Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vamp lips, green walls, and yellow lines

Hi chicas, hope you all had a great thanksgiving. Mine was a bit quiet this year. For the past few years, I have been maximizing the thanksgiving holiday and travelling out of the country, but this year things were a bit different and I stayed local (sorta). I ended up at a friend's house and had an epic meal. I had anticipated being over stuffed, so I wore a loose top from Primark. After my second helping, my meticulously tucked in top had to be released from the shackles of my skinny jeans-lol! Below are the pictures I took before heading over for thanksgiving dinner.


That's all folks, I hope you got to stuff your face as much as I did.

Happy hump day.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

If you follow my travel posts, you know that I am sucker for vibrant buildings and old-fashioned aesthetic. Knowing how obsessed I am with quaint towns, my cousin suggested I visit Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

 True to his words, this city which is on the Potomac river and home to first president of the United States, George Washington offered a heavy dose of quaint gorgeousness! My time there was spent perusing the lovely cobble streets and seeking out interesting buildings. 

While Old Town Alexandria is a beautiful  place, I wouldn't advice anyone to fly in from any part of the world just to see this town. It is a really small town and there isn't much to do. However, if you are visiting Washington DC, it wouldnt hurt to hop on the metro to explore this charming town for a few hours.

Below are the beautiful  sights I encoutered on my two-day visit. Enjoy...
There is a free trolley that runs down the major commercial street, King Street. I hopped on it all the way to the Potomac River waterfront
Potomac River Water front
Few things are more gorgeous than a sunset on a river.
Selfie time
Yellow brick wall
How pretty are these homes!
Prettiest front door ever
Fall leaves and cobblestone roads

The framing of this street with the trees is just perfect
Mint condition 
More colorful goodness
Back at the water front on day 2
Just an interesting alley way
Pretty sign and fall leaves
...and of course yummy cupcakes to end an amazing day.

That's all folks. Hope you enjoyed my little adventure in Old Town Alexandria. 
Have a great thanksgiving.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Kelly: Island Chic

Hey guys, it's been a while I had a fashionista style feature, and I thought I'd end this week with a feature from a fab style blogger, Kelly. A New York based style blogger and mom, Kelly is the brain behind Island Chic 77. From girly to edgy, to sleek and uber chic, Kelly's style is a force to reckon with. Here is what the fashionista had to say about her style.

Kelly says:

Growing up I've always loved fashion. As a little girl my mom would fix my hair and I would complain if she combed it in the same style twice in a row. When I came to the states and started working in the fashion district I began experimenting with different fashion trends, mixing high end with low end clothes. I decided to start a fashion blog since women were constantly stopping me inquiring about what I was wearing. This was the best decision I ever made, because ever since that day I found my happy place. 

As a fashion editor/blogger I definitely try to be authentic as possible. I would say my style is a reflection of my mood and personality. It's definitely a combination of feminine and edgy. It's so necessary to have your own sense of style especially when there are so many bloggers doing the same thing.I honestly love what I do;and although I'm inspired everyday by other female bloggers, I always make the look my own. I never just pile on trends. I make sure I stay true to my overall style, which is what separates me and why I believe my followers keep coming back.
How chic is she! Her coat game is to die for and I absolutely love her short hair do. 

Are you guys loving Kelly as much as I am? Please leave a comment below and let me know. Have a fab weekend.


Friday, November 04, 2016

Intersection of friends, food, and music: Berklee Music Jazz Festival


 I was randomly going through my computer, when I came across  pictures that I took at the Berklee Jazz Festival last year. Scrolling through the pictures brought back memories of the festival, and despite being a year late, I am still going to go ahead and share the pictures with you all. Enjoy...

It was a gorgeous day with unbeliveable clear blue skies

My first stop was the public library. I always read Things Fall Apart yearly, and it was time for my yearly  read ( I have since them bought my own copy)

When I was done at the library, I noticed these couples (note the other couple behind)taking wedding pictures. This must be a popular wedding pic spot
Selfie time. My red lipstick is vanity raine by Coloured Raine

The slogan for this restuarant couldn't explain the day any better

Old fashioned soda sounds like a good idea

Ran into my girl, Ola

After indulging in some yummy Jamaican cuisine,and meeting up with my friend, Yumi, it was time for some jazz music

I caught a few performances, but Ledisi's was the most enjoyable for me, and I even caught it on video
We snuck in an usie while watching Ledisi
Then we checked out some cool vendors! I want all these skirts
I copped myself a cool "JAZZ FESTIVAL" t shirt
Yellow Lambogini!! I want!
...and of course, I couldn't resist this mural wall
Why do I look so pissed. Lol!
Yumi joined in on the mural wall fun
So did Miss O
My friends weren't able to get food at the festival, so we made our way to a Jamaican restaurant and headed to Yumi's to watch a good old romcom, "Something New". The perfect end to my already perfect day was ice cream, and that was exactly what we did--yummy yum ice cream to sign off the day.

That's all folks. Don't forget to check out my "Think Pink" post to learn the steps involved in a breast self-exam.

 Have a fab weekend.