Sunday, July 27, 2014


This gorgeous blue and orange Ankara fabric reminded me blueberries and peaches!

I wouldn't typically buy peaches as part of my grocery shopping. I can probably count on one hand how many times I've eaten a peach in my lifetime...well, unless you're counting peach pies! Lol! But of course, as part of my project, I tried some. I kinda like the crunch. I ate them with blueberries and yogurt for breakfast. Yum!

Do you like peaches or blueberries?

Friday, July 25, 2014

FRUITS AND FASHION - Red Berry Sleeveless Blazer

Independence Day may have passed but red, white and blue is such a classic combination. It can be worn just about any time of the year!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I'll be kicking off this series with some delicious berries!

I don't eat them as often as I'd like, but I do love strawberries! So sweet and so juicy! Bananas are a close favorite. I don't think I ever bought blueberries before now, but while brainstorming for this "Fruits & Fashion" series, I decided to get some. Not bad at all! 

Do you like any of these fruits?

Monday, July 21, 2014


So, I came up with this crazy idea to create a collection of outfits inspired by fruits. As you already know, I love making a lot of pieces with Ankara (African Print Fabric), so I will be using them for this series. I've been sitting on the idea for almost two months now, but I was holding out because I was waiting for the perfect conditions before I begin (i.e. a photographer, a shooting location, etc). I have since realized that if I wait until everything is perfect, I just might never get anything done. 

So here it goes... 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Sweetheart" - DIY Little White Dress

Let me start by saying, I don't think I've worn an all-white dress since my wedding day! And it's not because I don't want to. Having two toddlers kind of limits the things I can wear when I'm around them. I finally got to do so last Sunday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Twisted Marley" - Flat-Twists & Crotchet Braids (Braid Pattern)


Hope your week is going great so far! Mine has been pretty busy, but I can't complain.

Like I mentioned before, when my hair is out to play, I definitely play with it! You've probably already seen this hairstyle in some of my previous posts. I also posted a picture on my Instagram page a couple of weeks ago. It's going to be my hairstyle for the next month or so.

I just wanted to share a closer look at how I achieved it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Oasis Inspiration - "Empty Pickle Jar"

“Remember, everyday is a gift and the quality of your life is your gift to yourself.”

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

"Coral Deal" - My Best Shoe Bargain...yet!

I'm not the best bargain hunter out there. In fact, I don't do enough shopping to know a great deal when I see one. However, I'm pretty sure I did good with this one!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

"Twisted" - Easy Summer Hairstyle and Hair FAQs

I don't really consider myself an natural hair blogger (I tried it in the past, that didn't go too well). I'm a DIY fashion blogger who happens to have natural hair. So, it's kind of inevitably that my hair will be part of my pictures. Therefore, I get a lot of questions about my hair, especially on Instagram. So, instead of answering everyone individually, I figured every now and then, I could share some of my hair info on the blog, for easy reference.

Blog design by Bella Lulu Ink