THRIFT STORE FINDS: CUTE & COMFY

Sometimes in life, you want to chill but look cute doing it. I recently met up with a couple of friends for lunch, and I just wanted to wear something comfortable. So, my look for the day was an Old Navy high-waisted blue denim cut-off ankle jeans with a classic button-down shirt and gray Adrienne Vittadini shoes. Of course, it was my turn to pay; I carried my wallet in a red vintage Liz Claiborne purse. I had a great time catching up with my friends in style.

Jeans came from:
2nd Avenue Value Stores
6307 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748

Blouse and Purse came from:
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

For Shoes:
Follow @only1ofakind46 for vintage clothing

THRIFT STORE FINDS: ON MY WAY TO BRUNCH!

On my way to Brunch, I wore a floral pattern one shoulder ruffle dress that has an asymmetrical hem with a big pink leather and straw tote purse. This is the perfect outfit to catch-up with your BFF in as you guys enjoy a pitcher of sangria.

Dress and Purse came from:
2nd Avenue Value Stores
8750 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

THRIFT STORE FINDS: VINTAGE DRIP

Even though there’s nowhere to go, I genuinely enjoy putting on an outfit to go to trader joes. Last week, I sashayed down the aisle with a cream-colored belted high-waisted jeans paired with a cut-up v-neck tank top and black sandals. I was a little overdressed at trader joes, but getting dressed up has brought me comfort during this quarantine.

V-Neck Tank Top came from:    
2nd Ave Value Stores
8750 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309                                                                                              
Belted High-Waisted Jeans came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

A NEW WAY TO CELEBRATE IN 2020!

A NEW WAY TO CELEBRATE IN 2020!

2020 has been one hell of a year! Who would have thought that coming close to your loved ones without a face mask could be considered a life and death situation? My birthday has just passed, and the last thing I wanted to do was stare at a screen on another zoom chat. I was fortunate for DC to be in phase two of reopening, which meant outdoor dining. I booked a rooftop reservation with three of my friends at the Delegate. I must say that this was a vibe, the ambiance was great, the view was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and they played 90s Hip Hop and R&B along with Reggae. After being cooped up in the house for the past four months, I truly appreciated this time to safely celebrate with my friends. I felt comfortable eating outside. We wore our face masks to our table and was able to take it off once we sat down. The Delegate made everything safe for their guests; the tables were more than six feet apart, and we used the gotab app to order and pay for our food.

For those who have Birthdays coming up and considering eating out at a rooftop, I recommend going to a place that takes proper precautions to make sure their guests are safe. I wouldn’t risk eating where there are large crowds. As of recently, COVID cases has increased, if you decide to go out, please take the proper measures to ensure your safety.

Reserve a Table at THE DELEGATE

A SIT DOWN WITH SHANNY B DISCUSSING BEDROOM KANDI & KANDI KOATED PRODUCT LINE

A SIT DOWN WITH SHANNY B DISCUSSING BEDROOM KANDI & KANDI KOATED PRODUCT LINE

Shantuana Bryant, best known as Shanny B, is a Bedroom Kandi Consultant from the DC region. Bedroom Kandi is a line designed for the exploration of intimacy. It is designed to uplift, empower, and educate. Bedroom Kandi products are of high quality, vegan-friendly, and all-natural! Which is why I love the product line so much! They offer more than just bedroom accessories; they offer bath and body products as well as cosmetics through their Kandi Koated cosmetics line. Their products don’t discriminate; they are for everyone regardless of gender. Explore your inner sexy with Shanny B!

Check out my latest interview with Shanny B discussing Bedroom Kandi and Kandi Koated Product Line!

PURCHASE PRODUCTS NOW AT HTTPS://WWW.BEDROOMKANDI.COM/11487

THRIFT STORE FINDS: MY FAVE FIVE!

THRIFT STORE FINDS: MY FAVE FIVE!

One thing that I missed during this worldwide pandemic was my monthly trip to the thrift store. As we slowly begin to reopen, I can’t wait to venture off to the Thrift Store to pick out some unforgettable fashion pieces for you to see. For now, check out my favorite five looks.

