Fashion, Passion, and Activism

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1A0A8822.jpg1A0A8872During the summer of 2014 and with zero expectations, I decided to embark on my next life chapter.

Getting dressed everyday was simply something that I had grown to love. One day, while sitting at my desk scrolling through Instagram, I happened upon OOTD’s (outfit of the day). At first, I thought that this was just a group of men posting pictures of men’s fashion that I happened to love. What I quickly discovered was that there was an entire culture surrounding not only men’s fashion, clothing, but also blogging.

After one year of posting OOTD pics, I decided to launch my own blog site. I was hoping to share my unique love of menswear inspired by one outfit at a time.

I’ve always considered myself good at merchandising and allocating. What I didn’t know was after a year and a half, what simply started out as a hobby had evolved into this passion project and altering decision!!!

If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m naturally hard on myself in creative concepts (just like on the basketball court). This past winter, I can truly say that my evolution and transition really began. I am blessed to realize that I’ve been given this amazing opportunity to change lives. My voice on my blog and social media has led to many public speaking opportunities and encouraged my becoming an activist.

There is always more to life than a picture, and yet, these pictures help to inspire other various lifestyles. The irony of all of this is I wasn’t one of the original bloggers that started more than 10+ years ago and yet, in my short 3 years, I can honestly say that what has happened to the culture of blogging saddens me. So many people are imitating others and quitting their jobs, why… because they think that social media and/or blogging is the easy way out. I’m sorry if this offends anyone and I’m not trying to be disrespectful… but it is the truth!!!  Each of us has the power in our grasp to inspire and encourage creativity and uniqueness. One of my hopes is that more and more people will understand how powerful their voices are and choose the right platform to inspire change.

Wearing:

Overcoat Theory | Size X-Small | Similar here

T-Shirt COS | Size Small | Similar here

Jeans ‘Women’s’ Hudson Jeans | Size 28 | Shop here

Hat Publish Brand | One Size | Shop here

Shades Pared Eyewear | One Size | Similar here

Sandals ‘Women’s’ Birkenstock | Size 7 | Shop here

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