Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Real: Natural vs. Natural

I've noticed on Instagram, Facebook and in my everyday face to face life the difference reactions I receive when I wear my hair in different styles.  Its interesting to me.  When I post/wear my hair manipulated but curling creams and gels I get so many likes and compliments.  Then when I wear my hair truly, what I think is natural, with no hair products I get less compliments or likes or none at all.  Its funny because the reactions are from my community, black people and the natural hair community. It seems to me we still have an issue with our true natural hair.  Why?  Is it we still want to fit into a certain look? Why would controlled curls be better then uncontrolled puffy?  My hair when it doesn't have products in it stands up.  It doesn't lay down. But isn't that the beauty of our hair?  That it defies gravity, its soft and fluffy, it has life to it.  This is not to say anything against wash n' go ladies or people who like or prefer that style. I wear that style often.  I'm just wondering if we have come as far as a community as we would like to think?

Be Blessed & Smile

Monday, June 20, 2016

Second Story Boutique

OOTD brought to you by Second Story Boutique. I have been past this shop so many times.  Each time I looked in the window and told myself I'm going to check them out one day.  So yesterday I'm just out enjoying the weather and walked past the shop.  I have time so I go in.  The shop is so cute and welcoming.  I was greeted as soon as I walked in. The young lady working was so nice thanked me for coming in, explained the lay out and told me to let her know if I needed anything. She even pointed out the sale rack.

Second Story Boutique is a consignment shop as the name suggest.  They carry clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories and jewelry. Consignment and new retail can be purchased.
Located at 3903 Georgia Ave, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20011  

 I found several items but I controlled myself and picked up only three pieces: earrings, necklace and a dress.  The earrings will be in a later post.

If you in the area go check them out. Support a female, black owned business.