Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In Living Color

Hello loves!
I'll be honest and say that...I never thought I'll like incoporating colors into my looks, as much as I do now. Years ago, I wouldn't have wore a color-blocking outfit, because I always matched! I was the queen of  'matchy-matchy' (if there is such a thing). I'm so glad I'm now able to experiment with different styles, while staying true to myself.
I really like, simple no fuss looks. I'm not one to spend hours on getting dress. If it starts to get that way, I slow down, and go with the outfit I first had in mind!

The look below was worn to church three weeks ago:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Guest Post: The Mis-education of the Black Woman (Part Three)

Happy Monday! :)

Here is the concluding part of this guest post series, on natural hair! Read part one and part two.
 
Quickest ways to get frustrated on your natural hair journey
 
Many get frustrated & confused on their natural hair journey and most eventually give up and run back to the relaxer.
 
This can happen through many ways:
 
-Jumping on bandwagons: There are many trends going around these days that if you begin trying each and everyone of them, you will eventually wear yourself out and get nowhere in your hair journey. At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I was jumping on bandwagons and trying this or that but quickly found out that was not the way to go but instead it wore me out, got me no closer to getting to know my hair and it was making my wallet cry out.
 
-Comparing: When you start comparing your hair to other naturals’ hair, it will only frustrate you! No two naturals have the same hair characteristics nor can you share another natural’s journey. Get busy getting to know your hair and mastering it!
 
-Trying to fit in: Just because a technique or product has been badly spoken of by some does not mean it cannot work for you. Don’t be afraid to try and when you do, if it works with your hair, find how you can personalize the technique/product/took according to your hair & regimen.

 
-Do what you can: try building your hair regimen according to your lifestyle. If you know you are so busy you can only give your hair 2 hours a week, then it’s best to concentrate on a basic regimen (but basic does not mean getting less out of it) and low manipulative styles that will not demand you re-styling every morning (for example two strand twists)


Friday, March 22, 2013

Casual Chic: Leopard and Stripes

Happy Friday, loves! Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Your sweet and kinds words on my previous post, was really appreciated! It's one thing to dress up, experiment with my style and be comfortable with it, but it's truly amazing when others love your look, and don't hesitate to say so! Thank you, so much! :D

Here's another look I put together via Polyvore. This is a very casual look, but still on trend...with the black and white striped shirt. It can be worn to go on errands, shopping, lunch date with the girls or just for some weekend stroll.
 
Casual Chic

Casual Chic by mystyledexpressions featuring slim fit jeans

I wanted to mix prints, so I went along with stripes and leopard print; which I love! I added some splashes of color with the red/burgundy on the flats and army green skinny pants. This is a look I'll definitely wear (or have worn...haha)!
 
Do you have a favorite print or pattern?

Take care! :)
xoxo
Oluwaseun S.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Striped Floral

Hello. Thanks so much for all the love you show me, through comments on my post and on Instagram. I really do appreciate it.

Whenever I do updos with my natural hair, I always feel as though, I look like a boy (haha). No? Well, I guess it's because the twist is so 'flat' against my head! And, my cheeks look extra chubby in these pictures... Don't you just want to pinch them? Haha :)
I've read many times, that when one wants to mix prints, one should try to mix prints that are in the same color family. Well, I think I did pretty good mixing prints in this look...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Out and About: Casual Polka Dot

Hello!
I hope your weekend was productive. Well, mine was FUN! It was filled with food, laughter...being surrounded by positive people. Thank God! :) Spring Break is officially over. Today marks another start of a school week. There's no more break from school, until Summer! How I wish it'd come sooner. Haha!



Friday, March 15, 2013

Shabby Apple Giveaway Winner

Happy Friday!

Thanks to all who participated in the Shabby Apple Giveaway.  I used the random number generator to choose a winner. Well, out of 21 entries, there could only be one winner, and that winner is...



Congratulations!
 
I was unable to find your e-mail address on your web page. So, please send me an e-mail, latest by tomorrow!
 
Take care! :)
xoxo
Oluwaseun S.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Out and About: Brighter than the Sun

Happy Wednesday, loves!

I'm sure some of you are super excited, because it's Wednesday, which means; Friday is not so far away! Either way, I really don't mind, because I'm on Spring break, although I didn't go anywhere 'fancy.' 

The look below was a casual, yet 'colorful' outfit I wore to school, sometime last week. I hope this look 'brightens' up your day, just by browsing through the pictures! :)



Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Giveaway: Shabby Apple [CLOSED]

Hello, Expressionistas!

This is my first giveaway! It's not much, but I'm glad I'm finally able to give back, thanks to Shabby Apple! Have you heard of Shabby Apple? I'm sure you have, but what is it, really?

Well, Shabby Apple is an online store, that specializes in modest clothing (awesome, huh?). Before I became acquainted with Shabby Apple, I've always admired the modern and vintage feel of their items. I also like the variety of styles, whether it be, skirts, dresses or tops.
Today, I'll be hosting a mini giveaway, sponsored by Shabby Apple. One lucky person will have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate, to shop at Shabby Apple.
 Shop Shabby Apple for skirts for women. We offer a great selection of vintage-inspired skirts and other stylish clothes for women.
    Here are the rules:
  •  You must be a follower (it's only fair to those who already are)  of MyStyledExpressions. If you aren't, you can do so by clicking the 'Join this site'  button, located on the right side of this blog!
  • Visit Shabby Apple and leave a comment below, stating what you like about the modest items.
This giveaway will run for a week. It'll come to an end, on March 14 at 12 midnight, Central Time. I'll announce the winner the next day. Make sure to check back, to see if you've won! Good luck, Expressionistas!

*This is not a sponsored post, although Shabby Apple is an Affiliate of MyStyledExpressions!
Take care! :)
xoxo
Oluwaseun S.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New In: Essentials (Maybe)

Hello! I can't believe it's already Wednesday, March 6! March will soon march out of here. Haha. Did you miss yesterday's post, of me showcasing my African Pride? Click here to check it out! :)

A few weeks ago, Christiana of Sixthlens hosted a giveaway. I was one of the winners of that giveaway. I won a gift card to Target! I was quite happy when I got the gift card, knowing how much I like Target. Haha.

Oh yeah, please, try to ignore my closet on the background. My room was the only place I could get decent lighting! The items below, were purchased with the gift card!
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Guest Post: The Mis-education of The Black Woman (Part Two)

Hello! I hope you had a relaxing weekend! :)

To read part one of this guest post series, please click here. Do take time to read through the post. Don't rush through it, you might miss important details! :)
 
Let's hear hear from Funbi, of Datfunkyfro...again! :)
 
 
Only those with “good hair” can stay natural
 
I’ve heard that sentence so many times it just keeps sounding the more ridiculous each time. Many believe the less kinky your hair is the better it is…they say it’s “good hair”. But that is a whole load of nonsense because good hair is not defined by hair texture but rather hair health. Right from my childhood, many kids are dissed for their tight curls while others are praised for their “good hair”. Some ladies use it as an excuse…they don’t think they’ve got “that good hair” to be able to stay natural. Hair texture has got nothing to do with it. Anybody can wear natural hair no matter their curl pattern or ethnic background.  Whether you call it “good hair” or not, depends on how well you take care of it.