Dr. Kayra Merrills

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On April 15th, Riverfront Times published an article entitled “St. Louis leads the Nation in Female Entrepreneurs”. After reading how 45.2% of Saint Louis area startups have women in top, we realized this win was two-fold. Not only does this highlight all women in Saint Louis as forerunners in business, but this is an opportunity to place a spot light on Black women entrepreneurs that have grown up here or moved here and created a niche in a small city where many people don’t look like them. In celebration of Saint Louis’ triumph, we decided to assemble a group of black women speakers, bloggers, boutique owners and community organizers for a photo shoot that highlights its beautiful diversity. Some of these women left the corporate world to follow their dreams, others moved across country, and some are juggling a 9-5 while working a 5-9. We are @thestlcollective. join us, a collective of female entrepreneurship of color, sharing our stories, journeys, and supporting each other to live our truest and highest calling for our lives. 📸: @mena.darre #thestlcollective #melaninqueens #melaninbosses
Hello, lovelies! Im participating in the #WhatSheTaughtMe campaign and I wanted to share a few things that I learned from my mom. I lost my mother to cancer at a young age, but before she passed away I felt that her biggest message was to not be afraid to take the floor, command your space, and go after the things you want in life. She was the mother who always volunteered me to sing at church and positioned me to speak in front of large groups. Thank you Mom for minimizing my fear, helping me to take risks, and to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I hope that I can pass on your gift to Milan, so that she can also pursue her dreams and be the best version of herself. As we prepare for Mother's Day, @shapermint is highlighting what moms have taught us and what we have learned from them to be strong, body confident women today. They will be donating $1 for every post with the hashtag #WhatSheTaughtMe to @helpamotherout - what you have learned from your mom? #sponsored #shapermint
Sometimes we need to take a pause, change our pace, and relax. This weekend me and my mini-me explored Independence, Missouri and enjoyed learning history with an experiential touch at Harry S. Truman Library & Museum & 1879 Chicago and Alton RR depot. We had a yummy lunch @alittlebbqjoint , a fabulous Italian dinner at Cafe Verona, and much needed pool time at Stony Brook hotel. My heart is filled with a great memory of our stay! Thank you @visitindependence for granting us this beautiful experience.💕 #visitindepmo #coiinfluencerweekend2019 #blogger #styleblogger #fashionblogger #styleblogger #browngirlswhoblog #latinablogger
We are stepping into a big week! Tomorrow is the “What is your brand story?” event hosted by @fgistl and @bumblebizz at the zodiac room in @neimanstl. In addition to @keishamabry , an amazing local speaker, we will also have three dynamic, creative, and passionate St. Louis women who will share about their brand development and story. Ebbie Nicole, @flufflyyours , is an experience curator, story teller and owner of Fluffy GRL Movement and Form the Fluff. She champions two missions: one to empower and educate plus women through signature events and secondly, to help business owners learn how to build and deliver their brand story via social media. Elise Edman, @leesytothelou , is an entrepreneur, artist, designer, product creator, and loves promoting self expression, individualism, and positivity along the way. Nory Beebe, @norybeebe , is a lifestyle influencer guiding women through modern, chic motherhood! Nory is an independent hairstylist, makeup artist, and is also on the STL @bumble team. She hopes to continue inspiring moms to become entrepreneurs. If you don’t have your ticket, link is in Profile. 💕 This look is from @armoire - a subscription company that offers designer clothing at an affordable price. Enjoy your day! #blogger #styleblogger #fashionblogger #latinablogger #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #speaker #stl #stlevents
Happy Friday!! Several weeks ago I decided to do a better job of taking care of myself and coincidentally @vousvitamin reached out to see if I was interested in trying a personalized multivitamin that would fit my unique needs. I’m glad I agreed because I have truly seen the benefits through increased energy levels, skin clarity, and an overall zen state of mind. Thank you @vousvitamin for supporting me with my health needs.💕 As we all know, we can’t be there for the ones we love if we aren’t doing our best work to take care of ourselves. Enjoy your weekend lovelies!💕 📸:@norybeebe #sponsored #blogger #styleblogger #stlblogger #saintlouisblogger #stlspeaker #dcspesker #vousvitamin #findyourvous
