Next stop — Orange! This was a quick trip on our colorvenure (orange was a little harder to make work than I realized! I definitely need to get a better handle on pre-planning my posts/outfits for the color themes) nevertheless, we started our orange adventures at #CurlFest 2019 at Randall’s Island! This year’s melanin festival was by far one of the best. I was skeptical of the new (super far) location but I realize now, more space made for an even better time! So many beautiful black King and Queens graced the space with vivid colors and outfits, curls, coils, and everything in between. In the midst of strangers, I felt the most comfortable to be around people, my people free to be exactly who we want. One of my first stops was to Moshoodat’s crown collection for a taste of royalty.

Layered dress: Asos // Sandals: Asos// Shades: Aldo Accessories Curl products: Mielle / Shea moisture / Vanilla lotion

Next stop was to Creme of Nature’s booth with my babes & fellow writer @ShakeleSeaton Friends that slay together stay together! We had such an amazing time, I’m feeling the vibes all over again as I write this out lol

Layered dress: Asos // Sandals: Asos// Shades: Aldo Accessories Curl products: Mielle / Shea moisture / Vanilla lotion

A little more chocolate with a few different flavors! When I tell you these girls hold a special place in my heart, I mean it. No need to be greedy, I got mad friends that’s pretty! Layered dress: Asos // Sandals: Asos// Shades: Aldo Accessories Curl products: Mielle / Shea moisture / Vanilla lotion

And a special shout out to my number one girl, and soon to be newly wed Amani or Mani Cakes!! Love you past the moon boo Layered dress: Asos // Sandals: Asos// Shades: Aldo Accessories// Bag: Kate Spade Curl products: Mielle / Shea moisture / Vanilla lotion

I truly felt in my element. Nothing can top that. Layered dress: Asos // Sandals: Asos// Shades: Aldo Accessories Curl products: Mielle / Shea moisture / Vanilla lotion

Curl fest wasn’t only promoting good hair, but also good skin! And if you know me, you know how hard I go for stuff that truly works. This is skin care I trust, by us for us. UrbanSkinRX for the win.

August 16, 2019 I turned 26 in Palm Desert, California. Bae and I took a quick trip to the desert and never looked back! Our first trip on a special day, truly couldn’t have worked out better. I feel older, a little more mature, i feel loved and like I’m moving with purpose. This is 26. Tye Die top and pants set: Shop Akira // Box bag: Kate Spade

Anybody else obsessed with these lashes? Courtesy of FlutterLashes Tye dye top and pants set: Shop Akira // Box bag: Kate Spade // Sandals: Asos

Tye dye top and pants set: Shop Akira // Box bag: Kate Spade // Sandals: Asos

Tye dye top and pants set: Shop Akira // Box bag: Kate Spade // Sandals: Asos

Going back and looking on every day leading up to 26… they asked if I had any regrets? My answer is always no. Every good and bad decision led me here. I wouldn’t change a thing, but I’d go back to feel a couple things twice. Tye dye top and pants set: Shop Akira // Box bag: Kate Spade // Sandals: Asos