November is hands down my favorite month of the year! The weather is crisp but not too chilly and the leaves fall off the trees so beautifully. Why November? I’m glad you asked because here’s a list of my favorite things about November:

It’s my FAVORITE person in the world’s Birthday is this month (my daughter, Sierra Giselle) – My life changed forever and for the better when I had my mini-me at 3:36 on November 7, 2013. I still cannot believe she turns five years old today. YIKES. Happy Birthday baby girl πŸ™‚

So, my daughter was born two weeks before MY birthday. Do I really need to elaborate on this one. HAHA. (This year, and many years in the past, my birthday has landed on Thanksgiving!)

As mentioned above, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year and I am beyond excited because it’s my favorite holiday. My favorite day and favorite holiday equals me in heaven for the day πŸ™‚

Holiday gatherings – Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving (I consider my close friends family)

Sweater weather – You cannot go wrong with a cozy sweater that fits your body well. It’s perfect to wear with a light jacket or a heavier one for when temps drop outside.

FOOD and SWEET POTATO PIE (My favorites! I love Thanksgiving food and desserts and I save all my really bad eating days for this time of the year.)



I love when fall comes around because everything is Pumpkin or Apple flavored and I get to try new beauty collections!

This fall I am excited to try out some new lipsticks – If you did not know this about me, I tend to wear lipstick or a tinted lip balm to spice up my look during the week and a red lip when I want to feel sexy and confident. Plus lipstick is a beauty product I cannot live without. So, below I came up with a list of lipsticks I am excited to try with my fall beauty looks:

The New M.A.C. Matte Lipsticks

I am loving all of Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip shades this time around. You cannot go wrong with any of these lipsticks. I will do a follow-up post after I try these lipsticks out so stay tuned.


I am a HUGE fan of M.A.C. lipsticks, especially the Matte ones but, they can be drying and make my lips peel sometimes. My dreams for a Matte lipstick that’s non-drying are coming true because M.A.C. just released a line of lipsticks formulated specifically to combat the non-drying stereotype.

The makeup company released Powder Kiss – a powdery-matte finish lipstick that also moisturizes your lips. It’s supposed to feel like wearing your favorite lip balm but in a lipstick format. The Powder Kiss lipsticks comes in 16 shades and I cannot wait to get my hands on a few.


Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul passed away early last Thursday morning leaving many people sad and creating playlist of her most legendary songs. She leaves behind a legacy that includes six decades of music, 18 grammy’s, and 17 top-10 hits to name a few of her achievements. She was the epitome of a strong black woman – teen mom, singer, Civil Rights Activist, and fashionista. Aretha was one of the most influential women in music.

Aretha lived a history-making life and died at the tender age of 76. Her voice and songs are iconic and powerful. I remember growing up watching It’s Showtime at the Apollo and seeing people either SANG her song to glory or screw up and the audience letting them know they didn’t do the Queen of Soul’s song justice. My friends and family can tell you that I have an old soul and love classic R&B tunes. I love singers that can actually SING! I love singers that can sing the hell out of a song live and that’s what Aretha did with all of her songs! My favorite songs include: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Respect”, “Something He Can Feel”, “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”, and “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business”.

Aretha was also a fashion icon and the Queen of Shade – She once pulled a Mariah Carey diva move and claimed to not know fellow singer, Patti Labelle. Check out my favorite looks below:

1965 – Embellished Long-sleeve Gown

1969- Jewel Embellished Dress

1969 – Red Dress with Feathered Sleeves

1972 – Two-piece white outfit with Fuzzy Pink Jacket

1974 – Orange Chiffon Gown

1975 – Printed Dress and White Boa

1977 – Brown Sequin Gown

1983 – Black Sequin Dress and Feather Head Piece

1990 – Emerald Satin Dress, Beaded Belt, and Gold Earrings

1992 – Ballerina-inspired Dress

1993 – Fur Coat and Red Dress

2017 – Embellished Gown


I’ve been patiently waiting for Zara to bless us with their annual spring/summer sale online and in-stores. The fast fashion favorite kicked off their annual spring/summer sale late last night for men, women, and kids items.

I already checked the website and put a “heart” next to my favorite pieces for myself and my mini-me summer wardrobes. Here are the pieces I’m picking up (with the current retail price) and you should too before they’re gone:

“Authentic” Belted Dress $29.99

Off-the Shoulder Dress $35.99

Shirt Dress $29.99

Strappy Ribbed Dress $15.99

Tropical Printed Knotted Jumpsuit $29.99

Top with Wraparound Belt $29.99