Sunday, December 4, 2011

blue + grey & my hair today

Hello divamoms & divas,

I’m so glad you haven’t unsubscribed. I have so much to update you on and will try not to do it all in one post. KT and I haven’t taken photos for an outfit post in weeks. Don’t worry I haven’t been struck by the uncreative bug. The timing has been my biggest hindrance. Getting my son to photograph me before school will make me late for work. I’m one of those people who arrive at the required hour. After work it is too dark although I could take them in the school. Problem with that is after teaching 5 periods and tutoring afterschool I am in no mood to touch retouch my makeup or put my heels back on for pictures. So bear with me on the outfits but keep coming back because I have plans to write more from the heart.

I wore this to church today. There’s nothing amazing about the look except the tights (purchased 2 years or more ago at Target) and my favorite & ONLY pair of Michael Kors shoes. These shoes are dazzling. I had two people at church ask me to leave them when I left service today. Ummmm no ma’am these were so splurge worthy. 

Let me thank you all for the encouragement on growing out my hair. I’ll be honest and say I’m not fond of these pictures. I am not accustomed to seeing myself with hair and I look ‘funny’…I don’t know different. I actually think I look better in person. How does the saying go? A picture never lies. Well these do, lolol because I really look much better face to face. For the first time in my natural journey I like my TWA (teeny weeny afro).  This transition is much better than others I’ve had. Yeah, I’ve been natural on and off for years with both long and short hair.

 I’ve been reading so many blogs which is why I haven’t been writing. I felt it is necessary to learn to care for my hair this time around if I am serious about a growing healthy well moisturized head of hair. So these photos mark one month. I co wash once per week and keep my hair spritzed with jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil & water and seal with EVCO. My leave in conditioner is Cantu Shea Butter and I co-wash with Suave almond and shea butter conditioner. I really like to Shea Moisture’s Curly Smoothie as my daily moisturizer because it makes my hair curly tightly and hides the awkwardness of the length. I can’t wait until I can two strand twist it again.  This process is teaching me patience! As I mentioned in an earlier post this won’t become a hair blog but I’ll keep you all updated.  

I hope you had a wonderful day in your respective houses of worship. Nothing beats being in church to be uplifted, encouraged and motivated to keep striving for GOD’S best life already planned out for me. Hearing the choir sing Fred Hammond’s Living Word today was inspiring. The song is an oldie but goodie that reminds me of why December is the most wonderful time of the year. Christ was born J.

I’m glad that you are still here with me on this journey.  I’d love to hear what the most inspirational moment was for you today. Do sound off below and leave a comment.

Air Kisses,


mispapelicos said...

Always wonderfully inspiring, my dear Kerisa.

keren said...

I love the monochromatic look...especially when playing with different textures. And adding the printed tights, is so unexpected that it is like the finishing touch to your outfit.

By the way, I have been going back and forth about going natural again. This post has been especially inspiration as I make my decision.

NRC♥ said...

i love the grey and those shoes are definitely hot.


High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Yaay! Glas to see you back! I totally understand your pain. My issue is catching another teacher in the hallways to take my pics. Since school started most of my blog posts come from the weekend. You look great and I can't wait to see your hair journey!

Whitney 'Nic' James said...

great post; very inspiring. love the look as well :-)

i was natural for 2 years but went back to perms becuase i couldn't find the right stylist to take care of natural hair. you look great and i love the short hair on you! very becoming...


Full Figured Diva said...

Those tights are adorable and those shoes are pretty FAB! I'm really lovin' the hair! You look great Diva!


Tavia Mac said...

Those tights are fantastic! I can see exactly why you love them. I wish you a happy journey in growing your hair out. :-)


Alicia said...

Those tights!!!! Those shoes!!! #LOVE

Shea said...

Love the monochromatic outfit! Yaay to you growing your hair out, I use the Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie also, and I just purchase the Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner as well. I will be giving those a try this weekend. Unfortunately I still don't have the courage to rock my fro to work, but I am working on it, lol.

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