• Fashion

    How to Transition a Summer Dress for Fall

    Fall is coming!!! Who’s super excited?? This girl!!! Fall is literally my favorite season. Fall home decor, pumpkin scented everything, and football season!! But I especially love to dress for this season. It’s time slowly transition fall clothing like sweaters, blazers, and boots. One thing I love to do is styling my pieces in different ways. Versatility is a must whenever I buy an article of clothing. I especially love transition a summer dress for Fall. Yalana, how can I transition a summer dress for fall? Good question. In my opinion, you can wear any summer dress. Floral, slip dress, and…

  • Fashion

    How to Look Chic in Biker Shorts

    It looks like the biker shorts trend is here to stay…at least for another year. It’s understandable because they’re easy to wear and you can put them on with a graphic t-shirt then call it a day. Were you apprehensive about this trend like myself? You always thought wearing biker shorts were for younger women? I too wondered how to I look chic in biker shorts. Then I found the cutest pair of biker shorts from Forever 21. You read that right…Forever 21!!! I don’t normally shop at Forever 21 but I couldn’t say no to these lace trim biker shorts.…

  • Fashion

    The Happiest Color to Boost Your Spirits

    The color, yellow has appeared everywhere in 2020. It’s the IT color for the summer. I personally love the color because it lifts my mood as soon as I wear it. It’s literally the happiest color to boost your spirits!!! With people still being stuck in their homes and the protests are taking place, it’s so easy to find yourself in a funk. One way that I like to lift my spirits is through fashion and color plays a huge part. With so many colors in the spectrum, yellow stands out the most. So why is yellow considered the happiest color…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Inspiring Quotes of Encouragement

    Times are trying for many people, even for me at times. For instance, whether it’s the pandemic or a demanding job, frustration and stress happens. When I’m in a funk, I need a reminder that even though times are tough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Above all, I choose to look to the bright side when I have stressful days. For example, reading and reciting inspiring quotes of encouragement daily gets me through those moments. I came up with a list of my favorite scriptures and quotes of encouragement. Thought I could share them with…

  • Fashion

    The Perfect Date Night Dress

    Are you looking for the perfect date night dress with hubby or bae? Something that’s cute, sexy, and classy at a budget? This dress is for you! My husband and I do not have many opportunities to go out. Rona, I’m looking at you!! When we do, I have to get cute because being stuck in the house has made me lazy. I went shopping for a dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding (future post in the works) when I found this dress. And guess where it came from…Charlotte Russe!!! I haven’t shopped at this store in a while because I feel…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Affordable Black Owned Businesses to Support: Part 2

    Hey people!!! Long time, no see! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks but I’m back! I received so much feedback on my black owned businesses blog post. So I decided to come up with another post for black owned businesses to support for my budgetnistas and budgetnistos. Lol!! Plus you can never have too many options, am I right?? These companies range from natural hair care, fashion, and accessories, so here you go: Sassy Jones – If you’re looking for statement jewelry that’s full of color, this is for you! This business has everything from earrings and necklaces to handbags…

  • Lifestyle

    7 Useful Ways to Deal with Emotional Distress

    2020 has been overwhelming. The coronavirus pandemic is still around and cases are increasing, especially in the South. With that going on, who knew a racial pandemic would also happen in the midst of Covid-19. Seeing my Black brothers and sisters are being killed senselessly is heartbreaking. However, I’m grateful for the many people outside of my race that are speaking up and fighting alongside us for the cause. Even though I try to be hopeful about the progress made so far, it can take an emotional toll. It’s a struggle to not let these troubling events make your spirit heavy…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Affordable Black Owned Fashion and Hair Businesses

    A couple of years ago, I had a bad experience at a nail salon. I regularly go to this nail salon every two weeks to get my usual, a gel manicure. At this visit, the nail tech was very tough on my fingers. She filed my nails and cut my finger!! As I’m preparing to pay for her services, I was charged full price!! I was in shock because I came in to relax and left with a bloody finger and unsatisfied feeling. Venting to my friend led me to find a black owned nail tech ASAP. I found one and…

  • Lifestyle

    Dear America, We’re Tired

    This past week has been an emotional roller coaster in America. We’ve witnessed another unarmed, Black man killed in the hands of a police officer. 4 police officers murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis. I can’t bring myself to watch the video and I don’t plan on ever watching it. I’ve went through so many feelings from anger to sadness to feeling fearful. I’ve never prayed so hard for my husband until now and I PRAY HARD FOR MY HUSBAND! I was going to stick to a post on Instagram and Facebook but this is still heavy in my spirit so I’m…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Last Minute Memorial Day Sales

    Happy Memorial Day!!! A day that we choose to remember those who risked their lives to serve our country (moment of silence). It’s also a day filled with BBQ, a trip to the park, and online shopping sales. But you realized you haven’t done any shopping for Memorial Day sales and you had ALLLLLLLL weekend. You start thinking, “Dang it!! I’m too late!” I’ve been there since I’m the queen of procrastination. Lol!! But have no fear!!! I got you boo!! I came up with a list of Memorial Day Sales of my favorite stores. These sales, with the exception of…