Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

I got the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog in the mail last week, which means it’s time to begin creating my fall shopping list. We’re still in the thick of summer, and I wouldn’t dare dream of wearing a coat before October, but after browsing the catalog I’m excited to get new boots, jackets, and layering […]


Summer Protective Hairstyle: Box Braids

I’ve been jonesing for box braids since before summer. Small-medium long braids are my favorite, worn either half up or in a towering, massive bun. Box braids are a great low maintenance, non-fussy hairstyle to wear anytime, but they’re the perfect summer protective hairstyle, especially in extreme desert and humid climates. A week or so after returning from my Las […]

I am afraid

I am afraid.

You know what scares me? That in the year of our Lord 2016, black men, women, and children in the United States of America are persecuted and murdered in cold blood, on camera, without their murderers being prosecuted. We are unprotected. What’s even more fear-inducing is that no one knows how to stop it. The thing about fear, […]

black rice

Jerk Chicken, Black Rice & Black Beans

I hope 4th of July weekend treated you well, and that it was relaxing. If you had to work on the holiday I hope you got paid double, if not triple time! My holiday was chill; it was nice to stay home and grill outside, sip cocktails and bask in the summer sun. Honey bear and I […]

summer vacation essentials

10 Summer Vacation Essentials from ASOS

I’m only a couple weeks removed from my pre-summer vacation road trip to Las Vegas and I’m already dreaming of the next one. I have tentative plans to visit again in mid-August, as well as possible trips to Phoenix and Northern California later this summer. Pending or confirmed, travel plans are a perfect excuse to shop. Check out […]