BGLH Style: Yaa in New York

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Introduce yourself!
Y:
Yaa is my name. I live in Brooklyn, New York (My new home). I work in technology on the product end of things.

What is your style philosophy?
Y:
To be honest I always want to be comfortable, and I want to feel confident walking out the door. This holds the core of my style philosophy. Confidence above all else.

How would you describe your sense of style?
Y:
Eclectic and undefined. I have really learned my body over the past few years and I mostly wear garments that flatter my body structure. There are so many trend styles that I think are great, but I also know that they will not work for me. Some people think I can wear anything, but that is not true. I think once you understand that, you can really tailor the look and feel that makes you unique and smashing.

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
Y:
I wish I had a process. I just wake up, go to my closet and pick out something. I go with my mood. Sometimes I will wear all black for two days. At times I will wear bright colors for a whole week. It all depends on how I feel. I guess my style is very intrinsic to my mood, which makes sense as I am a Virgo.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
Y:
This is a difficult one. I don’t really get attached to items of clothing anymore, so I could wear sneakers on the weekends for a few weeks and that could be my favorite piece. At the moment, I would say I love wearing these silver rings that I have had in my things for years now, but I just rediscovered them. They are four rings that I have been wearing together and one has turquoise in it. Another would be my thrifted leather jacked with suede appliqué that I bought during the fall of last year. Lastly, I love these 7 For All Mankind high heeled shoes that I just purchased. I do not normally wear heeled shoes, so when I find one that is comfortable, I run for the wallet :)

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
Y:
Asos.com for a lot of dresses and unique leotards. Shoes I normally go to Macy’s or Lord and Taylor. I buy my accessories online and in terms of jewelry I get inspired by what I see on Instagram a lot. I have lots of jewelry, but I am not someone who wears them at all.

How long have you been natural?
Y:
I have been natural most of my life. At this point I believe for about 21 years.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
Y:
It was not a conscious decision. I just didn’t want my scalp being sore anymore from relaxers as a child.

What is your signature hairstyle?
Y:
I guess my tapered cut with the highlights.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Y:
For the past two months I have been wearing marley twists as a protective style. Since I have had somewhat of a tapered cut I usually wear my hair in a very easy to manage manner. I sleep in twists almost every night with a scarf and I undo the twists in the morning. Sometimes I will lightly comb out my hair for a big hair look, however I do not comb it out completely because I still want the twist out definition. I mostly use Shea Moisture products (Moisture Retention Shampoo, Conditioner and the Curl and Style Milk). Over the past week or two I have been using Ouidad’s “Curl Recovery” line, which I received for free at an event. It’s pretty good, but I love my Shea Moisture products. Not to forget I sometimes use Kinky Curly Knot Today if I want really defined twist outs.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Y:
Instagram: yaasoulrebel
Pinterest: yaasoulrebel
YouTube: www.youtube.com/yaasoulrebel

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