Ok, so this post feels superrrrr late. Sorry!
Let me give you a little background before I start talking about the clothes…
I’m a very proud alum of the illustrious Howard University in Washington, DC — otherwise known as The Mecca. I graduated from HU with a Bachelors of Business Administration (focus in Marketing) in May 2008 and I frequently say that choosing HU was the best decision of my life. Howard is an amazing place. It’s one of the premiere HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) in the country and it has a very rich legacy of scholars that have gone on to do amazing things in their respective communities and countries. I feel very blessed to be apart of that legacy and I only hope that I’m making the forefathers of Howard proud of my accomplishments.
When I got to Howard in 2004, I was in shock. I had never seen so many beautiful black people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life. There were people from the Caribbean islands, from all over Africa, from small towns in the US and big cities like Chicago and LA. Every person was incredibly intelligent, really well put together and just exuding confidence with every step. This is why we call it The Mecca! As a really popular high school student in Dallas, TX, I felt like I was on top of the world. Then, I got to Howard and realized I HAD SO MUCH COMPETITION. LOL. That popularity and high and mighty feeling went out the window and I just became a sponge, trying to soak up all the goodness around me.
Anyway, my 10 year reunion was earlier this year (you may remember some of those posts in May) and our 10 year homecoming was a few weeks ago. Each year, HU throws big parties, a tailgate on Saturday after the game and several other events that we like to attend. I went to Yardfest on Friday, then happy hour and on to the #OldHowardGala. On Saturday, we did brunch, tailgate and then a party (and later, IHOP to close out the night lol). Then, on Sunday, I went to the brunch/day party that usually ends our weekend. I posted all of my outfits and pics below so get ready to scroll ;). Let me know what you think of each look! All brands are tagged on my IG page (@acethelook). Hope you’re having a relaxing, rejuvenating Sunday. xoxo - Ash