015

Urban Safari

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I do so love any animal prints in the cheetah vain, so when I came across this lady coat a year or so ago... it was a must that I cop it. It's great with jeans and stilettos or when paired with a great dress.
I'm also a sucker for wrap dresses. I think they're a great way to be sexy and classy. Diane Von Furstenberg happens to be one of my favorite wrap dress designers. I'm pleased to say that I've cultivated a lovely collection of her dresses lo these many years:-). 
Dress: DVF. Coat: Ann Taylor. Boots: David J. Pliner. Necklace: Fashion Bawse.

'Til next time!

1.20.2015

Window Panes

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Having some fun this day with window panes on top and bottom. This is another way to dabble in pattern mixing as well as a great way to be in touch with my whimsical side pairing this pencil dress with bobbie socks.
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Dress: Asos. Socks/Pearls: J. Crew. Sweater: Anthropologie. Booties: Shades: RayBan

Ciao!!

1.13.2015

It's Yours!

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If you keep up with me or the blog you know I'm a natural hair girl who likes versatility in my look (clothes and hair). I LOVE an obnoxiously big fro, but at times I like to take a break from my other job of coiffeuse and minimize my hair maintenance. Unlike some natural hair bloggers I follow, I can't spend endless hours solely dedicated to my hair. Simply put, I've got a lot of other shit to do. Which brings me back to why I'm here today *she refocuses and let's that rant go*.

One of my go to hairstyle alternatives is braids using hair from It's Yours Hair Company! I was first introduced to the natural textured human hair nearly five years ago when I first went natural. Sold wefted and by the ounce, I purchased hair for braiding and immediately fell in love with the finished look!

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While braided in, the style itself is twists and almost looks like I double strand twisted my own hair. The hair is sold in multiple textures like O Curl, Natural Curl, and Kinky to name a few. I started with O Curl and transitioned to Kinky as my hair grew out. There are many great things about the hair, like it's look, it's quality, and it's low maintenance. But the BEST thing about the hair is its sustainability! You purchase it initially and you can use it over and over again. Washing it between usage revitalizes the hair and leaves it ready for the next time you need a break from your own hair.

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It's Yours also carries a full line of hair care products, which I love. My sons (who have jr. afros) and I regularly use the Twist & Curl Cream to manage our locks. Visit the It's Yours site to see their full compliment of offerings.

This is not a paid product review.

1.08.2015

Sunshine, Fluff, and a Pouf!

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You may not know this about me (why would you) but I don't really get down with stockings. I only wear any sort of hosiery when absolutely necessary, YES, even in the winter. Therefore you might imagine how I not only delighted in, but totally took advantage of, having December temps north of 50°.  
Bare legs it was!
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I released my hair from it's protective style and welcomed back my girl, my ace boon coon, my 'Fro. I often grow weary of managing my hair, hence the braids or other alternatives, but I swear when it's tucked away I desperately miss it. What can I say, I'm flighty (though I like to call it whimsical) and I'm perfectly fine with that☺.  
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For anyone looking to pattern mix what I've done here is an elementary approach to it. I did it subtly with two different animal prints (belt & shoes). Its a way to dip your toe in the water and work your way up to bigger and bolder attempts.
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Turtleneck (old): Michael Stars. Skirt/Jacket/Belt: J. Crew. Shoes: Sam Edelman. Bag: Longchamp. Pouf (old): Bando (similar here). Shades: RayBan. Lippie: MAC Dangerous.

Loads of kisses!
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