#OOTW: Blue Stripes & Denim

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You ever felt like you were on the cusp of something new? Something big? Something fun? As we finish up the first half of the year this month, I can’t help but be optimistic for the rest of the 2018. Maybe it’s the slew of vacations I have planned or maybe I’m just manifesting the change I want to see? Whatever it is, it’s definitely coming threw in my wardrobe choices. I seriously can’t tell you the last time I bought an ankle length dress, but this one from Urban Outfitters was so darling I couldn’t pass it up—especially since it was on sale. Actually everything I’m wearing was off the sales rack.

Word of advice: Never sleep on the sale section, especially in between seasons.

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Dress: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Macy’s
Bag: Topshop
Shoes: H&M
Jewelry: H&M
Scarf: Riley Rose

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Photos By Jaren Greene/Adore Productions.

New Job, New Me

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This year has been amazing. Amid all the political drama and racial tensions, I’ve personally been winning lately. Maybe it’s turning 25 at the end of last year, but I’ve finally started making things happen for myself. It’s all been thanks to God. I put in the work and he delivers on his promises.

I’ve been trying to live what I preach. I’m the encouraging friend, the nurturing friend, the friend that encourages everyone around me to in the words of Oprah, “Live your best life!” But, I wasn’t practicing what I preached, until this year. I finally decided I was going to apply to the jobs I wanted, not just the jobs that I could do. I decided I was going to apply to this Assistant Editor position for a children’s magazine that I was barely qualified for. I didn’t even get a call back, but then less than a month later I came across the same position for a hair magazine more suited to my interests.

I applied, got an interview, then another interview, then a temporary freelance position for a few weeks, before finally starting in a permanent position as an Assistant Editor in April. That happened because I decided to finally start going after what I wanted. Every internship, blog or magazine I ever wrote for prepared me for the job I have today.

This “Just do it!” mentality has benefited me positively in other areas of my life, and yes sometimes things still don’t work out the way I want them too. But, I think it’s better to start living life without regrets, than to have a bunch of “shoulda, coulda, wouldas” in the future.

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XOXO

 

OOTW: Lady In The Red Dress

I’ve finally gotten around to editing these photos! I’ve been so excited to share these with who ever actually looks at this blog. Besides being crazy busy with a new Assistant Editor job at Associated Publications and just running around doing odd paying tasks for the family, I’ve been exhausted. It’s late and I need to get to bed soon, but before i go I want you guys to take a glimpse at these lovely shots my friend Tatiana, from the blog B.L.I.S.S. For Singles,  took of me at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Blooper shots are mixed in. Enjoy!!

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Dress: HM from Crossroads Trading Company
Earrings: HM
Bag: HM
Shoes: Agaci
Necklace: Nordstrom
Sunglasses: Detroit Eastern Market

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#OOTD: Denim Overalls

I just really wanted to show off my new overalls my sister got me for Christmas last year. She works at HM so she has the hook up with that discount. Every dollar saved counts! I’m excited about this particular pair of overalls, because they’re a replacement for the pair that was lost when Megabus lost my suitcase, found it, and then donated it. That is a long and angry blog post for another day.

I hope this post inspires you to wear more denim this year. Start by buying yourself a pair of cute denim overalls. You’ll thank me later.

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Coat: Crossroads Trading Company
Overalls: HM
Crop Top: Forever 21
Necklace: Topshop
Bracelets: Red: Mom’s Jewelry; Gold: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: DSW
Sunglasses: Detroit Street Market

BLOOPERS

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I look high.

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What is going on?

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Classic hood girl pose.

Bye Y’all!!

#OOTW: Print Jacket & Denim

Sometimes all you need is a great jacket to complete even the most basic ensemble.

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Coat: Zara
Tank: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Aldo Shoes
Belt: Took From My Mom
Earrings: Topshop
Necklace: Took From My Mom

BLOOPERS

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When you have no idea what to do with your arms.

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No. Just no. LOL

Bye Bye For Now!