Thursday, November 13, 2014

Natural Hair | Pineapple Method for the Awkward Stage Length

Hey loves,
so I know all my naturalistas out there know or at least have heard of the pineapple method. If you haven't basically it's an excellent way to preserve any style such as wash-n-gos, bantu knots, twist-outs and braid-outs. It’s a simple method that can be used by curly girls of varying lengths and textures, but it's much easier for curly heads who have long hair. For my awkward stage girls out there, here's what I do to maintain 2nd,3rd and 4th day hair!

Monday, November 10, 2014

OOTD | Plaid + Marlee's by Tappers

Hey fabulous people,
it's been a minute since I did an OOTD, and although this outfit was not the one I wanted to have a comeback with, it perfectly fits today's mood. To start off the week, I wanted to be productive with everything I needed to do and wanted to do and I've done just that today. This looks speaks "effortless fall". Adding khaki to a fall must have (plaid button down) was the move. I was comfortable, in season and put no effort into it!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Inspiration | Black is Beautiful

I want to first start off by saying this is not to bash or offend any other race. Nor am I a racist or anything like that. I am pro-Black/afrocentric but that does not mean anti-white, Mexican, Indian etc. I love everyone and respect where they come from. Diversity is a beautiful thing and I'm blessed to have such a variety of cultures in my life right now. Just a little inspiration for Black woman out there.Also I;m not going in too deep with this post. This is just a board post speaking on Black people. 

Often as Black females, we tend to forget how gorgeous our melanin is. And at times it's a struggle for someone like myself to believe that I'm beautiful while I'm living in a "whitewashed" society. Growing up I wanted to be light skin so bad. I thought mixed girls had it good with having curly hair (little did I know every Black girl can have girl curly) and the "perfect shade of skin". Also, I hated the fact that I had African in my blood. Most of my family is caramel/light and only a few of us who are brown/dark. I didn't see any examples of dark beauty till I reached sophomore year. I think young Black girls are shown too much of other races in their toys and tv shows/movies than their own. It took me till sophomore year of high school to realize how beautiful Black is. And how majority of my life I've been in absence to see how gracious God made us. Black is beautiful. From the curve of our bodies to our eternally youthful skin (Black don't crack), so here are some of my favorite photos and a little inspiration to show you why our Black is Beautiful.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lifestyle | November Goals

I'm super late on doing this buuuttt, before I dive in lets go over the list I had for my October Goals.

  • Post at least once a week 
  • Have 2 or more OOTD posts
  • Workout 4 times a week 
  • Become more consistent with church and choir rehearsal 
  • Collab with another blogger
  • Update the blog's design
  • Finish my Joyce Meyer book 
  • Maintain a 3.5 or higher 
  • Film 2 YouTube videos 
  • Take my drivers test 

  • Lovely Brianna, you've completed only 3...
    October has really been a slack off month for me, fitness, school, blogging, work, church and leisure wise. I don't know what I did all of October. I've been giving myself reality checks here and there making sure I get it back together but it's not working. Junior year is definitely the blame right now. It spells PROCRASTINATION and speaks, "That's not important, go ahead and relax." And that's exactly what I've been doing. I don't know why I feel overwhelmed by doing nothing though. BRIANNA GET IT TOGETHER. This month I plan do exactly that ; get my life together.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Fashion | The Coats + Accessories

    Falling For Fall: The Coats

    Hello loves.
    Happy Wednesday! Michigan definitely has been giving us fall worthy weather, so I'd thought I share a few of my favorite coats and accessories (an extension of the last post) I will be on hunt for this fall. I'm loving the trend of mixing. I really use to be into matching from the coat to the accessories to the boots, but now I feel mixing 2 colors will definitely be a go this year!

    Do you plan to mix and match?Are you going more for a leather look or the classic trench?Let me know! Comment ❤ ❤ 

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    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Fashion | My Fall Must-Haves 2014

    Fall Must-Haves

    Hello beautiful souls,
    sooo I'm over the 31 days of blogging thing. It's been fun but it became too much. On to other exciting things like fall focused post! I LOVE fall so much, it has to be my favorite season. The looks, the coziness, the holidays and the hot apple cider tops it off. I know it's October now and the first day of fall has beyond pass, but here are my must-haves. The items can as always be dressed up or down.

    1 | The Brim Hat & Beanie - This can easily be an accessory for a walk with some friends downtown or at concert. It's a fun way of saying your stylish and on those bad hair days this could possibly be your bff.

    2 | Flannel Button Down - A classic and must-have for almost every season, but definitely for fall. It's warm, cheap (depending on where you buy it from, try a thrift shop, the quality for flannels is honestly all the same) and versatile. 

    3 | A Rust/Copper Bag - You can go for any type of bag really but for the color aim towards a copper/rust tone because it's in and goes with everything. Copper is the new black for fall.

    4 | Leopard Coat - I actually don't like leopard but when it comes to scarves, shoes and coats it's an automatic go. It adds flair and sprinkles of fun with animal print.

    5 | Basic Stripe T-Shirt - This is another classic and can go with every season. Add a skirt and it's formal, add some boyfriend jeans a beanie and it's causal. Absolutely a fun item to play around with.

    6 | Gold Stud Earrings - For some reason gold speaks fall and silver speaks summer. I just thing it's more of a darker tone and will go better with the darker tone outfits.

    7 | Black Turtleneck - Instead of a regular, basic turtleneck, try a fun one with details. One that is cropped or maybe has trims of leather in it. Gives a whole new vibe to your look that day.

    8 | Faux Leather Vans - Keep it different and wear something comfy like Vans. For those days where you just don't want to put in any effort but make it look like you did, those work!

    9 | Knee High Boots & Booties - Every fall knee high boots come back like they never left (because they really never did). It's just one of those "you have to have this" type of thing. But, play around with it and add some leg warmers over or underneath them to give off a different style.


    Thank you so much for reading, remember you are loved and God has a purpose and plan for you ❤ post signature

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Lifestyle | October Goals

    Hey everyone, happy 1st!
    I wanted to start this month off right with some goals! This is my first time doing this and I hope to make myself proud by the end of the month with achieving at least a little more than half of them. September has been a stressful month for me overall but I'm blessed. I moved with 2 weeks and I felt so overwhelmed by it all. I never thought moving would be so tense and pressuring. But, it's finally all over and I can move on with my life. I'm still unpacking but it's nothing major like a few days before. 

    1. Post at least once a week
    2. Have 2 or more OOTD posts
    3. Workout 4 times a week 
    4. Become more consistent with church and choir rehearsal
    5. Collab with another blogger
    6. Update the blog's design
    7. Finish my Joyce Meyer book 
    8. Maintain a 3.5 or higher
    9. Film 2 YouTube videos 
    10. Take my drivers test 

    What are some of your goals? Let me know below!

    Thank you so much for reading, remember you are loved and God has a purpose and plan for you ❤ post signature

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