I’ve never been embarrassed about where I’m from. I grew up in Prichard, AL, not quite the suburb of Mobile, AL. Prichard was and still is considered the ghetto or hood by most people. Primarily due to the crime rate. The city is deemed merely 1% safe on a crime index (with 100 being the safest).
My grandparents raised my siblings and I. I always thought we were safe. Crime and drugs were around us, yet they kept us grounded, taught us values and encouraged education. Lawd, Charlie Bell (granny) kept us in church. I can remember going to Sunday School, Church service, evening service and whatever program going on (LOL!); however, I wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world.
I can remember my grandparents being strict. We weren’t able to do what most kids did on the weekend – play! Honey, we were cleaning floors, dusting, laundry, shaking rugs, & anything else she thought of. We couldn’t walk to the corner store without her supervision. She would stand on the porch and watch us walk to the store and back. Looking back on it, she did better driving down there! LOL!! But those were the days!
We NEVER wanted for anything. Ever. They made sure we knew the Lord and that we could be whatever we imagined despite where we came from. I’m from the hood. And darn proud of it! 💪🏾😬
The graphic tee is certainly a wardrobe staple. Once considered the weekend -cleanup – lounge around – wash the car wardrobe and paired with sweats, shorts and flip flops, BUUTTT thank God for evolution. The graphic tee has had a high fashion make over. The graphic tee is no longer considered the “throw on” tee; instead, it is a fun and fashion-forward piece that can help add YAS to any outfit. Everybody has at least one graphic tee in their wardrobe, meaning that anyone can get with this look. 💁🏾♀️
Because a graphic tee will become an instant focal point for your outfit, it’s important that you choose the right tee to suit your style. If you have any tees in your closet that you haven’t worn in a while then now might be the perfect time to dig them out: they are highly loved and sell online for hundreds of dollars! Yes, you read that correctly! So y’all know I was excited when I browsed Polka Dot Posh tees I found them not only affordable, but CAYUTE (cute)!!!! I browsed the site and had a hard time choosing my fav. LOL. I decided to go with one that represented my faith: Blame It On Jesus #Blessed. By the way, if you’ve been following me for a while on IG then you the Glow up is real. 😆
With this look, you don’t have to stick to the minimalist fashion rules with ways to wear a graphic tee. Feel free to add sunglasses, jewelry, and a funky belt or even a floppy hat to accessorize your look. I decided to add a ring belt to add a small flare! Check out other tees on Polka Dot Posh! Tell her I sent ya’!