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Category: Fashion

4 Ways to Style Bantu Knots to Wear With Your Big Hoop Earrings

Y’all. It’s summer and it’s so. freakin. hot. Any kind of humidity causes frizz while all the sweat causes anything cute to fall flat on your face. During the summer, I try to do protective styles as much as I can to shield it from the sun. Plus, with all the vacations I have lined […]

#TigOlBitties: Where to Buy Bras for Full Size Busts

Listen…I’ve always had a hard time finding bras that fit me. From high school until now, it’s been a never-ending search to find bras that are my size. Long gone are the days when I was a smaller size and could walk into stores like TJMaxx and Marshalls to scoop up a few new ones. […]

Tickled Pink: Where to Find the Perfect Pair of Pink Shorts For Bae

I don’t think it was until rapper Cam’ron wore an all-pink outfit that it became cool for men to wear pink with confidence and swagger. Robert likes to talk about when he had a pink shirt in high school that he used to wear but because he was afraid of being picked on, he wore […]

Lights, Camera, Action: My 1st Time on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend

Last week I made my tv debut on morning show Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend. For those who don’t know, I have a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism so I was beyond ecstatic to finally make it on the small screen. Being on Tampa Bay Morning Blend was an experience in itself. I dreamed for so […]

Treat Yourself: 11 Shopping Apps to Make Your Life Easier and Bank Account Smaller

Who would’ve known 20 years ago everyone would be able to shop without having to step foot inside a department store? At any given moment of the day, whether I’m sitting on the couch or strolling the aisles of Target, I’m looking at my phone at various shopping apps for a few reasons: I’m window […]

Best Dressed at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

For me, the highlight of any award show is the fashion. Honestly, I’m more interested in what attendees wore instead of the actual event itself. Last night was the Billboard Music Awards and folks didn’t disappoint, of course. Held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, there is definitely a fun, sexy vibe for […]

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First Monday in May: The Best Dressed at the 2018 Met Gala

The Met Gala is often called “the Oscars for the fashion world”. Every year, hundreds of photographers line up on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to capture photos of celebs dressed for the occasion. This year’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, delves into how much […]

Braids and Beads: Elle Magazine examines Black hairstyles in America

When Black women talk about any of the myriad Black hairstyles, it’s like our eyes light up with excitement. Ask anyone and we have stories for days. The first time we get a perm. Our mothers, grandmothers, or aunties slaying our hair the night before Easter. We can tell you about different rites of passage we […]

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Spring Cleaning: 5 Fashion Trends to Get Rid Of In 2018

I get it…you bought all this stuff last year and made all the plans in the world to wear it. You went to the mall and balled out online for the new trends every season. Now, they’re just sitting in your closet because you posted a slew of OOTD’s and OOTN’s on Instagram and you […]

Crowning Glory: How to Wear 3 Spring 2018 Hair Accessory Trends

Being a Black woman, experimenting with hair is in our blood. I remember being a little kid and coming from school to see my Grandma with burgundy red hair she dyed herself while I was away. As I write this blog, I’m flashing back to how intense the color looked when the sun shined down […]