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#ThembiTip: Shop The Look 4 Less

Ironically, when I put this look together, I hadn’t seen Kylie Jenner’s look at all.  I was searching high and low for an olive green dress that I actually liked, because I love the color, and it’s so in for the Fall.  I stumbled upon this pic of Kylie while reading an article that was comparing her and Kim’s styles.  I literally had an OMG moment, and had to write a post on how to get this look for less! If you…

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Coming To America

A lot of people don’t understand that there is a complete difference between being African, and African American.  Yes both groups can identify as black, and yes both groups have African roots and ancestors; however, when it comes down to it, there is somewhat of a disconnect between the two.  I am 100% African born and raised; both my parents are Africans, and I was raised with African traditions, values and culture.  I moved to America when I was 14…

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These Used To Be Boyfriend Jeans . . .

You know you’ve gained a few pounds when the fit of your boyfriend jeans are a little too snug.  For those who are unfamiliar with the term, boyfriend jeans don’t necessarily mean your boyfriend’s jeans.  While you could go that route and literally borrow a pair of your boyfriends jeans, ‘boyfriend jeans’ are actually women’s jeans that are supposed to give off a loose and relaxed fit.  The idea is that the jeans are supposed to look big but fitted..this…

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Work Is My Runway

I’m not your typical sit behind a desk, wear business professional to work everyday kind of gal and I’ve always known this.  I love fashion and I love looking good, and I take it upon myself to make sure I do everyday.  An assignment I had to complete in one of my college courses made me think about this on a different level.  The assignment was about figuring out where you want to work, the type of people you want…

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#ThembiTip: Fall Accesories

If you’re anything like me, you wish for winter during the summer, and summer during the winter because the  annoying but sometimes amazing temperatures just play with your emotions and raise your blood pressure.. I’m dramatic, I know.  As the cold weather approaches, all I can think about is the fashion it comes with.  I live for Fall fashion! – Side note! Being African, I grew up saying ‘Autumn’ but ‘Fall Fashion’ sounds so much better than ‘Autumn Fashion’.  –  The…

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#ThembiTip: Skin Care Routine

I’m fortunate enough to have clear and smooth skin, and people always ask me what I use for my face for that very reason.  To be completely honest, a lot of it is due to genetics.  I never really had acne or pimples except for that awkward ‘hitting puberty’ stage … hashtag ew.  That being said, my skin isn’t perfect.  I get the casual break-outs, I look dead sometimes, and when I’m in the sun for too long I get…

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#ThembiTip: From Kimono To Dress

I’m going to show you two looks that I created with a regular American kimono jacket/cardigan.  The reason I say American is because a regular kimono is a traditional Japanese garment and it looks nothing like this.  I was getting ready to go out one night and I wanted to wear my kimono because of the floral pattern, but I didn’t want to wear it as a cardigan.  I actually created this look with nothing but a skinny belt, and…

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What’s In My Bag? 

Okay, so you can literally find almost everything and anything in a females bag! I have a ‘bag’ for every occasion. A school bag, a weekend bag, a beach bag, a gym bag, a GNO (girls night out) bag, etc. you get the point – each bag carries different contents and is specific to its purpose.  I switch out my bags a lot to match my outfit, but what’s inside remains the same depending on my destination.  This is a…

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#ThembiTip: Wine Tasting In The Summer!

I went wine tasting over the weekend and I wasn’t quite sure what to wear seeing as it was my first tasting ever! I was so excited so I put some cute outfits together and this was the winning look! I love this look because of the different shades of burnt orange brown meshing well together. It’s flowy, it’s comfortable, and it’s fierce!  For my lipstick girls, this is an occasion where I would opt out of a lippy to…

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Thembi Talk: Friends Can Be ‘Dumped’ Too

Whether your friends are loving, caring, funny, family-like friends – like the cast of F.R.I.E.N.D.S; or conniving, scheming, backstabbing BFFs like the cast of Gossip Girl, all friendships need to be analysed at some point.  I say this because as Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” Think about the people you call your friends,  and this is the part where you have to be completely honest with yourself and…

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