Ultimate Travel & Packing List – Part 2 

Check out my full list of packing & travel tips here. One of the first things I do is check the weather and then I look up the Fashion & Style Norms for the country. Next week I will be traveling to London, England for the first time. I went on Pinterest and searched: “London Outfit…

Kerry Washington’s OPI Collection 

Kerry Washington has a beautiful line of nail polish colors with OPI coming out this Fall: Check out swatches below: I’m most excited about the browns, the olive green and the orange.

Mademoiselle C

I just finished watching the documentary Mademoiselle C about Carine Roitfeld, the former Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris. The documentary shares her journey as she exited Vogue to launch her own magazine CR. I enjoy watching and reading about other industries and sectors. It’s important because it helps me to think differently about challenges…

Pins of the Week 

These painted pine cones are adorable for a table centerpiece or they’d also look great in glass vase!  For all my side hustlers & entrepreneurs, this is a handy guide to writing a business plan.  Radical love… I believe that God’s love is radical & try to practice radically loving others.  Love this outfit! I’d…

Pins of the Week – Visual Inspiration

I was an early adopter of Pinterest.  Even before Pinterest, I used to collect magazine and design book inspiration into massive binders. Pinterest is a visual “mood” board in a sense and there are thousands (maybe even millions) of users who also collect images there.  Every Sunday, I’m going to share my favorite pins of…

Web Roundup

First lady Michelle Obama looks stunning in this gold dress. Consider rocking shimmery gold this holiday season. Here are a few things around the web to take a look at: How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/how-writing-things-down-can-change-your-life.html 70 Affirmations To Help You Stay Positive, Focused & Motivated: http://happyblackwoman.com/70-affirmations-to-help-you-stay-positive-focused-and-motivated/ I subscribe to Fast Company…

Modesty is Beautiful

I had the opportunity to see Imaan Ali at a fashion show recently and fell in love with her style. She’s a beautiful Muslim woman who started Hijablog in 2008. So many times, women think that they have to show a lot of skin to be attractive and appealing and Imaan reminds us that we…

American Hijab Design Contest

My husband & I went to the American Hijab Design Contest this past week. He served as one of the judges. You can learn more about the contest here: http://americanhijab.wordpress.com/faq/ Here are some of the entries before we actually saw them brought to life on the models:     Here are some photos from the event:…

Michelle Obama…Wow!

First Lady Michelle Obama looked amazing at the Nickleodeon Kid’s Choice Awards: According to one of my favorite blogs Mrs. O (http://mrs-o.com/) The First Lady is wearing a Wes Gordon Spring 2012 Ready to Wear blazer, along with Helmut Lang foil wash jeans. I check Mrs O. regularly for stylesperation… My dress style is pretty…

Friday Five: Around The Web

Here are some interesting links around the web: 1. DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension) Diet voted best overall compared to 25 of the most popular diet plans for 2012. http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/01/dash-diet-named-best-overall-could-it-work-for-you/. I have high blood pressure, so I’m going to be working on this for the upcoming year! 2. Breast Feeding & Pumping At Work Now…

First Lady’s $86 Dress!

Today is my first day back at work without the students and I’m thinking about what I’m going to wear. One of my style icons is Michelle Obama. I love First Lady Michelle Obama because she wears $86 dresses! Sara Jessica Parker once said “Fashion is not a luxury,” and I couldn’t agree more. True…

New Glasses

Since my glasses broke, I’m thinking about what look I’d like to go for with the new glasses. Here were my past options (always plastic): These were off-brand Pearl Vision glasses. Plastic turtoise. These were my beloved black Baby Phat glasses. I was in love with the rhinestones at the corner of each eye. So…