Blonde Ambition

It’s fall and the leaves are turning/changing color. Mother Nature isn’t the only one who likes to switch it up. I do too? It’s time for my annual cut and color and I am truly contemplating going very light with my hair color, blonde.

Let me confess. I am a little overwhelmed by the amount of platinum blonde hair on women. I’m not a big fan of the look. It is over the top and most of the platinum blonde ladies I see fit the bill in the personality area so the hair falls in line with the attitudes. I am avoiding the platinum for now and looking into earth tones. The blondes you may find on those golden leaves that create beautiful fall scenery.


Kat Graham, Foster Grant’s spokesmodel is rocking the perfect mixture of warm blonde tones.


Designer, Shateria Moragne has the perfect cut, color, and curls. The trifecta.


You cannot go wrong with a short, sleek cut and golden tresses. Rihanna gets it right everytime.


That one time Chrisette Michelle did the “big chop” and then bleached her hair blonde. So fresh.


Gabrielle Union’s deep auburn and blonde combo is perfect for bringing the sun-kissed hair feel into Fall.


I am choosing a color combination and cut that will work great for straightened or curly hair. The commitment that I make by going blonde will definitely require routine hair care. It’s important to get regular deep conditions (to prevent dryness and damage) as well as shampoo and condition with products for color treated hair in order to help your color stay vibrant longer.








Workout Wear As Everyday Wear. NYC 18th Street and 5th Ave.

I’ve deemed 18th street and 5th Ave as the workout Mecca of New York City. On that city block or its’ proximity there are major athletic wear stores for women such as Tory Burch Sport, Athleta, and Lululemon. Athleta has a wonderful workout studio and offer FREE classes for customers. The classes are taught by certified yoga and dance instructors and offer a great burn in a great environment. They also have a great girls line and also offer workshops geared toward healthy body image for young girls. I love that!

The ladies in Lower Manhattan are decked out in workout wear for errands and the gym. They are still NYC chic even when decked in spandex. The outfits are normally topped by a cool jacket and killer shades. You are now ready to slay the streets or the gym.

Some of our favorite celebs who rock workout wear as everyday wear:


Nicole Richie
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams
Taylor Swift
Beyonce in Ivy Park
Gabrielle Union
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Hannah Bronfman
Kim Kardashian
Gabrielle Post Workout

What are you wearing to the gym?


My Braid Crush

Winter is the season for Protective Styles and there are a few ladies who we have been slaying braided styles lately. Braids don’t just serve as a great way to protect your natural hair from everyday wear and tear but it is also a fun way to switch things up. I’m not a fan of sitting the length of time for styles like micro-braids to get installed, upwards of 4 to 6 hours, so I’m more of a cornrow type of girl. In less than 30 minutes or an hour you are transformed into a braided goddess. I’m always down for that.

These are some of my favorite styles spotted on our favorite celebs:

Megan Goode completely rocked the heck out of these faux locs. I know, they aren’t braids but they count in my book.
Gabrielle, oh how I love thee and these micro braids. She is a better woman than me because my patience is not set up in a manner that allows for me to elver wear this style.


Classic plaits on a classic woman. Janelle Monet looks great.
Yes, I’m adding Kim’s cornrows! We all know about these straightbacks. It is the Black woman’s go to for giving birth, after giving birth, vacation, or just a great Summer style. Someone put Kim onto the low maintenance greatness of the cornrow.
Brandy has been serving red hot braided styles since Moesha. We can always depend on her for some great looks.
Amandla is new to me. She’s young and fearless with her hair and I love that. Here she wears the root braided and the rest of the hair loose. The choice of grey hair is very today.
Zoe’s braids have almost become a staple style for her. She is inspired by her mother’s style and I’m here for it.
Blackish’s Yara did a braid combo. Loving the idea of braiding the single strand micro braids into a fishtail style.  
Keke Palmer is the queen of switching things up. She goes from short to long and from weaves to braids. Love these funky twists.

We can’t possibly leave out these ole long skinny cornrows worn by Beyonce in “Formation”. Giving Susan Taylor realness.


Are you wearing a braided style? What type of style are you rocking and why?

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