Channeling Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is and forever will be my spirit animal. Love her hair, Love her stlye, Love The Wiz - her mom is Diana Ross, I mean... hello! She’s just effortlessly cool and a friend in my head. When I tried on this jumpsuit I immediately thought ‘What would Tracee do?’ Big hair, red lip and a dope ass shoe of course - so that’s what I did. Channeling all that, I came up with this little number. I added the shirt like a belt for the illusion of a waist and for that ‘I’m cool look’. To get her iconic curly fro, I did some fake me wand curls on stretched hair. I say fake me out because I don't have a wand curling iron, but I do have a 1/2 inch barrel iron that works just the same. Another pro tip: use exfoliant shower gloves as a heat resistant gloves and save yourself some burnt fingertips. You're welcome. This sateen material reminds my of luxurious pj’s which is definitely in this summer and super comfortable in this dreadful summer heat. If you turn your head and squint, you just might think you saw Tracee in the flesh but no no, it's just me! Now I just I need some girlfriends to meet me for brunch and shopping.
Did you see what I did there? Girlfriends... Tracee... Nailed it!
Yep, you're seeing correctly - those are braces. I decided I would invest in me in 2017, so I put my money where my mouth is. My teeth weren't bad. I had braces on the bottom teeth in high school but I still had a thousand dollar smile. I wanted a million dollar smile so I did something about it.
I hate them. Honestly. Truly. Even though I have the clear brackets and bands they stain very easily so I always have the yuck looking mouth. I talk weird. Food constantly gets stuck, so on and so on. On the bright side they're scheduled to come off next month so I can emerge anew for my 30th birthday. Virgo season is coming.