“We came, [They] Learned, We Shopped, We Blossomed.” – Tonya Rapley, founder of My Fab Finance
Last week Saturday, I attended the Fashion & Finance NYC Event and let me just say… YES!
It was such a warm and comfortable day. The skies were so clear and I felt like being a flower. Considering I was attending a fashion and finance event, I wanted to show that style isn’t expensive. My entire outfit (including the cost of the twists in my hair- more on that later) was $100. You heard me correctly, Aunty/Uncle! $100!!! (Jewelry not included)
Here’s what I wore:
Photography by Arkeem Johnson
TJ Maxx Blouse // Tahari Trousers // Betsey Johnson Heels // H&M Sunnies
If there is one thing I appreciate about blogging more than showcasing my style, it is being inspired and empowered by women from so many different walks of life. I stumbled across Tonya’s Instagram Page randomly one day and actually fell in love with her cause. How many (African American women at that!) bloggers do you know that are really passionate about finance? And it appears she does it so effortlessly and fashionably. One thing I learned from Tonya, that I’ll forever appreciate her for, is unfollowing people on IG who coerce me to shop more than I need to. I used to find myself buying something simply because I saw another blogger wear it. Not only is it dangerous, but it is an express ticket down fashion victim lane. Just because someone looks amazing in something doesn’t mean it will look amazing on you.
In any event, co presenter with Tonya was the Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club. The panelist of the event, Kara Stevens of The Frugal Feminista, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, and Michaela Boyd were equally amazing! Be sure to check out their blogs! :)
Below are some iphone shots I caught at the event!
The event got so real in the end, I had to run back to the car, swap for flats (i’m no superhero), and take my hair out of its bun! Wanna know what’s in my bag?! Stay tuned for my haul video this weekend!!! Aunty packed all kinds of goodies in this bag! Hehehe
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