BECOMING Hope Morgan

Its been 8 months since I delivered my miracle baby and I feel like it happened yesterday. Going through IVF has been one of the hardest things I have EVER went though. The other hardest…… countless surgeries and several miscarriages.

In a rect Instagram post I spoke about feeling like I was ugly because of the weight I am currently. Let me elaborate. I was 110lbs my whole life. When I got married I was 100lbs. I have never been 155lbs which was my end pregnancy weight.. I am now 140lbs. When you are small your whole life gaining 30-35 lbs is new. Its different. Your clothes don’t fit the same. You have to learn how to love yourself including your body allllll over again. Yes, I housed a human being. Yes, I birthed a boy child BUT that doesn’t negate the newness that is now Hope Morgan the mother of Jeremiah Scott Morgan. I work in an industry and we also live in a world that makes you feel that thin is in and thats it. I am learning to love me while being healthy of course!

to be continued………..

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with a feature on All Things Hair

Happy International Women’s Day.

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All over the world women are celebrating what #ADAYWITHOUTWOMEN would look like. Many have decided to strike by not going to work, marching or wearing red. If you aren’t able to participate in these ways….. let your voice be heard not just on this day, but for the rest of your life! How am I letting my voice be heard? I was recently asked by  All Things Hair to be apart of their tribute on “How Women are Expressing themselves Through Their Hair.”

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Here is a snippet of my thoughts……

“I’ve had natural hair for seven years. At first I was afraid of how I would look with short kinky hair. Being on this journey I have learned so much about who I am, and what my culture is all about. As an African American we are shamed into thinking our hair has to be one way and not embrace how versatile it actually can be. I am no longer afraid of who I am because as women, we are strong creatures who are a force to be reckoned with… we just have to believe and never lose our HOPE.”

Another way I’ve decided to be in solidarity with my sisters is to wear red. Red is such a powerful color! Its not too late. If you don’t have red clothing you can simple wear red lipstick.

Gingham Shirt (Zara) / Pants (vintage) / Bomber Jacket (H&M) / Sneakers (Vans)

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My Birthday

Over the weekend, Saturday January 14 to be exact I celebrated my 33rd birthday!!! I can’t believe how old I am and how far I have come. I remember being 13 wishing I was 21. I cherish every single birthday even more. I don’t want to be any older or younger. Well I would definitely relive some of my earlier fashion moments.

Every year I usually leave it up to my husband to plan the celebration, but I give hints on what I want to do. I never feel like he EVER listens to me (lol) so while in a mall one day I mentioned I would love to try one of these new paint and sip classes. Much to my surprise not only was he listening , but he surprised me with reservations to Paint and Sip Studio NY . The experience was one to remember !!

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Now I’m sure you are wondering what did I wear? I said whether rain or shine I am wearing a black long slip dress, my favorite jeans and silver booties. Of course it started to snow extremely hard before leaving the house, but I didn’t care because it was my birthday!!! The dress I am wearing is by Cotton Candy LA and its suppose to look like this:

Being the stylist that I am I felt the dress was too simple for the occasion. So I went to M&J Trimming to purchase some ribbon. I then cut the ribbon in 6 pieces and tied it to the left shoulder of the dress. The dress was also too long for flats, I decided to cut the shoulder straps and simply tie them in knots according to the proper length. The straps look unfinished which went along with the theme of the rest of the dress. One of the hottest trends of 2017 will be wearing jeans under dresses which went perfect with my outfit. To pull the whole look together I wore my hair in 3 buns added NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Electromagnetic and NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Halo .

Dress Cotton Candy LA / Jeans Who What Wear Collection / Booties Topshop / Earrings J.Crew / Denim Jacket Levi’s Authentic Sherpa Trucker Jacket /

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Cheers to a new age!

 

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

It is January 1, 2017. We’ve made it to another year. I am always excited about the new year because my birthday is in 13 days!!! I don’t have any plans yet, but I am going to celebrate every part of that day.

With this new year I am going to focus on the things that make me happy. One of the things that makes me really happy is seeing my name. What do I mean? If I could take this sculpture home I would. I decided to kick off this fashionable new year with my favorite winter coat. Hot pink is my favorite color! Not only is this coat warm, but its one size too big which makes it perfect for layering. I HIGHLY recommend investing in a bright color warm dress coat that will last for years. You will not be sorry. #ThankMeLater

Coat (Paul Smith sample)

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2017 Color Of The Year

We are 23 days away from 2017!!! I remember New Year’s Day 2000. That just almost tells you how old I am lol. Like the saying goes “time is fling by.” As I shop during this Christmas Holiday I can’t help but think of what 2017 will bring. New year, new goals…..

Every year Pantone decides the color of the year. 2017 Color of the year *drum roll please* Greenery. “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

 

 

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Not sure how to pair Greenery ? Here is a snapshot of some “Moody Blooms” colors.

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So get ready to see this color on the runway, at your favorite retail store and even in your chicest makeup brick and mortar.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

“I Got Beans Greens Potatoes Tomatoes Lamb Rams Hogs Maws Beans Greens Potatoes Tomatoes Chicken Turkeys Rabbit YOU NAME IT!!!!!! “

Thanksgiving has finally arrived and the holiday festivities are here. Besides my birthday this time of the year is my favorite time. Families get together, friends make new friends and love, Hope and happiness is in the air. Its a great time to be in New York City. There are soo many things to do. I plan to be apart of it all and take you along with me.

Starting today until December 25th maybe longer I will be posting and discussing holiday theme outfits. The goal is to stay chic, but comfortable. For Thanksgiving, I decided to pick up an outfit at everyones favorite place Target . Who What Wear Collection is the go to line for all things chic and comfortable.

Cardigan (WhoWhatWearCollection) / Jeans (WhoWhatWearCollection) / Silk Shirt try this (WhoWhatWearCollection)

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

 

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Featured on All Things Hair.com

If you haven’t noticed I have green hair…well green braids to be exact. A very popular protective style named box braids are nothing new, however adding bright colored hair is a trend them continues to rise. I’ve never had color in my hair before and decided to take a chance. I am EXTREMELY happy with the outcome and have gained the eyes of a hair site.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by All Things Hair . I was given 6 questions  and it all pertained to my green braids and how I maintain them. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

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#NMAAHC

I had the pleasure of visiting a museum in Washington, DC. Not just ANY museum, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture . This museum was everything I thought it would be and more. I feel extremely blessed once again because tickets are sold out until March 2017! The weather was great and the exhibits were even better.

The museum starts off with the way African Americans came to the United States of American and how we’ve over came over the years. From Women’s Rights, to the Afro and soooo much more. Of course it was crowded, but I am proud of who I am and  I felt like I was living through history with people that cared about our future. I can go on and on and on, but I will let the pictures do the talking.

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If you ever get a chance to go to this particular museum dress comfortably and as always fashionably. I decided to wear flats instead of sneakers and jeans. Bodysuits are back along with vintage leather jackets. To complete my outfit I wrapped kente cloth around multicolor braids.

Vintage leather jacket / Jeans ( J.Crew ) / Velvet flats ( Steve Madden ) / Bodysuit ( H&M )

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