How is your Labor Day weekend coming along? I am spending mine laboring literary, babysitting my nieces and teaching them how to make crepe/pancakes which basically meant me cooking and them eating! Also this kids can make a girl sweat! Girl, the questions they ask like who knows why the sky is is blue and not yellow it just is right? 😂Next on the list has been binge watching this is us and caching up on the catch 😉.
I hope you enjoyed your Easter holidays as much as I did.I spent the last couple of days on the road which meant eating from road sides and food stands mostly, which was interesting and a lot of fun definitely. But being back home I feel ready for a detox and energy booster to help me get back into the groove and normal everyday routine.
Happy New Month Loves,
Ain’t you glad that finally the 193,241 days of January are over? Also the rains are here I believe my heart has grown three sizes just between yesterday and today!
I had never considered wearing an off-shoulder top to work until I re-watched ” The Devil Wears Prada ” recently. Andrea spotted it work and though she worked at a fashion magazine I thought it as a fun yet subtle ensemble that you can pull off even at a corporate environment.
Hey there pretty,
Looks like a shirt but acts as a dress – current hero piece in my closet- the shirt dress! Somewhere between hectic scorching days and relaxing evenings, between fashion crushes and can’t be bothered moods they’ve got you.They have this street-chic vibe going on, and there’s also something really sexy about them just keep the fabric light to maintain movement and have fun with your accessories!Its a lot like a pair of jeans-simple enough that your accessories can really create the look.
I don’t know why but I have been feeling pretty out of it lately maybe its the holiday effect or the nearing of the New Year and me crushing beneath the weight of my own expectations. Anyway,am postponing the pity party to a later date and instead focusing on how amazing Christmas was, I baked by the way after almost ten years!! I was feeling all Christmas-y and went for something fancy “chocolate crepe cake” Martha Stewart would have been proud!
Have you ever written a letter to yourself? You know, the same way you would write a love letter to someone else? Highlighting all the things you are grateful to them for and what you love about them? I know the idea sounds a bit kookoo or whatever but its not the worst idea ever right? I have been thinking about writing an honest letter to myself. A love letter. The kind that would make a stranger fall in love with you even before they have met you! Someday in December I will sit with myself and try my best to recollect the year. I intend to be honest,kind and above all proud of myself because all things considered it has been a pretty darn good year. Focus on all the lessons I’ve learned and how my strength got me through as I celebrate my victories and pat myself on the back with self love and pride. No negativity,no self pity or beating myself down nothing but love baby girl!Nothing but LOVE.
Photos by Halisee
So, I never thought I’d ever use a quote by Lil Wayne don’t get me wrong I do like his music but that mostly involves me going like ‘wait, what? you wanna put what where?’ Listening to hip-hop as a woman is such a treat no?
confidence is the stain they can’t wipe off – Lil Wayne
Photography by – Halisee
Life is tough but one thing is sure putting yourself down won’t make it any easier. Being in your 20s is one weird, wild emotional roller coaster. Sure, we all have our bad days everything goes wrong, nothing seems to go your way and you are just not feeling good enough but it stings just a little more when you are trying to get your life together. Everything feels like it’s one mistake away from falling apart. I have been told countless times how life is easier when you are in your 20s like life is one big party because you have less responsibilities. But when you have dreams, goals, ambitions and you are jobless wilting at the weight of your frustrations and expectations is not only possible but an inevitability! It’s been one year since I completed campus and everything is constantly changing some great, some not so good and others downright ugly! Personally, I found it jarring how unprepared I was for the “real world”. Clearly there is SO much that we experience after graduation that I would have been so grateful to learn before that day came. Here are some of the most important things I’ve learned so far some of which I wish someone told me and not just about getting married or having kids which was covered extensively in my sociology lectures! Thank you!
Photography by Halisee
As I write this article it’s raining heavily I don’t think this outfit is perfect for this kind of weather but then again it’s a blazer dress so I guess it wouldn’t be so far off right? Its fuchsia embellished with cute gold buttons making it a statement piece so just throw on a trench coat and it will take you from work to formal event and coffee after work. Don’t let the rain dull your sparkle!
Photography by Halisee
I believe that when it comes wardrobe essentials the classic white button-down shirt automatically earns a spot at the top of the list. It’s the real deal: the true wear anywhere staple. Tuck it in or let it loose; tie it in knots or fashion an expert cuff – you can’t go wrong with this year-round essential. Trends come and go but the versatility of the white button-down is perpetual.