Last September I was in London and went to Evans fashion show. They had this stunning 2-piece satin set that blew me away. I'm pretty sure model Marquita Pring was wearing it and I'm also pretty sure I said out loud, "oooohhh ima need that." haha. Is it an issue that I went and got my nails done just for this outfit? That's how long I've been waiting for it to arrive at my front door. It's this gorgeous silver grey and the detail on the neck is so intricate you barely need any other jewelry. Giles Deacon is a genius for this. PS: I love you. The drop earrings I'm wearing are also from the jewelry edit I recently did with Daisy & Eve for Evans.
It felt so good going home to Florida. I found this dress in my closet before I left. I got it from the thrift store in Florida before I even moved to NY 4 years ago. I've been looking at homes to buy. I've already spoke with the banks about mortgage loans. It's happening. I think my time in NY is up. My gut keeps telling me to go back home and make memories with my family. My career allows me to work mostly from home, thankfully. I figure I can travel when and where I need to and still invest my money into a home instead of throwing it all into rent each month. NY has definitely been good to me. My career picked up here, I fell in love here, I struggled and excelled here. I'm ready to go back to what's really home, which is where my family is. Career and work are extremely important to me but I don't want years to pass and regret consuming my 20s with nothing but work and it be too late to make memories with the people who truly matter. I'm excited to find my untouchable hustle again that got me here in th first place. I feel like I lost it while being in NY believe it or not. I'm inspired more by where I came from. It reminds me how much I've grown, how hard I had to work to get here, and allows me to not be so hard on myself because I sometimes feel like I'm not doing enough. All around NY has been amazing to me but I want to start owning and investing in myself. I'm excited for this new life move.
Check out my entire Jewelry Edit over at Evans here!
All photos captured by Lydia Hudgens
I've been absent from actual blog posts for a while. These past 2 weeks I've been super busy. I shot with Lucky Magazine for a denim feature, then shot my Addition Elle Capsule Collection in NY the day before I left for Florida. I signed to a new agency. I opened up an actual business. Working heavy. Then I got to Florida and basked in the sun for 4 days straight like a sloth just laying around. I miss how slow Florida is, how relaxed I am over here. I can't deny that I miss a routine though. Since I've been here in the hot weather I haven't really worn anything else other than a robe with a swimsuit underneath, even wore it to the grocery store. No cares given. None.
Wearing: Andrea Iyamah high waisted bikini
Such a good feeling being able to wear something you designed. I got all the pieces from my Nadia Aboulhosn x Boohoo collection last week and sort of just stared at them hanging in my closet for like 15 minutes straight. This is the first outfit I fully styled with this skort from my collection. This top is from @sirenenyc_ on instagram and I love love love her pieces.