Let’s Talk Instagram


Happy Friday!!!! It’s amazing the amount of creativity God will pour into you the day you start searching for it.
One of my goals this year is to build my Instagram following and I am learning daily. I mean we all know about social media and I’m sure if you are a fashion blogger, you have watched a few videos on building your brand (or even taken a Master Class or two or three or four).
In my research, I have found that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
The one thing that I know that proves true to any of these social media tutorials is that you must be consistent and create great content………even when no one is watching.

“Keep creating until you make it

“……………..I heard that quote on a commercial and thought “Huh, so true”.
Sidebar: My oldest had a day off and him and I (along with my younger boys) hopped in the car for a photo shoot. As a way to say “Thank you” for supporting their Mom’s dreams, we usually grab a bite to eat afterward.
While I don’t mind taking my own photos, I must admit my son does a very good job. Seriously, he is the calmest person you will ever know and often offers great advice on images that work and what are not the best. It’s hard to believe he will be 21 years old in November. 🙂

The Model – Shudu


The older I get, the more I love seeing images of beautiful, rich chocolate women because growing up dark skin was not the beauty standard. In fact, it was shamed especially in black communities.
Nowadays, ethnic models are being represented more and more as a beauty norm and for melanin magnificent women like myself, we salute.
For instance, this model…………uh, wait no…….take a closer look, the model is actually computer generated by photographer Cameron-James Wilson.
Shudu has been taken social media platforms such as Instagram by storm because of her beautiful features and lifelike appearance. All I can say is when I read an article about the digital beauty, she gained a new follower.

The Bohemian Cosmopolitan


When life happens to people, why is your blog the first place that is affected? Why?
Anyway, instead of giving you a long and very boring explanation, just know I have been placing my focus on my instagram page @thebohemiancosmo. Why the name change you ask? I mean, shouldn’t all your social media sites be uniform? Yes, they should but I wanted to focus strictly on fashion and nothing else.
My instagram page @challebrown is a hodge-podge of pictures, style inspiration and even home and decor. It’s just me being random. My new page is a little bit more focused. It’s sorda like an artist evolving and testing the waters. #betastages
Anyway, my plan is to launch a YouTube page in conjunction with @thebohemiancosmo as sometimes people want to see the “true you” in pictures and on camera.
For your convenience, I have linked my new instagram page to this blog. Just click on one of the pictures (on the right hand side under (“Follow us on Instagram”).

Thirty Days: Dainty & Rugged

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If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some of “My Stories” that I share which is basically some of the fun times with my boys. Before we went bike riding today, I decided to snap a few pics for the blog.
I wore a “Statement Suit” to church and decided to keep the cami on and pair it with some jean culottes. I kinda like the whole rugged but dainty look.
The earrings are my new favorite from Uniq by Niq. I featured her Etsy store about year ago. She has some ah-mazing earrings that are very affordable.
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