December 30, 2015

"Selfish"

Hello my loves! It is almost 2016 and I have decided to create my own version of Kim Kardashian West's "Selfish". If you're unfamiliar with the book, "Selfish" is Kim Kardashian West's photo book containing some of her favorite selfies in one volume. My version is not as extensive but it's just as fun. These are a few of my outfits from the year with the photo taken in a mirror by yours truly. #MirrorSelfies! #Enjoy!

T-shirt dress - H&M
Vans - Net-A-Porter
Sweater - Zara
Booties - Nine West
Jacket - T.J. Maxx
Sneakers - Adidas
Top - Zara
Bottoms - Forever 21
Clutch - Francesca's
Top - H&M
Jeans - Levi's
Poncho - ASOS
Dress - Forever 21
Heels - Steve Madden
Jacket - Borrowed (lol)
Top - H&M
Shoes - New Balance 

Please excuse the mirror and my dorm room in the back. I hope you all have enjoyed my selfies and have a very happy New Year! Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice  

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December 17, 2015

Fashion Buys To Add To Your Christmas Wish List

If you're anything like me, your Christmas Wish List is a compilation of pieces you won't buy/ can't afford to buy for yourself. My Christmas Wish List is filled with key items - think outerwear, boots, and accessories. The three key wardrobe staples for Winter (and life).


I have been trying to step up my outerwear game for some time now. If your jacket is fly, it hardly matters what you're wearing underneath, right? My current obsession is the camel coat. You can pair it with any color and it's such a versatile coat. It can really add the perfect amount of class to any outfit.    

I'm also obsessed with the poncho and cape coat. (In reality I'm obsessed with every piece on this list so, bear with me.) I love a great poncho but a poncho coat?? Well that is a whole new level of fantabulousness.

And Chelsea boots. I'm obsessed with Chelsea boots. I have a great heeled pair from Steve Madden but I need the flat Dr Martens Chelsea Boots in my life.

I am also in dire need of thigh high boots. They are the perfect way to stay warm while looking fantastic. You can wear them with stockings and a mini skirt, pair them with a chunky sweater dress or pull them over some jeans. The definition of versatility.

Speaking of which, can someone please buy me a blanket scarf? I love a great scarf but an over-sized one is even better. You can wear them as a cozy wrap, hood or just let it hang, then sling it around your neck to channel your inner diva.

Now this is a huge wish but hey, a girl can dream. I want a Céline handbag! The price tag may cause one to faint but like I said, a girl can dream.

Okay so back to reality. My last couple items on this list are more attainable. I want a cute pair of gloves that I won't lose, a wool beanie with satin lining (shout out to my naturalistas), a leather band watch, and of course gift cards of any kind.

Well, all I'm saying is hopefully Santa comes through. What's on your Christmas Wish List? Comment and let me know! Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice


  1. Topshop Wool Slouch Crombie Coat, $170
  2. Zara Poncho Coat, $129
  3. Dr. Martens Kensington Flora Chelsea Boots, $140
  4. Dolce Vita 'Neely' Over the Knee Boot, $299.95
  5. Urban Outfitters Colorblock Airy Knit Blanket Scarf, $39
  6. Céline Small Cabas Phantom with Belt, $2100
  7. The Northface Etip Gloves, $45
  8. Etsy Satin Lined Knit Hat, $26.99
  9. Fossil Original Boyfriend Chronograph Cedar Leather Watch, $135
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October 14, 2015

Beauty Mistakes to Avoid


Living in an all girls dorm last year was almost like having a floor full of sisters to help set you straight. Whether your colors were slightly off, or you lashes were actually hanging off, someone was always there to help a girl out. Sometimes, you just need the opinion of another girl. I have definitely matured with my knowledge in beauty thanks to my living arrangement so I thought it would be beneficial to share some beauty mistakes I have learned to avoid!

1. Always wash your face!
I know, I know: it's so much easier to just crawl into bed after a long day and pray that the makeup rubs off in your sleep. We have all had those nights where washing our face is a drag, but I can assure you that washing your face is a huge benefit. Washing your face removes all the unwanted debris your face collects throughout the day. If you don't get around to washing your face, be sure to use makeup wipes! Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are my personal favorite.

