Unlike typical weekends, working for an eikawa in Japan means that my weekend starts after I get off of work on Saturday. My two days off are Sunday and Monday, the latter of which I took these pictures on my balcony using my tripod. After an eventful Sunday, I elected to enjoy a chill day by myself where I spent my time cleaning my apartment, watching documentaries and of course taking some blog pictures. Stay tuned for a blog post on what my apartment looks like coming soon!
On March 11th, I did something I had been dreading for months: Cutting all of my hair off. I was very apprehensive about this because I have been conditioned to think short hair is “mannish” and I had never thought I would look good with it. But alas, I’m getting older and starting to disregard tired standards of beauty and the irrelevant opinions others may have about my appearance. This led me to going to a salon and cutting off most of my hair. At first glance of myself after the finished product, I was horrified; I immediately felt completely unattractive but over the next few days these feelings subsided and I began to embrace the new look. I think it brings me a new edge and my face is the first thing you see :). Anyway lets get into the reasons:
1) It was severely uneven: There were parts of my hair that were past my shoulder and others that were two inches long. The excess just had to go
2) I wanted to have a hairstyle that would easily fit under my wig: I am getting a wig made for my new job in Japan and having to learn how to cornrow my own hair was going to be too difficult due to the unevenness of my hair so I decided cutting was the best decision.
3) Lastly I wanted to try something new. I wanted to be able to wear my natural hair (just to be clear I have been natural since I was 17) and for it to look neat and like I had an actual hairstyle. Before my hair looked unkempt and oddly shaped (in its wash and go state) but it feels great having all my hair the same length
Anyway I’m still getting used to it but I’m really starting to like it and I’m glad that I don’t feel the need to hide behind extensions. Check out some photos of my new hair below!
so this past Saturday I stepped into a casino for the first time and it happened to be the Horseshoe casino in Baltimore. We originally stopped at a bar in Baltimore but go there so late, we decided to hit the casino afterwards. Me and my friend Morgan got there around 3 am (after retrieving her lost ID and debit card from a Good Samaritan at a local 7-11) and it was packed full of people. Overall the experience was a bit uncomfortable because of the Afro wig I was wearing which got me a lot of unwanted attention. Besides that I won 17 dollars, a small victory for a girl who thinks casinos are a scam and waste of money. Check out some pictures I snapped below and have a great rest of the week!
Note: I took a lot of pictures of the chandeliers, I just found them so beautiful. Also stay tuned for an update of my Japan trip and essential items I’m bringing with me! 😊
My outfit on Sunday! I felt dressed a little differently (and older) than my usual style but I liked seeing my self 5 years from now 😎. Also, like my new hairstyle? My first time with a braid bob and I love it! Breakdown of my outfit below!
Last night I modeled in my schools African Student Association’s Fall Ball! Was so happy Nkechi (my little sister) was able to come and so thankful to her for doing my hair. Check out the photos I took!