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Keeping Fashion Clean

Month: January, 2014

Grandma Chic: The Jumpsuit

‘To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.’ – Marc Jacobs

I was in Goodwill recently and came across the most amazing jumpsuit. I owe endless gratitude to my grandmother for giving me the ability to spot a timeless fashion piece in any vintage or thrift store because it’s not that easy! The high-waisted jumpsuit came in a size small, so this gave me the opportunity to style my beautiful and talented friend, Taffiny Kablay. After braiding her hair in two different shades of blonde, I knew that her hair color would compliment the jumpsuit well.

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Winged eyeliner, matte red lipstick, with a pair of red pumps, I decided to pair the look with Taffiny’s own chunky knit cardigan from Forever 21 in order to put the ‘granny’ in grandma chic. We ended up with a classic, effortless, and flattering silhouette without compromising comfort. I love being comfortable and having the ability to move about freely in my clothes and so this jumpsuit did just that for Taffiny’s slender frame.

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I’ll be posting more pictures of my thrift store finds, so stay tuned and enjoy! : )

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Manuka Honey for Clear and Glowing Skin

“The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars and it is not only pleasing but profitable and healthful; it sweetens their mouths, cures their wounds, and conveys remedies to inward ulcers.’ – Saint Ambrose

Well, this is definitely not a fashion post, but I just had to rant about my new favorite face mask! Recently, I bought a jar of Manuka Honey from Amazon after reading some reviews about how it had worked wonders for people dealing with all kinds of internal and external issues. I decided to try it because I’ve been looking for an all-natural solution for my acne scars. For the past week, after cleansing my face, I have been applying a Manuka Honey mask and leaving it on for at least 30 minutes. The results have been nothing short of amazing! My skin already has this wonderful glow and it seems to be clearing slowly! I have been using it in combination with lemon followed by African Shea butter as a moisturizer. I also eat a spoonful of Manuka every morning…it’s delicious and it also seems to help with menstrual cramps. Who knew! I definitely should have listened to my grandmother when she told me about the wonders of honey…

 

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I also purchased some Shea Butter for the first time because apparently it is a wonderful natural oil not only for hair, but for skin as well. It moisturizes dry skin, protects against the cold weather, helps restore the skins elasticity, evens out the skin tone, and countless other benefits. My hair and skin seem to be enjoying it so I thought I should share : )

 

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Photo Credit: Taffiny Kablay