Juneteenth 2020: Radical Honesty.

Atlanta, family, Lifestyle, mental health, momlife, Wellness

My Juneteenth celebration yesterday. Beauty, bellies, booties, & black women. My liberation came in the form of radical honesty. I sat in that pool yesterday and shed real tears and let it wash over me.

Often times as women and/or mothers, we try to keep it all together. We’ve been conditioned to. The concept of being a “strong black woman” can be very destructive and isolating. Not to mention, it takes mental energy and resources that can be better spent. I’m pledging to let it all go, practice compassion, and ask for the help that I need.

Open. Release. Shed. Love. Grow. Thankful for my tribe.

Celebrating self love. If you’re reading this, know that you are worthy and you are loved. You are beautiful and joy is your birthright.

Happy Juneteenth.

Take care,

Leslie Anne

Black Lives Matter

Art, Atlanta, Lifestyle
Atlanta. Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Protesting police abuse and the murder of George Floyd. I’ve been to a lot of protests in the past, but this was by far the most racially inclusive and it made an impact. Racism isn’t just some problem to be solved by those that are being oppressed, it’s everyone’s problem. I’m happy that people are finally realizing that and taking accountability. On another note, I love my people. Black people. Always have. Always will. We’ll get through this too. ❤️

Check out my views from the protest below.

Peace,

Leslie Anne

OOTD: Midwest Shawty.

At Home, Lookbook, ootd

I’m not sure what it is about this outfit…maybe it’s the skirt, maybe it’s the hat, but I just feel like this embodies a midwest vibe. Maybe I just called myself country, I don’t know, lol. But I like it.

Shout out to all of St. Louis.

I just finished up my first year of classes for my clinical psychology program and it’s going really well. It’s been a wild ride already and it’s a lot of work. But I’m really growing.

Even though I’m still sheltering in place at home, I needed to get cute and be creative. I figure if I have a couple weeks without classes, I may as well use it to have some fun and feel good. And I love creating outfits and taking pictures so it’s a win.

I’m also on TikTok now *inserts Megan thee Stallion “ehh”*, so please find me on there so we can connect.

Toodles,
Leslie Anne

*Outfit details at the end of post

Outfit details:
Skirt: Forever 21
Cropped top: H&M
Pants: AP Blue
Shoes: Nine West
Earrings/ Necklaces: Alex and Ani
Straw hat: Thrifted

It’s Easter, and We Out Here.

Atlanta, family, Lifestyle, momlife, ootd

“Out here” meaning “in the house” of course, lol.

Sometimes Easter goes by and I don’t really trip off it. It feels more like a general holiday. It embodies a certain time of the year where everything is coming alive and it’s warming up, so that’s cool. You get to dress up and look cute plus the food that day is usually hella delicious. But Easter felt much more personal this year. The story of Jesus: his life, his death, the resurrection. The timing is impeccable. I feel like as a collective, we’re all going through some form of death and rebirth right now. Our reality has never looked like it does right now and people are adjusting. It was the death of life as we had known it and now it’s something new. It’s interesting.

So to celebrate, I got Easter baskets for my kids, we did an Easter egg hunt inside the house, and I got my kiddos all dressed up for virtual church. I found a company called Bailey’s Blossoms that sells “mommy and me” clothes. Since my daughter is still so young, I thought it would be cute if we wore matching black and white printed dresses. Langston’s outfit is a mix of Target, Carter’s, and Osh Kosh. Since I love photography, I took pictures of us outside the house and they turned out really good. I’ve shared some of them below.

-Leslie Anne

Quarantine & Chill and Take Care of Yourself

Lifestyle, ootd


I’m here for all of the fun, love, and cool shit that’s been showing up on social media. (The memes have been taking me out 😂 . I just find it interesting that we’re having virtual parties now. I was at DJ D-Nice’s Homeschool party yesterday with apparently 100k other people feeling like a whole cool kid. 💁🏽 Wow. The times.

Even though we’re physically distant, people have really been getting creative with new resources and access online like never before. If you find something cool to do online, send it my way. Gimme dat.

Im taking this time of isolation to reevaluate things in my life, to prioritize things that nurture me, to practice better self care, and to continue to connect with self and God.

