I've been looking for a pair of flats that are a bit dressier than my current pair and these shoes from & Other Stories are everything. They're real cute and they're not heels. I love heels, but my arches don't. And even though I love this pair of flats, my dollars don't.
If you're looking for another backpack then this one is also from & Other Stories. They just came round stateside so I'm sure you've seen/heard from multiple blog sources, but I just had to spotlight them once they spotlighted Oroma Elewa (who is one of my all time favorites I love her work). It's also items like this backpack that have me all up in my feelings and trust issues. I have a super similar bag that I found at the bargain bin at Urban Outfitters for 10 dollars. I don't even know what I would have done if I saw this online and thought to myself, "hmm I think I'll make an investment in this quality leather drawstring bag because it's cute and functional and I'll use it all the time"...only to then see it for literally 10x cheaper somewhere else.
This R&B Hair Moisturizer is the latest addition to my arsenal of hair care products because I have zero qualms about splurging on cremes and conditioners. I'm liking this product so far because its almost like I'm paying for aromatherapy as well with the fantastic scents wafting up from the lid. What really made it worth my money though was it's ability to snap my curl pattern back to normal. On top of my hair just being damaged from those heavy, long braids, it was frizzing like crazy because Cambridge is actually a giant raincloud ready to storm at any moment. Reviews online caution against using too much (which is fine with me because this tiny tub was 25 dollars so best believe I'm going to make it stretch) but besides that it's really simple to use! I just put it on freshly conditioned and damp hair when I do my twists for the night and I'm set.
Speaking of hair, these portraits from The Coiffure Project have me experiencing a level of afrojealousy that I did not know I was capable of. I thought looking at pics from AfroPunk was enough, but they are nothing compared to these photographs. The lighting, the clear radiance of everyone's skin, the simplicity of the backdrops, and the hair. It all comes together to replenishes my edges and restore my efforts in the daily battle against shrinkage, breakage, and other obstacles to YaYa's growth.