Twas A Merry Half-Christmas

06.25.13

The day before yesterday was half-Christmas and what a merry Half-Christmas, indeed!

Merry Half Christmas

Triiinity and I celebrated by dressing festively, smoking hookah, having an awesome balcony photoshoot, and making a lovely holiday dinner!

The Shoot

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My Outfit: rust feather earrings – SB, cheetah button-up – Thrifted, multi-metal bracelet- Glitter, elephant ring – Beauty Supply, cheetah ring – F21, green shorts- Vintage (from mom 🙂 ), camel belt- Thrifted, camel oxfords – Thrifted

Triiinity’s Outfit: glasses – Claires, pyramid earrings – F21, gold charm necklace – Vintage/Thrifted, crystal necklace – Gift, bicycle ring – Beauty Supply, black bandeau – Buiyahkah, green cardigan – JC Penny’s, distressed red jeans – Free Spiiirit (customization), white converse- online

 The Session

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Wild Mango Shisha, yumm…

The Holdiay Din-Din

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Spicy Shrimp Pasta…dinner in bed prepared for us, by us 🙂

Oh, and we even received a half Christmas miracle! I was finally able to get a part I’ve been needing for my car for a while and not only was it cheap, but a nice guy, who was a random customer in the store, offered to put it in immediately for us!

Allhamdulillah!! Praises Be!

Do you guys celebrate half-Christmas? If so, i’d love to hear what you guys did for your mid-year holiday!

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

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Trendspotting Tuesdays: Orange Lipstick + Finding Your Shade

Orange lipstick is hot, Hot, HOT for the summer.

Check out a couple of celebs that have taken to rocking the trendy color…

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Now orange is a color that can easily look tacky and loud if done incorrectly. However, it can look great on any skin tone, if you pick the right shade for you.

A Couple Tips on Finding the Correct Shade

Light Skin: Choose a very true-to-orange shade, it’ll pop against your bright skin
Medium Skin: Choose an orange with golden undertones, it’ll accentuate your skin and give it warmth without bronzer
Dark Skin: Choose darker oranges with more brown to brick undertones, it will be less harsh on your tone while giving you the poppy look you desire

For all shades: Always opt for liner whenever possible, its the secret to long-lasting and defined lips in any lipshade. (You can buy a beauty supply lipstick and make it look like a million bucks with liner, Trust Me.) Also if you can’t find your exact shade in the stores, don’t be afraid to mix colors and liners until you do!

The right orange lip gives you a fun look and a warm summer glow. And with these tips & tricks in your arsenal there is no need to fear getting it wrong. Go forth & get funky in orange!

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

Raving Saturday

Hello my dears!

On Saturday I had my very 1st rave experience thanks to my best friend Philly :). We went to a rave club called Kryptonite and had tons of fun. Everyone was extremely nice and social, I even got painted! The whole evening was tons of fun and something I would definitely do again.

Philly gave me a little guidance on the look I should go for to be ‘rave appropriate’  and I’d like to share the outcome with you guys. Its a little hard to see our outfits in most of these shots ( we were a little too focused on having fun to take better pictures, sorry :/) but hopefully you see enough of our makeup and clothing to get a general idea of the look….ENJOY!

Check out the glow paint, GAHHH i love it!

My Outfit

Black Corset – Philly’s

Black Tights

Black Over-The-Knee Boots – Payless

Spiked Collar – borrowed

My Hair

Stretched Out Fro

(from old shrunken twist out that had been previously ponytailed)

My Makeup

Eyebrows – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Concealer – NYC in 786 light (used to define brows and as a primer)

Eyeshadow – Coastal Scents 88 Palette (3 different purples and 1 gray, 1 white, 1 black)

Eyeliner- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara – NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lipliner – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Lipstick – NK Black Orchid 302

Philly’s green eyeshadow also comes from the Coastal Scents 88 palette, but her makeup is a combination of that and her own eyeshadows, lipstick, lip pencils, etc, etc…you get the picture. (I wish I could tell you everything she used, but I cannot, I apologize). But i can tell you, she got that wonderful deep berry lipshade by using a black eyeliner pencil and her burgundy lipshade on top. Creativity for the WIN!

What do you guys think of our rave looks? Tell me the kind of stuff you’d wear to a rave!

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’.

Twenty One : The Birthday Post

As many of you may know, I just made 21 this past weekend. I am still reeling with excitement from all the festivities! ^_^ . On Friday I got my nails and toes done and went to dinner with my family. On Saturday (my actual b-day), I had an early dinner with my family and got to see a couple friends who came from out of town to visit me for the occasion. When I got home my lovely roommate had hung streamers from my door and had a bottle waiting for me. Later that night, my lovely and very awesome friends surprised me with a surprise party for my birthday!!! It was a glow-in-the-dark/blacklight party and it was sooooo much fun!! I also received many gifts with include but are not limited to, bottles of wine and liquor, the Hunger Games DVD, and my very own blacklight!!!!!! The next day my friends and I hung out and went on an excursion to a little place called Dago’s and shared quite the bonding experience. I just want to share my bday experience with you all as only photos can so….here goes!

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Outfit 1

Sheer Top: Marshalls – $14.99

Belt: (came with top)

Tights: Walmart – $9

Tan Fringe Sandals(not pictured): American Eagle – $11.99

Purse(not pictured): Thrifted $1.25

Bronze Earrings: Sasha – $4.99

Outfit 2

Dress: Forever 21 – $11.80

Levi Strauss Denim Vest: Don’t remember

Silver triangle studs: Forever 21 $3.80

Black Studded Flip Flops (not pictured): Dont remember – $9

Black Sunnies: Gift ^_^

Spike Ring: Zooshoo $9

Silver Ring: Forever 21 – $4.80

Purse: Charlotte Russe – $9

(at night I took off the denim vest and traded the flip flops for my camel suede bootie wedges)

Hair

Sew In

SOL hair 2 1/2 bags, 1b (with dyed highlights)

16in & 18in

I only left out a little hair on the top and flat-ironed it (since I am natural)

on my birthday night I pulled the top of it back while letting the rest hang.

&thats all folks!!!…..

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’

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’