I just got an email from one of my blog readers telling me sometimes she doesn’t feel confident with her dark complexion. She’s so very beautiful both inside and out and maybe 19 years old… so I am trying to figure out why would she be so concerned. Beauty on the inside brings out beauty on the outside however. I am always humbled when I get emails from my readers that I inspire, but if you have low confidence because of your skin, you are going to have to work on your inner confidence FIRST and foremost. This mentality is forced down from the slave masters and from the media, sadly. Please don’t allow this to burden you from those who are still in mental slavery. They’re the losers! To judge someone for their complexion is insane- rather lightskin or darkskin.
I remember seeing this African model on MTV many years ago and she had a short bald hair cut. Many black people (our own people) would say she was unattractive while the other races praised her. However, when she walked the runway and spoke with confidence she appeared and seemed beautiful because she was beautiful from within. If she had any flaws, her inner beauty made her look super beautiful.
One thing I love to do is learn from the African models on Instagram and whenever I am traveling.. because they have amazing confidence and they embrace their feminism. When I’d travel to big cities, these ladies were full of confidence and always loved to dress up.
I admit, I am a stalker of Sedanase, Ghanan and Ethiopian models and I love being inspired by other women instead of being envious. LEARN AND EMBRACE! Most importanty, if you really want your dark skinned to be noticed and feel confident, the secret is to wear bright cool or bright warm colors. Another tip is to add a hint of cocoa butter oil to the skin or cheeks. This adds a certain glow to the skin. For some reason that is like seeing magic. Trust me!
If I were darker, I’d probably wear bright colors all the time just because of how it draws attention to chocolate skin. Luckily, you don’t have to really worry about acne scars or wrinkles lol You just need to love being you and keep looking good and feeling confident. Hope this helps.. -ReNita XOXO 💕💋
It’s Sunday Funday so you know what that means. I prefer sipping from my selection of tea in the sun on Sundays. This afternoon’s decision of blueberry tea led me to soak in some sun at our local bakery- BAKER’S SWEETS ( It’S too bad they weren’t open because I could really use one of their blueberry muffins!! BUMMER! 😖) Although I wasn’t blue, I was in the mood to wear my beautiful blue outfit from It’s Fashion Metro.
This blue top accentuates the waistline with 5 middle down buttons. What I love about it the most is the fluffy vest-like collar. The blue and white strips immediatly gives me sailor vibes.
Luckily the blue pants were stretchy material with the length of a capri wear. I accesorized with matching white beaded earrings and a necklace that dangled on my chest. I absoloutly felt my most confident in this outfit. Looking BLUE never felt so good!!!
As women, we all want to feel feminine and fresh; nothing tops it off than a simple breezy dress. When Sincere Sally Boutique sent me this dress, my heart dropped as I opened the packaging. I rushed to put it on and instantly imagined myself showing it off in public. The cool fabric against my skin made me thought of a windy day at the park with some ice cream. The pink color of the dress gave a hint of summer and spring time; this is great to wear during those seasons. The warm pink color could also get by in autumn too, but since it has a flower pattern I would let it stay in the categories of summer and spring.
The sandals to wear with this dress will have to be white, a warm pink or a woodsy brown. Since this dress makes me feel carefree, I believe the sandals will give the perfect style and grace for that added touch.
I don’t know how I could skip not adding a bag with this dress, but I’d consider something small because this is a light styled dress. (Let’s leave the big bags for the loud clothes, ladies. lol)
Feeling confident in this Bianca dress wasn’t hard to do. I put it on and stormed out the door as heads turned and cameras snapped. Add it to your cart and you won’t be disappointed, ladies.
As soon as I felt the blazing sun on my skin and saw the clear blue skies, I instantly felt a rush of excitement. Visions of an ice cream truck, the beach and SUMMER DRESSES started to dance in my head. Let me say that again, SUMMER DRESSES! I instantly hopped on the couch amidst my episode of The Golden Girls on replay and started to online shop via my cell phone. I was as giddy as a kid in a candy store. As I strolled websites such as Fashion Nova, Ebay and Amazon there were so many choices of dresses to choose from. Summer dresses seems to make shopping for the season so easy. The bright colors are already matching the summer theme and it’s simple because it’s a dress with so many different patterns and styles.
At first I was just going to be simple and just get one dress, but then the little angel on the side of my shoulder said to me ReNita, you are treating yourself so buy one more. It will be worth the money because this is something for you. I rubbed my chin before clicking the search bar again. The next thing I know I had added a third dress to the cart.
The first dress was this beautiful Bohemian polka dot chiffon wrap dress. I couldn’t resist staring at it, but it took me so long to decide on the yellow or the green. Of course I went with the green because it seemed like a calm color along with being summer-ish. The sway of the dress tail releases a sexy feel that I can already imagine.
The second dress made my jaw dropped. Green and white symbolized nature and earth and the pink belt at the waist will surely accent the waistline. I am getting so many ideas of what type of jewelry to wear and I am thinking of big green hoops. This is the kind of dress that you can wear to the beach for a walk on the pier or either a brunch date with friends or that special someone.
Finally, the last dress! Aha! This fashionable boho dress screamed the word SEXY! I love how the design of the dress came with these zigzag patterns. The peach color around the chest will mos def make me stand out from the crowd. I hope it comes with some pockets, but if not then it’s fine with me. A khaki purse will top off the look with some khaki colored sandals. It’s both sexy and classy at the same time without revealing too much.
Well, I had to close my browser after making those purchases because I know I would have kept going, but can you believe that these dresses were under $80.00? Yes, I’m shocked as well. Maybe I could have kept going.