Style: a manner of doing something

Brands You Need To Know: PLY Apparel

I always say, big girls need fly too. If you’re a BBW then you need to know about Ply Apparel. Ply is a fabulous breath of fresh air. The clothing line uses fit and seam architecture in each piece. Hours are spent perfecting elongated angled darts, and revising dart depth to ensure a perfect fit on multiple body types. Ply…

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White Girl Beauty Hacks I Want No Parts Of

My, how the tables have turned! White girls are doing all kinds of random beauty hacks to look like Black women. The day has come when white girls wanna be black, without the burden of actually being black. Who knew white girls would be sucking on plastic to get fuller lips? In the video above, a beauty blogger is going…


Spell Check: Charlotte Olympia’s latest craze: ‘The ABC’s’

Known for her fierce stilettos,  Charlotte Olympia brings her playful spirit to her latest craze- the ABC collection of customizable grosgrain-trimmed leather loafers. Every pair comes with a set of 52 leather adhesive stickers, including each letter of the alphabet and its corresponding Charlotte Olympia icon. Wear your monogram in fly style! Via Charlotte

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How To Style The Teyana Taylor X Ewing Athletics Collaboration

The things I do for fashion! Last Thursday, I was in NYC standing in line to cop the Teyana Taylor X Ewing Athletics Collaboration sneakers. I literally got off of work at midnight, caught the 3:15am bus to NYC and stood in line from 8:00am to about 1:30pm to purchase the limited edition sneakers. It was worth it! Once on,…


Exclusive: NCLA for BEYONCÉ Just Launched!

Beyoncé just launched her second well-edited selection of nail wraps in collaboration with her long time manicurist Lisa Logan and the Los Angeles–based beauty company NCLA. Bey released three new nail wraps, which all have musical themes and priced at $18 each. Scroll down to peep the collection. I definitely brought the BeyHive wraps. Candy Paint Prints and patterns inspired…


Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God

I’m Waiting For Deliverance At The Doe

Sometimes we are so deep in mess that we can’t see the little glimpses of hope showing that God is bringing us out. We tend to summarize our desperation and then invite others to our pity party. We complain and whine the entire time we are in a trial; not realizing that if God is going to use us, we…


Jesus Is My Homeboy

What Does It Mean To Have a Friend in Jesus? I’ll admit I don’t have a lot of friends. I like to keep my circle tight. I have learned that sometimes to be great, you may have to be alone. While I love my friends, they aren’t always accessible. I get it, we’re getting older and my friends with families…


Sisterly Advice from Heather Lindsey

When a man is interested in you, he should first prayerfully consider the cost, then talk to you to see if you’re on the same page with vision & purpose and THEN pursue you with the intent to marry. Don’t let some man step to you like he’s “picking up a chick.” You aren’t an animal. You are beautifully &…

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This Lent Season: Give Up The Things That Hold You Back

The season of Lent starts today. This is a time of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter. As we start this season, I encourage you to give up things that hold you back from truly living for Christ. Give up ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts), give up doubting Jesus, give up worrying, give up jealousy…

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Faith in Hollywood

I went to LA this past weekend to style a friend who works for the Recording Academy and attends the Grammy Awards every year. I headed to LA with a few goals in mind: build and network and obtain new clients to style. But I ended up leaving with so much more. I left with confirmation from God that I…


A Letter To My Future Husband

Dear Future Husband, I had to lose myself to love you. In order to whole –heartedly love you and be the best possible wife for you, I had to lose the Carla I’ve known for 28 years. It’s been a painful process for me. But I continue to endure because I want to get to the best of me for…


Sisterly Advice from Heather Lindsey

Don’t glamorize Valentine’s Day this upcoming Saturday. I always felt like I can do bad all by myself. So when I was single, I enjoyed sitting by myself, watching movies, with take out and a glass of fresh squeezed juice on V-Day versus being laid up with a man that I knew I couldn’t marry AND couldn’t trust. Remember that…

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Fly Carla in the Wild

I am currently working two jobs to fund my dreams. One job is at a cosmetic store where I am the oldest employee, sans my manager. The other is at a restaurant, where another young lady and I are the only two female employees. Both jobs aren’t difficult. But then again they are, because I am in the wild. As…

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How to Kill It in 2015!

Last year is over and gone, and this REALLY is your year! Seriously! 2015 feels different to me and I can tell that it’s going to be an awesome year. I’m excited, I’m eager, and I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for me in this fabulous year. However, in order to see abundant changes in…

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A Now Peace

Living back at home with my parents again has brought about many challenges. But the biggest challenge is not having my own personal space. I miss my studio apartment in Brooklyn. There I could come and go as I pleased, take the longest bath (without having my two-year-old nephew banging on the bathroom door), blast my music as loud as…