I have a small confession! I haven’t finished reading the second part of my book The Purpose Driven Life this month. Although I would have loved to have already completed it; the truth is that I just haven’t done it yet. The good news is that April is not over just yet! I have been kicking back and relaxing with lots of other fun items this month though! Bring on the fashion, culture, and Essence!
I have a one year subscription to the magazine from a purchase I made in February, but the silly part of it all is that I don’t recall what I bought. Either way, I am thrilled that I have been able to get these directly to my home because it makes it that much easier for me to read. So first, I have to make it my business to point out these AMAZING covers! Ava, Oprah, Renee, and the other “woke” women of today are looking absolutely stunning. This edition highlighted a lot of very powerful and inspirational women, but the one that most stood out to me was Ava Duvernay’s piece. I felt more connected to her interview than any of the others. Per the usual, I had a couple of takeaways from reading her spread and here they are:
1. Work, work, and work some more until the people I admire are admiring me and my works!
2. Learn to be fully prepared, organized, and clear about what I want and how I will achieve it.
I felt that these were obvious, advice worthy takeaways, but I believe that the more you see it, read it, hear it, the better!
Now, quickly, I have to address some of the fashion that was featured!
These earrings are giving me so much life! I LOVE a good tassel or fabric infused earring. These are so sassy! The color is perfect, don’t you agree?
Bomber jackets!!! THEY WILL NEVER DIE! I don’t care if it’s winter, summer, spring, or fall; the bomber is light and trendy enough for all seasons! And who doesn’t believe in “good vibes only?” I am sure that is all we want around us, so why not wear it?
Hope this was a fun read for you! Until next time!