Happy Wednesday! It’s less than a week away from an event that I’m supper excited about!! Fashion Group International @fgistl and @bumblebizz are joining forces to host a beautiful event at the Zodiac Room in @neimanstl. It’s called,”What is your Brand Story” and one of our special guests will be @keishamabry , who shares her journey as a speaker and how she built her brand with grit, grace, and determination. She is a national author and has been seen and heard on NPR, TED, Huffpost, Success Magazine, Blavity, Fox 2, The Business Journal, The 9 Network and more. In the span of one year she grew her speaking business from 1 engagement to more than 100 with no agent. She is a dynamic force, so don’t miss your chance to hear her speak at this event! Link is in Profile! This look is from @armoire.for.all 💕 a subscription clothing company that offers designer clothing at an affordable price. #armoireforall #blogger #styleblogger #stylediaries #speaker #stl #speakerstl #speakerdc #stlblogger #saintlouisblogger #fashionblogger
Today I’m throwing back to some former goals that I had and I’m proud to say that they are coming to fruition. I’m taking a moment to honor them because we all know that it’s very easy for us to lack fulfillment because we are chasing the next carrot. 🥕 So, I will pause and celebrate all of the change and growth (internal and external) that I have gained. Hoping you do the same. 💕 Sometimes you forget that many of the things you wanted, you now have. 💕 Shout out to @sweetsweetology for trusting me to host their influencer event and for all of the awesome influencers who came out last night! Check out my stories!💕💕 http://liketk.it/2Bfdg #liketkit @liketoknow.it #blogger #stlblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #influencer #styleblogger #dcspeaker #stlspeaker #stl #speaker
One of my favorite quotes from @michelleobama — “we should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.” 💕So, hold the door and make room.💕 Sending you happy silly vibes in this bright orange sweater and literally trying to keep this elevator door from closing on me... haha. Happy Friday! http://liketk.it/2B71l #liketkit @liketoknow.it #blogger #styleblogger #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #latinablogger #speakerstl #speakerdc #speaker
[New Blog Post] titled, “Spring Into Your New Reality.” I talk about creating the change we want to see in our lives. And sometimes we choose to create new blocks, steps, and challenges because we aren’t ready in our minds. I have been guilty of this many times. All of a sudden you realize that you need to just take the direct step towards your goal and not circle around it with fake extra steps. 💕The blog also shares several looks from @armoire.for.all , a subscription company thats offers renting designer clothing at a great rate! Check them out! Have a great day! #armoireforall #blogger #styleblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #stl #workwear #browngirlswhoblpg #stylediaries
I had the best time today @jcrew in plaza Frontenac talking about trends, use of color, and finding looks that make us feel good. Huge shoutout to everyone who came out! My favorite part was seeing the anticipation for the $125 giveaway gift card. I had fun with you guys!!💕❤️ you can see more in my stories! Happy Saturday! http://liketk.it/2AP0p #liketkit @liketoknow.it #jcrewalways #jcrew #myjcrew #stlblogger #styleblogger #latinablogger #stl #fashionblogger #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #speaker #browngirlwhoblogs
I love that spring weather (aside from the rain and the allergies) haha...feels comforting and inviting. We can begin to shed the extra sweater, the big coat, and in my daughter’s world, wear her favorite sandals. It’s a time to feel less bogged down by clothes and to be more light. 💫 This is my second @jcrew look in promotion for my spring style event @jcrew in frontenac tomorrow! Check out tickets in my link profile! We will be giving attendees with reserved tickets a chance to win a $125 gift card! Enjoy your day!! 📸:@ovphotography_ Ihttp://liketk.it/2ANd5 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKshoecrush #LTKstyletip #LTKbrasil #LTKeurope #jcrew #myjcrew #styleblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #stlblogger #saintlouisblogger #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #jcrewalways
