Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

One phrase that definitely describes me is "Daddy's Girl". I've been that way since birth and always will be.
When going through old boxes I often saw many of my dad displaying the fashions of the decades. Although most of the time I laugh at my dad's clothing choices, I still find pictures where he shows style in other ways.

This Bow Tie

Bow ties are awesome. There's nothing more to say

This White Prom Tux

Note: Another Bow Tie

I wish I would have scanned this picture so the image would be better because this deserves to be looked at! My dad completed the look with white gloves and he rocked it!

Bell-bottomed Sailor Uniform?

Maybe it's just me, but these pants seemed extra flared out at the bottom. Oh well, a good pair of sunglasses is always a good thing to have. 

A Man's Love for His First Car

And he kept this car until I was about seven years old. Two thumbs up for the sweater.

This Picture

Now I don't know who put this speech bubble on the picture, but I like it. 

He Loves His Wife 

Another Bow tie :)
They have been together for forever (okay so twenty years isn't forever but it is older than me) and their love only grows stronger each day. 

He Loves His Kids

My dad always made sure he spent time with us before and after his deployments and now we get to spend even more time with him and it's the best!

I Love My Dad

No matter how old I get and no matter where I go I will always be Daddy's Little Girl :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hair Transition Update

It has now been eight months since my last relaxer and my hair is getting long enough for me to get a closer look at my natural curl pattern (that's a curl in that picture in case you couldn't tell). Since I have about the same amount of natural hair as relaxed hair, I am unable to continue doing my normal Bantu Knot without my hair looking like a bird's nest. My hair is just to thick! It made me want to big chop right then and there!
After watching a countless number of YouTube videos, I decided to try a simple Twist Out

I had to add the rollers because my ends dry out easily

What I noticed while twisting my hair was that my relaxed ends were twisting easily but the natural hair was fighting against it and not staying in the twists at all. The result I got the next morning was less than satisfactory. 
That's not cute at all
After more YouTube watching I settled on a Braid Out which turned out really well!

I have been doing the braid outs for the past two weeks. I love it because it not only is agreeable with my thick hair but it is also closely resembles my natural curl pattern more than my usual Bantu Knot.

Any questions or comments? Leave them below!

I Graduated!

I did it! I finally graduated high school!
These past four years have been difficult but also fun and it was definitely an experience to remember!

I want to thank everyone who has followed my blog for the past ten months. It has really helped me express myself during my final year in high school and I can only hope that I gain more readers during college!

Now that it's summer you can expect more posts each week. So start looking forward to that!

Thank you again, everyone! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Transition: A Short Film Worth Watching

An Op-Doc by filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa. On the growing amount of women deciding to transition to their natural hair texture rather than chemically straighten them.