Something Every Naturalista or Fashionista Should Have

I love turbans and headwraps and I’m constantly looking for new fabric or scarves to add to my collection. They are perfect for ANY day, and for some — those not so great hair days. As for me, I love them on any hair day! Whether you are a natural with locs, braids, TWA, or if you have a long weave, a relaxer, or a short do…headwraps and turbans are a great accessory!

Here are A FEW WAYS I wore them:


My Line Sister and I at the Essence Music Festival 2012! Getting photographed on the PINK carpet feeling like a million bucks!


Here’s another pic with a better view!

This is one of my thrifted finds I wore as a turban! I also rocked it here as a headwrap!

Colorful Turban

And even one of my favorite style icons, Tracee Ellis Ross, rocked one recently! She tweeted:


|Thrifty Thursday| Everything Tribal


I thrifted this jacket about three weeks ago from the Salvation Army! I absolutely love the print. I have a huge LOVE for anything Tribal! This African-inspired jacket was beautiful in color, bold, and comfortable — with shoulder pads and all!


I paired it with my Royal purple pumps I got on clearance from Target (aka Tarjayé) for $8! I couldn’t pass them up!!!


A closer look!


Close up of jacket


I found this fringe bag back in the Spring at Rue 21!

I’m so ready for the weekend! I plan on going on a beauty haul and doing a little thrifting!


Friday Freebies, Randomness, and Oh…Hello Weekend!

I hit the streets today to take advantage of some sweet deals! My first stop was Starbucks! They gave away free Starbucks Refreshers from 12 noon to 3 p.m. They have two new flavors — Very Berry Hibiscus and Cool Lime! Both were very delish!


And it continues…


Next stop…Krispy Kreme!!! Yes this was the line!


*nom nom nom* yes…I TOTALLY gave in!!! Krispy Kreme had their celebration special – buy one box, get the second box $0.75! And no I don’t feel bad about it! Every time one of these sweet deals rolls around, I pass it up! So glad I have two hours of intense cardio in the a.m. lol Don’t worry I shared. Sharing is caring! Happy 75th Birthday Krispy Kreme!!

I said I was going to do a better job of capturing and sharing my thrift finds!


The denim Tommy Hilfiger sleeveless jacket (well it was a jacket before I cut the sleeves out), was $4.00 from the Salvation Army! I wanted to wear it in the warmer seasons so that’s why it doesn’t have sleeves! This is one of my go-to items!


These earrings are lovely! I bought them last year. They are a very pretty shade of green trimmed in a light gold! I think they were only $0.25!

Okay…DJM! While I was out I ran across these cute earrings! They remind me of little chargers (for plates)! Ha! They went perfect with my outfit so I took my hair out of its pony just to see what they looked like! Love them! They were $1.00! I still have them on!

It’s My Pretty Brown Blog’s One Year Blogaversary!!!

*Cues Tony! Toni! Toné! Anniversary*

Who would have thought that a year ago today that I would have written over 100 posts!? I initially started my blog as “Pretty Brown Naturals” to share my natural hair journey (I’ve been natural over six years strong btw). Along the way, I discovered that it was much more to me than just that! There’s so many natural hair bloggers anyway, and I change my hair so much I don’t think there’s enough server space to hold my posts. Lol Kidding! But, I do love to thrift, I love fashion, reading, oh and cooking! And yes…much, much more!!!

I just want to thank every single person who has read my blog, commented, shared, subscribed, and even been inspired by my posts. Whether it was trying a recipe, a hairstyle, or reading about my crazy day at the gym — thank you!  I didn’t start blogging to gain a thing. Not money, popularity…just a place to share my thoughts and experiences in hopes that someone may be inspired! It’s actually kind of therapeutic for me too!

So thank you all, I appreciate you and I look forward to many years to come! I hope you will join me. Happy One Year Blogaversary to My Pretty Brown Blog!!!


Artney (A’jae) XO