Posts tagged Style Pantry
A Year in the Making.

Hey look who it is!  I'm still here!  I know I haven't posted in over a month, but I have somewhat of a decent excuse lol.  Besides being a tad bit on the lazy side, I actually have had bronchitis for the past few weeks and it really shut me down.  I had no energy to do anything.  I wasn't even tweeting like my usual self!  Now you know when I'm off twitter, something's wrong haha!  So unfortunately the combination kept me away from the blogesphere.  But I'm back!  

Wearing a blouse, skirt, + earrings from F21, boots vintage Nine West via mi madre.

These photos were taken at a cemetery earlier last week, and it was surprisingly very peaceful.  I've never shot any looks at a cemetery, nor do I hang out at cemeteries on my off time lol.  It had such beautiful scenery, I couldn't resist!  Look at all of these beautiful fall colors!  The mix of the fresh air, and fall breeze had me feeling so serene!  

Quite phallic, wouldn't you say so? LOL 

Unfortunately from being sick, I did miss my 1 year blog anniversary!  However, this post ending up coming at a perfect time.  Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and when I initially thought about putting together my blog anniversary post, I knew I wanted to talk about how thankful I was for everything that has transpired because of it.

There is so much to be thankful for, as there were many opportunities that came my way!  First there was the Street Style feature in Essence Magazine, which was so cool!  Essence is one of my favorite magazines, and to actually be in it was so thrilling!  Then there was the Interview Feature by Style Pantry.  I am a big fan of Folake, and was so honored to be featured by her!  Being a new blogger can be intimidating, as there are so many of us out there!  But ever since I started this blog, I've been shown nothing but positivity and light!  And I'm so thankful for that!!

I've actually recently been featured by another one of my favorite bloggers, Neil Alvin of Black Girls Killing it.  You can check out the feature here.

Besides being featured, you lovely people who read my blog, interact with me via commenting on this blog or on my Facebook Page, Chictopia, or Youtube channel... You guys who re-blog my posts on tumblr, or hold conversations with me on twitter, have been such an inspiration!  You are literally the reason why I even blog!  Without you guys, I wouldn't have had the drive or sustainability to continue on this journey!  You guys have even inspired me to kick off my youtube page again!  I am creative creature, and I enjoy expressing my interests and life with you all!  Thanks for making me feel comfortable doing so! 

You all have provided so much support and love, and have built around me a community of great people.  From all of this, the most important thing I have learned is that being yourself is truly enough.

I'm looking forward to spending time with my family this week, and overall reflecting on the blessings in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!


I love Sequin.
Hey guys!

What's new?  Nothing too new with me.  I've been enjoying these trips to NYC, and am understanding the importance of networking with each established relationship..  Easter was fun, it was great to be with the fam as usual!  It was also my cousin's bday and he turned 20.  I'm still trying to wrap my head around that!!  Of course, the food hit the spot: grilled fish, stuffed oysters, pork, beef ribs, mac & cheese, collards, string beans, dinner rolls, etc etc.  It was so bomb!  I was too full to even eat dessert, but I made myself eat a few bites of the delicious homemade cheesecake my aunt made!  The weather was beautiful, it reached 86 degrees, but did end with a huge storm lol.

I've been freestyling with my hair lately, and I am really liking how it's been turning out!

I'm loving this floral sequined top from ASOS

My birthday is this weekend, May 1st, and I have no idea what I'm doing.  One of my bff's Sasha informed me that dinner was involved with "other people," I guess meaning a group, but I have no idea where.  So I guess I'm just doing as I'm told.  I'm pretty excited.  I love food, and all I really want to do for my bday is to get a mani/pedi and to wear something cute  for dinner of course! 

I was also officially featured (for the first time ever) by the lovely Folake of Style Pantry.  Her site and her style are both AMAZING and I am so honored to be featured on her site!  Please check it out here! :)