Fall Trend Alert: The BOB is back!

The BOB is back! This Fall’s hottest new hair trend is most definitely “The Bob”, check out how fashionista bloggers, and celebrities are rocking the chic do.

Top Fashion Bloggers Rocking the Bob
Top Fashion Bloggers Rocking the Bob

 

Celebrities Rocking the Bob
Celebrities Rocking the Bob

 

Celebrities Rocking the Bob
Celebrities Rocking the Bob

 

Monday Music Madness

Happy Labor Day!  Three Day Weekend Celebration!

I never thought I would be that 20-something that is so excited to have a 3 day weekend.  But like most young adults I have to work and “do what I have to do” in order to be able to “do what I want to do”, so to be off this Monday is definitely a much needed break from the 9-5 rat race.  Another major plus of this relaxing weekend is that my hubby was also off and with this past year being super busy we haven’t been able to spend that much time together.  So in honor of getting to spend some “TLC” time with the hubby my song of the week is ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Gylnne)

 

 

Artist of the week- Electronic duo Disclosure

I have noticed this English electronic duo collaborating with some other up and coming artist that are making a lot of noise in the music industry such as Sam Smith who I previously featured on my blog.  Check out some of their music below.

 

I’m Just Saying….

Is Social Media Forcing People to Second Guess Their Journey?

Social media makes you think twice about life decisions….. or so I’ve heard.  To be totally honest I will admit I’ve had those moments while scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or YouTube where I literally go on an emotional roller coaster! Which shocks me because I would definitely consider myself to be a well-adjusted, self-assured, modern woman.  After about 10 minutes of wondering why my career isn’t further along, to thinking I want to have a baby (but realizing I’m not ready), then wishing I was 19 again without a care in the world, and lastly seriously contemplating moving to Paris and taking my chance as a starving artist; I calm down and once again remind myself of how grateful I am to be on my one of a kind journey and all the great opportunities I’ve had and all that I look forward to accomplishing and experiencing.

So I’m just saying, don’t let social media tell you how to live your life.  Well all go through valleys and peaks in life, just keep doing what is true to you and eventually things will come together.

 

Journey to Success Drawing
Journey to Success Drawing

 

(Disclaimer: I’m just saying is a section for my random  thoughts and advice on different topics, such as relationships, hot trends, and everyday random life discussions.  You are more than welcome to comment, I would love to have an ongoing commentary/discussion and if you have any topics you would like advice on or to discuss please feel free to comment them or email them to me and I will gladly answer :-) )

Last Days Of Summer Lookbook

End Of Summer Werk Wardrobe

 

I’m getting my last hurrah! with these ‘summer time fine’ looks.  Check below for deets on the looks.

Layed back, with a bit of a Peep Toe
Laid back, with a bit of a Peep Toe

 

Lady in High Waist Red Skirt
Lady in Red, High Waist Skirt
Blast of Blue, with Pretty in Pink Gladiator Sandals
Blast of Blue, with Pretty in Pink Gladiator Sandals
Nude & Navy Blue
Nude & Navy Blue

 

 

White Hot and a bit edgy
White Hot and a bit edgy
Breezy Summer Chic
Breezy Summer Chic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit Details:

OOTD #1 Laid back – H&M dress, The Gap jean jacket, Call It Spring peep toe shoes

OOTD #2 Lady In Red- H&M skirt and tank top, Forever 21 pointy toe flats

OOTD #3 Nude & Navy – H&M skirt, The Limited top, DSW Jessica Simpson platform heels

OOTD #4 Blast of Blue – H&M dress, Target gladiator sandals

OOTD #5 Breezy Summer Chic – H&M jeans, H&M top, Call It Spring peep toe shoes, H&M aztec blue necklace

OOTD #6 White Hot – H&M jeans & top, and Forever 21 pointy toe flats

Music Madness Monday

My theme song for this week is Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”, I love the lyrics to this song it’s like they are saying everything that I am thinking.  Sometimes I think am I wrong for thinking outside the box, for thinking there is more to life then just trying to do what everyone else is doing, and trying to reach for things that I can’t see but I know I’m meant for.   It seems like nowadays it is on trend to be different/ odd and go against the status quo, but I have always felt like I walk to the beat of my own drum. My goal is to continue to blaze my own trail and explore the unknown and report back my findings to those who choose to take the more clear and safe path in life.  I am fearless and I guess I will continue reaching for my vision long after the trend of being different has ended, but I will say it feels good to know that you’re not alone. “That’s just how feel, Trying to reach for things that I can’t see”

Anyways check the song out, let me know if it speaks to you like it speaks to me

 

Werk Wardrobe

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall ….. Which work OOTD is killing them all?

