Sometimes life calls for simplicity

I’m so happy that it’s March that I barely know what to do with myself. Mainly because doing the All Black Everything (designers & black owned businesses) Project, was super consuming. Although I am so happy with the results, the next time I do it I will definitely bring on more talent and assistance. But that’s me. I am a Taurus and I’m stubborn and I like things my way. If you’ve been watching my Instastories, and I hope you have, you know how difficult these last few weeks have been for me. I don’t know if it was that full moon, or something was in retrograde but I was not feeling myself the past two weeks. My jaw was super tense and I was generally annoyed. I couldn’t for the life of me, break out of that funk. But I know that God or the Universe or a higher power was definitely trying to get to me through people. My Purewow family sent me a book; Zadie Smith Feel Free Essays last Wednesday and I definitely went into my office and shed some thug tears. I’d had such a taxing day and receiving that book and reading that title was the thing that broke me out of two weeks of anxiety.

I went home, I drank a glass of Pinor Noir and I listened to my favorite YouTube Meditation for Aligning the Heart Chakra while redesigning this website with a new theme. I listen to this YouTube Motivational Video a few times a week, but when I listened to it most recently, I found so many new gems and I actually took the words to heart. I also wrote down a plan for the remaining months of the year. As soon as I did these things, I felt rejuvenated and actually excited for what’s to come instead of being bogged down with fear. This past weekend has been one of my most productive all year and I’m happy I went through that darkness because it shed so much light. I am now basking in light and I’m just trying to hold on to the lightness for as long as I can so whenever this tension and anxiety looms over me I can close my eyes and visualize the state I’m in right now.

Photography by Rose Lazard

Top & Jacket The Tiny Closet Shop | Rachel Comey White Culottes | Derek Lam Heels | Annie Costello Brown Earrings | Nars Mysterious Red Matte Lip Pencil | Jessica McClintock Evelope Clutch | Head Wrap

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I’ve also started dressing slightly different. After wearing bright colors and lavish over-the-top designs for the entire month of February for the Black History Month Project, I am now draw to very simplistic designs with a twist. I like muted colors and am experimenting more with minimalism. This top and jacket are both pieces from Natalie of The Tiny Closet Shop. I’ve been following her for so long and have loved seeing her evolution and her bravery in following her dreams and starting her own line. Her pieces are simple, comfortable and beautiful and that’s something I need more of in clothing and in life. I hope you all love the new theme as much as I do!

Make sure to check out the new Pitch Templates as well. I’ve added The Perfect Pitch for Sponsorship — Getting Sponsors to Fund your Events, The Perfect Pitch Templates for Travel — Leveraging Your Social Media for Compensation and The Perfect Pitch Pulls — How to Borrow/Pull from Designers and Businesses for Special Events, Editorials and Travel!

xx

Monroe

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14 Comments

  1. March 5, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Loving the new theme Monroe, it’s so fresh, bright and clean! Here’s to a great week my dear, everything will fall into place for you! Of course, you look great!

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you Karese! I’m so glad you like it and yes I’m feeling a lot better.

      xx
      Monroe

  2. March 5, 2018 / 8:29 am

    yassss. Love the new site. You make everything look so chic. Thank you for always being so transparent with us, love your vulnerability & glad you’re back. xx

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      love you boo! Cheers to creating a new path! I’m ready for Paris!

      xx
      Monroe

  3. March 5, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    OH. MY. GOSH. You are everything. This new theme is everything. Your words are everything. I’m so inspired, Monroe. Thank you for being you. You literally push me daily (via your Insta stories) with your drive, consistency, and overall awesome-sauceness.

    Now let me get back to this work so that I may hold on to my lightness for as long as possible as well.

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you Nailah! I really appreciate you so much. Girl we are the same person! Yes find that light and hold on to it boo. You got this!

      xx
      Monroe

  4. March 5, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Love your template and of course content! Always routing for you!

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate the love.

      xx
      Monroe

  5. March 5, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Your cheering squad is immense. We are always rooting for you!

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you so much Sharon! I appreciate the support.

      xx
      Monroe

  6. March 5, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Loving this new theme ! And I have been there in that funk!! Just like you I have felt better once I break things down and plan it out. I know I’ve been feeling anxious when little things break me down and I shed some tears. Those moments are needed too!

    Your outfit is so gorg btw, the colors are very tasteful and suit you well!

    Hoping you have a bomb week!

    – Armelis
    @melzlookwellz
    ArmelisDorville.com

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Armelis! Girl we have to get together soon and do some shooting! My week is awesome thank you so much! Wishing you a great one as well.

      xx
      Monroe

  7. March 6, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Beautiful look, love those heels and your outfit color combo!
    Glad you’re in a better place.

    • monroesteele
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

      xx
      Monroe

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