Shout out to all of our Tumblr supporters . We’ve reached 1 thousand followers . We ❤️ you 😘
Shout out to all of our Tumblr supporters . We’ve reached 1 thousand followers . We ❤️ you 😘
Hey guys !
Happy 2018 !!! , it’s crazy right ? Like can you believe this year will make it 4 years since I started Fxshnjunke ? Where does the time go ? … Anyways , I have so much to update you guys on and have some news to share as well.
First , a lot of you guys have been so supportive and understanding of me taking a break from posting on the blog back in December when I posted on Instagram ( @fxshnjunkeblog) that I will be taking the entire December off . I had a great holiday spending time with my boyfriend , my family and getting some well needed “ME” time . I hope you guys had a great holiday as well . One of my good news is that while I was taking time off I also was prepping for my brand new job that I started at the beginning of January , I couldn’t have thanked God enough for blessing me with this job it came at the right time !
Even though I wasn’t actively posting I still was making sure I stayed updated with the latest outfits a lot of my followers were putting out, keeping up the latest tea from The Shade Room ( yes , its like my morning news , lmao ) and so much more . Thank you to everyone who continuously showed so much love by still tagging me in their outfit photos even though I wasn’t posting , you guys are true supporters !!! Also thank you to everyone who was checking on me to see if I was okay during my time off . In other news I’m excited to announce that I will be relaunching FXSHNJUNKESTORE this spring and I cannot wait until you guys see what I have been working on so make sure you’re following the store page ( @fxshnjunkestore).
Last but not least , what you all have clicked on this post for . I saved this for last because I wanted to give you guys an update on why I haven’t been posting. Unfortunately this might become a semi- permanent decision and let me explain why :
1. Over the past 4 years as I begin to meet so many dope people on Instagram through Fxshnjunke , a lot of people would say that they thought the blog was ran by “a lot of people” or “a lot of girls ” but nope ! It was only just little ole me . No interns , no assistants , no employees , just ME . Back when I started the blog I didn’t know it would became what is it today. My initial agenda was to learn how to become a wardrobe stylist . I’ve always loved going to the mall when I was younger to shop for cute clothes , shoes , accessories and handbags so I came up withthis bomb idea in my head thinking … ” What if I could train myself how to dress by posting cute outfits that I would wear ? ” I used to have a tumblr page called dancejunkie ( hence the name FXSHNJUNKE 😏) . We all know that tumblr is pretty much a blog site where you post or repost anything you like , want , or whatever the case may be and in my case I would post mostly dance related pictures , Beyoncé ( like who wouldn’t ?) , food and other dope shit ! That page is probably still up til this day because I never deleted it and I started a brand new tumblr page for Fxshnjunke . ( Side note: I haven’t been on tumblr in a min ! Lol ) Anyways I started to post daily outfits every single day and I did not know that I grow to have over 13,000 people following my blog today. With me having a full time job now , its way more harder for me to be consistent on the blog with me doing everything by myself and truth is , I’ve been wanting to hire interns/writers/bloggers to work under me to keep the blog going , but I’m the type of person who wants to compensate people for their work . Fxshnjunke hasn’t been profitable, meaning all of the posts and interviews I’ve done in the past were all organic FREE content which means I didn’t get paid for it and if I didn’t get paid then none of my employees would have gotten paid too right ? But you never know what the future might bring …
2. I started to notice I wasn’t reaching my goals that I created for myself with the blog and that was due to many reasons but the one that stood out the most was that it was because something was missing, and that something was ME . I never really posted myself on the blog like I should have and that’s my own fault. I should have been more active but I felt that people didn’t really want to see me because they’re so used to seeing daily outfits and other content that if I post myself nobody would really care or pay much attention to it . After while , I stopped posting as frequently as I usually would and back then I would have up to 20-30 photos already screen-shotted in my phone ready to post the next day, have about 5 blog interviews waiting to be edited , and a video in the works , faithfully creating . Unfortunately , In the past year or so I started to notice that I lost my motivation and the passion I once had for it when I started it 4 years ago and I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why I was feeling this way and that’s when I actually figured it out. I started to think to myself that maybe blogging wasn’t for me.
3. It’s time for me to work on me for me . I’ve enjoyed doing so many blog interviews , video interviews , posting fashion outfits and more for the past 4 years on the blog but I never really been active on my own personal IG ( @dasiatheceo) or put myself on my own blog lol smh ( I know imma mess , lol ) but this year I’m taking control and putting everything I want into the universe and I’m not stopping until I accomplish everything I set for myself for 2018. This year I’m going to be focused on getting my own life right and doing things that I’ve been wanting to do . As of now , I’m more focused on working , stacking , and staying prayed up !
