Friday, August 27, 2010

Beauty 101

Its Important to Stay Ready so you don't have to get ready. In this post I'm providing you with a few beauty rituals or trends that you can easily incorporate into your daily schedule to always stay fresh, beautiful, chic and ready!

  • Bronze ~ Be a bronzed beauty all year round. Find the perfect hue for you! Don't overdo it, your face and neck should match. (I picked a beautiful blush in format by MAC - this is a great bronzer for all skin types so I would definitely check it out if you've been searching for the right bronzer).

  • Keep an eyeshadow compact handy that includes earthy nudes and browns. These colors will work with any color scheme.

  • Use a color gloss once per month to add shine to your hair! Semi permanent colors are great to add shine and to liven up dull locks.

  • Use hair accessories that suit your style. Headbands are great for summer because they keep your hair pulled back out of your face.

  • For lips go with a subtle gloss to keep your look pulled together throughout the day. My favorite gloss is Viva Glam VI from MAC I love the color of this gloss!!

  • Flirt with color! Be adventurous, don't be afraid to try bright vibrant hues on your nails and toes. Blues, nudes and reds are popular colors at the moment.

What I Wore:
  • H&M Military Khaki Jacket
  • DIY Cutoffs ~ Seven All Mankind
  • Jessica Simpson Clogs
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Won't Complain

I've had some good days

I've had some hills to climb

I've had some weary days

And some sleepless nights

But when I look around

And I think things over

All of my good days

Outweigh my bad days

I won't complain


Sometimes the clouds are low

I can hardly see the road

I ask a question, Lord

Lord, why so much pain?

But he knows what's best for me

Although my weary eyes

They can't see

So I'll just say thank you Lord

I won't complain

The Lord

Has been so good to me

He's been good to me

More than this old world or you could ever be

He's been so good

To me

He dried all of my tears away

Turned my midnights into day

So I'll just say thank you Lord

I've been lied on

But thank you Lord

I've been talked about

But thank you Lord

I've been misunderstood

But thank you Lord

You might be sick

Body reeking with pain

But thank you Lord

The bills are due

Don't know where the money coming from

But thank you Lord

Thank you Lord

Thank you Lord

I want

I want to thank God




Has been so good to me

He's been good to me

More than this old world or you could ever be

He's been so good

He's been so good

He's been so good

So good

So good

So good

So good

To me

He dried all of my tears away

Turned my midnight into day
~ Paul Jones Lyrics - I Won't Complain ~
~ Exodus 15: 22-25 ~
So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them.

No matter what your circumstances don't give up, don't complain! Simply let go and let God have his way!! He is in Control. It is important to be thankful rather than sit around and murmur. The Lord is faithful; He is trustworthy; He is a provider; therefore be THANKFUL!!!

What I wore:

  • Romper: Soho find

  • Belt: Soho find

  • Gladiators/Caged In: Jessica Simpson

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hide the Leather

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

So it happened again and I went ballistic!!! Jackson chewed up my brand new, only worn once Jessica Simpson Gladiators. My feelings were so hurt. HE MUST GO!!! I couldn't believe my eyes as I entered the room.

Jackson took off scared for his lift, rightfully so; and maintenance found him and turned him into the front office. I got a message that my puppy was located in the main office and the human society was called. My first thoughts were Let them take him!

I work too hard for this dog to tear my belongings up.

So I went to Macy's and explained the situation and the representative was cool enough to exchange them as a defective shoe. I LOVE MACY's!!!

Thank you for taking care of me and allowing Jackson to have a place to stay.

Just a forewarning, If you have dogs of any sort be sure to HIDE the LEATHER!!!

What I Wore:

  • Shirt: JCPenny

  • Belt: Nobody Jones

  • Shorts: Seven for all Mankind

  • Clogs: Jessica Simpson

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty woman wonder where m secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my lips
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
he fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When i try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
it's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of by breasts,
The grace of my style,
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
just why my head's not bowed.
i don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's the click of my heals,
the bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

~ Maya Angelou

The quality of my first outfit of the day video didn't come out too great shot from my camera. I will use the webcam next time. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Leave me a comment and let me know what your thoughts are. Also check out my channel on youtube
  • Blazer: Ann Taylor
  • Clutch: Aldo
  • Booties: Steve Madden

African Princess


Thus she had lain
sugar cane sweet
deserts her hair
golden her feet
 mountains her breasts
two Niles her tears
Thus she has lain
Black through the years.

Over the white seas
rime white and cold
brigands ungentled
icicle bold
took her young daughters
sold her strong sons
churched her with Jesus
bled her with guns.
Thus she has lain.

Now she is rising
remember her pain
remember her losses
her screams loud and vein
remember her riches
her history slain
now she is striding
although she had lain.

~ Maya Angelou

Where are you from?! This is a question that I have been posed with frequently these last few weeks. I recently met a gentleman from the Republic of Ghana and he swears that I am from the Fante tribe. Its funny because we went out the other night to Asia de Cuba, an exquisite restaurant in Hollywood. As the hostess was seating us she asked me, so where are you guys from, lol! With a chuckle I replied, "I'm from LA and he is from Ghana." Now Americans are mistaking me for a foreigner. What do you think?

I suppose the African beads that I wore that evening contributed to her assumptions.

  • Blazer/Bag: H&M
  • Dress: Marciano
  • Heels: Steve Madden
  • Accessories: Ghana African Beads

Monday, August 9, 2010

Missing In Action

Mayday, Mayday!!! I've been missing in action for the last few weeks consumed by work... It has been a major bummer because I have missed all of you and I've been thinking of all sorts of ideas for my blog...

This is a quick post to let you know that I did not fall off. I need to reevaluate my time management because life if for living and I want to be free....

Until next time...

  • Cardigan: New York & Co.
  • Cami: Macy's
  • Skirt: Brass Plum, Nordy
  • Bag: Bebe
  • Necklace/bracelet: Ghana Beads

California Girl ~ I Love LA

I love LA! While traveling on the east coast I noticed that everyone goes hard for their city. Walking through the streets I noticed several people wearing I love NY shirts and local DJ's put on for their cities only playing local artist. Its funny, I didn't hear any west coast artist.

After returning home it dawned on me, I LOVE LA! Although I get frustrated with traffic and pollution it wouldn't be LA without those factors. I'm a Cali girl at heart, I enjoy visiting other cities but LA is where my heart is.

I Love driving down the street enjoying the view, watching the palms blow in the fresh afternoon air as the sun shines on my face through the sunroof. Cali, I'm here to stay...

  • Blazer/ Top/ Bag: H&M
  • Skirt: House of Dereon
  • Shoes: Carlos Santana
  • Aviators: Soho find
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