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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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