M U S I C Monday | A Seat at the Table by Solange

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-6-39-00-pmWell Everyone, I have to say that  Solange hasn’t really been an artist I have listened to in the past. She was more of the “Beyonce’s Younger Sister” to me. But lets just say, I am not view her that way anymore. She released an amazing album on Friday and it will definitely be on repeat for me. She has even released two videos already for “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch my Hair” both are visually amazing.

 

D I Y | Tuxedo Jean

For Labor Day weekend, I had some free time on my hand so I did a fun D.I.Y project. I had two pairs of jeans that didn’t fit me anymore, but I didn’t want to get rid of them. I thought that I could create a shape to the jeans that I once loved and give them an update. I hope you love this fun project as much as I do.

If you decide to do this project share your photo on Instagram by tagging @akjack. I would love to see it.

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • Ruler
  • (3) Embroidery Thread + Hand needle
  • Chalk
  • Pins
  • Scissors

 

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STEP ONE:

Take your main pair of pants and cut down the side seams

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STEP TWO:

Take your second pair of pants and mark a 2″ strip down the front of the pant. This will be your stripe that goes down the side of the pant. I decided to include the belt loops. With this 2″ strip, add 1/2″ seam allowance ( 1″ additional). This means your strip will be a total of 3″ wide.

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STEP THREE :

Pin the strip from the contrast jeans to the side seams, overlapping by 1/2″.

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STEP FOUR :

At this point, I had tried on the jeans to make sure I  liked the shape. I realized that I wanted to taper in at the ankle of the pant, as well as trim a bit off at the waist. Shape from your main jean rather than the strip.

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STEP FIVE :

Once you are happy with the shape of your jeans, start stitching down your stripe. I used a basic back stitch to make sure that the seam is secure. You can use what ever stitch you want for your jean.

STEP SIX:

Wash and dry your pants to fray out the ends of your jeans to give it a more worn look and you are good to go!

F A V O R I T E | Instagram Accounts

So I thought I would share with you guys, what are some of my favorite Instagram accounts I like to stalk. I have divided it up into THREE categories; Fashion, Fitness, and Celebrities. If you haven’t checked out my own Instagram accounts, I will have links for those as well.

P E R S O N A L

F A S H I O N

F I T N E S S

C E L E B R I T I E S

M U S I C Monday | The Infinite Project

So this is an interesting Music Monday. I had stumbled upon Adidas Originals Sound Lab video in which they gave a studio to a High School in Detroit. I think this is such an amazing thing that they did. It not only helped these students stay out of trouble, it helped them excel in school overall. I have attached the video that talks about the project as well as the mixtape that they had created from this opportunity. These students are really talented.

My favorite song off the album is : Count it

 

B E A U T Y | Long Unicorn Hair… Don’t Care 

So here it is you guys!! The Unicorn Hair!! Well, that’s what I am calling it anyways. I am so excited about this hair. I am loving having long hair, and giving my own hair a break for a bit. Having these braids is a protective style, meaning, I am not messing with my actual hair everyday. This gives my hair a break, allowing it to grow, and not break from manipulation.

Having these ombre purple to pink hair I think makes it even more fun. I can’t wait to play with it and see what cool looks I can create going into the fall season. I purchased the colorful hair from the UK brand Catface Hair. They have so many different options, and am thinking of trying the grey hair next time.

Outfit Details : Top (Vintage) | Pants (DKNY) | Boots ( DSW) | Sunglasses ( Raybans)

I N S P I R A T I O N | August

Not much has been that inspiring for me in August. My Career goals, which I will talk about in another post soon, are always my first Inspiration. But outside of careers, there have only been a few inspirational things.

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  • PILATES – My mom is starting to get into shape, and she wanted me to do pilates with her. I have actually enjoyed this so that I can get in a full body workouts once a week. In addition, I am able to stretch more, which is something that I struggle with

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  • COLORFUL BRAIDS- It’s been about a year since I last had braids in, and when I’ve had them in the past, they have always been natural hair colors. This time though, I got some ombre hair so it should be some fun. (Will have a post soon)