Month: September, 2011

Confessions: Part 1

I am currently having an affair. I have been faithfully wearing Viva La Juicy perfume for almost three years now and for the past few days I have been spritzing myself with Gucci Flora. I’m loving the new scent, its fresh and I feel like a grown woman whenever I have it on. I’m not sure if this could turn into a serious relationship, but only time will tell. Change is always good right?

x0, Marcella


Ride or Dye

I love experimenting with my hair. It’s naturally curly and falls halfway down my back. Most of the time I wear a messy or sleek bun, or a long Kim Kardashian style ponytail. Two weeks ago, I dyed my roots (L’Oreal Feria Brazilian Brown #51). The result: a reddish brown. I didn’t touch the rest of my hair. I’m wearing a toning type hairstyle (top/roots are reddish brown, bottom is dark brown).

Next dye period, I’m going to reverse the process. I want to have dark at top going into a lighter color, or I’ll just pull my hair into a high bun and just dye the bun.

Kind of like Chris Brown’s gorgeous girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

Also, I’ve been cheating on my bun with a sleek french braid this week. Braids have been extremely popular lately. If your hair isn’t long enough to try a braided hairstyle, get some fake hair! Weave isn’t always crazy expensive. And the hair doesn’t have to be sewn in. There are clip-on pieces you can purchase at Sally Beauty Supply for the low-low.

xo, Tea

Down With The Brown

Fall has finally arrived! This Va weather has been crazy and unfortunately there haven’t been many opportunities to wear the cozy sweaters and boots yet. Good thing is your nails don’t have to wait for a change. Brown and neutral tones are definitely in style this season…especially for your nails. My life is currently so lame that a small trip to Target is sometimes the highlight of my day. I picked up these two colors today and they are amazing! The colors are Essie Wicked (left) and Essie Mink Muffs (right).

xo, Marcella

Must-Have Accessory

A vital piece of jewelry to have in your collection is a signiature bracelet that you can wear on multiple occasions. My latest purchase is this Garnett Brass Id Bangle, and I am obsessed. I pair it with my work ensembles and my everday outfits as well. Check out Garnett Jewelry to buy your own and to view the rest of their signiature pieces.

xo, Marcella

Finally Fall Fashion: No Need for New Wardrobe

I always swear up and down that summer is my favorite season. I love going to the beach with my girlfriends and a case of BL2s. I love tanning. And I absolutely love backless dresses and cropped tops that show off bandeaus. Yet I was too excited that my outfit on Saturday consisted of thick thigh-highs and over-the-knee boots. It’s been quite an eventful summer for me, and I had the pleasure of experimenting with different trends and styles; hence I wore a crap load of cut-offs. But who says I gotta throw them out for the colder weather?

Going through my closet, I decided to leave a few essential pieces for my fall wardrobe:

Like mentioned above, my many pairs of denim cut-off shorts. I’ll most likely be pairing them with tights and a pair of wedged lace-ups or classic, bad-ass motorcycle boots.

Button-downs. I’m keeping all the fall-ish colors: deep burgundy, tan, browns.

Maxi dresses. I haven’t even worn all the ones I bought for the summer. Pairing a dress with some thick stockings, a sweater and wedged boots can totally be a fall look. Maybe I could even continue the tradition of tying a knot at the bottom of the dress for a more fashionable look.

Strappy wedges. Will be worn with tights as well. I’ve never tried the sock & sandal look, but hey, this season might be it.

Cropped tops. Throwing a chunky sweater over top should keep my tummy and back area warm.

Bandeau bras. Get a pair of high-waist pants (or velvet leggings), throw on a thick wrap-around sweater – making sure the bra is showing, and some fun chunky boots. Perfect fit for going out with my girlfriends.

Denim jackets. I really don’t care if there is a snow storm outside. Layering your denim jacket over an all-black ensemble (such as thick black leggings, black turtleneck tucked in, and perhaps a wool scarf) can give your leather jackets a run for their money.

Denim in general. I’m leaving all of my jeans and denim button-downs. They are a major go-to item. Every single season.

Doesn’t sound like I did any major “cleaning out my closet” damage. Maybe I’m just being an overall believer in saving money for the season. What I did get rid of though are all the colorful print tops I’ve collected since the Spring – mainly thrifted them. As much as I love pops of color, this fall will have a more classic black, nude, tan look.

So yeah. Reuse and work with what you already have. You can turn any piece of clothing into a new one with a minor change or addition. Shout out to the people who do not have to go out and splurge on a complete new wardrobe for next season.

xo, Tea