Supporting Small Businesses…

Hey my friends!

Happy October 1st…

On Sunday, September 29th, my sister and I attended an event at the NJ Convention and Expo Center to support local businesses.

The event focused on natural hair and beauty. As you walk throughout the expo, you found local businesses showcasing their handcrafted products. You could find natural hair products, facial and body scrubs, hair and body wraps, paintings, sculptures, etc. All of the vendors were extremely creative, but there was one vendor that truly caught my eyes.

Sade’s Place creates beautiful ethnic dolls with natural hairstyles. As you saw from the video, each doll is unique, amazing and unlike any doll you would find in a toy store.

The owners of Sade’s Place are the dynamic duo, Sade’ and Tawana. If you did not attend the expo for an opportunity to purchase a beautiful doll, they are located on Etsy.

We definitely enjoy going out to events where we can support small businesses. As an owner of a small business, I understand the importance of supporting one another.

I encourage any blogger, especially those that has a business, to support your community of small businesses.

Until next time, night night πŸ’‹

Transitioning Summer Clothes into Your Fall Wardrobe…

Hey my friends!

So this is officially the last weekend of summer here in the U.S. If any of you are like me, you are not ready to pack away all of your summer clothes, especially those flowy dresses. Well you don’t have to. You can transition some of your summer pieces into your fall wardrobe and here’s how…

  1. The maxi dress and the cropped wrap sweater:

I absolutely love wearing maxi dresses and I certainly am not ready to give up that flowy, yet comfortable feeling that dress provides. No need to stop wearing your maxi dresses now that the season has changed. You can move into fall wearing your summer dress by simply adding a cropped wrap sweater. And during those cold nights, you can throw on a pair of booties.

2. The high-waist A-line skirt and the cropped wrap sweater

I adore a great A-line skirt, especially when it is pleated or tulle. It is such a feminine and girly look. And I am all for that look! In this look, you definitely want to throw on a pair of booties to give it more of a fall feel. And yes…you can wear pink and white this fall.

3. The spaghetti strap dress and the white long sleeve T-shirt

I just know everyone has a spaghetti strap black dress in their closet that you’ve worn on repeat all summer long. I mean you can’t go wrong with a little black dress. And let’s be real, this dress is flattering on all body types. Why would you want to pack that away when all you need to do is wear a white t-shirt under that dress? I paired this look with black booties. However you can pair them with white sneakers (as shown on the model) for a more casual look.

4. The floral mini dress and the cropped sweater

I am happy to say that the floral trend is staying throughout the fall season. So leave that dress in your closet a little while longer and throw a cropped sweater over it. Lastly, put on a pair of those booties. I recommend suede or faux suede booties…

5. The skater dress and the cropped neon sweater

So one of my favorite dresses to wear other than the maxi dresses, are the skater dresses. The bodest is fitted and as it moves past the waist, it flows out. And if that skater dress has pockets, I am as happy as a kid in a toy store! Let me just say that a dress with pockets is the greatest invention. Ok I’m exaggerating, but you know exactly what I mean.

Now to get back on topic, pair the skater dress with a cropped sweater. In my example, I chose a black skater dress because I wanted to pair it with a cropped sweater in the latest neon trend. I also chose booties for a more casual look. However you can dress up this look by wearing a pair of heels (as shown on the model).

4. The blazer, the tank top and the pair of jeans

Now who doesn’t love wearing a tank top on those hot summer days. Tank tops are so affordable and a staple in many of our wardrobes. Personally, I have a tank top in every color. You can wear a tank with a pair of jean shorts, jeans, with a skirt and my favorite look…over a spaghetti strap dress. During the fall season, I pair my tank top with a blazer. So for those of you who always wanted to wear your tank top to work, here is your opportunity. I love this look because it is comfortable, yet professional looking.

4. The Jean Jacket

If all fails, this chica right here does not go anywhere without a jean jacket. I love my jean jacket because it allows me to keep wearing a lot of my summer dresses throughout fall. So if you are not into the cropped trend, get yourself a jean jacket and rock it throughout the fall season.

And don’t forget to pair these amazing outfits with my beautiful fall jewelry collection at https://www.nawaterman.com

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Until next…enjoy your day πŸ’‹

New York Fashion Week Recap πŸ—½πŸ™

Hey my friends!

So I had the privilege of attending NYFW with my sister, Nerisa Eugenia Waterman, Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist.Β  I will admit that if you’re a fashionista, you must experience NYFW at least one time. I will also admit that NYFW is not as glamorous as the photos we post on our blogs or Instagrams. It is extremely hectic and very stressful…can you imagine how the designers must feel???

Why is it hectic and stressful you might ask? Well first if you do not live in NYC, you have to make arrangements to get to each show. Secondly and most importantly, you have to pick out your attire for the shows. And lastly, you want to make sure you snap good pictures and videos to post.

Once that is all squared away, you then attend the shows. You want to be in the moment and take it all in, but you also have to stay focused because you have a job to do…whether you are a blogger, part of the press or an influencer.

I think I did a pretty good job capturing the moments at the shows I attended. I wanted those of you who didn’t attend these shows to get a snippet of what it’s all about.

We attended the Global Fashion Collective II show on Monday, September 9th where they showcased 4 amazing designers:

HAMON

Fashion designer, Kumiko Iwano, brought us the new collection ‘Square’ featuring designs with rich colors on linen and cotton materials.Β  The pieces were flowy and elegant. Continue reading “New York Fashion Week Recap πŸ—½πŸ™”

What to Wear to the Beach…

Hey my friends!

First, let me say Happy Labor day! For us island folks, it’s a very big deal. If you’re in NYC, you’re probably celebrating at the carnival. For the rest of us not attending and plan on going to the beach, let me show you a last minute ootd (outfit of the day) you can wear at the beach if you’re not swimsuit ready…

A simply white tank top, kimono and jean shorts does the trick. And to accessorize your outfit. Add a straw crossbody bag, flip flops, gold hoop earrings and a pair of sunglasses… Continue reading “What to Wear to the Beach…”

Have you heard about Causebox???

Hey my friends!

I had to tell you about this subscription box I found on Instagram. Before I go into details, let me first say that I am NOT getting paid and this is NOT a sponsored post. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, look at this beautiful box of goodies…

This is Causebox…

If you haven’t heard about this subscription, I suggest you check them out. They are a monthly subscription box that is delivered 4x a year…basically a seasonal box. The box I received is their summer 2019. Actually this is their second summer box, as the first one sold out in a matter of weeks.Β  I could have waited for the fall box, but I was so excited about most of the items in the summer two box.Β  FYI…the fall box is now available to subscribe to.

To find out why I really like this subscription box, watch my unboxing video that will be posted on Labor Day!Β  And after you watch my video, head over to Causebox and subscribe.Β  Let them know that N A Waterman recommended you subscribe…

Have a great day my friends