A Day with Bae | Robert E. Lee Park 

ROBERT E. LEE PARK

1000 LAKE SIDE DR.

BALTIMORE, MD 21210

So, Jordan somehow forgot that we came to this park last summer, but we made it work 🙄

This time around, I brought my camera and took some cool pictures. And I made Jordan take pictures of me which surprisingly turned out really good. Thanks bae!


If you haven’t been to this park, you should go. It’s the perfect place for a date and its extremely relaxing. There is also a playground for kids and a little dog park as well.

Next stop, FOOD!

I was pressed to sit outside so I found this spot in Towson called Bread & Circuses Bistro & Bar. We’re always in Towson, but never noticed this place until now. It was super cute and the art work was really cool too.

By time we got there, the sun was going down and it was chilly so we ended up sitting inside anyway. We didn’t plan on eating much because my mom had cooked dinner so we decided on drinks and appetizers. We got The Summer Winds Dip and the Tuscan Bruschetta. The dip was actually really good with the cucumbers. It gave it a refreshing taste.

The restaurant is super intimate but they do have a bar when you first walk in. For some reason, they only charged us for the food so we got free drinks! 😛

The Look

Striped Off-the-Shoulder Top: Zara

Paige Denim Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Cross Body Chain Bag with Tassels: Boohoo (similar)

Baby Blue Faux Suede Mules: Forever 21

No. I am NOT growing dread locks. This is a protective style I did to make my hair curly. I was skeptical about wearing it in public but I actually got a lot of compliments on it. Ironically, I have red faux locs now and am loving every bit of it 😂

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We’ve been Busy | Our Weekend Recap

FRIDAY, MAY 12TH

PRE-MOTHER’S DAY SIP & SHOP

FOUNDRY CENTRE CLUB HOUSE

Our sip & shop event was a success!

 

We were worried about the weather stopping people from coming out but it ended up being a great turn out.

Every guest who was in attendance, shopped and enjoyed themselves.

We really want to thank every one for supporting us and the two amazing vendors, Royaltique and Sky Mints Luxe Fashion Jewelry. If it wasn’t for them and my mom, it wouldn’t have been such a great event.

If you missed this one, no worries. We’ll be hosting another sip & shop event on June 17th with more vendors, more fashion and more fun!

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The Look

Floral print maxi dress: Savers Thrift Store

Black lace choker: Forever 21 (old)

Nude strappy heels: SRI Shoes (old)


 

SATURDAY, MAY 13TH

TULA TALKS LAUNCH PARTY

SKYLOFTS GALLERY AND STUDIOS

Congrats to Tula on a successful launch!

Me and Jordan both came out to support Tula on the launch of her brand, Tula Talks Entertainment LLC. We’ve both had the opportunity to work with Tula on a professional level once before so we knew how hard she was working to make this launch an amazing one.

Both Stylist United and Sky Mints Luxe Fashion Jewelry were sponsors so we all met up to show our support!

The Look


PIT denim cold shoulder top: Royaltique

Kondiments tassel choker: Kondiments x Royaltique

Orange Ann Taylor trousers: Thrifted (similar)

Metallic silver sandals: Steve Madden (similar)


SATURDAY, MAY 13TH

OVOXO ART SHOW

IMPACT HUB BALTIMORE

Artist: @behumblejames


Artist: @_ifenner

Artist: @dez.by.design

Artist: @msryannkelly

Artist: @akidnamedphilly

 Need I say more?

The room was filled with so much talent. It was hard to get a picture of everything!

If you missed this one, I’m sure they’ll be another one soon. Be sure to follow @behumblejames for updates.

Ladies Night at the H Street Corridor

THURSDAY, MAY 4TH

FEMMEFATALEDC POP UP STORE & LAUNCH PARTY

H STREET CORRIDOR

It was ladies night on Thursday at the H Street Corridor!

I was invited to FemmeFatalDC’s Pop Up Store and Launch Party as a guest blogger and was exited. I NEVER get invited to events as anything. So I was pressed to actually get dressed up and bring my camera that I ended up forgetting at home*rolls eyes*. Thank God for iphones.

