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Regal: Relating to or suitable for a king or queen; Royal.

Growing up I didn’t hear the word “royalty” often, except on the news when speaking of the royal family in England, and when rapper T.I dubbed himself the “King Of The South”. It just wasn’t a common word used in my hometown because no one considered themselves to be a king or queen of anything (other than their house and grill).

As I became older I started to hear the word more in regard to black women and men, and how we should take pride in our heritage and recognize that we are kings and queens.

I am very proud to be an African-American woman and love the heritage that stems from my lineage. However, I realized recently that long before I was born or even thought of for that matter, I have always been placed in the lineage of royalty and greatness. I became a direct heir to the throne of the King before race and culture were ever known or divided.

It’s amazing to me that when God was forming me in my mothers womb He knew the power that I would possess, and the lives that I would change just by being his daughter.

It makes me that much more grateful and humbled that He chose me. It makes me walk with my head held high and with a little extra attitude in my strut, knowing that no matter what category someone tries to place me in, my crown will always set me apart…it’s the signature on a last will and testament that proves I am royalty! 🙂


Crop Top: H&M || Blush Skirt : H&M || Belt : Vintage || Top Hat: Vintage || Heels : Aldo

** I wasn’t able to link the exact items that I am pictured wearing, but below is a super cute similar look for a great price! **

MANGO Metal Appliqué Belt • MANGO • $17.99
ALDO Goude Cognac Ghillie Tie Up Heeled Sandals • Aldo • $98
Wide Brim Straw Hat • Dynamite • $22.95
Midi Organza Appliqué Skirt • $49.97
Racer Crop Top White • Missguided • $8.50

Photographer : Kerrisha Ealey

XO- Chrissy Joy