Embracing the moment

Can't get enough of this lovely Fallweather . . . still not cold enough in my eyes but oh well. This Winter I'm definitely going to freeze . . . Have a safe Halloween everyone
Basic burnt orange top, grey Free People cords, AF leather belt, DV leather boots, vintage, designer, modernist sterling jewelry



Basic stripe cardigan, AF tan khakis pants, UO two-tone oxfords, black socks, vintage, designer, and modernist sterling jewelry


Vtg is my inspiration

I love vintage and everything about it, don't you


My style is random

 I don't normally blabber on my posts but I would love to summarize my personal style as it can be quite random at times. I have a nice size wardrobe of clothes ranging from vintage, ASOS, HM, Zara, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and so forth. I'd say my personal style is any and everything really. Depending on my mood determines what I will do for that particular day. I tend to do alot with second hand combined with designer things. I adore grunge, boho, hippie, and or anything out of the ordinary. {Pause}. My style motto: SIMPLE CLOTHES with SHOWY ACCESSORIES. If you are following my blogs then you probably already know long maxi skirts and dresses inspires me. Also, a really big obsession for bulky jewelry (I want to wear them everyday). I wear a lot of what I like to call "mixed emotion" (meaning I never know what I'm going wear from day to day). Bags are a must. I pretty much carry one no matter what . . . (every lady should own atleast one). Handbags are like my right hand as I have too much stuff, they kinda help keep me on track from me losing my eyeglasses occasionally which I tend to lose and find again. Usually I carry a mix of designer handbag bags ranging from my favorite brand Louis Vuitton, A. Wang, Gucci, Dior, CHLOE, Chanel, Fendi and a few others. Color wise I like all the colors in the crayon box, especially when coordinating patterns with basics. I prefer Winter time clothes of all the seasons in which I wear bright colors with some kind of wacky print. I have invested in many sandals, boots, and wedges. I love wearing socks with sandals and boots with maxi skirts, finding myself wearing the same ole boot all the time . . . it's complicated, not really (smiles)
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Fried red tomatoes

 I modified this recipe . . . juuust a litte bit. Normally this dish is made with the more firmed green tomatoes. But I like the texture and sweetness of the red tomatoes, you can do either way if you like ... lets get to it
 Simple ingredients: 4 large red/green tomatoes - 2 large eggs - 1/2 cup butter milk - 1 cup all-purpose flour - 1/2 cup cornmeal - 1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional) - 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt - 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper - 1 cup olive oil for frying
Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Mix eggs and milk together in a bowl. Scoop flour into another bowl, then mix cornmeal, salt and pepper. Dip tomatoes into flour to coat. Then dip into milk and egg mixture. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the tomatoes until coated. In a large skillet, pour olive oil just until there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan, on medium heat. Place tomatoes into the frying pan in batches of 4, do not over crowd your skillet (this will cause reduce in heat which will result in soggy tomatoes). When nicely browned/crisped on both sides let excess oil drain on paper towels, and there you go


Next to my bed . . .

You know when you just have to have that "go-to" piece of jewelry . . . at "arms reach"? That certain piece you always seem to grab . . . that piece that stands out . . . that ring or necklace with unique characteristic detail that no other ring or necklace in your collection has . . . that bracelet that speaks when you wear it out . . . well that's what I mean. I am so inspired by jewelry, especially during this time of year. Words can not express I how feel when I see an unusual ring or necklace on someone, jewelry in my eyes is the foundation of a good look or outfit
Random sterling/gold pieces I like to wear when on the go


My top oils for healthy hair

My top oils for healthy hair for all hair types
I had to get smart on how to take care of my hair and this happened just a few years ago. Growing up I really didn't care much about healthy hair . . . most of the time my hair was done by salons, random friends, or braided. I finally (after getting tired of my hair constantly breaking off/not being as healthy as it should) got interested in healthy hair care. After buying so many brand named products - that didn't work, I came to the realization that the most simplest/cheapest products worked best. Sometimes the best products are actually VERY simple and can be found in your local grocery store. I couldn't believe when I learned that most African American women use natural oils such as olive, coconut, and avocado oils in their hair . . . as our hair is prone to breakage/dryness easily and these oils help with that. My hair is relaxed/permed and I can testify that natural oils work wonders on hair. They have worked miracles for my hair in only a short period of time. These oils have made my hair softer, shinier, stronger, and easier to manage. A lot of this information I had to learn on my own and a lot came from reading, time, and patience. I can talk all day about these oils and how they promote healthy hair, but I won't bore you - let's get to it
 Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is great for natural and permed-relaxed hair, loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. Excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, strengthening hair, and boosting shine
 Olive Oil (EVOO)
Olive oil is amazing, not only for cooking but believe it or not - hair and skin as well. Olive oil is great for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, eliminating dandruff, and also has powerful antioxidants that can help fight hair loss or bald spot
 Sweet Almond Oil
Not only do I enjoy the smell of this oil but sweet almond oil works great to seal in the conditioner after a good hair wash. Also know as locking in the moisture and preventing drying. This oil nourishes hair, smooths hair cuticles to control shedding, promotes hair growth and thickness, prevents hair loss, and boosts shine
 Coconut Oil
I was so surprise as I thought maybe Coconut had a coconut smell, it don't - very odorless. Coconut oil is great for preventing dandruff, promoting hair growth, moisturizing, strengthening hair, thickening hair, and preventing damage. This means hair is less likely to break and less likely to get damaged from combing and even heat styling. If you have dry or damaged hair as I did you should consider stocking up on coconut oil, it's really good 
 Grapeseed oil
Odorless and protects against moisture loss.  Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid. Research has demonstrated that when applied to the skin, this fatty acid can help combat dryness by providing protection against moisture loss (Source).  This may be good news for a dry scalp
 Once you have all your ingredients, I like to pour these oils in an applicator for easy use over my scalp. Please note: I really don't have a particular measurement for these oils, but I guess I would use about 3 table spoon or so of each
 Once all the oils are poured into the applicator bottle shake it really well - shake - shake - shake. You will then notice the oils mix really well together
 Then get three cups of hot water (or just enough that will come up to the line where the oil stops) - let sit in the sauce pan so that the oils melts into one another. You will notice the chunks of coconut oil melts so nicely with the other oils
And there you have it, the color will look clear, healthy, and a light greenish color. I hope you will try this, I think this mixture makes hair look and feel awesome - Enjoy


Simple with a twist

I'm obsessed with coordinating unexpected pieces with basic or simple clothing. For example, the FP rose corduroys, cream basic top, and of course the abstract jewelry/camouflage backpack (purchased from UO) - believe it or not but camo goes great with just about anything IMO
UO camouflage backpack, Free People cords, basic cream top, DV leather boots, modern, vintage, and designer sterling jewelry