All posts tagged: bostonblogger

Why You Should Wear Lingerie Even In 30 Degree Weather!

Reason 1 It’s sexy and stylish ! Reason 2 A pick me up! Reason 3 Another exciting piece to the collection Reason 4 Nobody has to know! Imagine walking around all regular but you know underneath you Cat Woman and shit……a MOMENT! (unless of course you want to walk around with one sleeve off) Reason 5 Because Quanasia Graham said so and tells us how to style them!!I mean seriously most of the time when we force ourselves to look decent it’s to avoid scaring by passers and or co-workers. It would be a rough life if we always looked how we felt. I’d like to  think I found a balance over the years of looking presentable but also making efforts to look and feel good when no-one else is watching. In the end It’s about a feeling. That brings me to this post.  I love to wear lingerie under my outfits.  Is this a new invention? Nope, but dammit it feels sooo good! Especially the days that feel like they are never ending.  Or …

Just chill

Yesterday was Day 2 of Boston Calling and it was a super chill day and the vibes were good. I’m certain that Mother Nature bringing us sun was one of the reasons. Barely any room to walk, I tip toed and zigzagged around napping, laying and eating folks on the ground. A good problem to have seeing that the day before laying down wasn’t even an option.  I set out to capture some street style, ask questions and head out, but I ended up having genuine and purposeful convos with folks and made that priority over exchanging an IG or email. Of course that was done once or twice, but the point is sometimes you set out for one thing and end up getting something totally left and heart filling at that.  I’d like to speak for everyone there and say that we were being medicated. Music does something to the soul that indescribable and only a music lover can non verbally understand. In theses last two days, not once was there a fight or …

Gingham Mami- all the must buys!

I heard gingham is “trending” aka they pulled it out the classic archives. Here’s the thing… it’s at least the 5th or 6th time it’s been re-trending since I was like 8/9 years old. How do I remember ? Because my aunt who was my fashion icon had a beautiful flowy  gingham red dress that was off the shoulder. That was my intro to gingham and since then have been a fave. BUT let’s talk about quality because some prints are just plain ugly and very cheap looking. Here’s my aunt in “94”with the dress!! She just sent it.(I never forget a dope outfit!) I love you toooo  much to let you go and  pick up just any kind so I picked a few faves that are classic and will live past the “trend season”. When you shop with a purpose there is no going out of style. These two pics are styled by me from an event I had with Shake Shack Newbury called “Shakes & Silhouettes” last month.   *pic credentials on IG* …

Tunnel Vision 

“My momma told me boy make a decision right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision”~ Kodak Black The goal is to do it all at the same damn time. Says the princess in the fairytale being fed grapes with her foot up with no kids lol. When I’m killing it in one area another area is neglected at least a little bit. I have been booked with styling gigs and had to pick my head back up to touch up on other things in life. Like the gym, gaining weight(yes because my butt is getting small from working a lot and not eating enough.) “I like nice curves and I cannot lie”😂😂👌🏾🙌🏾😀 When I think of tunnel vision I think about my college days when I was working a full time job and getting good grades and starting a side business. Those days remind me that I got comfortable because I can do wayyy more with a little more planning and focus. We need a reminder sometimes.So anywho I’ve been thinking about tunnel vision …

Thank you….maybe

You ever give a compliment to someone and their reaction/response or lack there of had you rethinking where you went wrong? Like “No not your social security number or address…..your blouse girl your blouse! it’s cute”. I’m hella friendly, severely talkative and a compliment giver since a kid.  I remember being in Kings Plaza Mall as a kid and my mother literally pulling me behind her  with my sister giving me that “Shut Up!” stare as I try to finish a conversation and a compliment. Compliments do more for me than me trying to do for the person. I realize they make it about someone else for that time and not us or whatever problems we could be facing. So whether I get a response I like or not I’m still gonna dish out genuine compliments. “You get a compliment! You get a compliment! *Oprah’s voice and hand gesture*. No but seriously I’ve learned for some it goes back to upbringing and personality. I’ve met people who expressed that their lack of confidence made it …

NYE Mami Who dis?!

