I have to admit, I was not a fan of the pajama trend when it was first introduced a while back. I could not understand how dressing up in your pjs and going outside, other than checking your mailbox was okay. After seeing the way many of my favorite fashionista’s and celebrities styled them, I swayed my vote and hopped on the pajama trend bandwagon. I love the slip dresses and tops. I also adore the two piece matching pajama sets when styled well. When I saw this robe I was on the fence about it because of the fact that it sort of looks like a robe my dad owns. However, I fell in love with the fabric and the way it flows. What really sealed the deal for me was the rose in the back of it.
That rose brought me back to my first year of college as a freshman. The first day of my American History class, my professor pulled out a book and it was titled “The Rose That Grew from Concrete” a collection of poems written by my all time favorite rapper , 2 Pac Shakur. Not only was I excited to study something written by a Hip Hop artist in an American History class, I was also very intrigued by the title. Can you imagine how difficult it is for a rose to grow from concrete? A beautiful delicate flower growing out of very hard material. I immediately thought to myself, WOW, that is me. I am that rose.
I had a very rough upbringing. My mother was a single mom with two children working two jobs. We lived in very bad areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I was determined to get out. I can bore you with all my trials and tribulations but I wont. We all have a story to tell. Fast forward to today, I have two degrees, working on a third and I am in a career field that I love. Oh yeah and I am a fashion blogger!! It goes to show you that a rose really can grow from concrete if it is showered with love.
Shoes: (seen here)