Just thought I would let you in on some of the top fashion trends for summer 2015. So this years trends have been inspired by the age of the seventies with a bohemian flare. This summer I have been able to find true trend bargains. Let’s dive right into these hot sizzling summer trends.
#1 Trend Kimono
From long A-line to sexy high low kimonos are definitely a show stopper for the summer. usually they are chiffon material either trimmed with fringe or lace. These pretty light weight cardigans can be found in most department stores. Used as a topper over crop tops, blouses, jumpers and rompers you are sure to look in style with one of these!
Paisley Asymmetrical hem Kimono: Found at Macy’s
So if you didn’t know Denim everything is back! jeans are not just the it from jumpers, dresses, shirts, shorts, skirts and the new boyfriend jean. Ladies this trend is hot and sizzling. These denim pieces can be mixed and matched for decades to come! here are some cute looks for you.
Denim Crop top found at Forever21
#3 Trend The Jumpsuit
From aviator, to technician are all inspirations for designers. The all in one jumpsuit has been a super hit. This look is very versatile as it can be dressed up or down for a hot summer day to suited and booted for the work place. Take your pick of a long pants jumpsuit to a short romper.
Textured Jumpsuit: Found at H&M
Lounge Strapless Romper : Found at NY & Company
Ladies I encourage you to try out some of these sizzling summer trends. I will upload some of my summer trend looks. So share with me yours!
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The sun is shinning bright it’s just the right temperature for a fun festival. I had the opportunity this weekend to attend the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. It’s a family fun day with local creamers, tons of games, booths, and food. The Ice Cream Festival happens every year at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park located by the “Park Tavern Restaurant”. I had the opportunity to indulge in childhood popsicle, creamy homemade Caribbean ice cream and BBQ. I maybe skinny but yes I sure did eat..eat and eat. So lets dive right into all the fun festivities.
My First Stop Childhood Ice Cream
So I absolutely love ice cream popsicle. I remember walking home from school and the popsicle “man” or ice cream truck would be waiting at the corner for all the little kids. My eyes would light up when I would see the hello kitty, power puff and other cartoon character popsicle. I had to have one! Yes yes I had a flash back.. So I ended up getting a Sponge-Bob since they didn’t have my beloved Power Puff girl. Who many of you guys or girls love these??
Second Stop Face-Painting
SO this festival just brought back tons of childhood memories for me. Yes I was that kid who want the pretty little princess face paint and never got it. Whelp He went nothing! These amazing ladies painted my face with glitter drops. Yes, I thought I was smoking hot!!
Did Someone Say BBQ??
So I couldn’t resist the sweet tangy BBQ smell from the local Williamson Bros BBQ Restaurant. I ordered the rid sandwich. Which came with 3 large pieces of ribs and 2 hamburger buns and a Large sweet tea! Yep now this is good eating.. Check them out!
It’s not a festival if you don’t meet random people and things.. So I met a lemon and Knight proposed to me. HA! to funny..
Homemade Caribbean Ice Cream
So I stood in line for almost 45 minutes to taste this homemade Caribbean ice cream. I had to have it because I remember my grandmother making homemade ice-cream for us. So I knew this was going to be good. I reluctantly ordered the butter pecan flavor. Oh man was this ice cream like heaven, so creamy and rich it was well worth the wait!
And yes I couldn’t help but dance to the african & reggae music that was being played!
My Festival Outfit
This blog wouldn’t be complete If I didn’t share my look for the day.
Printed High-waisted Pants (Similar). These pants were purchased from TJmaxx for $19.99. Ladies these pats are out everywhere. I have been wanting a pair of these for the summer and I finally found the right ones. I love the print and that they are high-waisted. These are very long but I don’t mind it adds to the bohemian look I was going for.
Dark Blue Blouse: I snagged this sleeves blouse from Burlington Coat Factory for $9.99. I love tops like this because they can be dressed up or down. They are very relaxed and cool for the summer.
Glowing Rhinestone Sandals: So Rack Room Shoes was having a BOGO 1/2 off shoe sale. I saw these sandals for $9.99 so I bought two and got this pair for only $5.99. Ladies this shoe was originally $39.99. Hurry up and get yours they are still onside!!! What a steal!!
Liz Claiborne Side Satchel Purse (Similar): I have had this purse for a while it was a gift from my sister from Jcpenny. Side satchel purses can be purchased from just about anywhere. Hurry up and go find yourself one there’s tons of them on sale!
So that’s it for my day at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. I encourage everyone to check it out next year!! Happy Summer Divas. Check out my video below to see all of the live action!!
