July First…

Happy July everyone. Yes, We made it yall! We made it out the first half of 2020. On today’s post I am reflecting, sharing my personal goals, latest fashion style & trends, and a brief blog note for the month of  July.

June has definitely been an emotionally month, some high moments and some low.  I was able to officially celebrate Juneteenth, which has been recognize as an holiday in Michigan.  I use that time to learn, celebrate with family, and teach others.  Next year, I look forward to this holiday, I want to have an actually party.  

As a country we definitely have a lot more work to do when it comes to addressing the problems we face. However, I plan to make the best out of July. I refuse to let myself be carried away with all stress, and pain. With what is going on I plan to get closer with my faith, and help be the change I want to see for this country. We need more empathy and honesty. Overall I am thankful for health, my family and friends and look forward to great month.

What do you look forward to? 

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Fashion Note

Let’s talk about fashion ! So it looks like we are going to spending a some more time at work. I know for myself work clothes has been out of the question. I am still spending a lot of time at home.  Summer lounge wear is definitely on my radar. What can I wear around the house and that can take me out for bit.

Well sun dress has been my go to for comfortable wear, and even been worn outside. Target has definitely give me some great options when it comes to comfortable, affordable, stylish wear. In the coming weeks I plan to share how I style myself for indoor to outdoor. If you want to know about some other summer essential pieces, check out my post here.

Fashion Report

According to July issue of InStyle Magazine (Alicia Keys: cover girl) 

  • pajama-inspired separates
  • Lounge wear: colorful knit pants, cute flats, or graphic teas
  • knitted totes
  • lightweight cardigans 
  • sun hat & sandal pairing
  • one& done summer dress: baby doll, tent, shirt-inspired, and ruffled

What style and/or trends are looking forward to trying?

Blog Note

Last month I am so proud to say that I have complete 2 collaborative projects with two brands. If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen that I worked with Bliss, a makeup brand, for Pride Month. Thankful for that!

This month I want to keep the ball rolling with working with other brands. Maybe I can sustain another paid opportunity. Overall, in the month July I want to still focus on summer fashion, bringing you other creative way to style yourself without always relying on just shorts and short sleeves. And to always push out helpful content. Please let me know in the comment section some content you would like to see on FashionLayn. 

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Personal Note/ Goals

Personally, I want to refocus my attention on myself and getting to a place that make sense. This self quarantine and unjust system of racism of the first half of 2020 has definitely shifted me to place where I feel so unproductive. I feel drained, tired, and almost always sad.  I am so overwhelmed that literally trying to do anything productive has become so hard. So this month I really want to get closer to God.  Pray every morning, meditate… things that can really help me make sense of everything and find some comfort.


  1. Give myself time to pray and meditate in the morning and at night.
  2. Exercise for 20-30 minutes for 3 days out of the week
  3. Commit to healthier morning routine- Like pray, continue to stretch, and waking up on time (stop snoozing)
  4. Commit to buying  from 1-2 black owned business or donate to organization that benefits the Black community, or the underprivileged once a month.
  5. Hit my monthly goal at my ( for 6 months straight) job to make it to an executive position within my team.

What are your goals this month?

Location: Detroit, MI

Photographer: Alayna/ @fashionlayn


Share with me in the comment section. Let’s talk about sis!! I hope the month of July is an amazing month for you.

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