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Here’s the thing. I hate waking up early but I’m a morning person. I know. It doesn’t make sense. I love mornings because the sun is just rising
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Cardi B inspired this post. Yes. You read that correctly. Cardi B. I draw inspiration from a lot of powerful women and

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Most people know, I struggle with not having control over things that affect my life or the life  of my loved ones. This past month has been testing my ability of letting go and letting God have control. One of the biggest attributes of being Christian is to have faith. It is to follow without fully knowing the destination even though it will be wonderful once you get there. In order to have faith, you have to relinquish control. It is understanding that your life is not yours alone. I like to work towards the future and when my plans don’t go the way I want it leads me down this path of frustration. I am currently having to readjust my plans and I am okay with that although I can not stand when I have done everything in my power although the final decision is in the hands of someone else. It can be in one’s career, relationships or health. Right now, I plan to focus on God and understanding that He has control over everything and everyone. Even those who have control over big decisions that can affect my life. 

I’m going to end this post with a bible verse that has helped me understand this stage in my life, 
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” - Ephesians 3:20
At the end of the day, it is through God and the power he has put within us that we can reach far greater heights beyond our wildest dreams. I know He has a plan for me that is far greater than anything I could imagine and until I reach that point, I will work hard and give all control to Him. 

There are a few materialistic things that bring me joy. Top on my list are sneakers and plants. I know adding plants when this is an outfit post is odd but if you read this and watch this, you will understand. Today's post highlights my love for sneakers and more specifically my love for Nike Air Force 1s. If I had to pick the perfect sneaker, this would be it. These are my second pair and I love the beige top with the white sole. Just like pok√©mon, I gotta catch (collect) them all. The next pair, I have my eyes on are the Nike AF1 shadows although I am not sure about the color yet. 

Okay... enough about the sneakers. Let's talk about this outfit. My goal with this look was to dress down my structured work pants and give it a causal spin. I threw on my leather jacket with my mini cross body bag that I styled around my waist like a fanny pack. I love how this turned out! What do you think? 

Jacket - Zara | Shirt - Amazon Fashion | Pants - Thrifted | Sneakers - Nike | Glasses - Ray Ban | Bag - Fashion Nova 

Left - Odera (@derabear), Middle - Me (@marvelingmind), Right - Morayo (@withmorayo), Photography - Larnell Mays (@larnellm)

I have never been one to be sad during Valentine’s Day. I have never since the point of putting so much pressure on one single day to show your love to your partner. I love celebrating love and I love the original concept of Valentine’s Day although I think a lot of people put too much pressure (mainly financial pressure) on themselves leading up to February 14. Growing up, I always viewed Valentine’s Day as a day to intentionally vocalize your feelings to your loved ones. As I got older, I noticed we emphasis the love we have for our partners rather than everyone else that we love. I understand that our boyfriends or husbands are extremely important although on the day of love I want to make sure that everyone that I love knows how much they mean to me. 

Recently, I have been surrounded by incredible women that are very supportive and push me to be a better version of myself. Thanks to these women I am a lot more driven in my career, becoming a better communicator and trying things out of my comfort zone. I am very happy with the woman I am becoming and the women that are helping me become her. 

Happy (Early) Valentine’s Day and I hope you let those in your life know how much they mean to you!!!

Jacket 1 - Shop Here | Jacket 2 - Shop Here

There has been a movement of changing the way we negatively impact our planet. A lot of people are consciously making decisions to reduce, reuse and recycle. Personally, I do not think we can completely reverse the harm we are have caused to the planet although I truly believe that our individual actions can collectedly make our planet better. One of my goals for the new year is to make more environmentally conscious fashion choices. I have always been into thrifting although I want to take it a step further and buy from brands that have sustainability has a driving force in their mission.My goal is to stop shopping from fast fashion brands although that will take time. 

When I found out that R. G. Kane is an environmentally-friendly brand and up-cycles clothing to create new pieces, I fell in love. Their pieces are also unisex meaning everyone can wear it! I love their unique designs and diversity in the latest collection. I styled these two pieces with a simple pair of black jeans and I love how it didn't take much to make these pieces look amazing. 

Do you plan to incorporate more environmentally friendly choices into your life? If so, what are they?

Gemini. I have never been one to believe in horoscopes or astrology but those who do would probably say, “that is a typical Gemini trait”. Gemini in latin means ‘the twins’, which also happens to be the symbol for this zodiac group. I have always been fascinated with duality or the idea of embodying more than one thing. We are taught to believe that we should fit in one group or one identity. This can be race, culture, nationality and so much more. The world is changing. You can be more than one race. Be from more than one culture. I find beauty in that. I am Nigerian American. In the past, I struggled with the feeling that I am not American enough or Nigerian enough. Then I realized I do not have to choose because I am both. I go into more detail with my cultural and national identity here & here, so I am not going to bore you with the details. 

My overall upbringing and life has put me in the situation where I can never be truly one thing and I love that. I was born June 6th therefore in astrology my birth sign is Gemini. This group is commonly associated with having a dual nature or more than one side to them. Some other traits are Geminis are adaptable, easy-going, outgoing, enthusiastic, social beings, intelligent, indecisive, impulsive, unreliable and nosy. Like most lists, I can find attributes that somewhat relate to me but according to this list, I wouldn’t consider myself a “true” Gemini. 

What is your sign and do to believe in astrology? 

Sweater - H&M , Skirt - Forever 21 , Boots - Target, Hair Clips - Amazon