04, 08, 2017

Local Adventures: Chasing Waterfalls with prAna

I’m not an outdoorsy girl by any means. Consider me the sit at home and binge watch shows on Netflix or get dressed up and go to dinner with my friends kind of girl. Every so often though, I like to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and do something different.

A few months ago while I was perusing on Pinterest, trying to find some local spots that would be a decent backdrop for some pictures, I stumbled upon a beautiful waterfall that I HAD to visit. Outside or no outside, there are just some parts of God’s creation that you gotta see.

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23, 06, 2017

A Weekend In Pittsburgh

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of serving as an ambassador for the Hustle HER Way Summit in Pittsburgh. It was my first time ever visiting the city so I decided to make it a road trip with my girl’s. I even tried my hand at vlogging so that I could give you all a better look at the weekend.

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11, 01, 2017

Home for the First Time : My Journey to Liberia


I know I’m late but Happy New Year! It’s been a while but I’m back.


If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent the last two weeks of 2016 in Liberia. Let me tell you, it was the best!


Though I was born in the US (Hollis, Queens, New York to be exact), both of my parents were born and raised in Liberia. Any first or second generation child will tell you that it’s sort of a rite of passage to go “back home” and visit the country that holds your culture and heritage. It’s been 25 years, but my rite of passage came in December. And it wasn’t just a special moment for me, but for my mother also who hadn’t been home in over 20 years.

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02, 12, 2015

Au Revoir Mes Amies!


I’m going on vacation!

And you can already tell where by the title. While I’m excited to travel, I’m also going to miss posting on the blog. I promise I’m also working on some great content for when I get back and the new year.  In the mean time, in between time, check out some of my most popular posts.

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09, 09, 2015

Relax & Refocus: Trench Coat | White Tank | Boyfriend Jeans

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Over the Labor Day weekend I had a chance to head down to Savannah and spend time with friends. It was a relaxing and encouraging experience because it reminded me of the importance of living in a community of like-minded people. Friends help you take amazing photos for your blog (yay! friends), but most importantly, they keep you accountable and remind you of your values which can sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of the world. In some cases, like this past weekend in Savannah, it happens inadvertently but it’s equally beneficial.

Now that I’m rested, reminded and back home, I am refocusing on what’s most important, why I live and for Whom I live — all things that can get drowned out by self-centered ideals (you know, the “do you,” “forget about everyone else,” “all you got is you”)  that I see every where I look. It’s interesting because I wasn’t even aware that I’d gotten lost in those thoughts. God’s grace has a way of bringing you back on track even when you didn’t realize you were off the road.

By the way, Savannah is beautiful city. Check it out if you have a chance.



Trench: Similar Here ~Tank Top: H&M ~ Jeans: Banana Republic ~  Shoes: Aldo ~ Earrings: Thrifted ~ Glasses: Somewhere in the L.A. Garment District. ~ 

 Pics: Sitovea Williams


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