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Little Black “Dress”?

by 17 Sep 2016

Fashion week in NYC this year was exhausting for me! The running around, the parking, the public transportation, forgetting my camera on multiple days, etc. had your girl almost losing her mind but I’ll cover that in the next post, my NYFW SS17 recap.

I found myself sticking to a black theme for most of the days of my attendance. When it comes to my wardrobe, black is my absolute favorite color. Classic, always chic, and positively timeless, black is pretty much a no-brainer for any type of special event, especially if you have no clue what to wear. I received many inquiries about this “dress” that I wore and what’s interesting is that it isn’t a dress at all! See the pic below:

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I decided to wear this sleeveless duster waterfall jacket cinched at the waist with a bejeweled belt. Before I put it on, I removed the belt loops on the side with minimal difficulty.  I kept the accessories simple, finishing of the look with black, patent leather pumps (worth every penny!), a gold watch and a sparkly black clutch.  Wish I had better pics but, like I mentioned earlier, I forgot my camera so I had to use the camera phone.  🙁  Still getting the hang of this blogging, so bear with me! I’m going to do better guys, Scout’s Honor lol! 🙂 Nevertheless, details of  the look are below!

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Duster “Dress” (similar, nearly identical): Click Here!

Purse: Click Here!

Belt (similar): Click Here!

Shoes: Click Here!

 

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Sisterhood Of The Wrap Queens

by 01 Sep 2016

Let’s get into this thing called sisterhood.  Doesn’t have to be actual siblings, family members or even long time friends.  True sisterhood goes beyond all of the obvious components.  When you decide to take time out of your schedule to help out your sister solely because of her genuine spirit – sisterhood.  When that happenstance breeds a lasting friendship – sisterhood.  When one doesn’t bat an eye when asked to assist an aspiring blogger – sisterhood.  When conversations (via text, phone or in person) are filled with encouragement, hilarious jokes, sharing of dreams, visions and even disappointments – sisterhood.  I met Kelly on Instagram and had the pleasure of working with her in the launch of her company Wrap Queen. From then on, we kept in frequent contact and she has been one of the many driving forces behind me finally getting this blog up and running! Remember, using your knowledge and experience to help another woman rise or simply supporting your fellow sister doesn’t dull your sparkle; it actually forces it to shine brighter! Women supporting women always warms my heart. Now that’s the true spirit of sisterhood.

Make sure to check out http://wrapqueen.com for more amazing head wraps!

Pants: hm.com  |  Top & Bra: nastygal.com | Booties: Schutz-shoes.com

 

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I cut it all off!

by 16 Aug 2016

So I decided to go natural. Well, back to natural hair.  My best friend had been trying to persuade me for years to return to my natural hair but I had every excuse in the book, one of the biggest ones being that I had 4C hair and it would be too hard to manage. In addition, my relaxed hair was healthy and super easy to maintain. However, after my birthday last October, I decided that I wanted a drastic change.  What could be more drastic than returning to my roots? So I went for it and began transitioning in November 2015.

The one thing that I thought for sure was that I would absolutely never wear my hair short and natural – a TWA was not for me.  So I had every protective style you could think of lol! Then about a month ago, I took out some crotchet braids that I was rocking for some time.  I looked in the mirror, looked at the relaxed ends and grabbed a pair of scissors and went to work!  I looked crazy lol! But my natural hair was full, a decent length and… EXTREMELY coarse. Yikes! Wish I had some before pics but, as you can see below, it was long enough to braid very easily. I wore wigs for a couple more weeks before I decided to get this haircut.

I needed a fresh start in so many ways.  They always say that a woman that cuts her hair is about to change her life and I am a living example of that! I was petrified but I needed this. I went to Vernon Scott, a noted celebrity barber, to get my hair cut and though I thought I was going to pass out when I saw the finished product, I felt liberated. Like a new woman. Like I could take on ANYTHING. There is so much newness going on in my life right now and this was the perfect way to kick it off. I am overwhelmed just thinking about it. And I am so excited about my natural hair journey.  So if you were ever thinking about starting fresh and cutting it all off – GO FOR IT! I promise, you’ll feel like a new woman. 🙂

Check out my iPhone (forgot my camera) selfies and pics below!

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New Beginnings…

by 16 Aug 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to Cocoa’s world!  I can’t believe that I am writing my first official blog post-excited is an understatement! I have wanted to start a blog for years but allowed so many things to get in the way (we’ll discuss that in another post). I have finally decided to begin and I am ready now more than ever! Join me on my blogging journey-I have so much in store for you all! Any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. And don’t forget to check out the “About Me” section to learn a bit more about moi and the purpose of this blog. Outfit details below…

Can you tell I’m ready for Fall? This white capelet from Nasty Gal has been a favorite of mine and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve worn it since I purchased it. The dry cleaner is its second home! I paired it with one of my favorite, curvy girl jeans from Asos and leopard sandals from Steve Madden. Oh and about this hair Honey? See you in the next post! 🙂

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