Let’s Talk Self-Care

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Blazer: Goodwill; T-Shirt: F21; Pants: H&M; Shoes: GoJane; Necklace/ring: Alex and Ani

I’m not feeling 100 this week. I was actually just sent home from my internship for looking/sounding so crappy. My supervisor told me she was whipping the Lysol out as soon as I left, lol. It be like that sometimes. But she asked me an interesting question while I was there: “Why didn’t you just call out today?” My response: “Because this is what I do. I just fight through it.”

But why is that? I seem to think that showing up with a runny nose, coughing all crazy, with a Barry White voice is going to show them that I’m all “dedicated and dependable.” But what am I really telling myself about myself? Why do we, as women or mothers or whatever, just fight through whatever we’re going through when we know what we really need is some good rest or some good laughter or to drink some more damn water? There’s no simple answer to that question, but I do know that  I’m going to try to check in with myself more. And question those false stories that we all made up at some point that are still allowed to dictate our behaviors. Take care of youself. You’re worth the self-care.

What self-care keeps you feeling at your best?

Let’s talk style for a sec. Blazers are definitely on trend right now. I found this one at the Goodwill, aka The Spot, and thought it would be cool for work but also cool to jazz up with a graphic tee. As you probably already figured, this look is for work. Made it more playful with the skinny pants and metallic sneakers. I’m working in an elementary school this semester, so this look is kid friendly yet still professional. We out here. 

Song of the day: Smino: Klink

Work Clothes

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Top: Michael Kors, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Franco Sarto,  Sunglasses: Ebay

I’m working as a school counseling intern right now. First time I’ve gotten back in the work field since I started grad school about 3 years ago. Not gonna lie, I felt kinda bad going back to work, even part-time, with such a little baby at home…but you gotta do what you gotta do. I’m trying to get this degree so I can peace the fuck out of grad school. So with work comes the dreaded “work clothes.” I used to dumb down my style and throw anything together at the last minute because I just didn’t care. This time around, I figure why the hell can’t I be myself at work too? No I can’t roll up in there with a cropped top, but I can still do my thing style-wise.

I used to feel like people would think I was doing too much if I expressed myself through style at work. I mean, my style can get pretty “out there” at times. But if I’m not being myself, then who am I pretending to be…and why? So I said fuck it. You gon get this wig. This nose ring. This bright ass lipstick. And these extra sunglasses. Enjoy.

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