Memo 058: May Flowers

I am literally taken aback at the speed at which these months fly by!

Especially when May sneaks up on me. It’s my birthday month and it has become a check in point with myself. The more I question where I am in life, the more that I realize that I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
Instead of beating myself up about what I haven’t done since last May, I’ll reflect here on what I have done:


  • Traveled to Barcelona, Rome, Paris and the Dominican Republic
  • Experienced the best and worst (yes both!) 5-month reflection period of my entire life
  • Started this awesome blog called The Werk! Place
  • Conducted my first media coverage at the MIM Rocks Fashion Show
  • Took a wine tour in Napa Valley
  • Served as a Bridesmaid in my BFFs wedding
  • Witnessed one of my favorite linesisters/friend get married
  • Hosted my first baby shower
  • Started a new job (same company) with an awesome schedule
  • Took ski lessons in Lake Tahoe
  • Went to my first Phoenix Sun’s Game
  • Created my 2nd Vision Board
  • Finally, closed the door to some feelings that should have left long ago.
  • More importantly, I’ve grown. 
Happy Birthday month to me and to all you other May babies out there…


Dress: River Island
Photography: Brent Gates
Harness: ASOS
Photography: Brent Gates
Photography: Brent Gates
Bag: Flea Market Find
Photography: Brent Gates
Photography: Brent Gates

Photography: Brent Gates
Cuffs: Oregon Boutique,  Rings: Belle Noel and Banana Republic, Sandals: Paloma Barcelo
Photography: Brent Gates
Harness: ASOS
Photography: Brent Gates
Photography: Brent Gates
River Island Dress – Similar here and here
ASOS Harness – Similar here
Straw Bag – Similar here
Double Cuff – Similar here
Belle Noel Ring – Similar here
Banana Republic Ring – Similar here
Paloma Barcelo Sandals – No Longer Available


  1. May 1, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    So gorgeous.. cant wait to see what you will wear for your bday!

  2. May 1, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    You just gave a simple dress some edge with the harness. Nice look!

    And, yes, making a list of what you have accomplished/done within the past year is definitely a smart move.

  3. Chasity
    May 1, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    You bring it everytime… I admire your style and can tell you have a good sense of humor. Thank you for sharing through your awesome blog and enjoy your birthday month!!! 🙂

  4. May 1, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    you're awesome! your list of what you've accomplished is super similar to mines too! love the outfit. if you don't mind me asking, what sorority are you apart of?

    • May 1, 2013 / 11:11 pm

      No, I don't mind. Delta Sigma Theta.

    • May 2, 2013 / 9:21 pm

      Oh nice! I am part of Sigma Gamma Rho! passing some BGLO love your way 🙂

    • May 2, 2013 / 11:39 pm

      Thanks ma'am! Back at cha!

  5. Anonymous
    May 2, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    Love the list and what a reflection…very inspiring. Beautiful

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