Hello lovelies! We made it to another New Year’s Eve and on the cusp of saying goodbye to 2015! And what a year it was! 2015 was a year I learned about myself, through fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Through these lessons, there are some I definitely want to bring into 2016 and some, not so much! I warn you guys, this is a long post but it’s been a long year!!
I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, my breasts specifically. Because I have a larger chest, I never wanted to wear anything to show it off for fear of being called a whore or (this is the ONLY time the word will grace this blog) “thirsty” for social media likes. I cared so much about what people thought about my body since I was 13 but this year, that changed. I took risks with crop tops and two-piece bikinis. I showed off my curves and the response was great! I exuded confidence in my outfits and it resonated in my blog posts with “What I wore Wednesday”. What I wore Wednesday gave me a chance to show my style, which is something I never had the confidence to do before! I always wanted to be behind the scenes and let you guys see my words without having to even see anything about me. But I’m so glad I got out of that phase and can share more of my style with you all in 2016. I also will show the fashion styles of others because I have some very stylish friends.
2015 was another year of my experimenting with hair. I learned about the art of hair shadowing (shout out to NaturallyTash) and found a hair color to settle on (for now). I also played with more protective styles and as most of you naturalistas know, that’s not changing! Another beauty step I tried and failed and then tried again was acrylic nails. I’ve always wanted to try them but never thought they fit me. When I tried them out, however, I instantly loved them but couldn’t keep them together! After trying again, I’ve learned how to maintain them and they’re absolutely coming to 2016 with me. And finally, as you can see through my photos, I had a lot of fun with lipstick this year!
As you guys may have noticed, I was blogging in spurts this year! While it wasn’t my intention, life was definitely happening and you can say I got carried away. I moved to a new apartment in the beginning of the year and met people who I can honestly say changed my life with their energy. 2015 was also the year I had to let old friendships go and not use history as an excuse to keep toxic energy around me. I also learned not to let people run over me and stood up for myself without any fear of them leaving me. I traveled more and kept the people I love closer. I also achieved a major goal in my life, which was to graduate college and start my life in the career world. I had two internships and worked two jobs, one toward my career goals and another one I never want to see again! Achieving all of this was done through prayer, faith, hard work and dedication. I set goals for myself and never let anyone tell me I couldn’t do it. I would be crazy not to keep this in 2016. My goals for 2016 are bigger and bolder, as I will be making Here Comes the Chic a full-time commitment and going to graduate school away from my hometown. I’m going into new territory and, for the first time in my life, I have no idea what the outcome could be. But I’m not afraid because for the first time in a long time I believe in myself, as well as the gift God has given me. I am going to continue to use this platform to uplift and entertain others to follow their dreams while looking their best. I’m extremely excited for the journey and to have it with all of you. I hope you all have an amazing, safe, chic and Happy New Year!