Pause 

I’ve taken a short pause from blogging for so many reasons. I’d love to say it was because I was pregnant and exhausted or because I’m a new mom.   

   

The honest truth is ;when I started this blog I promised myself if I didn’t have anything nice to say than I wasn’t going to say anything… 

 Hence my scilence. Pregnancy was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. 

 Then after that I had to explain to my mother, my father and a handful of strangers why my child wasn’t Breast fed. 

  In a series of blogs over the next month you will experince my honesty, heartbreak , and sadness. Most of all I hope my Story will help you on your journey. In the end this is a fairytale, it’s just the missing pages filled in.

 

7 signs you’re pregnant: or The 7 Deadly Sins

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There are very few things that I relate to large groups of women about. For most of my life I’ve been one of the dudes!

I find myself in a girls club like never before, I relate to Women. I’m starting to understand why they let their bodies, and fashions go. I’m Beginning to see why they love their kids more than their husbands.
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Lets be honest everyone has a friend that refuse to be. A mirror enemy : a close friend or acquaintance that embodies all of the least favorite characteristics of oneself.

In this case I’m my own mirror enemy. I’m 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. If you ask any woman how pregnancy is this is what you will hear.

I loved being pregnant!

you can eat whatever you want!

I actually lost weight

aren’t the Hormones amazing, and your skin just glows

Don’t worry, you’ll lose the weight fast from breast feeding

My father asked me not to curse in my blog, Dad I’m sorry!

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit
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I am miserable, and you’re really going to hate me. I’ve never vomited once! No, I’m not throwing up violently for everyone to know that I’m pregnant. I’m either constipated, farting, or having horrible diarrhea. I was actually in the bathroom so long the other day my husband insinuated I had been cheating on him with myself…. Have you lost your mind sir.

Oh yes I’m incredibly horny there are hormones racing through my body like a 13
year old boy, but between the mood swings the farts and the constant nagging
What am I supposed to do with it?

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I think or my first trimester as the 7 signs you’re pregnant: or The 7 Deadly Sins.

Lust: all of a sudden you can’t drink or smoke for what seems like the rest of
Your life, and if you have a good partner they will offer to Not do those things with you. If your partner is human they will do those things within a matter of days. So you Lust after their freedom as they flaunt it right in front of you.

Greed: I found myself shopping daily, trying to hoard every last pair of size 28 designer jeans I could find, because these were my last weeks in this body. As the bloat and the beer bellyesk bump began to hang over my perfectly sculpted waist.

Gluttony: Whether you are eating to keep from throwing up or you are craving fast food. You are no longer in charge of portion control or your own tastebuds. I have struggled my entire life with weight gain, and my relationship with food; this is unlike and food struggle. The gluttony that takes over and the cravings that leave you helpless.

Envy: You want to head bunt every girl in Pure Barre that hasn’t been forced to stop stretching on There stomach . Every person who can drink Beer and eat Mexican cheese sucks, because you are so envious of them.

Anger: You can probably tell by now its not all baby bumps and glowing skin over here. My husband said it best, “ wow, they really lie to you don’t they when does it look like your pregnant?” Just another reason to be angry ; you just have a frat boy beer belly and you hate everyone.

Pride: you struggle with this one in between bouts of self-doubt and trying to reassure yourself you’re not crazy. You become prideful and no one anywhere better doubt you …                      God Forbid they question you.

 I will end you   is an appropriate to response to every question.

Sloth: You are so unbelievably exhausted and fatigued, your clothes don’t match,
Your house is a mess, and you smell like a fart.

And you smell like a Fart

That is where the blog originally ended. Unfortunately this is only the beginning, and I know for a fact it will get better and there are a million reasons women do this multiple times. I started this blog to be about food and fashion and only publish positive honest views. Just to Clarify this is positive, because on the other end of this blog in the year 2015 is the smartest, most beautiful amazingly talented artist I will ever meet, and if you ever say anything different about my kid…

I WILL END YOU

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We will make it ok! Photos By JAM

Instagram LookBook Shopper

You know by now I’m an Instagramaholic my new favorite past time is following the rabbit hole of Likes! 20140729-094908-35348004.jpg
This photo of my Vacation #ootd was recently liked by Halcyon Fair who knew one like would open up this page of awesomeness .

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I am dreaming of my little pregnant baby bump throwing a cocktail party in this vintage number.

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The possibilities are endless when it comes to maternity Fashion and vintage!

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If I was a daring Man Repeller Fashionista I would rock this top and skirt baby bump exposed!

