Fashion

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Ballin’ On a Budget: The Best Vintage Boutiques to Shop in NYC and Online

Hi, my name is Jourdan and I'm obsessed with thrifting. From rocking high waisted mom jeans by Calvin Klein and an old school jersey, my aesthetic is very tomboy cozy... Think Khadijah James. But, now that I'm older and growing tired of the sweats I've been living in all winter, I'm ready to switch it up and show off a more feminine side. I've secretly always wanted to channel early...

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RECAP: Iman Alexander’s Santa Cruz SS17 Capsule Collection

As a girl trying to grow out of her streetwear/cozy girl aesthetic, I've been learning to appreciate high fashion more. This was my first year getting to do anything involving New York Fashion Week— and I was excited! I kicked off my fashion week attending the Birchbox x Milk Makeup NYFW event and Kendall and Kylie Samsung event with my friend Dee! While the Milk Makeup event was a surprising favorite, the Kendall and...

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Holiday SZN: The Broke Girl’s (and Guys) Perfect Gift Guide

It's holiday season, y'all. With holiday season usually comes loads of unnecessary stress over shopping. People tend to panic for the perfect for their loved ones, bae(s), and friends. To be completely honest (and kinda corny), the best gifts aren't the most expensive or popular ones. The best gifts are the ones that show you've actually been listening to/paying attention to their likes, dislikes, and hobbies. In honor of the upcoming...

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Glo’ing Up: The Best Body & Skincare Products Under $20

Hi, my name is Jourdan and I am a (non recovering) product junkie. I spend what little free time I have indulging myself with hours of tutorials on Youtube and (of course) buying more products. I've turned my bathroom into a mini spa with the amount of face masks, body scrubs, and oils I have! With my skin goals on Lupita Nyong'o levels, I'm trying to glow up in every way possible...

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What’s on Your Feet Ma? : The Best Kicks for Women to Rock This Fall

Because of my tomboyish ways and my hatred for heels, I've always been a sneaker kind of girl. Growing up, my closet was filled with bright colored Nike Dunks and a classic white pair of Air Force 1s. Now that I'm "grown", my chucks have been my go to sneakers. I love a good pair of kicks that I can wear anywhere with anything. But since it's getting colder, I've had a...

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Ballin’ On a Budget: Fall Thrift Haul

Summer is officially over. Though I'm sadly packing away my favorite high waisted shorts and maxi dresses, the change of season means one awesome thing: FALL SHOPPING. With suede, leather jackets and flared jeans on my mind, I decided this is an appropriate time to update my wardrobe. My good friend Bria, my $100 budget, and I hit the thrift stores of Bushwick, Brooklyn for some cheap alternatives of fall's hottest...

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Harlem’s New Natural Hair Haven: Vivrant Beauty

As a product junkie, I know that shopping for products (that work well with my hair) can be overwhelming. I often find myself scavenging through multiple beauty supply stores in order to find just one particular product for my hair. That can get old real quick! [caption id="attachment_583" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] This is only half of my bad habit.[/caption] Luckily, I found a new black owned beauty supply that has become my new...

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A Sunday at the Sugar Hill Market

    Today was my first Sunday off in a while. Though I usually like to spend my Sundays in bed cuddled up with Netflix or downing bellinis over brunch, I decided to do some exploring in my Harlem neighborhood. Maybe I've been living under a rock but Harlem has been the home to some awesome events lately! The Sugar Hill Market is one of them. Located on West 132nd Street at...

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Balling on a Budget: Thrifting in NY 101

Lately, I've been wanting to step outside of my clothing comfort zone. My everyday outfit consists of a random shirt or jersey (which usually belongs to my boyfriend), whatever jeans are laying around, and a pair of dirty sneakers. But with the warm weather finally making its way to NYC, I'm ready to revamp my wardrobe. In college, thrifting was my go to when I wanted to switch it up without breaking...

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The (Very Late) Recap: Broccoli City Festival

Despite the rain blowing my mood and the perfect outfit I had planned, Broccoli City Fest was dope. The festival's goal was to promote healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyles in cool and relevant ways. With healthy food truck alternatives, on-site spinning and yoga classes, and a strict recycling policy, Broccoli City Fest did just that. Checkout the pics and recap on some of my favorite artists and vendors from Broccoli City below:...

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