August 31, 2017

Buying Black Monthly- August Edition

I decided to add a segment which highlights a few black owned brands that I've purchased from. This month I found sooo many things that I wanted to buy from my melaninated brothers and sisters... but, the way that my bank account is set up lol.

The first company that I shopped with is Coloring Pins. I was introduced to Coloring Pins when I attended the 2nd Anniversary of Ujamaa Box back in November. I briefly met the owner when I asked about a melanin pin that she had on. Although this is my first purchase from Coloring Pins, it definitely won't be my last; I actually have my eye on this and this. However, when they announced that they would be collaborating with By Ms James for the Story of OJ, I knew I had to turn on my notifications to make sure that I didn't miss out. Now I'm not much of a 'patch girl' but I just LOVE the 'black panther' vibe of this patch as well as the meaning. The front of my denim jacket has pins and I was thinking of putting the patch on the back, but once its there... its there. If you can think of any other cute ways to style patches let me know.

The next business I shopped at was Cute as a Button. Now I knew Tiffany because she's a fellow graduate of my Alma Mata, Albany State University. I remember Tiffany's business was exclusive to button earrings but since then she's began to take on the custom apparel market. When I saw that she'd created a 'Reclaiming My Time' t-shirt, I knew I had to have one customized in pink and green; you already know. The shipping was fast and the shirt ended up being a perfect fit. If you are looking to have customized shirts made for any occasion, please reach out to her as she does an amazing job.

Sooo this kicks off August edition and my pockets are burning for September's edition as sooo many things are already on the radar. Let me know if you'll be 'buying black' this month and if so, what are some dope businesses to check out?