Spring, baby, I missed you

Polar vortex, we bid you adieu. Spring has finally come to reclaim its proper place. My limbs, mental state and the entire United States are forever grateful.

I don’t know about you but I pretty much want to be naked already. But since that’s not necessarily acceptable yet, there are a few items I’m looking forward to this season. I thinking I’ll go girly-glam. Sheers, pastels, neons and slingbacks. Whether that will happen or not, only time will tell.

Here are some Spring styles I’m thirsting after.

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3 things my god-daughter taught me

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I spent my Saturday with my delightful god-daughter. Those of us without children know how every opportunity to spend time with someone else’s child is either practice or prevention. Luckily, my little princess is not that bad, lol. She’s actually very intelligent. Little did I know, I would leave her a little wiser.

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Creating the beautiful things

It’s been an interesting week for me, health-wise. I pride myself on being transparent on this blog but as of late (and as a friend of mine pointed out), I’ve been “holding back”. Even on here, I feel like some things just aren’t meant to be shared. It’s always a difficult call to make but yours all the same.

I’m grateful to be alive and to still have my sanity and the functioning of all of my limbs. Sometimes you forget how integral each and every part of your body is.

Anyway, all of that to say, despite whatever it is you’re going through, find a way to stay inspired. Continue to use your talents to create the beautiful things you want to see in the world.

Earlier this week, I did a fun Solange-inspired shoot. Can’t wait to share the photos with you all. Who knows, maybe she’ll see them. You never know. I didn’t expect to be on Zappos’ Instagram. If I end up on Solange’s IG, I’ll split my wig!

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Have a marvelous weekend!

Illustrations: olive paperie

A few years ago, Dana of Olive Paperie featured me on her blog. She made this super cute fashion design illustration of me that I was so very found of.

Besides illustration, graphic design, prints, photography and a plethora of things she has her hands in, Dana now has an online shop called Pardon My Fro. Here you will find art prints, stationery, totes and home decor. Basically just a little splash of something to make you even more glamorous.

I’ve been staring at this particular print for a while now. Bold and sassy. It’s soooo me. Let me gather my coins cuz it’s mine :)

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Why coddling doesn’t work in the long run

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My mother is the eldest of six children. For the majority of her life, she has been a practicing nurse. We all know that the eldest child has a tendency to be the bossy, know-it-all type. Well, not my mother. Before she even became a mother, she was a mother to many. She has always had a caring and nurturing disposition.

A blessing and a curse.

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Happy

A friend suggested I watch this documentary and I’m glad he did. Side note: if you come across a doc you’d think I’d love to watch, shoot me an email! Anyway, although I was hoping it would be longer and a bit more in-depth, I really enjoyed it. Using psychologic research and real life interviews from people across the world, ‘Happy‘ examines the importance of happiness.

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“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin 

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