OOTD: You Can Hear Me Coming.

At Home, family, Lookbook, ootd

Hey yal.

This was me at the house a couple of weeks ago. I had these swishy pants that I found at a thrfit store a while back and this color blocking organza top. They’re among many statement pieces that I buy and then figure out what to do with later. This extended time at home seemed like a great time to build some new fun outfits.

Getting dressed and styling myself is like a tiny therapy session. I get to express. Plus Josie was being cute so I snapped a few pictures in her room after her nap.

I hope you all are doing well. If not, find a little bit of peace each day and hold onto it. Things will turn around.

Peace.

-Leslie Anne

Quarantine & Chill and Take Care of Yourself

Lifestyle, ootd


Iโ€™m here for all of the fun, love, and cool shit thatโ€™s been showing up on social media. (The memes have been taking me out ๐Ÿ˜‚ . 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. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ Wow. The times.

Even though weโ€™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. | ๐Ÿ˜˜

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, ainโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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

AFROPUNK Atlanta 2019

Atlanta, Lifestyle, Music

AFROPUNK Atlanta 2019. Yowza.

I’m not even exaggerating when I say that this was by far the best AFROPUNK I’ve ever been too. Atlanta clowned. The people were BEAUTIFUL. Everyone. Not just some folks, but all. Vibes everywhere. I’m honestly still on cloud 9. I’m so in awe of how AFROPUNK leveled alllllll the way the fuck up this year. So many sponsorships and cool interactive art installations. The overall scale was just grander. It was beautiful.

Now for the tunes:

Lucky Daye. Anderson Paak. Smino. Masego. Mahalia. Brittany Howard. Fever 333.

Lucky Daye has been one of my favorites for a while and this was my first time seeing him in concert. His live show is amazing. I would have been satisfied if I went home after his set. But then I get to see Smino, a fellow STLien. And end the night with Anderson Paak who did a tribute to Mac Miller. Shawty is mad content. I am shawty.

I’m excited for how AFROPUNK Atlanta is evolving. If you were at the festival, drop me a comment! What was your favorite experience at AFROPUNK this year?

Peace,

Leslie Anne

Staycation with me.

Atlanta, nightlife

I celebrated 5 years in the marriage game last weekend. It honestly stuns me that I have been married for 5 years already. Life just keeps moving right along. Marriage is challenging at times but it’s also a lot of fun, especially when you’re raising a family together. Here’s to loving, listening, lots of fun, and continued personal growth.

Amanze (the hub) and I did a staycation at the W Atlanta- Midtown. The room was super cute. Then we ate at Chops Lobster Bar. Fiye. I had salmon and Amanze had a seafood trio….it was seriously delicious. Afterwards, we hit up Wiskey Mistress where they played early ’00’s tunes and oldies for not got-damn reason, but it was funny. The ambiance in that place is real cool though.

Where do yal like to go out in Atlanta?

Peace,

-Leslie

July 12th: A Cancer Woman.

Atlanta, Lifestyle, nightlife

Shawty had a birthday this summer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Shout out to all the wonderful Cancer’s out there. Enjoying good food and emoting like nobody’s business ๐Ÿ˜Š. I love us.

I used to live by Grant Park but I never made it over to Agave, so I went there for my birthday dinner. Margarita please. Earlier that day I had a nice full body massage and the next day I went out with some friends & family.

If you’re a Cancer, happy belated birthday to you. ๐Ÿ’‹

Peep the vibe:

Lemon head.

Atlanta, nightlife, ootd

Dress: Papaya; Shoes: GoJane.com

I was having a real yellow moment when I visited Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta a couple weeks ago for a networking event. Hair, skin tone, dress, bag….all of it.

So naturally I became curious about the psychology and meaning of the color yellow. This is the quick version of what I found:

Yellow: Uplifting, happy, fun, hopeful, practical thinker, networker, the mind, intellect.

Whew chile, the alignment.

Unless God Sent You…

momlife, ootd, travel

Before I got out of Memphis, I grabbed some tasty Mexican food. It happened to be Cinco de Mayo and the weekend already had a celebratory mood, so margaritas it was.

Then we went over to Lorraine Motel to honor the life of MLK Jr. It’s important for me to show my kids the world and teach them about people and history from our eyes.

I rocked this plaid thrifted skirt, creepers, a flower crown, and a white tee. I walked into God is Dope a few weeks ago after brunch and got a few things. I used to drive by from time to time, so I felt like my visit was overdue. I snagged a couple unisex tees and a hoodie. It’s decorated super cute in there too.

This tee says “Unless God Sent You, I’m Unavailable.” And that’s exactly the kind of energy I’m trying to put out there. Blessings on blessings.

Winter in the Morning, Spring in the Afternoon.

Atlanta, ootd

Yea it’s technically Spring, but Winter is still out here trying to be seen at least a few hours out of the day. So the wardrobe is in transition. Atlanta weather right now is a little bit all over the place. But I suppose that’s always been the nature of early Spring. In the last week I’ve worn a coat, sandals, shorts, a sweater….and seriously needed rainboots. Went from turning on the heat one night to turning on the air a couple days later. This is foolishness.

Here’s an outfit I threw together last month. Layering, like I always do. Especially helpful when the weather is a little funny. Love this vintage plaid sweater and these adorable rose gold Nine West booties.

If you come across this post, drop me a comment letting me know what city you’re in. Is Atlanta the only place with weather that’s still flip flopping?