Keep It Cool

From On February 11, 2016

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A little light layering for these cooler temps. Still keeping in line with my “Wear Pink Every Day Leading Up To My Birthday” agenda.

What I Wore: Zara Blazer (old), H&M tank, DIY leggings, Love,Cortnie ‘Nicole’ Bucket Bag (last one HERE) & ‘Be Mine’ Heart Keychain (HERE), Ann Taylor booties (old), vintage necklace from Atlantis Dry Goods

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

StyleLust Pages: Keep It Cool

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No Red Heart

From On February 8, 2016

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I spent the last couple of days with the flu. Yesterday in particular was like death. I literally whined all day. But when I woke up the following day I could have done a cartwheel because it no longer hurt to move! Ugh! But I eventually ventured out to take some pics. Of course, it was kind of cold. Not the best for someone trying to recover from the flu.

What I Wore: J.Crew sweater (old), Express blazer (old) & pants (old), Love,Cortnie ‘Ashleigh’ clutch (HERE)

StyleLust Pages: No Red Heart

StyleLust Pages: No Red Heart

StyleLust Pages: No Red Heart

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Buttoned Down

From On February 4, 2016

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Can we just stop for a minute and take a look at this dress? No really, look at it. I mean…this is just perfection. A simple kind of sexy. I felt ah-mazing in this. I originally wanted it in the blush pink, but waited too long to get my pink-lovin’ little hands on it and missed out. But I NEEDED this dress so this color worked just fine. The fabric is so soft and I love how it can be unbuttoned or buttoned to wherever you want. I can’t say enough about it. And I sure will get it in pink if it becomes available again. My gawd. *insert heart-eyed emoji* Bravo, Karla. Bravo.

What I Wore: Line By K dress, Love,Cortnie ‘Cotton Candy’ Mini (HERE), Stuart Weitman heels (HERE)

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StyleLust Pages: Buttoned Down

StyleLust Pages: Buttoned Down

StyleLust Pages: Buttoned Down

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W.U.W.: My Hair Care Routine

From On February 3, 2016

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Happy Wednesday, y’all! Today’s “What’s Up Wednesday” post is going to be all about my hair. I get a lot of questions about my hair routine. It’s really pretty simple. I try to keep it as low key as possible. I’ve mentioned it on social media before, but if you weren’t aware I decided to go natural last year. My last perm was in late February. After moving to Miami I found it close to impossible to wear my hair straight. I had visited a number of times before and each time was a challenge for my hair. So I figured that if I wasn’t going to be wearing it straight, why keep perming it? So I stopped.

It has almost been a year and I’ve had almost 6 inches of new growth at this point. But you could never tell because the shrinkage. is. real. It’s hard to tell how long my hair is because it shrinks so much. As my hair grows out I try to trim off the permed ends from time to time. I shoot for every other month. I’ve been really lucky to be able to make the transition smoothly without having to cut it all off. My poof pictured above…the ends are permed. You would never know that though because my ends are curly. So they blend pretty seamlessly with my new growth. You may not see it too well because this poof is a few days old and has been picked out a bit.

But let’s get on to what I put in it! I wash and condition my hair with Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner (HERE). If I’m wearing it in my signature poof I just pull it up into a high ponytail. If I want to do something fancy I’ll use flexi rods, perm rods or bantu knots. I moisturize with coconut oil. It’s one of the first things I put on my hair after it is washed. I also use Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (HERE) in combination with it. I try to wash every other week and every other week I deep condition with Palmer’s Deep Conditioning Protein Pack (HERE). My hair LOVES this stuff! I’ll put a bag on my head and leave it on for maybe an hour. It really makes my curls pop. All of these things can be found at your local Target or beauty supply store.

But that’s really it! I don’t blow dry my hair ever. I always let it air dry. I also moisturize it with a little coconut oil and water maybe every other day or when it feels dry. And at night I keep my hair up, but kept very loosely. I tie a scarf around my head and put a satin bonnet over my poof. What products do you swear by?

If you missed the last two W.U.W. posts you can check out what I plan to do more of in 2016 HERE & how my brand got its start HERE.

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Gravitate To Gray

From On February 1, 2016

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Happy February, guys! So I went to the mall last week for the first time in a while and walked into Zara. I’m browsing at my on pace when this dress catches my eye. I made a b-line straight to it. I don’t know if it was the print (kind of reminds me of a Coogi sweater from the 90’s, lol), the color combo, the style or maybe a combo of all three, but I LOVED it. Can’t wait to wear it again with a pair of cute sandals.

What I Wore: Zara dress, Love,Cortnie ‘Color Me Roll Down’ Clutch in camel (HERE), Schutz shoes (old), MAC lipstick in Morange (HERE)

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StyleLust Pages: Gravitate To Gray

StyleLust Pages: Gravitate To Gray

StyleLust Pages: Gravitate To Gray

StyleLust Pages: Gravitate To Gray

StyleLust Pages: Gravitate To Gray

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