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The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette

Fall/Winter Editorial 2018 The ignominy to maintain curly-kinky tresses began decades ago and has manifested in the 21st century in micro-degressive patterns.  There is an overpowering  pressure to disguise the methodology behind our black crowns. Satin-silk bonnets and scarves, duck-clips, bobby-pins and flexi-rods are prohibited beyond our bedrooms or risk judgement of being ghetto. We fail to realize the gentle details required to care for black hair is a part of black culture and deserves to be illuminated. Big colorful…

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Will This Be The Last of The Mass Shootings?

I wrote this in frustration and outrage over our country’s handling of the recent shooting in South Florida, and this is my response to the American epidemic of mass shootings. On Wednesday, February 14th, a 19-year old gunman by the name of Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wearing a gas mask and full of ammunition, grenades, and an AR-15 assault rifle, he took the lives of 17 people and injured those…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- Casual in Camo

Camouflage is a classic print but can mirror work gear if you’re not careful, so keep it minimal, but have fun with color!  This look embodies all my tomboy woes and 90s nostalgia. For more inspiration on how to pair your overalls, see more of my looks here. (I’m obsessed with overalls!).  Details below:   Overalls: Urban Outfitters Sneakers: Air Jordan 1 Royal IG: @myahjay Stay connected and Subscribe below:

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- Denim on Denim A Spring Look

The Zeal Life- Denim on Denim A Spring Look
The Zeal Life- Denim on Denim A Spring Look
The Zeal Life- Denim on Denim A Spring Look

Shop Denim on Denim Its no secret I absolutely love denim on denim looks. Its this beautiful embodiment of both comfortability and sophistaction, especially when paired with your favorite heels . I did the shopping for you and recreated this look for half the price. I switched out the boots for blu because the blue boots are super cute and give the same pop (they’re also available in red if you prefer the exact look)!  Shop below and let me…

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Fashion

Power, Edge and Sophistication, Norma Kamali’s Fall 2018 ‘Ready To Wear’ Collection Has My Heart

norma kamali sleeping bag coat

Norma Kamali  Fall 2018 Ready To Wear Collection Norma Kamali, the queen of dramatic shoulder pads and the sleeping bag coat, stole my heart with this 80s inspired Ready to Wear Collection. The collection embodies a beautiful aesthetic that represents power. Bright vertical stripe suits bring a sophisticated edge. Her beautiful white quilted cocoon jackets are constructed with geometric angles, and my favorite piece is the pink oversized sleeping bag-bubble coat. If you’re under 5’8 you’ll have to wear this masterpiece with a…

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Inspiring, Life

10 Affirmations To Tell Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

Recently I’ve been waking up feeling like the weight of the world is on my chest. One Saturday morning I sat and stared at the ceiling for hours. I kid you not. I felt hopeless, inadequate, insecure, etc. You know that feeling where the world feels like its folding and you don’t want to fight back? You’re tired of fighting back.  Yeah, I know that feeling. I’m thankful to have the faith in God that I have, and I believe words…

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Culture, Events

Obama Portraits Unveiled

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On Monday the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution unveiled the likeness of former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama. Painted by artists Kehinde Wiley for Mr. Obama and Amy Sherald for Mrs. Obama, the two portraits differ greatly from the other former presidents’ portraits and speak immensely with the context of the time in which they were created. As if being the first African-American president and first family wasn’t enough, the Obama’s decided that they were…

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Culture, Life

13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him Under $30- I Did the Shopping For You

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas   Valentine’s Day is this week and shopping for the perfect gift can be hard and expensive. My suggestion is to plan a date/experience with your significant other. Creating memories is more important than materials (especially when on a budget).  The classic dinner and a movie (at home or out), visit an art museum, plan a day trip etc. And as an emblem of your love, pick up an item that won’t break the bank, but…

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Culture, Events

5 Athletes to Watch this Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics The 2018 Winter Olympics opened yesterday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a timeless opening ceremony. Filled with dancers, drones, fireworks, and dazzling displays of light, South Korea saturated us in their wonderful culture and music to declare messages of peace and love for these winter games. This year, 206 National Olympic Committees attended the opening ceremony as they prepare to compete in events such as figure skating, skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Competing together are a host of…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- Bell Sleeves Obsession

The Zeal Life- Bell Sleeves Obsession
The Zeal Life- Bell Sleeves Obsession

    Bell Sleeves- Buffalo Exchange Pants- Zara Shoes- Public Desire Shop the look: Bell Sleeves Top   Pants Boots      

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