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Intro­duce your­self!
T:
Hi! I’m Tiffany, and I live in Orlan­do, Flori­da. I have my Master’s degree in High­er Edu­ca­tion and work for a local col­lege. I love to express myself in every­thing I do so when off the clock, I spend my time being cre­ative. I am a teacher, dancer, blog­ger and part-time vlog­ger. I love to write and share infor­ma­tion, opin­ions and ideas about hair, fash­ion and beau­ty on my blog Love. Embrace. Inspire. There, my desire is to first and fore­most spread God’s love and inspire wom­en from all walks of life to embrace their nat­u­ral God given beau­ty from the inside – out. 

What is your style phi­los­o­phy?
T:
My style phi­los­o­phy is to think out­side of the box and work with what I have. I don’t usu­al­ly fol­low fash­ion rules, I just wear what I have and what I like. When shop­ping I tend to look for unique, yet essen­tial pieces that will add to what I already own, recre­at­ing my wardrobe by mix­ing old with new. And because I am slim, I tend to look for items that are tai­lored to fit me well and when I find some­thing that fits PERFECT if need be, I will splurge.

How would you describe your sense of style?
T:
I would describe my style as clas­sic and sophis­ti­cat­ed with a bit flare. I love clas­sic clean lines and soft fem­i­nine flowy pieces that bring that touch of sophis­ti­ca­tion, but I also love to incor­po­rate splash­es of col­or. Every once in a while you will find me in more edgier looks to change it up a bit. No mat­ter what I wear, I always find ways to express myself whether through col­or, prints or tex­tures.

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What is the process of decid­ing what to wear in the morn­ing?
T:
Well at first I used to decide on my out­fits the night before, but I would always find myself chang­ing my mind in the morning…lol. Now that I choose my out­fit in the morn­ing the selec­tion is always based on how my hair turns out. Being nat­u­ral, you just nev­er know if a style will turn out how you want until it’s time to take it down. So I always do my make­up first, then my hair, and then I pick out my out­fit.

What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
T:
This is super hard, I don’t real­ly have a favorite because I like all my clothes. But I can say that I absolute­ly LOOOVVVVEEE blaz­ers (if you haven’t noticed…lol). Right now I’m crush­ing on my cream blaz­er from H&M, my black and red strap­py heels from Forever21, 2 col­or block wedge heels (green black and yel­low and pink, black and grey) one gift­ed and the oth­er from Burling­ton, and my polka dot dress from Marshall’s.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and acces­sories?
T:
I like stores like Zara | Asos | Forever 21 | Love Cul­ture | Giti | H&M | but I also like depart­ment stores like Marshall’s | TJMaxx | Burling­ton and Tar­get as well. Oh, and let me not for­get thrift stores!

How long have you been nat­u­ral?
T:
I have been 100% nat­u­ral now for 1 year and 10 months. Sep­tem­ber will mark two years!!

How and why did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
T:
I tran­si­tioned for 11 months before I cut the relaxed ends. For me, going nat­u­ral was not inten­tion­al but acci­den­tal because I wore a lot of wigs and sew ins. Pret­ty much since Jan­u­ary of 2009, I have had about 1–2 relax­ers. I start­ed tran­si­tion­ing in Octo­ber of 2010 after tak­ing some braids out of my hair. I decid­ed to grow out my nat­u­ral hair because I was nev­er sat­is­fied with my relaxed hair, and cov­er­ing it up with wigs and sew-ins start­ed to become irri­tat­ing not to men­tion cost­ly. I just want­ed to be free and lib­er­at­ed.

What is your sig­na­ture hair­style?
T:
My sig­na­ture style is my infa­mous twistout. I love wear­ing my hair out and now that I am 100% nat­u­ral, twist outs are now my favorite styling method. I have also recent­ly tried my first ban­tu knot out that turned out gor­geous. I will be doing more of those.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
T:
My styling reg­i­men is geared toward keep­ing my hair mois­tur­ized. This would include month­ly deep con­di­tion­ing, hydrat­ing, and mois­tur­iz­ing, and seal­ing dai­ly. Before wash­ing my hair, I like to prep it by mix­ing cas­tor oil or coconut oil with melt­ed raw shea but­ter and spray­ing my hair thor­ough­ly. This helps soft­en my hair and keep it from mat­ting in the show­er. For cleans­ing my scalp, I rin­se my hair using apple cider vine­gar. As for con­di­tion­ing, right now I’m using both Aussie Moist Con­di­tion­er and my first love Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion Con­di­tion­er for my co-wash­es. I only wash my hair with sham­poo once a mon­th to get rid of pro­duct build-up and I mois­tur­ize and seal my ends every night and make sure to wrap my hair with a sat­in scarf or cap when going to bed. 

I am torn right now between an old favorite, Can­tu Shea But­ter Leave-In Con­di­tion­er and a new favorite, Karen’s Body Beau­ti­ful Sweet Ambrosia. They both do won­ders for my hair and are so mois­tur­iz­ing. My favorite oils are coconut, cas­tor and vir­gin olive oil. For styling prod­ucts, I love Entwine Cou­ture Crème Jel­lè Styler and Organix Moroc­can Curling Per­fec­tion Defin­ing Cream. And for my edges I use either Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor Olive Oil Smooth -n- Hold Pud­ding or Crème of Nature’s new Per­fect Edge Con­trol. Last but not least I have found H2o to be my hair’s favorite pro­duct.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
Blog: www.loveembraceinspire.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/naturallytn
Insta­gram: Nat­u­ral­lyTN
Twit­ter: Nat­u­ral­lyTN
Face­book: Love Embrace Inspire

Meosha

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

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14 Comments on "BGLH Style: Tiffany in Florida"

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Polliany

Style,hair,everything else CRUSH.
Loved her pic­tures!

Sheri

Ma is fly!!!!! I love her style from head to toe.

Shamel

Tiffany, I also reside in Orlan­do, FL. I enjoyed read­ing your intro­duc­tion as well as your hair jour­ney. You are such a classy, beau­ti­ful, and intel­li­gent young lady. Love your fash­ion sense as well :).

ckd

Cer­tain­ly with your thought.Thank you for your cur­rent shar­ing.
ckd http://community.babycenter.com/journal/refundsnow01/10480678/magic_formula_on_kidney_uncovered_in_7_easy_steps

Love JAH

Great style, pret­ty lady!

mlank64

She’s gor­geos. Hands down the one and the girl from NY has the best style.

Nkem

I just HAD to stop at the end of the first para­graph to com­ment.

“My desire is to first and fore­most spread God’s love and inspire wom­en from all walks of life to embrace their nat­u­ral God given beau­ty from the inside – out. ”

THIS!!!!! touched my heart. God’s beau­ty.

Jamz

by far my favourite style icon!! I would wear every sin­gle out­fit! we have sim­i­lar tastes, she is super gor­geous as well :)

Kemz

Aww! So pret­ty with great style, how tall are you? I’m 5’11.

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Sassy24

Gor­geous love your style

Candice

I have GOT to get those camo pants!

Deb

love that pic with the white dress! she’s beau­ti­ful!
How do you get your skin so even toned and radi­ant? Is it genet­ics, diet, skin­care prod­ucts, share please!

Nubiahbella

Sor­ry meant to thumbs up as I wan­na know her secrets too!

merry

she’s pret­ty and has great legs.

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