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A Vintage Dress Gets a Makeover

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  So, I recently got an opportunity to find and rework some vintage pieces for a client's bridal shower and wedding reception.  It was such a fun project! I’m not gonna lie in the beginning I over worried and stressed myself more then I needed to but once I got over that hump, I trusted myself in the process and just enjoyed the moment.  Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to make something perfect that we forget to really enjoy the process of just...creating. That being said this is my reminder to you, to get out there and create something that’s beautiful to you and enjoy the process while you do it. The Final Look.

What to Wear for the Holidays

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It's Holiday season! Which means a lot of sequins, feathers, statement pieces and lots of champagne of course!  That being said, I decided to put together some fun holiday looks for every occasion, that'll definitely turn heads this season.  Keep scrolling for some holiday outfit inspo... Something All Black and Leather: A sexy sheer black top, leather skirt, pop of color heels and color lip. (Wear this outfit to a holiday dinner party with friends or date night with bae) Something Sexy Rocker : Slip dress, oversized leather blazer jacket and statement cowboy boots. (Wear this outfit to a concert or a girls night out, holiday pop up bar) Something Sparkly: Sequins Dress with a red lip (A perfect dress for a New Years Party!) Something Metallic:   Matching metallic set with a pop of color heel and bag (Holiday work party here we come!) You can shop all these looks on my website:  Missvintagegold.com  

Finding Yourself Through A Pandemic...

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     Where do I begin...2020 has been quite a fuckin year!  Through all the craziness, this pandemic has allowed me to face many fears.  One being finally deciding to leave my "stable" job of 6 years (Did I mention WITH benefits?) to rediscover myself and fully commit to working on my own business (Missvintagegold).  I also decided to take a risk and open a completely new business with my sister during a pandemic! Which happens to be located in the U.S Virgin Islands,  lol.       As I write this post it just hit me how crazy all of this may sound and all I can do is laugh. Now you may ask, "What's so funny?" but for a while now I have been living through my own fear.  Fear of stepping out of my comfort zone, fear of being successful, and fear of unapologetically living my best life.  Through some meditation and finding the right therapist I have slowly been able to open my eyes to new possibilities within myself.  Although I still have my ups and dow

Black Owned Ice Cream Shops in the DMV

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! That's right today is one of my favorite "holidays" lol, yea I know it's technically not an actual holiday but who cares! I love ice cream and today is the perfect excuse to eat as much of it as I want! I mean whoever doesn't like ice cream I truly feel sorry for you...just kidding but no seriously how can you not? Any who, In honor of National Ice Cream Day and Black Lives Matter (because Black lives STILL matter) I've created a little list of some amazing black owned ice cream shops in the DMV Area. So if you don't do anything today please at least get out there and support one of these businesses and feel free to check out this amazing organization I also came across called; Ice Cream For Change , which is a platform of ice cream lovers and makers advocating for social change and civic action. Here's the scoop , Island Tropical , Cajou Creamery , Taharka Bros. Ice Cream , Southwest Soda Pop Shop ,

TRENDY TUESDAYS : Quarantine Nails

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Hey babes and happy Tuesday!  So with all the craziness going on in the world, as a black woman my heart has been feeling extra heavy lately and I'm sure yours has too. That being said, sometimes you just need a minute to detox, regroup and treat yourself to a little "me time". With everything going on including us being on lockdown for the past few months, these times have allowed us girls to get creative when it comes to our beauty regimens.  Although businesses are slowly starting to reopen now, some of us aren't quite ready to take that chance yet. One of the biggest beauty trends I have been seeing all across the internet, has been the popular demand for press on nails.  That's right girls... PRESS ON NAILS! You remember? When you were too young to have long nails so you went to the nearest beauty supply store to buy you some press ons, tryna be grown(okay maybe that was my childhood) lol, but anyway these aren't your average press ons! Keep scrolling to