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4.09.2015

Tomboy.

This sweatshirt was made for me! I'm a tomboy truly, but it wasn't until I got into high school that I became fascinated with makeup and girly things. Now I can't even go out without at least eyebrows lol. I don't even need a full face, I just need eyebrows...my real ones are a bit sad.
I had my great beautographer snap these for me after we got off work. I'm trying to get into the habit of taking more ootd pics even if I'm out and about without my dslr. My phone actually takes pretty decent photos so whenever I'm cute and free on time, I'll snap a quick pic.
I got this sweatshirt from Banana Republic the other day (I know, I know) for only $23! They're stepping up their game and I know it has something to do with the ever stylish Marissa Webb. I wanted to keep the black vibes so I paired it with my destroyed jeans, croc slip ons and some cool statement jewels.
Sweatshirt: Banana Republic | Jeans: UO | Jewelry: F21 | Sneaker: H&M

To set the look off I chose a bright red lip for a pop of color and to keep with the "Im-a-tomboy-but-I-still-love-a-red-lip" look. I think it was the perfect mix of girly-grunge.

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4.04.2015

Event Recap: BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES & AFRICAN PRIDE DREAMKIDS PRESENT “FLAUNT YOUR LOOK” WITH SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY

Yesterday I hosted my first official event (yay!). I was part of the Beautiful Textures x African Pride Dream Kids Flaunt Your Look event with Sally's Beauty Supply. The purpose of the event was to give natural hair tips and a few of my favorite natural products and styles. Guests were very receptive to all information received, I met so many different naturals with all different textures. It was great because many women did have questions when it came to correctly caring for their natural hair.

Beautiful Textures & African Pride Dreamkids has so many amazing products that can be used by all women, kinky & curly or straight & wavy. What I love most about their products is the fact that they're natural and contain the essential oils needed for strong, healthy hair. Many products contain shea, olive and almond oils which are all great for your hair.

I learned so many important tips throughout this journey. Having natural hair is definitely not the easy way out. The way you care for your hair ultimately decides it's growth, softness, and sheen. In order to have a full, healthy mane you must always deep condition and drink plenty of water.

I plan to use this newfound knowledge moving forward in my natural journey. First up, a good deep conditioning!

Shirt: J. Crew | Skirt: H&M | Sandals: Zara | Jewels: F21

I'd love to thank everyone who came
and supported me! 

A big thanks to the team at The Garner Circle,
Beautiful Textures, African Pride & Sallys Beauty Supply. This was an amazing opportunity and I'm forever grateful :)

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4.02.2015

You're Invited: Beautiful Textures & African Pride Dreamkids Present “Flaunt Your Look” with Sally Beauty Supply


Yes, it's true! 
Tomorrow I'll be hosting the Beautiful Textures & African Pride Dreamkids Present “Flaunt Your Look” with Sally Beauty Supply event right here in Miami. The event will be loads of fun as they'll be product giveaways, great haircare tips and even a chance to win 2 (yes 2) tickets to the BET Awards.
Please come out and show some love!

Did I mention I'll be there?
That's all the reason you need :)

What: Beautiful Textures & African Pride Dreamkids Present "Flaunt Your Look” with Sally Beauty Supply
When: Tomorrow, Friday April 3rd @ 4-7pm
Where: 5860 NW 183RD ST.
Hialeah, FL 33015

Be sure to rsvp here for your chance to win the BET Awards tickets!

See you there!

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3.31.2015

Turbanator.


Lol, Turbanator. I crack myself up. Anywho, I shot these over zee weekend with my friend right down the street from his house. I'd admired these walls for a year before actually shooting them. It was kinda like my backup spot in case 1. I got tired of Wynwood and 2. I had nowhere else to go.


It turned out to be the perfect spot for me. I've always liked shooting in areas that feel, like home I guess. I grew up all over Miami from Opa-locka to Carol City and the other so called "not so safe" parts of town. To be honest, I've never felt safer, I've never felt more at home. I'm continuing to discover all the little nooks & crannies of Miami and learning to love this place for what it truly is and not for what society "puts on." 


