A large part of This Brown Queen is the support and empowerment of brown girls. Since starting the blog I’m so happy to have really been able to make some awesome connections and meet so many inspiring women both here in Philly, around the country, and online. Blogging perks at it’s finest. Most recently I’ve been able to connect with a fellow Philly girl who just achieved the esteem honor of being named the African American Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year! Danielle is the CEO of Affairs of Isis and one of the hardest working girls I know! Check out the this awesome recap of the event honoring Ms. Jeter.
I know I wasn’t alone in my excitement this past weekend when the faintest glimmer of Spring arrived with the mildest temperatures we’ve seen in A. Long. Time. I went outside and was beyond happy at how nice it was! My kids were actually able to spend the better part of the day outside playing (a luxury I’ve missed immensely! Lol). Almost equally as exciting as the weather is the realization that Spring fashion is coming in full effect! I’ve been having to attend more work and blog related meetings so I’ve been looking to spruce up my work wardrobe. Here’s a cute idea for a nice spring work appropriate outfit.
My heart is content with minimalist style, so this simple jumper paired with a bright pastel blazer is such a perfect go to outfit for me. Keep the shoes simple as well and soft nude nails for the win! Get the look!
Happy Monday Queens! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready for the start of a fantastic new week. I’m starting this week with renowned energy and determination. Who’d thought I’d be this upbeat on a Monday?! I’d say it was because over the weekend I had the chance to go to my first networking event for This Brown Queen! On Saturday, I attended the Brown Girls Building Brands brunch here in Philly. The purpose of the brunch was to get brown girls who have businesses or were interested in starting a business together to learn what it takes from a panel of women who were doing it big in their respective industries.
The panel included one of my go to ladies when it comes to branding and marketing Emmelie of The Branding Muse. The lovely and glam Mia Ray of GlamAholic Lifestyle. And Sam Staten owner of AnaSa Day Spa in Philadelphia. We had the chance to hear these queens share their stories of how they turned their passions into businesses, learn why businesses fail, why they succeed, and network with other motivated brown women!
I’m so glad I had the chance to go this event. Not only did I gain valuable knowledge, I was able to connect with other like minded brown girls which is really what This Brown Queen is all about. Thanks to all the inspiring ladies I was able to meet and of course Zakia of Fck Being Fat for having the event. So excited for the future of This Brown Queen!
Peace, Love, & Blessings