Goodbye Homecoming Queen… Hello Fashion Blog Queen…

Do you have a favorite day of the week… Week of the month… Month of the year…? What about season?

I absolutely LOVE autumn.

One reason would surly be because of my birth month, (October #LibraBaby), but the main reason of why I love the Fall is because of how nature begins to change right before our eyes.

As I drive to work each morning, the scenery is breathtaking. The trees have lost their luscious green leaves, and have been draped with yellows, and oranges, and REDZ… 🙂 The warm evenings have been replaced with chilly nights, and when we make a midnight trip, we are covered with beautiful coats, jackets, and scarves. Browns, burgundies, maroons, golds, oranges, navys, greens, and purples come out of our closets and make their presence known…purple1Autumn brings much more than just cool weather, it brings with it many activities. Fall festivals, fairs, carnivals, and a favorite of mine… Homecoming Celebrations.

Whether it is your former high school, your past college, or your church, you can bet it will be in September, October, or November.

As a recent college graduate, and a newly employed teacher, I was INspired by all of the Homecoming festivities going on, and in the midst of my hectic life, I was able to snap a few pics.  (Disclaimer: I know this post is long overdue, and many Homecomings have passed, but in my defense, my friend’s church is having a Homecoming Celebration this Sunday… So boom… lol… take that)

With no further waiting, I present to you Mrs. Clark Gent… “The FashionBlog Queen”..ppl3ppl4Our 2013 “FashionBlog Queen” is none other that Mrs. Gent herself… She is a 2013 graduate of Spring Hill College, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., and an Economics teacher at Wilcox Central High School. Along with teaching, she is the cheerleader sponsor, as well as a senior class sponsor. In her spare time, she INjoys reading, making arts and crafts, and shopping. Today she is wearing a fitted Purple knee-length dress (JCPenny), paired a pair Black platform strapped heels (Charlotte Russe) and Coral clutch (Target). Accessories include a necklace and earring Pear Set (Mommy) and  Purple and Black feathered hair piece (Dirt Cheap). When asked for a quote, she replied,  “I have arrived…” *In my NeNe Leaks voice… 🙂 Ladies and gents, it is our pleasure to present  Mrs. Clark Gent, your “FashionBlog Queen”.

*takes bow :)

*takes bow 🙂

A Message from the Queen…

Since I began this new journey in life, I’ve found myself becoming closer to God. Daily morning prayers and praise and worship services in my car have become a new habit. At one point in time it was impossible for me to believe that you could have a REAL relationship with God without going to church… But Mr. Wills has began to show me otherwise. It’s great to be able to go to the building, but just be sure that when you go to the building, your praise is REAL…

Continue to be great… Continue to be bold… Continue to be that one who is an inspiration to individuals young, and even old…

Happy Fall my loves…

Until next time, kisses and more…

-J.NeKole

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Little Miss Sunshine…

Have you ever been awoken by the sunshine coming through your blinds?

It sounds poetic, but let me be the first to tell you, it is not cool. After a night of going out dancing, having drinks, and “turnin up”, the last thing you want is to wake up with the sun shining in your face. You will find yourself sweating, hot, and irritated, and that is not how you want to start your day.

Now do not get me wrong, I love the sunshine. I INjoy cleaning with the blinds open, and having the sunlight to flood my room. I think having the windows and blinds open inviting God’s natural light to come in helps to contribute to a positive atmosphere. I am so thankful that God wakes me up each day, and allows me to see the beauty of the world.

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The beauty of nature: the trees, the flowers, brooks, streams, rivers, the clouds, the sky, etc., is amazing. Sometimes, I find myself engulfed in my thoughts about how beautiful the sky is at various times of the day, or admiring the shapes, colors, and placements of trees, and how they create the ultimate backdrop  (like my graduation setting, Spring Hill College-Avenue of the Oaks).

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So when I woke up this past Thursday, with the natural light flooding my room, I knew what I wanted to wear for the day… my yellow hi-low dress from Charlotte Russe.

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This dress is so light and easy to wear. I falls victim to the “hi-low” trend, but that does not bother me at all. Actually, I think I like that trend. When I think about it, I have many hi-low dresses… I happen to be wearing one as I’m writing this post.

The yellow dress made me feel good. It made me happy, and gave me a positive outlook on the day. The dress fit my curves well, and the color highlighted my chocolate skin. I paired it with a skinny yellow belt, a yellow statement necklace, complimenting yellow earrings (compliments of my sissy ig –> _fashionablybombb), and I completed the look with a pair of cognac sandals with the matching clutch.

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All in all, it was a good day. Beautiful weather, simple, yet beautiful fashion, and even better company. My boo was in town, and he helped to keep the smile on my face. We have this little song we like to sing each other… let me share it with you, and maybe, you will smile too:

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy, when skies are gray. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take, my sunshine, away.” 🙂

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Until next time, kisses and more…

-J. NeKole