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Powerful Affirmations for Every Queen

 

I celebrated my 23rd birthday a few days ago and went all out.

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Off The Shoulder with Banana Republic

“You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder.”

 

Remember that oldie by Jay-Z? Of course, you do. I just had to make a reference of it because ya know, I’m wearing an “off the shoulder” dress. HA. Yes, I’m like this…deal with it 🙂

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Embrace Your Bold | Sponsored by Banana Republic

My mom always tells me how shocked she is at who I am today and I always laugh.  Ya see, I used to be extremely quiet…so much so, that corny grownups would say “cat got your tongue?” almost everyday of my kid life. I also didn’t like people much…I preferred my mom and the rest of my family lol.

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3 Steps to Take Charge of Your Life

I’m not a follower. I’m not easily swayed. I like being my own boss. I know what I want, how I want it…and yeah. I’m sure of myself…in a good, black girl magic kind of way. This past year, though?! I’ve been wrecked. Like literally, I’ve been facing situations that have rocked my world back to back. God has shown me time and time again there are simply things that I cannot control.

 

I can, however, take charge of how I respond to the situations I face in life and honeyyy, so can you. It’s time we redefine taking charge of our lives. Let’s make this quick and easy, shall we?

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Fashion Week Is Never Cancelled

Our craziest snowstorm of the season just had to be on the first day of Fashion Week, right? I remember looking out the window and seeing crazy flurries and rising snow all over. My family and friends asked me, “You sure Fashion Week isn’t cancelled?”  I had to laugh but I so was dreading going out in that weather!

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Red Dress // Perception Is Everything

Do you guys remember when social media went crazy trying to figure out if that “the dress” was white and gold or blue and black? I went through the same thing while wearing this dress. Is it a red dress or is it orange? To me, it’s clearly red…just with an orange tint lol.

 

Perception is everything, they say. In this case, I must agree. Since we’re talking all about love this month on Adorned in Armor (be sure to catch up on this post and this one, too), I find it a must to discuss how we walk in love.

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VALENTINE’S DAY LOOKBOOK

Valentine’s Day Lookbook: find it here, beautiful people!

 

By now, you all pretty much know that I’m back on YouTube! If ya didn’t know, check out my relaunch vid here). I’m soooo excited for my return — I have so much planned! Be sure to subscribe because I’ll be creating videos about style, life in the light of a believer and of course encouraging you all over there.

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The Most Important Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

Self-care has been one of the most blatant topics of conversation in our society lately.  It’s all about making sure your mental health is given serious attention, indulging in the things that make you happy, and appreciating who you are…especially in the state of this crazy country of ours.

 

Inevitably, when one considers self-care, self-love isn’t too far off. Because why take care of yourself if you don’t love yourself? Why work out, take bubble baths, or have that one cheat meal if you don’t love yourself?

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FAST FASHION

I find inspiration everywhere, especially when it comes to clothes. You know me, I like connecting the smallest things to real life situations. But when I looked at my outfit after I shot these looks, I had no idea what I was going to talk to you guys about.

 

Until I saw that pretty much everything I was wearing was fast fashion. It was quite a discovery haha. There’s nothing wrong with that, trust me. I love my luxury and fast retailers just the same. However, I just found it interesting how the “fast fashion” notion came to mind. It was right on time.

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In Search of the Sun

I’ve professed my hatred for the summer season many times but I do love the sun. Not when it’s scorching hot, but yeah, I love it. I actually have a thing for the sky in general. If you catch me on a walk, you’ll see me with my head cocked back and eyes wide, enthralled by the infinite masterpiece God painted.

 

Now that Daylight Savings have come upon us, I appreciate the extra hour (of sleep) but I’ll forever be dissatisfied with how little time we have to see the sun in all its glory.

 

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             MEET TARAH-LYNN
Hey, I'm Tarah! I make it my mission to empower every #girlboss to slay life obstacles with faith & style. Let's do this thang together, shall we?
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  • “Give Yourself A Break, Superwoman" — my new post dedicated to all of us out here DOING THE MOST. With good intentions, of course. After all, dreams don’t just become reality without putting in the work, right? Right. But still! We're carrying too much. Here's to lessening our load in any way possible and taking it easy on ourselves. What you need to get done, will get done. Yes, you CAN do everything...just not all at once. (link in bio 💕)
  • 💥💥 NEXT SATURDAY! Join @everystylishgirl @thisfashionfiend_ and moiii for workshop, consultations and a panel discussion all about self-love and the side hustle life! A lot of you ask me questions about what I do, how’d I get here, where I see myself going and how you can do it, too! Side Hustle Saturdaze is perf for you since you’ll be getting all the answers from not 1 but 3 girl bosses effectively juggling so many things to make room for themselves in their respective industries. Oh and drinks and the opp to connect with lot of goal-oriented queens, too 👸🏽 PS: I have only 2 promo codes for $5 off a general workshop ticket for you guys! The promo code is AdornedInArmor — they’re going to go fast so act now, girl! See ya there 😘

Website: www.thedevoteddiva.com
  • Talked empowerment, leadership and politics with a whole bunch of young bosses, including the queen herself @elainewelteroth 👑 I remember each encounter with this woman — it just never gets old ❤️
#teenvoguesummit soon come 💥
  • When you get a seat at the table 😭🙌🏾 Seeing my name there reminded me of all my late nights working on my website. Reminded me of my continuous battle of finding balance with all my side jobs, church responsibilities and simply taking care of myself. Reminded me of those times I️ just felt “blah” because I️ was doing all of the right things and making connections with all the right people but wasn’t yet presented THE opportunity. I️ have a long way to go but I️ have that now. My first post as a @teenvogue fashion writer is up and I have all the feels. God is working. On His own timing, but He’s working — He has never stopped ❤️ (SB: iPhone won’t let me be great but ima talk of God’s goodness anyway! 😂)