 

I love having fun with fashion, I go for comfort and cute with a side of grown woman.  I pride myself on the ability of being able to be fly on a budget.  I usually have extremely good self control when it comes to shopping for clothes but if there is an unbelievable sell all bets are off.  Recently some of my favorite stores were having unadvertised sales, H&M, Call It Spring (Shoe Store), Forever21 and Zara had sales with additional 50% off already marked down items.  Well of course I had to treat myself, I will post about my treasures another time for now let me know what you think of my Werk (work) Wardrobe.  WATCH ME WERK

 

Cute and Business Casual
Cute and Business Casual
Classy Business Chic
Classy Business Chic
Simple Black Dress
Simple Black Dress

 

Eccentric and Business Chic
Eccentric and Business Chic

 

 

VIP Access to Howard Theatre Grand ReOpening Celebration!

Washington DC celebrated the Grand ReOpening of the Historic Howard Theatre April 9th – April 16th with sold out shows, and I was priviledged to attend a couple of the events.  I received an invitation to attend the VIP GRAND OPENING CONCERT & CELEBRATION featuring live performances by Trombone Shorty with a special guest appearance from the legendary George Clinton.  I was also invited to attend the first Sunday brunch event with performances from The Harlem Gospel Choir.

The newly renovated Howard Theatre brings a touch of old Hollywood glam with a modern twist to the vibrant Washington DC area.  Below are a few pics and a video documenting the events.

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NEW BEAUTY BUYS!

I had the pleasure of attending the Nordstrom Cosmetics 2012 Beauty Getaway at Pentagon City Mall on Saturday March 17.  The cosmetic trunk show took started bright and early at 8am and guests were invited to pre-schedule beauty makeover appointments with their choice cosmetic line (MAC, Clinique, Lancôme, and etc.).  For those that got to the event early enough received stylish neon tote bags.  Before customers made their way to the cosmetic counters to shop there was a cosmetic extravaganza runway show where there was a showcase of new beauty arrivals. Runway Beauty Day  I was interested in attending the cosmetic trend show after

Clinique even better

purchasing the Clinique Even Better Clinical dark spot corrector, a week before the event.  I have mentioned before my life has been crazy lately, and slightly stressful trying to adjust to my move back to Maryland from New York City.  And like many others I tend to get acne breakouts and scarring when I’m stressed out so after reading reviews and researching products I wanted to try out the dark spot corrector by Clinique.  My skin goes through ups and downs every so often and I felt this product would work best for my sensitive skin because it is fragrance free and many reviews stated it helped to prevent breakouts. After beginning usage of the dark spot corrector I immediately noticed I had less breakouts, this solidified my decision to attend the cosmetic trend show and see what other products I could get my hands on.  But anyways my complete review will be based on how long it last, past skin complexion to current skin complexion and overall rating from 1-5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.

Review:

How long the 1fl. oz. (basically 2tbsp) bottle will last-

The bottle lasted me about a month, but I will say that the first few days of use I was slightly wasteful. A little goes a long way with this product, literally two squirts will be enough to cover your entire face.

Skin complexion-

I do believe my skin complexion has evened out more than usual and I definitely have a little glow.  My break outs a minimal and if I do have a break out after I apply the spot corrector it goes away much faster than usual.

Rating from 1-5-

I give this product a 3.5 because though the spots are fading I expected a faster spot correction.  For example I thought once the bottle was finished my skin would have a way more even tone.  But I do believe it helps prevent breakouts, and slow evens skin tone.  I believe if the bottle was bigger and last longer it would have better results.

Needless to say I chose to have make an appointment with Clinique at Nordstrom’s Cosmetic Trend Show.  I also picked up a few other products while at the cosmetic counter, the Even Better SPF 20 and the Perfectly Real Foundation.  I chose to purchase the Even Better SPF because ever since I got sunburn for the first time in Jamaica (I didn’t know black people could get sunburn) and then I read that it is recommended that you wear SPF everyday I figured it was a must have.  I chose the Perfectly Real Foundation because I needed more foundation and I didn’t like my MAC foundation anymore.  I learned a lot about new beauty products and had a ball getting my beauty makeover.  I will probably purchase a few more products in the future.  Below are photos from my day attending Nordstrom Beauty Getaway Cosmetics Trend Show 2012 I hope you enjoy and leave comments.

Make overs and cosmetic/beauty show
Make overs and beauty show

Guest Appearance on ‘The World According To Jop’

 

I was asked to be a guest on The World According To Jop where we had a discussion on topics that effect young people today.  The topics that we touched on were bullying and homosexuality (both very touchy topics).  All opinions that were expressed were our own personal opinions.  Please view and comment more work to come!