Hey girl hey! Let me first start off by saying Happy New Year, Happy Black History Month, happy new president, happy new black female Vice President & happy 2 yr Bloggerversary to me. I took these photos back in early December with the sole purpose of posting them for my Bloggerversary which was mid December. To be completely honest I didn’t like these photos at first, 🤦🏽♀️ I’m not sure why but they ended up being pushed into my “maybe I’ll use them someday” file. Fast forward to the end of January and a couple edits later and I finally had a change of heart & thought to myself, now why would I never let these photos see the light of day? They’re actually cute and somebody gonna see these photos! Lol
When I thought about what I wanted to shoot to commemorate my 2nd year of blogging, I thought about how we’ve been stuck indoors for most of the year and decided I’d shoot something inside. I was largely influenced by the “Instagram photo shoots” I’ve been seeing all over Instagram as well as Pinterest and decided to do that instead of shooting outdoors. All the influencer’s have been throwing up a sheet and adding cute little props while shooting in their own homes, since we’re technically still in the middle of a pandemic and should still be inside. I’m not even gonna lie I wasn’t the most efficient this past year when it came to blogging and I blame that on Ms Corona, she definitely came in and showed her entire ass (and still is if we’re being honest)😒. I work in healthcare on the front line and I’ve had some incredibly stressful days while working during this pandemic, to the point where my blog was probably the last thing on my mind. Besides that there wasn’t much to shoot being we were stuck in the house wearing lounge wear, stuffing our faces and increasing our wine intake. I figured the last thing anybody cared about was fashion (surprisingly myself included) so I didn’t blog for most of the time we were in quarantine…
The thing with that is I am naturally a creative person, fashion for me is not just about getting dressed up and looking fly. I wish it were that easy but for me it’s an outlet, it’s a lifestyle and sometimes when I’m in a slump, it’s a lifesaver. It keeps me sane, it allows me to take all my energy and use it to create and that is something I will never take for granted. I literally couldn’t imagine not being a creative person…whew how boring. I’ve been blogging for over two years now and even if not a single soul reads my posts I’ll still create, I’ll still write, because in the end it is for me. It’ll always be for me, first.
So with that mentality I went into Home Depot and purchased a sheet that costs me less than $10, pulled out all my 2020 Vogues, reached for my favorite accessory (a wine glass) and boom! The set up looked like something straight off of Pinterest, LOL. Now for the fit I went with this Nasty Gal double breasted pinstripe suit that I am absolutely obsessed with! Funny Story: I purchased these pants first (months before I even saw the blazer) with no particular look in mind but I thought they were too good not to get. They’re SUPER long and me standing at a strong 5 2’ I was drowning in them 😂.
Even with the heels on I was standing on these damn pants 😩, I started to get some hemming tape but I didn’t. I couldn’t imagine wearing these out and walking on the bottoms all day, not to mention I absolutely hate when my pants drag the ground. Like I HATE IT, it’s so gross to me when they get all dirty and damp from being on the ground 🤢…I’ll throw the pants away. Lol. Now while the pants tried to embarrass me the blazer is another story! This blazer is so perfect, it fits great and is double breasted. I ended up getting the blazer after I already had the pants and the two were obviously meant to be. I’m not even sure why I didn’t see it when I purchased the pants but whatever, better late than never. The two paired together is such a match made in fashion heaven.
So we’re already into the second month of 2021 and I’ll say it’s pretty much been 2020 reloaded 😂. The highlight for me so far has been the Inauguration that recently took place. That had to be the most stylish, eye pleasing, Inauguration I’ve ever watched! Like I stated in a previous post, your political views are just that, yours and none of my concern BUT you have to admit that the girls did not come to play this year! The star of the show for me was my forever First Lady Michelle Obama wearing that plum/burgundy Sergio Hudson outfit! Baby when I tell you I had to contain my excitement when her and President Obama walked in because I was at work, whew! I mean the hair, the fit, the confidence, the walk…ughhhh she definitely ate the girls up!! Another favorite look of mine was first daughter Ashley Biden’s tuxedo she wore with the undone bow tie! I was in freaking love 😍, it’s no secret that I am a suit wearer/lover and the undone bow tie was the icing on the cake. I mean a fashion rebel in the White House is definitely a breath of fresh air and I am soooooooo here for it! Oh and let’s not forget President Biden’s grandchildren served lewkssssss honey but the young lady that wore the dress with the Jordan 1’s holds a special place on my best dressed list 🙌🏽. And while we’re on the subject I know I wasn’t the only one who peeped the man running down the steps in the Dior 1’s…I mean y’all know those are my favorite sneaker EVER and to see them during the Inauguration was iconic!
How has 2021 been for you so far? I mean I don’t even count January ever because it’s always some leftover bullshit from the previous year lingering around in January. Not to mention January ALWAYS seems like the longest month of the year or is that just me?? IDK but we’re in February which is black history month (although black history is all fucking year) and I’m rooting for everybody black (word to Issa)! Now that January is history let’s really start the new year…
Until next time