Creating your own lane

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When I finally decided to start my blog I brainstormed for awhile all the things I wanted to incorporate into it to make it true to me. What parts of myself should I include to differentiate this blog from all the others? This, for awhile, had me stumped…not because I didn’t know what I wanted to say but I didn’t know how much to share. We’re all multifaceted people with so many different sides and perspectives…it finally hit me that the secret ingredient was me. Not a single soul can do me better than I can and the same goes for everyone else. I think we get so caught up with how will we stand out that we forget that being yourself is simply enough, authenticity is always in style. I’m not a flower girl, at all, but sunflowers have held a special place in my heart for some time now. There’s something so bright and cheerful about having them around. Since I’m always struggling with hand placement during my shoots…I decided to add them to these photos for aesthetic purposes and for something to do with my hands lol. One thing I was 100% certain of was that I didn’t want this to just be a blog where I post pretty outfit photos and that’s it. I wanted to create a space where I could be myself freely, without limitations and judgement. I know there will be some people who judge regardless, and that’s not my problem, but I didn’t want to limit myself because of that. Yes, this is primarily a fashion blog but it’s important to me to still be able to have real conversations while connecting with my readers. I wanted to be able to write and be relatable all while looking fly.

Speaking of real lets talk about these little Debbie back rolls πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈidk if it was the top or the way I was positioned but yeah… there they’re. I don’t know how to edit out back rolls so y’all gonna get them today lol. Real ass bish give a fuck about a back roll ( In my City Girls voice)

Lately I’ve become a big fan of A-Line skirts, with them being so comfortable and versatile there’s not much to dislike. The length has got to be my favorite thing about them, they’re not to long or short making them the perfect all occasions skirt. Me standing at 5 2′ definitely can appreciate a skirt that compliments my height. Long skirts can be such a hassle when they’re constantly dragging on the ground while short skirts are altogether a headache…both styles are cute but for a more relaxed fit I go with the A-Line style. This skirt in particular is so comfy and chic, the material is so lightweight making it the perfect skirt for the summer heat. I purchased both the skirt and bodysuit from Forever 21, prior to this I hadn’t shopped there in nearly a year. For me Forever 21 is either hit or miss, this time around definitely a hit but I’ve had enough misses to last a while lol. Style Tip: Do not buy their jeans, ever….Thank me later πŸ˜‰. Forever 21 is one of those quick fashion places but good quality items are sometimes hard to come by. The bodysuit is super comfy and the material is a dream, I already want to rewear it again with some type of denim. It’s a little revealing while exposing lots of side boob but side boob ain’t never hurt nobody! That is if you’re apart of the B-cup crew lol otherwise I’d advise against it.

Being a creative can sometimes be mentally exhausting, there’s always an idea for something constantly running through my mind. Always trying to come up with new ways to create content while staying true to myself. It’s gotten to the point where sometimes I feel like I may go crazy if I don’t get these ideas out, even if it’s just jotting it down on a piece of paper so I don’t forget. Creative tip: When something comes to mind write it down as soon as you can, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve come up with ideas and totally forgot them by the time I thought about it later. I hate that! My notes in my phone are filled with ideas, I can always refer back to them when I’m in a creative block. In this creative field I think it’s so important to remember why you started and remain grounded, everyday won’t be a good one. Some days you’ll get a lot of views some days you’ll get two, it’s just the way things are. You’ll come to a couple bumps in the road but nothing you can’t get over. The good part about staying in your lane is there’s no traffic, so you can move at your own pace; stay consistent but don’t rush. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the speed limit because there is none, you determine how slow or fast you’ll go. I’ve found quality over quantity to be the best strategy when it comes to blogging. This week I posted two posts, it maybe awhile before that happens again lol but my point is this is my space, my pace. Don’t let the internet rush you, there’s nothing worse then promoting crappy content just to keep up with the Jonses. I know I haven’t been doing this long but I do appreciate the ones who do read it and even message me complimenting me, y’all the shit! Some people will support you others will pretend they don’t see you, either way keep doing your thing. Hard work and consistency always pays off in the end, it’s your lane, let them catch up eventually. Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

