I took these shots in December, thinking I was going to write something about restarting for the New Year. That’s not really what I want to write about at all. I want to talk about winning.
I don’t think I mentioned it on here but I was nominated for Best Lifestyle Blogger by Tastemaker Magazine for the second annual Bloggers Fashion + Beauty Awards. What a surprise! This past Sunday was the award show and I had a blast. I really wasn’t going in expecting to win anything so I’m glad because I didn’t, lol. I did get some FREE pampering services in the morning of, thanks to one of the sponsors, StyleSeat.
Saturday, a good group of friends and I migrated to the North Georgia mountains in Ellijay, Ga for some apple picking fun. There are so many activities to do during the Fall season that I haven’t been able to cross off my bucket list so I’m glad when my friend Johane invited me on this trip.
Autumn, or Fall as it’s also called, is my favorite season. If you follow me on Tumblr or Pinterest, I think you already have a feel of my style and what I like. Autumn is when my personal style shines the most. I wish I could say I’m going to take more risks but I’m not. I like my style and the simplicity of it and I’m not trying to change unless I feel the urge to. I’ve been working on my closet for a while but this is ultimately what I want to see more of.
MORE BOOTS, BOOTIES AND ALL BLACK
Seriously, when I find a jacket like the one below, I’m going to wear it ALL THE TIME because it’s so BAD ASS.
I first fell in love with flower crowns a year ago when I came across them on Instagram. Nowadays, they are all the rave. But there was a particular type of crown that I was completely enamored with and I needed to know who made them. Little did I know, the creator lived right here in Atlanta.
I reached out to her via her Etsy page asking to virtually interview her. I hoped one day in the future, we’d be able to meet up for tea, if I was lucky. Last weekend, in an effort to occupy my time, I stopped by the Root City Market Pop Up Shops. By pure chance, the creator of those lovely flower crowns happened to a vendor. I was STOKED. What an amazing stroke of luck to run into her in person.
I’m so excited to bring to you my latest artist feature, Allison Rhee of Flower Crown Society.
Whether you take a trip to a neighboring city or abroad, travelling broadens so much of your perspective on life. Travelling exposes you to cultures that you couldn’t possibly experience by simply watching television. Not to say that you can’t learn about cultures right in your own backyard but it is a magnificent experience once you venture out.
I’ve always found aspects of myself in others while travelling. Like attracts like, right? Connecting, listening to stories and observing have always made me feel alive. On this trip to New York, I was able to run into quite a few amazing individuals who made my trip worthwhile. Thank you Channing, Daphne, Cindy, Taniel, Irveline, Christiana, Derrel, Krystal, Cynthia, Monisha, Aisha and Ulysses for showing me a good time.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Augustine of Hippo
For Colored Girls Who Could No Longer Stand the Cold. Yes, that was us on Sunday. Me, four girls and 12 colorful polka-dotted balloons.
It’s crazy that I’m learning the lessons even when I don’t seek instruction. Sometimes the Universe seeks to remind you in the most random of ways why you are here and what mark you’re supposed to leave before you are gone.
I’ve been toying with the idea of whether or not to take a week off from blogging.
I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “What do you need a break for? You’re not even working right now.” True. But every so often (more often than “so often”), I get into a bit of blogging rut. Not because I lack content to write about, but because I just don’t want to write. And I honestly can’t tell you WHY that is. It just is. This has never happened to me so early in the year but I will say, whenever I’m going through a transitional phase, it is difficult to focus. And that’s as best as I can explain it.
The idea of deserting my blog for a week seems kinda crazy. But maybe it’s what I need in order to recharge and post with enthusiasm again.