Cannes Lions Was Life-Changing
Cannes Lions was life-changing. My agency chose me to be apart of the Cannes Can: Diversity Collective, which was started by Adrienne Smith. She wanted to see more young faces of color at Cannes Lions. Adrienne literally built the program from 5 scholars to 25 scholars in 1 year and created Inkwell Beach. That’s huge, like someone starting a T-shirt hustle out their trunk then being sold worldwide in less than a year. That’s crazy growth and I’m forever grateful to Adrienne for her perseverance, optimism, and pep talks. She empowered each Diversity Collective scholar with these words, “Don’t just talk about it, be about it.”
How to Wear a Hoodie Without Looking Basic
It feels like spring is playing peak-a-boo in Kansas City. The weather goes from 60s to 40s every other week, which means you always need a hoodie. I am particular in love with this black cheetah hoodie from My Girl Stories. It’s comfy, lightweight and goes with just about anything. I paired it with this fun houndstooth skirt and black booties.
How to Make Your Branding Better Than the Rest
Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of unwanted items, evaluate what you already own, and to plan future purchases. The same goes for your brand. Semi-annual brand wellness check-ins are key to finding ways to keep your brand current. Below are three essential activities to do while making your brand pop!
Girl, I’m Back and I’m Better
In the famous words of Bey, “I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his little wife.” I’m so excited to start incorporating content creation back into my life. It feels like forever since I’ve had the time and energy to create amazing content. I’ve missed the freedom and joy that comes with art, so here I am back like I never left.
MyGirlStories.com Is Live, Ladies!
I moved my t-shirt collection, My Girl Stories, to it’s own site in January because the brand was flourishing. Y’all it was flourishing all on it’s own without my face attached and that meant a lot to me. I decided to do an editorial shoot with some of my favorite creatives and brands to bring my vision for My Girl Stories to life. What do you think?
Top 7 Devotionals for Women in Their 20s
It can be difficult to find a devotional that speaks to your heart and spirit, so I wanted to share a few devotionals that have changed my life. I try to read 1 devotional passage per day. You can find an archive of some quotes and scriptures that have stood out to me in the past via my Instagram Highlights here. I pray that this post encourages you to spend some quiet time with the Lord.
We Got Married at Unbridaled
We got married, y’all! I am so excited to finally sit-down to tell the full story. My husband and I were engaged a little under four months. We hadn’t really done any concrete planning after looking at the outrageous prices of everything that we wanted for our wedding. But God!
What I Do At Work as a Social Media Manager
I have been at my agency for almost two years as a social media manager. My agency is global, so we do a ton of things for different brands. I specifically work in social media but my agency offers tons of other capabilities to our clients, like web design, creative, app development, etc. That mixture of creative talents and the hustle of social media with the fast-paced nature of retail makes my job amazing.
7 Things to Remember When Traveling For Work
Traveling for work is one of my favorite perks of my job. In the last year and a half I’ve been to New York City, Columbus, St.Louis and Orlando for work. Sounds good, right? Yes, it is but to whom much is given, much is required. I want to share what t I’ve learned along the way.
5 Things Every Startup Needs for Better Branding (Free Download)
Visuals are not everything, but they will help lead to more leads and conversions. You may be thinking, I'm just one person, I'm not Apple or Nike. Yes, this may very well be true but starting things with the end in mind helps startups become mega brands like Apple and Nike.
My Favorite Business Equipment
This post outlines my favorite business equipment. You don't need to have everything on this list to get started, but it is important to invest in quality equipment to avoid re-purchasing due to poor quality or failure of success. The tools, resources and equipment that you use to start your business directly effect the quality of your products.
Fur Coat x Liquid Pants x Aldo Boots
I'm a sucker for fun outerwear. When I saw this coat at Forever21 in the Plus section last year, I knew I had to have it. I paired it with some of my favorite pants from H&M. They're cute and comfy but squeak like crazy. Aside from that, I'm obsessed with them. They fit like a glove and look great with anything.
64 Small Businesses to Shop with on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Are you looking for small businesses to shop with on Black Friday? I prepped this list for last minute holiday shoppers. Most of these brands are online or located in Kansas City. All of which are owned by women. I am proud of all of these women for following their dreams.
10 Ways to Style a T-shirt
T-shirts are one of the most versatile pieces in anyone's wardrobe. They can easily be dressed up or down for just about every occasion. Gone are the days of boring tops, because now we've got My Girl Story tees. You can shop our full collection of tees here. I'm always amazed at the different ways different women style their My Girl Story tee's and share their story.
A Star is Born Movie Review
A Star is Born is everything a hopeless romantic needs from a movie. I fell in love with “love” again watching Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga develop their relationship. A Star is Born is one of the best movies that I’ve ever seen and undoubtedly has some of the best music I’ve heard in awhile.
Satin Slip Dress x Moto Jacket X Adidas
You can never go wrong with a little black dress. I bought this black slip from a thrift store this summer. I couldn't bring myself to put it down because of the lace detailing and flare bottom. This dress is perfect for date night with heels, chill days with sneakers or fall nights with a turtleneck underneath. I