Happy Monday all!

I want to thank everyone for their encouraging comments on my post “It’s Easy Being Green”.  I try to be transparent as possible because this blog has been at times very cathartic for me. I don’t ever want to give off the appearance of being “perfect” or “having it all together” because that is definitely not the case. While I will continue  to share some of the lows, I  will definitely share the good, like this festive outfit.    I first wore this skirt when I went to Cuba in May.  Although the skirt  gives off Mexican fiesta vibes, it fit in perfectly in Havana.  Whenever I wear it I feel like I need to be sitting on a tropical beach with a margarita in my hand.  I need to make that fantasy happen  ASAP!

Have a wonderful day!

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Blouse: Old Navy (old, similar here)
Skirt: Melissa McCarthy (here)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (old, similar here)
Earrings: NY & Co (similar here)

TGIF all!

Denim jumpsuits have become my number one go to for casual wear.  Since I  hardly wear shorts (my thighs chew up my shorts), they’ve become the perfect substitution. When I wear them I’m not constantly pulling bunched up material out of my crotch area (not a good look!).   I have a culotte jumpsuit and this wide leg one I got from Lane Bryant back in May that I wear all the time. Initially when I got it,  I was going to return it because it hit me around my ankles but when I couldn’t find the receipt I decided to keep it. While I’m not crazy about the ankle length t it works fine for the Summer. It’s  lightweight chambray material makes it perfect for Spring and Summer (especially on those disgustingly hot humid days…LIKE TODAY! UGH).  The more I wear it, the more I’m glad I didn’t get return it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Shirt: Who What Wear Collection (here)
Jumpsuit: Lane Bryant (sold out, similar here)
Shoes:Target (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (here)
Earrings: JCrew (sold out, similar here)

Happy Monday all!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending CurlFest with my girls Sandra (La Pecosa Preciosa), Jami (Style Over Size) and Darlene (Suits, Heels & Curves) in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  This was my first time attending this event and while it had some snags (more on that later!) I really enjoyed myself. CurlFest was created by the Curly Girl Collective as a celebration of natural hair.  They recognized there was a  need to create a space where multiethnic beauty is embraced, something our society doesn’t do.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt seeing so many women of color  laughing, dancing and enjoying themselves.  The sea of afros, coils, twists, braids and curl coifs made me swell with so much pride.  There were so many beautifully radiant women at CurlFest that I couldn’t take their pictures fast enough!

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While I highly recommend attending CurlFest next year, here are some things you need to know before you go:

  1. Register for general admission and just go.  Trust me, waiting in a super long line in the Summer sun is not worth a goodie bag!
  2. Bring chairs and a blanket. It’s a festival so no seating is provided.
  3. Bring your own food and water.   The food lines were ridiculously long.  Pack a nice picnic lunch and chill out.
  4. Bring cash.  There are several vendors and natural hair brands in attendance and not all of them took credit cards.
  5. Come early! While the festival starts at 12pm, people were there since 10:30am to  claim prime spots in the shade.
  6. Stay hydrated! I know this should be a no brainer but unfortunately there were folks who needed medical attention for dehydration.

I hope to see you at CurlFest next year!

Have a wonderful day!

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Shirt: For Harriet (here)
Skirt: Jibri (old)
Sandals: ASOS (here)
Earrings: Etsy (here)

 

TGIF all!

I needed to write this post as I’ve been going through some personal stuff lately.  I’ve been struggling with my self confidence and feeling good about my body.  For the past couple of days I’ve fallen back into old behavior of comparing myself to bloggers who are more successful than me.  Honestly this has been a huge struggle for me because I easily fall into the trap of thinking others have it easier than I do.  I found myself again being envious of others who I perceive as having the “perfect life, clothes, relationships..etc”.   Once I started down this road, instantly everything in my life became a disappointment and it has snowballed into a full on funk.  Knowing I was headed down a slippery slope, I reached out  Jeniese and my BFF Shoshanna for a dose of insightful real talk.   Their judgment free support is exactly what I needed to help me start to emerge from my funk.  I’m not 100% right now but I’m confident I will get through this rough patch.   I know I am blessed and have wonderfully positive things going on in my life.  Are there things in my life that need to change? Absolutely but I know with some professional help (because lets face it, sometimes talking to your girls just isn’t enough), support of my friends and my faith, I can make that change.

Have a wonderful day!

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Dress: ASOS Curve (here)
Earrings: Baublebar (here)
Bag: Gap (old)
Shoes: Marc Fischer (old, similar here)

Happy Monday all!

  1. Graphic T Shirt + Skirt: Style Over Size

2.  Wrap Dress + Mules: BeautiCurve

3. Classic Black & White + Statement Earring: Kelly Augustine 

4. Matching Top & Skirt: On A Curve

5. Colorful Skirt + Denim Shirt: La Pecosa Preciosa

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