Spring Forward w/ Target Threshold Collection

1_Glam_Author_Logo_100x100017 Armed with a $200 gift card to Target, I set out to find some beautiful pieces to spruce up my sofa area . I fell in love with these Ikat Toss Pillows as soon as I saw them. They were the perfect fit! My current living room color palette consists of browns, oranges, and creams. I didn’t want anything too bold, because whatever I chose still needed to blend well with the colors I have now. I also fell in love with the figurals. They were mostly white, and I needed them to brighten up my space. I always complain to my Sweety that we need brighter furniture pieces in this space. It seems like all of our side tables & tv stand is dark brown. So when I found this cute little metal accent table, I knew I had to have it!Continue Reading

Birthday Talk

Good Morning! Its Monday….again. I think the weekends are only meant to tease us cause they just roll by too fast. I’m not complaining this Monday though, because its only 2 days before my birthday! I have no idea why I’m super excited about my birthday this year. I have no plans to go anywhere. I really don’t have anything to do. I was going to go to Vegas, but changed my mind. This is a special bithday for me because I’m turning the big 35. I was so scared to turn 30, now I’m turning Continue Reading

Fully In-VEST-ed

045 Hey Loves! I am loving this bun so much better than the 1st one. I used the Marley hair this time around. I wanted this hair the 1st time, but didn’t feel like going to the beauty supply store.  Doing my hair this time was such a breeze because I knew what to expect. I few of you have asked for a tutorial on the other style, and I will do one Continue Reading

Florals and Fur


It’s Thursday, Valentine’s Day!!!!! I want to wish you all a very Happy Heart Day! Even if you don’t have a significant other, you should still make the best of it. Buy yourself something…… HUMPH! I know I would!

Anyway, as I was editing these pics, I was wondering why on earth I never wore this blazer. It is just too darn cute! It’s a great cut & the pattern is amazing. I have entirely too many blazers that Continue Reading

High Bun

064So…….I’m super excited because I am finally able to get my hair in a ponytail! I was struggling with this hair on Sunday, yall. I washed & conditioned it….easy. But, I was trying to do some type of updo thingy, and could not braid the back of my own hair for the style. I got so frustrated that I almost cried (I know, TMI). But sometimes, you just get like that when things aren’t Continue Reading

Paying it Forward

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I always try to be nice to people. I strive to be kind-hearted, and treat people the way I want to be treated. Anytime I’m around people, I always try to smile & look approachable. If I see an elderly person or a mother with kids struggling to get their groceries in the car, I always try to help. I try to remain polite & respectful to anyone I’m around. It just seems like the nicer you are, that feeling radiates, and people you’re around start to act the same. I love doing random acts of kindness. It  makes me feel so much better inside. This  year, I plan to do so much more in my community. I’ve wanted to feed the homeless for years, but never followed through with my plans. Giving back doesn’t necessarily mean giving money. Time is so much more valuable. Whether that means mentoring a troubled teenager or spending time at nursing homes with people whose family doesn’t visit them. I feel that I’ve been blessed so much that there is no excuse not to give back & pay it forward.

 How are you Paying it Forward?

FINAL_PAY_IT_FORWARD_RED_r1 Because a great mentor can make all the difference, Coca-Cola has teamed up with Magic Johnson, Common and Debra Lee of BET Networks to give four young people the apprenticeship experience of a lifetime.  Visit MCR.com/PayItForward to nominate an aspiring youth and help pay it forward to the next generation.  You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win $5,000 for each nomination you make (up to five nominations per person).
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Coca-Cola via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Coca-Cola.

Monee Elizabeth (Review & Giveaway)

2013-01-27 001 020 Hey Loves! This post is long overdue. These pieces were sent to me by the lovely Latreacia, owner of Monee Elizabeth, about a month ago.  I’ve worn each piece around 3-4 times, but kept forgetting to photograph them. Monee Elizabeth is a very new company. She actually opened her Etsy shop on Nov. 1st, which is the same day as my blog anniversary! I’m so honored that she asked me to help her spread the word about her company. What I loveContinue Reading