2. Do your eyebrows!!!
I can not stress this enough. Anyone who knows me well will be able to tell you that my eyebrows are my pride and joy. Eyebrows really shape your entire face and perfectly shaped brows provide you with a flawless finish. Being introduced to an eyebrow pencil was honestly the best thing ever. Check out my previous post, "Eyebrow Mania" to see which shape best fits your face and remember to do your brows!!

3. Don't go too light or too dark.
Please, please, pleaseee, I am begging you to match your foundation to your skin tone. There is nothing wrong with going to the beauty counter of your favorite makeup company to get the best color match for your concealer, foundation and/or powder. There is really nothing worse than your face looking five times lighter or darker than your neck in pictures.

4. Take off the lashes before bedtime.
I understand how meticulous it is to apply eyelashes for that fantabulous finishing effect. But, even though they are so fantabulous, you have to take them off before bed. You don't want to ruin the fantabulousness by smushing your lases in your sleep. Lashes are to be reused so remember to take them off.   

5. When in doubt, blend it out.
Blend, blend, blend, and when you think you're done, blend some more! Blending your makeup is one of the most important aspects of makeup application. Blending provides you with a better coverage overall and makes your makeup look professional and flawless. You don't want any harsh lines in your eye shadow or an extremely bright spot on your forehead so be sure to blend!

These are just a couple of beauty mistakes I have learned to avoid and I hope that you find them helpful! Be sure to comment with some beauty mistakes to avoid of your own! And as always, Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice


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October 12, 2015

And The Winner Is...


Hello my loves! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who entered the Dipped Cosmetics x The Profashional Life giveaway! Unfortunately, we could randomly select only one winner but be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways in the future! The winner of the first ever Profashional Life giveaway is... @ViciousVibrato! Congratulations Taryn! You will receive an email with instructions on how to claim your prize shortly! Thank you again to everyone who entered! Stay Profashional! xoxo
Clarice 
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October 01, 2015

Living Life Profashionally: Dipped Cosmetics

Hello my loves! You already know that it's that time of the month to interview someone who is Living Life Profashionally! I believe that to Live Life Profashionally means to strike the balance of being professional and fantabulous. It means to carry yourself with class and to never stop reaching for your goals whatever they may be. This month's interviewee will be *drum roll please* entrepreneur, Ibriz Morris! She is the founder of Dipped Cosmetics, a makeup line geared towards women of color. She is currently a student at Howard University and my best friend (That's my best friend, that's my best friend, go best friend). ALSO, The Profashional Life will be hosting its first ever giveaway featuring Dipped Cosmetics! Read on to find out more!




TPL: Why did you choose Dipped as the name for your line?
Ibriz: My name in Arabic means "pure gold" so after learning that I just felt like everything in my life had to be connected to gold. It's a lot, I know. So when I was brainstorming names for the line I thought "Dipped in Gold" and BAM! Dipped Cosmetics was born.

TPL: What made you want to launch a makeup line?
Ibriz: I watch an abnormal amount of makeup videos on YouTube. After watching nearly every pigmented girl have to mix two different shades to get their complexion, I realized that there was a need for a brand that actually caters to darker complexions.

TPL: What products do you offer and where do you see the line going?
Ibriz: The first product that will be dropping is Dipped Lashes. Dipped Lashes are handmade 100% Mink false eyelashes. The line will later expand into color cosmetics such as foundations, lippies, powders and other products.

TPL: What is unique about Dipped Cosmetics?
Ibriz: Dipped Cosmetics products will be geared towards makeup enthusiasts of color. My goal is to provide them with the shades that they want and need while eliminating the need to mix foundations to achieve the perfect match.

TPL: Who is Ibriz?
Ibriz: Ibriz is a 19 year old creative who doesn't really know what direction she is going in and doesn't think that she ever will know. She's an over thinker, an over achiever and a go getter. Someone who you know will always be there for you no matter what. A ride or die to the select few that have called her a friend. Honestly, she's not even completely sure of who she is right now but she is learning and is learning to be okay with not knowing.