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Its Summer and your hair needs to be treated extra special. Now ladies twist outs are NOT only for natural haired Divas. Relaxed and perm ladies can use this method as well. Twist-outs are great for the summer, low maintenance and look great for all hair types and textures. This tutorial will leave your hair with soft bouncing curls! That’s right team no “crunch”The key to a good twist out is the products and your patience routine! So lets dive into hair heaven. Make sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial.
Wide tooth comb
Cantu Curling Cream (any curling cream you like)
Cantu Leave In Conditioner (or any leave in conditioner you like)
Oil (argon oil & hair oil) or any oil that you like
Step 1: Start off on pre-washed and detangled hair. This is very important because this will help the process go faster and will prevent from damaging your hair.
Step 2: Section your hair off into workable sections. I like to section my hair in to 5 to 5 sections. Two in the front and 3 sections in the back.
Step 3: Start off with one of the sections. Part that section into small pieces that you want to twist. Apply the leave in conditioner first then the curling cream. Make sure these products are applied form roots to tips.
Step 4: Begin 2 strand twisting to the scalp. If you do not know how to 2 strand twist to the scalp no worries twist your hair in plats. I like to twist to the scalp it creates more definition to my hair.
Step 5: Apply more curling cream to the ends if necessary. Apply perm rod to the end of the hair
Step 6: Repeat this process until your whole head is twisted.
Step 7: Apply thermal shield if you will be sitting under the hooded dryer.
Step 8: The take down process!! Remove all perm rods. Apply Argon oil or any oil that you like to your fingers. This helps keep down the frizz.
Step 9: Gently take loose your twist.
Step 10: Fluff and pick out roots with a wide tooth comb.
There you have it the ultimate twist out in 10 easy steps!!! Enjoy happy Hair Divas!
So if you didn’t know I love to travel in “COACH” that’s Coach shoes of course! I am not you typical sneaker wearing girl so I tend to purchase sneakers that are a bit more on the classier side. I have put together all of my coach shoes that I have collected over a period of time. You will be shocked to know that Coach shoes can be found in many different department stores such as TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Ross, & of course the Coach Outlet. So if you want to see my stylish Coach collection scroll down!
So I had been looking for a black pair of sneakers and when I saw these I had to have them. I purchased these from TJMaxx $45.00. What a super steal. I love the contracts between the black and the grey it make the “C’s” pop. They are very comfortable and true to size. The shoe came in a canvas material great for year around weather.
Ladies these rain-boots are to die for! So classic but edgy at the same time. The boot itself is made out of rubber making it waterproof for those raining days. The top shaft of the boot is made out of a leather water replant material that is decorated with the inverse khaki and brown print. The back is laced with brown string that is topped of with COACH engraved studded caps. The inside is lined with fur making it soft comfortable and warm for the winter. This boot is a must have for the winter! These rainbow were purchased from Macy’s for $99.00 on sale.
This COACH shoe is perfect for summer to jazz up any around the city outfit! This shoes has blues, pinks, pure and yellow making it easy to pair with solids and even prints. I tend to wear this shoe with jeans and a solid shirt. Making the shoe be the center of attention. The shoe is very comfortable and try to size. This shoe is a canvas material, once again making it easy to remove stains. Purchased from the Coach Outlet for only $30.00!
Feeling a little on the classic side with the brown “C’s” Bam lets spice it up with some blue and green. This shoe is very stunning and is a must for your shoe-drobe! So I wanted a shoe that was the typical brown Coach but with a little spice. When I saw this shoe sitting in TJMaxx it said “mean” pick me! and the price of $45 was just right! Ladies do I really need to say how comfortable this shoe is and the canvas material…. You already know!
Give me 2 pair, I need 2 pair so I can get to stomping in my Air-Force COACH!! lol okay okay yes back in the day I used to rock Air-Force 1’s. But who didn’t! So I have upgraded to the all white metallic Coach sneakers. These babies are so fresh for the summer. The metallic “C’s” shimmer when the sun hits it and twinkle as you walk. For appealing to the eye when paired with a simple white-T and jeans or white tennis skirt. The all white sneaker was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $49.00, and can most likely still be found in stores today. Don’t wait these were flying off the shelf like hot cakes!
So this red and brown beauty is what started off my COACH shoe fetish. It’s the oldest in the bunch and still looks pretty new! I made the mistake and wore these in the rain and the suede toe screamed why!!! However the red on this shoe screams fire. I love to pair this shoe with jeans, and/or khaki shorts. Very simple but still classy. Purchased from TjMaxx for $49.00
Hot Pink Flats
So these perfect pink flats were purchased from Dillard’s during the after New Years sale for $50.00. This shoe is very comfortable and adds color to any outfit of your choice. I am sorry to announce that I can’t find this shoe anywhere online. I encourage you to shop around because Coach has other lovely hot pink flats out for the summer
Laser Neon Yellow Flats
These razor laser neon yellow walking flats were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $45.00. These shoes I had seen them 2 seasons ago and never got them and i recently saw them in the store and had to have them. Once again you will have to go into the store to find these because they are no longer online. The fit is a bit snug but doesn’t bother me.
