On this last summer Friday of the year here is what’s coming to the surface for me—As I walk in my purpose I have to let go of things that no longer serve me in that light. Even if something has been good it is okay to outgrow and re-shift my focus. 🍃 • Fashion is a deeply rooted love in my life. It has always been my greatest form of self-expression + security. Since I was a young girl I dressed with intention, of course at the time I didn’t know what that was but now I do. I never got dressed based off how I was feeling that day. I picked my clothes out every night before school to take control of how I wanted to feel. • Imagine a 12 year old Alexandria with a hot pink tutu, graphic t-shirt, colored tights and the most vibrant sneaker I could find to create the finishing touch. YES my outfits were loud and in charge. My family would even think some of them were quite ridiculous but they loved that I was making my own mark and not following anyone’s else’s. • Reflecting on how much fashion has allowed me to be unapologetic about what I wanted to represent when I stepped into the world. Has also brought me to the realization that I have always had so many layers. Fashion is only one of them, as I move through my journey to entrepreneurship I want to rid myself of the idea that I am “only” this or that. • Today I am saying goodbye to fashionjaja and hello to Alexandria Monet. I am learning that growth + shifting is not easy but necessary.