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21 February 2015

Sporty Chic Basketball Game Outfit


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Hey guys!

Attending sports games is definitely a time to express yourself and have fun with your clothes and overall look.  Do you enjoy playing with colors or prints?  Are you feeling shy about stepping out of your comfort zone?  With basketball season in full swing, both professional and college level, I couldn't help but create an outfit that's great for attending any game.

Depending on the facility, the building can be too cool or too warm at times.  Wearing light layers usually does the trick.  With this look, I focused on the layers that you can wear underneath a vest or coat.  The first piece I chose was the bright teal colored jeans.  I added a men's graphic sweatshirt that I pinned on Pinterest to contrast the feminine jeans.  The brown and white wedge sneakers are to die for!  I absolutely love this pair.  Instead of your entire outfit having bright colors or patterns, adding in neutral tones for your shoes and accessories works best.

My last tip is to make sure that your rings/earrings/necklaces/bracelets reflect you.  I tend to wear silver more than gold.  I also absolutely love star and moon shapes and stacked rings.  I included all three of my fave jewelry styles in this look.  Think about what you like to wear the most or what accessories you would wear everyday if you could.  Those are usually things that you can easily incorporate into any outfit, even one for a sporting event like a basketball game.

Check out the complete look below. =)


#0035 Basketball Game Outfit ft. a Graphic Sweatshirt


Wrangler blue jeans
$77 - zalando.co.uk



Brown purse
charmingcharlie.com


Silver jewelry
macys.com


Fornash jewelry
simplysoles.com


Khai Khai star earrings
lanecrawford.com


H M white infinity scarve
$6.15 - hm.com





Thanks so much for reading!  See you in my next post. ♥


Topics:  basketball game outfit ideas. sporty and chic outfit ideas. how to style/wear a graphic sweatshirt. how to style/wear colored jeans. what to wear to a basketball game. how to pick out jewelry and accessories for an outfit. how to wear bright colors. how to wear patterns and prints.


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14 February 2015

Celebrity Inspired Look ft. Christina Milian


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#0034 Celebrity Inspired Look ft. Christina Milian



Topics:  celebrity inspired fashion. celebrity inspired style. bohemian chic. boho chic. neutrals. monochrome look. gold pendant necklace. leather bracelet. nude leather pumps. studded leather pumps. tan trousers.


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13 February 2015

Red Sweater Dress Winter Outfit/OOTD



This outfit is from a few weeks ago, almost a month to be exact. ;)  I love this sweater dress.  I bought it years ago from Body Central (which is sadly now out of business) but with care, the sweater has remained one of my favorite pieces to wear for special occasions around the holiday season and/or Valentine's Day.  If your interested, I do have a lookbook featuring outfits I would wear for a Valentine's Day date.

Regarding this outfit, I paired the dress with a long sleeve knit top in purple hue and patterned leggings.  I had so much fun wearing this look!  Dressing this outfit up more by adding tights or stockings and flats or heels instantly changes the look.








Thanks so much for reading!  See you in my next post. ♥


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09 February 2015

Outfits for Valentine's Day 2015: Lookbook







Topics:  Valentine's Day outfit ideas. Valentine's Day outfits. Valentine's Day OOTD. Valentine's Day Lookbook. Valentine's Day look. Valentine's Day Lookbook 2015. casual date outfit. casual date outfit ideas. date outfit ideas. date outfits. date outfits for Winter.


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04 February 2015

Hair Typing: Texture Isn't All That Matters



Even before I started my natural hair journey five years ago after my final relaxer, I knew more than enough information about multiple hair typing systems.  One of the more familiar systems in the natural hair community was created by Andre Walker; my mom has numerous books, including his, that describe different ways to "type" our hair.  Nonetheless, most of the time more than one system alone can fit your hair and/or describe it better than another.  But I didn't create this post to discuss hair typing systems alone.

Within the past year, I've finally found a hair routine that benefits my hair and that fits my lifestyle.  And most importantly, I've found a hairstyle that fits me as a person:  having locs.  It's been almost three years since I started my loc journey and five years since I big chopped.

And finally, in November of 2014, my hair decided to show me her true colors.  Well, her true texture that is.








The interesting thing is, not a single "magic shampoo" or "special conditioner" allowed my hair to be herself.  Prior to taking these photos, I had shampooed my hair with Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Body Wash, which is my new "shampoo" of sorts.  After months of using this method to care for the Eczema on my scalp and to leave my hair residue free, my hair looks just like this after every wash day.  And what's even more exciting is that my hair has started to lock faster at the roots since using this product.  Instead of focusing on moisturizing shampoos, which worked great when my main goal was to maintain my length, now my focus is the health of my scalp.  Both things directly effect hair growth.  For length retention, I have a few conditioners that I mix together into a souffle.  But I talk about that in depth in another post.

The amazingly cool thing I realized just this year, in 2015, is that hair typing alone shouldn't define how you care for your hair, how you style your hair, and how you feel about your hair.  No.  Figuring out you hair's type should only assist you on your natural hair journey, the same way reading a book or watching a video about natural hair care would.  Do not let hair typing systems define you, your hair, or your journey.  And to make things even more interesting, I have one or two more textures in my hair:  one at the hairline, one at the crown, and one at the nape of my neck.  With that being said, follow a regime that works for YOU.  Let your natural hair journey/loc journey be a freeing experience and nothing less. ♥


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