I seriously remember it just being the summer and I was going through one of the hardest times in my life and now it’s the holidays and I have oh so much to look forward to. During my 7 months of pure depression and self loathing, I could not see past my pain. I did not think I would smile, laugh, enjoy others company or love again. While the love part is completely out of the question for a good amount of time, the others are happening and frequently for me. I am finding happiness and its not because of anyone else but myself! This journey has been arduous and I have wanted to give up and frankly I fell off the path a plethora of times but I am so proud of myself for continuing no matter how often I was beat down, discouraged or attacked. I am without a doubt understanding the significance of the quote: “I am Woman, Hear me Roar!”
Last Sunday I was invited to visit the Embassy of Haiti for the DC Haitian Ladies brunch (check my IG under #dchaitianladies for more pics) and I wanted to wear something classy, comfortable and “me”. This BaukJen jersey drape dress was the perfect choice to meet my requirements. The color was fitting for the occasion and the season. While the dress is a bit too fitted to wear alone to a daytime function, topped with a tweed jacket from Ann Taylor ( similar HERE), it was perfectly balanced. I pulled my hair back in my favorite half up/half down style, threw on my sequin gold Shoe Dazzle pumps, and with my vintage Gucci purse on my shoulder I was out the door and ready to celebrate my culture with my Haitian sisters!
I do not know how many more posts I will have before the end of the year but I want to deeply thank everyone who visits the blog, retweets, regrams, comments, offers me advice, spreads posititivity and encourages me every single day. I may not have the chance to respond to everyone but please know I cherish you all and cannot wait to take 2015 by storm!