TPL: What are your makeup must haves?
Ibriz: I love contouring! Whenever I try to refrain from doing my face on a daily basis, I think "a little contouring won't hurt" and before I know it, I have a full beat with lashes. Setting spray is also a MUST. On those days that I actually don't do my face (which is rare) I still like to spray my face with a setting spray.

TPL: Everyone does their makeup differently but what do you think is the proper order of applying makeup?
Ibriz: It honestly depends on the day. Most days I'm an eyes first type of girl but some days I put my foundation on first then proceed to my eyes and then I CONTOUR!

TPL: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Ibriz: In 10 years, I will be a proud Howard University Alumni. I will have completed my years at law school and hopefully have opened or be close to opening my own law firm. Dipped Cosmetics will be bigger than I could ever imagine and will be competing with the big name cosmetic lines that we know today. I will have started my non-profit that will benefit inner-city, struggling neighborhoods providing them with the skills to support themselves and I am more than certain somewhere during this time I will have come up with some other random ideas that will make me one step closer to world domination.
#Breezus4President2032    

TPL: What does it mean to Live Life Profashionally to you?
Ibriz: Living Life Profashionally means to be a professional bad ass that carries their self with style and grace at all times.

TPL: Advice for young entrepreneurs?
Ibriz: Don't let anyone tell you that you're crazy! Since I was very young I always had the most extravagant ideas but thankfully my parents never told me that I couldn't do something or told me no (which now that I think about it was probably the worst decision they've ever made but, I digress). Instead, I was always challenged to find a logical way to make my ideas a reality. So don't let anyone tell you that your ideas are too crazy, or too extreme or impossible. Nothing is impossible. For Dipped, I literally had to present my parents with a full business plan before I used the money that was intended for my first car to launch the line. SACRIFICE. Everything is not going to be handed to you. If you want it, go get it. Lastly, please do not give up. There will be plenty of obstacles but you have to push through in order to acheive your goals. If you give up, that's an L and we do not take L's.

TPL: Anything else you would like to tell us?
Ibriz: Always remember, WE DO NOT TAKE L's. Dipped Cosmetics launches October 1st. God Bless.

Thank you for the interview Ibriz and I can not wait to see this really take off! Want more from Dipped Cosmetics? Check out the Instagram page and website to order your lashes today!

And now the moment you have all been waiting for! Find out how to enter the Dipped Cosmetics x The Profashional Life giveaway here! xoxo
Clarice


Photos Via: Dipped Cosmetics
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September 21, 2015

Fashion Week Faves

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 came to close Thursday night and now it is time to recap! Here is a list of my New York Fashion Week Faves (in no particular order).

1. J.Crew
Photos Via: The Fashion Spot

J. Crew's Spring/Summer 2016 line fulfilled every single one of my preppy girl dreams. Stripes, woven shirts, lace up, and tailoring are some of my favorite things and they were all integrated into this line. The accessories were bold but will definitely be a hit being that they are so wearable. I would describe the collection as casual, comfy and classy. The brand is transitioning and I think that they are heading in the right direction.  

2. Pyer Moss
Photos Via: Fashionista  

I have to admit that before last week, I had never heard of Pyer Moss. Now this line and its designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond, have propelled into my Top 3. His show last week was the most powerful one of the season and I am sure you see why. Before any clothing hit the runway, a short film about racism and police brutality in America was presented to the audience. The collection itself was a fantastic showing of edgy, sleek, sportswear. White worker boots had the names of black women who have been killed by police and red paint on them to look like splattered blood. The words "I can't breathe" were spray painted on various jackets and many of the female models wore headbands around their necks which reminded me of bandages. He told The Huffington Post, "For as long as I have this platform and for as long as people are going to listen to me -- I'm going to take a stand on something and this is something that is important to me." I have so much respect for him and am in love with this collection. 

