Why I Choose to Work With Small Brands

Lately, I've been looking for ways to partner with local brands to create something with lasting creative impact. Partnerships are good for business and help to build trust. I am moving myself out of the blogger box and into the creative spaceship. Keep scrolling to read why I choose to work with small brands.

Why I Choose to Work With Small Brands
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Off the Shoulders Blouse + Royal Blue Skirt

Today is Cinco de Mayo and what better way to celebrate than with a little off the shoulder action! I am obsessed with this look, like obsessed! I can't get enough of this top. 

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Off the Shoulders Blouse + Royal Blue Skirt

Why You Need to Remove Yourself from the Noise

Do you ever get overwhelmed with everything on your plate? I know that I can't be out here alone. The solution is to figure out what really matters to you and your future, not what everyone expects from you. It's been almost 2 weeks since I've posted a new story and I've been nonexistent on social media as well. Why? I'm glad that you asked... I was tired.

Why You Need to Remove Yourself from the Noise
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I don't think I've been this happy, ever.

My desires are changing and it's a wee bit scary. The more free time I get tot enjoy the more I realize what I've been missing out on by doing so much. It wasn't the work itself, but rather doing things and going into meetings without purpose. Lately, God has been showing me myself and forcing me to drop responsibilities to hear him clearly. So if you've noticed my absence from social media... that's why.

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I don't think I've been this happy, ever.

Say Dueces to Dry Skin

I'm back for a little bit and with fresh content! Whoo hooo! How was your weekend? I was super busy volunteering, going to game nights and celebrating one of girlfriend's birthday. This weekend was one to remember. On top of all of that I finally found a body wash that cleanses and helps soften my skin without breaking the bank! Keep scrolling to read more!

Say Dueces to Dry Skin

The Real Reason I Went Back to My Fitness Trainer

it wasn't the weight that was killing me, it was the helplessness that I felt within my own body. I felt like a fat, ashamed piece of meat. If I'm being honest, I hated seeing myself naked and wanted to get back to who I was before I quit my internship last summer, before I started hanging out within a large group, before I started looking for love in all of the wrong place... I just wanted to feel good about the way that I looked naked again.

The Real Reason I Went Back to My Fitness Trainer

Being Forced to Grow Up + How I Budget

Every two to three weeks, I am forced to be responsible with my paychecks because ultimately I am responsible for my own well-being. I wanted to share how I budget my checks for the month to help someone else out.  Each day, I am forcing myself to make good financial decisions because I desire to live debt free and to inspire the people that I love to do the same thing.

Being Forced to Grow Up + How I Budget
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KC Fashion Week 2016 F/W

KC Fashion Week was an absolute blast. I always enjoy talking with my fashion industry friends, previewing new collections and taking glamorous pictures. This season was one of my favorites because I finally had the chance to enjoy each event feeling comfortable in my skin. I went into this season with a confidence that I've never had before.

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KC Fashion Week 2016 F/W

That 1 Time I Left Gap Feeling Like a New Woman

I rarely, if ever tell myself "no." What Jasmine wants, Jasmine gets. That has always been the way that I've lived my life. When it comes to shopping and eating, my lack of self control have resulted in credit card debt and excessive weight gain. But a week ago, I decided to fight the urge to shop by challenging myself not to buy any of my favorite things for 2 weeks.

That 1 Time I Left Gap Feeling Like a New Woman

Hello Spring + How to Save Time Freebie

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and we were greeted with snow in Kansas City. How was the weather near you? I couldn't do anything, but laugh and slightly complain in my chipmunk voice on snapchat. LOL

Hello Spring + How to Save Time Freebie

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time

Working full-time has taught me so much. I've learned a lot about myself and the world in general. This week marks one month since I slayed day one at my ad agency gig. Working for someone else has forced me to follow rules, be social and taught me so much a bout social media in general.

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time
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How Life is Playing out 10 months after college

It has been exactly 10 months since my road to graduation ended and I walked across the stage as a University of Missouri first-generation college student. I never imagined that I would be working at my dream job, sticking to being natural, living with my grandfather or that Donald Trump would be running for President. Life has an interesting way of playing out.

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How Life is Playing out 10 months after college
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How to Style My Favorite Orange Turtleneck

It's Monday, again. Can I tell you a secret? Monday is my favorite day of the week and you can expect a style post on every Monday moving forward. #doublewin Today I am showing you how to style my favorite orange turtleneck. Orange is one of the absolute best colors for women of color to rock. It brings out those golden hues and really accents the skin.

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How to Style My Favorite Orange Turtleneck

How to Quadruple Your Pinterest Following in 1 Month

Are you ready to grow your Pinterest following? I want to help you get there! Pinterest is easily becoming one of my favorite social networks. You can share a ton of content within 20 minutes without being spammy and you can re-pin without being obnoxious. 

How to Quadruple Your Pinterest Following in 1 Month

Start now, with what you have, NOW!

I get tons of request from people who need help with their blogs or don't know where to start with sharing their story. My advice is always the same, "Start now, with what you have." I started blogging almost 3 years ago with my laptop, camera phone images and no design background. I just wanted to share my story and to give nameless, faceless women the courage to chase their dreams.

Start now, with what you have, NOW!
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I Wore A Mini Skirt to Work for the First Time

I wore a mini skirt to work for the first time today. Have you ever worn a short skirt to work? Did you have on tights? As a millennial woman of color, I sometimes struggle with finding the correct length or material of skirt that is suitable for work.

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I Wore A Mini Skirt to Work for the First Time

5 Valuable Ways I Did #PostGradChat Better + Recap

#PostGradChat was the bomb.com last night. We discussed difficulties that we were facing post grad and dished on surprises that greeted us once we walked across the stage. Everyone had unique takes on post grad life, but nearly everyone was surprised at just how completely wrong we were about what post grad life would consists of. 

5 Valuable Ways I Did #PostGradChat Better + Recap
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I Just Killed My Biggest Fear

Today I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and finally share this post. These pictures are close to 6 weeks old or more. I honestly don't remember, but poor body image sucks and I'm over it controlling my life. 

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I Just Killed My Biggest Fear