Be The Wave — Krys

Inspiredbykrys: Brown Girls Love Power Day 2018 Recap | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: Brown Girls Love Power Day 2018 Recap | 9thwaveapparel

This past Saturday, I got the chance to attend the 3rd annual Power Day event hosted by Brown Girls Love here in New York City. Due to the recent snow storm that plagued the city, you would've thought that attendance would be a little scarce. Yet, as a walked up to the venue at 10 am, I was greeted by an abundance of brown girl love. There were girls of all different shapes, sizes, hair textures and fashion sense in the room with the one commonality of being uniquely beautiful and brown. I can't lie, coming to the event alone, I was a tad nervous. And representing my brand as press made me a little anxious as well. But as I looked around the room, I felt the positive vibes. Every girl there came with the mission to learn, grow and become better for 2018.

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Inspiredbykrys: Review Of Black Privilege By Charlamagne Tha God | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: Review Of Black Privilege By Charlamagne Tha God | 9thwaveapparel

Alright, so I'm pretty sure you can guess by the title of this post what it's going to be about. I recently was able to get my hands on one of the most talked about books of our generation "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It"  by the self proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off" co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God.

I've been a fan of The Breakfast Club for some time now all because of Charlamagne. I love his approach in interviews and the fact that he doesn't hold his tongue for anyone. It's refreshing when people in the industry aren't fake or kissing ass just because it will help them get to the next level. 

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Inspiredbykrys: 18 Mantras To Take Into 2018 | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: 18 Mantras To Take Into 2018 | 9thwaveapparel

Wow! Can you believe that we're at that moment in the year where we're all recapping our year and thinking back on all the things that happened in our lives? Can you believe 2017 is practically ready to chuck the deuces and it's time to give way to an entirely new year? Yeah, it honestly hasn't hit me yet either. It feels like yesterday I was living in Charlotte and trying to figure out a way to get out of my job. And now, I'm in downtown Brooklyn writing my last blog post of the year. It's crazy that so much can change in a year.

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Inspiredbykrys: Warby Parker Announces It's New Winter 2017 Collection | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: Warby Parker Announces It's New Winter 2017 Collection | 9thwaveapparel

It's a new season so you know what that means, brands are coming out with exciting new products just in time for holidays! Recently, I partnered up with Warby Parker and got the chance to check out their new Winter 2017 Collection! And it's LIT! The winter collection not only includes new colors but there are also new shapes and textures! And the best part is the starting price point is only $95!

Now, if you're a Warby Parker fan, then you probably already have your favorites. For me, my fav style is the Louise Small. I love how elegant they look and how they compliment my face. But what do I always say? Life is all about trying new things! And when it comes to fashion or in this case making a statement with your frames, stepping outside of your comfort zone is must from time to time. And trust me, now is the time!

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Inspiredbykrys: The Hustler's Workshop | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: The Hustler's Workshop | 9thwaveapparel

This past Saturday, on November 25th,  myself along with two of my closest friends (Ajia Burris, Esquire for the state of Georgia + Janis Igbinazaka, event planner for Iggy Elise) hosted our first HU$TL[HER] Workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina. This holiday season, I really wanted to figure out how I could give back to my hometown. After attending an amazing event in New York hosted by The Creative Collective NYC , where I learned how to develop an effective business plan, I knew exactly how I was going to accomplish my goal. I decided to host an event for female, millennial entrepreneurs to help them learn how to turn their part-time hustles to full-time, lucrative careers.

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