Outside of My Scrubs: It Ain't All Roses
Life man.... I tell you. It gets harder and harder.
Now I don't want anyone to think that my woes or worries in life are strictly limited to those stated here in this post, but this day....it really tried my patience. I mean, cue 🎶 "Don't Take It Personal" 🎶 by Monica.
I had the PERFECT outfit ready. I was so excited to show you all my new pieces and how the whole fit just put meaning into the word, "fly."
But that just didn't happen.
I had the perfect new necklace that I had purchased from Nordstrom's Annual Sale. But, it BROKE while I was getting ready to wear it for the first time!
To add fuel to the fire, my hair wasn't dry from a first day wash and go...of course. Wishing for my hair to be dry only 24 hours after washing? #HoopDreams man. It was all over the place.
My hair kept blowing in my face. "Let's put it in a bun," I said. Wrong decision. Somehow I had what looked like a flat top with that damn bun.
My make up sucked, I felt fat, I didn't like the photos.
I was having flashbacks to that dreaded photoshoot with the following outfit, and you all were like, "What?! I love it!"
We all have those days. Luckily, I had a mustard scarf in my car...randomly. I threw it on in a desperate attempt to make this shoot a success.
It was lop-sided, It wasn't positioned correctly in the back, it was uneven. But somehow, I ended up loving the photos with the head wrap more than any of the others. Head wraps always save the day for me, and this was just a testament to that theory. They are so Afro-chic, and ya can't go wrong with that! This head wrap was from Wrap Queens in New York. Check them out; it's black owned and awesome selection to choose from!
All in all, I learned once more that life isn't perfect, but never to let 'em see you sweat (although my photographer @Sweenshots and his wife @Shaymone were def observing me having a meltdown 😂).
This fit means more than an "ok" get up for me, it showed me that I still have the creative potential to turn a crappy situation towards a more meaningful and worthwhile direction. I hope you all receive this revelation in more ways than in just your wardrobe choices or the days your body just doesn't look or feel right. I hope you receive it at your work, with your family and friends, or during "Just one of those days." ✌🏾
Shirt: Forever 21 (bought several years ago)
Pants: BCBG Maxazria
Belt: TopShop, on clearance for $7
Purse: Yves Saint Laurent at Saks Fifth Avenue (no good deals on Rebag.com 😔)
Shoes: Schutz (Buy 👉🏾 here)