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
Ugh finally some warm weather is coming in ! I totally take back all those times I bragged in February & March for the unusually warm temps! It feels like we’ve been battling April showers for most of May and now June. Not only has the rain put a damper on my mood and vibe it’s totally ruined my time to share some summer outfits. I have no clue what exactly is going on with the weather in New York but It’s given me no choice but to dwell on living some where much warmer. Continue reading
If you know me well you know how obsessed with plants & flowers I am, no like seriously OBSESSED. The only problem is I’m still trying to figure out if I actually have a green thumb ? Ironic huh? I guess this is the reason I love spring & summer. Continue reading
While constantly dibbling and dabbling in different styles of fashion, I can’t help but admire those who have established they’re “look” & massacre the shit out of it. I love an effortless/carefree look & I love a person that can say you know what, this is what I feel like wearing and i don’t care if it’s too revealing, too over the top or not trendy enough. I’m all about embracing your true self & killing shit while you do it. Here’s a few of my absolute favorite woman in fashion, that no matter what the trend is, solidify their personal style.
1. Rihanna Continue reading
If you know me you know I just love a bargain, I mean who doesn’t ? What I love even more?Finding a statement piece that can be worn several different ways. A little while ago browsing through H&M, I stumbled upon a beautiful full length, long-sleeved DENIM dress & it was love at first sight. When I flipped the tag open and seen $79.99 slashed out by a 50 percent off sticker I lost my shit. I knew this dress, perfect for almost every season, had to be apart of my wardrobe. I decided to make this blog post about 3 different ways to pull off your favorite denim dress for any occasion. Continue reading
I can not express how excited I am for Spring/Summer 17′; in my opinion, this is the best time of the year in New York City. From day parties and cute roof top cocktails to delicious picnics & beach dates, I can appreciate living in NYC. Continue reading
Winter has been such a crazy yet surprising one this year. From us experiencing 70 degree weather as early as February to it then dropping loads of snow on us mid march, I think it’s safe to say we all have been anticipating spring. I’ll take a little rain here and there over snow any day! Besides, April showers bring spring flowers. Continue reading