Were in the 20s in another century but who says you can’t get inspired by the styles of the past. I honestly inspired by every decade of styles; each time had its own flair of style that spoke/speaks of the time and the occurrences that were happening in certain years.
Like for instance, flapper is a style of dress but to be a flapper meant you were showing your contempt for social and political rules at the time. You were choosing to push against the strict rules of clothing, you loved jazz, you danced a lot, and you looked great while doing it.
It always interests me just how linked history and style are, they are both influenced by each other. It’s the feeling, it’s the time, it’s the art, it’s the history, it’s the style all linking together.
So, this is me being a flapper for a day, I must say that with it being 2020, with me rewatching both great gatsby’s recently, and with me watching 1920-1930s Harlem footage of some of the clubs of the time I had to try out the style.
Photos shot by Michael King.
Happy New Year y’all! May it surround you with what you need and may your flame burn bright this year!
I know that any day is a good day to ignite newness but this day signifies a new year in so many minds. One intention that I am incorporating more into my life is trusting in the plan more through the next 365 days. (or 366 if 2020 is a leap year 🥳)
By trusting in the plan, I mean trusting the flow of things and releasing the need to know almost every aspect. When the flame in my shot burns, it moves and dances with the flow around it ya know?
Flow is a necessary thing, even in structure, purpose, when taking/working towards a direction that calls you in life, when planning, when creating, and delivering. It ultimately helps you to adapt and get in the zone. When I’m in the zone I’m not paying attention to the extremes, in that moment I’m paying attention to the task at hand.
This means taking actions and working with the flow, not against it. Yep, it can be distressing when you don’t know certain aspects when taking the action and that’s okay. I understand it’s the nature of life and there is natural order and purpose within it. Even if there are unperceived pitfalls, we all have them. And though they may be trying/not fun whatsoever, at the end of the day after feeling my feels, acknowledging my feels, and working through my feels… I understand that you should trust in the flow of your process while moving through it. Yeah, it’s easier said than done I know, but in this place we’re human beings, not all knowing beings.
So in this new year trust and flow are some keywords for me. I’m excited for what’s to come. Hellooo 2020! ❤️
It’s the time of the seeeason for red dresses and confetti!
With 2019 almost over and 2020 almost here I wanted to post a farewell look to the year. Its been a year of understanding within myself. A lot of inner learning and un-learning, A lot of ups, downs, and in-betweens and a lot of facing them. I learned more and worked more on boundaries and all in all I feel more secure within myself. I’m excited for 2020 and to discover more, I know it’s been said a lot but hahaa I have to say it, – roaring 20s here we come!
So, with this look, I paired a red bodycon dress that was gifted to me with black pumps. I like pairing red and black a lot, to me those colors compliment each other pretty well. I think it has to do with the two colors being so different that they offset and bring out some of the best of each other.
The two cute kitties joined me for a couple of pictures Mini and Snow, they are under my sisters watch, she’s taking care of them until she can find them a nice home. They’re both so cuddly and friendly and they deserve to be happy and loved for the rest of their lives. I’m sure if my cat (Goldie) and Button spent some time getting to know them they’d become cat buddies in the end.
Well, in closing I’d like to say Happy holidays and Happy New Year! May it be a great one.
December and sweaters go together like sauce and spaghetti, (usually) so I wanted to bring out one of my favorite sweaters. This is a sweater I thrifted, honestly, you tend to find the most interesting clothes and items at the thrift store, It’s a treasure chest of finds you didn’t even know you’d find.
This is an oversized link sweater and its color combination is so striking to me.