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Summer Style Inspiration Look Book 2018 Pt. 3

"In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature's way of forcing change - breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place." ~ Susan L. Taylor
Hey hey sweetie pies, how is it going?! I live for fashion, regardless of the season. I love experimenting with summer fashion with fun and bold colors. Summer time is party time and why not let your look showcase that? If you haven't seen Part 1 or Part 2, feel free to check those out.  For part 3, I wanted to experiment with bright colors and prints in particular. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright bold colors - ranging from clothes and accessories to cosmetics. I also tried to incorporate some trendy accessories such as slide on mules and basket bags. I hope this inspires you to maybe try something a little outside of your comfort zone. Feel free to use my look books as inspiration, after all that's what they are here for!  Make s…
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Summer '18 Trend Watch : Straw Handbags

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." ~ Maya Angelou
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One trend that I have been obsessing over lately is the straw bag. You have probably seen this trend on your IG feed or through Pinterest. At first sight, I didn't think I would like this trend. The idea of straw itself made me itch lolz. But this once frumpy and overlooked handbag has been upgraded and I don't hate it! Whether you are in need of a crossbody or an evening bag, there are stylish straw options. Check out my top suggestions below!

I did a bit of searching and these are the ones that stood out to me the most. I l…

Dance Resolutions - Update

"You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you." ~ Josephine Baker
What up sweetie pies! I was looking through my blogging notebook - which is where I keep my ideas. I noticed that I haven't done an update on my dance resolutions! I definitely feel like I have grown as a dancer as well as a teacher! It makes me feel really good to be able to look back and notice that I have achieved some of my goals. You can read all about it below!
This is the updated post from a previous post. You can check it out here.
Dance Resolution : Take More Classes I definitely wanted to begin taking more classes and I am so happy to say that I have! I have been trying to train and learn as much as I can. I have taken ballet, hip hop, modern, contemporary, ballroom and jazz classes. I have also been teaching a lot and it helps me ten fold! In order for me to be a good teacher, I have to be a great student!
Dance Resolution : To not be afraid to be mysel…

30 By 30 - 30 Things to do before I am 30

"Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face." ~ Carol Moseley-Braun
Any Leo babies out there? With my birthday month being next month, my mind started to wander. What will I do? Do I want to be bothered with putting something together? From there, I started to do some deep thinking, like where I want to be years down the road. I have some time before my 30th birthday but that is the next "milestone" birthday for me. I think part of that is because of the perceptions that we are taught subliminally. Assumptions aside, I still have quite a few things that I would like accomplished by the time I am 30. Continue reading to learn all about my "30 by 30", thirty things that I want to have accomplished by the time I turn 30. This isn't in any particular order.  I know a lot of my readers are around the same age so feel free to share what it is that you hope to accomplish by 30. Feel free to drop a …

May and June Favorites 2018 - What I have been loving lately!

"The important thing is to realize that no matter what people's opinions may be, they're only just that - people's opinions. You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself. And let that be that." ~ Mary J. Blige
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Hey hey sweetie pies! Things have started to pick up a bit around these parts. I have been really busy with teaching and working on a few dance things here and there. Plus with personal endeavors, your girl has barely had time to slow down! I have had the chance however to dive into some new products and such over the past two months. A few skin products as well as a lot of music! If you are interested in hearing what products that I have b…

Self Care Series : We need to Talk

"I'm convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over." ~ Janet Jackson Hey hey sweetie pies, happy Thursday! I hope you guys enjoyed reading Tuesday's post where I shared 3 things you need for a successful dance career. I enjoyed writing that post. I am going to try to write more dance related posts such as that from a professional perspective. 
I am striving to be more transparent with you guys - especially here on my blog. I need to be completely honest with you all. I have not been practicing what I preach lately. I always talking loving yourself and taking care of yourself and honestly I feel like I have let that go. I had an anxiety attack on last week and it was the scariest thing! It scared me so much that I called my mom. (Anyone else call their mom for like everything?!) After I had explained to my mom what had been going on with me - one of the first…

3 Things You Need to Have a Successful Dance Career

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am." ~ Michelle Obama
Happy Tuesday sweetie pies! I hope your week is off to a great start! I often times get asked by students or others about my dance journey as well as different dance tips. One of which I got asked recently was "What do I need in order to have a thriving and longing dance career?" Now even though this isn't a question I get often; I feel like my response could be of value since I teach, judge and perform currently. If you're interested in this post, then check out the ultimate 3 things you need (in my opinion) to have a successful dance career. 
Work Ethic While this may sound like a given, you wouldn't believe how many dancers aren't prepared for the work. I am talking…