*ques American Woman by Lenny Kravtiz
*ques No Letting go by Wayne Wonder
Proceeds to ask the DJ to mix them bih's together.
As I sit at my desk ,with my blog half minimized on my computer (in fears my supervisor will walk by), I wonder what b.s. I will manage to come up with today.I have decided to just be real and tell you guys what I am up to and what my next moves are.
First things first, (RIP Uncle Phil) if I haven't told you guys already, I am fiercely independent. It's bad to the point I don't like my husband to buy me things other than special occasions. I need to buy it for me for me to feel good*que 'Independent Women' by Destiny's Child. Blame it on the Aries in me, being Jamaican, or being raised in a strict religiously household --shit, I don't know. I want to control every aspect of everything--I NEED to! This post almost didn't happen because of this.
Hubs suggested we go shoot at the beach and I first I was down, but then we couldn't find a parking spot. I then proceeded to do what I do best, fuss lol. I had just ate and my pants were getting tight in the stomach area. I was moody as shit.God clearly wanted me to sop fussing at my wonderful man y'all . We found a perfect parking spot and proceeded to do the damn thang. This is a time I glad I listened to ol hubster. I did manage to get another good fuss out on the beach however this was well deserved. He said I looked big in one of the pics he shot. I felt like he wanted a divorce. How could he curse me like that? I know this is totally random but there was a teenage boy with his mom at the beach and he was watching the whole time I was shooting. He was looking at me like "yyaassssssssss!".So I started showing off a bit and held my stomach in; can't get caught slipping in these fashion slaying streets. As you can see , these pics should clearly be in the next issue of Harper's Bazaar *proceeds to put that in the universe.
My color palette was not by accident and neither were the accessories.I was scrolling on the IG page of my blogger babes @Jodi&colie .I have just started following the dynamic duo and they are pretty darn fab.So anywho, they posted a look last week in red, white, and blue with "American Woman" as the caption.I was like hell yea,and this look was conceived.Check their page out! The top I had been eyeing from a place I shop too damn much, Shein.I contemplated this top, but then my fave French fashion slayer @slipintostyle wore it and I was sold *add to cart.She also has a love for mini bags, so I grabbed my old Zara "Bonjour" mini messenger (how fitting for my French babe, right?) and wrapped it around my waist as she would.Think fannypack, but in a much cooler and more chic way.The deconstructed button is a look you can see all year and expect to see it all on the blog.I have 6 blue and white stripe shirts.I think I just need 2 more, dassit--the logic of a blogger I tell you.Oh yea, did I mention this top was $19, priority and free shipping?! Just buy the damn top already! (link posted below or click here) I am wearing a size small, my boobs are non-existent (size reference).
I have worn these Zara Flare pants a month ago, but these are in heavy rotation because they are bomb and they really make my butt look great.I mean, I don't even have to clench it! They just added yellow ones two days ago on Zara.I ordered them, of course...for my booty's sake.Peep the yellow ones here.
Shop my look here by clicking on each pic ,as usual
So as far as what I am up to, I am working my small booty off trying to make this blogging full time.My dump-of-a-job allows me to blog on the clock (ssshhhh) so for that I am grateful, but I want to live in my passion full-time.I am working on getting a real site built because I am an adult and I don't need ".weebly" hanging on the back of my URL no mo'.Aside from the multiple collab requests I receive, I want to be able get more amabassadorships.That's how many bloggers get paid;that and affiliation programs.It's hard to do that with a baby website like mine.Once I get all that stuff in place I will be more than glad to share with my fellow blogger babes.I love you guys and it's enough companies for all of us! *proceeds to spread love
Try signing up for Zine if you haven't already they can help with collabs!
When it comes to the companies I have worked with, most just reach out to me.I have been getting collabs even at 2,000 and less followers. Numbers are not as important as some may lead you to think. Content is key. Just be dope and invest in dope imagery and use every hashtag you can think of, and that's pretty much it.That is all I have done.Also be consistent.We live in an age of 'if I don't see you everyday I forget you'.This is why Rihanna has put out 24 consecutive albums since she was 16,I'm exaggerating but you get it.Recycle old materials and visuals if you don't have new ones.There are applications that also help with a posting schedule like Hootsuite and Later.I don't plan ahead because I may change my mind, but that is just me.I don't like to pre-meditate too much. I live in the moment. It sounds cliché, but-- it is lol.
Back to the topic at hand of what I am doing next.I now have my image consulting business. Because I am control freak and I know how I want things to look, I want to have the credentials to back it up so I am planning on getting official MUA certification. Also you all seem to like my makeup so I want to be able to do easy tutorial vids and make sure I am instructing properly.I have been doing my hair and others since high school/college so I may dabble in cosmetology as well. If you want longevity in your industry in true wealth, it is vital to master all components. This is an ideal I learned from watching Prince, may he rest in purple.When I say I want to control every aspect, I really mean it. I want there to be levels to the visuals I produce for companies so art appreciation is also on my list. You guys know how I love to be inspired by EVERYTHING!
I am not big on the photo shopping the shit out of my body so I am getting back on the fitness tip, which I will detail next week. I want a round butt without clenching my butt together. Is that too much to ask?
I just want to say thank you to all for believing in me and reading the nonsense that comes from my dome piece. You all really are the true inspiration and help keep this thang going. Thank you for accepting me for me, something I have struggled with my whole life. Yea, that part. It feels good to have people understand and relate.
I even had the chance this Sunday to speak to a group of young ladies in my hometown. I was a speaker on a panel and was asked to speak on behalf of staying true to one's self and marching to the beat of your drum. As excited as I was , it was really a bittersweet experience for me.Growing up, I always felt out of place and many people made me feel that way.You know I was extra in school too, don't act like its a shock.
If you missed the link for my shoes ,shop them here for $34.99.Not bad for Miu Miu inspired, huh?
Most importantly, I do it for my family. My husband believes in me to no end and my daughter is proud of me. One day she said I inspired her 'to be more fashion' *que the waterworks ,shall we?.I don't want to let them down.I have never had people believe in me so much at any other point in my life and have been so compelled to be great at something.So there you have it, I am working on being great in all aspects of the blog and increasing my booty meat.Once again, thank you all so much for taking to time to believe in me and read my blog!
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.