It seems like yesterday that I was introduced to the lovely Miss Jasmine Crowe at an award show honoring Toya Wright for her philanthropic work in the Black Community. I can’t believe it was a year ago I vowed to work with Jasmine in giving of my time and services as a parent liaison or mental health counselor to children. Unfortunately, I had just started my PhD classes and my time was limited with my other volunteer activities with the American Red Cross and Dress for Success Atlanta. However as time would have it Jasmine is hosting her award show again and this time she is honoring Tamika Raymond and other philanthropists and organizations for their diligent work and support in our community.
Posed with the lovely Philanthropist Miss Jasmine Crowe
Unfortunately I missed out on most of the award ceremony (flat tire) but I still showed up and better yet I now have my schedule worked out wherein I can start giving back to our community and pouring into children who can and will grow up to be like me or achieve more than me.
Jasmine and some of the powerful moments of the night. I was quite impressed that Marley is also a philanthropist I can only say well done again Jasmine and congratulations to Marley.
Jasmine’s beautiful dress by BCBG Simply Jyune outfit from Francescas boutique- black sheer laser cut skirt and neon orange crop top belted for an elevated look away from the street style>
Well if haven’t learned anything the most valuable thing I pride myself on knowing is Philanthropy~the art of giving back and pouring into others is a blessing! a feeling of accomplishment in itself.
At the end of the night I was glad I came out to support and solidify my promise to give back.
Since living below the Mason-Dixon Line I sometimes find it difficult to get dressed because when I show up somewhere I look different from others, everybody is dressed in trends, so much so that they all look alike …they all wear the same hair, same hairstyles, same dress different color and same shoes. It’s as if I can just look at them and spot which boutiques they shopped for the events. There is nothing wrong with being trendy but a personal touch or an edge of creativity adds flavor to any style.
A woman’s outfit should be 75% accessories and 25% clothing…. Go figure I spend more time picking out my accessories than my clothing. On my way to network a Bridal Show at Elaborate Events in Duluth, GA after church I’m like I know I’m expected to look normal but what is normal…..I have to feed my mood and stress accordingly to be comfortable.. with such thoughts I paired a red zippered blazer with a mullet style green chiffon dress, complete with red pumps, belt, crystal and silver jewelry. After getting dressed I realize that my simple outfit looks more as if I am dolled up for more than networking with Brides. The simple red carpet ready ensemble:
Fire Red zippered blazer – GAP
Green mullet dress- Forever 21
Red leather belt –Zara woman
Crystal jewelry –Fairytale by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Anklet/foot jewelry-Barefoot by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Fire Red pumps- Jessica Simpson
I then realize no matter how simple or inexpensive the outfit…….I will always be Red Carpet Ready and stand out apart from the crowd.
The Barefoot anklet is designed to wear while being barefoot, however I slipped it on with my pumps and it was comfortable to walk around so I just kept it on which gave a twist to my pump and style but I enjoyed the look and of course showcased my barefoot anklet to everyone. I was dressed so simple yet I felt overdressed so I took off my necklace and tossed the matching Zara clutch bag opting to use my blazer pockets for my keys, lip gloss and card. My simple lifestyle Keeps me Red Carpet Ready and turned up for every occasion…….I love my Simple Style!!!
Thanks for stopping by, with your blessings and sharing my fraction of the world.