This year I was asked to be on the blogging team for Detroit Garment Group’s annual FashionSpeak conference. If you’ve never been before, FashionSpeak is a one-day event hosted at the One Woodward building downtown that focuses on the business of fashion. There are panel discussions, keynote speakers, live demonstrations (I got to see two students make shoes this time), and a “Meijer Merch Search,” where three small business owners get to pitch their product to Meijer executives. Instead of being a regular conference-goer, I was asked to interview costume designer Phoenix Mellow, the keynote speaker for the event, and write a blog post about my experience at this year’s conference. How cool! Thank you to the Detroit Garment Group team for thinking of me and allowing me the opportunity!Read More
#ProjectYouToday is Liz Louize's body positivity campaign that encourages women to celebrate who they are in this exact moment. Far too often, women hold themselves back from things out of fear of not being "thin enough," "pretty enough," "smart enough," the list goes on and on. We set these unattainable expectations for ourselves, knowing that they are unreasonable and farfetched, and then tear down our self-esteem when those "goals" are not reached. Maya Angelou once said, "You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody." As women, we need to remember and understand this. We are all on this earth to serve a purpose. We are beautiful, inside and out, and we should not wait until that "perfect moment" to start enjoying our lives.Read More
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Luxury Garage Sale’s pop up shop celebration in Birmingham with a handful of other Metro Detroit bloggers and influencers!
When I walked into the shop I was in awe of how many pieces they had! It was almost unbelievable to think that people had given their luxury items away to be sold for someone else to purchase - and for such low prices, too!Read More
Now, I know what you're thinking: "Where can I get a JORD watch?!" And you know I've got you covered, as per usual. I'll be doing a giveaway of a $100 e-gift code to use on JORD's website! Click here to fill out the form to enter your name for a chance to win! Only one person can be the winner (sorry, y'all), but EVERYONE that enters will receive 10% off. So really it's a win-win! You haver until April 15th to submit your name.Read More
As a self-proclaimed bargain shopper, I always try to take advantage of a good sale. A few weeks back, Zara had a really good one, and I got some great pieces that I am so pleased with!
I ended up ordering a pair of pants, two tops, and most favorite piece: an oatmeal-colored suede coat with a pastel pink lining.Read More
I'm really proud of myself for all of my accomplishments. I made a list of things I wanted to get done this year, and while I didn't check off every single box, I believe that I set a good foundation that will carry me into 2018. Read More
Last month I happened to be scrolling down my Instagram feed when I saw one of my sheroes, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth, post a video about the new Teen Vogue Summit in LA this December. After watching Elaine talk about how amazing the Summit is going to be, I immediately clicked the link in her bio to check out the cost of the tickets. Now, as a two-time Teen Vogue Fashion University alumna, I don't know why I was surprised to see that the Summit is pretty pricy, but I let out a little gasp anyway for dramatic effect.Read More
I turned 24 on July 1. As I stated in my last post, I usually host a birthday dinner with my friends to celebrate me turning a year older. But this year I wanted to switch things up. Not only did I have afternoon tea with my girls to celebrate my big day, but I also took a trip to New Orleans for the Essence Festival with one of my besties, Bailey.Read More
I'll be 24 next week. Ahh! This year is seriously flying by. Since we all have our own agendas, my friends and I use my birthday as a time where we can all get together and have fun. For the past few years I've planned outings for us to do (it's usually a dinner at a local restaurant and then some random activity following shortly after), but last year I wasn't in the mood for some reason and didn't plan anything at all! It felt weird not seeing my girls. So I went ahead and got back to the tradition this year.Read More
On one of my commutes home from work, I drove past the Detroit Historical Museum and saw a sign outside that read "Fashion D-Fined: The Past, Present and Future of Detroit Fashion." I immediately got excited because I knew that meant there was an amazing exhibit inside for me to check out.Read More