Rent is a concept that many of us are aware of in lieu of ownership.  The official definition is to pay someone for the use of (something, typically property, land, or a car).  What they didn’t mention were high fashion garments for special occasions.  This is my newest best friend- respectfully after music, books, google and carryout, LOL.  The program is affordable and convenient.  Here is just a little insight I have on Rent the Runway and some fashion friendly options for our pocketbooks.

I don’t claim to know everything.  So, when my friend Tony was getting married, I realized I needed a great dress for this event.  Let me add that my ex would be there in all of his – hell I don’t know what to call the momma’s boy.  My co-workers had mentioned Rent the Runway before in conversation.  One for her own personal use and the other for the girls going to prom from her non-profit.  After scrolling the selection of several stores and factoring in the cost of the ticket with hotel, renting was a feasible option for me.  I checked it out and was amazed by the selection and prices. There is a little something for everybody.  Dresses from $30 and up.  This was a match made in the stars – more like my favorites on the task bar.

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I’ve used their service a total of three (3) times in the past 2 years.  It’s very easy to use.  Give them the date of your event, place your order and ship it back.  Other women who have wore the garments post their reviews of the item and give details about their size and shape.  I have found this to help a great deal in picking out the right size for myself.  The dresses I have ordered fit perfect and the compliments were never ending at the events.  As you can see I’ve worn dresses from some of the top designers in the business and a new collection I had never heard of in my life.

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Pay attention to the cost of renting the dress for one event to the price to hang it in your closet and pray for the day you can wear it again.  Yeah – that’s what I said!  They also send you a second dress in another size to ensure you have a comfortable fit.  In my initial test run for New Year’s Eve, you can see the size 0 dress hanging on the closet door.  They ask that you order items to be shipped one full day before just in case you need to make a change.  The dresses are packed to prevent any additional need for irons, steamers and whatever else we use to knock out wrinkles.  And the real brilliance of the program is the prepaid shipping materials for returning your purchase. Drama free – Gotta Love it!!

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I’d advise all of my fashionable followers and family to give this program a try.  They also have an app available on Android and iOS.  This may not be for some of you rich folks but for all of us on a TIGHT budget, it’s s godsend. Here I am in all the garments.  There’s also an opportunity to buy some dresses during the clearance event.  One of these dresses I truly wouldn’t mind owning. Can you guess which one? 🙂

I left you all hanging on the “Between an Equinox and a Solstice” post.  Let me see where I left off.  There may not be much to fill you in on because I’ve been posting on the regular again, lol. Keep in mind a lot of time passed and I really remember what I need to post through my camera roll.  This should be exciting.


Yep, if you picked her you’re correct.  They became the Ruckers on June 19th in the state of Michigan.  The ceremony was beautiful and she was a stunning bride.  Once again, the original SoMe musketeers were together.  After battling a cocktail hour and dinner line, I headed back to my home for a relaxing evening.  Congrats are in order to the bride again for keeping the drama to a minimum.

It takes a lot for me to ask someone for help. You can blame my foolish pride for that trait.  Over the pass several years, I’ve needed a friend on more than one occasion and you wouldn’t believe they all came through for me.  However, I thank God for sending Melanie into my life.  She’s been a genuine friend.  From my days of underemployment when she would whisk me off to the show or dinner until now.  Words can not express my appreciation for her friendship.  So when she said she was celebrating her burfday, you know I had to be there.  She looked beautiful and happy.


Now, I may not be turning up like I use to, hell I’m 35 and have done the most.  Add this to the facts, I really just adore quiet nights at home, now.  In some cases, I find it imperative that I get out to spin around on the dance floor every once in a while.  Here I am with my original crew and Eva (I forget the young lady’s name that was with us).  If you see a pattern in my clothing you’ll be on point for my next post. 🙂



Sleeping Beauty Hair Garments expanded during the 2nd quarter.  In addition to our staple bonnets, edge tamers and scarves, we added something a little more weave friendly – Bundle bags.  Yes, our Beauties can rest their wefts in our satin & silk bags in between installs.  Let’s put this in perspective, a lady can spend upwards of $200 on virgin hair.  Once you take it out to allow your natural hair to breathe, are you suppose to throw it in a zip-lock bag to preserve the freshness? No!! These bags are constructed to give the same effects of our worn hair garments.  The response has been phenomenal. Just a little something to round out our product line.  If you’re interested in a quote for hair garments or bundle bags, please email sleepingbeautyhairgarments@gmail.com.



You could say I had a good time during my break.  You could also say I didn’t do too much out of the ordinary.  What you won’t be able to say is I wasn’t smiling! 🙂 #AllTheWay like Frank Sinatra!

The year was 2012 when my friends realized that it was time to move forward with life.  As fun as it’s been to be single and free, they had enough.  These of course were the guys.. Gregoire went ahead and asked Kaleena to marry him, :)!  That was special.  However, my friend of 15+ years got MARRIED!!!  With the rings purchased and playing house I never thought I’d see the day that he’d get married.  Held in the historical First Congressional Church here in Detroit, the event was beautiful.  There was a new smile on his face & I fought back tears. (refusing to mess up my make up)  Here’s my friend who has been through so much taking that next step in life that we all think of on some level.  He’d crossed on over into HAPPINESS.  It wasn’t about ultimatums, force or trickery.  He said “I love her, she’s right for my life.”

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I begin to think about my own situation with men and realized that it has to be time out for games.  Maybe I’ll give someone an opportunity to get close enough to me where this could be my reality.  I’ll never forget October 6, 2012.  I saw what I thought was impossible happen through love and understanding. 😉