Protective Style: ROCKING THE "LOB"

I barely manipulated my hair this year and my ends are done for. I figured the less I combed my hair the healthier it would be. Don't ask me why, it made sense a year ago. Leaving my hair in it's natural shrunken state with little to no detangling was not a good idea. Detangling with my hands occasionally after conditioning was not enough. In hindsight, it was the right idea with poor execution. I should've kept my hair in large two strand twists at night to prevent my kinks from tangling. Lesson learned.

Will You Be My Maid Of Honor?

As you know from my previous posts I am now a MARRIED woman!!! It's still a little unreal so I'll probably be stating the obvious a few times, lol. I'm not a traditional kind of girl and decided to have two Maids of Honor and one Matron of Honor. I gave each MOH  boxes filled with goodies.


I read many bridal blogs and virtually all recommended to choose ONE thing to DIY for your wedding day. Well...this bride chose a million.


In lieu of the traditional all white bride-to-be rehearsal dinner fit I opted for something blue. Yes, I GOT MARRIED!!!  Planning consumed virtually all of my time. Don't worry, I'll update you with all the fab details within the next few weeks. For now, I'll start with my rehearsal dinner.

With all the expenses of a wedding I placed myself on an extremely tight spending budget, no matter the event. The budget for my rehearsal dinner look was $60.00. Sixty bucks was a bit unrealistic for the looks I had in mind. However, I was determined to make it work. I eventually found my outfit at the oh so faithful Necessary Clothing chain in Soho. The skirt was on sale for $4.99. Yup, you read that correctly. The coordinating top was full price at $24.99, ugh. Don't you hate when that happens? Once you spend five dollars on a bottom you automatically get false hopes of fining a top equally inexpensive.

Baby Love Me Lights Out, XO

Photography by Phillip Van Nostrand

Every week I fall in love with another Beyoncé track. This week's obsession, XO.


My inner child always has the urge to take a bite out of a fresh chunk of snow.

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us, in joy we face the storm and defy it."
-Amelia Barr


Another set of long lost files...