I feel like with me being in my 20s I’m still trying to find myself and really trying to figure out what my purpose in life really is . If you watched my very first video about How I Started My Blog , you will know that I’ve been dancing ever since I was 5 years old and pretty much pushed it to the side and dropped out of college because I started the blog and I believed that this was really going to be my career path. I originally wanted to go to school get my degree in Fashion Merchandising and become an entrepreneur . I do proclaim myself to be an freelance entrepreneur because I’ve self taught myself so many things about running a business , I mean I’ve had my store to be opened 3 times and I should know how to do t right ? Lol, . As I sat back and thought about how much I’ve accomplished with this blog I stared to realized that Fxshnjunke me was my college . I don’t regret the decisions I’ve made in the last because if I didn’t I wouldn’t have the supporters I have now and I’m truly thankful for that ! I’m pretty sure I’m not the only who is going through this stage where I’m still having trouble trying to figure out what God really wants me to do in life , so from this day forward I am on this self development journey to find myself and grow into the woman I’m supposed to be . As far as the blog , you won’t be seeing a lot of content like you’ve seen in the past few years . Don’t think of this as a goodbye for good , but a goodbye for now .
If you guys would like to get to know me more and stay updated with me follow my personal IG and Twitter @dasiatheceo . I hope you guys can understand the good/sad news and will continue to support me , my brand and my follow my endeavors . Thanks to everyone again who have been following the blog since Day 1 , y’all the real MVPs .
Always remember it’s FXSHNJUNKE FOREVER<
ove Dasia 😘
Ashanti came through with this one . We’re loving her new single ft Ty Dolla Sign – Say Less
Check out preview below !
Download and listen to “Say Less” Ashanti ft Ty Dolla Sign available everywhere !
written by @dasiatheceo
Beyoncé has done it with this one . Over the Halloween weekend , Bey and Jay attended Kelly Rowland’s Costume Party as Notorious B.I.G and Lil Kim
But that wasn’t it . Beyonce literally gave the world their life after she slayed four more Lil Kim outfit costumes 😩🙌🏾 !!!
Which costume did Bey slay the best ? Comment below !
written by @dasiatheceo
Oh yes hunnie ! We got an exclusive for all the music lovers out there who want to here a new fresh and relatable sound ! Check out BET's Singer/Songwriter Kora The Artist newest single featuring David Knocks – Be Great . Available now on SoundCloud .
Wassup Fxshnjunke supporters, readers and followers . I wanna talk about the obvious changes that have been made with the blog . As some of you may or may not have seen , the logo and name has been changed from Fxshnjunke to Fxshnjunkeblog and I wanted to take my time to explain a little more in detail about what's going on so let's just start from the top …..
My background story: Ever since I was 5 years old dance has always been apart of my life… Every week I would go to some type dance practice whether if its at school, church, or at a studio with a dance company I was with. Over the years I've been trained in ballet , tap , modern , liturgical , contemporary, hip hop , jazz , African dance and more just to name a few . The last time I took a dance class was in 2014 when I was in college .
In 2014 when I was 19 years old I was in my sophomore year at my community college as a undecided major taking my basic academic classes to eventually transfer to a university to major in Fashion Merchandising . My initial plan was to become an entrepreneur and sell things in my store , which happened!! And if you been following me for a while then you would have known ! But at that time while I was just taking those classes I wanted to do more in the fashion industry and I wanted to learn how to style and create cute outfits so something sparked in my head and I came up with this crazy idea that if I post really cute outfits everyday it will train me on how to put together dope outfits for myself but nope I went above and beyond my expectations.
The next year in 2015 I took only one class and decided to change my major from undecided to entrepreneurship while on the other hand that made it a year for me posting on Fxshnjunke ( still posting regular outfits ) but then before the semester could even start I thought long and hard about "What if God gave me this idea to actually become my own my boss ?" . So I decided to drop out of school to focus solely on Fxshnjunke and work jobs to invest into it. As I was still researching and learning what it really means to be a "blogger" I learned that it is a possible way for me to make money being a blogger so I did what I thought was the next step for me to become professional. I taught myself how to build my website and after I done that I was brainstorming on what content I should produce to get traffic on my website. In my head I was thinking" What would my website be about, if all I'm doing is posting people and their outfits?" and then it clicked ! I came up with an idea of interviewing some of these people I would post different types of people whether if they have a huge social media following or is an aspiring blogger, artist, youtuber, etc. I wanted to showcase and learn about how these people started their businesses, or whatever it is they do because I thought it was dope and I felt like I could be that person to provide this content for my readers, followers and supporters.
