It's been a while. I haven't posted since I was 28.Man I getting on up there. So how have you guys been?
How was my birthday weekend? Oh ,I'm glad you asked!
I was sick,like unto death sick.I may be 29 now , but I'm still dramatic.
But really, I was like sooooo sick.
For 5 days a stomach virus held me in its tight grips, attempting to destroy my birthday weekend. It didn't succeed , for the most part.When I say being 29 is the 'shit', trust me I know what I am talking about. Quick question, you can't overdose on Imodium AD can you?
My less than healthy welcome to 29 among other things have put me in a bit of a slump. I haven't been able to work out in almost a week, my internet (or lack thereof at home) has me bound to blog from my work desk. I also am not gonna lie, IG seems to be playing me with the me. For the past week or two my pictures just seem not to get the reach they usually do.I feel like I am losing my creativity because I keep trying to push myself to top every outfit, every post.I know it is trivial, but it bothers me. Just when things start to get on the up and up life quickly slaps reality on you.I know, I know "just focus on the positive things" is what I should be doing but talking about what bothers me doesn't negate the positive. I'm all for positivity, but if someone has something to say or questions their life, don't smother their thoughts with 'at least you got this, at least you got that". Sometimes a listening ear is all someone may need. I need that from you guys today.
One thing about me I am trying to change is becoming withdrawn when I am dealing with internal issues.I really just shut down to the outside world which explains my social media absence.It never did me well in the past ,especially in college.So yesterday I was at work (not working) using the calculator tool on my desktop to figure out my life and my co-worker ask me was I ok.It took everything in my power not to throw everything off my desk, bawl out crying and, beg her for a hug.Instead I messaged a friend and explained to her why I was 4 days late responding to her message and then proceeded to spill my guts to her.I then went to the bathroom and cried it out for a good 15 minutes.Y'all trust me when I tell you I needed that soooo bad! Emotional release is something we can all learn to utilize when coping with life.Sometimes you just got to cry it out to help you figure it out yo.
I am definitely in need of a pick me up and birthday do-over (sans the stomach virus).I am not even sure if shopping can fix this.It can't.I ordered some things yesterday and I still feel blah.Maybe I need another fake break from the blog.Who knows? A good spring cleaning of my house and vehicle maybe just what I need to overcome this slump...if only I could bring myself to get started.The joys of being 29.
I also think I will add a new 'do to my list.As much as I love my flexrods, I loathe putting them in.I took these pics on my birthday after I came from the beach with my besties.I was too tired from not partying ( I was sick, hugging the toilet) Friday night to flex rod my hair as planned. My curls usually last longer than a day, but the way that beach air was set up, you can only imagine what my 4c hair was up to. So when I got home to celebrate my b-day with hubs, I quickly went and grabbed a head wrap, threw it on my in a fake bougie way, and gelled my baby hair down before the king of KINGS! This bomb headwrap comes from a locally black-woman owned business called Shop Feline.I have a few other headwraps from them I will be bringing out for the summer so stay tuned. All hail the headwrap; the bad hair day saver and baby hair encourager! I may have been dying internally, but I didn't have to look like it especially on my birthday.
The inspo behind this whole look was centered around this bomb skirt from Midget Giraffe. I am a bit obsessed with their Ankara prints and the fact that it is owned by two young black professionals *grins in black excellence. As a repent offender of print mixing I grabbed my ruffled striped top to give my skirt an extra touch of femininity and fun. Blue and white striped tops are the new white classic blouse. DO.NOT.DEBATE.ME.ON.THIS.I accessorized with gold earrings and my fave gold cuff I stole from my mom. After 2 years she finally saw me wearing it and realized I thieved it from her. It's not my fault , she shouldn't have raised a thief.
Shop each piece by clicking the pic!
My lovely gladiator sandals ,which I actually wore last year on my birthday, are long gone. They were a steal for $7.50 on www.gojane.com a few years back.They are surprisingly comfortable and I always get tons of compliments, even though I have only worn them twice in the past 2 years.If you never got your gladiator fix I did find a similar style for $12 you can shop here (you're welcome ladies *wink).
My lovely navy bag ,which I used as a neutral with this printed look, is from Cocovann. It is constructed of Saffiano leather and it's gold hardware really gives and upscale appeal. This leather satchel can easily go from work to 'work it girl' after hours and can be worn year round. It may be my birthday month but I want to give a little instead of just giving so use code CARIBBEAN40 to get 40% off any bag in their 2016 collection (code valid 4/21-/5/21).Shop my bag here or shop the 2016 here.
I am just a work in progress, but aren't we all? I'm still trying fugure this life thing out and stay sure of myself.I don't mind having questioning moments or even low ones as long as I can snap out of it.
I am moving past this week's meltdown and in true Aries optimism , am looking forward to what the future may hold *here comes the anxiety, where is my paper bag.I am learning daily about me and life and what I need to be happy and maintain my sanity. I really like you guys so I want to share those ups and downs and maybe we can grow together. Surely you guys aren't perfect and are a mess (somewhat) like me *crosses fingers.
If you are reading this, I am probably trying to prep for next week's blog or just simply fussing with bae.Fussing gives me peace lol.It's the Jamaican way.
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