Category Archives: Features

My TEDx Talk: How I Found My Heart in a Walk-In Closet

In April 2014, I was one of 15 speakers at the inaugural TEDxSyracuseUniversity event.

Here is my bio: Timi Komonibo is a graduate student at Syracuse University from Missouri City, Texas. Timi has a fashion and lifestyle blog ( where she discusses topics ranging from fashion to travel. She recently started a fashion nonprofit called STYLE LOTTERY, where she advocates for sustainable fashion and fashion philanthropy.

Style Lottery wins a Fast Forward award!

Here’s a little about the award:

Thirteen entrants—both individuals and teams—have been selected as winners in the Fast Forward competition, in which the University will fund student projects that demonstrate how Syracuse University and its students can have a positive impact on the world. The winners presented their ideas for the Chancellor, Board of Trustee members and fellow students at the Fast Forward event as part of the Chancellor’s Inauguration. The student projects will be awarded grants of as much as $1,500 to fund the completion of their projects.

This award has been just the time of encouragement Style Lottery needs. I have been hosting closet swaps for quite a few years now. It’s been a lot of work to coordinate, but they’re always worth the “trouble.” Cheers to bigger and better swaps in the future! Following the presentation, I ended up in the Daily Orange newspaper: Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.13.03 AM

I Was Featured on College Fashionista!

I was featured on College Fashionista last week. I got to know the photographer, Melissa Martinez (photographer who took Ashley’s street style pictures) and was impressed with how easy she was to work with.

Here is a snippet of the feature:
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The entire the photoshoot was a lot of fun. My attire was for the slightly breezy day, which is a rarity in the Syracuse Springtime. Below are some of my favorite photos from the shoot:

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I’ve started playing around with mixing prints and patterns, so this outfit was a fun way for me integrate both into a grad school-appropriate outfit.

My Portfolio

Hello to those of you who are new to!

Allow me to introduce myself professionally:


Here is my resume:


Many of you are well-acquainted with my fashion-oriented side, but haven’t seen me operate in a professional arena. I will create a portfolio tab on the navigation menu so you all can occasionally check in and see what I’m up to.

Thanks for reading,

Timi Komonibo
“Naturale Chronicles”

My Guest Post at

Living at home does not make you a loser.

There. I said it. Now we can all move on with our lives.

Hi, my name is Timi. I’m a 23 year old teacher, and I live with my parents. 

…You still there? What, no laughter? No judgment? Oh, that’s right. I’m in the same position as 85% of young Americans. I’m not ashamed of it anymore, but I once was.

google search “living at home” = this photo. HAHAHAH!

When I first moved back to my hometown for work, I was dragging my feet the entire way. I love my family, and I’d missed them while I was gone, but I was not ready to co-habitate with them again. Honestly, I had lived by myself for the past year and enjoyed the opportunity to live in solitude and do whatever I pleased. So to me, moving back home initially seemed like a tying a leash around my neck. Dramatic, I know….

 Read the rest of the story at

Don’t worry it has a happy ending!

P.s. Shout out to Evelyn for the hilarious pictures!

The Versatile Award

Although, I’m too late in getting to this, I want to give a special shout out to MIQ from Three Descriptors who nominated me for a blogging award.  This is awesome, especially because I was sure only my mom read my blog I just started style blogging this year. I’m excited and humbled :).

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This rules for accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass this award along 15 or 20.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Here are my 7 random facts

1. I am a bit of a klutz and I’m very goofy!

2.  I lurveeee Kiwi Strawberry Snapple & Kiwi Strawberry Arizona tea….juice in general.

3. My life-long dream is to moonlight as a wedding singer.

4.  As a child, I wanted to have red hair and freckles.

5.  I love traveling adventures and going to new places! That’s why I started the JumpHouston blog with my buddy, Tobs.

6.  I like singing in any place that echoes.

7.  My dream car is a Mini Cooper

It probably too late for this but I have to pay it forward. I nominate:

I’m Houston Fashion Bloggers’ “Blogger of the Week”

Hey peeps! The past couple of weeks have been very busy, with school closing out and a lot has been going on. Just wanted to stop and share my “Blogger of the Week” award from Houston Fashion Bloggers:

I’m humbled to be given this nomination by the talented bloggers at Houston Fashion Bloggers. I’m also excited and encouraged by all the encouraging feedback I’ve been getting from family, friends, and even strangers. I started Naturale Chronicles for people who, like me, who were going through a transitioning time in their lives. Whether it be graduating from college, moving to a new city, going natural, changing up your look, I relate to you in some way. I want to share my experiences with you so we can learn together.

Naturale Chronicles has:

Style- “What You Wearing?” and “Sunday Best

Food- “Good Eats

Adventures- “Jump Houston” (co-written with Tobs)

Crafts- “DIY Machine

Natural Hair- “Naturale Chronicles

Click the links to check out the posts!

————————More news!!———————–

June 1st is Naturale Chronicles’s 1/2 birthday! To celebrate NC turning 6 months old, I will be having a giveaway!! Stay tuned for more details.

NC currently has 30 followers and 3,000 page views, and that’s just enough encouragement for for me. I look forward to more adventures and collaborations in the future. Thank you, supporters and readers, for letting me be me.