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 😂✨
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
- Black Ribbed Midi Tank Dress- F21 (Similar)
- Distressed Hooded Denim Jacket- DIY (Similar)
- Nike Air Berwuda- Nike
Hey LouBoos! I haven’t gotten a chance to post in a while. 2017 has been fairly busy because I’m in the process of making a slew of changes. I’m super excited, & I can’t wait to share them with you guys! 🙂 Today’s look is grungy chic. I’m wearing my favorite earthtones with a pop of color. When we were shooting my best friend/ one of my favorite photographers said I look like one of the characters from the Walking Dead (hence the name of this blogpost lol). My favorite piece in this look is the utility jacket because it’s super unique and can be dressed up or down. It’s certainly one of my favorite thrift store finds. You guys will definitely be seeing it again! Check out the outfit deets below!
📸: Miyako Studios
fashionably Lou ❤
- Oversized Black V-neck- H&M
- Stone Longline Utility Jacket- Fleet Street (Thrifted) (Similar)
- Camo Skinnies- FC (Similar)
- Black Pointed Toe Booties- F21 (Similar)
- Bracelets, Earrings, & Rings- FC
- Chevron Arrow Choker- FC (Similar)
- Paisley Scarf- FC (Similar)
- Black Backpack- FC (Similar)
Style Motivation of the Day:
* Don’t compare yourself to others. Your style is just that, YOURS! Always be yourself. Do you, boo boo! 💁🏾😂 💜
Happy Monday LouBoos!
Today’s look gives rustic fall vibes. This is a simple look that can be worn just about anywhere. Shades of grey with a pop of color complete this fall ensemble. Get the deets below!
“Living the Dream” Screen- Factory Connection
Grey Highwaist Zipper Ankle Pants- TjMaxx (similar)
PlushFaux Fur Vest- FC (similar)
Satchel- FC (similar)
Aztec Cuff Bracelet- Boohoo (old) (similar)