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Just Watch

Just Watch

Isn’t now a great time to be a smart, funny woman? Like, think of Lena Dunham of Girls, Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Isn’t it inspiring to think of women who have literally built their own careers off of passions? On my professional vision board–I did two, one personal, one professional, both in the shape of a heart (desires of my heart, get it?)–I have a collage of words about pictures of Lena Dunham and Jenna Lyons that says: She Designed Her Own Career… Just Watch.


I have this strong urge to scream a Trinidad James lyric at you, ‘don’t beleeeeeee me, jussss watch…’ But I’ll act like I have some couth.

I don’t know where I was going with that opening except that this year is already proving to be some kind of wonderful for people who are crazy enough to chase their dreams. Count me all the way in. Ugh, here come the Trinidad James lyrics, again, LOL.

And no, I still am not wearing a coat. I prefer to bundle up with layers. It makes things much more interesting, I think.


I cut my hair this weekend. It’s about as long as it looks from the little bit you can see hanging out of the hat. I got bored. This should be interesting. I thought I’d feel like a boy since I was finally starting to get my length back and then to go so short that I can’t even have a ponytail… We’ll see how this goes.

How are you? How was your weekend? Done anything drastic to your hair?

  • http://Website Lynecia

    AMEN sister!

    • Channing in the City

      Yas! :)

  • Daniella

    Love this combination my dear! You look amazing, I especially love the hat, such a chic touch! :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xx

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Daniella! Lovely to ‘see’ you!

  • jasmine // Web Haute Jas

    i have a cute lil dress just like this! i’ve been wondering how i can “winterize” it!!…i can always count on you for inspo!!! lol @the trindad james quote…i fought it too long…it’s playing in my head right now. ugh. lol….

    • Channing in the City

      Is takes for-everrrr to get out of your head, right?? Dang. But thank you! Can’t wait to see how you rock it :)

  • Margo

    Looking fab as usual! Definitely inspiring me to whip out my faux fur this week :)

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you! And YAS for the faux fur in Chicago!

  • Christy

    That’s too much bravery for me to handle I would shake like a leaf in this cold & your hair gosh ill watch out this space!

    Christy of:

    • Channing in the City

      LOL! You’re funny, Christy!

  • Kel

    Okay, that vest and that lipstick is really giving me life right now…As for my hair, I had to get it tripped almost three weeks ago but nothing too drastic. But I understand needing a change. I usually color my hair when I need a change, but I have had my “chop it off” moments. But my hair dresser is unwilling and always talks me out of it or tells me that she wants me to think it through and come back so she can do it the next time I come in (it never happens…Lol).

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Kel! I think I’m going to add a little color, too. I’m acting like a crazy person! I understand the hair stylist being but are you sure? No, really, are you sure? That’s how it was for me, too. Your hair is really pretty :)

  • http://Website Serena

    You are soooo adorbz!

    • Channing in the City

      Thanks, Boo!

  • Taliah Ferguson


    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Taliah! The hat is my grandpop’s :)

  • Nneji

    I LOVE this outfit! You look amazing!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Nneji!

  • Yoyosfashions

    I love this look!!!! You look great!!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Ms. Yolanda!