My New Blogging Home!

My New Blogging Home!

Hey all! Femme Rewritten here.

I’m moving my blog to a new home and under a new name!

This new website will be home to my new blog “As She Writes It”,  my poetry, creative projects, and more!

I’d love if you’d follow me there, and subscribe to my new blog!

I’ve loved my time here at wordpress, and appreciate all the love you’ve given me over the past 3 years. It’s been a great experience, and I’m excited to make more over at As She Writes It!

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Moving to a new Home!

Moving to a new Home!

Hey all! Femme Rewritten here.

I’m moving my blog to a new home and under a new name!

This new website will be home to my new blog “As She Writes It”,  my poetry, creative projects, and more!

I’d love if you’d follow me there, and subscribe to my new blog!

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Shaumburg – OOTD

Shaumburg – OOTD

So I was back home this past week, as my university had Fall Break for about 4 days. Any time I come home, my family always has some kind of family outing, and we decided to go to one of our favorite department store malls, then out for dinner.

Buuuut, you know I had to come through with a fit and snap a couple pics before we left.

The Shoot

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The Fit

Nothing major; PINK Side Zip Crew in Heather Grey ($49.95), Hollister Super Skinny Jeans in Dark Rinse ($25), and my new faves: Air Huaraches in Ice Grey ($60 – clearance).

The Face

No makeup! Just my Fenty Killawatt Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby ($34)!

A lot of people have been emailing me asking about my skincare regimine! Would y’all like me to make a skincare section for the blog? Comment below 🙂


Super simple, but super cute outfit this past Sunday.

That’s all for now!

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Florida Vacation: Highlights & OOTDs

Florida Vacation: Highlights & OOTDs

Hey all! I went on vacation to Florida about a month ago, so I’m gonna share the highlights and some of what I wore in The Sunshine State!

Please keep in mind this was a 2 1/2 week vacation, so it’ll be quite a long post!

Alright, so let’s dive in:

Orlando

Our first stop was Orlando, Florida! Y’all can go ahead and guess why we are there… Disney World! Before my mom passed, first week of May, my parents had been planning a trip to Disney World for the entire family. Most of this is in part to the fact that my youngest sister (9), hasn’t been to DW, but my 13-year-old sister and I have. My dad wanted to make sure that after the tragedy that happened, we’re still completing tasks, memories, and making stories that my Mom really wanted to manifest.

First things first, I have to make sure you guys know that this was a road trip. We live on the more northern side of Illinois, so since I already know you’re calculating how many long hours we were cooped up in car, I’ll tell you: 19. We did stop quite a bit more than we usually do for road trips, but the adventure itself was really fun.

When we finally arrived in Orlando, we stayed at Embassy Suites, and it was beauuuuutiful. When we go on road trips, we typically cook a ton of food, and bring it with us. So even though we actually wanted the Hyatt, we didn’t stay there because their rooms didn’t have microwaves in the room lmao. We don’t eat out much, and even though we did on the trip, most times we prefer home-cooked meals, even if we’re away from home.

On our second day in Orlando, we headed over to Disney World! We went ahead and chose Magic Kingdom, because my baby sister is nine, she loves princesses, Mickey, Minnie, and the works, and I just feel like that should always be the first routine stop at DW. We got there at 1pm, and left at 11pm, so we definitely got our fill. Tons of rides, attractions, shows, and signatures, but the only two I really cared about were Minnie and Princess Tiana (my spirit animal aside from Rihanna and Shonda Rhimes). Tiana and I are actually twins if y’all didn’t know. People even say that I look a bit like her. I mean, she’s a beautiful black woman, I’m a beautiful black woman, she’s an entrepreneur, I’m an entrepreneur, she loves to cook, I love to cook, she’s got Naveen, and I’ve got… well… Okay onto my outfit of the day.

The Outfit

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This was probably the most simple outfit of the entire trip as it was Disney World and it was like 90 degrees for most of the day.

I simply paired together a black Old Navy tank top–which was a steal on clearance– ($9), some cute flower-patched high waisted shorts ($26), my Pink cap (freebie!), and my coral Michael Kors trainers ($125). It was way too hot for anything else.

On the Road Again

This time we were headed for Miami, it was a 2 hour drive, and we were gonna go sight-seeing afterwards so I figured I’d dress in something comfortable and cute.

The Outfit

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This was one of my favorite outfit’s of the entire trip just because the jeans are probably the most comfortable I own, and I love that shade of pink. I pulled my hair back into a fishtail, and the only makeup I bothered with were filling in my eyebrows. The  top is from VS Pink ($26.95), and it’s paired with distressed light-wash high-waisted jeans from Hollister ($14.99), and some  lace up sandals from Windsor ($20). Super cute, super fresh, super simple.

Miami

After a week in Orlando, we ended up spending another in Miami, which I was completely fine with, of course. We spent a day downtown and did some shopping at Lord & Taylors, and other local vendors. This was also where I got my super cute Michael Kors backpack, retailing at $300. I managed to nab it at $150!

The Outfit

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Key West

We stayed in Key West for about 3 days, and it was beautiful.

