Coffee Talk | The B Werd

My girls and I are matching in the color olive green for an upcoming event. I need to slay but I’m not finding anything in stores that is appealing to me. What would you wear?

Well that’s all going to depend on the type of event it is, of course. Seeing as you used the word “slay”, it’s safe to assume this isn’t anything casual. Olive is one of my favorite colors to wear. I believe it’s one of the few colors that looks good on every skin tone, so it shouldn’t be too tough to achieve what you’re wanting. Here are a few suggestions –

I wanted to get some advice from you. I am a 31 year old married mother. I have a 2 year old and a full time job. Lately, I’ve been struggling with finding an avenue that will cater to my creative side and the side of me that is constantly aiming for improvement of self. My daily routine consists of doing things for everyone else, both professionally and personally….and I’m sick of it. I’m more than just somebody’s mom or wife or co-worker. I’ve been contemplating starting a podcast that caters to young mothers of color. Our struggles and the things we face are unparalleled…and generally unspoken or discussed. I want to change that. My question is…. How do I even get started? I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, so Birmingham is the closest metropolitan-type city close to me, if that helps. 

I think many women can relate to your exact feelings of wanting more, especially for ourselves. Don’t doubt yourself into believing that your desires or ideas won’t be successful because of your full-time job, marital status or location. Anything you need and want to know can be found on the Internet. If you really want to start a podcast, here’s a step-by-step guide that walks you through the entire process. If you know other women of color who are mothers, start by reaching out to them and getting a feel for their interest in a podcast like yours. That’s a great way to flesh out what topics your podcast will address, how often you’ll want to feature guest hosts or how often you’ll be releasing episodes. If something is going to make you feel more fulfilled, DO IT. Your life is not meant to be lived satisfying others if you are unsatisfied. The more satisfied you are, the easier it is to pour into others. Go for it!

What are some good outfit ideas for a fall daytime wedding?

Attire to a fall daytime wedding will definitely depend on where you live, but I’m sure that daytime in most places is currently still warm enough to go without a coat. A sleeveless dress should still work well, along with midi length and flowy details. Fall is perfect for lace and tulle. Here are some dresses I’d wear for the occasion –

I recently moved to Houston from Los Angeles. I’ve been out here for about a year and I need to get a social life. I just don’t know good places to hang out and meet new people. Do you have any suggestions? 

Your age will play a big factor in what you enjoy but Houston is a huge city, so there’s always plenty to do! A great place to start is on social media. If you find girls who are doing things you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to reach out to them. I met one of my best friends on Twitter 5 years ago. She invited me to Fox Hollow on a Sunday and the rest was history. Look for events that people like you are attending in the city. I don’t go out often but some of my favorite places to have a good time are Alley Kat on Thursdays, and 5015 on Sundays but realistically clubs and bars may not be the best place to get to know people. Chaxter is a good app that gives you a run down of all that’s going on in the city so you can gauge what’s the best fit for you and your preferences. If all else fails, just explore! There are so many good museums, festivals, events and bars in the Houston area. Organic relationships are the best. You never know what a random conversation with a stranger will lead to.

 Really short #CoffeeTalk this week but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and have a lot to get done before the clock strikes 5 pm today. Submit your questions for next week below or send them to me via email. Have a great weekend!


  1. Portia
    October 6, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    You. Are. So. BOMB!

    • Courtney
      October 7, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much Portia! I really appreciate the kind words <3

  2. Jamisha
    October 16, 2017 / 9:35 am

    This may be a TMI question for you but could you address your dental hygiene in one of your #coffetalk post. Your teeth are so white! And besides braces I want to know if you have had anymore dental work and who you would recommend in the Houston area for it.

    • Courtney
      October 19, 2017 / 10:01 am

      I’ll be sure and answer this question in tomorrow’s #CoffeeTalk post 🙂

  3. Brandi Brown
    October 16, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Hi love,

    I will be going to Cancun/Tulum in November. I want to be island girl comfortable, and also have at least 1 going out outfit. Do you have any sugggestions? Also, suggestions on a couple places/things to do.

    Thank you!

    • Courtney
      October 19, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Hey Brandi! I’ll answer this question in tomorrow’s #CoffeeTalk post 🙂