Tag: Brandhyze Stanley


My Black Celebration Award’s Win

Hello everyone!  So…I can finally say that I am an “award winning blogger!”  How cool is that?!  Over the weekend I was a part of the 2nd Annual Black Celebration Awards (created by Judith Jacques, center), held at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center in the Blogger Category.  I was in the category with some amazing talent, including fellow blogger friend, Isaiah Kelsey, the Urban Foodie. I feel so honored to have won! Check out the rest of the night, along with my speech below. You know….I now see why people write out acceptance speeches because I forgot everything — from the moment you sit down, until you hear your name, it’s all a blur. A fun blur, but a blur :).  But this could not have been possible without all my faithful readers….the support of my family, friends, and my honey, who all cheer me on and challenge me.  Here’s to you guys!

Here are some of the winners, from left to right: BD Freeman, Comedy; Myself, Blogger; Andre Farnell, Sports & Fitness; Judith Jacques, Black Street CEO; David Toussaint, Business; Tiffany Aliche, Finance; and Tisa Key, TV & Film.

I also got to meet fellow savings blogger, Tiffany Aliche — love her!


My Feature on Alleywire

Happy Friday guys…..man, these weeks fly by faster and faster 🙂 Ok, so you all know I have been feverishly creating more DIY’s this summer…what you may not know is, I was recently honored to have Alleywire — a company who spotlights startups and innovators — reach out to me for an interview.  I was so very excited to be able to showcase my work to a new audience, and am SO very pleased with the outcome — I couldn’t wait to share it with you all (that’s if you haven’t already seen me shouting it from the rooftops on Twitter 🙂  But feel free to watch it, share it, and hop over to their site to comment to show them you’re a fan.  I appreciate everything you all do to support my endeavors — it really helps keep me going. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo, Brandhyze


A Tangled Web We Weave

Happy Tuesday Guys!!!  I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this weather…..60 degrees in December in NYC is NEVER a bad thing.  🙂  This sweater was one of my favorite thrift store finds….so unique! I decided to channel my inner Rihanna and try something a little more edgier with the jewelry.  Do you ever buy accessories that challenge your normal fashion sense?

Sweater :: No label (Thrifted)
Jeans :: Rainbow
Bag :: BCBG Maxazria (Thanks to 6PM)
Boots :: Nine West
Earring & Ring :: FrugalFindsNYC
Bracelets :: Aldo