Mustard Sweater Dress & Why I love my #girlgang

March 7, 2018

Beret: Zara, Dress: Topshop c/o Nordstrom (available in black), Boots: oldsimilar, Backpack: old, similar

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you're all cuddled up in some cozy pj's on this wintery Wednesday, at least my east coast friends. Wasn't it just last week that we were thrilled about 70 degree weather?! And they say climate change is fake *eye roll* Anyway, it's been quite a week for me. I turned 27 last week and I gotta say it was the best birthday. I took the day off from work went to brunch with my boyfriend, wandered around the park drunk and then went home and napped because, yes I've officially entered my late twenties. Over the weekend I celebrated with another boozy brunch (you can see how I like my brunch ;))  with friends and ended up singing my heart out at karaoke with a group of college friends who I hadn't seen in years. It was the best impromptu reunion; it couldn't have gone better if we planned it. I was high on love and life this weekend and I felt so much joy. I hung out with the friends that helped shape me to be the person I am today and I feel tremendously grateful to still have my crew.

Growing up requires overcoming obstacles and fears and spending time with friends this weekend reminded me that having a support system is so important. My mom always told me that your college years will be the most memorable. You'll find your independence (even though you'll keep discovering it in your twenties); you'll meet your BEST friends, and you'll have the greatest memories. She was right. My support system are the friends I mainly met in college; I have two best friends from HS that I can't forget, but the friends I met at Rutgers are still my dear friends today. Having people in your circle, encouraging you, laughing with you, crying with you, celebrating with you -- it's absolutely necessary. My girl gang is comprised of lawyers, event planners, fashionistas, actors, models, activists, feminists, and make up artists and I'm blessed to call them my friends. The beautiful thing is to see how we've grown together and independently; how our dreams and plans have changed and how life together is still so much fun. 

In honor of my love for my #girlgang, I wanted to share with you an event that I'll be speaking at in April. If you're in the tri-state area come hang out with me and some amazing ladies at Conscious Queens! Conscious Queens is an event for the gals in your life to celebrate community, achievements, beauty and strength. The event will feature small business owned by women of color, showcase art by community artists and will be hosted with some lovely ladies who will be sharing their stories. So come by on April 7th, tickets are $15 and this year all proceeds will go to a graduating  senior to assist with first-year college expenses! Celebrating women and donating to a worth cause? Sounds good to me! If you can't make the event but still would like to donate, click here

And to all my ladies out there, keep supporting, inspiring and loving each other!

Thanks for reading today's post.


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