Yesterday, I went to Macy’s Trendspotter event. Houston Fashion Bloggers let me know about this event. I thought I’d stop by after work.
Looking at my past outfits of the day (OOTDs), I’ve realized I have been a bit tomboyish as of late. I love polka dot print. I was feeling funky today so I wore my black and white polka pants.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Houston’s new style. Houston is quickly becoming a hip place for fashionable young professionals. Thank you to all those who allowed me to capture their style for my blog.
Special thanks to Macy’s and Houston Style Magazine for putting on the event. Check out the talented people on the Trendspotter = host committee:
Keagan Noelle Stylist, Feyi Omodele Stylist, Jon “Cabby” Caballero The Class Room Men's Boutique, Phillip Adesulu JPR Styling, The Houston Fashion Bloggers, Zoe Jackson-Jarra Stylist, Chigozie Anaele Designer Kachi Designs, DJ Fanci, Ahrif Sarmui Writer/Contributor Huffington Post, Chris Huston R&B/Pop artist, SoutherNewyorker Kavachi, Chris Manfredi Futurist & CEO Connect Strategies, Brittany Sweetnam Stylist, Southern Gents’, Shalanda Turner Live Life in Style Blog, Marquis Trill MC/YouTube Personality, Nadia Palacios Lauterbach & Gabriella Aliberti Mon Venin
Next week on May 2nd, I am turning 24 years old. I usually don’t make a huge fuss over my birthday but this is going to be my last birthday for a while in Houston. I need to spend it with the people I love, doing things I enjoy.
I am the type of person who loves birthdays but I spend most of my time planning for others and making sure people enjoy their birthdays that my own birthday often gets overlooks. This year, I’m not going to wait for someone to surprise me or throw me a party.
This year, I’m going to avoid those incredibly mundane birthday dinners. I’m using my extreme over-planning skills to plan myself the most epic birthday week I can think of. Why? Because I can finally admit to myself that I deserve it.
Here’s a peek at the schedule (below). Click on the picture for the Google Doc for the birthday week lineup. Yes, it’s that serious.
The document will be updated periodically, with times, prices and locations in the document.
If you’d like to see new places in Houston, feel free to come with us. All you need to do is comment with an RSVP on the Google Doc. If you have any events you thing I should add, let me know!
** warning: when you see the Google doc, you’re going to think I’m anal retentive. I am, about certain things. I hope you enjoy my birthday as much as I do!
This Spring Break, my sisters and I decided to try out SXSW in Austin. It was fun hanging out with all the hipsters. We saw Kendrick Lamar perform live. My sister and friends went to Solange’s and Trinidad James’s concert. Here are my OOTDs. Enjoy!
I have realized one thing: I need to get a better phone. My sister has a Samsung Galaxy SII and she took some pictures and recorded some great clips at the concerts.
Hey y’all it’s been a while! We have some catching up to do, don’t we? Let’s start with some things that have been taking up my time.
I have been event planning or hosting quite a bit lately. Here is event #1: our first inaugural Ugly Sweater Party
We had the party at church and decorated the room with wreath, lights, and Christmas decor. We even had a photo wall, which was really just a wall covered with Christmas wrapping paper and a paper Christmas tree. The paper props were from the dollar section at Walmart and my bestie Jessica provided the festive headbands and oversized glasses from The Dollar Store. My sister Dee (of “DeeKoDee tales“) took the vibrant pictures.
We played an ongoing Truth or Dare card game (once again Walmart dollar section for the win!).
We sang karaoke. We ate.
We had an Ugly Sweater fashion show and competition
Here are some shots from the photo wall:
I had always wanted to attend an Ugly Sweater Party and I was glad Dee and I were able to host one. Special thanks to my sisters Dee & Ineye, as well as my bestie Jessica for helping set-up. Thanks to our church, Braeswood Church, and the Singles’ Department, for sponsoring. I appreciate I was stoked to have Bunmi and all our wonderful guests there. I hope we can do this again sometime :)