Thoughtful Thursday: Home Inspiration

Photo Credit: nikkichu instagram

Photo Credit: nikkichu instagram

I’m soooooooooo happy its Thursday y’all, plus I’m getting my hair did??so you know I’m excited for that!!!! any who, my house is in complete disarray, needing a full on DEEP CLEANING! I don’t know about you but, when my home is cluttered, so are my creative senses.  I spent a lot of time re-doing my bedroom, and now its time to do the living room, so todays post is centered around home deco inspiration.  Here are some rooms that spoke to me and made me feel inspired!  Which one is your favorite room?

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BCW: Tea Tree Oil

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Happy humpday?.  Todays BCW is an old remedy of mine and a must have in your beauty arsenal. Tea tree oil (TTO), or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a colour that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear, is toxic when taken by mouth, but is widely used in low concentrations in cosmetics and skin washes.  Tea tree oil has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions acting as an antimicrobial.  Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatologic conditions, including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections.  I use a couple of drops of tea tree oil in conjunction with my favorite toner (if you missed the article on the toner, click here) on a cotton round.  It is an absolute must have!!

Trending Tuesday: Duster Coats ?

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Greetings to all!!! Todays trending Tuesday topic is centered around the ever growing trend of duster coats!! According to, the original dusters were full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback and were the recommended “uniform” for Texas Rangers. Dusters intended for riding may have features such as a buttonable rear slit and leg straps to hold the flaps in place. For better protection against rain, dusters were made from oilcloth and later from waxed cotton.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both men and women wore dusters to protect their clothes when riding in open motorcars on the dirt roads of the day.  Today, the coat has been given an oversized airy look and can add instant style, elegance, and dramatics to almost any outfit.  The modern day duster comes in an array of colors, and because of the oversized flowy composition, is often paired with body con dresses & skirts.  If your here for the trend but aren’t sure how to rock it, just take a look at the set I’ve curated below for some ideas.

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Fab Find Friday: West Africa Vintage Inspired One Piece from Deusa ??

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Thank goodness its Friyay!!! Todays fab find is this West Africa Vintage Inspired One Piece from!!!!  I have been searching for the perfect one piece swimsuit for sometime and thanks to one of my favorite fashion websites, this swimsuit just happen to fall right into my lap!!  I rep hard for my country, so theres no surprise as to why I absolutely love this swimsuit.  This one piece high cut vintage inspired West Africa swimsuit with cheeky back bottom, is 80% nylon, 20% spandex.  With a variety of african regions available, I implore you to rep your african region by asking, “Where are you from?

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BCW: Tracy Ellis Ross ??

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Happy Hump-Day!!! For todays installment of BCW, once again (instead of highlighting a specific product), I’ve decided to do an individual spot light.  Tracy Ellis Ross, a style icon, and my BCW (everyday actually).  Take a look at the collage and be ready to be inspired ?? ??#hairgoals.beautygoals.agegoals

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Trending Tuesday: Ankara Fabric Inspired Clothing ??

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Photo Credit: Muse Origins

Hello Everyone ??!! This weeks trending topics focuses on Ankara fabric.  African print, popularly known as Ankara, has gained popularity in the global fashion scene since 2010 with its tribal-like patterns and motifs. Since it’s ascension in global fashion, many designers have taken on their interpretation of this trend.  Little known history fact surround the vibrant eclectic print:  Ankara was formerly known as Dutch wax print. It was originally manufactured by the Dutch for the Indonesian textile market.  But, by mistake or design, these prints garnered significantly more interest in West African than in Indonesia.  Recognizing this opportunity, the Dutch decided to capitalize off this fluke, and focus on West Africa.  As such, the prints changed to reflect African culture and lifestyle more.  African print was henceforth born.  Being from Africa (As you all know) I’m not only here for this trend (and have been since the age of birth…more so by design than choice, but I digress), I live for this trend, and to those just jumping on the bandwagon I say “what took you so long”??  What do you guys think, are you here for this trend?

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