I Thrifted a 2000’s-Era Gucci Crystal GG Monogram Joy Shoulder Bag for $150!

Picture this: You’re in the checkout line at one of your tried-and-true thrift shops. You’ve collected quite the variety of business-cas pants, work blouses and accessories. As you wait, you skim the inventory that the staff has stocked behind the counter. A few pieces catch your attention – a Coach monogram umbrella holds you captive; […]

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Esmesha’s Life: Secured the Bag at Thrift Con 2022 at NRG Center Hall

This weekend, Thrift Con 2022 descended upon The Space City. My sister and I did attend the event last year as well – read more about our first experience here! Yet, this year’s version introduced more product versatility, more vintage tees and more people. You must have a goal when shopping Thrift Con. You have […]

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5 Things to Watch, Listen To and Read in July

July, no doubt, is one of the best months for movie and television releases. It’s dead summer, all the kiddos are on vacation and perhaps mom and dad even snuck in a few days. Some of my favorite streaming services are dropping absolute magic – from edge-of-your-seat action to thought-provoking documentaries that make you stop […]

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Hanifa’s Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection is An Ode to Femininity, Vibrance and Across-the-Board Slayage

I have yet to get my hands on Hanifa’s iconic Miya Knit Cardigan Dress. The failure of solidifying one of the brand’s most mesmerizing silhouettes still haunts me. But, your girl remains optimistic for the future! A couple day ago, the Washington D.C.-based brand dropped their highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Hunaayyy… Let me tell […]

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Esmesha’s Life: Your Girl Vacationed in Jamaica!

Last week, I had the honor to travel to a destination that has persisted as a mainstay on my “Places to Visit” list. Your girl finally made it to Jamaica! Montego Bay, to be exact. I arrived on May 29th and stayed until June 4th. Let me tell you – it was an absolute dream. […]

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Esmesha’s Life: Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture at The Dirty South Exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

I’ve always been proud to be a native of the #DirtySouth. Houston is my home. The South’s enigmatic culture permeates through film, music, fashion and art – and it’s hard to ignore the immutable presence of Southern influence throughout society. I grew up in Trinity Gardens (near Fifth Ward) and my childhood resonated with the […]

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Esmesha’s Life: Vintage Hunting at Thrift Con at NRG Center Hall

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending ThriftCon here in Houston! Talk about an experience. The sights, the vibes, the feels… it was epic. For those of you who are not familiar with ThriftCon, let me fill you in. ThriftCon is an annual thrift and vintage vendor convention that takes place in various cities […]

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Black Women Deserve Better

When I found out the Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his Vice President (VP) pick for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, I was literally speechless. I had just resurrected myself from a visit with a client, finally making it home after a humid-filled day in Houston, Texas. My sister, Gebrina, was […]

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