STYLE

Hope Gardens

August 27, 2013

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These pictures were taken one month ago today at Hope Gardens in Mona Heights (Jamaica) the day after Quentin and I got engaged. I can’t believe it’s only been a month. I feel like we’ve been engaged much longer. I remember I put on my Kate Spade Saturday Sexy Back Dress (also seen here) for absolutely no reason that morning because I was just happy. Ha! I think we’re going to get married next fall; next October would be ideal. There are a TON of things going on in my life right now. I feel a larger-than-life energy, you know? And I’ve been making some big decisions. Of course, one of the biggest was saying “yes” to Q.

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Speaking of big decisions…I also interviewed for a promotion yesterday.

I know, I know, you’re all like, “I thought you wanted to work for yourself?” Well, I do! And trust me, I will. But I’ve been praying about the timing. Last week I prayed for like an hour before going to bed, and I told the Lord I was going to quit my job. Then the next morning, my boss called me and scheduled the interview. So, yeah. I took that as a sign. But I haven’t given up on working for myself full time! Just the opposite, actually. Over the next few months, you’re going to see a lot of new things from me as I prepare for working for working for myself.

First on the list is to switch The Feisty House from Blogger to WordPress, so that I can reach a wider audience (WordPress has some great tools that can make that happen). I’ve also pushed the launch of my street wear line, Feisty Society Clothing Company, to the Spring of next year. Launching two clothing lines (check out Tallawah Collective) just isn’t feasible right now, especially with working a full-time job and planning a wedding. But I can’t wait to share sneak peeks of the designs with you. I’m hoping to launch Feisty Society at the end of March, which will also be the 5th Anniversary of The Feisty House!

Also, I have a HUGE project that is really my ultimate dream, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I think it’s going to be a huge deal. It’s like, the best idea I’ve ever had. And I got it while walking through Times Square on my lunch break. You know those ideas that slap you in the face? Yeah, it was one of those. That is one I’m going to need your opinion on, once it’s ready to be shared. You all are my sounding board, and I appreciate any feedback you have about my projects!

I want to hear what you all have going on too! I know A LOT of you are bloggers, so let me know if you need more information on blogging, and I’ll work on getting some of my blogger boos to share their secrets of success. Or if there’s something else you want to see more of on the blog, please let me know! I’m excited about what’s happening here. Honestly, I feel as hopeful as I did a month ago in Hope Gardens for the first time, newly engaged. Some amazing things are going to happen, ladies! I’m feeling so inspired!

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  • Dee

    Congratulations on your engagement! I’m sure you will do well in all of your future endeavors!

  • Pelumi Rae

    Aww so happy for you. Can’t wait for the clothing line either – best believe I’ll be making purchases from London. All the best for your future plans too – all things come together for those who love God. In due time, at the right time, you’ll be your own boss.

  • Congratulations!!! I don’t even know you forreal but I am very happy for you 😀

  • Congrats on Everything! Really happy to hear about all the good things happening for you!
    Ok so WordPress is better than Blogger? WordPress charges for everything right??

  • Maya M

    Congratulations on everything!! I hope you get that promotion! I’m excited for your new clothing line. I currently use Blogger and am just starting out, really, but maybe you could do a post on what you believe are some of the benefits of using WordPress over Blogger? 🙂

    xoxo,
    Maya| http://www.petiteandunique.com

  • Oh my gosh, WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Krystal! I looked away for a quick second, came back, read this post, and find you engaged?! What? What? I am so happy for you and Quentin and wish you two nothing but the best, in your ventures, your life, and your love. What a blessing 🙂

  • Congratulations! I love hearing (reading?) about love! I’m in the midst of wedding planning myself do enjoy the ride. By the way, love love LOVE that dress 🙂

  • L.

    Once again congratulations! You have some wonderful changes happening in your life. You better #werk.

  • jasmine.

    wow! you have sooooo much awesomeness happening right now! i hope to at least say “hi” when i’m up in nyc next week!!!

  • Whitney ‘Nic’ James

    First let me say that you look lovely in this dress. It’s so pretty & girly! Second, I applaud you for taking the interview after you’d prayed to God. It’s tough to make decisions but God never lets us down. Keep doing what you’re doing and all things will work out! XO~

    ~Whitney

    P.S. Congrats on your engagement!!! 🙂

  • Cassandra Too

    Congratulations on the promotion interview! 😀

    Btw I am loving your dress, the splash of colors here and there is beautiful!

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    cassandra xx
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  • Maggie A

    You look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your engagement 🙂

    xo
    Maggie
    Love Mavin

  • Thank you, Dee! I really appreciate it!

  • Awww thank so much, Pelumi. I just finished the first draft of my Spring designs this weekend! I’m so excited that everything is coming together. And yes to God’s timing! I’m just waiting on Him!

  • LOL thanks Natasha 😉

  • Thanks Adrienne! So, I’ve heard nothing but good things about WordPress, but yes, you do have to pay to host your blog. That being said, you don’t have to worry about Blogger randomly shutting it down!

  • Thanks Maya! I’ve been working REALLY HARD trying to make everything work, so the promotion would be a DEFINITE plus. I can work on a post for you. I think that’s a great idea!

  • SURPRISE! Lol, thanks Sheriden!!!!!

  • Well congrats to you on your engagement as well Tai =)

  • Girl, I am trying. Lol. Thanks!

  • Thanks Jas! I’m guessing you’re probably back in D.C., or at least on your way. Hope you had a good time! If you’re still here, definitely let me know!

  • Thanks so much Nic. You’re right, He NEVER lets us down. I’ll take whatever He gives. At the end of the day, I may not get the promotion, and there could have been another reason why God wanted me to interview. But either way, He does all things well. We’ll see what happens.

    And thanks for the congrats 😉

  • Thanks Cassandra! This dress is one of my favorites.

  • Thank you, Maggie!!! xo