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Outfit of the Day: Bet on Black

May 13, 2021

I never underestimate the power of a good statement tee to bring an outfit home. And when in doubt, I always bet on black — you really can’t go wrong in black. This Outfit of the Day is pretty much all black everything, save for the pop of burgundy on my lips and on my feet, as well as the gold accents.

“… being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience …” Colossians 1:11

T-Shirt: Love Black Culture
Jeans: Amazon
Sneakers: Air Jordan 1 Mid SE
Necklace: Etsy
Earrings: Amazon
Canine Confetti: Courtesy of Ryley the Mini Dachshund
Photographer: Dash

Thinking about the message of my T-shirt (*say it louder for the people in the back!), I always bet on Black — my people, our culture, our art, our expression. We are so dope! I wish that others would love us as much as they love our culture. I’ve heard it put this way: They want our rhythm but not our blues. I think you know the theyto whom I’m referring. We’ve seen it far too often. They love everything about us (our dances, out music, our vernacular, our natural features, etc.) and try so hard to emulate us, but when it comes down to it, don’t even fix their mouths to give us credit for our brilliance that they co-opt, acknowledge our contributions or stand up against the countless injustices we face on the daily. Le sigh. Hopefully someone gets the memo when they see this shirt. Even if they don’t, I’m still gonna serve this Black girl magic on the reg!

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Outfit of the Day: Love to Lola

February 8, 2021

This Outfit of the Day features the designs of one of my favorite people, my friend Lola Wusu! Today happens to be her birthday (Happy birthday, girl!) so I thought I’d to show her some love by posting the look I pulled together featuring her dope Genesis Portrait Crew. Side note: When the people in your life step out on faith to create something on their own, support them. That goes for clothes, books, art, music, food — you name it. Show up for your people!

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Lola is just a vivacious, beautiful spirit. Her love of life is contagious and it’s no wonder that the sweater incorporates the phrase “live to love.” Her family name, Wusu, means “mighty warrior” and, according to her website, “That’s exactly who this line is for; those mighty warriors for whom fashion meets community, for those who want to look good, do good, feel good. Every. Single. Day. Just like Lola.” This idea of being a mighty warrior resonates extra with me — an MS warrior fighting every day to not let my chronic illness get the best of me.

I absolutely love the bold simplicity of the sweater. The rigid white lines plus the pop of red in the lips combine to create magic on the ultra-soft black crewneck sweater. I had to mirror that aesthetic by putting on a red lip of my own. And I took the pop of red a step further by breaking out my beloved Air Jordan 1 x Anna Wintour/Vogue collabs.

Genesis Portrait Crew: Wusu & 4th
Jeans: Amazon
Sneakers: AJ1 “High Zip AWOK” (Nike x Vogue)
Hair: Braids by Meme Ford
Photographer: Deborah


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