Instaram Model OOTD

Hey Darling Diva’s!!!

Ok so if you follow me on instagram, you know every so oftern I post pictures of my OOTD. I should get more into a routine of what I wear on a daily basis, but my daily schedule gets so hectic that I can barely snap a photo! Lately however I have become quite the bathroom model, and have been snapping pictures of my outfits inbetween classes and work. I mean when you have an amazing outfit, you gotta do what you gotta do! So with these particular outfits I just had to snap because I loved it them that much much. So lets begin with the first outfit, which is my ABSOLOUTE FAVEEE of this past week.

Growl Power
 I am an avid lover of all things animal print, so when I got this cheetah print vest for christmas last year, I squealed with joy! Sadly tho, this is my FIRST time wearing this vest and I’ve had it for 2 years. *slaps self on forehead* So I knew that on this day I had to break out my vest befor the winter weather my vest stuck in storage for another year.

This fabulous cheetah vest is from Aveneue, gifted to me on christmas by my even fabulous momma.
The jeans are from Ny&Co that I got for christmas this past year. The oversized cream sweater I stole from my brother. (Shhhh dont tell him) And the boots which you cant see in the pic are tall chocolate brown boots from Lane Bryant. I showed them in my winter shoes edition video a year or go.Click Here if you want to check it out. 
Harry Potter Realness
If you know me personally you know that I have an unhealthy obbsession with Harry Potter! So when I saw this thunder bolt tee from Forever21 years ago, the innder muggle in me just squaled with delight! I was going for a causal boy-ish look, so I paired this tee with my grey skinny’s from Ny&co, my green jacket that I also stole from my brother. (once again dont tell him!) and my sneaker wedges which you will see in the next couple of outfits, that Im currently obbsessed with.
Color My World
ok so this look I was trying my hand at some color blocking and I think I pretty much hit the nail! I got thease lovely green skinny’sfrom Ashley Stewart, Pecock printed top from Burlington Coat Factory, the blazer from Forever21, and the boots are the same from the growl power look above!. I went to a poetry event in this outfit, and honey I knew I looked good!
On wednesday’s we wear pink
Ok so just like any other mean girl’s fanatic, I had to take advantage that not only did I wear pink pants, but I wore them on a WEDNESDAY!! It just was the perfect timing and honetly the best caption that I ever thought of!. I got the pink pants from Forever21, the cheetah printed cardi from target, the black shirt under it from K&G, and threw on my handy dandy sneaker wedges.



Run DMC
I was going for a more cool and laid back look on this day, so I decided to pull out my handy dandy Run DMC t shirt from Target, my floral printed skinny’s from Ashley Stewart, Convertable Cardigan from Sonsi, and my brown boots from Lane Bryant. 

 Laid Back
Ok so with this look, I wanted to wear a dress but I wanted to not look so girly. So I threw on that green jacket I stole from my brother, with this girly dress I got from Fashion 2 Figure, my black leggings from Forever21 since it was cold out, and my light brown sneaker wedges from Nine West. My version of being a tomboy.

Aztec Princess 
Ok so I saved the best outfit for last! I was definitively feeling bold and edgy this morning! I took one look at these printed leggings from Torrid and the outfit just started coming together. I got the white button up from Target, the studded belt from Forever21, the tutu which is actually a dress from Fashion to figure, and my good ol handy dandy black sneaker wedges. This outfit was def a hit, and I felt very confident and bold alll day! 
Well that;s enough for this Instram Recap! Be sure to follow me on Instagram! My name up there is BrieBlondie. I post my OOTD’s more often on there and other cool stuff, so follow me so I can also see how fabulous the rest of you are! P.S. You will notice that in all these pics my hair is the same. I’m going to be doing a tutorial on it very soon, so stay tuned! Until next time, Love ya lots like tater tots!…xoxoxoxox

Healthy Hair Tip #6 Dont hate, Dont manipulate

Hello all my Darling Divas!
As usual before we being today’s healthy hair tip, its only right to provide you with the links to all the other healthy hair tips and the introduction to the hair growth challenge, that way you can refresh your mind, play catch up, and don’t have to deal with the hassles of searching for all the other tips. So here ya go! all the tips so far in the challenge! Meet me below after for today’s healthy hair tip!

Ok laptop is finally up and running, so let’s get back to business  Today’s healthy hair tip is going to  be about hair manipulation. Alot of the time out hair goes through aloottt of trauma because we’re running out hair through it, other people’s hands are going in it because of curiosity  daily twist and braid outs, and thats just only naming a few! Our hair gets beat up and a weekly and daily basis, so it needs to get it’s rest at times. And that’s when low manipulation styling comes to the rescue! Putting you hair up and out the way and leaving it alone is probably one the best things you can do for your hair. By not manipulating it as much, your hair can have it’s chance to just rock out and do it’s thing. So of course I’m going to provide you with some tips so that you can leave your hair alone!

Excessive Combing and Brushing

Now we all know that when you have natural hair it of course tends too knot up, get kinky, and just become a big frustration  Now before you go coming and brushing your hair to kingdom come, make sure you are doing it properly! Combing and  Brushing your hair too much can add to much stress and manipulation to you hair, so when brushing and/or combing your natural tresses, make sure that it’s not on dry hair. Add water or a detangling product to get the job done. That way your hair doesn’t take that bad of a beating while your trying to tame it. Here’e somethings to keep in mind while detangling, so that your hair wont be over manipulated.

* Make sure your combs are wide toothed. That way you wont tug and tear your hair
*The best brushes to use for detangling are Denman brushes! Get ya hand on one of you haven’t already.
*Make sure you detangle in sections! May seem like alot, but you save more strands that way.
*Make sure your always sleep with a satin bonnet/ hairnet, that way you wont have to detangle and worry about much knots in the morning
Styling
When your twisting out, braiding out, bantu knoting out; pretty much any style where your twisting you hair up, its important to make sure that you twist in a way where your twist can actually last for a couple of days. Getting your twist out to last for a couple of days is great because that means your not touching your hair! Your hair gets to last for the week without you having to twist it up every night. I try my hardest to re twist my hair every other day, and on the days that I have no curl at all, I get creative with my hair. I put it in a bun, slap on a hat, or pin it up in an updo. Twisting your hair every night can be great for your curls in the morning, but in the long run cause breakage to your hair. Why? Cause your over manipulating it. Alot of times we look for volume more than definition when we do our twist out. Sure you may have the big poofy fro, but if you have to constantly twist and twist AND twist your hair to get it be big and curly, try going for getting smaller tighter curls. That way your hair can last for more than one day. Here are some tips to keep in mind while styling, so that your hair wont be over manipulated. 
*Experiment with styling products that help you hair have great definition. A more defined twist, braid, or bantu knot out can make your curls last longer. Taking away your need to retwist as much
*try your hand at different hats, turbans, or other styles that cover your hair up
*get creative with your old twist outs! Revamp 2 to 4 day twist outs into a different style
*Try your hand at protctive styling! That keeps your hands out for your hair for weeks at a time! 

Ok ladies that’s enough for today’s healthy hair tip! Keep them hands out your hair! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots…..xoxoxo