Thursday, April 24, 2014

5 Pieces of Winter Clothing You Can Still Wear this Spring/ Summer

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Steve Madden Troopa Boot // Aritizia Flannel // Forever 21 Hat // Target Infinity Scarf // American Apparel Socks

Posted by Jennifer Ford

Don’t pack away your winter wardrobe just yet, there are a few winter pieces that are on trend for this spring and summer. I don’t know about you, but I welcome any opportunity to maximize wear out of my clothing. This is especially true for my investment pieces.  It makes me feel as if I’m getting my money’s worth, and that’s such a great feeling!

You’ll want to make sure that you don’t put these winter pieces in storage:

Your Leather Boots
This season we’re seeing flirty florals and lovely lace accented by leather boots. Its grunge chic and definitely one of the looks we’re embracing this season! You can also give your cutoffs an edgy and trendy look by throwing on your best pair of worn boots.

Your Flannel Shirts
While we really don’t need to wear flannel shirts in warmer temperatures, you can throw one over a tank and look totally cool (especially if you’re in the air conditioning). We’re even seeing flannels tied around the waist! We have no idea who brought this trend back but we love it. It’s so 90’s!

Your Over the Knee Socks
Perhaps you're wondering if it’s warm enough to break out your favorite pair of thigh high shorts or that mini dress that has been hiding in the back of your closet since last summer. And even though we’re still seeing temperatures in the 50s and 60s on the east coast, the answer is yes! Pair your over the knee socks with your shorts and minis and look super comfortable while enjoying the freedom of having your legs out. We’re so over pants!

Your Infinity Scarves
One word, Coachella.  In a few more words, jazz up your basic tanks or create a chic head wrap. 

Your Wool Hats
We’re not as much looking forward to keeping our heads warm as we are looking stylish. Wool hats with a wide brim are definitely functional this time of year for looking fashionable while keeping the sun out of your face. They’ll also be great for those bad hair days where we achieve an afro without trying. The humidity can be a mother.


Friday, April 18, 2014

I DREAM OF NEOPRENE

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Now that it is heating up it's about time pick out some fab bikinis!  Since I've been in the gym 3-5 times a week I am so eager to pick out some styles.  Neoprene is all the rave this time around and I can understand why. *1. Cuts your dry time *2. Helps you avoid "nip-slippage" since the material is thicker than your normal bikini fabric *3. All around comfort.  



Sunday, March 23, 2014

SUNDAY PREP

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Have you ever gotten to a point where your twist outs no longer seem to lay right?  My gosh, I suffer from this problem far too often.  One observation I have made is that my twist-out's don't come out as well when I put way too much time into them.  The parts are ultra visible, twist were made way too tight making the lower portion of the hair look tight while the root is puffy, it almost gives off the apparence of having split ends.  I've realized that my hair looks better when I do my lazy Celie twist with a flexi rod at the end! If you've been natural for a few years, you remember back in the TWA days, the more time you put into your hair the better it seemed to look? As it grows I really see that less is more.  See an example of my easy twist with the flexi-rod at the end in today's Sunday Prep video:




My hair doesn’t like when I use too many products so for this fresh simple style I am using water, Shea Butter throughout my hair and spraying Carol’s Daughter moisturizing conditioner on the ends.  I then applied flexi rods to the ends

Product List:

Hair
Carols Daughter Moisturizing Conditioner: http://bit.ly/1jnxr7R
Shea Butter

Face
Queen Helene Mint Mask: http://bit.ly/1ld2Tdj
Michael Todd True Organics: http://bit.ly/1mnp6pl




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CREPE BAR

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This morning Rob and I grabbed breakfast at Crepe Bar in Tempe, it was the first visit for both of us and we were 100% pleased.  The initial arrival was welcoming, it really gave off that downtown vibe which I really love.  The small menu made it easy to make a selection, we both had a breakfast burro crepe.  I had a Vanilla latte, he enjoyed a caramel latte that he added even more sweetener to LOL thats my Rob!  We snacked on some complimentary granola while we waited on our meal, it came out within about 10 minutes, it was amazing! I am big on presentation, the bacon added the perfect touch without feeling heavy. After we'd finished eating our main dish we had a complimentary dessert, I'm not certain what type of cookie it was-- it was delicious nonetheless, everything was RICH.  If you happen to be in the Tempe, AZ. area stop by 7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ. [Elliott & Rural Rd.]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WATCH FOR. . .

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Watches are some of my fav item's to collect!  When it comes to looking totally put together,  a great watch is the icing on the cake.  These are some of the watches that I've had my eye on throughout the past year, we've got a mixture of edgy, classic and femininity. 

Vince Camuto gunmetal watch // Skagen Perspektiv watch //  
Interlocking Gucci Watch // Marc Jacobs Henry Heart watch

Monday, February 17, 2014

ARE YOU CONSUMING ENOUGH?

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I'm often asked about how to keep skin free of breakouts,  and my only answer is keeping a clean face and consuming h2o.
Do you know how much water you should be consuming on a daily basis? 
Find out here: http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm


According to my Daily Hydration Calculator, I should be drinking about 2 liters (65.5 oz) of water on a daily basis, that's easy!  Think about it, that is only about 4 bottles of water a day. 

When I wake up in the morning, 
I eat breakfast and take my daily vitamins with a 16.9 FL OZ bottle of water. 

I grab my morning coffee, and follow up with another 16.9 FL OZ bottle of water.  
I do this because coffee is very dehydrating, and can easily 
 suck the life out of your skin--leaving you with a dull complexion. 

Around lunch time I'll normally have a lemonade or fruit punch to drink, and I'll sip on a water throughout the remainder of the day. 

My last bottle of water is normally at night, right before bed.

Figure out how much water you should be drinking daily + commit to it. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SMASHBOX PALETTE

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Back in highschool my cousin *the cosmetology student* told me that I had almond eyes, I didn't know exactly how she came up with it but said okay, cool.  So I've gone into adulthood knowing that I had almond shaped eyes but not knowing exactly how that conclusion came about.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

WE LOVE OUR PHONES, BUT THE BILL. . .

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The amount that I pay on my phone bill is out of this world! I throw a side-eye at my Verizon bill when it arrives-- Yet I willingly pay the amount month to month because in today's society a phone is something that we absolutely can not go without. We'd be missing out on all of the social media goodness! Honestly, I feel like it is my duty to be on social networks inspiring, motivating and helping others... so of course I'm keeping my phone!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Katy Perry Oh My! Lashes: First Impression

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Katy Perry Eyelashes Oh My! (My fav's Oh Honey! // Benefit they're real! mascara Full Size ($23) Mini Size ($10) // Duo Eyelash Adhesive (Black) ($9)


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