Irresistible Tresses 


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Hair is something that most women value and take much pride in. It’s also something that can change your look and allow you to feel like a completely different person…when done correctly.

Since middle school, I’ve always heard comments about my hair – mostly compliments or people unknowingly asking me if I am mixed race because of the body and texture of my hair. Because of these comments, I began to take extra care with my hair (watching the amount of heat I use to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged and using only hair products approved by my stylist). I wanted my hair to stay healthy and I didn’t want to risk messing it up by trying anything new.

Over the years, I have tried coloring my hair twice (one time damaged my hair!) and hair extensions twice (which also caused damage because I left them in too long). Since then, I have given my hair a break to recover, not coloring or adding extensions. However, I’ve been wanting to try something different with my style – instead of my usual “Lob.”

That is why I was elated when I was contacted by “Irresistible Me” Hair to try their clip-in hair extensions! There aren’t many hairstyles you can try with a “Lob,” and getting sew-in extensions had proven to be a bad choice for me in the past.

Irresistible Me is a line of 100% Human Remy hair available in clip-in extensions and full lace wigs. I chose to try out the “Royal Remi” clip-in extensions in “Royal Chocolate Brown (#2)”, I was able to choose the length and weight of the extensions (which I knew nothing about)! Luckily one of the representatives, Blair, helped me determine that 20 inches in 200 grams would be best for me.

The extensions arrived in two weeks in the cutest little box!

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I immediately had my good friend and fellow fashion/beauty blogger, Chinaza Moses ( cut and layer the extensions and place them to compliment my hair. They blended perfectly (or at least as close as it can get!).

Their arrival was perfect timing because New York Fashion Week had just began, and I was able to play around with different styles and add a little va-va-boom to my hair with the extra volume! :)

See below!

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I have had my clip-in extensions for about 2 weeks now and I have worn them every 2-3 days before taking them out for a day to give my hair a break. I love that I have the ease of removing them and replacing whenever I want! I have noticed that they get tangled a little, but not a lot! I also washed them after a week and a half with conditioner to see how well they would hold up. They are still going strong and great!

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I wore them to a wedding this past weekend. I was inspired by a hair style worn by Michelle Obama to a recent state dinner, and I was super excited that I had my clip-ins to help me achieve the look. With the help of a little mousse and TRESemme holding spray, my hair lasted through a night of partying and dancing like a mad woman! :)

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Overall, I would totally recommend “Irresistible Me” clip-in hair extensions! They not only allowed me to switch up my look and play around with different styles to compliment my outfits, but I was also able to keep my hair healthy and strong by taking them out whenever needed to protect my own hair. The hair quality is great and the color options easily matched my medium-dark brown hair!

“Irresistible Me” gets the Chrissy Joy stamp of approval! :) Check them out for yourself at! #ChrissyJoyApproved

What do you think lovies?? Yay or nay?

Xo, Chrissy Joy

New York Fashion Week Style Diary: Part 2


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Day 4

My mindset was still somewhat in “chill mode” but I wanted to make a statement with my accessories, so I built my outfit around my hat. I complimented the hat with a printed scarf and kept the rest of my look comfy by wearing a basic long sleeve shirt with black genie pants and a perforated faux leather jacket. Thinking back, I should have put a little more print into this to really set it off…but I woke up late and was in a hurry, so I was set on wearing my most comfortable clothing. In turn, the result was comfort topped with a feather! :)

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Hat: Vintage || Printed Scarf: Thrifted || Basic white tee: H&M || Genie Pants: Michael Kors || Booties: Thrifted

**Photos taken with Iphone 6 camera, please excuse the quality!**

Day 6

Fashion Week put me in a “Print Party” state of mind! I was inspired by the Desigual SS16 show that I saw on Day 1 and wanted to mix prints. In order to do so I built my outfit around a white/black printed heart skirt that I thrifted. I wanted to wear my plaid button down with it but I felt like the outfit was missing something. So, I layered my Mickey Mouse cropped sweatshirt over the button down and wore it backwards so that it would look like a regular grey sweatshirt (didn’t wanna mix prints & characters with this look). I finished the look with my booties, statement necklace and fringe bag to add a little boho. What came of the look was…dare I say it…AMAZING! :) Can’t wait to try this look again and remix it!

