newtorking

3 Do’s & 1 Don’t When Attending Networking Events ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ

Networking/Netwerking. No matter how you dress it up, networking is just another dreaded task on the ever-growing adulting checklist, especially if you're an introvert like myself. It is essential however, in growing your #brand, selling your product, or making connections within your industry. In other words, get used to it because you gotta do it!… Continue reading 3 Do’s & 1 Don’t When Attending Networking Events ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ

Fashion, Travel

Bloggers, Brunch & Boots: A #NYFW Photo Diary ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ

I never really need much of a reason to visit New York City. Any excuse to not be stuck at a desk for eight hours will do! So of course when my friend Kia, blogger over at thekikistylediary.com asked me accompany her to New York to capture #NYFW street style fashion for her blog, I… Continue reading Bloggers, Brunch & Boots: A #NYFW Photo Diary ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ

Reflections

‘A Time to Lose and a Time to Gain’ (Ecc 3:6) ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’” 3 Lessons Learned from taking L’s in 2018

If 2018 were to be summed up by using just an album title, it'd likely be called 'Wins and Losses' by Meek Mill, only at times it felt as if I took more L's than anything else. Loss in friendships, loss in advancement opportunities on the job, even loss of life (death of loved one).… Continue reading ‘A Time to Lose and a Time to Gain’ (Ecc 3:6) ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’” 3 Lessons Learned from taking L’s in 2018

black girl magic, Reflections, Things to Do

Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard โœจ๐Ÿพ

As a hospital telephone operator, there's not much room for creativity. Deciding whether to send a page in ALL CAPS or lower case is about as far as my creative license goes. Add in that one time I was asked to decorate the bulliten board for Black History Month (which was lit by the way… Continue reading Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard โœจ๐Ÿพ

Philly, Things to Do

Soirรฉe in the Cities Girls Night Out|Philadelphia 2018 ๐Ÿ‘ญ#Soireeinthecities

Think back to some of your fondest girl's night out get togethers. What were some of the most important elements to ensuring that the night would be one worth remembering? A great outfit? A playlist of all of your favorite songs? A creative cocktail or two? And let's not forget, a few oh so instagram-able… Continue reading Soirรฉe in the Cities Girls Night Out|Philadelphia 2018 ๐Ÿ‘ญ#Soireeinthecities

Faith, Reflections

No Shade ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšซ4 Bible Verses to Read Before Posting a Shady Comment!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash I once was (and on occasion still am), one of those people who lived and got my life in the comment sections of my favorite celebrity gossip Instagram pages. Creeping through the comments gave me the kekee's (laughs) I needed to get through long work days and the occasional sleepless… Continue reading No Shade ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšซ4 Bible Verses to Read Before Posting a Shady Comment!

Faith, Inspirational

15 Gospel Songs to Help You Weather the Storm! โ˜”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash I once heard that during the Christian walk, you're either going through a storm, coming out of a storm, or one is coming your way! While storms (trouble on the job, financial woes, relationship drama) are no fun, we can be assured of two things: 1) Storms come, but… Continue reading 15 Gospel Songs to Help You Weather the Storm! โ˜”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

black hair, Fashion, Things to Do

Painting the Town Pink๐Ÿ’• Luster’s #PinkTakeOver Party Bus w/ Naturally Temi & Resa B. Luster {Recap}

Growing up in a black household, there were a few haircare products I can remember that were trusted to maintain my tresses. Among them was Luster's Pink Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion. I know y'all remember getting your hair slayed with some of this! It always made my hair feel really soft and not to mention,… Continue reading Painting the Town Pink๐Ÿ’• Luster’s #PinkTakeOver Party Bus w/ Naturally Temi & Resa B. Luster {Recap}

Blogging Tips, Reflections

When Blogging Gets You #InYourFeelings, Remember Why You Started! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป

When I first started my blog in 2012, it wasn't for follows. In fact, I didn't even know that people could follow me until the topic came up during a job interview in which I wore heels that were probably too high and a face that was likely too made up! It wasn't about sponsored… Continue reading When Blogging Gets You #InYourFeelings, Remember Why You Started! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป

Fashion, Fashion Fridays, OOTD

Athleisure Wear: Trend or Lifestyle? #fashionfridays

The first time I was introduced to the athleisure trend, I was less than impressed to say the least. Just another trend started by celebrities with access to too much money and stylists to be dressing crazy. I mean can you blame me? Heels and track pants weren't exactly created to be a match made… Continue reading Athleisure Wear: Trend or Lifestyle? #fashionfridays