I’ve never been one to save items I like for a special/certain occasion. If I’m really into something, I will wear it right away (life is too short, where yo’ stuff 😬?) Like, I am going to wear the crap out of these camo heels 😌. Do you have a favorite outfit to the point that people would think you didn’t own other shoes/clothing? 🤔 Well, here is mine! It has been one week since I’ve owned the camo heels & I’ve already worn them to a speaking engagement and to Wednesday’s night church service 💁🏾! Do ya’ thing!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love switching up my hair color around this time of year. My favorite way of doing that is rolling up my sleeves and getting the job done… myself! Well, doing it myself cost me my hair… literally🤷🏾♀️🙆🏾! In 2-3 days, I went from being blonde, blue, taupe, pink, teal, blue & back to blonde🙁; all this in efforts of trying to achieve the color grey. Trust me, y’all, it was not pretty lol! It’s fun to play with different hair color, BUT let’s stick to the professionals, people!
I started blogging back in 2013. To say it’s been easy would be an understatement. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing; I struggled with formulating ideas and making them clear on the blog. Several months into finding my way in such a saturated field, I met some amazing women and reconnected with friends from the past. It was so exciting to have my friends root for me and encourage me along the way. Surely they all meant well and wanted the best for me. After all, they are my friends.
I can remember my granny saying, “You don’t have to do anything to anyone for them to mistreat you.” Well, it took me a very long time to realize that. Over time, I’ve reached out to many women and collaborated/worked with some amazing women in the industry – but I soon realized not all have the same intentions or heart. Many of them were very pleasant & enjoyable, while others seemed to have a cold heart.
I wanted to use today’s post to encourage each of you to evaluate who’s in your circle. Are they worthy to stand in such an intimate space? Your friends are there to support, sacrifice, & even suffer with you. Whatever it is that you desire- do it. Despite who comes in and out of your circle, continue to do it with your head held high. YOU GOT THIS!
I tend to believe my personal style has evolved due to all the above mentioned. When I started blogging I didn’t grasp that it meant to display something of self: personality. I found myself mimicking other fashion bloggers until one day I realized ‘This can’t be the blogger life. I’m bored as heck. AND THIS ISN’T ME!’ It may sound dumb- but I thought I ‘had’ to behave a certain way or my blog or fashion style had to be a certain way.
When I stripped myself of that I started being ME. I wanted my personality to shine. I wanted everyone to know who YOUNGATSTYLE really was. After weeks of revamping SELF- I started to enjoy blogging and interacting with my followers.
Get this- I STOPPED CARING what others had to say about MY style. Some days I feel like wearing colors, subtle prints and most days I feel like wearing a basic tee and denim. My mind is ever changing- and I like that about ME! I stopped putting myself in this box of how they wanted me to dress and I started being what I wanted people to know.
When people ask what’s your style don’t put your self in a box. Just say: my style is whatever the day brings!