LifestyleJasmine Cooper

What I Wish I Knew About Dating Before I Turned 24

Sis, if he wants to bounce then tell him "Boy bye!" You deserve true, everlasting love with 1 man who cherishes you. I always thought that breakups were a reflection of how terrible I was or something that I did wrong, but as I get older I've come to realize that I have poor dating habits. As a serial dater, I've dated "the same man" more than once.

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What I Wish I Knew About Dating Before I Turned 24
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Black Lace Blouse and Strappy Heels for Date Night

Black and white never gets old. As my 24th birthday approaches, I've made an honest effort to hone in on my personal style. Looking through older images made me realize that my style, much like my life was all over the place. Gasps. There is a huge correlation between your external and internal if you ask me.

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Black Lace Blouse and Strappy Heels for Date Night
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How to Style a Sequin Pencil Skirt + Metallic Oxfords

New York taught me to get a little overdressed. I'm still floating on cloud nine from my first time in the big apple. It's like those 4 days sparked a new fire in me to get back into fashion. That means more style posts and fashion shows. Old dreams die slow, ya know?

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How to Style a Sequin Pencil Skirt + Metallic Oxfords

My First Time in the Big Apple

My first time in New York City was absolutely amazing and terrifying, yet freeing at the same time. I flew from KC to DC to NYC. Flying into New York City at night was the best decision I've made in a long time. The city looked so magical, so many lights. I left Kansas City determined to come back with clarity about my future and less fear. They say if you can make it in New York City you can make it anywhere, so this was my test. 

My First Time in the Big Apple
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I Sat Front Row at New York Fashion Week

Pinch me... I sat front row at my first New York Fashion Week Show last week. The KLS Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection was stunning from start to finish. I have a couple of favorite pieces from the collection that I will get into later. More than anything, I was overjoyed to see diverse models. Yes... KLS served #blackgirlmagic down the runway.

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I Sat Front Row at New York Fashion Week
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Queen Tee + Strappy Heels + Choker + Fro

Summer is coming to a close and honestly, I'm good with that. Fall is my favorite season because it reminds me to shed all types of baggage AKA let the dead things go. Life get heavy at times which is why it's so important to take the time out to live. I'm writing this post from the bed in New York City. 

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Queen Tee + Strappy Heels + Choker + Fro
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Choker + Black Bodysuit + Printed Shorts

I didn't want to come across "too sexy." Then it hit me that I am a 23 year old woman with curves that I cannot hide, so its inevitable to sometimes look sexy and it is okay to feel it. Without even realizing it, I'd become a master of hiding my curves instead of embracing them.

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Choker + Black Bodysuit + Printed Shorts