You’ll be really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you. 
But listen... that’s okay. Show love anyway and those that are gracious, thoughtful and compassionate will show love to you in return.


DSW aka Deisgner Shoe Warehouse always has the BEAT DEALS!!!
I absolutely love these Via Spiga shoes I scored there for 80% OFF. They came to a mere were only $26. You’ve got to LOVE that! 

I’m always on the hunt for another pair of black jeans (not like I need another pair). There’s no way I would buy these expensive jeans at retail price as Paige Premiun Jeans can be as high as $200 per pair! As a matter of fact, I usually get all of my jeans at the consignment shop, the thrift store, on poshmark or from family and/or friends. Every once and a while I will get a great pair at Nordstrom Rack! I got 2 pair of black jeans for the incredible price of 2 for $17 at my neighborhood miniority owned Frugalista on Mount Pleasant Street in the wonderful amount Pleasant neighborhood here in DC. 

Happy LOVE day!

Today and every day you are blessed to be loved by all the people in your life that loves you and also honors/appreciates your love for them. Too many times in our life, we are looking for love when love is actually all around us. Whether it’s love from your parents, love from your children or your closest friends, we are all best to feel loved. 

Love those that love you!

Say “I love you” often. 

XoXo, KK

PS: Yes, it’s my first post for 2019. You see, I RE-started my new year in February. There was a lot going on for me. But there will be more posts to come for the rest of the year. 

This PRADA sneakers are on sale NOW in My Poshmark Closet!
Size 38. In GREAT Pre-Loved Condition. 
Click on the image for more information. 

After the 2015 closing of a DC Caribbean Food Favorite, Sweet Mango Cafe, we have been super pressed to find a great neighborhood Caribbean Food spot. But no more because Karibbean Kitchen have answered our Jerk and Curry Prayers. I was surprised and overjoyed when the hubster came home with a sample of their food; a chicken patty, a vegetable patty and some Coco bread and it was SOOO GOOD! I just love coco bread! So when a friend called on me to handle some business and catch up for a drink, I had to share with her this new find. So we went and were extremely satisfied with the selection and the great service.

Karibbean Kitchen is conveniently located at 1400 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC 20010.
They are just 3-4 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.

I love finding deals online and Frugal Friday Under $50 is my favorite! Check out these finds I found online at Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. Get them while they last!

1. Top - Cupio $17
2. Jeans - BeBe $30

Direct Gems do not guarantee the prices listed or the availability of any product posted. These items were on sale on these sites at the time of this post. Prices are subject to change.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away today at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer. 
Rest In Paradise Queen. The QUEEN of Soul. You will ALWAYS have my R-E-S-P-E-C-T. 
The Greatest Of All Time! 

Show NO HATE towards ANY RACE because it’s ALL of us that makes AMERICA GREAT!!! 

With this upcoming march this weekend in Washington DC by a HATE group, I will be protesting HATE! And... I will be promoting LOVE! I’m so annoyed, afraid and upset about the current climate with are living in today. But like my Mommy, Auntie and other ancestors (especially my Great Uncle Americus Neely who was killed while fighting for equality in the Forrest City Riot of 1889 in Arkansas) fought before me, I’m here to fight oppression & hate and to find the goodness in others of every race. 

I don't remember ever feeling the bigotry and racism that I've experienced in these most recent times. Of course there have been a few exceptions. One specific experience comes to mind when I wore my hair in its natural state after my big chop in 2012 and a Caucasian senior officer made a comment using the word "nappy" in my presence to undoubtedly make me feel inferior abut my natural hair. But here lately, it's been just an awful and a blatant racist parade of ugly behavior by so many.

I'm a woman that leans on my faith and compassion for others to ensure I treat everyone with kindness. It seems that for many ignorance is bliss and we have forgotten that we are all HUMAN BEINGS first. So let’s stop this made up notion of superiority and come together! 

Are you ready for the fight for love, justice and equality?