How to Cheat the Crop Top & Skirt Trend

Q. I’d like to get into the cropped top and skirt trend, but I don’t want to expose my midriff in the process. Any suggestions? A. I totally understand where you’re coming from. There are ways to get around this! First, try picking a wide-cut ...more

How to Do a Ballerina Bun

I never got into the sock bun trend because they just look too perfect. I prefer a more classic (but kinda messy) bun. I do my hair like this for my ballet classes, so I don't have to worry about hair flying all over the place. But I also like the ...more

I Never Leave Home Without Lipstick

When I was barely 13, I started wearing makeup, lots of makeup. As if overnight, I went from a girl who won ribbons at school for handball, made a cardboard castle for my guinea pig and played hide-and-seek with the neighborhood kids to a sultry ...more

A Complete Shoe Collection With Only 8 Pairs

I decided to come up with a strategy for how you can put together an entire shoe collection—and I mean having a shoe that will go with any outfit—with only eight pairs! Here goes nothing ... ...more

10 Favorite Sandals for Summer

Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to set those toes free! For running around during hot months, I like a flat or low-heeled sandal. Sometimes the occasion calls for casual; other times, the sandal should be a bit dressier. So here, in no ...more

Thrift Store Princess

Once inside the thrift store, I was in AWE. I wasn’t ready for the scent of mothballs hitting my nose, but my eyes had never seen so much beauty in one warehouse. This hideaway housed vintage pant suits, '80s-styled clutches, and a ton of sparkly jackets calling my name like a heavenly choir. ...more
I love thrifting, it feels like a treasure hunt! I agree with blogqueendiane, it makes it so ...more

Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
SwirlQueen I thought that about them too. They look so happy together.more

My Experience With Frownies, With Before and After Photo!

Have you ever heard of Frownies? They are basically facial patches made out of brown paper tape. You just wet them, stick them on your wrinkles, and sleep with them! Today, I'd like to share with you my experience with Frownies. ...more
BlogHer I have always wondered about those little Frownies!!more

Vineyard Vines - Whale of A Day

Where are all the Vineyard Vines fan? I wear their pieces all the time, however this foam hat seemed to upset a few of my friends. They teased me for almost an hour via Facebook & Instagram. Regardless, I stand my ground, this foam hat is super cute.View my blog at

Leather Shorts for Summer

I'm in a major moment of re-use these days. The main reason for this is that my closet in Los Angeles is pitiably small, and there's simply NO ROOM for extra clothes. I could store them in my house in Santa Barbara, but I've honestly been finding that it's better and more efficient to whittle down the wardrobe to one, coat sized closet full of easy pieces....more

Spotlight: Blood Orange Lipsticks

You know that ironic moment when you're going through your makeup collection trying to select a roundup of products and end up finding that all of them look pretty much the same? That's what happened when I was putting together this list. It was pretty defeating, ha! ...more

What is Making My Face Itch in the Summer?

Sent for review. Affiliate Links. Purchased by me ....more

Style Collaboration | Three Ways to Wear Neon

Today I’m teaming up with three of my favorite stylish friends – Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife, Cyndi of Walking in Grace and Beauty and Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls to bring you our takes on a hot summer trend, neon. None of us discussed in advance which color we would be styling but we all ended up with neon yellow....more

Dresses with Built in A/C- Why Didn't I Think of That?

I really intended to blog more this summer. Really. But I've discovered that most days I don't even get out of my pajamas, much less put on a bra and real clothes ....more

Too Faced A la Mode & Bonjour Soleil Palettes Swatches, Review, & Eye Look!

I bought it. Affiliate links. Too Faced came out with these beautiful palettes a long time ago...& I've just been sitting around on them ....more

Lovely Links: 7/11/14

On the evening of July 24 I’ll be at Bella Boutique...more

Outfit Inspiration: Keri Russell's Cool Girl Style

Maybe it is left over from my dorky-theater-kid high school days, but there is always some small part of me that wishes I was cool. ...more