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Wearing Your Heritage on Your Sleeve

Heritage: Featuring an orange and gold headwrap, a nude bodycon scoop dress and chunky necklace

I’m a first-generation American. My family immigrated from Zambia, and I was the only one born here. Being first-gen gives you an interesting perspective on culture as you try to navigate both spheres. There were plenty of things I loved about it, such as the wealth of inside jokes I’ve got with nearly every West African I meet from growing up around a lot of Nigerians. However, I also struggled with reconciling my parents’ Zambian standards for me with the American ones I was growing up around. Both the joy and struggle of being first-generation have shaped who I am. read more


Working through Artist’s Block

Working through Artist's Block: Featuring a peach bodysuit with a white embroidered sheer cover, lightwash jeans, and embroidered floral pumps with an ankle strap

Lately, I’ve been struggling a lot with artist’s block. Writer’s block, fashion block, finding-the-perfect-backdrop block, I’ve been struggling with all of it. I’ve been feeling fresh out of complete creative ideas. Everything’s just a fragment of an idea, a direction with no clear path to the end, and it’s been driving me crazy. All my fellow creatives, I’m sure you can understand how that frustration with the artist’s block only blocks you more, and then you’re just super-pissed and out of ideas. read more


Spring Cleaning: Tips on Keeping Fashion Fun

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

So I’ve dove head-first into my closet spring cleaning. I donated boxes of old clothes and shoes to my local Goodwill store, which was only a little bit heartbreaking. I also pulled my spring/summer clothes out of storage and have already worn a few items! Still, every time the fashion season changes, I find myself in a familiar dilemma–can I still wear half of this stuff, or is it…*gasp* out of style? read more


DC for Free: The US Botanic Garden

DC for Free: Visiting the US Botanic Garden

By now, you know I hate winter and being cold. It’s hard not to just cozy up indoors, take advantage of the fact my utilities are included in my rent and turn the heat up to 90°F. Unfortunately, the air quality sucks and there is a limit to how much Netflix I can do in one sitting. I needed the joy of the outdoors without the stinging of cold wind on my face. Lo and behold, the United States Botanic Garden comes through. read more


City Spelunker: Keeping My New Years Resolution

City Spelunker: Featuring an oversized denim button up accessorized with a silver statement necklace, strappy black stilettos and a matte black handbag

So, just like everyone else, I set some new years resolutions. A few were pretty generic, like working out more. Which, considering it’s March and I’m still going to the gym semi-regularly–I’m feeling pretty good about. ‘Cause let’s be real, how many resolutions make it to March? Even if that resolution is dragging along like some sort of injured animal, it’s still going. read more


Think Pink!

Think Pink! Featuring a black pleather skater skirt with a pink knit longline cardigan and pink crystal drop earrings

As you probably know, I’ve been taking belly dance classes for almost two years now. It’s been challenging but also one of best experiences in my life. It’s taught me a higher awareness of each part of my body and also how to love what it can do. It’s a dance that works on every body type and encourages you to appreciate how it looks on you. Just like clothing, it looks amazing in a different way on everyone. read more


Abigail Lee

Abigail Lee

I'm a 23-year-old web developer living in Washington D.C with an off-the-clock obsession with all things street fashion. Belly dancer, aspring astrologist, and a curious little mind.

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