Which look is your favorite?

HYDRATE WITH HONEY!

HYDRATE WITH HONEY!

Hair Salons are closed, and it’s up to us to maintain our appearances until this quarantine is over. My go-to-styles has been a wash-and-go, braids, and two-strand twists. My saving grace has been Camille Rose’s Honey Leave-in Conditioner. For those who are unaware of the magical powers of Honey, well, here it is! Honey is an emollient that moisturizes, locks in shine, and restores the natural luster in your hair. To get the most out of this product, I wash and condition my hair first and then apply the Honey onto damp hair with my fingers to ensure that moisture reaches every strand of my hair. The Honey has left my hair hydrated and smooth.

Five ingredients that stood out:
Honey– smooth the hair follicles, and add shine to dull hair.
Olive Fruit Oil – is rich in Vitamin E and is considered a powerful antioxidant that helps moisturize and protect hair from damage.
Aloe Leaf Juices – penetrates the hair shaft for intense moisture promoting hair growth through its richness in essential fatty acids.
Sugar Cane– rehydrates the dry scalp.
Sweet Orange Fruit Oil– improves the hair strands, smooths, and moisturizes dry strands (helps in hair growth, treats hair loss, gives hair shine, and removes dandruff.

Go to Camille Rose website for more information on their Leave-in Collection.

FBF: Out and About in NYC

FBF: Out and About in NYC

Before social distancing was a thing, I took a trip to New York for Labor Day weekend to show off my latest finds from the Thrift Store.

On Saturday night, I attended an Afrobeats and Dancehall party in honor of the West Indian Day Parade. I wore a gold sleeveless tie-front crop top blouse with ripped jeans and tan pumps from DSW clearance rack.

After dancing the night away, I was not interested in wearing heels the second day in a row to go to brunch, church, and shop. I decided to wear my converse with an orange J-Crew tie-front pleated dress and an oversized jean jacket taken from my mother’s closest.

I wore a beige vintage Dooney and Burke purse with both outfits.

Blouse, Dress, and Purse came from:
Frugalista
7609 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

GIRL TALK: BRUNCH & CONVERSATIONS

I’ve hosted my first panel discussion on Saturday, May 2, 2020, discussing life as a woman under quarantine. I had the opportunity of bringing in four amazing professionals from different industries to give their perspective on topics of Health and Wellness, Self-Care, Beauty, and Relationships. We plan to have more panel discussions in the future, but for right now, I’ve listed the panelist’s websites below for you to check out.

Ashly Brook, Future Nutritionist:
Ashly brought a wealth of knowledge about nutrition and health and wellness. Make sure you check out her website  Flicker2flames.com, and youtube channel,  Unedited Wellness.

Shantuana Bryant, HR and Media Professional
Shantuana is a true advocate of Beauty and Self-Care. Visit her page on https://www.bedroomkandi.com/11487  to purchase products for your pampering and intimate needs during this quarantine.


Kimberly Homer, Marketing and Brand Professional
Kimberly has a unique purse line that is made for the stylish individual. Go to https://themodernmosaiccollection.com/ to purchase your very own statement piece and use the code GirlTalk30 to receive 30% off of your first purchase. 

Kirstan Crawley, Media Enthusiast , Follow her on Instagram @industrykirs


Thrift Store Finds: THAT DRESS FROM A 90’S SITCOM

I love finding fashion from the past at the thrift store. Growing up in the ’90s, I watched shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, A Different World, Save by the Bell, and many others. I always wanted to be “that girl” wearing “that dress” on a first date or a night out with the girls. This vintage crimson velvet dress has the perfect “wow” factor that I use to hear the audience scream “whoo” to Hillary going to the playboy mansion, Lisa’s date with Will, or to Pam’s many outings with Gina. I wasn’t able to wear this dress due to the pandemic, but I’ll be sure to wear this in the fall.

Dress came from:
The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center
1590 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852