Now Playing: Inna Modja


It was about time I feature this Malian beauty! Meet Inna Modja, a Malian singer who describes herself as good songs maker. I have to agree. 



If you love Lupita as much as I do, you would have noticed that the Kenya beauty had recently shown of her incredible toned body in Maui. The two-piece scallop swimsuit she was wearing was designed by Marysia Swimsuit and I'm in love with her pieces. 

Marysia's pieces are a bit pricey, but you can steal the look for just under $50 at Loft! 

This Loft beach trim scallop bandeau top is $49.50. You can find it here.
Here is the original piece from Marysia Swimsuit for $255. 

Scallop Top with open back at ASOS on sale now for $41.92. You can find it here.

ASOS Lace Scallop Skater Dress for $26.68. You can find it here on sale. 

Scallop cotton eyelet shots from Loft for $54.50. You can find it here.

now playing: Naomi Wachira


Photo Credit- Janell Kallander
Photo Credit- Janell Kallander

Who: Naomi Wachira, Kenyan singer/songwriter 
Where to find her: Website, Facebook, Twitter



Congratulations Shannah!
Last week my roommate Shannah graduated with her Masters in Forensics Psychology.  It feels like yesterday when I met Shannah and she was just starting graduate school- how time flies! We are all masters degree holders in our apartment- go us! 

Shannah's family came down from Canada for the graduation and it was so much fun. After graduation, we went to Tony's Di Napoli in Times Square.  Dinner was truly amazing. 

If you've been to Tony's you would know that the portions are large. 
It's actually a family size serving restaurant. I had the linguini seafood with lobster added and I share with two other friends. 

Tony's linguini seafood with lobster added...yummy!

Shannah's family surprised her with a limo ride in the city and it was waiting for us after dinner. She was so excited and surprised! We started having a mini photo shoot by the limo- of course.

Des gros bisous pour shannah by the limo. 
Let's get this party started! Shannah in the limo

The weather in NYC for the next couple of days wasn't so pleasant. It was warm for some hours and it would be chilly again for the rest of the day...making it hard to know how to dress up. We were lucky with a beautiful weather about 2 days after graduation and we decided to hit up Central Park with our favorite pregnant person.

Review: Mexicocina restaurant


I recently had dinner at Mexicocina with my colleagues. The owners are clients of Start Small Think Big, the organization I currently work for. We all decided to head there to say farewell to a colleague on his last day

My colleague Alex loves this place! She's been a regular since its opening. She recommends that if you’re getting tacos, make sure to get it Mexicocina style. We started off with guacamole with chips and that was amazing! I odered chicken “Polo” tacos Mexicocina style. It was delish!

Along witht the tacos Alex and I had margaritas. I tried their hibiscus flavor, which was very good.  Overall, I was impressed with everything. The tacos Mexicocina style were great & I can’t wait to go back!

Restaurant info:
Location: East 149th and Jackson Ave, Bronx

Isabel Marant for H&M

In less than twenty hours you can grab your favorite piece of  Isabel Marant  for H&M online and in select stores. I'm always excited when H&M partner with a designer  because  it's another chance to have couple of designer pieces in my closet.  I don't usually purchase  designer pieces because I can't afford it; except if they are gifted of course.

I went through the pieces and picked the pieces I adore.

hmprod SABEL MARANT. Short, lightly padded jacket in quilted cotton twill. Hook-and-eye fasteners at front, side pockets, and beaded embroidery at yoke, trim, and cuffs. Lined. 100% cotton. Dry clean only. $399 H&M

This is the short, lightly padded jacket in quilted cotton twill. Hook-and-eye fasteners at front, side pockets, and beaded embroidery at yoke, trim, and cuffs. Lined. It's priced at $399! It's pricey for me but I love this jacket, especially the touch of red.

hmprodISABEL MARANT. Suede pumps embroidered with metal beads. Leather soles. Heel height 4 in. 100% suede ($199) H&M

This is the suede pumps embroidered with metal beads and leather soles. I'm in love with these. You can pair them with skinny jeans and a blazer and be chic.

These are my two pieces. I like some of the other pieces, but I wouldn't be buying them. Did you check out the line? What are your favorite pieces?