Every fashionista’s favorite season is literally two days away, and I couldn’t be more excited! The first day of Fall is THIS FRIDAY! Cooler weather, leaves changing, and gorgeous autumn colors mean it is the perfect time to layer up & dress to impress 😄. A few of my favorite coming trends are: monochromatic looks, wide/statement trousers, vintage inspired furs, belted coats, bling boots, retro hats, updated fringe & ruffles,velvet (yes, again but jewel tones this time), embellished buttons, statement earrings, flowy and flirty midi skirts, more LEATHER (color assortment) & faux leather/vinyl, puffer coats, color blocking, deconstruction, the continuation of the lingerie trend(slip dresses), winter florals (not just roses lol), more sheer and mesh details, SHEARLING, more denim on denim, 70’s plaid, androgyny, Victorian collars, and of course the color for Fall 17- power red alongside Pantone’s top 10 shades (if you know me you know how much I love Pantone!). Check out some Fall fashion inspo below. I can’t wait to put my own spin on some of these trends! 💃🏾🍂🍁
Long time no talk Lou Boos! I’ve missed blogging, but the break was more than necessary! 😩
Turning 25 is a bit of a big deal. Some may have had a different experience, but from what I’ve read the majority of us tend to face some obstacles when it comes to transitioning to the 25-31 age bracket (YES, I said it. It’s time to move down to the second bubble in the age demographics section 😵). Idk about you, but initially this change was a MAJOR thing for me, and it managed to stress me out several months prior to my actual date of inception 😅.
For whatever reason society teaches us that we “must” be in a certain cliché space or doing a certain cliché thing by a certain age. I thought that I had to be married at 25 and carrying half a child by 27.5. Boyyyy was I wrong! Now please don’t take offense to what I’m saying. If things worked out this way for you or someone you know, I think that’s fantastic! However, for those of us that have a different story I want you to know that your walk is just as awesome! At times we get so caught up in our plans or what we feel is supposed to happen we miss the beauty, wisdom, and room for growth within our present situations. I for one will wholeheartedly admit that this was me lol smh.
I went through a very depressing time in which I began to doubt myself, my abilities, and even my passion. After a while I really just wanted to give up on my goals and plans. I knew I absolutely had to pull myself out of this downward spiral, and thanks to my Lord and Savior, family, & closest friends I was able to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect (I never will be), & I actually love that I’m not. I have to constantly work to encourage myself every day in order to stay out of that slump. It’s easy to fall into, but the more I work on rejecting it, the easier it’ll be to keep a positive attitude. Every experience is a lesson and every lesson is a blessing. The most exciting part about going through is being able to help my future kiddos and anyone else who may be encountering some of the same hardships as me.
On August 13, 1992 a Queen was born, and on THIS SUNDAY August 13, 2017 I will celebrate 25 years of blessings, mistakes, growth, forgiveness, and maturity. No matter how old you are, if you’re reading this I hope this can help you keep fighting, keep pushing, and keep becoming who you desire to be.
Take a look at my transformation over the past 25 years… talk about a Glo’up 😂✨
Today’s look features Pale Dogwood. This is the 4th and final color of my favorite Pantone hues for Spring 17. I wanted to give “casual-cute” vibes with this look. Everything about it is very soft, simple, & comfy! This summer sweater breathes extremely well. It’s perfect for a windy day or I’ll probably even wear it as a coverup for a night on the beach (hopefully I make it to one at some point this summer 😩). The fringe bucket bag is my second favorite piece because it’s literally the perfect size. I’m in love with the whole ensemble 💕 Check the deets below!!
Back at it again with another blog post! 💃🏾 This weekend I got the chance to celebrate loveeeeee ❤️ *cues Keyshia Cole* lol. One of my big sisters in Delta got married!! (I just LOVE, love don’t you? ☺️) The ceremony was so sweet, and the reception soon after was a blast! I definitely enjoyed myself . I received a few of compliments on this little number so I decided to go ahead & blog about it 😄. This midi dress is perfect for a spring wedding. I saw it online a few months back, & I just had to have it. Both the color and sleeves are top trends for the season. Also, I have no idea what I was talking about in these pics, but I always say candids are the best! Get the deets below…
“Joy” Off Shoulder Frill Sleeve Detail Midi Dress- Boohoo
March is here which means Spring begins in 11 days! Yayyyyy! 😁 I’m ready for pretty weather; however, I’m not so ready for the pollen 🤒🤧 (allergies suck). With the new season comes a new set of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors. This week I’m showcasing shades of Niagara with a super casual sporty chic look. This blue is GORGEOUS in just about every shade. Get the outfit details below!
P.S. Kudos to my sorority sister Jimmeka for assisting me with blog pics during her weekend trip 🤗 Thanks girllll!
Heather Grey “Don’t Need Fashion” Cropped Graphic Tee- Forever21