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Curly Hair Must Haves

Hi Lovies,

Today's post is all about the curls and my must haves that every curly girl needs in their arsenal. Now remember, not everyone's hair is the same and I am speaking from my own experiences with my hair. I have fine hair with a 3B/3C curl type and these must haves are what I use on a day to day basis. Having curly hair is a job in itself, so to some these must haves might seem a little excessive, but its what I do to achieve my beautiful curls. So if you're a curly girl and need some info on what you should have, then check out this round up. 

1. Tackling your curls

Untangling your curls can be a chore but must be done. It's recommended that using your fingers is the best way to achieve this but I prefer a wide tooth comb. See below for some options.


2. Deep Conditioning

Nourishing your hair is very important, so deep conditioning is a must in my book. I like to use a bonnet hair dryer for 30 minutes once a week to penetrate the conditioner into my hair. See below for some options

3. The Drying Process

I normally like to air dry my hair, but when I am pressed for time I will pull out my trusty blow dryer with the diffuser attachment. See below for some options.

4. Preserving your Curls

Now that you have achieved the perfect curls, you want to preserve them, right? I use the "pineapple method" with a satin scrunchie, bonnet and pillow case (I know, I'm so extra) at night to sleep with. This is the best way to get your curls to last until your next wash day. See below for some options


I hope this round up of curly hair must haves was useful as well as helpful. I honestly could not deal with my curls without these essentials. Again, not everything listed here will work for everyone but from my own experience with my hair, this is what works. Let me know what are your must haves when dealing with your hair and stay tuned for my next round up on my fav curly hair products.



Dressing Up Denim

Hi Lovies,

I have said this time and time again that I am the ultimate girly girl, and I truly love that about me. I also love that people can associate my signature style with me, like "oh that's a Sandra dress." While I will always be true to my personal style, I've found myself enjoying looks that I would normally not wear. Obviously jeans is one of those things, I continue to have a love hate relationship with them. As much as I enjoy a good skirt or dress, they are tough to wear during the colder months here in NYC. Having to wear tights isn't my favorite thing to do so that's where jeans come into play. Jeans might not be my go to item but I do love the convenience of them. More so when a brand can make a pair that stand out from the rest and make a statement, like these Foil Print Jeans from Roaman's. These are such a different and beautiful pair of denim, the gorgeous foiled leaf print creates a feast for the eyes. While the comfortable stretch fabric and skinny fit make these so easy to wear. Another great thing about jeans is how effortlessly they can be dressed up or down, and with this pair it's definitely achievable. 

Top//Jeans //Coat (similar herehereherehere)//Shoes (similar herehere)

Celestial

Happy Monday!

I know I was a bit MIA last week but I was preparing for the holiday weekend and taking a much needed break from the internet. But I am back, feeling refreshed from my 4 day weekend and ready to bring my A game to the blog. Since the weather has been so crazy these last few days, it's been hard to dress appropriately. I have taken advantage of the milder days to wear some pieces from the Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 line. You guys already know how much I love her stuff, I posted about her collection here and here. The clothing is such great quality and just emits Melissa's style throughout the collection. I instantly fell in love with this Celestial Skirt, the swingy silhouette and beautiful astronomy print made this so unique. I especially loved that it had a scorpion in the print since that is my sign and pockets as well. The mix of light colors in the print went so well together, while the pull on design made for an effortless and comfy fit. It's flirtatious and makes you want to celebrate all the reason why it's fun to be girl. 

Top//Skirt (both on sale!)//Shoes

Thanksgiving Day Looks to Inspire

Hi Lovies,

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that can be difficult to dress for, I know I struggle with it. Since the day is spent mostly inside with family and friends eating, sometimes we feel no urgency to get dressed up. While at the moment I have no idea what I am going to wear for Turkey Day, I know I still want to wear something cute. I use any opportunity to dress up so Turkey Day is no different. Since I know this day can be a pain to dress for, I figured why not give you guys some inspiration. I put together a round up of looks to get you motivated for Thanksgiving. From something casual and comfy, to dressy and everything in between, there's something here for just about everyone. Hopefully one of these looks inspires you!

