I've been talking about Stitch Fix, the personal stylist subscription service, for some time—I actually just had my 16th Fix! I am often asked how I end up getting such great pieces sent to me each month.
Well, It was quite a work in ...more
Well, after waiting forever, I grabbed my favorite plaid shirt on sale. I thought it would be fun to recreate the three looks that I shared in that same post in real life. I took each look from warmer to winter weather for a total of six different ...more
Over the last couple years, I traded most of my lip glosses for lipstick. Never did I think that would happen—I mean, I was a diehard gloss girl. But we grow and change, I guess. So today, I'm sharing a little trick to get your lipstick to stay ...more
Trying to find the perfect gift is like trying to find skyscraper heels that won't hurt your feet. In other words, it can feel next to impossible. Wearable tech gifts can solve the "What do I buy" dilemma easily.
What was once science fiction or ...more
I’m big, I’m black, and I’ve become well aware of how those things shape the way people see me, what they assume about me, and how they treat me.
On Being Big
My first vivid memories of body shame came in fourth grade. At nine, I was tall and ...more
Sometimes I see makeup trends off the runway or in magazines and think, "That is so pretty and artistic—but how in the world would I incorporate it into my uber-glamorous preschool drop off red carpet?"
I love experimenting with makeup and finding how I can wear it without looking too overdone for an outing with the fam, yet just enough to fulfill my inner beauty addiction. I thought I would show you four of my favorite winter makeup trends, and how I to achieve them!
DEWY, NATURAL SKIN (FRESH FACED)...more
Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it. I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife and women in general. As a result he asked his wife to fold up the pants and not wear them in public settings
The weather is being nice and cooperative these days. Weekend temperatures have been a little more mild, which works for me because I do my photo shoots over the weekend.
Initially, I envisioned an all-gray outfit, because I'm a big fan of monochromatic looks, and they typically work beautifully. For whatever reason, for this particular outfit, I just felt like something was missing. So I decided to add little pops of color via the accessories: a blanket scarf, my bag, and my shoes. ...more
When it comes to making an easy, filling, and delicious meal, there are a few go-to options I always rely on in the kitchen. One of those happens to be a taco salad. Not only are they satisfying, but they are bright in color, easy to put together, and full of flavor and texture ....more
I'm feeling very conflicted about the end of January. While we were still in month numero uno, I feel like I have a halfway reasonable excuse to still be living in a post-Christmas fug, daydreaming about having......more
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The Style Loop is a roundup of my fave links of the week for you to read on the weekend, plus some of my fave stylish finds. I’m trying to get back into my work routine at home. I think I need to set up a proper workstation as I’m so easily distracted ....more
Here’s the weekly compilation of the best of the Beauty Blogazons! The Beauty Blogazons is a group of beauty bloggers and each week we share our favorite blog post of the week. We’ve got skin care, makeup and a look in someone’s to-go bag for your reading pleasure! ...more
Hello friends! Gee, this past month went by quick, didn’t it? I wanted to try something a little different as a recap and dig back into the Chic Steals archives for Januaries past to share some of my favorite posts with you that you may have missed ....more
Bonjour! I'm so excited to finally sit down and write about my trip to Paris! I have so much that i want to share with you so i thought it'd be best to break up the posts a bit so they don't become overwhelming ....more
Valentine's Day is very much commercialized, but it's still one of my favorite holidays. Not only do I look forward to a lovely dinner and a few surprises orchestrated by the boyfriend, Valentine's Day is a time when I'm reminded by all the wonderful relationships in my life -- friends included. Today's round-up is chalk-full of cute, little "thank yous," for those special girls you can always count on: / 1 ....more