Something Old

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I tend to overlook old pieces but I’m less eager to do so these days. My dress, belt, and denim shirt in this look are very old. But, they gave me new life when I paired them with thigh high socks and my boots.

I’ve thrown out or given away so many clothes from my closet and then later regretted it. I’ve started fashion hoarding, my closet is spilling out all over the place…I can’t help it.

I’m hoping to use my organizational skills to get that in order, but in the meantime I’m having fun digging up something old.

P.S. Doesn’t snow look beautiful…I’m OVER it!! Get gone snow!

Dress- Old
Denim Shirt- Old
Boots- Lola’s Shoetique
Socks- Forever21
Parka Jacket: I borrowed from my sister. It’s too cute to leave it alone.

Sunday Style

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Happy Monday! I’m kickin’ of this Monday with some Sunday style. Sunday is probably my most stylish day of the week. I love dressing up and heading to Church. My day job is in a warehouse. My style options are limited for my safety. On the weekends I can truly express my creativity and have some fun.

I love this skirt. I’ve worn it here and here before and each time it just worked. I paired it with my pale pink knit sweater, color-blocked heels and red coat. I felt great in this look, but I think it had more to do with my hair than anything else. I asked my sister to cut my crochet braids and she gave it this great shape. It really gave it new life, now I’m compelled to keep it for longer than I had planned.

Can we talk about the cold in NYC for a minute? I’m just so over it. This weather is compounded by the fact that it’s impossible to shoot or get any work done. The life of a style blogger is never easy but the cold makes it significantly harder. Thankfully it warmed up yesterday and I got to shoot this cute look. I’m looking forward to spring…

Skirt: F21
Sweater: F21
Shoes: H&M
Coat: My mom

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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Everything I do is motivated and inspired by my pure love for black women, so when Tamara of Baydian Girl nominated me for this award I don’t think she knew just quite how honored I would be. This isn’t an actual award it’s a really great way to get to know and show support to other bloggers. I hope it will at least put a smile on the face of the people I nominate. They all inspire me. Much love! Thanks again Tamara!

The Guidelines

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the 10 questions sent to you.
Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate seven blogs.

Q&A

1. What’s the best advice you’ve received?’

Be human. As a black woman raised by other super hero black women we tend to put everything before ourselves. We don’t allow ourselves to be vulnerable or taken care of by others. Being human frees me of all shame or guilt and empowers me to get up and move forward with dignity.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

Grenada. That’s home. It’s beautiful, peaceful and inspiring.

3. Flats or high heels?

High heels. I feel most beautiful and confident in high heels.

4. What was the last book you read?

Manage Your Day to Day: Build your routine, find your focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind

5. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Lack of passion. I just can’t. You can’t truly live without passion.

6. Who inspires you?

I say this a lot but black women. I can’t get over our resilience and beauty. We’re awesome.

7. What’s your style?

I really just wear what I love! I’m just having fun. Style shouldn’t be a burden.

8. What’s on your musical play list?
I’m on a soca high right now.
Band of the Year- Machel Montano & Patrice Roberts
Too Real- Kerwin Dubois
Happiest Man Alive- Machel Montano

9. What’s your number-one chill spot?
Home. I love being home.

10. What’s your philosophy?

I have a few but these two are hanging close these days:

With Passion or not at all.
When the worst thing that could happen to you, happens to you…life really begins.

My Nominees

1. Adia of Love, An Introvert
2. Vic of Vic Styles
3. Chanel of Melissa Chanel
4. Drea of The Drea Daily
5. Tiffany of Tiffany Refined
6. Candice of Candice Vanwye
7. Kari of The Kari Diaries

My Questions

1. What is your purpose in life?
2. How do you stay motivated as a blogger?
3. Who are your biggest inspirations?
4. What are some ways we can better support each other?
5. What is your proudest accomplishment?
6. If money was no object, what would you do all day?
7. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
8. What’s the last book you really loved?
9. Apologize or ask permission?
10. Beach vacation or European vacation?

Looking forward to hearing from you guys.

xoxo,
Nia

5 Black Celebrity Wedding Photos…

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The wedding photos belonging the Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson currently hold the title for “this is how you break the internet.” They DID THAT!! But they got me thinking about other black couples that would have broken the internet with their wedding photos if they released them real time at the height of their careers. Of course the internet (as we know it), Twitter, and Instagram were not around at the height of some of the couple’s careers but let’s just imagine that they were…So in the name of Valentine’s Day and black love here are 5 black celebrity wedding photos (that would have broken the internet):

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7 Unexpected ways my winter getaway improved my productivity

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About three weeks ago I took a trip to Hudson Valley for some renewal and rejuvenation. It was a great trip, such a nice escape from my day to day life. When I returned to my regular scheduled program, I took my queue from Marshawn Lynch and turned on my version of #beastmode. I’m still blown away by all the things I accomplished last two weeks. Everything from nailing a meeting with the COO (at my day job) to finalizing plans for the P&J Apparel one year anniversary celebration. Here are the 7 unexpected ways my winter getaway helped my productivity:

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