Yearly Archives: 2013

OOTD :: New Years Eve – All that sparkles

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Hi luvs,

Can you believe in a matter of hours 2013 will be history? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Personally, New Year’s Eve is an excuse to wear something sparkly, celebrate and pig out for the last time before the after holiday cleanse.

Tonight I won’t be heading out anywhere super fancy, will probably have a quiet lunch and dinner and then head out to watch the fire works at midnight.  So, I’ll keep my outfit casual with a little sparkle, my favorite shade of pink for a pop of color, some ankle booties and a biker jacket for warmth as I wait for the stroke of midnight.

I hope you have a wonderful night and may all your wishes for the coming year come true! Be safe & see you next year ♥

Biker Jacket | Vero Moda Distressed Leather Look Biker Jacket ASOS
Clutch | New Look Ariel Sleek Envelope Clutch Bag
Ankle Booties | ASOS AMBUSH Ankle Boots
Top | Sequin Top Old Similar Banana Republic Black Sequin Tank 
Skirt | Asymmetric Skirt Gina Tricot Similar ASOS Wrap Mini Skirt In Sweat 

 

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,

Much Love & Stay Blessed,

Dee

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OOTD :: Winter Whites + Wishing you a Merry Christmas

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Hi luvs,

I just wanted to wish every one a very Merry Christmas & a Prosperous New Year. I also wanted to thank you all for following along with me through this past year.

I started this blog towards the end of last year and I have now been blogging for a whole year. It has been a fun and challenging ride and I’m so happy I began this journey. I hope in the upcoming year I can continue to share with you all the things that I love, while growing in the process.

Today’s outfit is inspired by the magical spirit of christmas, the winter wonderlands and the angelic spirit of love and joy. Lace is one of those pieces that never goes out of style. Its romantic and perfect for any holiday affair. What I love about this  ASOS midi lace dress is, its very soft and fits my body  like a glove without feeling uncomfortable.

I’ve been looking for a good quality coat for a while now, so you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this D&G wool trench coat at a thrift store recently. It’s such good quality and very warm yet classic. I must admit I’m not a professional thrift shopper, but finding this little gem has got me thinking that I should probably consider thrifting as part of my shopping options.

When it comes to outerwear, you want to have at least one piece that will last the test of time. If you want to stay warm each winter season, you have to make sure you invest in that one piece that you can count on year after year. This sometimes equals expensive but it doesn’t always have to be. Buying vintage classic pieces allows you the best of both worlds. Great quality at a great price.

Lastly, I accessorized my winter whites, with my favorite animal print heels and clutch. I love how the prints draws attention to the all white outfit. I opted to keep accessories to a minimum and let my clutch act as the centerpiece of the outfit. I think the golden detail on the clutch does a great job at that.

Coat | D&G Thrifted (Similar here, here & here)

Dress | ASOS old (Similar here, here & here)

Clutch | New Look Ariel Leopard Sleek Envelope Clutch Bag Sold Out (Similar here, here & here)

Heels | New Look Stone Richie Heeled Pointed Court Shoes via ASOS

 

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,

Happy Holidays & Be Safe,

Much Love & Stay Blessed,

XOXO,

Dee

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Tips on traveling With Natural Hair

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Hi luvs,

Since the holidays are coming most of you are probably planning mini trips and vacations whether to spend the holiday season with loved ones or as a personal time out. I thought I would share with you guys, some tips which I thought would be helpful traveling with natural hair.  I hope these tips will help you keep your hair in its best condition as you travel.

If you’ve been natural for a while, then you’re aware that most of the products and things that we “naturals” use are not always available at our fingertips wherever we go. Therefore, it requires a fair amount of planning when thinking of what you need and what you plan to do for your hair to keep it as manageable and taken care of as you were in the comfort of your own home.

1. Get details about your new location.

Things like change of weather can be very detrimental to our type of hair. Figuring out if your new location is experiencing cold or hot weather, will help you determine the hair style you should be planning to wear on your trip and the type of hair products you will be taking with you.

In my case, I knew I was heading to an extremely hot and humid location, therefore I did take very light oils like jojoba & Grape seed oil with me.

Best believe I do not pack light, whenever I travel with my husband, we always have “the talk” about how much I’m packing, because I have a problem picking out, what I think I need vs what I really need. On my defense, I’m one of those people who believes its better to have something and not use it, rather than not packing it all and ending up needing it.

But with baggage restrictions, I had to get realistic about the amount of products I took with me. Packing you’re full sized products in small travel sized bottles can help you diversify your product selection while keeping your baggage light!

Just make sure you pack all the products you absolutely can NOT live without, because depending on where you’re heading you may not have access to some of those goodies you enjoy.

2. Choose a hairstyle depending on the information above.

If you’re heading to a cold place, opt for protective styling. This will ensure that you keep your hair protected from the harsh weather and you’re able to keep styling at a minimum. Styling less often will help you save time, so that you can concentrate on what brought you on the trip rather than worrying about keeping up with a strict regimen.

In my case I chose finger coils, which I maintained for the whole time I was there. I simply co washed my hair in the morning, used my styling products, coiled my hair and was out the door. My hair maintained moisture and needed minimum maintenance. Both I and my hair were happy!

3. Cut yourself slack and don’t expect to maintain a strict rigid schedule or regimen as you would in the comfort of your home

You may not have the luxury of doing a DC treatment, following through on an ongoing challenge you are doing or doing a time intensive style like mini twists and that is perfectly ok. Just skip that part of your routine and plan on resuming it as soon as you get home.  I personally did not shampoo, ditched my fall castor oil challenge coz I felt as though the castor oil was way to heavy for the heat. Did not deep condition or do Hot Oil Treatment’s. I only co-washed for the duration of my trip.

Lastly don’t stress too much about your hair and enjoy your trip!

 

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,

Much Love & Stay Blessed,

Dee



OOTD :: Red Blazer

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 Images & Video :: Thanks to AlmaWiola

Hi luvs,

I love the color red, especially during the holiday season. During this time of the year, I subconsciously find myself incorporating more & more red into my outfits. Whether it be through a bold red lip, clothes or accessories, I find it to be a recurring theme in my winter wardrobe. The funny thing is, I never really consider red my favorite color, but I guess it is!

Do you have a seasonal favorite color? What’s your favorite holiday color?

Blazer | H&M

Top | Topshop Satin Cami

Skinny Jeans | H&M Super Skinny Super Low Jeans

Heels | New Look Thick Ankle Strap Heeled Court Shoes

Clutch | ASOS New Look Ariel Leopard Sleek Envelope Clutch Bag

Animal Print Scarf | H&M

 

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,

Much Love & Stay Blessed,

Dee

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