Hey Everyone! My name is Seyi Famuyiwa and I am a style and beauty blogger behind In Fashion I Trust. I first began blogging back in 2012 as something to pass time as I was looking for full time work after graduating from undergrad. But in the past year it has become so much more! I am embracing this journey and excited for what’s to come.
I recently (last year) moved to DC to get my masters degree in Business Administration. I have always wanted to have a higher degree in business and figured the best opportunity to experience something new but that wasn’t necessarily permanent was moving 3,000 miles away from sunny Los Angeles. I would be lying if I said it hasn’t been a constant adjustment. Time difference, extreme weather difference, even the difference in the people, I’ve had to adjust to, and still am. I take it all in stride because it has helped me to realize what is most important to me, like being close to family and friends.
So time difference. Maybe not a big deal for some people but for me, it kind of is. Most of my family and friends are in the west coast. Sooooo let’s say I’m up at 9am on a Friday and I’m ready to have a chat with some folks, well, it’s 6am over there so I have to wait until its afternoon on my end so I can be considerate (I hate when people call me super early in the morning…like, I am CLEARLY sleep. And even if I am awake, I am not in the mood to talk at 6am. I’m barely in the mood to move).
Weather!!! Probably the most adjustment I’ve encountered. Honestly, you never realize what you have until it’s gone. I literally took the SoCal sunshine for freaking granted. Oh my gosh! Los Angelenos are blessed with the most perfect weather year round (don’t debate me on this) and as a style blogger, I loved every minute of it! Imagine being able to wear ALL your clothes year round, never having to swap out your closet to accommodate for summer and winter. Welp, when I moved to DC that all changed! As soon as it hit November I knew that my “Cali fall” clothes was not going to cut it. And when that snow hit in January, I wasn’t ready (Kevin Hart voice). I noticed a change in my personality too. So, in true millennial nature, I googled if personality can change due to weather, and what do you know?? It can! I was unable to blog much because: 1) who really wants to stand in the freezing cold to snap pics? My dedication and my fear of getting hypothermia were at war, and 2) If I didn’t want to stand in the cold, how was I going to be able to find someone who would?? My sister, who is my main photographer when I’m home, is a whole 3,000 miles away at this point so, to ask her to take my pics would be a long shot…literally.
I eventually sort of kind of not really, got used to the weather and worked around it (blog pics with snow) and let me tell you, it made me appreciate the spring even more! When flowers were blooming I would literally stop, take a moment to take it in, and take an IG pic (so you know it’s real).
The people here are actually very friendly. I like DC because while it has its fast paced moments, it definitely has its chill moments that remind me of LA. People are on the go and “on the grind” but at the same time they know how to have a good time. There is A LOT to do out here between brunch (which isn’t a big thing back in LA), happy hours, the occasional day party, concerts, and festivals. DC has a lot to offer! There’s never really a weekend where you won’t find anything to do, except probably during the coldest time out of the year, which to me is February.
At the end of the day, I am an LA girl through and through. I love my beaches, my 80 degree year round weather, my family and friends who are here, the chance to drive 4 hours and still be in California. But DC will have a special place in my heart after I finish my program and I will definitely make it a point to visit at least once a year.