Fun, Fear, Freedom, and Fashion

You may have noticed a theme over the past few weeks and months as I’ve openly shared a few of my 2017 goals. I’ve talked about fitness goalsskincare goals, and new beauty habits. I wrote down one overarching goal related to my style: be fearless and bold this year. So, I’m doing just that. Meet the new me!

Fearless fashion

Blazer | Camisole | Pants | Pumps

If you’ve seen my short tapered cuts (see old natural hair posts here and here), you know I’m not shy when it comes to scissors. But, I’ve always wanted to shave my head and resisted due to fear. I was afraid the style wouldn’t suit me. I was afraid I just wouldn’t like it. I was afraid the look would disrupt my blog work.  Fear!

But, it’s 2017. And, I simply can’t let fear guide my decisions. And, well, I knew that I could always throw on a wig if it didn’t work out. Ha!

It also helps that I have a super cool stylist whose vision I trust. She has rocked with me since I went from locs to my fro to my tapered fro to wanting locs again to this new do. I called her up, and with no questions asked, she said come on in. She even recorded the experience (see her Instagram video).

On this blog, I always give thought to how fashion changes how we view the world and how the world views us. This is where my head (pun intended) is now, and I’m excited about the change.

By the way, how fun is this gingham print from Banana Republic? If you like the print, you should know that it’s available on just about every article of clothing at the store (see widget below). Of course, the gingham blazer had me at hello.

Location: Masonic Temple, St. Louis



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  1. Jessica
    March 17, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    So lovely!

  2. Mimi
    March 17, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Wow wow you are stunning! Avid follower of your blog and love your new look. Congrats on letting go of FEAR and being true to who you are!

    • March 17, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Aww thanks, Mimi! I especially appreciate that from you. And, thanks for reading!

  3. March 17, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Yessss!! Psyche you look amazing inside and out! Cheers to the new fearless you!

  4. March 17, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    You look great, the look and the cut suits you perfectly. Happy resolution. Kiss

  5. Tara
    March 17, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I love this, both your beautiful cut and the spirit of fearlessness behind it. You look fantastic–and you are rocking that suit, too! Congratulations!

    • March 17, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      I’m always so moved by your comments, Tara. Thank you!

  6. March 17, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    This cut is literally EVERYTHING!!!

  7. ayesha
    March 17, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Omg I love it! You look amazing!

  8. Cynthia Knighton
    March 17, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    I love the new look! It’s
    Bold, Confident and Beautiful!

  9. March 18, 2017 / 1:07 am

    FIERCE. . .go forth with no fear.

  10. Angela D Bryant
    March 19, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    You look AWESOME!! I, too, recently lopped off my hair. My reasons weren’t as fearless as yours (breakup – it was either my hair or the house LOL), but I concur – so liberating! You look absolutely stunning! And that suit…yaaaaaaaas!

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Angela! And, kudos to you on the move to liberation (no matter the reason).

  11. Linda
    March 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

    So fresh and so FLYY

  12. Camala
    March 21, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Finally had the chance to check it out! Very brave! It looks good on you

  13. March 25, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I’ve been following you since you had locs! I’ve loved every style you’ve tried but this one is my favorite. You are rocking it. Cheers to knocking out your goals.

    • March 26, 2017 / 9:35 am

      I really appreciate hearing that from you, Shea! Thanks so much <3