Bloggerversary/ Happy New Year

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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 😂.

Where are my feet? 👀😂

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

Xx, Quita

Power suit, Power moves

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Hey girl hey! So, I know what you’re thinking, Does she have on another suit?? And the answer to that is YES! Lol, I do but I have my reasons for it. Aside from the fact that I am utterly obsessed with wearing suits I was inspired by our new Vice Present elect, Kamala Harris! I know I can’t be the only one who was ecstatic when they saw that cute little video going around Instagram when she called President elect Joe Biden...

“We did it Joe…you’re gonna be the new president of the United States” I shed a thug tear 😭.

I was at work when the news finally broke and I could barely contain my excitement! After days of being left in limbo I was relieved to hear that Trump was finally getting his ass out of the White House, although he’s not going down without a fight 😒. Whatever your political views are is none of my concern, however, I think it is a huge milestone to not only have a woman as the next Vice President of the United States but a woman of color at that. African Americans went from not being able to vote at all, from fighting for equal rights for decades (still til this day), to having our first African American president Barak Obama to having our first female African American Vice President, Kamala Harris. For me and plenty others it’s a big deal, I feel so blessed to have witnessed such milestones and I’m only 36. To see that kind of representation in the White House is bomb af and I couldn’t care less who disagrees with me 🤪. Do we have a long way to go? ABSOLUTELY but I feel like we’re off to a positive start.

I know I wasn’t the only one who yelled, “Yassssssssss sis, I know that’s right!” When she came out to Mary J Blidge wearing an ivory Carolina Herrera suit, she was definitely giving the girls a look and a word. She delivered her victory speech with class, sophistication, elegance, poise and a dash of sass…a woman of her caliber I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Now let’s get into my lewk! Although my suit isn’t even a fraction of the cost of hers I still feels it’s super bomb and vibrant. I’m not a color girl at all but I saw this orange suit on Boohoo and knew I had to have it. I’m more into muted colors like nudes, black and even white but the occasional pop of color always serves he girls just right. What I liked most about this suit was the double breasted blazer and the slight shoulder pads. Exaggerated shoulder pads have been having a moment and these were perfect.

The star of the show for me were the sunglasses with the chunky chain attached. I’ve been seeing these floating around Instagram for months now and finally got my hands on a pair from Amazon, although they weren’t very sturdy and the chain kept falling off they served the purpose for this shoot.

Aside from fedoras sunglasses are probably next up for my favorite accessory. They are the perfect “you can’t see me but I can see and yes I am silently judging you” accessory 😂.

I don’t know what the next four years will hold but I am absolutely sure that it has to be better than the last four, I’m not at all into politics but I am not oblivious to the type of “leadership” we have in the White House currently. I have faith that these two will do good by the USA and vice president elect Kamala Harris will do so while wearing a fly ass suit! Fingers crossed 🤞🏽.

Until next time

Xx, Quita

Co•ord•in•ating

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Hey girl hey! So, If you’re new here there’s two things you should know about me, One: I’m a suit lover…I am absolutely in love with suits! While I’ll always love a man in a suit there’s something about suits that make me feel so bad ass when I wear them in the most feminine way. Two: I’m a hat connoisseur, my absolute favorite accessory is a good hat (particularly fedoras). In this instance the two paired together worked so well to give me this cool/edgy kinda vibe, while not trying too hard. I purchased this beautiful green co-ord set from Shein and was super impressed with the quality. Let’s just take a quick moment to discuss how Shein has definitely stepped their game up when it comes down to the quality of their clothing. I remember my very first purchase from Shein had to be over 5 yrs ago…it was a tan, wool, knee length, trench coat, which I still own til this very day. Although the quality was decent the sizing was way off, LOL. I’m pretty sure I ordered a regular sized small woman’s coat but the coat I received was giving more of an extra, extra, small fit. I could barely fit anything underneath it the sleeves were so tight and when I raised my arms the sleeves hit my elbows 😂😂😂. It was super uncomfortable but it was cute and back then I chose cute over comfort all the time, LOL.

When I saw this set on their website I knew right away that I wanted to wear it with a cool pair of sneakers, I originally had a pair of Jordan 1’s in mind (Another fun fact: I’m by no means a sneaker girl BUT Jordan 1’s have my heart LOL) but I decided to wear these Nike blazer’s instead. Now, I’ve had my eye on these sneakers since around April but never really could 100% commit to spending my coins on them, LOL. I mean to me they were cute but something about them were off, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but something wasn’t speaking to the fashionista in me. If i’m gonna purchase a pair of sneakers it has to make sense for my wardrobe and at first…these simply did not.

That is until I started to see them EVERYWHERE…LOL. I was minding my business on Instagram one day and every fashion girl had them on while I’m frowning my face up like, “well damn, I know those aren’t the wrestling shoes I had my eye on months ago” LMAO! After going to the real style/fashion inspiration site (Pintrest) and seeing a couple more pictures I was inspired/sold. Quick Rant Moment: It’s 100% okay to be INSPIRED by peoplesome people would rather paint a house with nail polish than to admit that they were inspired by something you did. They’ll Swear they didn’t see what you did/wore but show up in an identical look. Its okay sis, we ALL get inspired and it’s perfectly okay to admit that. WHEW CHILE, LOL.

The only complaint I do have about the shoes is that they do run about a 1/2 size to big on me, I ordered my normal size and I definitely have plenty of space in the front of the shoe. Quick story time: I actually wore these for the first time to the airport recently and felt like Bozo the clown 😂 I swore these looked like boats on my feet, LOL. I flopped all through BWI and still missed my damn flight! Probably because my shoes were too big, SMH. But that’s a story for another day. On the other hand I don’t really have any complaints about the suit aside from the fact that it makes me look even shorter than I already am. For some reason I feel like the length of the shorts chopped of an inch & some change and standing at 5 2′ 1/2 I really can’t afford to lose any of my inches, LOL. Believe it or not I wore a bikini underneath and it actually worked to perfection. I’m not sure why Shein thought a white, clothe, ribbed, bikini would work in water but it did work perfectly fine underneath this suit/co-ord set. I plan on purchasing it in every color because it’s definitely the perfect lounge wear set. Speaking of lounge wear can you believe that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic 🤦🏽‍♀️.

Visual representation of me trying to figure out what the hell is 2020 trying to prove 😭

Can you believe I still can not get used to wearing a mask with every damn thing, SMH. And if the pandemic isn’t enough we’re right on the verge of the presidential election and wheeeeeewwwwww chiiillleeeeeeee 😩America is ghettoooooo baby! I’m not gonna get into politics here but I will say God bless us all because we’re gonna need all the help we can get 🥺. On a lighter note Fall is here and I am loving all the Fall feels! On this day it was a beautiful 73 degrees outside and I was loving it! I still haven’t had anything pumpkin spiced but I have ordered a shit ton of Fall scented candles and started to rearrange my wardrobe so there’s that, LOL. I am all for easy style aka suits and co-ord sets this Fall because if I’m being honest I haven’t really had the energy to put into putting an outfit together. We’re coming up on the holiday season and I’ve already started to think about what I’m gonna wear to the living room for Thanksgiving 😂. What can I say my family expects me to bring a “look” to the table every year and what kind of person would I be if I let them down, LOL.

I’m just honestly ready for this year to be over at this point, I’m not gonna set the bar to high but 2021 gotta be better. Like seriously what else could possibly go wrong?? Oh God let me not say that LOL seems like this world loves a challenge 😩. Until next time…

Xx Quita