Xx, Quita

Dear Summer…Let’s break up

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With Summer in full swing I have to stop and apologize for my radio silence over the first half of Summer…if you’re wondering I’ve been having a pretty low key Summer. After my birthday it seems my energy went straight to shit and my tolerance for this heat just wasn’t there (who else has been dying during this heat wave)? Between mercury retrograde and the sweltering temperatures I haven’t had much of a desire to leave my house lol gone are the days of waiting til Summertime for all the festivities to begin.

I remember being in my early 20’s and me and my friends would count down the days, hrs, minutes & seconds until Summer finally arrived; just so we could go on our annual road trips, bar hop, party and drink all night long. If anyone ever asked me, What’s your favorite season? I’d proudly say Summer! Now I explain how Summer is cool but Fall is bae lol. With all due respect to Hot Girl Summer I’ve been having a pretty cold girl summer myself but I’ve been cheering all you hotties on from the sidelines lol. Can we just take a moment and appreciate how dope Meghan the Stallion is, she’s really started a trend with this whole Hot Girl Summer thing and I ain’t mad at it. Not to mention her flow is crazy! Shout out to all the seasoned hot girls from the the Cash Money Era lol. I think we all can agree that she’s having the best summer ever. I wanted so bad for it to be a Hot Girl Summer but it’s been more of a working girl summer for me and honestly I’m not complaining. One thing I do enjoy about Summer is a good two piece set!

Are we feeling the hair clip trend? I am…for right now that is lol but it definitely seems like I’ll be over it momentarily.

I like to refer to two piece sets as “lazy girl fashion” simply because they’re easy and practical, all the work is basically done for you. You don’t have to worry about finding the right top and or bottoms to match when the pieces are either identical or made to go together. No fuss style and look fly, I’d say it’s a no brainer! This particular set is from H&M and you will never believe how much I paid for it (Drum Roll Please)….$10! I already had the pants in my on line cart but I didn’t see the top until I actually went into the store. I was scrummaging through the sale rack (as usual) and found the pants on sale for $6 and the top for $4, I was to hyped lol. I was skeptical at first about wearing the pieces together because I wasn’t sure if the matchy, matchy, look was for me but I’m so glad I didn’t second guess myself. After not finding a single top I liked to go with the pants I said fuck it and grabbed the top, at $4 I couldn’t resist. To give it a little more upmh I chose to tie the top in the front and left all the buttons undone, I wasn’t a fan of wearing it as is.

When it comes down to style Summertime is just not my favorite, I mean don’t get me wrong, I will show up and I will show out BUT summer style is just so blah to me. On the days where the temperatures are being disrespectful the only thing I’m concerned about is being cool and in as little as possible 😩. For this shoot I literally didn’t start shooting until after 7:00 pm, the sun will not have me out here sweating half to death being an actual Hot Girl lol.

My attempt at a Hot Girl move nearly broke my damn neck lol I thought it would be cool to put my foot up on the tree trunk and nearly slipped right into the grass smh. The grass was damp, my 6 inch heel was about 4 inches deep into the soil and my foot kept slipping right off of the tree 😭. My knees kept buckling and I’m tryna hold my balance…the whole thing was a damn mess lmao but anything for the shot right? How’s your summer been going so far? Have you been living up to the Hot Girl title or more on the colder end of things? I wonder if I could be a part time, lukewarm, Hot Girl? You know the bomb ass auntie who comes out occasionally but never stays to long and in bed by 10? Lol…I do have a few looks I wanna wear before summer officially ends so be on the look out for more posts in the upcoming weeks. I know I been slipping, again, but Summer understands. It’s not you, it’s me…Lol. It’s officially August and summer is moving right along, Let’s end the Summer on a good note. Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

*Shoes and bag both from Boohoo.com*

Xx, Quita