This was the cutest wall

I texted my style sista, Tonae and invited her to come along with me. I knew she’d say yes. I packed a small bag the night before and brought everything with me to work. I wasn’t going to feel like going allllll the way back home to get ready so I went straight to Tonae’s house as soon as I got off.

We got to D.C at about 7:50 but didn’t actually get to the event until 8:15. We literally drove around in circles looking for a big enough parking spot. I love D.C but there is never enough places to park.

We finally made it inside of the event and was amazed to see so many girl bosses!

We say “YAS” to these yellow lashes


Who doesn’t love a female DJ?

Each and every vendor offered something unique which made the event that much more fun!



They had the coolest photo booth too! All of the accessories worn were made by Tiger Swan Style.

Thanks FemmeFataleDC for inviting us to be a part of this amazing night with some great “womyn”.

The Look

Ellen Tracy patterned silk top and matching bottom: Savers Thrift Store

Belt: Goodwill (old)

Pink Caged Heels: SRI Shoes (old)

Pink Clutch: American Apparel (old)

The theme of the event was “Mother Nature” so I initially thought “maybe I should wear something floral, long and flowy”. After thinking about my wardrobe in its entirety, I didn’t have anything like that 🤦🏾‍♀️

So I said a prayer and took a trip to the thrift store. At first, I had my eyes cut out for a floor length dress but then I saw this…for just $17! The relaxed feel of this 2 piece set was theme appropriate and extremely comfortable. The mix of colors and the simple pattern made me feel chic and on trend even though it was designed years ago. I love anything vintage!

Ladies Night | Femme Fatal DC

Femme Fatale DC is launching their All Womyn Run H St Corridor Pop Up Store at 1371 H St NE with a giant celebration!

Come shop from the sweetest up and coming local, womyn owned businesses in DC, including fashion, art, ceramics, up cycle furniture, organic and infused beauty products, and so much more. Oh and they have a pop up photography studio you can rent by the hour, a beauty bar, a lounge area for you to use for free and get your work done, and a whole lot more. FFDC’s store launches May 4th and ends July 30th. They will have several events, workshops, exclusive pop ups, and more throughout the three months, so be sure to come by and support.

Featured Womyn Creatives

Fordam Rowe

Batax

Vintage and Charmed

Bene Caribe

Shea Yeleen

The Working Beauty

Urban Creations DC

Nakia Heard

and many more!

Ladies ONLY, 21+, $10 cover with complimentary bubbly and hors d’oeuvres!

Purchase tickets here

#itsTheRocArtShow | The Look

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND

#ITSTHEROCARTSHOW

1327 BAYARD STREET

BALTIMORE, MD 21230

And they did it again! Who is they, you ask?

Creatively Mindful. The talented group of creatives behind the #theSaintPabloArtShow and the most recent, #itsTheRocArtShow that took place this past Saturday night.

Similar to the last show, they had 25 local artists and a variety of vendors. Along with complimentary wine and food. What more could you ask for?

This time, they paid homage to Jay-Z, a hip-hop legend and mogul. Each artist did their own take on the rap star while also showcasing their individual work.

We got to sit down with Jordan again, one of the artists behind Creatively Mindful to chat about the outcome of the show and how it compared to the last one.

1. So the show was an absolute success. Did you guys stick to the same guidelines?

Jordan: Why thank you! Yeah, we pretty much stuck with the same formula for this show. There were a couple tweaks that we made in order to make it more of a streamline process, such as using eventbrite to sell tickets online. That tool is a great organizer for presale tickets.

2. The location change was dope. Do you plan on switching it up for the next show?

Jordan: We are always looking for versatility and for a good switch up. So, a different venue may happen for the next show, nothing is set in stone though. 

3. When is the next show?

Jordan: We can’t spill all the details now, but look out for something coming in the summer months.

4. What should we expect for the next show?

Jordan: We have to keep you guys on your toes, so all I’m going to say is if you enjoyed this show, you definitely don’t want to miss the next one. Follow us on instagram @creatively.mindful for all the details for the upcoming vibes.

