Valentine’s day is special for me because two years ago I officially started blogging and I can’t believe the years have gone by so fast. It sure doesn’t seem like it but I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. Yes, I had times where I was tired and I had no motivation but you guys have always encouraged me every step of the way. I remember when I first started and wished I was working with certain brands and now I am so grateful for all the collaborations with amazing brands. On my first year anniversary, I set goals for myself, hoping I would reach 10k followers on Instagram on my second year anniversary (no, i didn’t accomplish that goal) but I will keep working consistently and things will happen at the right time. I am looking forward to greater opportunities & partnerships, taking my blog to the next level and staying true to who I am (on-going journey). A big thank you to every photographer that has worked with me, you’ve made it so easy for me and I honestly appreciate the love.
I have been asked the question, “Toyo what are you doing on Valentine’s day”? I usually never have plans but my girlfriend asked me to go see Black Panther on Thursday with her so I guess that’s the plan. Are you going to see the movie? I was more excited for a valentine themed shoot for my blog than anything else. I saw the jumpsuit on Nordstrom 2 weeks ago and knew it would be perfect for my shoot. Just so you know, if you are ordering this jumpsuit, it doesn’t fit true to size so you have to get a size smaller. In the quest of self-appreciation, I gifted myself this wristlet strap bag that was worn on the runway. The beads, stones and thread-work is completely out of this world. I also paired the jumpsuit with another gift I got myself (yes, i’ve been expressing my love a whole deal), the Aquazzurra happy hearts sandals and coincidentally it worked for my valentine shoot. I particularly love when brands have great charity initiatives, do you know that Aquazzura donates 25% of proceeds to Happy Hearts Fund when you purchase the happy hearts sandal? That’s pretty dope.
I would love to gift myself a Tesla but that’s work in progress 🙂