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Living Legends

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This past week I had the humbling honor to be a part of the second Queen B Ladies L.i.T (Legend in Technique) Ball. It was organized by my beautiful friend Januarie York, who is also a blogger you can find her at The I is Never Silent. She honored 30 women for excellence in art, humanitarianism, and sisterhood. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

 

The ball honored black women who work extremely hard in their technique who may not have otherwise been recognized. All of this recognition was in the name of a wonderful woman Blanche “Queen B” Boone- Jackson an Indianapolis poet, friend, and all-around wonderful woman who died in 2014 from complications of a stroke. All of the proceeds from the Legend in Technique Ball went to Stroke Awareness.

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I had planned to document so much more but I was just overwhelmed by the presence of tangible Black girl magic to say that I was overwhelmed was an understatement. The evening began when the DJ played Beyonce, Flawless, and it changed the entire energy of the room you could smell the confidence being passed through every woman. I thought does Beyonce know what this song does for Black women?  To be in the presence of so many beautiful women that evening left such a warm and exhilarating feeling. I encountered women some of whom I knew before the ball and some that I meet for the first time who are legends in their own right. I share a connection with these legends and it created an unforgettable bond.

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As I stood there holding my award with my peers I was overcome with emotion. I will now live with this experience forever. I will hold myself accountable for achieving my goals even more than before.  I know that the possibilities are endless and that women can empower each other without malice or jealousy. We embraced our scars as a part of our beauty and we expanded our wingspan to soar to our highest potential. This moment was about more than slaying.

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Jumpsuit: Eloquii, Shoes: Nine West, Clutch: Charming Charlie, Earrings: Charming Charlie

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The Perfect Outfit for the Office

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Cheaters always prosper or at least they do when it comes to what to wear to the office. I have managed to wear a dress in the office almost every day. I make the most out of my wardrobe so the dresses I wear for play also need to have a dual function so I can wear them to work. When I am short on time in the morning I throw on a dress and pair it with a jacket (sometimes I keep a blazer or a blue jean jacket in my car, just in case.) Adding a blazer is the perfect cheat it makes everything look more professional.
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If you are looking for a new job this summer getting dressed can be a challenge. It’s too hot to look stuffy and traditional suiting actually looks aged. Especially when you stand a chance of being more dressed up than the person interviewing you. Don’t underdressed just keep in mind that a maxi dress will always look too relaxed and just say no to anything sheer. Here is the formula one traditional piece plus one relaxed item plus tailored details equals success. If you wear a flowy midi-length skirt I would pair that with a collared shirt with a belt and a closed toed shoe.

 

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