The Look 

Floral Bomber: Target

Who What Wear Lace Slip Dress: Target

Lace up Open Toe Boots: Forever 21 (old)

Pale Pink Clutch: NY&Co. (gift)

For this event, I kept it sexy and sweet. I took a last minute trip to Target and found this lace slip dress and floral silk bomber. The jacket caught my eye as I was rummaging through the racks. I was on a mission to find something that was within my budget but also something I’d wear more than once. With summer coming up, these were the perfect pieces to add to my wardrobe.

I stumbled across this dress by accident. I was sifting though the sale rack after already trying on a few different things and there it was. I immediately checked the tag and was sold! It was only $14 and it went perfectly with the floral bomber. I’m a fan of mixing prints 🤗

My Trip to NOLA

APRIL 13TH – 16TH

JASMINE’S B-DAY TRIP

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Who knew New Orleans had palm trees?

I was pumped about this mini vacay but even more pumped about the food. I LOVE spicy food so as soon as I deboarded the plane, I ordered a big bowl of shrimp and grits and a mimosa of course.

Let’s get a closer look, shall we?

This had to have been the best airport food I’ve ever tasted. I literally scraped the bowl clean and was tempted to order another mimosa but didn’t. I was saving myself and my pockets for the actual trip. We were only in town for 3 days so I wanted to make it well worth it.

Day 1

We were finally all checked into the airbnb which was super nice. We changed out of our travel clothes and made our way to Bourbon Street. We were less than 3 blocks away from everything!

We kept stopping to take pictures lol

Day 2


We were all excited about the swamp tour! I tried doing some research prior but none of us really knew what to expect. Jas asked us all to bring a pair of old sneakers to wear just in case we got dirty so I made sure I followed the rules.

The swap was about 40 minutes or so away from where we were staying. We caught the shuttle and got dropped off at the loading dock. Once we were all checked in, we got on the boat and took off into the swamp.


Day 3

Jas planned a brunch for our last day of the trip at a restaurant called “Brown Butter”. The food was pretty good but the mimosas were better.

After brunch, we changed into something a little more comfortable and walked around town. We spotted lots of artwork and live street performers. We ended up meeting up with a few people from the area who took us to a beer and wine restaurant outside! I wish places like this existed on Baltimore 😩

They even treated us to some craw-fish which were AMAZING 😛 That was my first time trying craw-fish by the way. I had no idea New Orleans had seafood as good as Maryland.

The Looks


Victoria Beckham Mint Green Lace Bomber Jacket: Target

Victoria Beckham Mint Green Pleated Lace Shorts: Target

Toe Ring Sandals: Tory Burch

Ann Klein Messenger Bag: TJ Maxx

Orange Shades: StayxShaded

Holly Printed Mesh Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit: Boohoo

Yellow Skort with Slits: Zara

Simple Strap Sandal: Aldo (old)

I didn’t get a chance to take a picture in all my looks but these were my top two favorite. The weather was perfect so I was excited to wear my summer clothes.

I ended up learning a lot more than I thought. Did you know that New Orleans was built below sea level? They actually bury their caskets 4 feet above ground because they have been known to float.

We didn’t get a chance to do everything that we wanted but we did do a lot. I can’t wait to go back!

A Pre-Mother’s Day Sip & Shop

ITS A ROYALTIQUE PARTY

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We’re teaming up with Royaltique Boutique and Sky Mints Luxe Fashion Jewelry to bring you a night full of fashion and fun! Shop this seasons hottest pieces for that special women in your life. We’ll have everything she needs from beautiful dresses to fun, statement necklaces.

Our wish is to bring confidence and style into your wardrobe, so one-on-one styling sessions will also be offered by us, SophisticatedChic Styling. Each guest will be given fashion tips and tricks on how to style their pieces, multiple ways.

We hope to see you there!

  • Wine and light refreshments will be served
  • $3 to $5 raffle for gift certificate

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Eventbrite - Pre-Mother's Day Sip & Shop