I hope you have enjoyed traveling in COACH with me! Make sure to check out the video below and Like and subscribe to my Channel.
Happy Shopping Divas!!
I am so excited about this summer-hat ‘look book’ I have put together. I absolutely love the summer weather. Floppy hats are great for a day in the park, lunch date and just for jazzing up a summer look. Most hats are going to start off at $20.00, however since I am bargain shopper all of my hats were purchased under $10.00. So let’s grab a hat and add some sass to your outfit!
Citrus orange with a touch of pink
This orange, pink and tan hat was purchased from Charming Charlie for only $4.99. The brim of this hat is stiff, but can be folded to your liking. The pink and orange is a bit of an odd combination, though it adds just enough pop to any solid outfit. I love this hat because it gives my head and shoulders good cover from the sun, but not my view of the summer fun!
Bright Stripes in White
Ladies this hat is more of a classic fitted squared sun hat. It is perfectly tailored. There is a wire that is seamlessly inserted around the brim so that you can fold and bend the hat to your style. The royal blue can easily be mistaken for black, however the silver threading and white crisp lines at a touch of pop to this hat. I love to pair this hat with solids or other stripes to give it some flare.
I’m not ashamed to say it “If it’s a bargain, it’s a steal!” This fierce red hat hails from Wal-Mart! Am I serious? Indeed I am! Walmart has an assortment of summer hats and thanks to my friend Lani, she convinced me to purchase this hat. I am so glad I listened to her! This is a classic floppy hat. The brim is big and tends to flop on the sides leaving room for you to look out at the hot summer skies. The hat was purchased for only $7.99. This was a great find!
Busy Bumble Bee
If you are looking for a classy but sexy summer look, Ladies this is the look for you.
So, the story behind this hat is that I had to have it!! It’s absolutely gorgeous. But I wasn’t willing to pay $20.00 for it, so I waited until it hit the clearance rack and bam there it was for $4.99. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I purchased this black and yellow stripped hat from Charming Charlie that just happened to go great with my black and white stripped skirt! This hat is a traditional floppy hat that is stiff enough to bend and fold to your liking. The yellow band adds just enough jazz to this classic hat.
Happy Hat Shopping Divas!
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Are you feeling a little bohemian, with African flare. Well lets take a flashback to the 70’s and let me show you how to Shag it out!!! Lets Dive into the goodness.
This classic Daishiki was given imported from my hometown California from a vintage store in L.A. My lovely friend Nkechi snagged this for me for $18 (Nkechi’s look viewed on the right). This classic orange, yellow, black, purple and white daishiki is great for the summer. Its 100% cotton and light weight. Now this is one size fits all, however I am super petite and skinny so it fit like a dress on me. the cotton material is very thin so I wore a tank and a pair of jean shorts underneath. There are several stores you can order a daishiki from make sure to check out the link.
Clutch & Sunglasses
- Clutch (Similar): Purchased fro Charming Charlie online for $6.99. This clutch is amazing for the summer it adds a pop of color to basic or printed outfits. The fringe gives it a fun 70’s feel. The clutch is deep enough for your phone keys, wallet, lipstick and a pair of shades. The material is faux leather very easy to wipe off to clean it. The bag is no longer available online however check your local store its there for $14.99.
- Sunglasses (similar): O by Oscar de la Renta. Purchased from TJMaxx for $10. I love the reflective colors of blues purples and oranges with a tinge of gold to add some extra spice. Great for the summer!
These gladiator sandals were purchased from Charming Charlie for $25.99. Charming Charlie is always having a sale. i got these for free after you BOGO x 2 get 1 free. These sandals are very comfortable and are true to size. they are faux leather material and go great with jeans, dresses and skirts. This is aa great summer find.
Poiz: $16.99 Purchased from Pressed Atl store. Color: Fun Girls. Ladies this lip stick is so amazing. It has a matte finish that instantly seals you lips. the color is long lasting. I love this vibrant color for the summer. it adds pop and glimmer to your lips.
Happy Shopping Divas!!
Photo Credit: Sebastiana Laremont
If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.
Products used to achieve the look
- Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
- Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
- Hair Clips
- Hair tye
- Blow dryer
- Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
- Foam wrap
- Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)
Step 1: Wash and condition hair
Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.
Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.
Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.
Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids
Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)
Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.
Step 8: Braid entire head.
Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.
Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)
Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.
And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!
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