So then I started to do some bomb blog interviews with people from all over the world as well as create some great content like my post on the, TOP PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE ( which is one of my top posts on my website ) I started to see how many people read the blog from over 100 countries which still amazes me til this day. While this was going on, I opened my online store called StationTwenty8 and I was amazed at how many views I got on the store website and the sells I was making. This is when everything was going so great. When 2016 came around that's when things went left, I changed the store name to FxshnjunkeStore because I felt that StationTwenty8 wasn't a "brand name" I mean lemme keep a 100, I named it StationTwenty8 out spite because the job I was working at the time was at a call center and I literally was sitting at Station 28 and it was sooo boring sitting at the cubicle waiting for people to answer the phone and I already was in the process of trying to open up my store but I was having a hard time finding a name then BOOM! Station Twenty 8 became a win- win situation.
My initial dream to start my online store actually came true but I wasn't doing it right. Even though I was making sells, shipping off packages to my customers from all over the world I wasn't being smart with my profits and making poor business decisions. I eventually had to shut down my store because I kept making the same decisions and it just wasn't right. So fast forward to the present day in 2017 after I closed my store down, I decided to invest more into the blog because I wanted to level up so I invested into my camera so I can do video interviews which has been a great learning experience for me. You can check out my latest interviews here .
So here I am, now almost at the end of 2017 and as I sit down and really got to analyze these past 3 years being a blogger, I realized that something was still missing, so as of now I've decided that I need to get back to how things use to be. I started noticing how every time I would try to talk to my followers or do a Q+A nobody would send me any questions or barely send me DMs unless if it was for me to post them. I feel like one of the reasons that my followers wasn't responding to me was because they didn't know what to ask me and it might have been because they don't know me. I never really let anyone in on my personal life which is a good thing lol but I didn't give my followers a chance to get to know me as a person or the person who is behind Fxshjunke. I wasn't being my brand like I was suppose to be and that's my fault and as crazy as it sounds it took me 3 years to finally realize it but hey, you gotta go live and learn and go through trial and error when owning your own business or just simply trying to figure life out.
With everything that has been going on in my life I feel like God has been sending me signs for me to get dance back into my life and use everything that I've learn from starting Fxshnjunke to my advantage . I feel like Fxshnjunke was my college and I'm starting to realize that I have to get back to what makes me happy. Other than writing, Dance has always been my gift that I was blessed with and also a way for me to express my feelings, my emotions, or just something I know how to do and can do for fun. Over the years, I've learned so much from my mentors and dance teachers and I pretty much took a break from it when I started the blog and looking back on it I should've never neglected what God gave me. I should've connected dance into the blog a long time ago but it's NEVER too late to start something new .
Fxshnjunke will always remain Fxshnjunke, I have big plans for what I really want to do with the blog. At this time I definitely need a break to get my life back on track and just CREATE! I will still be blogging , creating content, posting , editing , recording , and doing interviews but it just wont be an everyday thing. I want to focus on being myself, living my truth and relaunching my online store and I hope everyone that supports me and Fxshnjunke will continue to follow this journey with me. Thank you guys so much for everything
This just in ! A new collection featuring one of my favorite Beauty Gurus and Youtuber , Aaliyah Jay and popular online store BOOHOO has released a collaborative collection for the upcoming Halloween season and so far these pieces are bomb !! Take a look at some of the featured items below .
Shop full #AaliyahJayxBOOHOO collection now here
Check out DMV’s A1Reeko – Ball Like Steph official music video . Download his latest mixtapes King Tony and Sorry 4 The Late on Sprinrilla now !!!
Are you here for these new pieces from the #FentyxPuma SS18 collection ? Rihanna out did herself with this show for this years New York Fashion Week . The show featured a motor cross themed sporty collection opening with professional FMX bike riders doing crazy tricks over the pink sand mountains along with Rihanna and some of the models riding on the back of the bikes .
Check out some of the featured looks of the collection below
What are your thoughts ? Comment below !
edited by @dasiatheceo
Check out NBSLilScooby first new mixtape Elevate available now on Sprinrilla . After you listen to it check out our interview together below !
Check out A1Reeko's newest mixtape "Sorry 4 The Late" 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Go download it at Sprinrilla
Brand new single by our fav R&B singer Ayanis – Somebody To Love ( Remix) prod by Tane Runo is now available ! Check out a sneak peek below !
Listen to full song on SoundCloud now at https://m.soundcloud.com/itsayanis/ayanis-somebody-to-love-remix-prod-by-tane-runo
edited by @dasiatheceo