Monday, May 26, 2014

Tres Shoe-Struck!

Tee- c/o @theradblackkids "Mainstay" Tee
Camo Jacket- +Urban Outfitters  for $30
Mini- +Wet Seal  for$10
Skinny Belt-  +Target  for $9
Scarf for Turban-  +H&M  for $3
Croc Loafers- Topshop +Nordstrom for $35
Earrings- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry
Black Sandals- Prabal Gurung for +Target for $10
Neon Pumps- +Charlotte Russe for $10

Thursday, May 22, 2014


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stylin' on the Track

I LOVE rockin' TURBANS!!! Have I said that before? Well, if not, now I am. There are a lot of days when I do not want to bother with my type 4c hair and during those days...I turban away! So its funny but my bf and I are always looking for new places to take pictures for TPJ, and we stumbled upon the track lol. Definitely not the greatest, but its not bad at all. Oh yea, remind me not  to take pics in the sun please next

Tee- "OG Classic '85" c/o
Pants- HM for $10
Pumps- Jessica Simpson via Little Black Bag for $13
Turban Scarf- HM for $3

Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's Spring...Graduation time

A year ago almost, I graduated from college with my bachelors in nursing. It was the first time in my life, I was overly proud of myself. I had worked my butt off to get to where I was and now I was reaping the fruit of my labor and it tasted, delicious! All the running around looking for the perfect outfit was not in vain. My graduation was outside and in the grass. So I needed wedges and a gorgeous and timeless sundress. I originally had purchased a $100 dress that I didn't quite love, and then I went back to JcPenney, one of my favorite stores, and found my true love, for $14...gasp! I was ecstatic. I also found my shoes by fossil at for $39 which was a steal...they were 5 inch, thick healed, platform peep toe pumps. So sexy! I paired my look with minimal jewelry, rocking tear drop cubic zirconia's from claires, and long twist braids! I looked just as great as I felt. I thought this post was relevant because it was such a long search for the perfect everything. I thought, since my blog is budget meets style, let me showcase a variety of different looks perfect for grad day! All are budget friendly, with the shoes being most expensive of the looks. I tried to stay with low and comfy looking heels because Idk, I did a lot of standing during grad and my feet kinda hurt. I hope you enjoy these looks, and please leave me some feedback, I love responding to comments on your blogs and engaging!


Thursday, May 1, 2014


        As an African woman, this story has really struck home hard. Anyone who knows me, knows how important I believe education is, and for 234 girls to go missing in Nigeria simply because they were attending school, breaks my heart! Secondly, I really hate how God is misrepresented across ALL religions sometimes. No matter what God you believe in, I believe we all come from the same ONE. The group allegedly involved with this operation is an extremist terrorist group called Boko Haram. This relatively new group was rather quiet for the first portion of its existence according to various reputable online sources that I've been reading. Then in 2010, things went left. It sounds as if, they rebuke Western influence and everything relative to it, among other ideologies of course, so education is definitely one. Unfortunately, schools, Christian churches, current Nigerian government related organizations among others have been targeted.

         Being born and raised in Africa, I am in pain. I understand that conviction can drive people to do whatever, but this right here, is too much. I can not imagine the atrocities that these girls have faced thus far since being abducted. Furthermore, I don't understand why interventions by the world have been minimal. This is HUGE. Abducting 1-2 people is a lot of work, 234 why? what? And worse, they are children. It takes numbers to move about it! Make it a conversation, lets move!