*FYI: picture heavy post below!*
You longtime NapNic curlfriends already know I travel a TON for work- mostly around the east coast- sometimes around the world (can’t wait to do a post from Dubai!). This past week I was in Miami/Ft.Lauderdale visiting some clients and squeezing in some after hours outlet shopping!
Here’s my pic roundup from the trip! *while I always post exclusive pics on NapturalNicole.com, follow me on Instagram to see realtime pics while I’m out and about! Username: NapturalNicole
Before every trip I wash or cowash my hair and give it a good deep conditioning. Even though I pack and In prepared to do my hair on the road- I like to make sure that if I am not able to wash/style, that its as clean as possible! Recently I’ve had my two braid ‘goddess’ protective style on heavy rotation- it’s perfect for travel!
-Black ankle cropped pants, Target, $24.99 (available now)
-Royal Blue silk sleeveless blouse, LOFT, $14.99 (on sale now)
-Black Tory Burch Reva flats, $225
-Vera Bradley large duffel in Baroque, $90 (discontinued)
-Not pictured: Cream Target long sleeved cardigan, $19.99 (available in fall/winter)
When I arrived, it was wayy too late to visit my favorite Vegan restaurant (and the #1 vegan restaurant in the nation) ‘Sublime,’ so I Yelp.com’d it- and picked a highly reviewed, late night sushi spot near my hotel- and it was DELICIOUS! I ordered miso soup, and a spicy tuna roll- perfect portion!
Whenever I make it to the Miami/Ft.Lauderdale area I ALWAYS try to make time to hit up the Sawgrass Mills Outlets. It’s the 4th largest outlet mall in the nation, and has premium stores too like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Burberry. Since I dropped a ton of weight recently, I focused on Ann Taylor, Gap, and Banana Republic to get some work attire. Make sure to leave room in your luggage, curlies! Haha!
Before my last Friday morning meeting, I gave Zola the Fro’la some attention- the Florida humidity was causing crazy curly frizz! I removed my two braids so I could clean up the part, spritz with water, and seal with crisco creme. I was planning on just redoing my braids but then I was like whoa!!! You can imagine my surprise when I took my braids out and my hair had the most AWESOME waves goin on!
I keep saying I’m going to do a braiding or bantu knot out soon- but these waves are my motivation to get to it! If it wasn’t for Florida heat, a flight back home, and laziness- I would’ve rocked this look as is- but…I put my braids back in!
The next day, after meetings I headed back to the airport to catch my flight home. As a bonus, my return flight had TWO flight attendants sporting healthy natural looks (Ponytail puff, and two strand twists)! How’s that for wearing natural hair in the workplace?! Lovely.
Date: JULY 9th, 10th, OR 11th, 5:30pm-8pm (leave your vote below!)
VENUE:TBD (ideas are welcome)
The D.C. NapturalNicole Mini Meetup Tour Stop will be this month also! Check back for details!
Have a great week, Naturalistas!
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