Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ka'She Natural Luxury

Alright, let's be clear: I am not a natural hair blogger. I take care of my hair, but tend to stick with what I know and what's easiest. For me, that usually means braids, or some other style with extensions. One thing with having my hair in braids with synthetic hair, is that it's hard to keep my natural hair moisturized. So, whenever I take my braids out, getting and keeping my hair hydrated is my number one concern. 

Enter: Ka'She Natural Luxury, a line of all natural hair care products. Ka'She is a black-owned business with organic, toxin free hair and skin care products designed by a team of pharmaceutical scientists. They know what the body needs and have used only the finest ingredients to craft a high quality product. The Ka'She team sent me the Daily Conditioning Hair Moisturizer and Leave-In Conditioner to try, and this is a winning combo. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Favorite Carryalls

Whenever you see me out and about, I'm either carrying a ridiculously small bag or a ridiculously large one. While I am a big fan of my North Face backpack, it will never be the bag to tie a look together. So, on days where I am interested in functionality and style, I tend to go with one of my carryall totes. 

My absolute favorite tote is this one from Apolis. They have built a brand around this incredibly durable and good looking tote. I got this my first year of college for I think $70 (and that totally put a hurtin on my pocket back then), but it has been the single most used item I have ever purchased. This is my go-to grocery bag and it can fit everything ever, which is good and bad because sometimes it gets to be bit too heavy, but that's okay. The bag can hold at least 135lbs (!), has a waterproof lining so any food spills are super easy to clean, and the artisans who make these bags receive Fair Trade wages. 10/10 would recommend.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5 Wearable Spring/Summer 2018 Trends

polka dots

1. Polka dots. One of the most playful prints of all time will have a strong showing this spring and summer. If you kept up with recent coverage of Paris fashion week, all of your favorite fashion women were seen wearing polka dots to ring in the warmer seasons.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Blues

Confession: I have a thing for coats. Having grown up in Chicago, I know the value of a solid winter coat and also the value of a good looking wool coat for those not-as-frigid days. There is something so cool about seeing someone whose coat adds to their look. Enter: this gem of a coat from J. Crew. I stalked it for weeks, waiting for it to go on sale, for my size to come back in stock, for it to be on sale and in my size. One day, it randomly worked out and I got this coat for 30% off. I knew I wanted an office appropriate coat, but I also wanted something that wouldn't age me. So, I thought this coat was a happy medium of being sleek and work-appropriate, but it being navy instead of black with the piping kept it young and fun. This coat also has a belt, but I like to wear it open to take advantage of the movement of it.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate chip banana anything is pretty much my favorite. Bread, muffins, shakes, all so good. I have been making these muffins for a while now, but I usually have three or so recipes open in different tabs, then mix and match the ingredients that I think make baking sense. Last time I made these treats, I decided to document my process and share it with you all. These muffins are soft, fluffy, and non-vegan approved.