Handkerchief Skirt

Hi Lovies,

I've mentioned before that in the past I was not the biggest fan of plaid. But within the last 2 years or so, I have grown to enjoy it, especially for this time of the year. There's just something about it that represents the winter. I'm sure most people think of lumberjacks whenever plaid is concern but it has definitely come a long way in the fashion world. It can be found just about everywhere in the most fashionable styles and colors combos. Take this amazing plaid Fringe Hem Handkerchief Skirt by Melissa McCarthy Seven7 line for instance. After wearing their Mauve Poncho top in one of my previous posts, I knew I had to have more from her line. The rainbow tartan plaid pair with the raw edges of the handkerchief hem makes this skirt so unique and different. The fabric drapes so well flattering the figure as well as keeping me warm. Easily paired with some strappy heels, peep toe booties or tall riding boots like I'm wearing, for plenty of chic worthy looks. This skirt is such a conversation piece and will definitely catch the eyes of many.

Skirt Crazy

Hi Lovies,

For some, the cold weather means that their legs go into hibernation. Skirts and dresses get stored away and jeans/pants become your daily uniform. For me that isn't the case, as a true girly girl I actually tend to wear more skirts in the winter months. I mean I'm a skirt fanatic from the get go so it's easy for me to transition. Meaning while shopping for fall/winter clothes, skirts are on the top of the list. My favorite brand to shop for skirts is hands down Eloquii, for obvious reasons. They continue to push the plus size fashion envelope with every amazing piece. They make it so that basically there is something on the site for everyone. I can't even count how many things I own from them, let alone just in skirts. This Pleated Midi Skirt was definitely one that I had to have. The mash up of geometric patterns and combo of vibrant colors went so well together. As well as the pleats which added some delicacy to the skirt. I love that it's super fun and flirty, and makes a total statement. Not to mention the possibilities of looks that I can create, the ideas are flowing!

Skirt//Top//Shoes//Bag
 

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Techy Fashionista

Hi Lovies!

Now that November is here, it seems everything has instantly turned into holiday overload. Since I am the type to always shop last minute for gifts, this year I am planning ahead. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting gifts ideas for you guys to help you on your shopping journey.  I find these to be super helpful when looking for gifts for certain people. Today's list is for the techy fashionista in your life, the one who loves taking selfies, making sure her makeup is on point and capturing her perfect #ootd. I am definitely one of these girls and would love any of these cool gadgets for a holiday gift.

The Holiday Shop with Fullbeauty

Hi lovies,

Last month me and my Instagram Wives, Darlene and Jami had the pleasure of shooting a holiday video with one of our favorite brands Fullbeauty. We all got to get dressed up and share a few things about holiday fashion and what the IG Wives are all about. This was definitely something we have never done before and was super excited to be a part of it. I mean who doesn't love the chance to get full on glam, am I right? I love the holidays and the fashion that comes with it, whether you like to go all out, stay casual or go the traditional route, Fullbeauty has you covered. Which is why I loved the idea that we each were assigned a "holiday shop" to represent. What a great way to showcase our individual styles and share what we love to wear for the holidays. 


The Fur Vest

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to fashion, I can have a love/hate relationship with certain trends, or clothing items. The Fur vest is definitely one of those pieces that I struggle with. I love the idea of them and how they can take any simple look to the next level. I love how some women can pull them off so effortlessly and just look fierce in them. Most of the ones that I find can just tend to add bulk to my look or make me feel like a stuffed animal. Despite all of that, I wasn't going to give up the hunt for the perfect fur vest. Leave it to Roaman's to have one that actually worked out for me. What I loved about this faux fur vest was that is was long which elongates the body is super flattering. The black color is super chic and goes with just anything. The fact that it has elastic in the waist is also great, as some fur vest have no structure, in turn making you look bigger. This one has a little cinch giving the appearance of some shape. You can rock it open as I did here or use the hook and eye closures to wear it closed. Super cozy and warm, with pockets to keep your hands warm during these colder days in NYC. It's a great layering piece to have in your wardrobe for the season.

Weekend Wear: Cozy Sweater

Hi Lovies!

After a long week of work, there's nothing better than enjoying my weekends. The weekends are usually spent with my Beau and of course with my Instagram Wives taking blog phots and doing brunch. Last year I had the pleasure of moving into my fellow IG wife's Darlene house, I am her downstairs tenant. One of the best things about moving into her house besides being closer to my blogger boos, was the fact that she had a dog. My baby Skittles unfortunately passed away almost 2 years ago and little Anakin has definitely filled that void of having a beloved pet. He's one of the sweetest, cutest and funniest dogs I ever met and I love him. It's amazing what the love of a dog can do and make you feel, seeing his little face just makes me smile every time. Some weekends I just want to throw on something cozy and just chill with him. It's always fun and he just loves being outside, running around, enjoying the day and barking at squirrels. He's just a hoot!