Eastern Market.

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Haiii chic-ers (I made that name up, like it?)!  I’m ecstatic about sharing another post with you all & this deals with finding personal style.  Yup, I’ve been there & I’m pretty sure you all have as well.  I mean, I’m finally cultivating my style & coming into my own, but it took me what feels like eons to get to where I am NOW.

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I had a love/hate relationship with my personal style: from looking at ghetto fab chicks at my high school to trying to hang on to my preppy/boho style.  Then college hit (styles I def don’t wanna relive) & I was experimenting all OVER the place: from having highlighted hair, tanned skin, & clothes to show off my tanned skin.  My turning point was when I interned at Nordstrom & worked at Banana Republic:  from there I began to hone in MORE on a minimalist, classic, but edgy kinda style.  The more I felt comfortable…I dated a guy who didn’t approve of my style (too bougie **Rolls eyes**) and I started to revert back to my style back in high school/college…again not only did my style became lost…so did I.  And it got WORSE when I moved to Michigan.
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Everyone in Michigan was one of two things:  Basketball wife/LAHH star in training…or awkward/boho black girl…it STILL WAS NOT ME (working at F21 didn’t really help either).    As I grew over the years…I came into my own & so did my style, which is (and will always be) Minimalist, edgy, chic, but classic.  I wanted to showcase this on my blog as my COMING OUT moment: I’m proud to be an individualist, honey! **Snap, snap**

Eastern market is the perfect backdrop for this story:  it’s quaint, beatnik, yet still has an unstated cool about it.

Until, next time Chic-ers!
**Besos**

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Sleeveless Vest: Express (Similar ) | Jeans: Express | Crossbody: Karl Lagerfeld (SimilarSimilar) |Booties: BCBG  | Nude Bodysuit: Forever 21 ( Similar, Similar) Necklace: Forever 21| Visuals: Jerome Pack

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Change.

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A Change will Do YOU GOOD!!!’ -Sheryl Crow

Miss Crow knows EXACTLY what’s she’s saying in that song, because it completely resonates with me in this new cycle in my life:  I was toiling & souling my life away at a corporate job.  The money was great, the exposure was phenomenal…but at what cost?

MY HAPPYNESS.

I started to get burned out.  I started to zone out (which is worse) until I  cried out to God so he could direct me towards my purpose.  He led me to re-discover my passion: which has always been fashion, art, & dance.  So I took a chance & walked away from my $45k job to pursue my career.  I gave my two weeks & two fangaz to do what. I. LOVE.  Since then, I couldn’t feel more refreshed.  Just like myself…Detroit has undergone change for the better, including the Detroit Q-Line which myself & my fave photog rode FOR FREE (until June 30)!!

To all those stuck in a rut…take a risk, make a change, & BREAK AWAY (by the amazing Kelly Clarkson).

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Top: Forever 21 | Tribal Printed Pants: H&M | Clutch: Cameo De Bore | Sunnies: Forever 21 | Sandals: Target |Photography: Jerome Pack