How I: Keep the Curls Alive 

I recently had my old hair sewn in again by a very talented Baltimore stylist. The hair was from my frontal install last summer featured in Stylist Alert! and dyed black featured in From Brown to Black

I believe the texture is Brazillian deep wave or beach wave or something of that nature. To keep my curls looking fresh every day I have two go to routines. 

One routine is simple bantu knots. About five small ones at the top to blend my leave out and the twelve inch bundles. Then the bottom is sectioned off into either three or four large bantu knots. 

Another routine is the same five small bantu knots and then four or five braids at the bottom.  

The last routine is just five or six braids, braided from the leave out down. 


In the morning, I simply unravel. I spray a little water on the individual braid or bantu knot add some Miss Jessie’s Soft Curl and let it dry. 


And this is the end result! 

#ArmoireAddict: Summer Sandals 

Summer is basically here so tis the season for tight summer dresses and cute shoes. 

These sandals are from my go to shoe supply ALDO.  The shoes are a suede style with black, tan, yellow and pink as the base colors. 

You can dress these shoes up or down for a causual afternoon with a nice dress or even some ripped denim. These shoes also work for a professional work look with a black blazer and pants. 

You Know You’re Growing When You Know Better 

One of my friends asked me, “since finishing college, how have you grown or changed since we met freshman year”? My answer was short and simple. I know I’ve grown up because I can look at situation an know it’s not a good look for me. 

At 19 and even 20, I was in some situations, relationships, situationships or whatever you want to call them that placed obstacles and unnecessary frustration in my life. Some people or things really just become distractions. They deter you from goals or you let yourself get thrown off your game. Of course like everyone else I look back now approaching 23 like where was my thought process. Better yet, why was there NO throught process. 

I’ve always thought of myself as pretty mature for whatever age I was at the time but that didn’t stop me from being petty or stupid. I would do certain things to get a reaction or because I thought it would effect someone else’s choice regarding me.  I see now that nine times out of ten it really only hurt me. Nothing I ever did in the hopes of making someone else regret loosing me or getting their attention worked to my advantage.  

Growing up means taking a step back and analyzing it for what it is not what you want it to be. It also means having standards and keeping them. 

For example, you might want a new relationship but is the guy that just approached you really worth it. True you can’t judge a book by its cover but actions will always speak louder than words.  Yea you just met this person and no they’re not obligated to you in any way, shape or form but picking a candidate for a relationship is more than a nice compliment before asking you for your number. Did he look you in your eyes? Did he ask questions about what you do or like to do or even talk about what he likes outside of “chilling” and popping his bros ONE bottle at the club? Was he considerent? Did he even ask if you were single? Did you see him hit up every other pretty girl in the venue? 

All I’m saying is assess the situation sis! True story, over the weekend this I can’t even put it into words he was so fine guy came up to me at the club. He said I was gorgeous and asked what I was trying to get into and what’s my number. Now I’m a be honest it was hard as much as I wanted to let him have that number I couldn’t do it. I looked at him and I saw a past situation. I saw a 19 year old Dom and I wasn’t the right fit for me. I need more than chilling at your house while your smoking at 23. I should’ve needed more at 19 but you have to learn and start somewhere. 

Growing is a process and I’ll always be learning but some lessons I can spare cause I can already tell it’s not where I need to be. 

From Brown to Black

Bundles- JoRay Strandz 

L’Oreal Preference Liquid Hair Color, Jet Black 

L’Oreal 40 Cream Developer (Pink Bottle) 

Silicon Mix Shampoo and Conditioner 

*you can fund these products at Sally’s Beauty Supoly or any beauty supply store 

Cardi B, Will 4Ever B Poppin 

I must admit when Cardi B first hit the Love & Hip Hop scene I was like this chick is ratchet at its finest. However, my opinion of here has changed. 

I don’t see Cardi B as the ratchet, annoying, stripper chick. I see her as the real, down to earth, I’ll f*ck you up on sight yet still be cute friend that we all need in our lives.  Plus, her comebacks are classic comedy. Between she and Chrissy Tiegen I can be on theshaderoom all day! 

And let’s not forgot, she slays us daily with the style. 


And we can’t leave out her sissy Hennessy


You can’t get prettier than her! 

I truly admire their dedication to each other. You can see sisters beefing so often and they really ride for each other. Yet another reason Cardi will forever be popping! 

Our History = Their History.

An experience worth experiencing! 


I have a deep love of history and an understanding that knowledge of the past helps us to make better decisions for the future. All of us should take the time and visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The history of black people in America isn’t solely our story. Other people’s know similar struggles just as much as other people placed us in situations where we as a people had to rise up and overcome barriers and obstacles and show that melanin is a gift for the strong. 


Through this museum you realize the strength, resilience and genius our ancestors possesed. I always make a joke about flipping negatives into postitives but that’s truly the attitude that was demonstrated here. 


I won’t give anything away because I want people to experience it for themselves and draw their own conclusions. What I will say is that you should definitely take the time to see what the museum has to offer! 

#ArmoireAddict: All Eyez On Me 

Who doesn’t love Pac?  Answer. Very few, well in my opinion anyway. 


This Tupac inspired “Trust Nobody” tee comes from a completely random eBay vendor. The tee is accompanied by a jean jacket and black cargos both from Forever21 and a pink, dad hat from Express. 

Rainy day ready, this look provides a carefree yet stylish approach to bad weather. Raindrops shouldn’t stop you from dressing well! 

This is a bit of a rant but the two items from Forever21 I’ve had for a LONG time. I say that because rencently within the last two years or so I’ve really stopped shopping at Forever21. We all know everyone shops at Forever21 and everyone basically buys the same clothes but that’s not the reason I’ve put the brand out of my mind. Truth me told I literally just hate going in the actual store. It’s like a constant swarm of fifteen year olds and their mothers and I just can’t take it.  Online ordering is cool until it comes to the shipping. I think their shipping takes like three years. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but I just got really frustrated with the brand. 

Sidenote: Don’t forget about the new Tupac biopic coming soon!