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Fashion, OOTD, Outfit inspiration, Philly, Things to Do

Embracing My African Roots at the 11th Annual ACANA Festival πŸ‡±πŸ‡·βœŠπŸΏ

It is my lifelong dream to one day visit my father's homeland of Liberia, West Africa. A 'sh*thole country' in the eyes of some, but beloved by many. Until the day comes, I look forward to learning as much as I can about African culture by attending events like the ACANA Festival. For the past… Continue reading Embracing My African Roots at the 11th Annual ACANA Festival πŸ‡±πŸ‡·βœŠπŸΏ

Fashion, Fashion Fridays, Food, OOTN

Rompers: The Perfect Short Girl-Friendly Outfit!πŸ’πŸΎβ€πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

If you're a height-challenged girl like myself (5ft), then you know how frustrating it can be to find clothes that fit our petite stature. I can't tell you how many jeans fit perfectly at the hips but have to be tucked under at the ankles or the amount of dress pants that drag at the… Continue reading Rompers: The Perfect Short Girl-Friendly Outfit!πŸ’πŸΎβ€πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

Fashion, Fashion Fridays, Fashionable Finds, OOTD, Outfit inspiration, Uncategorized

When Beauty Meets Pain in an Off-the-Shoulder Boohoo Dress πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ€¦πŸ½β€

Ever since my college days, online shopping has been my preference. Heck, as a college student with no car, staying on campus in a small town, it was virtually my only option! I would browse the pages of forever21.com from the comfort of my dorm room, fill my cart to my heart's content, and check… Continue reading When Beauty Meets Pain in an Off-the-Shoulder Boohoo Dress πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ€¦πŸ½β€

Fashion, Fashion Fridays, OOTD, Outfit inspiration

Sailing Through NYC in a Derek Heart Duster β›΅πŸ—½

When it comes to affordable fashion, honey, there ain’t no shame in my game! I take pride in being able to dress well on a dime. The earliest display of this was my eight year old self fishing through my mother’s trash to retrieve the black handbag she had discarded while doing some spring cleaning.… Continue reading Sailing Through NYC in a Derek Heart Duster β›΅πŸ—½

black girl magic, Faith, Fashion

I Graduated! What I Learned, What I Wore and What’s next!?πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰

"You can never be overdressed or over-educated..."- Oscar Wilde Three years ago, God opened the door for me to continue my education. Prior to enrolling into graduate school, I had been working a job where I had been bullied because of my hair choices, making it an uncomfortable work environment. I had prayed hard for… Continue reading I Graduated! What I Learned, What I Wore and What’s next!?πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰

black girl magic, Social Commentary

Why I’ll Always Love Dark- Skinned Aunt VivπŸ‘‘πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

Growing up, there were few women on TV that shared the same deep, brown complexion as me and even fewer that played lead roles. More often than not, they played the single, smart-mouthed sidekick to the fairer skinned friend who had it all-- a man and dream job included. While there may have been some… Continue reading Why I’ll Always Love Dark- Skinned Aunt VivπŸ‘‘πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

black girl magic, Reflections, Social Commentary

3 Things I Noticed from Watching ‘Living Single’ in My Twenties!!! πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Every evening around 7 p.m., I look forward to tuning into 90's sitcom, 'Living Single' on Bounce TV and when I say I get my entire life, honey I mean it! Don't judge me! Four bomb, black women (Khadijah, Synclaire, Regine and Maxine) working, dating and cohabitating in New York City is just the black… Continue reading 3 Things I Noticed from Watching ‘Living Single’ in My Twenties!!! πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Fashion, Philly

Century 21 Haute Runway Show Feat. Philly Designer Iris Bonner {These Pink Lips}

Right about now, Fashion Week is taking place in Philly and while I would love to attend every show, the way my life is set up right now, I just CAN-NUH! Between working a full-time job and completing grad school, I'm pretty pressed for time. Luckily though, I did get a chance to attend the… Continue reading Century 21 Haute Runway Show Feat. Philly Designer Iris Bonner {These Pink Lips}

Reflections, Self Care

2018 Goals: Celebrate Yourself!!!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

We're slowly approaching week three of 2018, and here I am wishing you a Happy New Year but better late than never I suppose (insert black girl shrugging emoji). Anyway, I hope your year is off to a great start! Last week, I attended an annual holiday party at my former place of employment and… Continue reading 2018 Goals: Celebrate Yourself!!!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Fashion, Fashionable Finds, OOTD, OOTN, Outfit inspiration

Budget-Friendly Holi-Slay Looks from My Closet + Where to Buy Them!!!Β 

Ladies, the holiday season is upon us, once again! That means on top of trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones, we also have to find the perfect outfit to match the occasion. All of this shopping can be rather stressful, not to mention costly. But with a little creativity and inspiration, … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Holi-Slay Looks from My Closet + Where to Buy Them!!!Β