One Lovely Blog Award!

Hello All!

I am very pleased to inform you guys that I have been presented with the One Lovely Blog Award! A very special thank you to Alligator Toe for presenting me with this award. I am honored, and her blog is awesome, so be sure to check her out!

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Now for the recipient rules to this award:

  • Link back to the blogger that nominated you
  • Paste the award image anywhere on your blog
  • Tell us 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers you like for the award!
  • Post a comment on your nominees’ blogs telling them of their nomination!

Soooo lets get to these facts…

  1. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana (though I no longer live there, due to Hurricane Katrina)
  2. I love reading and writing. My favorite genre for novels is dystopian fiction.
  3. I have 2 tattoos, and 6 piercings
  4. I am very animated (I shun the word “dramatic” lol) My friends often tell me I should have pursued a career in acting
  5. I’ve never been on a plane before
  6. I have oddly small ears (huh? what did you say?)
  7. I dream of one day living in Cali! (though, I’ve never even been there *sigh*)

Now for the nominees (in no particular order) *drumroll please*

honorable mention: IntotheStratosphere (I would have included this blog as one of the 15 had Alligator Toe not already gotten to it first!

Again, I am so thankful to receive this award! And thankful for everyone that follows me and even those that just check out my blog from time to time. Now off to let the 15 know of their nominations.

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

On TheUp and up: Review of TheUp

My longtime friend Jalisa-Jasmin has recently launched an online clothing store called TheUp, that features remastered vintage items that showcase her unique personal flair for fashion. Many of the pieces she features are stylish and affordable on any budget. Whether you are looking for pieces to rock in a business setting or for a lunch date with your girls, she has something represented here for you. There are even some repurposed designer pieces in her repertoire. Since this site was recently launched, you can expect that the selection and item versatility will increase from here.

The Owner/Designer

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A couple pieces…

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My Native America Short

$7.50

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Arabian Nights: Red, White, & Elephant Crop Top

$5.99

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Polka Hot Top

$4.99

These are one of a kind repurposed vintage finds, meaning there is only one of each. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! So go, go, go check out TheUp and if you like any of the items you see, don’t hesitate to push “add to cart.” They may be gone tomorrow!

**Sidenote**: Inspired by the research I did for my upcycling post, I will be launching a similar site in January 2013, so be on the lookout for that!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTD: Flower Power

Hey guys! This weekend I paid a visit to my family to celebrate my little sister’s and one of my little brother’s birthdays (they were born two days apart, in different years of course!). We went to the Aquarium and the movies to celebrate. I was feelin’ floral, so here’s the outfit I chose…

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Earrings: Shasa $4.99

Top: Walmart $7

Shorts: Thrifted/DIY .25cents

Belt: Marshalls (came w/ a shirt)

Purse: Thrifted .25cents

Sandals: American Eagle $11.99

Thats my ‘fit! Like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time Fash’ Nerds!

XOXO Jaz’

Hair of the Week

Hola guys I’m here with another post for all my hair lovers out there. So as I’ve said before, I’m natural and my hair is verrrryyyy thick. For this reason, and the fact that my schedule is way to busy to do anything otherwise, I don’t like to fuss with my hair everyday. I usually do one style for the week and my hair will stay that way (or some variation of it all week). This week it was a twist-out. I did my hair in about 16-20 twists, put them in a ponytail overnight and took them down in the morning. They were still a little damp which allowed for more shrinkage and less definition, but I still liked the results.

Here are a few pictures of how it looked when I first took down the twists (disclaimer: I would NEVER wear it like this, just wanted to show you all what it looked like before I manipulated it)

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Looks crazy right now right? I know, but here’s the finished product….

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Soooo thats it! My hair for the week. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

Head to Head: Gold vs. Silver

Hola fellow fashion lovers!

Now as we all know, whether you’re minimalistic or a curator of bling, accessories are a cardinal part to every look. Any fashion-wise girl would of course pick which ever accessories compliment her outfit best, however as humans we all have something we are more partial to.

When it comes to our metallic enhancers, gold and silver battle it out for the affection of fashion lovers everywhere! For me, it is no competition. I like silver, but I LOVE gold….like simply adore it. It, in my opinion, best compliments my skin tone and adds a sunny, almost regal flair to most any outfit.

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Which metal do you like best?

A Belated OOTN

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Okay, Confessions of a Fashion Blogger: I’m really doing this post for no fashionable reason at all, but simply because I miss my little sister, Janae’a. She came out to visit me last week and its safe to say that I’m slightly saddened by her current absence :/.

However…

I know that you guys don’t care to hear me whining like a big baby soooo

I will get on to something fashion related….my outfit!

My sister and I were headed out to party with a group of my friends. Before I get into my outfit though, I must explain to you all the massive halo of hair atop my head. I had blown my hair out earlier that day in hopes to straighten it, but for a number of reasons I never got around to it. I had no clue what to do with my hair so I said what the heck, ill just be free and rock my big, crazy hair in all it blowdried glory!

Ok…now the outfit…forreal this time…

Patterned Top: Gift

Tank: Walmart-$6.99

Skirt: F21-$8.80

Camel Wedges: Payless – Gift

Juicy Couture Bag (not in the photos) : Juicycouture.com $169 (i got it on sale!)

I dressed my sister for the night as well and did her makeup! She is wearing…

Dress: F21-$19.80

Levi Strauss Jean Vest: mom

Black Oxfords: Thrifted-$1.25

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

Fourth of July Looks

Hola blog-loves, and happy July to you all! The 4th of July is coming up very, very soon. Its a day of celebration, family, fun, barbecue, and…guess what…fashion!! I’ve put together a couple of outfits that will hopefully give you gals a little inspiration for your Independence day looks.

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4th of July 3
4th of July 4
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Feel inspired?  Which is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below!
Also, share your 4th of July plans, id love to hear ’em!
Until Next Time!
XOXO Jaz’