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Introduce yourself!
E:
Hello!! I’m Emijaa Jaaemil, a personal style blogger and jewelry designer. I live in Brooklyn, NY. By day I work in a law firm, and I also handcraft costume jewelry aside from personal style blogging.

What is your style philosophy?
E:
My style philosophy is I dress for me. Be original. Be confident. Be comfortable and love what you wear. That is when you’re the most sexiest {in my opinion}.

How would you describe your sense of style?
E:
I’m most comfortable in a dress and heels, but I love to consider myself a fashion chameleon – I’ll wear anything as long as it goes well with heels… I have no rules – everything goes as long as I look good and feel good!

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What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
E:
I like to dress according to how I feel. Some days, I want to totally dress up and other days I’m pretty laid back. It really depends on what mood I wake up in. If I had to give a step by step process it would go something like this:
1. Check the weather.
2. Skim through my closet to see if anything catches my eye – if not,
3. I’ll choose a shoe that I want to wear and build my outfit from there.
On most days, I change outfits a few times before finalizing my look – but the deciding factor is – am I comfortable in what I’m wearing?

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
E:
I really don’t have favorites… I only make purchases that I absolutely love, but if I had to choose: 1. My tutu 2. My motorcycle jacket 3. My Gap denim jacket.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
E:
I love shopping at thrift stores. Some of my favorites are in Hampton, VA. I love Zara for statement/key pieces (at affordable prices), Old Navy/Gap for basics, Asos and American Apparel, Payless – to name a few. I shop everywhere – if I love it I buy it! Style doesn’t have a label.

How long have you been natural?
E:
I have been natural for 3 years.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
E:
I decided to transition my relaxed hair to its natural state in 2010 after reading the blog “The Moptop Maven”. I loved the versatility of natural hair, so in July 2010, I did the big chop. It was my best choice!

What is your signature hairstyle?
E:
Wash and Go, although since this feature I have been swearing by two strand twist-outs! My hair seems much more manageable this way…

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
E:
My hair styling regimen is simple – I wash and condition/deep condition my hair once a week. I detangle my hair while in the shower using lots of conditioner. Afterwards, I either two strand twist my hair or I’ll apply product for a wash and go. I rotate between the products below.

Shampoos:
Pureology Precious Oil Shampoo
Kinky Curly Come Clean
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Ultra Shea Shampoo

Conditioners:
Pureology Precious Oil Softening Conditioner
Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Dove Intensive Repair

Deep Conditioners: Homemade

Styling Products:
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Eco Styler with Olive Oil or Argan Oil
Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E:
Yes you can find me on my blog – www.emijaajaaemil.com, my jewelry at http://shop.emijaajaaemil.com and on social media Instagram and Twitter: @EmijaaJaaemil and Facebook: @EmijaaJaaemilJewelry.

Meosha

Just another lover of natural hair and expression.
- Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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31 Comments on "BGLH Style: Emijaa in New York"

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anna

she is fab, I see myself in her style !!
go girl!
btw that purple dress and denim jacket are to die for.. ugh
and that hair!

Emijaa Jaaemil

Aww thank you so much Anna!! I appreciate your comments!! Dress was thrifted! My favorite thing to do!

xx, EJ

Danielle

I love the heels!– Especially those green ones with the metallic tip

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thanks Danielle, I actually got those heels from Target! 😉

xx, EJ

sheri

She definitely earned her status as best dressed. Miss lady is fly!

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you Sheri!! I certainly appreciate the wonderful comments!!

xx, EJ

SantanaNyla

I wanna be you in my next life.

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you for the wonderful comment… I say be a more FABULOUS you in the next life time 😉

xx, EJ

Ebony Miller

I absolutely love your style. I was born and raised in Hampton, VA, can you shine some light as to where you shop here? I always have to go out of state to buy my clothes which sucks. Thanks Ebony.

Emijaa Jaaemil

Hi Ebony,

I love Hampton for thrifting… so many cute spots but unfortunately I don’t really know the area or names – my mom takes me when I visit. I know a few of the thrift stores are on the same road as where the Hampton Coliseum is. Not sure how much help that is… sorry 🙁

xx, EJ

Jane

I think your style and personality are lovely. In the first picture with the camel coat, near the stairs; can you itemize each item in your ensemble from the jewelery to the shoes and tell me where everything is from and a link (if it isn’t too much trouble).

Thanks-Jane

Emijaa Jaaemil

Hi Jane,

Thanks for the lovely comment. You can find the details of my outfit on my blog – here is the direct link to the post – http://www.emijaajaaemil.com/2013/04/not-quite-spring.html

Thanks again!

xx, EJ

Sassy24

Love your style where did you get your handbags 🙂

Emijaa Jaaemil

Hi Sassy24,

Thanks doll!! I purchased my bags from Zara. Love that store!

xx, EJ

mangomadness

I LOVE your hair & sense of style!

I have a question — What do you use in your homemade deep conditioners?

Emijaa Jaaemil

Hi MangoMadness,

Thank you for the awesome comments! I love to use plain greek yogurt with olive oil and honey or coconut milk with 1 egg white, olive oil and honey. Those are my two favorite deep conditioners although I have several I rotate.

xx, EJ

Sindy

I love Emijaa!!! I’ve been following her blog for a while now. Love, love, her STYLE!!!!!

Emijaa Jaaemil

SINDY!! You’re awesome – thanks for all of your support here and on my personal blog!! thank you!! xx, EJ

Candice

I love NATURAL HAIR!! I have seen more mere mortal black women transformed into GODDESSES on this site. You just don’t get that effect with straightened hair (IMHO).

Emijaa Jaaemil

I love natural hair too… everyone has their own identity… thanks for your comment Candice! xx, EJ

Camillia

Loving it!!

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you Camillia!! xx, EJ

Teems

OH I love this! Looking good as always girl. Nice feature. 🙂

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thanks Fatima!! 🙂 xx, EJ

felicia

I love the elegance and simplicity of your style. The colour co-ordination is amazing

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you Felicia! xx, EJ

A

I really like your style! I appreciate how conservative yet on trend your looks are; I don’t see that everyday.

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you so much! xx, EJ

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you!!

LaNeshe

Really cool style!

Emijaa Jaaemil

Thank you!! xx, EJ

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