Sorry I haven’t been posting, my personal life has just been super hectic the past month. I used to be on this posting schedule, and somehow I got away from that. I was contemplating about whether or not should I continue to blog, because I just always felt that time was getting away from with all that was going on. I felt bad- I was beating myself up because I was trying to do everything, but the reality is, I am not superwoman, and it is ok to take a break, but I can’t stop creating. My friends made that clear to me. This blog started out as a creative outlet. A way for me to share my thoughts on fashion and my style. Throughout that process, I have met some of the most amazing people, and have supporters that tell me how much I mean to them. I still get very humbled when women stop me on the street to tell me that they love my style, and to keep going. So I will keep going. Doing my best to give you my most authentic self. During Fashion Week, I was inspired to keep it going. When Black & Brown Women get in a space together our power is undeniable.
I was invited to attend the Essence Fashion House. It was a day filled with panels and fashion shows. I got a chance to sit on June Ambrose’s panel. She has always been a person I admired for her work in the industry. She truly is the epitome of being true to one’s self. Two takeaway’s from her panel, first- she is hilarious. She has a great sense of humor, and her smile radiates. Second- “Don’t stay stagnant”. I need to practice this more. When I am comfortable, I will continue that path until something bad happens. I need to make sure that I am taking more risks, while still be in a position where I’m enjoying something steady. How can I do this? I have to make an effort in taking opportunities to learn (whether its at work, or going to events to learn how to become a better blogger). When it comes to my style, I try new trends all the time. Some look great, some not too much. It’s funny how I am willing to try things more when it comes to style, but when it comes to my life, I rarely want to rock the boat. Gotta do better on that front.
For the Fashion House, I figured it would be fitting to wear these amazing Drama Pants from Eloquii. I call them my shimmy shimmy pants cause there is so much movement when I wear them. I always gravitate to items that I love with a twist. These are wide leg pants, but the fringe takes them to a whole new level. I am wearing a 18/20 in these, and they do have a stretchy waistband. I wonder if I could have fit into the 14/16, just so that I could have the pants fit tighter in the waistband. All in all, I am still happy with them. The quality is great because I wore these all day, and no fringe fall out.
I paired my pants with one of my favorite tee’s from Feminine Funk. If you have not heard of them, they are a plus size tee shirt company based out of Atlanta. They come up with fun graphic tee’s that are for showing off. This one is called DARE- an ode to the 90’s Dare campaigns. Instead of it tackling the war on drugs, this is daring those to love themselves unapologetically. In their tee’s I wear a 1X. I have so many tee’s from them, and the quality is on point.
To top off my look, I grabbed my red moto from Eloquii, and I was ready for a day of shows and panels. When it comes to events that last all day, I don’t want to have to worry about my feet hurting from standing long periods of time, so I go with a cute pair of flats that can keep up with me. My go to brand for a good flats is Sam Edelman.
The fashion shows were soo good. I got to see the amazing collections from Fe Noel & Tongoro in person. Ahh, the colors and textures. Make sure you are following me on IG, so that you can always see what’s going on with me in real time. Until next time lovers!!!