5 Tips To Help You Get Ready & Inspired To Attend NYFW

This post is sponsored by smartwater. Fashion Week is literally now. On top of that, I have a freelance writing gig for a huge client and I’m speaking at the Blogalicious conference this weekend. So you can imagine the level of excitement slash frustration slash anxiety I’m going through right now. Being a grown up means learning how to balance…
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My Journey To Embracing My Curves (That I Use To Hate) #PlusIsEqual

There has never been a moment in my life where I wasn’t plus size. In fact, I was plus size before the world introduced us to the term plus size. As a relatively tall teenager I grew up ashamed of my curves. Partly because I had to shop at the same places my mother did. I have to give myself…
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Perfect Curls For Your Hair Don’t Exist–Here’s Why!

This post is sponsored by Cantu. I’ve always been a girl who wanted needed to be in the “in crowd”. You know that girl with the freshest sneakers, the flyest clothes AND the dopest hair (I mean, my hair is pretty dope though!). We can blame my mother for that. She always dressed me up like we had a winter gala…
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Unboxing Target’s New Beauty Box

Compensation for this post provided by Target via Mode Media, but all opinions expressed are solely the author’s. Here’s my harsh reality. I live 8 blocks away from a Target, which means I spend about 94% of my time walking up and down the aisles looking for what I think I might need. Because who really goes in with a…
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You Should Just #SimplyBeYourself! + A Video Of Your 5 Fave Bloggers Being…Great!

The road to becoming Ty Alexander has been quite an interesting one. I’ve “lived a little!” Cues corny uplifting music. I was a teenage mom, I’ve been damn near homeless and more recently my mother went to Heaven and my entire world was left in beautiful chaotic mess. Through it all I’ve learned to ignore the “haters”. Especially the one…
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost: The Fountain Of Youth In A Jar

My skin care routine is forever changing. Partly because of the weather but mainly because I am a true beauty enthusiast so I have to try everything. And even though my beauty product arsenal is “on fleek”, trust that on the good good makes it on le blog. Insert Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel.
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Banglemania! Why The Arm Party Trend Isn’t Going Anywhere

You guys know that when it comes to my wardrobe I am a bit of a minimalist. Like, I love wearing all black everything, or a basic white tee-shirt and maybe some funky kicks. Here’s why! I adore jewelry! When I was younger I’d sneak into my mother’s room and play in all of her fancy bracelets and rings. I’d…
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5 Smart & Frugal Back To School Shopping Tips

I think we are all sad that mother nature will soon be giving summer the boot, but hooray chants are in order because fall is upon us. But getting pretty for back to school adds up fast: new clothes, school supplies, backpacks and a bunch of extra stuff you didn’t realize  you had to buy. Here’s five cost-cutting tips to help…
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Why Shaving My Legs Is A New Love…

  I have a confession to make. I rarely shave my legs. Yep, I am that trifling girl. Or maybe that makes me a bold feminist, depends on who you ask. I use to love smooth freshly shaved legs when I was younger. My high school boyfriend LOVED smooth legs. But somewhere in between 25-30 I stopped caring.
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