Happy Fall! The fall season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s boot and sweater season. Do you have any sweater trends your loving right now? I’ve been perusing various fashion sites like Who What Wear, Nordstrom, and Target to stay in the know with all of the fall trends. From a… Read More 10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now
Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)
Now that Murals in the Market (MITM) has started did you know that you can also purchase beautiful artwork and some pretty cool merch created by the MITM artists? If you check out the official MITM website, you will find a variety of art by the artists and other merchandise you can purchase. From art… Read More How to Own Artwork by the Murals in the Market Artists + the 2017 Our Issue Mural T-Shirt
Happy Friday! How did your week go for you? Did you accomplish any of your goals? I had a very productive work week and amazingly, I was able to reach quite a few of my work goals! Now, I am ready to relax this weekend and catch up on a few home projects. I am… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (7/27/2018)
Target’s One-Day Sale is here! I’m a BIG Target shopper so I am really excited about this one. We shop at Target so much that my kids actually love taking a family trip to the store just to hang out! LOL! Target’s One-Day Sale. Amazing deals here today, gone Wednesday! Sale ends July 17th. I’ve… Read More Target’s One-Day Sale: Top Home Decor Picks
Happy Friday, friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day and you have something fun planned for the weekend. If you plan on doing any shopping, we’ve found some really great Independence Day sales that you may be like. The Fourth of July may be over, but the sales are still going strong! Check out… Read More 5 Hot (After) 4th of July Sales!
Stripes have been one of my go-to fashion styles this spring (almost summer) season. Just a simple, plain ol’ stripe t-shirt. I love wearing a striped shirt tucked in a pair of my high-waist, skinny jeans or a vintage skirt. I even mix match it with a skirt that has a different pattern. Add a… Read More 6 Striped Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe
If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)
What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City
By Jolie O’Rourke Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board
November 2017 After the Thanksgiving parade, I was walking with Elijah and his friend Paul in Downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius city park. We were walking back to my van to head home. As we passed by Cadillac Square, I noticed what looked like mini-glass huts. “What is this?” I asked Elijah and Paul. I… Read More ‘Open Me When’ You Need a Little Help Finding the Perfect Gift
TGIF! Yesterday, Michala (15) and I went to The M Den in Downtown Ann Arbor to check out their new University of Michigan branded gear for women. U-M and Victoria’s Secret PINK partnered together to create a new PINK collegiate brand exclusively for U-M! It’s really cool because the new collection features a variety of… Read More 6 Questions with Zuri Tibby, Victoria’s Secret PINK Spokesmodel
“Find something you love to do and doesn’t matter what it is and it doesn’t matter what it pays. Find something you love to do that [makes] you want to get out of bed in the morning.” —Steve Madden, Fashion Designer and Businessman This was the advice fashion designer Steve Madden gave an audience at the Michigan… Read More MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story Ann Arbor Premiere
Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? If you’re still looking for costume ideas, then you may like to do a DIY costume. DIY costumes are great for when you need to make a few changes to the original costume. For instance, if you want to put your own spin on a… Read More 10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples
My daughter Michala and I have a great love for thrift store shopping. It’s our mom-daughter thing that we enjoy doing together. Our fondness for thrift stores began when we lived in Tennessee. There was a Goodwill store about four miles from our house. We would visit the Goodwill regularly, especially when the store had… Read More Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style
Hi, Friends! Do you love to bargain shop? I mean, who doesn’t love a good sale, right? Me personally, I love bargain shopping, especially since I shop for a big family. So when Macy’s invited Good Life Detroit to check out their new Macy’s Backstage outlet store in Dearborn, Michigan, I had to say yes! I even brought… Read More Find Good Deals and the Hottest Trends at Macy’s Backstage!
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of… Read More Donate Prom Attire to Make a Teen’s Prom Unforgettable!
On Sunday (5/7/17), Travis and I attended the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition. The Detroit-famous shopping extravaganza was held at Eastern Market. It was our second time attending an All Things Detroit event, the first being in March. I was excited to attend this event because I was looking forward to trying some more yummy… Read More All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017
If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love my head wraps! Since moving to Detroit, I have collected an assortment of wraps. Detroit is very popular for the head wrap fashion style because many men and women wear head wraps for cultural and spiritual reasons. I have found vendors at the… Read More Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo