Head Wrap

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Sunday and Happy labor day weekend. I had just the hair style in mind for church today but well I realized last night it wasn't going to work so I took to my sewing machine and made my self a maxi skirt, then used the extra fabric to tie it up. I have natural hair and I have had it since 2011. Not matter how may natural hair tutorials and products I buy, the texture of my hair just makes it impossible to style, which is why I am always in protective styles. It was acting really nice on Friday and Saturday then I stood in front of the mirror on Saturday night to style it and it just wasn't having it. Anyone has tips for super nappy kinks? helpppppp.
I hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

Transitioning Into Fall

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy New Week Fashionistas!! This is a busy work week so I am looking forward to the long labor day weekend. If memorial day weekend is the beginning of summer, labor day is the ending of summer. What this means is that fall is peaking through. I have began to mentally prepare myself by slowly transitioning into fall. I first begin with my clothing, my skin care, my diet, my exercising and so on. Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons, so I am excited. Spring is pretty and fall is cozy.
This outfit is the first of many to transition into fall.

Matching Crop Set

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I posted this outfit I made on instagram a while ago and have been looking for the right time to wear it ever since. Not sure if you can see clearly but the fabric has gold metallic dots all over so I played it off by accessorizing with gold metallic loafers and adding a pop of color with the bag. My sister took the pictures and as she was taking them she paused and said "this is the longest crop top I have seen in my life". I thought it was funny because I couldn't stop laughing after. I actually folded the top in just a bit after she made the comment to show a tiny bit of skin. Initially, you would think it was a dress. In case you haven't noticed, even though my style can be colorful and bold sometimes, I am super conservative with my clothing choices. I have to be covered at least from the chest to the knee. This is because I just really get uncomfortable when I show too much skin. Occasionally, I wear shorts but I also think I will venture into wearing lower back/backless clothing. Those are less riskey I suppose. Wish me luck.

Double the Peplum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seriously can someone tell me where Monday and Tuesday went? I don't like how fast this year is going in general. Stop the clock... I wore this outfit to church a few Sundays ago. Couldn't decide on green shoes or purple shoes, but I went with purple. Speaking of church, our pastor (he is in his last 20s/early 30s) got married this past weekend and the entire church was invited to the ceremony. I have attended and been part of many weddings, but this by far is the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. There was not a single dry eye in the church. It was just beautiful and perfect in every way. I think weddings in general are beautiful. This makes me wonder if I can hold it together at my own wedding or if am just going to be a crying mess. We wait and see.

Made To Fit

Friday, August 15, 2014

So it is not secret I sew. To be honest, when I first started, I wasn't sure how long I can keep it up, but the more I sew the more I love it. Knowing how to sew has helped me quite a bit. Its actually one way I save my shopping dollars. When I see on clothing item in a store or on someone, before even checking for the price, I ask myself if I can make it or not. So instead of spending on certain clothing, I make them myself. Secondly, it comes in handy for alterations. Ever wanted something so bad only to find that the last one in stock is a whole size bigger than you? A few years ago, before I got into sewing, I found the perfect pair of Alice and Olivia trousers on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx. The pants fit perfectly but they were wayyyyy too long. I contemplated buying then but I walked away because of the length. I still regret not picking up those pants. Now, in situations like this, I simply bring them home and alter them.