• Fashion

    Maternity Photoshoot Reveal

    I could not experience my first pregnancy without having a maternity photoshoot. The fun part about having a baby in Winter is that you can do a holiday themed photoshoot. Instead of doing the usual Christmas tree or holiday decor shoots, I thought it would be a great idea to do a rustic glam photoshoot. We were a little late with the reveal since we had to push our original shoot. But overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait for another photoshoot with baby Arielle, when she arrives. The shoot was done during my 30th…

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    Christmas Outfit Ideas: Maternity Edition

    Christmas has become my favorite holiday as of lately. This year happens to be a very busy time for me to celebrate. From holiday parties to celebrating the Christmas season with family, I have to figure what to wear. It’s certainly not easy going into your third trimester. Well have no fear, I’m here to give you inspiration. I have come up with seven outfit ideas for the Christmas holiday that is perfect for future mothers to be. A lot of the pieces came from my closet (and my husband’s lol). I also bought a few pieces that are chic, comfortable,…

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    Football Themed Gender Reveal Recap

    Hey ladies and 5 of you gentlemen!! Lol!! I’m getting a kick out of this pregnancy. I would be lying if I didn’t take a small advantage of that right now. But I’m back with a new video on my channel. My hubby and I revealed to a close knit of our family, the gender of our baby. As some of you may know, Rob and I are huge football fans. I’m a Saints fan and my husband is a Panthers fan (rolls eyes). So with football season currently happening, it made total sense to host a football themed gender reveal.…

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    Maintaining Natural Hair in Miami Vacation

    Hey ladies and gents!! Your girl has been busy at work trying to give yall consistent content. I mentioned before that I had Marley twists installed a week before my anniversary vacation. But unfortunately, I had to take them out because they were too heavy. So I took this as an opportunity to provide content on how I was maintain my natural hair in my Miami vacation. Yes, y’all!! I wore my natural hair in the hot, humidity weather in Miami. This involved various ways and hacks to care for my hair with low maintenance so I could still enjoy my…

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    Trauma to Triumph: We Were Taken (Part 2)

    I hope you guys enjoyed the Mother’s Day weekend. It was quite eventful for me. Well as promised I have a new video for you guys. Look at your girl being consistent!! For some of you who are new, I am sharing my testimony as I get unready. I got inspiration from the Church Face series at my church as I take my “church face” off and share something very personal from my life. If you have not seen part one yet, here is the link. I was also told that my skin looks great and was asked about my skincare…

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    Yalana Allen Featured on Be Your Own Kind Podcast

    Hey everyone!!! I hope your day is going well so far. I had to let y’all know that I’ve been featured on another podcast! Yes, I know…another one!! I was asked to be a part of another podcast shortly after my episode from The Happy Joy was released. It was an honor to be a special guest and I’m starting to get the hang of this podcast thing. Lol!! Yalana Allen Featured on Be Your Own Kind Podcast Just to give you a brief description of the podcast, Be Your Own Kind was created by Renita Betts. She uses her platform…

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    How to Look Chic In Green for St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is approaching this month. I don’t normally celebrate the holiday but I love to participate in dressing the part. Plus I love the color green!! Okay, okay!! I love colors but green gives my melanin skin a special glow. So I decided to show ways on how to look chic in green for St. Patrick’s Day. You will not see leprechauns or four leaf clovers in any of these looks. I just think it can look borderline cheesy. Instead, you will see how to look chic in several shades of green from subtlety to bright and vibrant to…

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    Edgy Valentine’s Day Look

    Like I mentioned before, hubby and I do not go all out for Valentine’s Day but we love to celebrate it. We normally eat in, watch a movie, and eat our favorite dessert. However, this year I am suddenly in the mood to go out. But we decided to make a tradition to do a fun activity. This year is Sunday brunch and axe throwing. So I decided to take a different route and created an edgy look that gives Valentine’s Day vibes. As much as I love to wear a dress, I always try to find different ways to look…

  • Fashion

    All White Loungewear Under $50

    Y’all know I love to wear color all year round. However, white is my favorite color to wear during winter. But since it’s not a lot of places to go, I figure I would create an all white look that is perfect for home and running errands. Of course, I’m talking about loungewear. I’m trying add more loungewear into my collection since I’m home more often and do not want to wear jeans or pajamas. All white is the perfect color for those who do not care for colors. Plus the color can boost your mood better than black. I’ve found…

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    Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her and Him

    We are less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. I know you’re thinking, “I spent so much money for my loved one for Christmas!!” Well have no fear! I came bearing an affordable gift guide that won’t break the bank but are still very thoughtful. Hubby and I do not go all out on Valentine’s Day but we still celebrate it because it’s fun to eat heart shaped pancakes and cookies. Plus pink is my favorite color so that always gives me an excuse to wear the Valentine’s themed color. Anywho, I love gifts but I also like to budget…