Life + Style: Somewhere Between Going for Mine and Practicing Patience

Monday, March 25, 2019 · No Comments



Don’t rush it ! I’ve literally been thinking about those three words for about a month. That’s when I got my first taste of spring. It had finally stopped raining. The temperatures jumped to the 70s. Two days later it was freezing again. My friend told me , stop trying to rush spring. She was right, it will happen when God gives Mother Nature the cue. And, it happened! Finally, it’s spring! Continue Reading »

Style Files: Spring Colors You Should add to Your Work Wardrobe

Thursday, March 21, 2019 · No Comments

It’s finally spring and that means wardrobe changes. Now that the sun is shining more and the temperatures are picking up, I want to infuse more bright colors to the mix, especially in my work wardrobe. Continue Reading »

Life+Style: Strong Support Systems and Why it’s Okay to Ask for Help

Monday, February 25, 2019 · No Comments
Posted in Life + Styles


I’m a working woman balancing my career, my blog, friendships and a relationship. It’s hard for a woman who’s trying to have it all, but you don’t have to do it alone.I learned a while ago that’s it’s okay to ask for help while working towards success. I’ve stayed on track because of my support system. If you’re a person who doesn’t want to ask for help or let anyone in to your space, let me tell you why you should reconsider. Continue Reading »

Style Guide: Thrifting 101, Five Tips to Help You Thrift Shop Like a Boss

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 · No Comments

If I had a dollar every time someone gave me a compliment on my look and I replied, “It’s thrifted,” I would have a nice little savings. At one point, I thrifted once a week. I walked away with gems. One of a kind pieces that would blow my mind that someone would let go. My major finds are always coats. Statement coats are my signature. If I wasn’t scoring statement coats, it was work wear that was filling my cart. Yes, carts are needed. I had a season where 90 percent of my work wardrobe was thrifted.

Now that it’s clear, I’m a certified thrifter. I learned from my mother and then added a few more tips to help me make the best of my shopping experience.

I’m sharing some of my biggest tips to help you. If you want to thrift , but are apprehensive about trying it, continue reading for tips to get you through your first visit. Continue Reading »

Life+Style: Three Tips to Help You Win The Week in Style

Monday, February 18, 2019 · No Comments

Monday mornings are probably the most hated moment of the week. We spend the entire weekend living our best life and boom, Monday rolls around. We feel like Cinderella when the clock struck 12.

We act as if Monday just came out of no where, when it fact it happens every week, whether we’re prepared or not.

I’ve been there too many times to count. But I’m working on getting my life in order. I’m really trying to live my best life, even on a Monday morning.

If you’re with me, try these three tips to help you win the week! Continue Reading »

Life + Style: Long-Distance Love, Five Tips to Help Make It Work

Thursday, February 14, 2019 · No Comments


Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love this Hallmark holiday. I celebrate love and share love anytime I can. So, a holiday dedicated to spreading love, makes my heart smile. Some people hate Valentine’s Day because it reminds them they’re single. For the last three years I’ve spent February 14th as a single woman, casually dating, and in a serious relationship. My love life is a real roller coaster ride. This year I’m in a serious relationship, but he lives nearly 1,000 miles away. That’s far. I’m talking no direct flights, far.

Long distance is tough, but here are a few tips to help make it a little less challenging. Continue Reading »

Life + Style: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 · No Comments


New year, new month, and an evolving me! I thought this week would be the perfect time to get many of you who are the new to Ooh La La an opportunity to learn more about me, the woman behind the blog.

For others who have supported Ooh La La for years, thank you! And this is our time to get reacquainted. A lot has changed since I started this blog many moons ago. Continue Reading »

Style Files: Pretty in Pleats

Friday, February 1, 2019 · No Comments


It’s finally February! I thought we would never climb out of January’s wicked wrath. It dragged on forever. Plus, there were crazy weather woes. We’ve had spring showers, balmy fall mornings, and bitterly cold winter days. Talk about confusing, right? This made it difficult to determine what to wear. But on this day, February 1st, I decided to twirl in the perfect pleated skirt. Continue Reading »