LBD

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Details: Dress: H&M| Boots: Aldo (Similar)| Poncho: H&M (Sold Out)|Clutch: F21 (Alternative)| Sunnies: Stolen from my BESTIE|

Photos by: Bryce

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Remember that "Little Black Dress" you snagged at H&M this summer? It's time to transition it into Fall. Grab a pair of combat boots, your favorite poncho, and head out the door. This outfit is perfect for dinner/movies with the girls, a fall outdoor concert, or comfy date night with the bae. If it's a little too chilly in your area you can also pair this dress with tights and heels to dress it up a bit.

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How are you transitioning your LBD into fall? 

XOXO,

MelissaChanel

Monday Kinks: Cosmos & Curls NYC

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If you didn't make it out Friday evening for Comos & Curls you missed out on a good one. I had sooo much fun meeting new NYC naturals and seeing some of my blogger buddies to chat hair/beauty/life ..EVERYTHING. Terrinique, CEO of Kurlee Belle and I are college friends and decide to have this event as a way to meet some of our followers and just have girl talk over drinks. Our first Cosmos and Curls in Charlotte, NC was a success so I was excited when Terri hit me up asking about a part two in NYC. The ladies from this meet up left with a KB sample product, new friends/hair inspiration, hair tips, and one lucky guest received a H&M gift card as well. 

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I was so glad that my friends were able to make it out and support me. Moving to NYC has been such a great experience with these two in my life. 

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What's your favorite Kurlee Belle product? I am in LOVE with the 'Coconut & Avocado Deep Treatment,' it leaves my hair soooo soft and smells yummy too.  Hair Update: I can't believe I can rock a puff now, my hair grows so fast. 

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Of course Terri and I had to capture a photo similar to our picture from last year. It's so amazing to have such a smart, dedicated, and hard working friend in my life. She's the best. Safe travels back to the Bahamas and I promise to come visit real soon, (NYC winters are the worst) lol. 

This will be an annual event. Where shall we go next year? 

XOXO,

MelissaChanel 

Model Behavior

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I mean, it's only in true New York Fashion Week form that I pay homage to some of the best that's ever done and still do it. Strolling through Soho with my girl/coworker/best girls night partner ever we stopped in a local NYC boutique and found this cute conversation piece. Of course I styled it with all black because that's how model's do it, right?! 

Top (Conversation piece): Local NYC boutique (HERE)| Bottoms: Urban Outfitters (HERE)| Jacket: F21 Moto (Options)| Booties: Target (HERE)| Sunnies: Rayban (HERE)

XOXO, 

MelissaChanel

Workout Wednesday: Meal Prep w/Fit Britt

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Wash day is an important part of natural hair care.  Although I often dread the process of detangling, conditioning and styling, it is necessary to prevent hair damage and make daily styling easier. 

Well, wash day for your hair is like meal prepping for your body.

Meal prepping is planning and preparing your meals in advance for the week ahead.  This consists of cooking roughly eight to ten meals in one in one setting.  Most foods have a storage time of 3 to 5 days.  Like wash day, meal prepping is time consuming and requires multiple steps:

  1. Grocery Shopping
  2. Peel and chop all raw fruits and vegetables
  3. Cook your meats and starches
  4. Get creative and organize your meals in Tupperware (Tupperware can be bought a low prices and in various sizes)

Why does it work?

  • It saves you time during the week. 
  • You are less likely to make poor diet choices.
  •  Better portion control.
  • The variety of meals is endless.

Even if you don’t prep every single meal, prepping dinners, lunches or snacks ahead of time will definitely help avoid stress and promote healthier eating habits.

Are you ready to go shopping

XOXO,

Fit Britt