Well, the shop is, not me. I'm at my parents' for a bit which means no outfit or product photos for a while. I also don't have access to any clothing I'm selling, or any clothing at all because I like to pack light. Bummer. But in the meantime I'll probably just be doodling. Here are a few quick pictures I've drawn in the past:
I drew this when I was thinking about how there should be an honest to goodness African Disney princess. It's entirely color pencil:
It's a-ok to think you're great! In these times I feel like women being proud of themselves and their accomplishments is frowned upon. We're so quick to list what's wrong with us we don't even think about what's right. It's like we're not allowed to say "I'm awesome!" but men most definitely can (yes I went there). Think about something you love about yourself and celebrate it. It's definitely not "bitchy" to love yourself and the things that make you, you!
I used to hate my profile, my legs, my arms. I would tell myself that I'm too awkward, too weird. I'd hide all the quirky things that made me Jacque. I used to secretly blog for fear that people would judge me or laugh. I'd pretend to like things I didn't and I was blunt and brash to hide my sensitivity.
Well all that was tiring..... so I quit! I love my body now. I still need to workout for health reasons but I'm content with how I look. God made me this way for a reason and I think it's horrible to hate something God lovingly made! I also stopped hiding and "came out" as a blogger. I'm not shy anymore when it comes to expressing my passions or emotions. All those people I feared don't even matter. I've received nothing but positivity! If anyone's whispering behind my back I don't even hear it. Am I still just as flawed as before? Yup! But I embrace my flaws along with what I love about myself and I'm very proud of my accomplishments!
If you were in love with someone else wouldn't you show it off? Update your Facebook status? Tell all your friends? So why be shy about loving yourself? Why downplay things you should be proud of? We put so much stock in being loved by others that we forget it starts within. Of course, being conceited doesn't cut it. Celebrate yourself, be happy for yourself and everyone else, and you will be much happier!
P.S.check out Shameless Maya who felt insecure putting herself and her work out there for fear of looking silly or desperate. This is her first vid, after watching go to her channel and watch her latest videos to see how much she's grown and how far she's come by celebrating herself (hint- she has come very very far!):
Each week I'll be featuring a fierce lady who marches to the beat of their own drum! This doesn't have to only be fashion or hair. A LIONESS is anyone who is brave enough to be themselves!
This week's LIONESS is Simone, a stylish naturalista whose style (and hairstyles) changes with her mood. Check her out!
Where are you from?
I am from Upstate New York.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a 20-year-old, fun loving, and embracing individual who adores all things beauty related. I enjoy spending my free time with loved ones and exploring new things. I am also a junior in college and a communications/public relations major. I've had a passion for blogging and social media since the 10th grade. Today, I manage my own blog (Nappily Ever After) & YouTube channel (NaturalistaNeff) in my spare time. However, it wasn't until college I realized I could make a career out of doing what I enjoy most, helping and connecting others through media networking.
Well not really shaved it so much as came home late from the library, used a giant pair of scissors, and just hacked it off then went to bed....but either way it's gone! Like pretty much all the way gone. I guess this was my second "Big Chop". Click here to read my first hair post.
So my title has little to do with the contents of this post, I'll explain that later. Right now? We're going to talk about the wide leg pants revival!
I say revival but I don't think they ever went away (just ask Miss Folake from Style Pantry), they were just overshadowed by skinny jeans... then boyfriend jeans... theeeeen high waist riding pants..................anyway, the point is our wide leg friends are back! Everyone from Solange Knowles, to Janelle Monae and even Miley Cyrus have been rocking these pants and of course I had to style a pair myself, but in pastel colors!
Once again I opted for no jewelry because I'm a simpleton haha. But besides that don't these pants look super groOooOovy?
What do you guys think of this trend?
Now to explain my title. Have you listened to Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories? If not you're missing out on the smoothest 70's throwback album I have ever heard! Seriously the moment it starts you want to hop into a drop top car and ride to the beach...well, if there were beaches in Kansas..or if I had a drop top car. Check out a snippet of one of my favorite songs from the album- "Get Lucky" ft Pharrell:
The shiny suits? The see-through guitar? Pharrell looking super fine??? GET. IT.