Ice Cream Inspired Fashion

Pink blouse and white jeans mimicking strawberry and vanilla ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…you guessed it—ice cream! This sweet treat is one of America’s favorites. Honestly, who can live their whole life without at least one hot fudge sundae or apple pie a la mode? It’s simply un-American (ok, not really…lol)! Although we’re all in agreement about the deliciousness of ice cream, this week, we’re going to explore ice cream’s unique influence on fashion. Yes, I said fashion. I guarantee you’ll be surprised by what you learn.

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Beauty in a Box

Essence Beauty BoxEssence Beauty Box Review

Do you feel like you’re always wearing the same lip color every day? Is your hair cream not working like it used to do? Are you always envious of your favorite celeb or blogger because they’re ‘in the know’ about the latest beauty tips and tricks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Essence Beauty Box may be the perfect thing for you.

Essence Beauty Box is a new subscription service by the makers of Essence Magazine. The cool thing about this subscription box that makes it different from others on the market is that it’s specifically designed for women of color. Every piece was curated to match the rich array of skin tones we possess. Typically, there are at least five items per box, with at least one belonging to a Black owned business (talk about #winning).

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Jumpsuit Fever – 70s Flashback

TTYA X LTS Jumpsuit

For some of you, the jumpsuit trend has held a special place in your heart since the electric era of the 1970s. If you’ve been holding on to that last piece of vintage clothing, you’re in luck! The jumpsuit trend has come back this spring and summer, as evidenced by recent runway looks from Marc Jacobs, Chloe and Balmain.

If you still have yours from the 70s, run to your closet and rejoice. For the rest of us who didn’t experience the awesomeness of this trend firsthand, stay tuned as I share a few reasons why you should add a jumpsuit to your wardrobe rotation.

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Blush Crush

black LTS crop top and blush Forever XXI skirt

Spring weather calls for spring fashion and this season, I’m crushing on blush pink. Blush is a soft version of baby pink. It’s the perfect blend of class and femininity. Blush can be dressed up with pearls or rocked out with studs and bangles, depending on the colors you choose to complement it with.

This week, I’m featuring an awesome blush skirt from Forever 21 and a sexy cut out crop top from TTYA’s collaboration with Long Tall Sally. Note: This skirt color is limited and may only be available in stores.

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Pretty Spring Things

Your New Favorite Spring Dress

Spring Dress

 

Ahhh, don’t you just love spring? The flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising and we can officially start counting down until the first day of summer. Another great thing about spring is the fashion.

I’ve been looking for a new statement piece to really set off my spring wardrobe. Thanks to Long Tall Sally, I’ve officially found it. Introducing the Origami Flower Wrap Dress

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How to Take a Great Selfie

Selfie Main ImageEver wondered how some people take amazing selfies and yours turn out…ehhhh…less than perfect? Clearly everyone doesn’t have amazing cheekbones, sparkling eyes and a glorious sunset in their backyard. So what’s the trick? Stay tuned to read a few of my tips and tricks that will turn your selfie from drab to fab!

 

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Street Style: Studded Lace

Studded Lace Outfit of the Day

 

Looking for a way to add a little femininity to your casual outfit? Here’s a very simple outfit that will give you a little weekend inspiration. This week, I’m pairing studs with lace for an edgy feminine look. In this look, I’m wearing an off-white lace top underneath a black graphic cropped top. To add a little edge to the outfit, I added a studded necklace, book bag and pair of shoes. Complete outfit details are below. Have you ever wore studs and lace together? Tell me how you spice up some of your favorite weekend looks. Drop me a comment below.

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The Tall Curvy Girl’s Guide to Plus Size Workout Clothes

Plus Size Workout Clothes

Spring and summer are right around the corner. That means it’s time to get those arms, legs and core in tip top shape. For those of you who work out religiously, you don’t have anything to worry about. But for those of you who are like me – you’re probably screaming “AHHHHHHH” in your loudest Home Alone voice. Those extra helpings of my favorite holiday dishes may make me actually have to step foot in a gym (ugh).

 

Wait, I haven’t been in a gym in quite a while. What am I going to wear?!? C’mon – I can’t make my grand reemergence to the gym looking like a hot mess. Little did I know that finding plus size workout clothes would be so difficult.

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How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

Kicking Up Snow

Hey ladies! If you’re like me, you love the thrill of shopping for something new. But when funds are tight, you have to get a bit more creative with what you already have. Don’t fret! Shopping from your own closet is awesome — at least you know everything fits. Ha! Today, we’re going to discuss three ideas to transform your summer wardrobe into fabulous winter staples. So break out your white jeans (yes, I said white) and get ready to strut down the winter runway!

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L.I.V.E. – Four Tips for Getting the Best Out of Life

Stephanie Yellow Chairs

Over the last few weeks, everyone’s been talking about how they’re going to be ‘Brand New in 2016’ or how they’re changing something about their life. As we know, New Year’s resolutions RARELY stick. I’m sure most of us have already moved on from them and we’re not even out of January yet. Ha!

Regardless of whether you create resolutions or not, one thing is true – the start of a new year is the perfect time to start fresh. But don’t let the time of year fool you;  you can ‘press restart’ on your life at ANY TIME. And that’s what today’s post is about — how to truly live (not merely exist). Just as motivational speaker Les Brown, states, “life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” Let’s L.I.V.E. life to the fullest!

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