Living Without Fear in 2018

The end of 2017 is here, and I imagine there are many of us who are pleased to say farewell to the year. While I had many moments of personal triumphs, some days, it was hard to exist as a woman of color in Trump’s America. Nevertheless, I persisted. Nevertheless, we persisted. As a society,Continue reading “Living Without Fear in 2018”

Things I Wore (and Did) in December 2017

Last December, I complained about not taking many outfit photos throughout the month, and it seems some things don’t change. Whoops! Here are a few things I wore throughout this brutally cold month (and I do mean just a few). I wore this 90s-inspired look to see my favorite boy band, Backstreet Boys, perform atContinue reading “Things I Wore (and Did) in December 2017”

Things I Bought That I Love: Urban Decay Eye Liner and Essence Lash Princess

I love makeup, but I’m pretty bad at applying it. For years, I swore by Avon’s Glimmersticks for eyeliner and whatever drugstore mascara I felt like buying and called it a day. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that but, in recent years, I’ve grown restless trying to find a better eyeliner and mascara for myContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Urban Decay Eye Liner and Essence Lash Princess”

It’s Not Personal—It’s Drag(Con NYC)

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: I. LOVE. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. In April, I was lucky enough to attend my first-ever RuPaul’s DragCon, where I experienced the magic of drag in person and got to meet one of my favorite queens, Trixie Mattel. It was also my first real convention experience, so itContinue reading “It’s Not Personal—It’s Drag(Con NYC)”

Outfits of May 2017

May was full of incredible adventures and, looking back, I still can’t believe how much I managed to pack in there. My husband and I took a trip to California and the moment we got back, I attended a baby shower for one of my good friends (and the shower my lady girl gang fromContinue reading “Outfits of May 2017”

Things I Bought That I Love: Winky Lux Flower Balm

Sometimes I just like to treat myself to something pretty. The Winky Lux Flower Balm is exactly that—a lovely lipstick that’s also fun. It’s coconut scented (which is one of my favorites), and the clear balm reacts with your skin’s pH levels “uniquely creating the perfect shade of pink lips just for you,”, according toContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Winky Lux Flower Balm”

Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace

For a little more than a year now, I’ve been following Yasi, the fashion blogger Hello Gorgeous on Instagram. She’s definitely been a style inspiration to me and I’ve always been especially obsessed with her necklaces. Recently, Yasi announced the opening of her store, Hello Gorgeous Boutique—which sells the iconic necklaces she wears! I snatched upContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace”

Friday Favorites: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

It’s been a while since I did a Friday Favorites—but I need to talk about one of my all-time favorites, “Gilmore Girls.” The revival just came out today and I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS. Spoilers ahead! Things I Loved Lorelai and Luke finally (!) get (!) married (!). Teenage me is squealing. Almost-thirty me is alsoContinue reading “Friday Favorites: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Pin

What better way to celebrate the return of “Gilmore Girls” than with a Luke’s diner pin? Well, you could also celebrate it with a Luke’s diner mug (for your husband); a Dragonfly Inn mug (for yourself); some coffee and Pop Tarts; and a marathon of the show with friends. (Check, check, check, and check.) ButContinue reading “Things I Bought That I Love: Luke’s Diner Pin”

One Year in Our First Home

Somehow, it’s already been a year since my husband and I purchased our first home. We loved it as soon as we saw it because it felt so cozy. It was the living room we loved best—it had a chimney (which, truth be told, we have yet to use) and it was huge, which isContinue reading “One Year in Our First Home”