The latter part of the year is always such a special time for most people. For me, I celebrate my birthday, my mom’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and a newly acquired and required tradition called Friendsgiving.
For those who may not know, Friendsgiving is the friend version of the Thanksgiving holiday. Its where you get together and share a meal, laughs, experiences over the last year, what you’re grateful for and with the people you choose to be around; your friends. It’s an awesome time and I recommend it to all groups of friends.
This year, was eye opening for me. There were things that I promised myself once 2019 started and I planned to carry it all out. While I achieved most of what I promised myself, there were some revelations and hard realities that showed up for the ride. One of the biggest things I’ve learned in 2019 was that it’s not about the family that you’re born into but rather the family that you build for yourself. I love my biological family dearly but my friends and supporters made all the difference to me this year. God will put people in your life that you truly need in order to make it to your next level and I can not be more grateful for the people he strategically placed in mine.
Social Media has jokingly yet very accurately stated that most people get glammed for the living room on Thanksgiving and I thought I would bring that realness to Friendsgiving. My group of friends generally likes to be comfortable but true to self, I bring the extra out of everybody. I’m one of those friends that will show up beat and glammed to a casual event. Never to stunt but always to FEEL my personal best.
One of my friends suggested that we all dress up so that we can take group pics and I was elated. I knew the perfect outfit to set the living room on fire. I had purchased this maxi dress months ago from Boohoo.com to feature in my “One and Done” Fall outfit theme and I was ready to give it some play. This dress is not only comfortable but gives the illusion of fancy without too much effort. Its an easy tone of black with gold and can be paired with low shoes because it hides the feet. Besides, I’m not really a fan of maxis with heels. It never works out for little (literally) ole me. Up top is plunging neckline sexy and the bottom is church lady wholesome. Its the perfect balance. This dress helped me to help myself to all the good eats and hide the fact that I pigged out. What a purchase!
2019 has been phenomenal. I’m so thankful for the good but I’m very much grateful for the negative parts because it allowed me to see how great the good parts were. My friends have been monumental this year and it was nice to kick off the holiday season with some of my favorite people. We said what we’re thankful for and prayed together. 2020 is about to rock our socks. Cheers to that.
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