The Flower Blooming in the Concrete 

 

Hello there.. Have you been well? Do you ever have those days where nothing makes sense and you question everything around you and even yourself. Your steps feel heavy like you’re wading through swamp water. Another day another brown life taken too soon and his name made into a trending hashtag. It’s exhausting. I might have been born in Africa but living in America and having brothers the same age as Jordan Edwards, I have no delusions that they could very well be in the same situation. Our brown and black skintones are a death sentence in America and the fear can be overwhelming. But every time I want to give up and bury my head in the sand as a form of survival, these words flood my mind: 

 Did you want to see me broken?

Bowed head and lowered eyes?

Shoulders falling down like teardrops,

Weakened by my soulful cries?

  
You may shoot me with your words,

You may cut me with your eyes,

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I’ll rise.

 
Maya Angelou’s powerful words of defiance and resilience are like a soothing balm on a fresh burn. Reminding us to keep hope alive because that’s the only thing that matters.  So I keep rising, like my grandparents and ancestors before them, I keep rising with the hope to live and thrive and honor all that I am. Joy in a world that is hell bent on holding you down is a revolutionary act so I choose joy and hope every chance I get. If you are a brown or black skinned king or queen choosing joy and hope over fear every morning, I salute you! To those who have been lost to senseless violence I honor you. The revolution lives on.

Outfit details:

Bodysuit: Charming Charlie 

Skirt: Custom made by me 

Woven neck piece: Inzuki Designs

Wooden bracelet: Rwandan shop 

Shoes: online store (sorry I don’t remember the name)


Until nex time, Be well xx

Flash of Red 

Hi y’all! Remember me? I know it’s been a while 😥 but this Maryland weather was playing with me. Today was unusually warm so I took the opportunity to shoot an OOTD! So here it goes! 

Black and red is one of my favorite combinations. I added a camel coat to tie the look together 




Outfit details:

  • Jumpsuit: Forever21
  • Coat: Torrid
  • Shoes: Charlotte Russe
  • Choker: gifted 
  • Purse: gifted  


Let me get off this blog and catch this All-Star 🏀 game! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. 💋

Weekend De-stressing 

My love of fashion can be traced back as far as I can remember. I always saw clothes not only as a necessity but also as a tool to express my personality, my mood at the moment and most of all my individuality. It’s also a great stress reliever for me. Shopping therapy is a real thing y’all! So what’s my favorite outfit to date? I once wore a beach coverup that my dad got me from Mauritius Island to school..in the 9th grade. Ya I was feeling myself lol. What are some of your favorite fashion moments? 
So in my first post I decided to go with one of my favorite weekend looks featuring distressed jeans. Hope it gives you a little inspo for a stress free chill Sunday.

Outfit details:

Coat: asos

Bodysuit: gojane 

Jeans: torrid 

Shoes: LA boutique

Bangles: Charming Charlie






Happy Sunday 💋