Month: August 2023

Pink Halloween Ideas: The Best Pink Decor and Costumes

The spookiest time of year is quickly approaching. Halloween is a great time to express your unique style and creativity through decor and costumes! As a huge fan of the color pink, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate pink into any and every situation. Here are some of my favorite pink Halloween ideas for decor.

Pink Halloween Decor: Ideas and Inspiration

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I love this simple, yet chic Halloween porch decor.  The designer simply decorated the pink front door using various shades of pink and other pastel pumpkins.  The designer adds a “spooky” flair by adding the bat garland to the pink pumpkin door wreath.

Pink Glam Living Room Decor


Decorating your living room for Halloween can be as simple as adding a few pillows and pumpkins.  Here, the designer did not even opt for pink Halloween pillows but simply added pink and white pumpkins to the existing pink decor.  This look came together very well and gives glam vibes.

Bright and Fashionable Halloween Dining Room Decor


I instantly fell in love with this bright, fun Halloween dining room decor.  As someone who appreciates black, white, and patterns almost as much as I love pink, I love how this decor incorporates black, white, stripes, and polka dots!  The ornate details on the candles and the goblets are also perfection.  When decorating with pink, most people automatically reach for a pale pink.  I love that this decor went another route and chose a bright and cheery shade of hot pink.

A Stylish Ghoul’s Affair

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Another designer after my own heart!  Pink, patterns, and parties, oh my!  I love the theme and decor for this pink Halloween “ghoul’s” night.  Isn’t the play on words too cute?  While I absolutely loved the hot pink in the previous design, I still adore the pairing of bubble gum pink with stripes and plaid.  I am also a huge fan of the pink scull, blackbirds, black leaves, and roses.  The details really pulled this together perfectly.

Pink Pastel Porch Decor

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There is something about light, airy decor that just makes my heart skip a beat.  I love several things about this pastel pink Halloween porch decor.  From the pink and blue skulls to the skull on the bike, to the flowers, down to the white candelabra, I think this all came together beautifully.

As you can see, there are several options for choosing pink Halloween decor for your home.  The options can be as simple or extravagant as you please.  You can use a bubble gum pink, a pale pink, or even a hot pink.  You can decorate around a pink fall wreath, and pink pumpkins, incorporate traditional patterns, mix in traditional Halloween colors, and more.

Here are a few pieces to help you get started with your own pink Halloween decor.  Tell me your ideas for your own Halloween decor in the comments below!  I can’t wait to hear about it

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What to Wear to a Summer Concert: Beyonce Concert Outfit

After scoring tickets to the Beyonce Renaissance Tour concert my very first thought was “what will I wear?!”  I mean this is BEYONCE, the QUEEN!  I also knew there would be lots of singing, dancing, and LOTS of photos for social media. I knew that when looking for something to wear to this concert, I had to bring it! In this blog post, I am going to share my journey to deciding what to wear to a summer concert, the Beyonce edition!

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Gathering Summer Concert Outfit Ideas

When I started searching for my concert look, here is what I knew: it was an outdoor concert, I needed comfortable shoes, it would be hot outside, and I wanted to make a statement.  I also considered the few visuals I had seen for the Renaissance Album which were chrome and cowboy hats.  One thing I knew immediately, I would NOT be wearing a cowboy hat.  Not only is my head super big but I am also just not a fan of hats.

I looked to Pinterest and TikTok to come up with ideas for my look.  I knew most people would wear silver from head to toe.  I knew I wanted to stand out so I tried to stay away from the head-to-toe silver looks.  My first idea was inspired by this photo.

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Summer Outdoor Concert Outfit Idea: Pinterest

I planned to wear boyshorts or biker shorts, a tube top, and a statement necklace.  I also planned to do a bold red lip, I felt it gave it the right amount of “umph”.  I also planned to trade the sheer skirt and wear a crochet skirt.  Well, Keke Palmer wore something similar to see Usher and it started a viral moment on social media.  I quickly decided to move in another direction.

Concert Outfit Idea #1

With the concert quickly approaching, I had to think fast.  I started considering denim and rhinestones.  If you have followed me for a while, you know shorts and I just don’t mix well.  Well, I decided I wanted to wear shorts for the concert.  I looked all over and outside of some custom denim and rhinestone shorts that were WAY out of my budget, these were the only denim shorts I could find in my size.  They were not giving the “statement vibes” I was looking for but I was just going to roll with it.  I ordered the shorts and hoped they would fit well.  I was considering a plain white crop top because you can’t go wrong with a simple top and some type of rhinestone necklace.  I really wanted blinged-out all-white Jordan One’s but I could not find them anywhere.

