Posts tagged Vacation
Hawaii 3.0

A lot of you who follow my blog, follow me on 




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- and if you do, you know what's been going on in my life! If you don't, I suggest you start following me there, because I obviously don't post on my main blog as often :/...!

What can I update you guys on? Well, since my last post, I have finished my marketing job here at home, and I am moving to NYC in just a couple short months, I have my roommate situation figured out (thank the Lord), and am just trying to save as much money as I can in the next couple of months before the big move!

Aka, no going out and spending a lot of money, less shopping, sparsely eating out. It has to happen. It's already happened. It is what it is haha. But I of course don't plan to have a dull summer! I have some great concerts and music festivals I will be attending throughout the summer so it's all good!!

About a month ago, I attended The Roots Picnic in Philly, and had a blast! My friend 

Jennah Bell

 was a featured artist, and overall the day was a lot of fun! A lot of great music! The only downside was that it was 91 degrees without a cloud in the sky, and ya girl almost fainted ha! She had to have SEVERAL SEATS until she could get her life together haha! I was also snapped by a few street style photogs, one being 

Essence Magazine!

Another awesome thing that happened was going to Hawaii to attend a wedding of a good family friend! I had SO MUCH FUN! Ugh, I want to go back...! It wasn't my first time to Hawaii, but my first time to the island of Oahu-- we stayed in Honolulu, Waikiki to be exact. It was great to spending some quality time with my parents, and reconnect with folks I hadn't seen in years! And the wedding was just phenomenal! Congrats again Paula and Keith! :) xo

Here are some photos from the trip!


crop top & skater skirt,



F21 two-piece-- so cute right?!

How cute are my parents? I kept teasing them for "accidentally matching" throughout our entire trip... Do you match with your partner? Do you think it's


cute? LOL weigh in on the topic!

The infamous "Shave Ice"

Topshop lemon swimsuit


crop top and shorts

I call this photo, "Polynesian Realness." WERK!

Calvin Klein maxi dress via TJ Maxx

I was all the way obsessed with my body chain. I'm pretty sure it's in EVERY SINGLE PHOTO of me on this trip haha!

I have to give credit to my talented photographer Mom for the above shot! Yes, that is real, this is what we witnessed! The wedding was truly phenomenal! The weather was perfectly sunny and hot, and you could feel the love and happiness all around! They are a great couple!





This is what I wore to the wedding. Oww!

Let's toast to the bride and groom!

Me and Pop with our matching baldies LMAO

I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads my blog! You are here for me, and I have been MIA, which is not fair to you guys! I am putting myself on a schedule so there will be no LACK of posting... Thanks for sticking with me on my journey! I am going through a big transition right now, glad to know I have your support along the way. Thank you!

What's going on with you guys? It's summertime, and the weather is surely proving so! Any vacations or cool internships, or travel plans? Fill me in, leave me a line, it's been forever!! Hope you all are well!


Wearing a dress from H&M, leopard belt and wallet from Target, earrings from f21, and Circa Joan and David leather heeled sandals.

Last Thursday I went on a mini vacation to Annapolis, MD with my mom, Sasha, her mom, our family friend Valerie, and me.  It was a girl's weekend/my mother's birthday celebration and we had A LOT of fun!  But unlike most vacations, we stayed at Valerie's son's condo instead of a hotel... Aka took over his condo/made him chauffeur us around for the entire weekend LOL.

If you don't know, Annapolis is a historic Navy town, and Valerie's son (Jujuan) is also in the Navy.  He took us around town and gave us a tour of the Naval Academy too!  It was Plebe Parents Weekend (Plebe's are the freshman class at the academy) and there were men/women in uniform everywhere!

I didn't know much about the Navy, or how they differed from the Army or Marines, so it was great having a personal tour guide who knew basically everything lol.  Sasha and I drilled Jujuan with questions the whole trip!  

Did you know that they issue everything at the academy?  Regulated glasses, socks, shorts, pants, tops... They even cut your hair to your ears when you first enter the academy!!  My sense of fashionable expression would suffer GREATLY!  But as you get older, you get more privileges... Like wearing "civilian" clothing on the weekends.  I would work as hard as I could to get that one LOL!  "I want to do extra pushups, sir yes sir!"
Sasha chillin at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Hailey Memorial
Mommy :)
But honestly, I have so much more respect for the Navy and for all men/women in the service.  At the end of the trip, I seriously wanted to sign up for the Naval Academy!  I was so inspired!  Unfortunately,  you can't enter if you already have a bachelor's degree so my dream ended then lol.

Sunrise :)

Another day we went to the Plebe parade.  It was so intense.  The formations, the hits, the stances.  I LOVED IT ALL!  Sasha and I kept stating that we were waiting for Beyonce to appear from the sky and start performing in the middle of the Plebe's haha!  

We were also looking for Tyrese the whole trip, since he was in that silly movie "Annapolis" (which I've actually never seen).  Yes, we have issues.
The band was killin.  Straight up.
The parade was a lot of fun, but it ended up raining on our parade, no pun intended!  So we sought cover until it calmed down a little (I got stuck walking in the pouring rain twice in one day, but Jujuan wasn't phased. He's such a Navy guy haha)!

Sasha and I ended up cracking his shell by the end of the trip.  Our craziness rubbed off on him (in a good way of course hehe).
Here's my lovely mother on her bday.  We ate dinner at Ruth Chris's Steakhouse.  It was delicious.  I went in and got a bone in rib eye.  It was delish!  I also had bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert.  It was SO good!
Don't we look alike? :)

The last night in town, Sasha and I met up with my friend Katrina and she took us to D.C. to a house party.  Sasha and I both forgot to take our cameras!  Katrina was looking so fly!  And so was everyone at this party!  It was great being surounded by artistic/fly/natural haired/cool peeps!  We had a good time, and it was so good to see you Kbello!

The whole trip was a blast and I could have honestly stayed a couple more days, not gonna lie.  I actually took a boat load of pics, but since I didn't upload them all on this post, I uploaded the whole album onto my Facebook Page.  Check it out!