Jeans: UO | Tank: F21 | Sandals: Target | Vest: TJMax | Shades: Madrag | 
Necklaces: F21 | Scarf: Ann Taylor

As of late I've been really into turbans and head scarves. They give an exotic+boho vibe to any outfit. It gives me a way to play with my natural hair. Speaking of natural hair, I'll be hosting the Strength of Nature x #SallyBeautyBloggerStyle event this friday April 3rd at Sallys Beauty Supply. The event will be filled with tons of fun and tips on different ways to style+care for your hair so that you can flaunt your look this Spring! You'll even have the chance to win 2 tickets to the BET Awards.
The event will be from 4-7pm. I would to see all of you guys there. Come show loveee :) 
Just be sure to rsvp at www.beautifultextures.com


See ya there!

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3.23.2015

Music Monday


What's up guys? I'm finally back with yet another installment of Music Monday!

As of late I've been listening to tons of new stuff from some of my favorite artists like Partynextdoor, Jhene Aiko & Drake and even new artists (to me) Saint Raymond, Lewis Watson & Ryan O'Shaughnessy.

I've been into PND since about early last year and had just about played out his ep before I really became hooked. His voice kind of draws you in, his music makes me feel...cool. Its hard to describe lol.

I somehow stumbled upon a song from Irish singer Ryan O'shaughnessy called Who Do You Love? Not gonna lie...his voice will stun you. His range is simply amazing. His voice reminds me of someone from an earlier time, maybe the 40's or 50's. Not like in a showtune Broadway way tho. He has a voice that'll stop you in your tracks. If he ever came to Miami, he could have all of my damn check. He's that good!

Another artist definitely worth checking out is Lewis Watson out of England. His voice drew me in What About Today? and I continued on listening. Another favorite is Bones which is about the feelings of beginning a new relationship.

Have a listen!



Would You Love Me Any Less | Charlie Simpson
Nothing | Lewis Watson
Living Room Flow | Jhene Aiko
Who Do You Love? | Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Bones | Lewis Watson
Know Yourself | Drake
Her Way | PND
As We Are | Saint Raymond
What About Today? | Lewis Watson
Star67 | Drake
FWU | PND
English Rose | Saint Raymond
Used To | Drake


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3.14.2015

SS: Faux Real

via Pinterest


One of my biggest style obsessions right now is faux locs. I'm seriously obsessed. Its one of the biggest natural hair trends right now, its even catching on in Hollywood that even Zendaya rocked em on that infamous Oscars red carpet (you know the one). Not a lot of people were open to the look (I'm talking about you Giuliana) but that's all good. Dreads are for folks who are confident in who they are. Zendaya looked so gorgeous with hers, so much so that the very same day her look was grammed and tweeted about all around zee world.

Haters gonna hate and ainter's gonna ain't lol.


Dreads are a beautiful thing. I think its so beautiful to let your hair simply be and allow it to flourish in its natural state. 



This is seriously my next hairstyle guys (if I don't cut my hair first...)




Later!



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3.08.2015

#AerieReal


Supp! Yesterday I had the joy of attending the Aerie #LoveYourRealSelfie event at the Mondrian Hotel in SoBe. The campaign aims for women of all ages, shapes & sizes to love the real person that they are, 100% unfiltered + unedited. This campaign really stood out to me because today we live in a world where any and everything (even ig photos!) are being photoshopped. It provides a false image to society that we should strive for unrealistic perfection. These days people would do anything for a few extra likes on their pics, even if they have to virtually add a few curves here and there.

At the event we were all given selfie sticks to document our adventures at the event. I totally sucked at using the selfie stick, I actually had to have this really nice girl help me with it after she watched me struggle with it for about 5 minutes lol. Once she gave me a quick tutorial I was in biznesss.

Some of the best selfies I took that day - @wilde_free

The event was so cool to me because it involved women of all ages enjoying life + great music. Hannah Bronfman was the DJ for the event which was too cool, I've been admiring her style for some time now. Tons of great people were in attendance including one of my fave (and everyone elses) style blogger Sincerely, Jules. There was also Gray Malin a famed photog who shot the party and actress Mae Whitman
Look, Its Gray!!!
For this event I wore my Urban Renewal jumpsuit (janitor chic lol), a H&M bra top, gold Mossimo sandals and layered necklaces from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. 

I loved this look. Seriously. I plan on recreating it for a dressier occasion soon. 

This was a super dope event. Its better to love the true you, ya know? Always love you first, that way in the end you know who and what matters most in those situations when others may tell you otherwise. You will always have you.

The End.

