My Favorite Women of Color Bloggers / Part 3


Hello! Been a while, hasn’t it? I was so busy the last week of February/early March. My partner had a solo show, I did a mural commission, had some freelance work, online classes, a two day photoshoot, two weeks of day-job overtime, and an existential crisis (cherry on top, right?). But I have finally found a moment to make some content. And I figured what better way to start off march than with a third installment of My Favorite Women of Color Bloggers.

If you have yet to do so, read parts one and two before continuing.


In My Sunday Best

Sade began In My Sunday Best while earning a degree in architecture. I found myself fascinated by her academic drive, killer fashion sense, gorgeous hair, and the candid, “real life” moments she shared on her blog.

As you know from my previous posts, I fawn over honest bloggers. Nothing irks me more then the classic "life is great” social media facade.

Sade is another sincere writer to add to the list. On her site she explains, "Honesty and sharing is a big part of my blog, mostly because it's due to oversharing that I ended up here in the first place.” Cheers to that.

Best places to start:

Type 4 Hair: The Products if you have natural hair—specifically type 4 curls—and are looking for new products to try.

On: Lessons in Love if you’re always falling for the wrong person and are seeking some romantic solidarity.

Staycation at the Sanderson London if you’re interest in a staycation but don’t know if it’s actually for you.


Samantha Maria

Damn do I love Samantha’s outfits. Her style is exactly what I want my closet to be: a mix of classy and edgy. She effortlessly combines work skirts and blouses with frayed jeansthigh high boots, or leather trousers. As someone who sticks to “business-casual” for my 9 to 5, I constantly struggle mixing my personal style—high waisted jeans, plain and ratty tees, minimal color—with my business attire. But Samantha always finds the perfect mix.

(Also...I have a soft spot for anyone whose closet is as monochromatic as my own... 😉)

Best places to start:

Checking Out if you love leather skirts but aren’t quite sure how to wear them to work.

Being an Online Working Mother if you’re a working mom, too.

What I Have Learnt from 2017 if you’re a self-employed mother with a newborn babe, working too hard, planning a wedding, and/or aren’t giving yourself a break when you need to.



GA Fashion

Grace Alex is a style blogger from Nigeria, now based in Washington D.C. As someone accustomed to Western style, her blog proved a a reprieve from the quintessential east-coast-west-coast-trendy-fashionistas. Grace mixes bright colors, patterns, chunky jewelry, 80s/90s clothing, and the like to create bold and unique outfits. 

In addition, Grace is quite open about wearing wigs, protective styles, weaves, or rocking the natural look—something a bit uncommon among black women. I feel most of us avoid the topic of wearing wigs or weaves, as if doing so is shameful (and the natural hair movement may attribute to that, but that’s a topic for another day). Grace lets her hair—whether natural, a weave, extensioned, or fro’d—hang loose.

And finally, lets comment on her honesty. I know, I know, you’re sick of hearing me mention it in literally every Fave WoC Blogger post. But I can’t stress how much I appreciate blogger honesty. Grace explains on her site that she “...started this blog in 2011 to deal with reoccurring mental and health issue[s] (depression).” Now tell me, what’s not to appreciate about such a candid and transparent statement?

Best places to start:

How my first American Christmas Went (My Unboxing Experience) if you’re interested in a Nigerian woman’s perspective on America’s consumer-based xmas traditions (compared to that of Nigeria's Christmas traditions, known more for food exchange and neighborly love than extravagant spending). 

A Fringe Dress | Ankara Narration if you need some inspiration on how to rock chunky necklaces with bold prints.

Social Media, Fake Friendships, and Protecting Your Space if you’re struggling with the personal aspects and/or phoniness of social media.



Have any women of color bloggers you’d add to this list? Let me know in the comments below.