This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to go out on the town, take some pics, and shop around a bit. For the last two weeks here in Georgia, the air has been about 10 degrees cooler making it much more tempting to leave the house. I also received some dope new tees and a tote bag from Studio Lux that I had been dying to wear anyways.
Studio Lux is a black-owned custom t-shirt brand that creates luxuriously casual looks for events, brands, sports teams, church groups, family functions and throughout their online boutique.
Good weather has always been the perfect excuse for a stroll outdoors, so I grabbed my tote bag, filled it with my necessities for the day, put my son in the backseat, and drove down to our town's outdoor mall, The Collection At Forsyth, to explore and soak up some positive vibes. I made sure to wear my 'Act Justly. Love Freely. Walk Humbly.' tee from Studio Lux, while I added the other tee inside my tote bag.
Here's an image of everything I was able to fit inside my tote for the day:
*I was rather impressed.
We arrived at the mall after a 'Slushie Intermission' at the gas station, ready to explore. My son did Fortnite dances on the walkway while I chose to sit with my thoughts and capture some of the moments. I kept thinking about how powerful affirmations like the tee I'm wearing below are. Without even realizing it, it's so easy to step into affirmations when you're wearing them across your chest. As I struck pose after pose on the stairwell, a woman cheered me on from a bench, "Work it! Do what your shirt says!" A simple reminder for me to keep the #slay alive.
Seriously, this staircase was the best prop.
While I was snapping photos, my son spotted a piano. It was also a good spot to take a break. After all the movement from taking pictures, I decided to change my outfit [this is normal in hot states like Georgia]. I went to a restroom, put on my 'Black Girl Magic' tee from Studio Lux that matches the tote bag, and headed to where my son saw the piano. He played the keys for nearly 45 minutes, all while I read 'Warm Dark Damp Places' by Zipporah Rayne and admired his melodies.
Who knew a day out at the mall would be this relaxing and stress-free. The tote bag held up its end of the bargain carrying all my goodies, the tees were giving me comfort and confidence out of this world, and the little musical concert my son put on made me such a proud mom.
Here's a video clip of him playing the piano. It just so happened that it was a #PianosForPeace piano!
Pianos for Peace is a nonprofit organization founded by composer and pianist Malek Jandali. It is a 501 public charity based in Atlanta. Pianos for Peace mission is to build peace through music and education.
Overall, I enjoyed allowing the energy around me to set the tone and finding peace outside my busy schedule to Act Justly, Love Freely, & Walk Humbly while spreading a little Black Girl Magic around.