Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kinky Curly Sew-in: All About My Hair

Last week, I got a new sew-in.  For this install, I tried out the Kinky Curly hair from All About My Hair

picture from the website

I was a little nervous about how it would blend, but the one good thing about the All About My Hair website is that there is a customer gallery, so there were a ton of pictures of different people rocking the hair at different lengths.  I was going for a natural look, so I ordered a 4 oz bundle of hair in 10" length and a 4 oz bundle in 12" length.   Surprisingly, I was able to achieve exactly the look that I was going for, and the hair blends perfectly!  

all about my hair kinky curly sew in
 Top L-R: fresh out the pack; wefts while wet. Bottom L-R: fresh install; 2nd day after blending. 
It's still early, but so far I'm in love with this hair! It is the perfect length, it feels so soft and responds well to the products I use on my own hair, and I only need to use a little water and gel on my leave-out hair to blend. I did read that that this hair is a little difficult to manage--which can be expected given that it is curly hair--but it feels as if it is actually easier to manage than my natural hair  because it doesn't get as dry as my hair, and I don't have to be as gentle with it as I am when styling my natural hair. I'll post updates in a few weeks!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

House of Dereon?...Is that you?

Once upon a time my wardrobe was full of "urban wear" brands like Baby Phat, Rocawear, and Apple Bottom (jeans, boots with the furrr...).  Luckily this was short-lived and my taste matured before House of Dereon (HOD) really hit the scene. I scoffed at the cheap looking material, shook my head at the too-large logo plastered over most of the items, and needless to say I was never a fan of the line (and truth be told, I didn't like any of the clothes Beyonce wore during her Destiny's Child days). But this HOD right here? Not the same line I remember! 

The House of Dereon website just released pics of the Fall 2012 Lookbook and ad campaign featuring Queen B herself.  The looks are fun, sexy, and wearable. I would wear almost every piece! 

All images from and House of Dereon official Facebook page

What do you think of the Fall 2012 looks? Is this what you would expect from House of Dereon? 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Change Clothes...and Go!

Happy Monday! Is it just me, or did the past weekend go by way too fast?!?  Saturday night, I tore myself away from the television watching the Olympics so I could go out on the town with my fiance and some friends. We were planning to go to a fairly upscale night club so I got dolled up and put on my little black dress (LBD):

Dress: JC Penney / Belt: Old / Earrings: Body Shop / Shoes: Nine West / Clutch: Steve Madden

Somewhere between a change of plans and my indecisive nature, I realized I wasn't feeling my outfit (well, I really wasn't in the mood to wear a dress) and made a wardrobe change! This is the outfit that actually made it to the club:

Top: Charlotte Russe / Jeans: Kohl's / Clutch: Belk's (old) / Earrings: Body Shop / Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Love Dresses...

...especially when they are as gorgeous and comfy as this one! I am in love with this print. And the asymmetric hemline.

Dress: JC Penney / Clutch: Asos / Sandals: Nine West / Earrings: Target

Monday, August 6, 2012

BFSC Recap and Voting!

Last week I posted my final looks for the Big Fat Summer Challenge. Here is a recap of all my challenge looks:
BFSC, big fat summer challenge

Now comes the exciting part: Voting! Over at Jasifer Lions Club there is a poll for readers to vote for the finalist whose looks you love the most. I would appreciate it if you head over to Jasifer's blog and vote for me! Be sure to check out the other fab ladies who participated in the challenge too :)