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Sweatshirt Crop Top: Forever 21 || Printed Skirt: Thrifted || Plaid Button Down: Thrifted || Necklace: Aldo || Boots: Urban Outfitters || Fringe Bag: Thrifted || Sunglasses: Thrifted || Bangles: Vintage

Photographer: Seun Igwe

Welp, that’s all until next season folks!

Xo, Chrissy Joy

New York Fashion Week Style Diary : Part 1


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Hey lovies!

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, it was a great season for me.  Rather than running to every show I was invited to, I took it easy and went with the flow – attending only the ones I was most drawn to and relaxing during the down time. This “chill state of mind” also translated into my attire for the week!

I participated in four out of seven Fashion Week days, and each event brought something new to the table. I’ve split the four looks into two posts, so let’s get right into the first two looks! :)


My mindset was “more is more” rather than “less is more.”  I am usually the type of person to pair one statement clothing item with somewhat basic clothing, and jazz it up with statement accessories. But for Day One, I wanted to play around with statement pieces. I started my outfit with a sheer bathing suit tunic (cami under) with a lace white skirt over it. (I cut out the lining in the skirt). I tucked the tunic in under the skirt to replace the lining and to cover my goods, of course! lol  I finished the look with my vintage statement blazer and added rugged booties to the mix.  A lot going on, right?!  But I loved it!  Fashion Week is my time to play around with looks I wouldn’t normally try. It’s the perfect gauge to see if it’s a hit (try it again for everyday) or a miss (keep that one as a memory). What are your thoughts? Hit or Miss?

P.S: Day 1 was a rainy/gloomy day, so I didn’t take professional pics. Excuse the quality of my iPhone!

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Sheer Bathing Suit Cover-Up: Victoria Secret || Lace Skirt: Thrifted || Statement Jacket: Vintage || Clutch: Vintage


My mindset was “Chill Mode.”  I really wanted to wear something comfortable and loose because it was a Saturday, and I knew I would probably be out all day and through the evening.  I just didn’t want to be moving around the city in tight-fitting, uncomfortable clothing.  I centered my outfit around this great houndstooth cape jacket that I thrifted recently.  Adding a pair of destroyed boyfriend jeans and a long sleeveless white button-down to the mix, I finished the look with single-strap heels. I am so glad I chose this look because I felt so relaxed and carefree during the entire day.  Amazing how your outfit can help set the tone for your day! :)

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Sleeveless White Button Down: H&M || Houndstooth Jacket Cape: Thrifted || Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans: Express || Heels: Aldo || Fringe Crossbody: Thrifted

** Both Pictures taken on my Iphone 6 (between shows)**

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my New York Fashion Week Style Diary! :) 

Xo, Chrissy Joy

Michael Costello SS16 Collection


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From Grecian gowns with iced-out body chains, to show stopping jumpsuits with dramatic capes, if there is one thing Michael Costello knows how to do…it’s put on a show! Whether models are strutting down the runway or celebrities whisked across the red carpet you can usually spot someone wearing a Michael Costello design, because all eyes are on them.

I had the honor of attending Costello’s SS16 runway show during New York Fashion Week, and I still cannot stop raving about the collection! While watching his designs come down the runway I was imagining his pieces being photographed on the side of a villa in Greece overlooking the water, and another off the Amalfi Coast in Italy (it’s the creative director mindset in me). Each look in the collection made a statement or had an accessory, such as crown or body chain accenting the look. There was also a variety of colors, textures and prints (yellow & emerald green, floral prints, and mesh/iridescent) used as detailing in the gowns.

This collection was inspired by feminine decadence and used bold shapes with a softer and sweeter color palate. “It evokes the sexiness of a tight dress with the draping of an elegant gown” says Costello.

I know that these designs will be photographed on the red carpet very soon, as well as in some of my future editorial shoots! ;)

Take a look at a few of my favorite looks from the collection below! See more of Michael Costello’s designs at!

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Special thanks to MAO PR for the show invite and runway images!

Xo, Chrissy Joy


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