Author: amodernbelle

Get What You Give

I have a confession. For a while, I felt ashamed that I lived in Atlanta. Yea, yea, yea, I know. “Atlanta is such a great city!”, “So many Black people!”, the fanfare commentary can go on and on but hear me out. (more…)



Growing up I understood forgiveness as someone doing something wrong to you (or you to someone else), the person done wrong being upset, the wrongdoer apologizing, and all is forgiven and forgotten. A simple process to seemingly make everything ok. While I appreciate the simplicity of this framework, it didn’t prepare me for the times I didn’t receive the apology or believe the person felt any remorse for the actions they’d done to cause hurt. (more…)


I’m about two weeks away from turning 25 and for the second time in less than a year I am jobless. While no fault of my own because budget cuts are real and start-ups are unpredictable, it still sucks. This is the exact opposite of what I thought life was supposed to be right now but you know life, she loves surprises. (more…)

A Case of the Whys

My quest to get to New York and finagle my way into the fashion industry has thus far been painstakingly unfruitful. It seems like I keep hitting road block after road block. A promising window of opportunity appears and as I’m making my way towards it, it slams in my face.  I’m trying my absolute hardest to not get discouraged and continue holding onto my hope and standing on my faith but some days I’m ready to climb down, let go and give up.


Satin Siren | White Satin Shirt dress + Oxblood Booties


It’s November and I am still anxiously awaiting fall. I’m starting to think lady Autumn got a new number and is pulling a “new phone, who ‘dis” on us all with these spring/summer temps. Either way, fall fashion is my favorite so I’m finding ways to slide some fall-esque dressing into my rotation until the season decides to bless us with her presence.  (more…)

In Review: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

I have a major appreciation for makeup and love looking into the latest trends and products just as much as the next person. I can watch makeup tutorials for hours on end but the fact is that the chance of me trying most looks is slim to none. When it comes to my personal makeup aesthetic I like to keep it pretty minimalistic. My goal is to keep my face looking and feeling as natural as possible. This goes hand in hand with my latest mission to get my skin to a place where I am completely comfortable going make-up free and I’m pretty freakin’ close ladies and gents.