Social media has grown so much over the years into something bigger than I ever thought it would be to me. For new fashion bloggers, social media is our stepping stone to creating & exposing our own brand. But not only is it a big deal for bloggers it’s a big deal for stylist, personal trainers, makeup artist, nail techs, chefs, photographers, sheesh, I can go on for days, you get my drift. With all the positive that can be absorbed from social media comes the negative.
I’ve been seeing so much body shaming, racial and ignorant remarks, culture appropriation, bullying, the list goes on. In a perfect world there wouldn’t be any of this going on but unfortunately there is & it sucks ! I’ve allowed myself to put so many things out there that I never thought I would, without a second thought. I express my pride for being African American, I love complimenting other females around me I see perfecting their craft, I’m very open about my bargain/thrift shopping (I will never be a label whore), & I’m getting more and more comfortable with my own body !
Along the journey of discovering who you truly are you might make some changes that not everyone will agree with and that’s okay! I’ve accepted my imperfections & the ones I couldn’t accept I changed them, It’s that simple! However, I made these changes at my own digression, not because I seen all the “Instagram famous” girls doing it. If we had more people in the world focusing on how to improve/ love themselves we wouldn’t have so much hate & shaming going around. It’s a-okay to admire someone but put yourself on, reach for your own goals, & tell yourself everyday I am exactly who I was meant to be. People will slowly start to notice your authenticity & appreciate your message. Real recognizes real.
Floral Print Dress– Lucy Paris (Bloomingdales)
Black Laceup Booties – Macy’s (On major sale right now !!)
Ever felt defeated ? Like no matter what you do, no matter how positive and hopeful you are, you find yourself in a situation that just seems to get worst ? Well if you don’t you’re clearly not human and need to tell me what planet you’re living on. Every now and then I get this feeling inside and it truly sucks ass! For a period of time last year I was thrown so many curve balls I should’ve thrown in the towel by now. However, I promised myself this year I would try to do and think differently when I start to get this defeated feeling.
What a perfect blog post when I’m feeling this exact way at this exact moment ! Often times I feel like we focus so much on the negativity in our lives or situations we can’t change overnight instead of gearing our attention towards our blessings. To relieve myself from this sucky feeling I usually find happiness in shopping. As I’m shopping, I instantly feel a sense of gratification that I’m able to provide for myself, which then makes me appreciate having a job, even if it’s not quiet the dream job. As I’m looking at my new purchases and creating looks, I am reminded how awesome my blogging path is going & what great experiences are soon to come.
Photos Taken By: Danilsa Rojas
Little by little each situation I might’ve once been stressed out about is becoming less and less IMPORTANT. You are in control of what makes you tick, what grinds your gears & what’s able to stress you the f*ck out BUT if we just took a moment or two before each and everyone of these “tragedies” & accept it as a milestone, knowing “this too shall pass” life will get a little easier. I promise
White Off The Shoulder Blouse – Do+Be
Skinny Jeans – Blank Nyc
Tan Suede Tassel Mules – Esprit (On super Sale now)
Straw Hat – St. Marks Street
Chokers/Necklaces – Aldo’s
Multi Colored Bracelet – Goodwill Thrift Store
If you’re anything like me, using and abusing trends is what you probably do best. I loveeee a good trend but what I love more is adding my own twist to it, that’s where the thrift shopping aspect comes in.
I promised myself this summer I would attend at least one festival on my bucket list. And CurlFest was definately one that I was super excited to finally be attending ! Continue reading
This past week I’ve really been enjoying my time to myself, accidentally, if that makes sense ? I haven’t had the urge to be on social media as much as I normally do, I haven’t been hanging out as much as I normally would & if I have to be honest I haven’t really wanted to. This gave me lots of time to think and focus on what’s most important, myself! Sometimes we need a mental detox, even if that means missing out on the latest gossip or passing up a night out in the city. I’ve been pleasantly happy, without force, no second thoughts, just happy. Continue reading