NYC has so many great things to offer during the summer. In a place as expensive as NY, thank god there are some free things to do in this big city. This week I got the chance to go to a Free outdoor movie screening. We saw Zoolander at McCarrden Park in Brooklyn, NY. Overall it was a great experience. The event started at 6 with local artist performing (some of them were kind of bad lol). There were so many people. Many vendors were there selling their products as well as giving free samples. The only downfall was that we had to sit on the concrete! I wish it was a park with grass! The movie finally started after sundown. It was a cool vibe and atmosphere. We brought a couple of limaritas and were just chillin. Here’s a list of free movies in NYC… http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/new-york/outdoor-movie-nyc-calendar
Check it out 🙂
As I’m sitting here at work staring at the clock wishing that it was 5 o’clock, my mind keeps wandering and daydreaming about summer. I LIVE, breathe and lust for summer! One of my favorite things about the summer, besides the beach, the fun, the ice cream, the endless amount of daylight (etc.) is summer vacation! It’s the time when we can go out and explore the world around us. Summer here in NY is great. There is so much to do and so much to see. While there is so much do in your hometown, it’s still great to use this opportunity to explore ‘merica! There are several vacation wardrobe must-haves that you NEED this summer!
A summer vacation wardrobe must-have is definitely a jumpsuit/romper. They are so light and easy to just throw on. You will look super cute and dressy yet you will be so comfy. They can easily be paired with some heels or flats, chunky necklace or any type of fun summer accessory. They look great in any pattern, color, or material. These are a few of my favorites that are cute yet budget friendly. The olive jumpsuit from New York and Company is only $39! It features a tie around the waist, which I love because it adds shape and fits nicely around your curves. It can also camouflage your belly a little bit for those of you who suffer “the bulge” like myself. The middle one from NecessaryClothing.com features a great flower print that’s perfect for the summer. It’s for the cute girly girl in all of us. The last jumpsuit is one of my favorites because, as you can all tell by now, I LOVE leopard print! It’s the feisty latina in me that makes leopard one of my favorite prints of all! It’s edgy, fun, and sexy.
A pair of white pants or jeans are essential for the summer months. They provide a fresh clean look and can be paired with virtually anything. Another must-have for the summer is a bright colored handbag. The brighter the better! I love hot pink, bright blue, yellow, and purple. They’re great for brightening up those miserable summer days when you’re stuck inside of an office wishing you were outside. My favorite accessory for summer is a big floppy hat! They’re perfect for those lazy days spent by the beach or hanging out poolside. They do a great job of keeping your face from getting sun-burnt, while still staying stylish.
A summer essential hands down is the perfect summer dress. I wear a dress almost everyday during the summer. The perfect summer dress is one that is super comfortable and keeps you cool and dry all day long. I love the floral dress pictured from target. It’s short and flow-y and will keep you feeling great all summer. A maxi dress is another must for the summer! They basically go with everything! You can pair them with a cute pair of flats or a chunky heel. You can dress it up or dress it down. It doesn’t matter how you decide to wear your maxi, you will still look flawless! Crop tops are also really big this season. Dare to bare it all in this sexy summer piece. I own the black one at the top, its from Forever21 and says, “I believe that I love fashion much more than anybody I’ve ever met.” I love it! 🙂
Here’s how my summer looks so far!
It’s finally that time of year again people! The time for BBQ’s, short shorts, crop tops, and beautiful beach hair! All my people up north know that we deserve this warm weather, especially after the insane winter we experienced. It’s time to be summertime fine:) During the summer, no one wants to spend time fussing with the flat iron or the blow dryer, especially when the humidity is going to turn your hair into a frizz ball anyway. Here’s how to make the best the summer and get beautiful frizz-free summer curls that are beach, pool and BBQ ready.
The key to beautiful curls is moisture! Hair needs to be well moisturized and conditioned, otherwise it’ll be dry, frizzy, and limp. No matter if I decide to style my hair curly or straight, deep conditioner is my best friend. One of my favorite deep conditioners is a Wheat Germ Mask by Salerm. I usually apply it once a week with a conditioning cap. It keeps my dry, thick hair well balanced and moisturized. For a more natural conditioner, you can also use foods you already have in your kitchen. You can make your own conditioner using one egg, a couple spoonfuls of mayonnaise, and a tea spoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Avocado and bananas also work to moisturize and condition the hair.
Now adays, there are tons of products on the market for curly hair. It’s a game of trial and error. If you hair is fine, you may only need mousse. If your hair is thicker, you may need a leave-in conditioner or a curly custard or styler. Some great brands that I’ve tried are Mixed Chicks, Cantu, Kinky-Curly, Curls Unleased and Miss Jessie’s. One product in particular that my roommate recently tried and loves is Miss Jessie’s Multi-Cultural Curls.
But wait, lettme take a selfie:) Let’s get selfie ready and let the summer fun begin!! Another tip for curly fun in the sun is if you’re going to use different products on your hair, try your best to use the same brand. For example, Kinky-Curly’s styling custard goes best with Kinky-Curly’s Knot- today leave-in detangler. Of course, everyone’s hair is different so if different products work for you, great. Depending on the product, you can use a diffuser after application or just let it it hair-dry. Typically in the summer, I let my hair air-dry. It feels soo good to have wet hair in the NY heat. Follow me on instragram @Mi55Tiffani and show me some of your fav summertime styles! Summer has just begun my friends:)