Happy Thursday! Yesterday, I had one of the easiest content shoots since I started blogging. I can tell you that I have had some crazy experiences while taking pictures: locked keys in car, forgot key items, freezing my butt off in winter.... and the list can go on, but this one was nice and easy. 💕Thanks @ovphotography_ ! This look is from @jcrew and I will be hosting a spring style event at @jcrew in Frontenac on Saturday, March 30th from 12–2. I will be talking about spring trends, using color in your looks, and giving away a $125 gift card to a ticket holder who attends the event. Event ticket link is in profile! I hope to see some of you there! Wishing you guys a great day! http://liketk.it/2AMiT #liketkit @liketoknow.it #blogger #styleblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #stlblogger #saintlouisblogger #stl #speakerstl #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #speakerdc #jcrew #myjcrew #jcrewalways
Happy Friday! Soooo, everything I will buy from now on, will have these types of sleeves! 😍 I remember the feeling of this dress was amazing! This look is in partnership with @neimanstl — we are sharing what to wear to @cocastl 📸:@nichols_photo styled by: @style_lks Wishing you guys a fab day! #blogger #styleblogger #stlblogger #saintlouisblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #browngirlswhoblog #neimanmarcus
Happy Wednesday! It’s a week of play for me! My daughter is on spring break and I’m doing my best to keep her entertained all week. It’s a great time for me to release my playful side and just enjoy. Wishing you guys a fab day! And if you’re from St. Louis and you have a great family fun place that you think I should check out, please let me know!💕💕 And this is my take on relaxed Mommy chic🌸 @liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2ABJG
In just a few days we can officially claim spring! I’m excited! Not because of the expected weather change, but I can already feel the shift and the blossoming of opportunity and growth. 🌸🌸🌸🌸 What you believe will be! Wishing you guys a fab Friday! And this look is in partnership with @neimanstl — we are sharing what to wear this year to @cocastl 📸: @nichols_photo stylist: @lauraksawyier #blogger #latinablogger #stylediaries #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #speakerdc #speakerstl
Have you ever seen someone else wear an outfit and you completely crush on the look...and although it may not be the same exact piece, you buy it because at least you got something close! Well, @lauraksawyier had on the flyest utility jumpsuit a few weeks ago. Yes, she is a stylist, but she had me wanting one so bad!! Haha... this is the closest thing I could find and trust me y’all, it does not come close to how cool she looked. Sending you lots of love babe! And yes, I went searching for a jumpsuit because of you!💕❤️😍 #liketkit Happy Thursday! http://liketk.it/2AtFG @liketoknow.it #styleblogger #latinablogger #fashionblogger #browngirlswhoblog #blogger #stylediaries #speaker #dcspeaker #stlspeaker
Sometimes you just gotta chill.😂😂 When I was in college I used to be the girl that used to try to get everyone to relax. My tag line was, “y’all, is it really that serious?” I need to go back to being that girl... or not...lol. But in all seriousness, sometimes we need a reminder. It’s ok to relax, ‘cause God’s got it and with some faith things will work out in the best way. Enjoy your evening lovelies! http://liketk.it/2ArKQ #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKstyletip #LTKshoecrush #styleblogger #latinablogger #browngirlswhoblog #fashionblogger #bloggerfashion #stylediaries
Happy Spring 🌸 Forward Day! I saw this wall clock and I had to do it.😂 I’m claiming that we are springing into action on some of the things that have been burning for attention on our to-do list. And we’re going to be smarter and hop right past those muddy puddles that spring is known to bring. Wishing you guys a fab week ahead and big shout out to @losingthejigglewithjen for exposing me to an amazing workout @otfcrevecoeur. More of those types of workouts and I will definitely be ready for spring and summer wear! I will be back! http://liketk.it/2AoYH #liketkit @liketoknow.it #blogger #styleblogger #latinablogger #browngirlswhoblog #stylediaries #speaker #stlspeaker #dcspeaker #saintlouisblogger
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