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2.28.2015

The Cool

What up! Spent my saturday down on the beach with my bf after my failed attempt at attending the Miami Beach Foodie Festival. Why was it failed you ask? Well, it would seem kind of odd that a person that had a contractual agreement with the creators of the event would be atleast given the tickets they were alotted in said contract. The whole 2 weeks before the event I'd been emailing the marketing director about not receiving my tickets/press pass in the mail. I never got an email back about that, which means I had 2 weeks to stress about how the fuck I was getting into the event myself. I couldn't even send my grand prize winner their tickets (2 of my 4 vip tickets) because there were no vip tickets of mine to even give!
Once we arrived to the event I used 2 leftover general admission tickets I had from the giveaway to get in then asked around for media passes (no one knew what the fuck I was talking about). We end up being introduced to some guy with a walkie talkie, I tell him who I am and my blog and what I was supposed to receive from the marketing manager (who's m.i.a.). Long story cut very short, we trek through sand for about 15 minutes to find out all media passes & vip tickets are gone (how sway?!). We finally meet up with the marketing manager, he has no idea who I am even though I'd been emailing him forever about not getting tickets (to which he never responded) and said "Oh yeah, you're the one who never got the tickets in the mail..." #DEAD. So you read the email, processed that thought and didn't even think to reply

By this time I was already on 10, it had to be atleast 98 degrees that day and I had on hot ass black jeans. Not good. He then went on to say "Yeah all the vip tickets are gone (no shit) but I'll walk you guys to the vip area." We walk with him through the crazy crowds of people to the end of the event where its basically a little wooden fence (not even) wrapped around a white tent. Now, thats cool I'm not bougie in the least bit but what I didn't like is that this event had separate little food trucks and vendors. My non-existent ass vip wristband were so that I wouldn't have to pay for food at the event because I fucking promoted it. Everyone in that tent had a wristband except us meaning we couldn't leave that tent and seek food because we'd have to PAY OUR OWN MONEY for everything when in my contract I wouldn't have to. At this point I said fuck it and my bf and I left. I was beyond upset not only because of the way I was treated, but the fact that I actually gave people tickets to this event. I hope you all had a much better time than I did, truly.
After that disaster Alanzo and I went down to Huahua's on Lincoln for nachos. He helped take my mind off of everything shitty that had just happened. He totally made my day worthwhile :)

I've never ever had to deal with such unprofessional-ism when it comes to my blog and my brand. I will never again put my name on or be involved with anything like this. I'm sorry to anyone who went to this event due to me. If you had a great time I'm happy for you, if not I apologize.

Foodie fest my ass...
Tee: Vintage | Jeans: BDG | Sneakers: Converse
Shades: Ray Bans | Bracelets: F21+Nordstrom Rack
Necklaces: Vintage | Earrings: F21



Be well ;)

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2.17.2015

Red Velvet + Art Wynwood 2015

Hey guys! Shot these yesterday after hitting up the Art Wynwood art show in my favorite part of town...The Wyn. I'd won vip tickets last weekend from Coasta Berre Boutique on ig. My luck usually isn't the best when it comes to contests but I surprisingly got lucky this go round. I was beyond happy when I found out because I knew this would be the perfect event to make up for my Art Basel disaster.
So yesterday I dragged my lil bro along to document my adventure. After we hit up Coyo Taco (which was fucking amazing) for tacos. Definitely my new go to spot, the fish tacos were the best I've ever ever ever had (and I've tried a lot). 
I wanted to wear my new Sandro tee so I paired it with my leather skirt, high top Converse and denim Levi's jacket. I finished off the look with my statement necklace from F21, snake print BCBGeneration bag and these dope silver 70's vibe glasses. So many people loved this look yo, honestly I did too. The tee was my favorite part of this look because of the (red) velvetttt. It's so soft lol.

Tee: Sandro | Skirt: F21 | Jacket: Levi's | Bag: BCBGeneration
Shoes: Converse | Necklace: F21 | Glasses: Flea Market

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Now on to the art!


There was so much amazing art at Art Wynwood like this Mr. Brainwash piece of Jimi Hendrix. This piece absolutely blew me away because of the great attention to detail, everything about it is so precise and exact. Simply amazing.

I loved this Russell Young portrait of Muhammad Ali.
The greatest!
Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren.
The iconic Keith Haring's work.
I still remember seeing his art on sesame street and
loving it.
Jessy Nite Chill
Loved these water color paintings by Andrei Sharov and these silver rain drops.
It was so much amazing pieces this year, 
I'm excited to see what next year will bring!!!


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