Monday, November 17, 2014

Memoirs of the Mane

Morning!

  
This summer I decided to not get my 'back to school' perm and make the attempt to walk away from the creamy crack and transition my hair back to it's natural state. 


                                                                             Why? 
Something just clicked. I loved the curls and waves that I sported this summer, but once I knew that I had to go back to work my mind automatically went to "I have to do my hair". For the first time it bothered me that I didn't think my summer hair couldn't continue throughout the year - that straightening my hair would seem more professional. I never thought of these things before, but this summer it hit me - and when I went to the salon my stylist was shocked when I said "no need for the perm, I'm good". 




It's been 4 months and I like feeling the small curls sprouting. I love feeling the new growth, even if it's just a little bit. I'm doing my best to get comfortable with the volume of curls and the crash of waves after a twist out or braid out. Since I was never a product junkie before, I'm a bit freaked out about the amount of products I've been using recently. I feel like a student again because all I do is read articles and look at tutorials to learn different techniques. 

What makes this transition even easier is that I have a job that doesn't have an undercurrent of hair privilege, which makes allows me to just rock my hair without feeling judged. What happens next? Who knows, I'm just in the moment and down for the journey.

~Luvin' My Curves


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Monday, November 3, 2014

What J is Jonesin' For: This & That

Morning!

Recently I've cut my shopping budget so I focus on investing in experiences. I'm bittersweet about it, I love playing with shoes, clothes and accessories but I'm deeply in tune with traveling the world and learning new things even more. I picked a few things that I'm looking at this month, any more than 5 and I might relapse on my shopping diet. :)



From l to r:

Perforated Ankle Boot Purple is this girl's best friend. I like the small detail of the side perforations and would pair this with a cute skirt. Hooray for Lane Bryant's shoe game!

Gaztec Ipad Case I believe in being professional but not being boring. Colors excite me, and patterns spur creativity in me even during a long meeting. I might have to invest in this funky ipad cover. (Eclectic Chique)

Lace Top Skater Dress I could do this for Thanksgiving dinner. Cute cut and covers the dinner tummy. (Simply Be)

Luciana Leather Over the Knee Boot *heavy sigh* I'm going to call these "Bad Gyal Boots" - these are so naughty!

Flat Twists I'd eventually would like to master flats twists because standing in front of the mirror with sore arms is not my idea of fun. I know practice makes perfect so I hope with some more practice this month I can make a flat twist that doesn't remind me of a bad joke. (Blackhair.about.com)


~Luvin' My Curves



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Falling Leaves

Morning!

The leaves are turning and so is my wardrobe. It's time to put away the sandals (pouty face) and break out the boots. As I pulled out my boot box, I got a bit excited about all the different ways I would be infusing them into my wardrobe this season. It's one of the last days of warmer weather  so I  felt like I could get away with no tights before it gets too cold.

                              Dress: Burlington Coat Factory; Boots: Avenue; Necklace: Torrid



~Luvin' My Curves


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Balancing Act

Morning!


 I can't believe it's been so long since my last post ( I didn't even post for my 32nd birthday!!!), actually I can believe I guess I just don't want to. Trust me, I love blogging - I love expressing myself through writing, I love sharing my style journey with you all and I love reading about all of yours. But my journey in both my professional and personal life are going in a direction that makes it harder to blog like I used to.


In the words of my students "So what does that mean?"

Remember the good old days when I blogged 3 times a week? Well, I'm not there anymore, once a week is something that I feel confident I can do. I'm still here & here...being silly, connecting and evolving.

I never set out on this journey to the be the  most popular, get the most likes, etc. -  I'm just a big girl defying the rules that folks with small minds created. I appreciate those who still reach out, those who keep asking me to keep blogging and throw my voice in the ring, thank you for still rocking with me, it's so appreciated.

~Luvin' My Curves