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

Happy Bloggerversary

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Hey guys! I cannot believe that it has actually been a little over a year since I started my blog, after all the years of putting it off the first year came & went in the blink of an eye. My first post went live on December 11, 2018..I went into it with no real clue about blogging, how it actually worked or if this was something I could even be good at. I started with what I had (my iPhone 7+, a Chromebook & a vision) and just went for it. I knew I had a passion for fashion/style and was pretty good at writing so combining the two was perfect for me.

Over the past year I’ve been trying to figure out what direction I wanted to take my professional life in (I currently work in healthcare) but I always knew I had a strong interest for all things Fashion/Style so, I wanted to start a blog to see if that held my interest. Believe it or not there are people who live off of blogging (sponsorship’s, brand collaborations etc) alone, it has really become a game changer in recent years. Needless to say my interest is stronger now than it has ever been! It’s been my creative outlet this past year and my interest has grown so much since starting this blog. I knew I needed an outlet to help me express my creativity and a space where I could write and share it with whoever was willing to read it…even if that person was just me, LOL. I’ve received such good feedback over the past year which has been especially inspiring during my moments of doubt. Blogging looks so fun and easy on the outside (it is really fun) but it is far from easy. The main thing I think I’ve had trouble with is consistency, I’ll either go weeks/months without a single blog post or back to back posts…there is really no in between. Not really surprising to me being that I am an all in or all the way out kind of human, LOL.

For this particular shoot I had a completely different outfit in mind (which involved a skirt) but decided to go with this sort of monochromatic look instead. It hasn’t officially become Winter yet according to the calendar, but as far as I’m concerned once the temperature goes below 40 degrees It’s definitely winter in my book, LOL. If you’ve been reading my posts you already know I absolutely DESPISE the winter time, more particularly being cold in any capacity. I’ve been a big fan of Faux Fur for some time now and this Nasty Gal coat was love at first sight! I’m giving rich auntie tease in this entire look, it’s such a vibe! I’ve been wanting to do a monochromatic look and although this isn’t entirely all one color it is close enough, LOL. The blazer and pants are both from Pretty Little Thing and how come none of y’all never told me that their clothes were mediocre at best…or maybe that’s just my opinion. On the web sight the pants looked completely different than the paper thin pants I received in the mail, not to mention the fabrics didn’t match AT ALL. I was completely unhappy with the entire purchase smh but decided to make the best of it.

One thing blogging has taught me is that dedication is truly the key ingredient to accomplishing any goal, nothing happens if nothing happens. If you don’t have the passion or the drive than you don’t have the result(s), period or periodt…whichever one you prefer LOL. We live during a time where everyone has some type of side hustle so it’s easy to get caught up in other people’s lives but focusing on their results won’t get you the results you’re trying to get. Keep up with what you have going on even when you feel like nothing is happening, It’ll all pay off in the long run.

The internet can be a really weird place sometimes, your biggest supporters are often times complete strangers…while the people you’ve known nearly your entire life never even mentions your blog. I’ve always thought that was so strange until I realized not everybody will recognize or celebrate your accomplishments and that’s fine, I’m finally starting to get that now. That’s why I’ve always thought it was important to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments, even the small ones; even if you’re the only one cheering. Learn how to be your own cheerleader and motivation, keep going and grinding even if no one is clapping because trust me they see everything you’re doing even when they claim not too.

Nonetheless year one has been super dope and inspiring, I cannot wait to see what I come up with in the next year. As usual my mind is overflowing with ideas…being a creative with this much creative energy is overwhelming LOL. I’ve learned so much already and look forward to learning a shit ton more, I’m especially excited to watch this blog grow and see where it could take me. I talked about this in a post before but I think the hardest part about starting something new is just starting…that really is it. The process/journey is where you learn all the things you’ll need to progress, but if you don’t start you don’t learn shit. You can watch all the YouTube videos, read the blogs, listen to the Podcasts, so on and so forth and still not learn a fraction of the things you’ll learn from just doing it yourself. Those resources are helpful but experience is priceless. So if you’ve ever read any of my posts, sent me a message, left a comment, shared my photo(s) on Instagram or even the ghost readers, I thank you all! Seriously, it means a lot to me :). Year 1 down! So many more to go, stay tuned!

Me at my future house recording an episode of MTV cribs, LMAO! does that show even come on still? I just gave away my age LOL

Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

Xx, Quita