I Really Owe My Curly Hair an Apology

Dear Luisa's Hair, This is a letter of apology for all the terrible things I’ve done to you—starting when I was a teenager. I blame the beginning of my cruelty on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." I watched it on Nick at Nite and was entranced by Mary Tyler Moore’s smooth, perfect flip. You were kind of the opposite: super-curly and super-unruly. But I’d never had a problem with you before I laid eyes on Laura Petrie. Suddenly, I wanted my hair to look like hers. I started innocently enough, with rollers to flatten out the curl. Then I graduated to blowouts. ...more
Fabulous! It took me until my 20s to finally figure out why my (curly) bangs wouldn't hold hair ...more

Feminista Jones on Re-Creating an Icon in the Stunning ELLE Photoshoot, #WeAreBlackHistory

BlogHer Editor Feminista Jones and blogger Christina Brown joined a group of brilliant and gorgeous women to pose as civil rights activists and culture leaders in a photoshoot for ELLE called "#WeAreBlackHistory." ...more
I love this, though I'm struck at how the original photos showed these women in their natural ...more

Best Travel Essentials for Your Carry-On Bag

I thought today I’d share some of my all-time favorite carry-on travel items. You know – those things that you always have to have on you at all times....more
What a great list!  Tiana from http://www.powercouplelife.commore

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Guy in Your Life

It’s just about that time of year. It seems that people get into more panic attacks over Valentine's gifts than when they’re shopping for Christmas....more
I actually have that little shower speaker, and I wouldn't say anything if it was a negligible ...more

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Your Best Friend

So, this is technically a Valentine’s Day gift guide for your very bestest friend. Technically. It’s also a great Valentine’s Day gift for you....more

How to Dress for Your Outdoor Winter Date

Here goes my first fashion post! The only downside is you have to deal with me as the model and Cody as the photographer, but that should make my fashion posts twice as amusing, right?...more
Akaleistar Thanks! It's so cool what great quality vintage bits are out there, clearly we just ...more

Top Backpack Picks to Replace Your Handbag

I wasn’t sure if I would get into the backpack trend, but do you remember how easy they made your life? The last time I had a backpack was university, and I couldn’t wait to get rid of my backpack or anything to do with school at the time....more

Four Wearable Winter Makeup Trends

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
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Are Yoga Pants Any Worse Than Skinny Jeans? And Should We Be Policing Either One?

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 ...more
Live life to the fullest and wear what you want regardless of anyone else's opinion. Liberation ...more

How to Pop Some Color Into a Monochrome Outfit With Accessories

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