Find your fucking peace. I’m trying my best but to be honest, mugs are trying me. It be the ones. And also, send me all the funny tings and resources. Thanks. | 😘

I’ll be sharing a list soon of the resources that I have found to be helpful in some way.

P.S. 2020 is really out here, ain’t it? 😳

COVID-19/ God is Dope

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What a time to be alive. I’m really over here wrapping my head around the fact that the world is where it is right now. COVID-19 came through and singlehandedly bodied 2020…and its only March. Many are isolating or self-quarantining and travel is restricted. No large groups. People can’t work. Schools closed. Grocery stores are strug. Black market hand sanitizer. This life is wild, yo. Im just pondering. And sending my love.

I’m really wondering if life will ever go back to the norm as we knew it before. Will these more contagious and aggressive viruses start popping up more often? Will the US government use their mishandling of this pandemic as an opportunity to learn, grow, and be more prepared for next time? I’m curious.

Times are stressful, so I’m trying to find the silver lining in all of this. It’s always there if you’re open to seeing it. Leaning on my faith. God is Dope.

The Colors, Duke.

Atlanta, momlife

I’m a child of the 90’s. Whenever I see colorful things, my brain jumps to the Popsicle commercial where the kid says “The colors Duke, the colors” to his colorblind dog. That’s the end of my story.

Enjoy these magical ass photos of me and my kids embodying joy. We discovered a trampoline park South of Atlanta and it has hella activities plus great lighting in the evening. Here we are in the ball pit. Had to jump in because the kids immediately started sinking and I wasn’t having that. It was fun.

Peace,

Leslie Anne 

Furry Coat Love.

Atlanta, Lifestyle, nightlife, ootd

Greetings and Happy New Year. It also happens to be Black History Month so theres that as well. Plenty to be grateful for. 2020 has been pretty illuminating already. I cleaned up my eating and I’ve been way more consistent with my spiritual practice. Meditation makes a difference, man.

My friend had a gender reveal/ birthday party at Ra Sushi. My first time there and I definitely have to go back for a full dinner. My look reflected a classy lady of the night in a Blaxploitation film. I think it’s the coat, lol. Funny enough, I found this coat while shopping at Sam’s. Some of the gems be where you least expect it.

Much love,

Leslie Anne

God Bless the Ratchets.

Atlanta, Music, nightlife

Hey, hey! I hit up the Saint Jhn concert in Atlanta recently. I was excited for the show because Saint Jhn’s music is dope. His tone, the vibes, and the general aesthetic is fire. He has 2 compilations on Apple Music. I recommend you check them out. If you take a listen, drop me a comment about what you think.

I was overall happy with the show, but something was definitely amiss during the performance because you could see it on Jhn’s face. My guess is that something was off with the sound. After the first verse of a lot of the songs, he would cut the music to do an a cappella thing. Idk about that, but regardless, it was still a fun show because the songs go hard. Atlanta was the second stop of the tour, so if Saint Jhn is in your city, swing through. I fucks with it.

And as you can see, I switched up my look. Hey girl! The blonde is gone and these bundles have arrived, lol. I rocked long straight hair for a decent amount of my life, so I miss it sometimes. The weather was letting me live my best style life too so I was not mad. Let me know if you’re digging the look in the comments.

Peace.

Leslie Anne

A Little Lip Service in Atlanta

Atlanta, Lifestyle, nightlife

Hey hey!

Angela Yee, 1/3 of the Breakfast Club, had a live show of her podcast “Lip Service” in Atlanta last Wednesday night. It was at the Buckhead Theatre. I had never actually heard Lip Service but I was excited to experience a live Podcast. The crowd was relatively small but it was still cool. The special guests were Trouble, YFN Luchi, and Tokyo Jets. I loved how candid the discussions were. They talked about sex, relationships, cheating, monogamy, and all kinds of other foolishness. It was fun, low key, and intimate. I think the overall conversation about relationships and sex and just real shit is definitely beneficial to the collective, whether people end up agreeing or not.

Now I’m thinking about seeing The Friend Zone live in Atlanta (bc that’s my show).

Yal ever been to a live Podcast? How was it?

Peace and blessings,

LA