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Inspiration

My Collab With RedBubble | Supporting Black Influencers

March 17, 2019

Yesterday I got caught  up  watching video after video on youtube  about Black Influencers who were misrepresented by big brands, but not just misrepresented but taken advantage of. A couple years ago I had written a blog post about something that had happened with a brand who had no women of color in their marketing. This situation is similar but different, for lack of a better term  this sitiuation is worst. Continue Reading

OOTD

Real Girl Style and Natural Hair – Keeping It Casual

February 26, 2019

When I tell you that Life has been hitting me hardcore I mean Im getting hit sis. I am finally realizing that I am just one person who wants to do everything and that is just not possible. I have taken a pretty noticeable step back from my online platforms to enjoy people some more and life. I think balance is key, Continue Reading

OOTD

The Secret of Making Every Outfit Incredible

January 22, 2019


Have you ever seen a girl in your local town who is wearing an outfit similar to one you have? Have you ever wondered why she looks great in her but on you it looks plain and ordinary? It is nothing to do with designer brands; it has nothing to do with hers and your figure. It is all down to wearing the right accessories, which can change a boring outfit into something stunning. This is an art that some lucky people have perfected, and others still need to grasp. Continue Reading

OOTD

Freeing Yourself Up: Discovering Your Own Fashion Style And Following It

January 21, 2019

While fashion trends come and go, when we are looking for some sort of inspiration to improve our style, we are neglecting one simple thing. We need to embrace our own style, nobody else’s! And while it’s intimidating to forge your own path, rather than follow the herd, dressing the way we want can free us up in so many ways. So how can we discover our own fashion style, and make the most of it? Continue Reading

Travel & Reviews

Six Ways To Save Money While You Travel

January 17, 2019

Traveling is pretty much the biggest adventure that anyone can choose to go on. Packing a bag and roaming the many countries and cities that our world has to offer is a privilege, and if you are going to be in on that privilege, then it stands to reason that you should learn as much as possible about how to keep your travels cheap. Most people love the idea of a vacation of luxury. One where you don’t pinch the pennies and count every cent – wouldn’t we all?! However, life isn’t always like that, and if you want to budget for your adventure and keep yourself afloat while you see the world, then you need to get conservative with your cash. We’re going to take a look at six ways that you can cut down your costs and save a little dough while you travel, so that you can keep chasing that horizon. Continue Reading

Girl Talk These Are The Rules Podcast

Husband vs Boyfriends, These Are The Rules EP 2 Is Live.

January 14, 2019

Hey everyone it is here a little late but, better late than never.  I had hoped by now I would have figured out iTunes, using Blubrry and RSS feeds but I still haven’t. I spend most of my time surfing the internet and youtube watching all the videos but still end up lost and confused, this one has proven the hardest yet but I will master it.  In my second podcast I wanted to tackle something that I think I talk about everyday, dating.

It feels like women are constantly auditioning for marriage and men are on some type of imaginary reality show wading through a sea of women looking for the right one to give a rose. So I wanted to know how we felt about boyfriends and husbands and what benefits we considered worthy of each title. It is uploaded to Soundcloud and you do not need the app to listen or even need a subscription, just click the link and anyone can listen to it. Thanks so much for the continued support, enjoy.

 

xoxo LaurenOLauren

Travel & Reviews

Five of the Best Cities To Visit in Florida

December 26, 2018

If you think about Florida then most people think of the sunshine, the beaches, and the theme parks. But there is much more to Florida than just Orlando; the sunshine state does offer a variety of different cities that are all offering something completely different. There are so many beaches to choose from, luxury stores and boutiques, as well as national parks and other stunning things to see. So here is a quick break down of some of the top cities to visit in Florida; if haven’t been to any of them before, even if you have.

Orlando

Ok, so while there are plenty of other cities that are worth visiting, Orlando is still one of the top choices. There are theme parks and waterparks of all different varieties to choose from, as well as good shopping malls, discount malls, and plenty of great restaurants. The only thing is that it is pretty heavy with tourists, so that is something to bear in mind.

Miami

Obviously I have a soft spot for Miami, that was my scene for so many years.  I met my husband in Miami six birthdays ago, it’s perfect for a girls weekend or couples Get away. Located in the south of the state, Miami is another popular spot with tourists and locals alike. It has some really stunning beaches, as well as a pretty vibrant nightlife scene. It is quite a trendy city too, with a funky art-deco scene as well as great street food. The city is also made up of a few smaller neighborhoods such as Little Haiti and Little Havana if you are after some Caribbean flair, or the Overtown neighborhood that is rich in its African-American history, with good music and soul food.

Tampa

Over on the west, Tampa is one of the biggest cities out there. Tampa is a pretty popular spot with families due to the abundance of wildlife in the area, as well as the Busch Gardens park, aquarium, and Tampa Zoo. It is a pretty busy and bustling city, so staying out in the suburb areas or looking for lodging in Plant City, Florida could be a good idea. Then it is just a short drive to the attractions. Tampa also has a large latin community that is really evident through the food and many restaurants in the city.

St. Petersburg

Near to Tampa is St. Petersburg and the Clearwater area of Florida. It is the perfect area to escape the cold winter weather, as it is has an amazing climate all year round. As a result, you can just imagine the things that there are to see and do in this area. The beaches are some of the best,with St. Pete beach being one of the most popular. Make sure that you are there early for parking, otherwise it can be pretty tricky.

Daytona

The main claim to fame in Daytona is the Nascar Race that happens each February. But there is still enough to do and see the rest of the months. It has been a pretty popular spot for spring break in recent years, but is getting more popular with families because of ore attractions in the area, like the pier and the museums.