Wednesday, March 4, 2015

13 Going On 30

Well, this is officially my last day in my twenties. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. I kinda want to cry, throw up, and faint, all at the same time!

Nonetheless, there's nothing I can do to stop it, so I'm gonna put my brave face on and hold on for dear life! 

This look is fun for me because I feel like I can now call it classic. 

|Fun Fact| I have had this skirt since I was 13 years old! I remember my mom buying it for me from Nordstrom and how special I felt! For some reason I never got rid of it, and I'm glad I didn't! 

xo | dré 

sweater | JJ Basics
skirt | Tracy Evans 
heels | Old Navy
bracelet | gift 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I'm Bringing 80's Back

I don't know what it is, but lately I've been dreaming about an Afro. Maybe it's my daughter, maybe it's my best friend, or maybe I'm just trying to bring my youth back. 

Not wanting to go permanent (pun intended), I went straight to my haircare professional (who also happens to be my mother), and asked her for a water perm. For those that don't know what a water perm is, it's a perm done without using perm solution. The hair is wet down with water, wrapped, and then left to air dry. I sat under a hood dryer to speed the process. 

I'm totally digging the results! I felt so light and bouncy! Of course as soon as you shampoo your hair, it's back to your natural texture, but it sure was fun while it lasted!

Now for today's fun fact!

|Fun Fact| My mom gave me my very first perm at 2 years old and continued giving them to me until I was 10! I feel scarred and loved all at the same time! Love you mom! Check out some photo evidence below! 

xo | dré 

jacket | Rocawear 
skirt | Bar III
heels | Mascott 
water perm | Sharon Gause | Sharon's Hair studio

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mani Monday | R.I.P.

It's officially March, the month of my birthday, and I haven't missed a moment of letting the celebration begin. The official day isn't until the 5th, but that hasn't stopped me from getting the party started!

On Friday, I had a splendid evening with one of my best friends over happy hour. Then on Saturday, my hubby took me to Seattle for the weekend to celebrate. Did I mention we were kid free??

My day started with pampering at the downtown Gene Juarez Salon, where I got a fabulous manicure done by Lauren. I chose black polish. Not only do I love black nails, but I also felt it appropriate since I'm going to be 30. It's like a funeral for my 20's.

After we went back to our hotel to get fancy, my babe took me out, where I was completely surprised by my closest Seattle friends all there to celebrate me! I had such an amazing time and I feel blown away from the love that was shown to me!

As I get ready to enter this new decade of life, I thought it would be fun to reflect on some fun facts from my youth.

|Fun Fact| When I was young, my mom would not allow me to wear any color of nail polish except pink. Look at me now! I'm living life on the edge with my black polish!

Stay tuned for more fun facts this week, and hold on to your britches for this weekend! 

xo | dré 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 2015 Outtakes

Hey code keepers!

Thank you for reading in February! We are so thrilled that our readership continues to rise. You know what we'd also really love? To hear your feedback! Which posts have been your favorite? What do you want to see more of––hair, DIYs, men's style? Share your thoughts in the comments below each post, or leave a comment on Facebook. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you!

One last thing...
We've got a special secret that we've been keeping our lips sealed about, and we finally get to reveal it this week! Eeee! So, stay tuned...

 xoxo | drédin

outtakes pictured: 1.17.15 and Rosy-Go-Round

Thursday, February 26, 2015


I must start by asking forgiveness. Forgiveness for withholding. 

I little over a year ago, my only Aunt, who is obviously fabulous (remember the DVF dress she gave me?), told me about a shopping app called Shopkick. This app basically gives you free money. Seriously! My dad and I both downloaded it, but my dad was more of an avid user of it. When I found out he got $150 in Macy's gift cards and didn't spend a dime, I knew I had to get on it! 

All you do is download the app and create a profile. The rest is cake. Every time you enter select stores, open the app and wait for the magical bling sound. When that happens, you just earned kicks, AKA points. Once you have earned 2500 kicks you have enough for different gift cards. You can save your points as long as you want, and there are several different things you can cash your kicks in for. Scanning certain products in the store can also rack up kicks. And if you choose to do any shopping through the app, that will get you major kicks!

So there you have it. I've shared the wealth with you! Download the app for yourself here and get those kicks comin'! 

xo | dré 
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