MY LUXURY BAG COLLECTION + THE REALREAL REVIEW

Louis Vuitton Medium Ring Agenda Cover

This was the first piece that I bought off of The RealReal and honestly it is one of my favorite designer things that I own. I have wanted this agenda for many years but could never get myself to pay full price. I was able to find it in excellent condition on their website for a couple of hundred dollars cheaper. I use this every single day to stay organized! I bought my inserts off of Etsy and use it to hold my calendar, notes and financial stuff. It makes budgeting and staying organized a heck of a lot easier. It also oddly enough has also saved me money because I used to buy a new planner every couple of months because I would always change my mind haha!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Azur

This bag was my absolute first designer purchase that I bought. I will forever cherish this bag because of that. I saved for so many months lol! It is also sentimental because my grandma came with me to pick it out at the Louis Vuitton store. The neverful is one of the most popular Louis Vuitton bags from what I have seen and because of that they typically hold their value. It is the perfect size and has really held up over the years.

Gucci Small Dionysus Wallet On Chain

I have always used card cases but wanted to get an actual wallet that could also be versatile. So I bought this off of The RealReal. If I am ever going out to a bar or something where I don’t need my entire purse I typically will just use this. It holds my money, lipgloss and keys. I also like that the chain can come off so when I carry it in my purse I don’t have to use the chain.

Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 45

My most recent purchase from The Real Real is this duffle. I wanted a nice bag to use when I travel as well as when I go away to my families camp. It is the perfect size and fits everything that I need. I highly recommend this if you travel a lot! The strap does come off but it is much easier to carry with the strap on.

Gucci GG Marmont Mini Chevron Leather Satchel Bag

As I am sure you can tell, Louis Vuitton and Gucci are my two favorite designers. When I saw this bag I immediately fell in love and decided to treat myself…. as if I don’t always treat myself lol! I was a little disappointed because it was so small but after using it, I am so obsessed. It fits everything I need and then some so I am happy I ended up going with this size. I feel like the larger one would of been too big. I love the top handle and how the strap can come off as well. I also was concerned with color transfer but I have yet to have an issue and I use it all of the time!

What is The RealReal?

The RealReal is an online and brick-and-mortar store that sells consigned clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor etc. They have luxury authenticators who closely look at each piece making sure everything is authentic and the “real deal”. They have a perminat store in New York City as well as pop ups in San Francisco and Las Vegas. They sell pieces from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Dior and many more!

How does it work?

It is actually pretty easy. You simply pick something out on their website, check out and wait for your item to be delivered. As for the consigning part, I have never done that but they have a lot of information on their website that you can check out here.

T3 HAIR TOOLS REVIEW + ARE THEY WORTH THE SPLURGE?

I haven’t really invested in good hair tools, like ever. I have had the same straighter since high school. Keep in mind I am now 26 lol! So with that being said, I decided to finally splurge and invest in a few T3 hair tools. After trying them out for a couple of months, I am here to give you my honest review on if these are actually worth the hype!

Every once in a while, Nordstrom will have some of the T3 tools on sale. I ended up getting the SinglePass Compact 0.8-Inch Travel Straightening & Styling Flat Iron on sale for only $67! I was afraid that this was going to be too small but it is the perfect size for my hair length. I can straighten all of my hair in less than 10 minutes. It also comes with a cover so if I am in a rush while on the go it can be packed right away without having to wait for it to cool.

I also bought the Whirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron Set which unfortunately was not on sale but it was so worth every penny! It is really good quality and I love how I can change the sizes. It is super easy to use and heats up quickly. Also, it comes with a travel bag.

The last tool that I bought was the Featherweight Folding Compact Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage. I opted for the smaller dryer because I wanted something that would be good for travel but also do the job when I am at home. With quarantine, I mostly have let my hair air dry but when I do use this it quickly dries my hair. Keep in mind my hair is shoulder length.

Overall, I really love everything I purchased and would recommend all three of them. If you’re looking to purchase anything from T3, I would keep an eye out around Christmas time at Nordstrom because they usually go on sale.

BE BETTER + DO BETTER

This past week, I took time off from posting on social media and instead, took the time to educate myself on the racial injustice that African Americans face. I am saddened that it has taken an event like this to further educate myself but from here on out I will speak up and stay educated. I was raised to not see people by color or see people by whom they love but to rather see people for how they treat others. I have friends of all ethnicity. I have friends who are straight, who are gay, who are lesbians. To me, I love them for who they are but many others can’t say the same. I ask that you please use the information in this post to further educate yourself and to keep talking. We must stop spreading hate and learn to spread love.

NETFLIX SERIES TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ON BLACK OPPRESSION

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

Time: The Kalief Browder Story

When They See Us

13th

Who Killed Malcom X?

PETITIONS TO SIGN

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

https://blacklivesmatter.com/

PLACES TO DONATE TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid

https://www.mutualaidhub.org/

http://www.wearemrrc.com/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuilding-oakland-black-businesses?

https://blackandbrownfounders.com/

https://behearddc.org/

GO FUND ME ACCOUNTS

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-james-scurlocks-family

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tony-mcdade

https://www.gofundme.com/f/justicefordavidmcatee

https://www.gofundme.com/f/gianna-floyd-daughter-of-george-floyd-fund

https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor

PITTSBURGH BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES

LaLa’s Salon & Spa

Shayla Hawkins Events

Walter’s BBQ Southern Kitchen

Gleam Team

Arnold’s Tea

BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES

Mented Cosmetics

Klur

Golde

Propabeauty

BYRD