** post sponsored in part by Dove Body wash
Ahhhh, the joys of pregnancy!
Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful miraculous experience (blah, blah) but it would be a disservice to not be honest about it all! As a second time mom, I thought I would have it all figured out this time.WRONG! My body has not only embraced this preganancy but also betrayed me.What can I say? I'm dramatic as hell, but you should have already known this.
Guess who's back baby? The one and only Caribbean Cowgirl ready to fawk shit up!! Did you miss me? As you already know I am hella pregnant so I stepped away from the blog because for the most part, my brain has been reduced to mush for the time being. I didn't want to leave you guys empty handed so I did my best to give some maternity slay on my Instagram aptly hashtagged #slayingfortwo. I know many times I get comments like 'girl how do you do it?', but I'm bout to tell you how,mkkkayy? Truth is I haven't. I was just hospitalized for 4 days with pre-term labor and I have another 5 weeks of pregnancy left.
Buckle up your wigs and gather round, cuz its about TO GO DDOOOWNNNNNN! Let me start with my job...
Sorry guys, I know I am only posting once this week, but I have really good reason.I’m tired, bih.When I get home I eat , Netflix and chill with my daughter only to fall asleep and wake up at like 1am wondering what century I am in.The past weekend I decided to only shoot one look so I could enjoy my family all day.We all did an activity we needed or something we have been wanting to do.My husband got a much needed acupressure massage, I got a spa pedicure (never had one btw, I’m hooked), and my daughter got to go on a super cool mini train ride and meet her new fave person, Moana.I could not even convince her that it was just an impersonator *sighs in parental.
You guys please don’t envy me or my life. I am a broke, messy broad who’s full of drama.I may look nice on the outside, but I am a stone cold bisshh on the inside. Okay, I’m lying. I have had my share of being messy though, but I didn’t go looking for the mess—it came looking for me *sit down kids its story time.
Do you have great content? Are your looks bomb? Are you a business owner trying not able to afford professional advertisement? Are you struggling to get people to see your posts and get traffic to your blog or site? Well, let me help! Hi, I’m Caribbean Cowgirl *in my infomercial voice. If you are in need of dire help getting your blog (or site) off the ground this may very well serve as some great insight. As we are living in an age of ‘seeing is believing’, visuals are more important than ever. Many times, they are more important than content.
Being a parent is a thankless job. It’s not a bragging right, but an act of love. So many become parents not for these reasons. It takes more than ‘being fruitful and multiplying’ to be a mom or dad. Parenthood is not something to be taken lightly. On account of this, the last two days have been a whirlwind of emotions and doubt for me.
When life give you limes...wait-- when has life given us limes or lemons for that matter? I can tell you what it has given me, metaphors about food that reflect how we handle hard times.Enough already! Sorry, sorry, so sorry please forgive me.I am hungry.I'm pregnant .I'm always hungry,lemme go eat real quick.
Ok, I'm back! That hunger is no joke guys! So where was I? Oh yea , food;the limes. The perfect garnish to any summer beverage (I miss drinking...7 more months!) and its color its just as pleasing in dress form.I have never been too keen on green, but this summer I am changing that.I'm always here for Olive (of course),but bright green is such a fun and festive color and brings so much life.Green has always been the color associated with earthy, natural, fresh, and the idea of being reborn.Being with child, I'd say this color was made for me.
Instead of taking my twists out , like I planned in a blind rage, I opted to wrap them up courtesy of Shop Fe-line.My citrus-hued Ankara head wrap was the perfect accessory to accent my dress and keep me from passing out under my long ass twists (that I now regret doing in the HEEEEAAATT of the summer).My wrap is sold out but I have picked out some other fab head pieces to keep your hair off your neck this hell season-- err I mean Summer.
I live in the South and on a nice day in the Summer, its a bearable thousand degrees.Instead of going butt-naked, like I planned before the "knocking up" , I'm doing the next best thing.Showing shoulder and clavicle is all I got right now while I beef up (uummmm food).This off the shoulder dress is the perfect length and the perfect hue to pop against my melanin.I'm glowing out in these streets!!
In love with the green but not the idea of spending it all on a dress? Check out these amazing picks below starting at $14!
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What accessories go with a sunny citrus palette? Well if its against brown skin, then the answer is brown of course.My brown gladiator sandals are 1,000 years old from GoJane and I practically stole them for $7.50.I paired them with my leather Selma Michael Kors purse.Speaking of MK, did you hear they just bought the luxury shoe line Jimmy Choo? Chile , lemme just shut my over-mass produced ,reduced-quality,over-saturated-basic-handbag-having-ass up.
My leather choker along with my gold earring really seal this deal.My choker is from the company 4everunicornfashion.Fun Fact: I was asked to be the face of their company and I said YES!! Not only do they sell amazing chokers , but other accessories like shoes, belts,swimsuits, glitter tights, and other body jewelry.
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Head over to their site www.4everunicornfashion.com and check out my very own Caribbean Collection of chokers! Use code COWGIRL30 to get 30% off any choker or any purchase from the whole site!
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Look at me holding my lil bump, you cant tell me nothing! #slayingfortwo
So I am back!! Morning sickness and 24 sleepy feeling be gone! I missed you all so much.I have literally been up to nothing other than harboring a little human who has been zapping all my energy and food.I was so pitiful yall.All I did everyday was gag and then go home and sleep for 12 hrs.I had new clothes and I didn’t even feel like trying them on.That is sooooo not me! The lethargy also had me doubting myself like “what if I forget how to put clothes together?” or “what if I just lose my mojo?”.This preganancy has been playing tricks on me. I am officially heading into my 2nd trimester and am ready to get back to the slay. Did you guys miss me?
So by now everyone has heard Wild thoughts by DJ Khaled , Bryson Tiller, and Bajan bae and everything Riri!! I’m not gonna lie at first I was like, “yea, ok I have heard this all before” ;the singing repetition , DJ Khaled yelling ‘another one’ in the back and Bryson Tiller singing Trap Soul all over the place , and not to mention that banging ass Carlos Santana guitar solo *rips off all my clothes. Am I the only one that has the urge to peel off my clothes when he plays the guitar? Really, just me? *looks around Oh well then. Then after I stopped looking for reasons not to like the song because of what seems (to me) its lack of originality and realized how much it reminded me of how much I love ‘Maria Maria’ by Carlos Santana. That feeling alone made me think of how sometimes reflecting and remixing the past can bring up great feelings of nostalgia as well as bring something older to a newer generation. For that alone I had to download both songs and listen to them back to back.
Can I just say how over everything I am this week? Nothing has gone right and frankly I am quite over it.It has really been one of those weeks. Usually I can admit when I am being a little on the dramatic side but I am sincerely over it right now, just OVER IT! Allow me to compla— I mean explain.
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