Location:  Boston Playlist: Drake Ft. Future “Grammy”, Drake Ft.  Jay Z. “Pound Cake”, Mayorkun “Eleko” Suggested Playlist while you view post: Beyoncé “Party” Celebration: Another year of life aka New Year’s Eve Baby! Dress: H&M So this year I vowed not to be in the house for NYE, but most importantly to have a bangin ass dress to bring in the New Year. Because one option is never an option, I played around with this silver number for a pre celebration shoot. Street style feel with Converse for comfort chic! Last all night. Fur for a touch of Lux… Leather if you’re a bad ass| Throw Confetti in 2017 not shade! 2017 diet: Goals & Champagne!!!!! Red because BOLD is life! “Unapologetically Vain” Mixtape dropping Spring 2017 BUT Wait!!! These details are life! Parttttty Dun! Drink responsibly kids! This bad ass of a dress is from H&M and you still have time to run into your local H&M and snatch it! Get it HERE So which styling do you think I should go with?!  Street, …

Red Red Wine

Maybe fitted dresses will be my NYE thing or it’s just one of my forever  recommended NYE outfit essentials.  Last year I did this green number  with fur and the same damn  pose.  This year I’m toying  with this option and one other one that’s coming in the next pose.  If all else fails grab at least one body con dress.  Pile on, pile off; 1)Tie a shirt around your waist. 2)Throw an over sized shirt or sweater over it for a two piece look. 3) A blazer for a masculine touch Just your outer wear layer alone can make difference. I would definitely keep the denim jacket as an option if I wear this for NYE cause a fitted dress alone is just…….ummmm…. Boring. I gotta have some type of accent piece or accessory. This red red wine number caught my attention because of the velvet stripes and semi turtleneck. A lil fur for a Lux feel. Or you can do both so that you are still poppin even after the layer is off. Walk up …

Early Bird

If you follow my IG story and Snap(about to give one up soon. That’s a part time job) I get the whole staying up to date thing, but unless you have interns and assistants following you around it becomes too much. Sorry. Anywho what I was a about to say is if you watch my Ig stories and snaps you would see that I get up each day between 4:30-5:30am. Depending if I have a styling gig I’ll wake up earlier to have time to myself before my commute or time for the gym. I’ve grown to like it because 1) I don’t like staying up late. I’m an adult who has things to do so if I don’t have to be up I’m asleep. Period. 2) I get so much done. I mean serious shit especially when I’m in overdrive. 3✨💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾(My favorite one) *drum roll* I have quality time to myself everyday to reflect and enjoy the stillness that still remains before honks and cars go mad. Somedays I do tea, some days I …

Layered & Privileged

Look who decided to finally have a “Fall” outfit after layering up her Summer t shirts with sweaters and anything she can find. I’d rather be layered up than to have one to two basic pieces for Fall. Sigh…. it’s cold as heck, but I knew that was coming like it has been for the last 31 years of life yet I complain every Fall and Winter. Moving on>>>>>>>Last week or about a week and a half ago I said to myself one morning “Damn I’m tired!” Almost as if I had sympathy for myself. Within the same breath I sat up straight and said “It’s a privilege to be tired!” Here I am tired from working on an assisting styling project that whole  week everyday from like 8am-6pm and plus an additional gig where I was the lead stylist. Like the nerve of me to complain. I had to check myself like yes you are physically tired but your heart is filled. You are doing something you love, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Somebody didn’t wake …

Corner Store Mami

A corner store?  Yup a corner store! Growing up as a kid in Brooklyn my Summer memories  were Fire hydrates, Carnivals , bumping into rappers like Busta Rhymes at the local Mc Donalds and  corner store trips.  You couldn’t tell me I didn’t have the best Summers.  A few dollars would by  us quarter waters, sour powers, five peanut chews and an icy. The colors, the endless candy options was like my daily Disney.  In July while shooting this  look from NY Men’s Fashion Week, I decided to stop at a neighborhood corner store, post up and shoot. Me:  Hi I’m a blogger, * pulls out my phone and shows Instagram pics*  Can I shoot here? Owner: Sure! This is cool can I look while you shoot? This choice came about because I was tired and overdue for a switch up for a shoot location and style.  Once at the corner store, I was reminded that change is good and the spur of the moment  is sometimes the medicine to boredom(I get bored easily).  As a …