Birthday Q&A


STORY TIME: Teen Vogue x Parsons I QUIT

Hey Aspirers and welcome new Aspirers to my blog. I’m still celebrating my birthday month. Don’t forget to send in your questions, any questions you want answered! You can submit them here. At the end of the month I’m going to record a Q&A video. I can’t wait to answer your questions! If I don’t get to your question for the video I will personally email my answer to you. In the meantime checkout my story time video.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Happy July 1st! 

It’s July Aspirers and do you know what that means?!? It’s almost my birthday! Throughout this month of July I’ll be posting all of my favorite products, old pictures of me, and outfit of the days to celebrate my birthday. For all the Leo’s out there give yourself a shoutout in the comment box below. 

Throughout this month send me questions everyone that you’ll like me to answer it can be about anything and at the end of the month I’ll be doing a Q&A for you all! You can comment below but I’ll like it you send it to my inbox here. I’m looking forward to your questions! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

Sizes May Vary

Sizes in clothing stores varies everywhere you go and for this week’s Teen Vogue and Parsons assignment I’m showing you how some of my sizes varies from one of my favorite clothing stores Buckle.

One thing I’m obsessed with buying is bodysuits. I’m loving the bodysuit trend right now and one thing I’ve been noticing is all bodysuits do not fit the same. I love this versatile one piece and finding shirts I can make look like a bodysuit such as finding fitted tops. I would compare shopping for bodysuit to shopping for swimsuits. So if you don’t like swimsuit shopping bodysuits aren’t your thing. I always wanted to be the person that could go into a store and know a medium will fit but unfortunately that isn’t the case. Below I attached me in a variety of bodysuits and tops all in the size large but as you can see some are more flattering than others.

What I found with each piece is they are all stretchy which I like but the fringe bodysuit I noticed during the day when I’m wearing the bodysuit it stretch out more and more. I’m usually a medium but for bodysuits I have to get a large because I have a long torso. All the bodysuits snapped at the bottom but the fringe one was cut shorter underneath so snapping it could be a little difficult. If I could go back in time I would change my mind on getting the fringe bodysuit. The blush bodysuit had the most give because the back was strappy and open.

I hope you enjoyed my experience with bodysuits. I would recommend this versatile piece for anytime of the year. Throw it on with a skirt, jeans, or dress pants. You can do it all!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

I Wake, I Pray, I Slay ALL DAY

Today I was literally slaying in my outfit Aspirers! I turned a basic outfit to a wow outfit by adding a pop of color. It’s spring time here in North Carolina and with my neon blazer you could tell I was ready! 

Check me out!! 

Are you loving my outfit? If so don’t forget to like and share. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee


Hey Aspirers! It felt amazing this afternoon in North Carolina and I wanted to dress like how I was feeling. I wanted to show you all what I put together.  

Jacket: Ashley by 26 International

Bodysuit: Buckle

Necklaces: Buckle

Belt: Wal-Mart

Pants: Just Black

Shoes: Soda 

Majority of my items could be found at a Buckle store or online from their website. You can also google the brands online. 

I hope you loved today’s ootd! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Applying Parsons x Teen Vogue To My Everyday Life

Hi Aspirers as you all already know I’ve been working on my online fashion certificate program with Parsons x Teen Vogue for the past few months and you’ve been watching my video updates on my YouTube channel so here it is another update for you all. I’ve graduated from a four year university with a BS in Consumer Apparel Retail Studies and all my professors told me that all these assignments would help me in my everyday life but at that time I didn’t think so (more so thought this about my core classes not in my major classes). All I wanted to do was graduate and start making money! Since I’ve been working on the assignments I’ve completed with the Parsons x Teen Vogue program I’ve realized I’ve been applying my course work to my everyday life especially Course 3 The Production Cycle. At the beginning of each course and assignment there is a mini video to watch and this one particular video talked about having a business plan. What a business plan can do is help you build a company, start a fashion line, or for me it help me create event I’m planning for next year with another blogger.

To start a business plan you have to have an idea. You can’t do anything without knowing what and why you are doing it. Second is your funding. Are you using your money, taking out a loan, applying for grants, or maybe sponsorships. Currently I’m on the this step for my event. Without funding there is no way your idea will happen. Nothing in life is free. Third, how are people going to know about your idea? You’ll need to market. Now there are endless ways on how we can market ourselves and our businesses. Thinking about the second step funding find ways to market for free first because that will cut down your costs so you’ll see a bigger profit. Maybe trade services to get your advertising costs cut in half. Fourth is management. We have to stay on top of everything especially when the wheel starts turning and it’ll start turning fast once people are seeing your buzz and loving your buzz. If you lose control on what’s going on the plan you once had will turn towards a different direction.

Once you have a set business plan in place you can use that same plan to venture out into different avenues. The other important thing to know is success doesn’t happen over night. Some people might not understand your vision like you want them to, so don’t give up on your idea just figure out a plan that will work.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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