Thrift Store Finds: Paying Homage to the "Around the Way Girl"

Photo Cred: Antonio Diggs @80shots
Hair: Natasha Love @hairnlove

The “Around the Way Girl” is fun, smart, chill, and confident. She’s the one that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with. Her style is effortless; it exudes sexiness without showing skin or spending hours in shoes that more than likely will hurt your feet than give you attention.

On my way to Brunch a couple of weeks ago, I paid homage to the Around the Way Girl, while adding a skylar flare to it. I wore a BCBG puffer jacket with a plain white blouse and black vintage high waisted jeans. I took it a step further by wearing tiny red-tinted shades, bookbag purse, and wore my hair in a high ponytail to complete the look.

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

Accessories Highlight:
Tiny red-tinted shades came from the wish app, and bookbag purse came from TJMAXX.

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Creme Sugar Scrub

I’m an advocate for exfoliating your skin! There are times when our skin goes through a season of dryness, and we need an occasional body scrub to help revitalize and restore new skin cells. Some of your local Spa’s offer this type of treatment, But if you are on a budget, like me, then applying Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Creme Sugar Scrub two to three times a week will suffice. This product can successfully remove dead skin cells and encourages natural cell renewal while keeping the skin moisturized. I use a significant amount on my palms and gently rotate in a circular motion on my body for one minute and then wash off with warm water. After each use, my skin feels soft, smooth, and moisturized.

Four Main Ingredients:
Sucrose (Sugar)- Stearate that fills in tiny spaces between the cells improving the skin’s texture.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil) – detoxifies the skin by pulling out toxins that help get rid of acne.
Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride- creates a barrier on the skin’s surface, which helps to reduce skin dryness.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)- is an emollient and moisturizer that hydrates and smooths the skin.

Shea Moisture Daily Moisture Hydration Creme Sugar Scrub

CLOSE THE DEAL IN STYLE

Photo Cred: Antonio Diggs @80shots
Hair: Natasha Love @hairnlove

While attending a meeting, the goal is to close the deal or pick up a new client. Accomplishing these tasks in person takes preparation and confidence. Confidence is all about how you feel and look. Wearing an outfit that you feel comfortable in will have you strutting in the office with your head held high, saying that “I GOT THIS.” And, that is what I did last week at a meeting with a potential partner wearing a Max Studio patterned dress that had a tie in the front.

Max Studio Dress came from:
2nd Ave Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192