3. Anna Sui
Photos Via: Daily Mail 

Anna Sui took us to the islands with her New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Not only do I love the pieces themselves, I also love the scene! The blue tinted palm trees paired with pineapple prints, tropical florals and Polynesian influences really set the mood. The collection screamed energy, summer and fun which I love. 

Well there you have it! My Top 3 collections from New York Fashion Week Fall 2015. One day I'll be reporting live from the show but for now, I am reporting live from my dorm room. Comment and let me know some of your favorite collections from this season's show. Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice      

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August 30, 2015

Living Life Profashionally: Mizizi

It's that time of the month to interview someone who is Living Life Profashionally! I believe that to Live Life Profashionally means to strike the balance of being professional and fantabulous. It means to carry yourself with class and to never stop reaching for your goals whatever they may be. This month's interviewee will be entrepreneur, Paakow Essandoh! He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the urban Afrocentric clothing line, Mizizi. I am sure that you have seen these dope jerseys but now you can meet the man behind it all.




TPF: First and foremost, what is the meaning of "Mizizi" and why did you choose it as the name of your line?
Paakow: Mizizi means "roots" in Swahili. The name came about when George (Co-Founder) and I were coming up with a list of Diaspora related words, which he then translated into his native language, Swahili.

TPF: How did this line come about?
Paakow: When I first met George, I thought that the clothes he wore were so dope. He would come to class in regular, modern day clothing but with African Print stitched into it. Once I saw that I was instantly inspired. I thought about how I could market it to all the Africans I knew back home in Texas; not only for my friends, but other proud Africans as well. Afterwards, George and I (with help from close friends) worked on ideas and sketched of what our brand should consist of. Our ideas spanned from everything to jogger pants with African fabric to bucket hats. As the days went on, George had a few other business endeavors on his plate and wasn't able to give his undivided attention to the clothing line. We discussed it for a bit and we agreed that I would solely run the clothing line, and that we would support me if need be. 

TPF: Who is Paakow?
Paakow: Born in Brooklyn, NY; moved to Columbus, Ohio, raised in Dallas, Texas, currently living in Tampa, Florida. At the age of 20, I am a junior at the University of South Florida and the Co-Founder and CEO of Mizizi. Many people ask me if I am a fashion designer or a stylist, but I really know nothing about fashion. I just see myself as an entrepreneur. The people I have surrounded myself with in Florida has only fed my ambition and have really made me grow exponentially.   

TPF: Walk us through the process of launching this line. 
Paakow: Well, when George left the company I took matter into my own hands and ventured to New York to find a manufacturer for my product. I literally spent days in the Garment District going from shop to shop seeing is they were able to accomplish what I needed done. By the end of my trip, I had nothing to show for it. None of the manufacturers were able to cost effectively produce the line. That is when I decided to scale down and focus on one product that would be a best seller, I.E. the baseball jerseys.  

TPF: What type of person do you envision in your clothing?
Paakow: Honestly, anyone and everyone. The first time I even wore one of my jerseys I was in dapper wear and the outfit looked good. First time my mom ever wore a jersey, she wore the Ghana one like a vest while wearing a kufi hat. I never imagined how versatile baseball jerseys were but they truly are. 

TPF: Where can people find your jerseys?
Paakow: Our website is Mizizishop.com, Instagram is @Mizizi.Shop, Twitter is @Mizizishop, Tumblr is Mizizishop.tumblr.com

TPF: What is a quote that you live by?
Paakow: I know it sounds cliche but, "Your vibe attracts your tribe."

TPF: Do you have any advice for people trying to start their own lines?
Paakow: Never rush it, never give up. Take some time to fully develop your ideas. Till this day I have my original jersey designs, which are just terrible compared to what I have now, but back then I thought they were amazing. 

TPF: What does it mean to Live Life Profashionally to you?
Paakow: The clothes you wear evokes opinions and perceptions that ones have about you. Before you get dressed and step out, what impression are you trying to make? 

TPF: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Paakow: Man, I have no idea and I don't necessarily try to think that far ahead. As long as I remained blessed I have no worries. 

TPF: Anything else you would like to share with us?
Paakow: Be sure to check out our official release on August 30th at 6 PM EST. 

