Thursday, April 9, 2015

Offer of Admission to San Francisco State University!!!!

I'm not sure if I spoke about this before, but my goal was to attend a Cal State this upcoming fall semester.

Unlike many of my classmates, I didn't go straight to a university after high school. Instead, I decided to go through the community college route, which requires you to basically take all of your general education classes for two+ years, and then transfer on to a four year school.

What four year schools did I apply to?

So, I actually had an order as to what schools I wanted to attend:

1. San Francisco State University
2. Sacramento State University
3. Cal State Long Beach
4. Cal State Northridge

The only reason I applied to just four schools was due to the fact that the program that I was in at my community college paid for up to four application fees lol. 

I honestly didn't expect to get accepted into any of the schools because I wasn't passing any of my classes last fall. Like, I literally failed all three classes. Why? Long story short, I was in the middle of two extremely unsafe situations that interfered with both my school and college lives. (These two situations led me to have to move to Louisiana)


So, I actually received a letter in the mail from SFSU(San Francisco State), offering me admission into their Women and Gender Studies program!! My first choice was their Fashion Design & Merchandising program, but because it's such an impacted major, I had to choose an alternative.

So, I did accept the offer and all I have to do now is turn in my transcripts, but I am honestly nervous due to my last three grades, but I am trying to keep a positive attitude. I'm honestly just blessed to be accepted, but if I can't attend this year, then I know forsure that I will be attending next year!!

Side Note: I was put on the waitlist for Sacramento State, but I missed the deadline to accept!! (ooopsss!!)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Charlotte Russe+ Has Arrived!!

So, I have to tell you guys how happy I am that Charlotte Russe decided to join Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Love Culture and finally launch a plus size line!!

The new collection, Charlotte Russe+, will feature dresses, skirts, tops and outerwear in sizes up to 3x, with jean sizes ranging from size 16 to 24. 

The plus size line is set to hit select stores and online starting today,  March 9th, and there’s a good chance that we’ll end up snagging a few pieces for ourselves sooner or later. 

To celebrate the launch, they have opened a new Instagram account, @CharlotteRussePlus, dedicated to the collection! They have also been giving us a taste of the collection on both their Facebook page and Twitter as well! I'm definitely looking forward to this collection!!

Shop NOW!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy International Women's Day!!

Happy International Women's Day everyone!!!

Today we celebrate the many women who have paved the way for equality for women of all races, religions & ethnicities.

They have constantly shown the world that being a FEMINIST is a positive thing, and that there's no reason that we should be ashamed to be open about it.

I am a feminist. I believe in equality for all in every single aspect that this life gives us. I believe that every woman has the right to speak her mind, and to have her own voice.

So, I got my first tattoo for my 20th birthday last year & it says "I am woman, hear, me roar."

For those of you who don't know,  it's a quote from the song "I am Woman" by the AMAZING Helen Reddy, who initially gave me the courage to be OPEN and PROUD about being a feminist.

I just wanted to give my thanks to the four women who so far have inspiration me to be myself and also spread the message about equally for not only women, but all persons of different groups. 

Today I celebrate,  Maya Angelou,  Helen Reddy, Coco Chanel, and of course! Lena Dunam!! 
All as one, these women represented woman's rights in music, fashion,  film, and writing;  I am forever thankful.  

"I am woman, hear me roar. In numbers too big to ignore.  And I know too much to  go back and pretend. 'Cause I've heard it all before, and I've been down there on that floor
No one's ever gonna Keep me down again.
Oh yes, I am wise, but it's wisdom born of pain.
 Yes I've paid the price, but look how much I've gained. If I have to, I can do anything. 

You're more than welcome to share the women's who have inspired you.