How to Save Money ..

Sephora Shopping Bag, Starbucks

via The truth of the matter is Sephora can make you use your money to buy Nars and Urban Decay instead of paying your rent. Especially during the Beauty Insider sales that happen every year. And honestly, when I do spend the cash, I don't have time to return a $65 foundation, remember where I placed the receipt and waste my gas to go back to Sephora to exchange or refund. So when I spend my money, I want to make sure I do it right the first time. Use these four money saving techniques before … [Read more...]

Houston’s Pa..

Angry Shrimp Appetizer

My husband and I went Paleo this week! Kinda. Or at least tryed. yaaay. Can't you tell I'm was excited. What sparked this food adventure was our recent invitation to Ruggles Black, a paleo restaurant with an atmosphere to die for. I never knew food could be so good, look so great, and be filled with amazing local ingredients. Ruggles Black is a food bar located in Upper Kirby in Houston and is a modern and fun restaurant serving a fusion of Indian, French, and American foods.  The Long … [Read more...]

Charlotte Tilbury ..


If you haven't heard of Charlotte Tilbury, you are truly missing out!   Celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury and her crew visited Houston to showcase the brand and show us all the makeup goodies her brand offered. I was invited to a press session to get the inside scoop on the brand and the products. Charlotte Tilbury understands the power of make-up like no-one else. With over 20 years at the forefront of the make-up industry, working with the world’s top models, photographers, … [Read more...]


Daily Routine

Tee: Madewell | Knee-Ripped Jeans: Same here | Black Patent Flats: Zara | Black Sleeveless Blazer: H&M Work is busy, the house isn't unpacked completely, there's no furniture yet, and I'm a little frazzled. In order to get this routine going, I need things to be in place! That's the Type A personality coming out. Any who, this outfit is sort of what my days have been looking like lately. Jeans + Tee + Flats. That's been the recipe. I've been so eager to get everything in place but … [Read more...]

Update + Home Deco..

Neutral Decor for Formal Dining Room

Blue couch | Gray couch | Coffee Table | Cowhide Rug Dining Table | Rug | Curtains | Buffet Bed | Chaise | Rug | Lamps | Mirror This past weekend, we finally moved in our new home! There is nothing more stressful than moving. Seriously. Last week, we got the keys to our home before we moved in to allow us time to get all of the upgrades we wanted before we officially moved in. I took the week off to make sure everything arrived in one piece and was installed correctly. We got all new … [Read more...]

Parka & Plaid..

Parka & Plaid Outfit

Parka: Gap | Plaid Shirt: Old Navy | Ripped Blue Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Nine West Talk about bipolar weather. Literally a couple of days ago, it was 80 degrees. And now it's raining and 30 degrees. A true Houston recipe for me to get sick again. No bueno! Just imagine if I were in Boston right now. I've heard the snow is completely covering cars and people are making tunnels to make way through towns. I suspect this summer in Texas to be brutal. But despite the chill on this day these jeans … [Read more...]

The Journey of B w..

Zeta Legacy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MassMutual for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As I reflect on Black History Month, there have been many profound people in Black history that have done wonderful things. I've admired those who marched, worked, and set examples for the black community. But then, I ponder on my history. The people who touched my life; who molded me with values and aspirations. As you can see from the picture above, she is always full of laughter and enjoys … [Read more...]

Long Time

Big Afro and Grey Outfit

Grey T-Shirt: Zara | Black Jeans: Gap | Grey Oversized Coat: F21 | Caged Black Heels: Zara | Bejeweled Necklace: Zara | Sunglasses: ZeroUV | Bag: Louis Vuitton OMG!! I've missed you guys so much! First things first. January was such a busy month for me. I helped with hosting a lovely engagement party. It was such a beautiful experience. The couple is set to have a their wedding next year and planning the engagement party was just a taste of how the wedding is going to be. All in all, we had … [Read more...]

The Best Leather J..

Leather jacket

  Dress: Cotton On | Leather Jacket: Topshop | Scarf: Aldo | Boots: Zara | Sunglasses: ZeroUV OMG! I have had the hardest time getting back in the groove of blogging. If I told you what I have been up to in the past few weeks you probably wouldn't believe me. As I type these very words, my eyes are so heavy, but my list of things to do doesn't require sleep. This year has been so exciting thus far. Major congrats to close friends with upcoming nuptials! I'm so excited to be in … [Read more...]

New Year 2015

Brilliance of B New Year

Happy New Year!! I cannot believe a whole year has gone by so FAST. As many people, I've been reflecting and I'm so grateful for how far I've come from the last two years. Since moving to Houston, I've had a hard time adjusting but I'm so thankful for the struggles. I've learned a lot about myself and I'm so excited for the goals that I've set for the next year. There will be a lot going on next year. From moving, to traveling, to plans to adding to our family and MORE! I hope you guys have … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 20..

Merry Christmas outfit 2014

Green top: Express | Red skirt: Zara | Heels: Nine West | Trench: Zara | Sunglasses: Cotton On | Bracelets: H&M & F21 I just got finished stuffing my face with Holiday Gumbo and Potato Salad made by my husband's parents. So full right now!  lol Anyway, we are attending a wedding in New Orleans this weekend. I'm so excited to eat all of the Cajun foods I have my mouth set for before I start getting this body back in to shape. Yes, I'm using the new year to reset my healthy kick. I hope … [Read more...]

Worth It Beauty It..


  one // two // three // four // five // six Honestly, you CAN NOT go wrong with purchasing any of these beauty items for the woman who appreciates her beauty. These items are the most talked about and have made the most sought after beauty products of this year. And why not end the year with giving her a piece of what everyone wants. Place once of these in her Christmas stocking and watch her face will be full of excitement. … [Read more...]