Want more from Paakow? Make sure you check out his jerseys on Mizizishop.com, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. Thank you for the interview and I can't wait to see how much you accomplish! To all my African sisters and brothers, make sure you grab your jersey before they sell out! Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice 


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August 25, 2015

Sunday Funday

Hello my loves! I apologize for my temporary disappearance. I moved back into school last Thursday and have been a tad bit busy but it feels so great to be back at The Mecca. My friends and I are reunited and have decided to embark on monthly Sunday adventures so that we really get a chance to explore D.C. This past Sunday we went to a new spot for brunch. The restaurant, Le Diplomate, is a French brasserie located in Logan Circle. The ambiance was delightful and the food was delicious. I ordered the french toast with a side of turkey sausage and fell in lovee.
Photo Via: Washington City Paper 
After brunch, we hung out a bit then got ready for the annual all white party, "White Chocolate" hosted by our student association. I searched high and low for a white jumpsuit or white culottes but was unsuccessful in my attempt *insert sad face here*.
I ended up wearing a white bodycon dress from Bebe paired with some new pale pink heels I had been dying to wear from Macy's (only $25). For accessories, I chose my faithful gold Casio watch, some triangle shaped drop down earrings, and a snakeskin clutch from Francesca's.

It was a fantabulous Sunday and I can't wait to share my Sunday adventures with you all. For now, it's back to the books! Stay Profashional my loves!
xoxo
Clarice
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August 12, 2015

Balin' On A Budget

It's just about that time to head back to college which means it's time to shop, shop, and shop some more! I would definitely consider myself a savvy shopper and want to share some of my top clothing stores and tips with you all. You can thank me later. (Sidenote: they are listed in no particular order.) Ready, set, shop!

1. J.Crew
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To be completely honest, I only shop in the sale section at J.Crew and I can tell you that their sales go crazy! All of their sale items are an additional 40% off right now (in store and online) and when you present your college ID you get an additional 15% off (in store only)!! One more tip: if you want to avoid paying the cost of shipping, go in store and have them pull up the item you want on their computer. The sales associate can have it sent to your house for free and you get that extra 15% off you can't get online!

2. Topshop
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I have been shopping at Topshop for awhile now and love their selection and prices. They offer free shipping and returns year round which is always nice and also offer a student discount. College students get 10% off all Topshop purchases through a Student Beans account so sign up today!  

3. Zara
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Zara is another store where I usually stick to the sale section (ballin on a budget, remember) and their sales also go crazy! The nearest Zara is about 35 minutes away so I usually shop online but paying for shipping is totally worth it.

4. Urban Outfitters
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Who doesn't love Urban? Their pieces are super cute and pretty affordable. I am in love with the new UO app because it allows you to get rewards after a certain amount of purchases, store check ins, etc. Also, they have free shipping all month long so don't miss out!

5. H&M
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H&M is THE place for basics! Tank tops, crop tops, T-shirt dresses, socks... the list could go on! When you sign up for their newsletter, you get a 20% off code delivered straight to your email.

6. ASOS
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ASOS is another great online store being that they have year round free shipping and a 10% student discount! They sell some great brands including River Island, Adidas, New Balance, Ray Ban and Missguided to name a few.

7. Missguided
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All I have to say is super super cute! Missguided has the cutest pieces for great prices! No, they do not offer free shipping but they offer a 25% student discount that applies to all full priced pieces.

8. Nordstrom Rack
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Nordstrom Rack is basically Nordstrom's outlet store. They always have great deals both online and in store. Shopping in store requires a bit of rack sifting but I promise you will find something fantabulous.

