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
Great blog post. I also love yard sales and thrift stores, and recently wrote a blog post about ...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 You cannot build muscle mass without "Heavy weight training". ...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

A First Look At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014

Affiliate Links It's very late right now and I have to be up early, but I wanted to be sure to tell you that if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you qualify to gain...more

Send Rakhi to Hyderabad- Different Varieties

Raksha bandhan, a popular Hindu festival is celebrated in different new styles keeping in mind the customs and traditions attached to it. This festival is especially famous for the emotional bonds and sentiments that are shared by family members. It is not only celebrated in India but also all over the world. This festival is popular for its unique rituals performed with family members. It marks the inseparable relationship between siblings and other family members....more

Summertime Inspirations| Orange and Gold Daytime Smokey Eye

When I think about summer, I think about vacations, bright colors, and sunshine. This look was inspired by Summer. I wanted to create a look that screams summer, but still fun and flirty....more

'Orange is the New Black'

TGIF! Hope you all have exciting plans for your upcoming weekend! Most of my OOTD's are of Odette but I found a maxi dress at Tarjay the other day that I just had to share! I LOVE a great maxi dress and they are so easy to throw on with a few simple accessories. Totally a MUST if you're a mom! Here's a look that I wore this week:...more

What I'm Loving in July 2014

So there is this neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa called Bo-Kaap. It's from the former Malay Quarter on the slopes of Signal Hill and it's stunning. It's a multicultural area known for its cobblestone streets and brightly colored houses ....more


Press Sample. Affiliate Links. You all may have noticed over the past few months that I have become obsessed with fragrance, both men’s and women’s! ...more

Natural Girls Rock

Natural Girls Rock by globalcouture featuring leopard print high heel shoes Balmain black Dsquared2 Leopard print high heel Chanel black bag$815...more

FREE ELF Bday Beauty Kit GWP! (ends 7/14!)

Get the ELF Birthday Beauty Kit, normally $21, FREE with orders $25+! This offer is valid today through Monday, July 14th with coupon code BDAYKIT. Shop now! ...more

Natural Girls Rock

Natural Girls Rock by globalcouture featuring leopard print high heel shoes Balmain black Dsquared2 Leopard print high heel Chanel black bag$815...more

Insomniac Sale Picks: Kitten Heels

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? ...more