Mud and Magnolia Influential Women Luncheon| The Future is Female + Outfit Deets

When you pursue your dream, there is no telling how far you will go..

Audrea Self, WCBI News Anchor, and emcee of the luncheon graced the stage with one question.She said, Who run the world? And the audience screamed enthusiastically, GIRLS! There was no better way to kick off the very first Mud & Magnolia Influential Women luncheon. The room was full of GIRL BOSSES in Northeast Mississippi. 

Who run the world? Girls!! -Beyonce

I was so pleased, humbled, and honored to be in the room with amazing women of different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life. To make it to the final round as one of the finalists and to be acknowledged as the finalist with the most nominations was a surreal experience and I can’t really find the words to explain the feeling. To be recognized for creating inspiration through words and dance to uplift or change someone’s mind and perspective about their body type, size, or self-esteem is motivation, and motivation is power, the power to continue to create this space for plus size women in fitness.

I had the pleasure to meet many powerful women and I was surrounded by many powerful women. 

Aundrea Self, emcee, WCBI News Anchor, and beautiful woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

My table was surrounded by many girl bosses in the area, including Nickeda Shelton and Monique Staples. Special shout out to Veronica, Joy, Candace, and these two ladies for supporting me.

Of course, I can not conclude this post without giving outfit deets, right. I wore the Asos Curve one shoulder ruffle sundress in the bright tropical print. This print is perfect for summer: bright, flowy, and ruffles. I paired this dress with strappy nude sandals from Lane Bryant. My earrings are my favorite turquoise earrings from Courtney Lambert and of course my Fitbit Charge HR 2. My cousin always says that no matter if I’m dressed up or down I will always have my Fitbit own, lol.

Don’t forget to click the shop my style tab for more details on this dress.

Squad Goals! My hubby Marqcus, and my two sons. Tristan and Tylan

None of this would have happened without my hubby and these 2 boys. They are my life, my number one supporters, and the sweetest cheerleaders any woman could have. 

Thanks so much to Mud & Magnolia for this event. It was inspiring, the food was great, and the venue was beautiful. 

Who run the world??? Girls!!




  1. Congratulations on all of your success! This dress has been a blogger fave!

  2. Linda

    U are such a success for black women and always inspiring. God has blessed you so much .

  3. Faith

    Congrats on your award! That dress looks amazing on you!

  4. Bridget

    Phenomenol woman. That’s what you are. What you have done for years you now share with the world. Always inspirational,always caring and loving even when it wasn’t returned and look at you now. Beautiful,strong,loving,phenomenal woman,mother,wife and friend letting your light shine

  5. Congrats friend! I’m very proud of you. You look amazing.

  6. Joyr

    Wow!! What a wonderful event! You’re more than well deserving of such honor!! Awesome job!!

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