If you have any good tips, please comment and share! And as always, Stay Profashional my loves!
xoxo
Clarice


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August 05, 2015

Suit Up

Anyone who knows me well will be able to tell you that I HATE wearing pants! I mean they're basically just bothersome for your lower half and there is no way you can look me in the eye and say that the first thing you do when you get home isn't take off your pants. Now that being said, I have a special place in my heart for jumpsuits (technically they don't count as pants, right)!
A jumpsuit looks effortlessly cool on anyone and can work for numerous occasions! From bumming around on weekends to attending fabulous affairs, the jumpsuit works. I fell in love with this wide leg jumpsuit from Nordstrom Rack and decided to wear it to my sister's graduation party. I paired it with my Steve Madden sandals for a more dressy feel. In terms of jewelry, I went shopping in my mom's jewelry chest and found these simple drop down earrings. I added my gold Casio watch and arm cuff to complete the look and was ready for the festivities.
Sidenote: I had to throw in the selfie because I am in lovee with my new lippie! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream collection has been out for some time but I finally bought Transylvania from Ulta and it is fabulous!

Check out the images/links below for some more jumpsuit ideas and let me know if you've been suiting up this Summer! As always, Stay Profashional! xoxo
Clarice

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July 28, 2015

Living Life Profashionally: #BlackGirlsYouTubeToo

I have decided to start a new series entitled "Living Life Profashionally" in which I will interview someone who is Living Life Profashionally on a monthly basis! I believe that to Live Life Profashionally means to strike the balance of being professional and fantabulous. It means to carry yourself with class and to never stop reaching for your goals whatever they may be. This month's interviewee will be fashion and beauty vlogger, #BlackGirlsYouTubeToo! She infuses her bubbly personality into everything she does, making her vlogs fun and addicting to watch. After only 9 months of vlogging, she has hit over 1,300 subscribers and to top it all off, she's a good friend of mine who attends THE MECCA a.k.a Howard University!



TPF: How did you start vlogging?
Judayah: I started my channel with the original intent to post makeup tutorials and quick "Get Ready With Me" videos but after the first few uploads, I felt like I could offer more. I always thought that I was way too awkward to talk in front of a camera and have someone on the opposite end actually receive something from it, but decided that I would take my chances. In my video, "What They Won't Tell You FRESHMEN #HU19", I announced that I was a Howard student. I was nervous about how people would take it but it ended up being my most popular video and that's when I realized that I had something important to share with others-- a voice.  

TPF: Why did you choose #BlackGirlsYouTubeToo?
Judayah: I chose #BlackGirlsYouTubeToo because I was tired of being underrepresented. I watch YouTube videos all day, every day for all different types of things: DIYs, comedy, make up tutorials, advice, you name it! I noticed that no matter what I typed in the search bar, women who looked like me were never the top hits. Why should I have to specify "For Dark Skin" just to see something or someone that pertains to me? Every time someone hears or sees my alias I want them to remember that black women most certainly are doing our thing on here as well! It doesn't just stop at YouTube, and to be honest, it doesn't just stop with Black girls. Any one of us can do anything that we put our minds to. I refuse to let the top hits, society's standard of beauty, and the naysayers tell me any differently.

TPF: What is something important that you have learned from the vlog world?
Judayah: I would say that the biggest thing I have learned from vlogging is that everything and anything you say can have an effect on others. People can immediately tell when someone is being real or fake and it's truly a platform to make a difference in someone's life. 

TPF: What do you think is the best service a vlogger can provide to his/her readers?
Judayah: Honesty. No matter what you're talking about or what you're trying to sell, make sure you are honest about it! The last thing you want is to lose subscribers and support because of insincerity. Making money should not be your sole motive. Without passion and honesty, you will not get very far. 

TPF: Best tip for new vloggers?
Judayah: Before your first post, write down the reasons why you are starting. Identify what your goals are with doing this and why you think someone might find what you have to say beneficial. It really helps in keeping you on track, motivated, and genuine. 

TPF: Who is Judayah?
Judayah: Good question! Judayah is a quiet, nerdy girl from the middle of nowhere in Upstate New York. She is a huge goof ball with a struggling makeup addiction. She's just a Howard girl with a webcam and an iPhone trying to make her dreams come true. 

TPF: Your top 3 beauty products you can't live without?
Judayah: Does weave count as a beauty product? No? Oh. Okay. Well I absolutely cannot live without
1, Make Up Forever's Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
2. Eyebrow pencil
3. Mary Kay mascara
As much as I love makeup, I could live with these basics. I like to make sure my skin is seamless, my brows are fleeked and my lashes are luscious. 