Concert Outfit Idea #2

Outdoor Concert Outfit: My Final Look

Then one night, the fashion gods came through for your girl.  I was scrolling on Aliexpress and I came across the PERFECT shorts.  The shorts were black satin with a tutu attached!  How CUTE!  The shorts also paired perfectly with a pair of boots that caught my eye.  After carefully reading the reviews, I ordered the shorts in a 3XL and hoped for the best.

The shorts arrived a week and a half before the concert and they were a perfect fit!  I still was unsure of what top I wanted to wear but I knew I wanted something simple.  After shopping my closet, I found this crisscross bodysuit that completed the look perfectly.  I hopped online and ordered the black chain boots, grabbed a pair of rhinestone statement earrings and I was ready for Beyonce!

Concert Outfit Idea #3

I have always heard that when you look better, you feel better.  Let me tell you, there is truth in that!  I felt so pretty and alive in this outfit!  I had a ball and I felt good.  This is the sign I needed that I need to challenge myself to wear more things that make me feel good.  I often water my outfits down because I have been afraid of drawing too much attention and the opinions of others but really, WHO CARES?  From here on out, I am going to do more of wearing things I like and that make me feel good!

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Summer Concert Outfit Idea: My Final Look
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Outdoor Summer Concert Outfit Idea: My Final Look
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Beyonce Concert Outfit: My Final Look

As you can see, when choosing what to wear to a summer concert, you don’t always get it right the first time. It’s never a bad idea to come up with a couple of options when you are trying to decide what to wear.  If you are wondering what to wear to your next concert, hop on Pinterest and/or TikTok and gather some ideas.

When is the last time you wore a fun outfit?  Tell me about it in the comments below!

Getting Boho-Chic: My Bohemian Box Braids Journey

I have been wearing braids as my go-to protective style as I continue my natural hair journey. While I started out getting my hair braided at braid shops, during the pandemic I started braiding my hair at home. With each time I feel the results have improved so I recently decided to add a little razzle-dazzle and try my hand at bohemian goddess box braids.

DIY Bohemian Box Braids: My Experience

Let me start out by saying this was not really my first attempt at this braid hairstyle. My first attempt was an absolute fail. It was too big, frizzy, and it just was not giving what I needed it to give.
Although I spent a lot of time adding the extra hair for the bohemian effect, I cut all of the pieces out after just one day. It just was not working for me.

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My first attempt with bohemian box braids

With the Beyonce Renaissance tour approaching, I wanted to do something a little different with my hair. I mean it’s Beyonce! I had to add a little razzle-dazzle! I decided to try my hand at the bohemian style again. This time I did a little more research by reaching out to my sister who braids hair and also spent some time watching TikTok Videos.

After talking to my sister and paying a little more attention to the TikTok videos, I discovered one mistake I made the first time was using the wrong type of hair. I thought I could simply grab some curly or wavy crochet hair and go for it. That is not the case. For my first attempt I used this hair, although it wasn’t terrible and may work for some, it just wasn’t the look I wanted.
So what hair do you use? My sister shared the hair that she used and told me that I could also use this hair by FreeTress. One thing I noticed right away was the price, I thought to myself for that investment, I was going to MAKE this work!

My Process for Installing My Braids

There are a few ways you can install extra hair for the bohemian look when braiding. I knew right away that I did not want to feed in the extra hair during the braiding process. I didn’t want to use this method because I felt it would take a lot more time to install and I also have not perfected my feed in braiding. So I decided to install box braids as I normally would and attach the extra hair using the crochet method.

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Right after installing, dipping braids, and applying mousse to fresh braids.
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Another picture of my fresh braids after application.

After spending two days braiding my hair, I was finally ready to add the extra pieces. I went with this hair in a 27. I was a little bombed because I wanted to add two shades of blonde but this hair wasn’t available in a 613 and the wefted human hair was just too expensive for this project. The first few pieces were challenging to work with. I used nail glue to secure the pieces and prevent the hair from unraveling. I was a little apprehensive with the first couple of braids because I didn’t want the glue damaging my natural hair in the braids but after a couple of braids, I was able to perfect my process.

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The final result…I like them!
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One more pic of the final result. 🙂

Another thing I did differently this time is I used less hair. Last time, I felt I needed to add extra hair to every single braid. This time I went for a more bohemian look and I only added it to some of my braids. I was careful to consider the braid hairstyles I would be wearing to make sure the extra hair would fall properly once styled. I also followed up with mousse on the hair once installed.

Overall, I am pleased with the final results. I like them enough to take photos, post to social media, AND wear to the concert. Ok, who am I kidding, this style has me FEELING like a goddess! I love the final look! My only wish is that I could have added multiple colors with the extra hair. I will say the biggest factor in getting a successful outcome was the hair used, human hair or at least human hair master mix is a game changer for this style.

What about you? Have you tried bohemian goddess box braids?

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