Archive | August, 2012

Womanista Fashion: Feminine Boots

Alexander McQueen

I am SO incredibly in love with boots. I literally WEAR them out during the winter months. They are so versatile and easy to wear…and comfortable! Plus, a flat riding boot can look just as chic with your outfit as a stiletto on certain occasions (and hello, we all need a rest from ankle-breaking heels […]

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Womanista Wish List: What I’m Loving This Week

Photo courtesy of "Oh She Glows" blog

In honor of the last week of August, I decided to make a list of some things that I am absolutely loving! The air is getting cooler, fall fashion is heating up, and Labor Day is on the horizon (and hopefully all of you are planning fun and safe celebrations with friends and family! I […]

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Womanista Fashion: Periwinkle

Periwinkle jeans

One of my favorite colors to take from summer to fall is the gorgeous, lilac-hued blue that’s known as periwinkle. It’s a soft color that is still able to add a vibrant statement to any outfit. And since the tones are soft, it mixes well with neutrals and bold colors alike. These jeans from Juicy […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Yountville, CA

The al fresco lounge at Bottega

One of my favorite little towns in the entire USA, if not the world, is Yountville, CA. Yes, it is right smack in the middle of Napa Valley wine country (which clearly leads the charge as to why I love it) but is also home to the most michelin stars per capita – more than […]

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Womanista Beauty: Getting Healthy


When it comes to getting healthy, fit, and eating right…sometimes I just can’t get it together. Like now, for instance. Despite my desire to look like Gisele heading down the runway in this year’s fall trends, it has been seriously hard to get motivated and hit the gym (remember when I told you I hated […]

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Womanista Travel: Florida’s Beaches of Highway 30A

Beachside homes in Seaside, FL

Whenever I think of “The Beach” – my heart, soul, and spirit immediately go to beaches of Florida’s panhandle. I grew up spending time at my grandparents Perdido Key, FL condo and I have countless memories of frolicking in the emerald waves with my sisters and cousins. Maybe because of all of those great memories […]

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Womanista Fashion: Oil Slick Design

oil slick jewelry

When it comes to everyday fashion, I tend to stick with the basic neutrals in my closet as my “go-tos” – blacks, creams, nudes – and I may even throw in a metallic every once in awhile (I know, classic but a little boring sometimes! I’m trying to punch it up by adding in some […]

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Womanista Beauty: Bold Summer Nails

The Glittering Crowd

I really, really love bold nail polish. I always gravitate to brights, sparkles, neons, metallics…anything over-the-top and fabulous! In fact, on a recent trip to the nail salon, an 8-year-old girl picked out precisely the same color that I was sporting on my nails at the time and her mother said “honey, why don’t you […]

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Womanista Travel: European Snapshots Part 2

A view of Zurich, Switzerland, along the water

What a whirlwind trip to Europe! In a little less that a month I traveled to 8 countries – by plane, train, boat, car (and I even rode a bike a few times!) – and I got to see some seriously cool sights and breathtaking landscapes (I’m looking at you, Scandinavia!) Here are a few […]

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