TPF: Favorite thing about Howard University?
Judayah: The thing that I love most about the Mecca is how it exposes people to the diversity within one race. Black is really undefined and doesn't follow the stereotypical trend-- it sets it. I had no idea until I came to Howard. 

TPF: Tell us your style staple!
Judayah: Almost everyone knows me for my signature black floppy hat. That is my go to accessory. Whether my flexi rod set is popping or my leave out is in distress, the hat defintely compliments any hairstyle and hides any disaster.  

TPF: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Judayah: At 29, I see myself being happy. I am not very big on marriage or children, but I can see myself being surrounded by family and good friends. My 10 year goal is to work through television, preferably as a talk show host. I want to give the facts like Oprah, have fun like Ellen, and serve the tea like Wendy! 

TPF: What do you love about The Profashional Life?
Judayah: I love that you are doing what you love and helping other people at the same time. You are the most fashionable person I know and it would almost be a crime for you not to share that with the world. I love that you are being yourself even behind a screen. 

TPF: What does it mean to Live Life Profashionally to you?
Judayah: I originally thought that to Live Life Profashionally meant to embrace my inner fashionista while remaining professional. I read your #INTERNSZN post and I think that hits the idea right on the head. I believe that to Live Life Profashionally is more so about creating a safe place for fashionistas to be inspired. As you said, there is absolutely no reason why we can't be the best dressed in the office! 


Want more from Judayah? Check her out on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram!
Thank you again for the interview Judayah and for starting off the "Living Life Profashionally" series with a bang! Stay Profashional my loves! xoxo
Clarice

Photos via: Instagram

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July 20, 2015

#InternSzn

So your internship is in full swing and things have been going pretty smoothly. But now it's getting really hot outside and you're staring at your open closet about to burst into tears. Why? Because you don't know what to wear! Fear not my loves, for I have some suggestions on how to look professional and absolutely fantabulous while staying cool.


I am currently the Social Media/Marketing intern for a book marketing company and I love it. While this internship may not directly correlate with the field I want to enter, it is a learning experience I wouldn't trade for the world (especially being that journalism is becoming apart of the ever changing digital world). But anyways back to what to wear!

Today, I dressed up a little bit to give me some Monday motivation. (The better you look, the better you feel right?) I went for a bright colored top, tucked into a fun pleated striped skirt and some low ankle strap heels. For accessories, I chose a statement necklace, paired with my gold Casio watch and new handbag I scored at Aldo for 65% off! I always try to carry a handbag big enough to hold whatever I may need for the day. That way I only have to hold my purse, laptop and cup of tea in the morning. In terms of shoes, the lower the better. You never know what kind of errands you might have to run and want to be quick on your feet.

Keep in mind that every workplace is different. If you're unsure of the dress code, ask! Summer internships are hard to dress for being that our roles are often ambiguous, we don't have an office wardrobe (or the money for one), we don't know what we'll be doing from day to day and it's hot! A rule I try to stick to is to always look appropriate meaning no super short skirts, no cleavage, and nothing too form fitting. 

I hope my outfit and tips provides you with some inspiration! Just because we're interns doesn't mean we can't be the best dressed in the office! Have fun with your outfits and as always, Stay Profashional. xoxo
Clarice 

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July 15, 2015

Lady Crush Wednesday

It's Wednesday which means that it is time to post pictures of our current lady crush. This Wednesday, my lady crush goes to (drum-roll please) Lupita Nyong'o! She looked fabulous at every event she attended at Paris Fashion Week last week.

Lupita Nyong'o in Dior at the Dior Fall 2015 couture show


Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at Lancome's 80th anniversary celebration 


Lupita Nyong'o in Maison Margiela at the Maison Margiela show

Thanks to Lupita's sense of style, she never fails to dazzle on and off the red carpet. Her looks are always effortless yet so chic and one can't help but love her. Who is your lady crush this Wednesday? Comment and let me know! As always, Stay Profashional! xoxo
Clarice

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