STYLE

The Power of Empowerment

American Apparel White Dress (Similar here and here)/Hologram Hat- Discovery/Patent Leather Booties (Similar here)

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.  If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

This past weekend was amazinggggg!  I had the awesome opportunity to be around hundreds of beautiful, black, powerful women at Blavity’s EmpowerHer event!  It was really life changing to be in the room with such intelligent, successful women!  It gave me my life ok?!  So I wanted to begin with this quote because it’s imperative for us to dream and make goals as big as we can…because if you put enough work in…you just might achieve them!

Now to this look, baseball cap and curly hair, who knew it would make the perfect combination?!

Flirty Rompers for the Summer

Misguided Romper/ Akira Rose Gold Sandal Heels

Hey loves!  It has been warming up in Chicago and I couldn’t be more excited!  Today’s look is all about playful rompers!  Who doesn’t love a flirty romper for the summer?!  I love this one because it’s one of those simplistic yet super cute looks! 

For the Love of Lace

 H&M Men’s White Button Up (Similar here and here)/Nasty Gal Corset (Similar here and here)/Lace Up Legging Pants (Similar here and here)/ Zara Pumps

Hey guys!  Today I’m giving you corset love 2 times!  I love this look because it’s such a fun one!  Sunday, Corey and I went to the Sky Deck in Chicago and while it was very scary out on the ledge, it was so much fun to be up that high with my love!  If you haven’t been already, it’s definitely something to do!  Now, to this look!

Issa Queen + Update

Akira basic taupe strap dress/Missguided Duster/Ego mesh booties

Happy first day of Spring!  Sooooo…I know you all are wondering where the H+*L I’ve been and I’m super happy to give you all an update on what’s been going on with me, why I took a break, and of course  THIS LOOK!

Inspired by the Effortless

Grey Sweater Dress (Similar here)/Sherlina Thigh High Ego Jean Boots

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has had an awesome start to the new year!  I am just now getting back into the flow of things myself!  This look is inspired by the effortless.  I love this dress because it’s one of those pieces you can just throw on with some heels and you’re on! 

2017 R E A L N E S S

House of CB Suit (Similar Jacket here/Pants here)/Topshop Heels/Crystal Choker (Similar herehere, and here)

Happy 2017!  I feel blessed to be able to see another year!  I’m excited to come to you all with my first post of the year, serving 2017 realness! Yess!   We talked about goals on the blog last time, and going into 2017 one of my main focuses, as always, will be to improve in all things!  I want to grow as an individual and as a professional.  There are many things I have yet to master, but I’m hoping with God’s strength that I can achieve some of them this year!  I’m really excited about what’s in store!  Now to this look…

G O A L S

Akira Poncho (Similar herehere, and here)/Sorella Black Leather Tights/DIY Fur Pumps/Mesh Choker

Can you all believe it’s only 3 days until the New Year?!  I’m so excited!  The New Year always makes me think about revamping goals for myself.  You should always have both long-term and short-term goals in place year round but the start of a fresh year always inspires me to reflect on what I accomplished this past year and what I want to tackle the upcoming year.  All the while, still keeping my long term goals in place.  I have some things I want to add to make my goal planning better, so let me tell you all about that!