The Outfit & The Key West Historic Seaport

My outfit for the second day is the one I’ll highlight. This was my favorite location as well. I put together a pair of Skinny Green Cargos from Hollister (you must now realize that this is proabbly the only place I get my jeans), a cream tank, my new Kors JetSet Backpack, and those handy-dandy sandals again!PicMonkey Collage-9.pngtwo

The African Cemetery at Higgs Beach

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This beach was especially humbling for me, as it was not only a beach, but an African Slave Cemetery. If you can’t read the print in the picture, it reads:


Near this site lie the remains of 294 African men, women and children who died in Key West in 1860. In the summer of that year the U.S. Navy rescued 1,432 Africans from three American-owned ships engaged in the illegal slave trade. Ships bound for Cuba were intercepted by the U.S. Navy, who brought the freed fricans to Key West where they were provided with clothing, shelter and medical treatment. They had spent weeks in unsanitary and inhumane conditions aboard the slave ships. The U.S. steamships Mohawk, Wyandott and Crusader rescued these indviduals from Wildfire, where 507 were rescued; the Willam, where 513 were rescued; and the Bogata, where 417 survived. In all, 294 Africans succumed at Key West to various diseases caused by conditions of their confinement. They were buried in unmarked graves on the present dat Higgs Beach where West Martello Tower now stands. By August, more than 1,000 survivers left for Liberia, West Africa, a country founded for former American slaves, where the U.S. government supported them for a time. Hundreds died on the ships before reaching Liberia. Thus, the survivors were returned to their native land, Africa, but not to their original homes on that continent.


Whenever my family vacations, we always try to visit a couple historical sites, but this one was of utmost importance to me.

Conch Shells Souvenir Shop

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Key West was our final stop, and then we finally embarked on the 28 hour drive home. All in all it was an super fun, super relaxing, and super long trip. I can’t wait for my next vacation!

Go on any vacations this summer? Questions about Florida or my outfits? Let me know down below!

P.S. Thanks so much for 800 followers in just a month of me rejoining WordPress!

Always,

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Dt Napes: OOTD

Dt Napes: OOTD

Last week, my family and I went to Downtown Naperville, IL, and the weather was beautiful. The water looked crisp, the sun was bright and shining, and the riverwalk was somewhat empty. So like any other normal melanated civilian, I saw it fit to have an impromptu photoshoot (using an iPhone 7 camera of course).

The Outfit

My outfit consisted of a simple H&M Basic’s Latte Scalloped Tee (2 for $10), Dark Wash Hollister Super Skinny Jeans ($25), Cream, Brown, and Reptile Print Franco Sarto Sandals ($40), an Olive Green American Rag Cargo Jacket ($30), and my JetSet Cream Michael Kors Purse ($150). I accessorized with some bracelets from my neighborhood Illumena Jewelry ($30), and a Pandora Bracelet ($150). My outfit was just over $400. Again, keep in mind that these items have been acquired over a series of years; it wasn’t a one time buy!

The Photoshoot

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 I digress

This was totally unplanned, but really fun. I’ll have to make a habit of this.

Until next time!

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Femme Rewritten & 500 WordPress Followers

Femme Rewritten & 500 WordPress Followers

Hi all! I’m writing to you guys today about something that I am very proud to share.

I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time, and two days ago, I finally took the steps to officially change my blog’s name from Noire Rewritten to Femme Rewritten. I had get new domains, make new banners and visuals, change the blog around a bit, and make all new business cards. Despite all of this (it was a ton to accomplish in two days), I have to say that I am highly inspired about this transition and the growth of my blog’s brand.

Just for the sake of a little background, in French, Noire translates to “Black” or “Dark”. As an African American woman, I’ve always wanted to question and confront the chauvinistic and destructive theorem that has been ascribed to the Black narrative. Ergo the “Rewritten” half of my blog’s name. I wanted a name that was exclusive and yet inclusive, but still something that easily got my principle message across–Noire Rewritten did just that.

As my first year with this blog came to a close, I began to write about more than issues in just Black and Brown communities. I built up to writing about the false generalizations and toxic expectations for woman in historical and modern day society, and how to go about changing those restrictive normalizations day by day. Somewhere along those blurred lines, I began to write about fashion, beauty, self love, and self care.

While wholeheartedly accepting that the struggle of a Black Woman will always be the most arduous of every race, in this moment, I realize that my expansions on what it means to be a Black Woman, can partially transcend to what it means to be a woman altogether.

As my writing develops and the idea behind my blog deepens, I’ve found that I want to adopt a brand that embodies my entire vision for what I’ve always wanted my blog to be. I feel that now, Femme Rewritten not only encompasses me, a young Nigerian American woman, but also embraces all of the aspects that make me, and other women of color, women. 

This blog can now allow itself to be a more comprehensive environment, and yet still distinctive enough to focus on matters of Black, Brown, and Female communities that don’t receive enough positive scrutiny. Through all of this, know that this blog still remains a Pro-Black, Black Lives Matter, and Liberal space–I’ve now just officially declared it a Feminist one, if it wasn’t already apparent before.

With this new brand, I aspire to assist in rewriting what our bureaucracy stigmatizes all women of color to be.

I also want to utilize this post to thank you all for 500 WORDPRESS FOLLOWERS! It was only June 3rd that I was thanking you for 100. I can’t even begin to express how thrilled I am to be reaching more hearts, and more minds.

P.S: yesterday I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award, so I’ll be making a post about that, which will include my own nominees as well!

Thank you, stay tuned, and as usual, comment below what you’d like to see me post about next (or if you just want to say hi)!

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Until my next post, I leave you with this question:

What will you rewrite?

Sending my love,

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