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Happy Blog Anniversary to me!!! It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I started blogging and I could not think of a better way to celebrate than to relaunch with a new name, a new website and a new attitude. I began blogging a year ago as an outlet to express myself through fashion but it has grown to become more than a past time hobby for me. I really enjoy it. Not only am I allowed to show readers and followers my take on style and fashion but I also receive great satisfaction when someone I do not even know comment, email or inbox me letting me know that I have inspired them in some way through fashion.

So, why did I change the name of my blog from MsChimee to Aroundthewaygyrl? Well, if you grew up in the 80s like me, then you should be familiar with the LL Cool J song, Around The Way Girl. A few of the lyrics:

Silky, bilky
Your smiles’ like sunshine
That’s why I had to dedicate at least one rhyme
To all the cuties in the neighborhood
‘Cause if I didn’t tell you, then another brother would
You’re sweet like sugar with your gangsta talk
Wanna eat you like a cookie when I see you walk
With your rayon, silk, or maybe even denim
It really doesn’t matter as long as your in ’em
You can break hearts and manipulate minds
Or surrender, act tender
Be gentle and kind
You always know what to say and do
Go flip when you think your man is playing
No cheap or petty
You’re ready for loving
You’re real independent, so your parents be buggin’
But if you ever need a place to stay
Come around my way

 

When that song was released I was only 8 years old but I remember watching the video and the women were so pretty to me.They were so well dressed at the time, biker shorts, bamboo earring, Fendi bag. They were confident and I though “Wow, I want to be like them!!”. Of course I was too young to really understand those girls probably were paid models, some might not have been what we consider “role models” today, but I wasn’t thinking about that at all. I was simply mesmerized by their confidence, independence and style when I watched the video. So when thinking of a new name for my blog that song and video played back in my mind.  I thought Aroundthewaygyrl was perfect because my blog is dedicated to the everyday women, what I consider to be Around The Way Girls, the girls that are strong, independent, confident with a bit of attitude. So cheers to you girl!!

I look forward to sharing some amazing things and I am so appreciative of my readers.

XOXO,

Chimee

Outfit Deets:

Forever 21 Top

Target Skirt (Similar Here)

Christian Louboutin So Kate Heels

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