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Check out these beautiful photos of Maura in my home town of Chapel Hill North Carolina.

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I’ll leave you with two sets of vintage earring from her site
My birthday is tomorrow these king of the Jungle studs are fitting for a Leo!

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Fashion Dynasty DealThanks for the love – take 20% off anything in the store with code SHARELOVE now through this Friday 8/8! On Halcyon Fair

Python temptations

It’s no secret my accessory game is strong! Black is a classic color, sliming, and intelligent looking. 20140725-125737-46657823.jpg
You can make any outfit look fashionable buy wearing the right belt and shoes. If it’s all black or Jeans and a TShirt, using accessories to add a pop of color or a texture by using animal print or bright color. You had added another layer to your once simple outfit.

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WCM New York is a manufacturing house based in America, the produce fine leathers and exotics in the US as well as abroad!

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I was incredibly impressed with the quality of my WCM gear.

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The best part is all of the amazing companies, and designers that work in house! You can Like WCM NY on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter !

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Fashion Dynasty Note:
My New favorite belt is called the Python Empire and will be available soon!
Sizing runs a little small so order one size up in belt 🙂 28 jean size order a large

Ps Check out this Chick @bewolffashion rocking her WCM gear!

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Cowboys don’t cry, a Shoe Dilemma

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We have all heard the saying “Dress for the Job you want, not the Job you have!”
This is a daily dilemma for me; you could almost call it a ritual. Every morning I open my eyes and start putting together the perfect outfit. One of a fashion hungry A-List celebrity. I start at the top and work down to my feet.

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Like Nocona on Facebook

Here is where the frustration begins; I am a hair stylist, first I need to look professional, second I am standing on my feet between 8 and 10 hours a day. That’s not comfortable in any high heel or Flat for more than 4 hours. So I have two options: change shoes every 2 hours or find something that is Fashionable and Functional.

Nocona White Calf

Nocona White Calf with Fashion Toe

I’ve Fallin in love with these;Nocona White Calf ,not ony do they hold my ankles secure for the day, but the are large enough for my wide calves.(16inch calf) Nocona Boots run true to size and comfort.

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When you first get them you will think, this boots look really narrow. That is what is amazing thing about them . They are comfortable, and fashionable; they make your feet and calfs look sleek and petite. Not an easy task for a white boot!

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Follow Nocona on Twitter

Cowboy boots have answered alot of my fashion dilemmas simply by being classic. If you are going to invest in a classic cowboy boot. Spend money with the companies that work for real CowBoys, not just wanna be cowboys in designer boutiques!

Fashion Dynast Note:
I trust any of the Justin Brands, Tony Lama , Nocona

Great for wide Calves

Most of the sizing runs true, but it is always good to try before you buy. 

 

You don’t know … About Shinola

I Love Vert and Vogue , one of the reasons besides the effortless European style is that they always know something before I do. I don’t give many fashionistas that claim… Maybe my mother in law. 20140625-152048-55248810.jpg
A few weeks ago they introduced me to this beautiful Shinola watch.

20140625-152718-55638104.jpg I am the type of girl who follows trends, but always leans toward classics. As much as I love my Micheal Kors watch, I’m really saving for a vintage Rolex.

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Vert and Vogue successfully changed my mind about my Rolex dreams… I now dream about Shinola

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A watch that is not only made in America, but in Detroit !

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because they are and Watchmaking is truly an art. 20140625-153301-55981702.jpg
If you are Durham Local head over to Vert and Vogue in Brightleaf today and try one on today, and start dreaming of Shinola

10 Minute Mop Miracle

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This is my Good Morning Hair, last night I went to bed with my hair wet.
I applied a heavy Layer of Living Proof No Frizz Weight a Less Styling spray then squeezed the excess water out with at towel and went to bed. 20140623-083913-31153309.jpg
Using just this one Product I will not only create beautiful touchable waves, but also an ever lasting style even in humidity and rain.

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Did I mention I’m in a Hyatt , this is not my horrible lighting choice. I’m spritzing the product all over my hair before I section it.

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Using my Favorite Scrunchi I section my hair in medium sized sections to create more realistic waves.

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I’m using a picture from a previous blogs , ( when my Husband was around to take the pic)
Notice how I hold the iron down and wrap the hair from roots to ends around the wand.

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Spritzing more of the product on each section before I apply heat. It will not only shield my hair from the heat but it will block the humidity to maintain the style all weightlessly … It’s in the name.

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One last mist and a light scrunch will fuze the sections together into a moldable , movable style.

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And your selfie ready!

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