Queens! Happy Monday! I hope you all had another fabulous weekend and are ready to c’est la vie this week! The countdown has begun, the year is almost over, and I hope ya’ll are making the most out of it! So today, I’m really excited to share an awesome event I had the pleasure of attending over the weekend. On Sunday, the 2013 Walk the Talk Holiday Shoes/Accessories Party presented by Young, Hip, & Chic was held at Showroom 77 in Philly. This was an exclusive fashion insiders event with networking, shopping, insane giveaways, and delicious food!
Cortnee of City Savvy & I | Sincerely Syreeta & I | Chandra Jewelry
This year the event was hosted by co-creator Tweety Elitou, and Sincerely Syreeta creator of sincerelysyreeta.com. Fashion bloggers, designers, artists, and more came out to mix, mingle, and obsess over all things fashion. When I say the giveaways were insane I really mean it. OPI, EDEN BodyWorks, Mixed Chicks, and Top Shelf are just a few of the products that were given away. Even if you didn’t win a giveaway there was plenty to go around in the gift bags that were packed with full size and sample products. AND as if that wasn’t enough, Shoe Republic LA was generous enough to gift all the lovely bloggers a pair of shoes. Yes, let that marinate, a free pair of shoes!
I can’t stress enough the feeling and inspiration that overcomes me being in a room with so many beautiful and talented brown women! Nothing boosts your motivation like being around and networking with like minded individuals. It was truly a pleasure to attend!
Make sure you check out the event and the awesome hosts while I style these shoes to wear to my next event ;).
Peace, Love, & Blessings
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I started this blog three months ago. I can’t remember the exact moment that I decided: You know what? I’ma be a blogger. But it happened. And This Brown Queen was born. Let me get real personal with ya’ll. I was on a mission. But I had no clue what that mission was. I was lost. Overwhelmed. Searching. Unfulfilled. Something…Was…Missing. Don’t get me wrong, I am abundantly blessed. I have a loving husband, beautiful healthy children, family, and I make an decent (enough) living to support myself. But…I wanted more. I guess you could say I was having my quarter life crisis. I was yearning for everything and nothing. There had to be more to this life. There had to be…
I’m the type of person who wants it all. Literally. I want to be wife and mother of the year, employee and student of the month, entrepreneur and business woman of the week, all of it. So I’ve been on this 26 year long journey to find out how and what it is that I will accomplish in this life. I am CERTAIN that I’m just one of those people who will just dabble in everything. You know the kind of person I’m talking about. The one you meet who has like fostered 20 kids (I like kids *shrugs*), wrote a book (I really want to do this), practiced yoga for a year in Thailand (because that’s just cool), changed lives in Africa (because I want to give back), worked at a bank (you know for good measure), owned a dance company (that’s a real goal), mentored young battered women (an issue close to my heart), an amateur model (I still do this), your resident beauty consultant (I love me some make up) and a plethra of other seemingly random and unrelated things in life. That’s just me. But writing…writing is my love. And This Brown Queen is where I can write. About all of those seemingly random and unrelated things that make up THIS brown queen.
It’s an outlet. It’s therapeutic. It’s work. It’s hard. I love it. I’m passionate about it. It’s mines. That’s why I blog.
I hope you guys are enjoying this. It’s so beautiful to see all the support I’ve gotten in just 3 short months. I can only imagine where we can go from here! Can’t wait to take you all with me!
Peace, Love, & Blessings
Founder and Editor of This Brown Queen
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