Afropunk 2016 Day 1

Greetings from Afropunk! 

No seriously, I’m writing this blog post as I wait in line for fried mac n cheese.[*note: the fried mac bites were everything.] As I look around, I just can’t help but think DAMN I made it down to Brooklyn, New York to be amongst my people. 

Everyone knows Afropunk is the Mecca for every awkward but original, funky, cool, creative black kid to come and just be. I love it. I’ve been dying to come for at least the past 3 years or so and this year I just felt it in my spirit that the time had come to make it happen. 

I thought it would be appropriate to bring this post considering I made most of my outfit for both days. 
For day one I created this African waxed print skirt, and tomorrow I have… Well you’ll see. *wink*
Honestly, as beautiful as my skirt is, I’m just happy I didn’t have to go naked… although I could have. *side eye* I just couldn’t pull together what I wanted for my first day out, and I went through a ton of patterns until I decided on a skirt. The first one I made was super pretty and pink and awesome but not very Afropunk. I was really upset about it. Then at the VERY last minute I turned to my stock pile and with a small prayer to the fashion gods, I created this skirt. No pattern necessary; just determination.

 I also grabbed a few pieces from the shop (which are still available for purchase) that have the same fabric. I felt like Tim Gunn honestly speaking, I’ve been making it work. Another make it work moment included my necklace today, made literally from scraps of fabric of my finished skirt. 



My Little Happy’s

I guess we can consider this pose a revisit from an old YouTube video I made many moons ago. My Little Happy’s are still relevant and I have a feeling they will be for a long time.

Definition:ย My Little Happy’s โ€“ hobbies, activities, or small joys throughout the day that may mean very little to someone else but everything to you.

We live in a time of got to do.

“I’ve got to do this” and “I got to do that”. But in the middle of all that don’t forget yourself.ย Remember to do you. Personally I have quite a lot of happy’s to lean on, some include: listening to music, drinking coffee with my favorite creamer, and sewing of course. When I’m having a rough day I just run to my little pick me ups and nothing else matters.

What are your Little Happy’s?