Birthday Q&A


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

Shop Local Event

Want to support local shops? Want to give back on a global scale? Want to support women on their path to success? You’ll be able to find all of this at @liberationthreads. This weekend in Durham, NC Liberation Threads in their supports for Nepal.

I’ll be there and hope you will be too! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Christmas Tree Lane

Hi Aspirers I wanted to share a few Christmas trees from my past Christmases. 

In 2010 was the year my mom decided we weren’t going to have a real Christmas tree. She finally got what she wanted. 

Also in 2010 my roommates and I decided to get ourselves a “little” tree. Wasn’t it cute!

In 2011 my organization Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc. teamed up with Branches of Love. Each group decorated Christmas trees and each tree was given to families without a tree.

I hope you enjoyed my trip down Christmas Tree lane. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

My Little Ornament

Hi Aspirers!

Unfortunately I was unable to find the original ornament with my name on it but a newer one will suffice to make my point. Growing up and decorating the Christmas tree my family would add these cute personalize ornaments. We didn’t hand make the ornaments but we wrote our names on them with a silver and gold marker. I was young and I didn’t have neat handwriting and I still don’t but I’ve progressed through the years. On my ornament I tried my best to write my name clearly. Recently I’ve been around more little kids and their parents talking about their first Christmas and I thought to myself when I have children I would want them to create something to show how far they’ve come. They won’t remember writing or creating the ornaments but it’s something for them to look back on and call it theirs. 

When you were a child did you create ornaments or something similar for the Christmas tree? If there are any parents reading have you thought about doing that with your children. Leave a comment down below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Favorite Holiday Dish

Hi Aspirers!

This is day 3 of 25 days of blogging for Christmas. This post is about something I love, FOOD! I hope you enjoy. 

You can’t have a holiday dinner without macaroni and cheese. I don’t know if this was an actual tradition or my mom made this up so I had something for the holiday dinner but she said the youngest member of the family had to shred the cheese for the macaroni and cheese. Shredding cheese was not a fun job. To this day we still have this old bright green plastic grader and my fingers would get so close to holes the tips of my fingers would go numb. Thank goodness the grader was plastic because that saying “putting your blood, sweat, and tears” into something would of been true. As the years went on it became easier and easier. Then I started making the macaroni and cheese and changing the recipe a little so I wouldn’t have to grade the cheese.

What is your favorite holiday dish? Comment below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee