"Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am"- Janelle Monae, Q.U.E.E.N.
Special announcement: this is my official last post.I'm shutting down the blog.There is no way I can top this look, ever! This is my official goodbye guys.
Now that you are too full to go out and shop let me give you a list of some great places to shop online and #buyblack. Each of these businesses is black-owned and ranges from clothing apparel ,accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and hair. From low-end to high-end, I got you covered. Click the gallery pics to shop the piece! Hope you enjoy the new format by the way ! My computer hates me.I had it set up to show the price of the item when you hover over the pic, but Weebly is not having it today...my apologies.
It's the 1st day of Fall y'all (ugh that was real country , right? lol) and I am ready to whip out boots, belts, jackets and layer until my heart is content. However living in North Carolina, the weather just 'isn't reeeeaddyyy' *Kevin Hart voice.I have skipped the jacket (for now) , but I'm busting out the boots and the nude colored looks.
It's not Labor Day yet so I'm still feel 'Godly' .I am really loving white this year! You can really never go wrong with it no matter the silhouette. Incantare Boutique is your one stop shop for all thing white, sexy, and sultry. Snag this one-shpulder piece Goddess dress for under $50 here at www.incantareboutique.com and search 'Goddess'.The dress boasts a gold zipper on the shoulder and the sleeve has a nice long split you keep those arms cool in this white hot look.
The dress made such a statement, I did not have to do too much to accessorize.Gold was my go-to accessory color.My strappy open toe sandals were a bargain at $14 (old, Shoedazzle).I also grabbed my gold cuff (Stolen from mom), my Mirina Collections statement necklace , and my earrings from Romwe ($4).I wanted my makeup to look extra snazzy so I contoured for my life and covered almost my whole face in my Kaepop Highlighter from Colourpop ($6).My lipstick is Coloured Raine , Cherry Blossom, of course.As soon as I get my video editing right I will do a make up tutorial, I promise! Hope you enjoy the post!
Today is Jamaican Independence day !!!Big ups to the homeland of mi fadda! (to those who don't understand Patois , that's my dad!) In honor of my paternal heritage , I'm going full on Island gyal today!! My dad is more on the religious side so I didn't grow up listening to Reggae , Dancehall, and drinking Rum (its a joke btw...these are just stereotypes).I grew up in church living a very sheltered life. I never knew much of my Jamaican heritage or family until we visited Jamaica the summer before I went to 11th grade.
I didn't know what to expect, but I was excited. The resorts and coconut sipping images drenched in your mind can be thrown out right now. I experienced the real Jamaica , the rural , the local Jamaica. It was enchanting! Me and my brothers walked country dirt roads , the perfume of ripened Mangoes filled the air from local Mango trees hanging over the streets. The first day we got there and were just chilling in my dad's old country neighborhood, a guy stopped me and my brother and said "Are you Brackett's?!" (that's my dad's last name-my maiden name) we had just stumbled upon on of my dad's brothers. He knew we were related because of our big eyes , he said. For two weeks we travelled all over from Negril, Sav-la Mar, Montego Bay, Kingston and a few other places visiting family I had never seen as well as my full of church (we never got a vacation from that.lol).To sum up that trip, I learned firsthand about my Jamaican culture and learn to embrace the simplicities of life. That trip really changed me.
I came home culturally awakened and filled with so much pride. Seeing my island brethren take nothing and make it into something in so many facets of life really got me inspired.So today, I pay homage to the colorful , creative, strong willed dutty whining culture of my Jamaican people.Side note: I will be going to crop over and I will be fully decked out with my glorious cheeks clapping on somebody's float one day!
Earrings -Romwe ($3.80, old)
Bracelets -Jewelry Designs by Tim Ellis
Off the Shoulder Top - Shein ($4, old)
Skirt -Incantare Boutique
Shoes- ($25, Shoedazzle)
Back again with the amazing Incantare Boutique! This time around I am serving up inspiration for date night. It's summer time , it's hot and you need a look to match. Incantare is debuting their latest in fierce fashion and this is no different. This white dress is a sexy form fitted piece with a one shoulder detail.It features a back zipper and asymmetric front opening. I added the gold plated (GoJane, old) belt to highlight my waist, but it can definitely be worn without one as is it cinched in at the waist. Composed of a stretchy materials, this dress hugs you in all the right places. I am far from curvy , but you could never tell in this summer stunner.I am so humbled and honored to say go check out the 'LaNatria Body Con' dress (only $30) available here http://www.incantareboutique.com/#!product-page/c6np/7687b503-b15a-c498-0ad1-2fcac6e23b1f
If you need something to dance the night away in , check out this Moulin Rough Ruffle Dress .This dress is a light chiffon with cascading ruffles and an asymmetrical hem.The coral hue is perfect for hot summer nights and its spaghetti straps not only hold the dress on your frame, but helps keep those arms free and cool and twirl about the dance floor.This exotic summer standout piece is also a steal at $30 check it out here http://www.incantareboutique.com/#!product-page/c6np/d4b56275-cb17-fbc6-ac86-378c7cade96c
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