Instagrammed // Recent Bits and Pieces

August 21, 2013


I love the “Instagrammed” posts on the blog because it’s just me on my regular days. It’s important for me to be accessible and honest about my lifestyle with all of you who read The Feisty House. I’m not here living this ridiculously perfect life. On the contrary, I’m just a regular girl like you, and whatever I do that inspires you is 100% in your reach too! I think Instagram makes that concept more concrete.

For example, like many of you, I have tried Marley twists, and I LOVE them. I’d never worn hair extensions or anything like that before, but I had a really good first experience. The twists were perfect for my trip to Jamaica, and they were even more fun once I got back to NYC (my coworkers were so amazed). I made a HUGE mistake when I had my Marley twists installed though…I didn’t moisturize or seal for two whole weeks. TWO WEEKS! I was nervous my hair was going to be a complete mess when I took the twists down, and it kinda was. My hair was really dry. It was awful! I’ve learned my lesson though…

This summer has really flown by. I feel like I haven’t had the chance to enjoy NYC like I wanted. Q and I did get to visit MangoSeed, a Jamaican restaurant in Brooklyn (it’s in walking distance from where I live), and the food is actually REALLY good. We’ve also been down to the Houston-Bowery Mural more than once. It’s stunning in person–really vibrant.

Since I took out my Marley twists, I’ve been wearing a lot of topknots. I haven’t really had the energy to do my hair. Plus I can’t find Herbal Essence’s “Honey I’m Strong” conditioner in any stores anywhere, and I don’t really like doing my flat twists with anything else. I ended up buying “Honey I’m Strong” online at, and I was finally able to rock a flat twist-out this week.

Last night I attended a shopping event at the kate spade new york flagship on Madison Avenue. The brand, in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar, was celebrating the launch of its latest bag, the 2 Park Avenue Beau. The bag itself is very reminiscent of the Céline Luggage Totes or Trapeze Bags, but doesn’t come close. Don’t get me wrong, the Beau is a cute bag, but I walked past Barney’s on the way to kate spade yesterday, and I literally stared at the Céline window display for about 5 minutes. There’s something magical about those bags.


I wish I had taken more pictures at the event–the store was styled beautifully, and they have the best balcony (with a view of Michael Kors…sigh). I wore my Kate Spade Saturday shift dress (of course), and came home with some goodies: a complimentary copy of the Harper’s Bazaar September issue (featuring one of my faves, SJP), and a new watch! Yes, I finally invested in a decent everyday watch. This one is the kate spade Gramercy: it’s a two-tone watch with a medium-sized face. I bought it because I like to wear gold, but gold clashes with my engagement ring, so I figured a two-tone watch would tie everything together. And the size is perfect, not too small, but not overwhelming!

And yes, I’ve been away from the blog for a bit, but sometimes it’s good to do that. I want to be sure I keep bringing you fresh content! Plus, I’ve been researching the best way to go from Blogger to WordPress. I’m finally taking the plunge! I think it’ll be a great move for The Feisty House and give you guys the best blog-reading experience possible. Because that’s really all that matters to me ^__^

Ciao, bellas!

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  • L.

    Aww all your Instagrams are too cute. I finally took out my Havana Twists and have been rocking high puffs ever since. And love the watch. That Kate Spade store is close by me and I never go in. Maybe one of these days lol!


  • Girl, why did you not moisturize your hair?! lol. When I had my Marley Twists in I used the shea moisture hold and shine mist mostly.

  • fun, I love NY!

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    I always love Instagram posts. The cocktail and the updo are fab!

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  • Anu

    This study has got to be flawed. I’ve seen plenty of Asian and Caucasian women with WELL over 24 inches of length. Just look for the many ladies with hip-length and longer hair on long hair forums and Chinese and Indian long hair sites. I’m African and my longest strand is now 17.5 inches and that is after trims and just moderately gentle hair practices. My growth rate is about 5 inches per year. I figure that my terminal length may be around 21 inches or more.

  • Why thank you Miss Laura! Are you putting the Havana Twists back in?

  • Ugh, I don’t know ( ._.) And I actually own the SheaMoisture mist, and Jane Carter Solution’s leave-in…so I had NO EXCUSE not to moisturize. I was just caught up lol.

  • Me too ^___^

  • Nonee N.

    Yes! instagram gives readers a different view for sure! I def followed you, follow me? 🙂

  • Myles

    I am loving your new blog layout. It looks great! Congrats on all the updates and the clothing line! You betta get it gurl!

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