Being in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the amazing boutique hotel, Jnane Tamsna, was an incredible experience. It was full of great food, great people, great culture and a whole lot of dry heat. It was so hot, that 110 degrees was normal. Don’t get me wrong, I loveeee the heat, but that was heat that could fry some bacon. That being said, when it’s too hot outside, I tend to wear my hair in a style that is pushed away from my face. In high heat, gel tends to feel like it is melting on my scalp. Pomade gives my hair a good hold that feels light and I always want my edges to be laidddddd, so I started to use the Form Beauty, Polish Pomade.
The polish pomade is lightweight and “uses a blend of oils to lock in moisture, fight frizz and provide a smooth look and soft feel” (www.formbeauty.com). I was able to create the hairstyle, in the pictures above, in four simple steps.
- Since I was going for a sleek but bushy look. I first brushed out all of my curls.
- I made a part in the center of my head but I only parted it half way.
- I then damped the front part of my hair so my edges and the front could be slicked down and the back could big and bushy.
- Lastly, I brushed down the front area down and pinned it tight. I made the back part of my hair bigger and bushier for as 70’s style inspired look.
Sweatshirt and Jeans: Gee C Vibez
Shoes: Sole Wish
Who knew that going to college would actually have an impact on the color of clothing I choose to wear. One of the best life choices I’ve made thus far in life, was attending Syracuse University. Funny thing is, the first time I entered Syracuse’s campus it was move in day for the incoming freshman. I can probably guess what you’re thinking right about now, “Why would she attend a university that she never visited before ?”. To answer your question, I’m not sure why I made the choice of not visiting prior to attending, but I was willing to take the risk.
Many Syracuse University students and alumni often use the phrase ” I bleed Orange”, which basically means, Syracuse University is the best school ever and that being an Orangeman and Orangewoman is the coolest thing you can ever be in life, lol. I have so much orange hanging in my closest, that I had to create a drawer dedicated to all my Syracuse paraphernalia. Knowing that summer is quickly coming to an end and fall is right around the corner, orange is a fun color that is great during both seasons.
During summer, bright orange is great to wear because it brings out your complexion when you have a tan, and it’s a color that complements a variety of skin tones. Orange is great during the fall when it’s a rustic orange color that gives off autumn vibes. I love buying over sized grampa sweaters, and one of my favorites is a rustic orange cardigan. Many people feel like orange is such an “out there” color and can’t be paired with anything, but that’s not true. Orange is a fun color, and I am not just saying that because it is Syracuse’s school color, haha. You can color block with orange, have a great orange statement piece, or a nice orange/peachy lipstick is always fun too. Never underestimate a garment because of it’s color, you never know how it can enhance your wardrobe.
P.S. Did you know that there is no word that rhymes with orange?
Hair: Hair styled by Shawnah at HairStory Philly
Pictures taken by: Ryan Powell